The fall is happening in front of our very eyes right now in Saskatoon & Regina , and what a beautiful time of year it is ..especially if the wind doesn't blow all those brown, yellow , red and gold leaves staright off the trees and we have the wonderful weather we have enjoyed all Summer follow us into the Fall! With Fall comes cooler nights and shorter days....and that means your furnace that has been sitting idle for months and months may require some help to get going ..or perhaps it is time to replace it for a quieter, more effeicient Furnace altogether! Thats when www.trustedsaskatoon.com comes to the rescue.
Trusted Consumer Alert Beware Furnace Con Jobs .
Saskatoon is still enjoying temperatures in the 70s, but cooler days are right around the corner. There's a growing concern about fly-by-night furnace contractors who may try to rip you off
1. What's the set-up for this con game? Like many contractor cons, this game begins with a knock on the door. The guy on your step may look the part – dressed as a workman, with a clipboard and tool belt – and he’ll offer a “free inspection” of your furnace. If you resist the offer, he might tell you horror stories about a neighbor “a couple streets away” who had major problems and was unaware of the danger or remind you of some real disasters that were recently in the news, like the house in Regina that blew up in May after an undiagnosed gas leak...or the Neighbourhood in California last year that was destroyed.
2. What happens when the con man does the inspection? Without fail, the con man finds a huge problem, one that requires immediate attention – he’ll almost always try to convince you that the house will explode or that your home is filling up with noxious gases even as you’re talking to him – and he’ll offer to get his “emergency crew” to you the same day if you’ll pay some portion of the inflated estimate up front. If you resist, he’ll threaten to “red tag” the furnace, which he says would mean you’d have to have a city inspector out to restart service at additional costs.
3. What’s the reality here? Even if your furnace has a major problem, no reputable and Trusted company is going to claim that the house is going to blow up if you don’t write a cheque in the next five minutes. Most of the time – even in the worst cases – you can shut off the gas, open a window, and be safe enough to call for a second opinion. Whenever anyone tries to convince you that you need major repairs on the spur of the moment and wants money up front to start the job, you need to stop everything and think about the decision. Don’t allow yourself to be pressured, and definitely don’t let a con man throw you into a panic. Unless you’re talking to a city employee with proper identification or a contractor you’ve called to your home because you suspected a problem, there’s no reason to drop everything and run screaming from your home on the say-so of a stranger. Con men are experts at causing pressure and panic. Don’t fall for it.
4. Do the furnace inspections offered by local dealers make sense? Absolutely!OUR Trusted companies offer Furnace inspections for a reasonable fee and SHOW you what to look out for , so you can rest assured in the future.It’s not a bad idea to invest in the visit. Most of the time, besides checking for cracks in the pipes, leaks, and other serious problems, the worker will change the filter and get the unit ready for winter. If you don’t know anything about maintaining a furnace, that’s a great way for you to stay ahead of costly repairs and make sure that your furnace is operating properly. Plus, there’s a certain amount of trust built into the fees a reputable company charges for its work. Companies might offer free inspections, and some do that as a courtesy, counting on a percentage of those inspections resulting in lucrative jobs, but the temptation for some businesses to find something wrong – anything wrong, really -- when they’re offering their expertise is pretty high.
Choose a Safe and Trusted Company to check on your Furnace ..like our 2nd Listing that went up this week J.O.B Heating & Air
J.O.B. Heating & Air
J.O.B Heating & Air has been serving Saskatoon since 1998 and they offer Air Conditioning, Furnace and Plumbing services to residential and commercial clients in and around Saskatoon. The crew at J.O.B. will not only come and fix , replace or check your furnace ..they also offer to training to educate the home owner on doing their own checking and take the time to explain what to look for and whats involved in keeping your AC & Furnace running smoothly. IF you are considering a replacememt furnace or AC unit they are a certified dealer for Lennox check out their website here to see everything they have to offer. If you have ANY plumbing issues call them for prompt, courteous, professional and timely service ...After all, thats why they have been given the ' Thumbs up' by www.trustedsaskatoon.com
Our 2nd Trusted business that has a new listing in Plumbing Saskatoon is NOT a new Business to www.trustedsaskatoon.com at all..they have been Trusted since the launch in May..in the AC & Furnace category and the Electrical Category...they had such a great response from the public they wanted to invest in their great reputation some more and Trusted is THRILLED to be able to BRAG somemore about Gibbon Heating and Air our FINAL ( 3/3) Trusted Plaumbing company in Saskatoon
Gibbon Heating and Air
Gibbon is such a great Saskatoon company and you can see their white vans flying around all over the city..with the Summer we have had in Saskatchewan ( and the hundreds of leads they have had from AC & Furnace and Electrician Categories on Trustedsaskatoon.com that go with it ) they have been so busy...yet they are very careful to maintain their high standards of business practice. They are now listed in the Plumbing category too, and you can be assured they will look after ALL of your Plumbing needs....RESIDENTIAL •Repairs, upgrades and installations •Tap/ Toilet repair & replacement •Hot water tanks •Repair all water line & drainage •Sanitary & storm sewers •Gas Lines PLUMBING – COMMERCIAL •Tenant work •Water line & drainage pipe repair •Commercial Hot water tank replacement.
None of Gibbons clients are ' small potatos' to them, clients needs are of paramount importance to the Gibbon Team and they definitely live by the 5 Trusted Guarantees , just like ALL the Trusted Businesses they are CONTRACTED to uphold them.
1.Provide the service and quality promised.
2.Complete the job on time.
3.Charge the price quoted with NO surprises.
4.Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs.
5.Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind.
Stay Trusted my friends! Safe and Trusted of course
reference source BBB Oklahoma Sept, 2010