Avoid these HVAC scams
Today, more than ever, you need to be diligent and knowledgeable of just about everything in order to not get scammed. Let us help you, at least, to avoid these HVAC scams:
- "See this? This is bad. You need a new one." A common scam is to point out a perfectly working part and talk about why it is bad and why you desperately need a new one. For example, if you are told your compressor is "shot" – do a quick Google search for "signs of a bad compressor." If you are not having any of the problems associated with a bad compressor, it is possible that yours is fine.
- Oversizing AC units – bigger is NOT always better. Not only is a larger unit more expensive to purchase and install, it is also more costly to run. Be sure to ask the technician for the numbers and formula used to determine the size unit you need. If you still have doubts, get a second opinion. The techs here at LHT Cooling, Heating & Refrigeration, Inc., are always happy to explain why size truly matters!
- The Fake-Out – if the tech does a repair and says you should be good in a couple of days – they did NOT fix your problem. Almost every single replacement is an instantaneous fix. Results should be immediate. Aside from standing over the tech and watching him replace a component, call the right tech first. Check online reviews – ask your neighbors for referrals. Ninety percent of LHT's new customers are from referrals.
- Overpricing – don't let this happen to you. Always get a second opinion! LHT works off a one-rate repair price book. We do, however, offer discounts to our Service Agreement customers.
- "Oh I have a used one in my truck." Why is there a used part on their truck. Because they removed it from another customer's unit because it was bad.
Don't be taken – avoid these HVAC scams – call us here at LHT!