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HVAC Maintenance Scams and How to Avoid Them

hvac maintenance scams

When you seek to contact an HVAC contractor to have your HVAC system maintained, avoiding scams is very important. Homeowners in Fayetteville, North Carolina, rely on their contractor’s knowledge and honesty. During hot or cold weather, you could be tempted to make quick decisions about your heating and air conditioning and become more vulnerable to dishonest sales tactics. Here are some of the most common HVAC maintenance scams and how to avoid them.

An Oversized Unit

An oversized HVAC unit is more expensive to purchase, install, and run. Some contractors will try to persuade you to buy the biggest unit they have without considering the size of your home. A unit that’s too large will change your home’s temperature quickly and then shut off. This increases your utility bills and the wear on your system. For the best fit, your contractor should perform a Manual J load calculation, which considers factors such as the size of your home, the quality of your insulation, and the number of occupants.

Frequent Tune-Ups

Tune-ups keep your HVAC system working well. We offer heating and air conditioning maintenance agreements that include two service visits per year — one in fall for a furnace tune-up and one in spring for your air conditioner. Your technician will check the fan and motor for abnormal wear and tear, test for system leaks, clean the coil to make sure that heat transfer is happening efficiently, and change your air filter. You’ll also get discounts on any repairs you need. Shady contractors will try to schedule unnecessary or frequent tune-ups.


Many companies overcharge because they can, and their pricing isn’t related to their quality. If you think you’re paying too much for HVAC maintenance or repairs, do some research. Look at reviews from other customers and get a second opinion. Some larger companies offer cheaper labor or parts with the result being inferior service and defective equipment.

Bass Air Conditioning Company has over 60 years of experience, and we’re a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. We’ve also earned the Carrier Distinguished Dealer Award for excellent service. Call us anytime at (910) 672-8885 for help installing, maintaining, and repairing your HVAC system.

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