Cleaning and maintaining the air conditioner is an important part of your home’s yearly maintenance checks. Having the system properly cleaned does wonders for its longevity, efficiency, and reliability, and neglecting your air conditioner can lead to costly breakdowns. However, the state of the economy has many of us pinching our pennies and getting the best deal possible on services like your air conditioner maintenance is more important than ever before. While searching for coupons and discounts, it is still important to choose a legitimate contractor for your air conditioning maintenance services. There is a scam out there that preys on bargain hunters and unless you know what to look for, you could find yourself falling for this “too good to be true” scam.
Price Cutting Coupons
Right now there are illegitimate heating and cooling companies generating and sending out hundreds of maintenance coupons. These coupons offer prices as low as $20 for a full air conditioning maintenance check and tune-up. Before you call up the company and schedule the service, ask yourself, is this too good to be true? The answer is most likely yes, and this is why. The cost of having a serviceman drive to your home and spend at least an hour performing a skilled service costs the company a lot more than $20 to do. This would not even cover the cost of paying the technician let alone the cost of gas! The company would not pull a profit from selling this service at such a low cost. (more…)