As much as we love Canada, we know that the HVAC industry here is not regulated as it should be. Take the story of Ines Tonon, who received a phone call from a company offering a furnace inspection. She allowed the inspection to go through and ended up paying nearly $5,000 for a $2,500 furnace.
But being overcharged was the least of her problems. The government inspectors were never contacted by the HVAC company to inspect Tonon’s furnace installation. What they would have found was a potentially deadly installation: the possibility for leaking carbon monoxide into the home and killing her family was present.
Toronto, too, has its fair share of HVAC companies making unsolicited phone calls and offering shoddy installations. Know your rights:
- Check the retail price of the furnace
- Have the HVAC company contact government officials for an official inspection
- Always get a second opinion
At AccuServ, we battle these shady HVAC companies with a simple weapon: honesty. We provide installations and inspections by 100% certified technicians. If you have any concern whatsoever about the current furnace or HVAC company you are using, call us right away: