SaskEnergy has some tips when it comes to purchasing heating equipment.
They include asking yourself questions such as does the contractor hold a valid business license to operate in the province and within the local community? and are they a SaskEnergy Network member?
Other tips from the crown corporation is to inform yourself prior to making a purchase such gathering multiple quotes and reviewing and understanding the contract before you sign even if it takes a couple of days to fully view the details.
Below are more tips to consider before purchasing heating equipment:
– Review and understand the contract before you sign; even if it takes a day or two to thoroughly
review the details of the contract.
– What are the terms of the contract? Are those reasonable payment terms?
– Is this a rent or own agreement?
– What is phone number for the head office and a contact person to talk to if you have further
– If they are claiming to be associated with another business or government agency, be sure to follow
up with that business or agency to verify a business relationship does exist.
– Why are they selling door to door? Why do they think I need a new furnace?
– If they are claiming there are Government grants available, follow up with the Agency who they
claim is offering the grants to ensure they exist and/or to verify the application process.
Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan to determine if any complaints or issues have been
– Special deals for providing a testimonial or a reference
– Misrepresentation and/or association with a well established company or government
agency and no identification to support the claim
– Does not have a business location within Saskatchewan
– Sales Representative asks to see your utility bill or other documentation that may
contain personal information
– Sales Representative demands to inspect your heating and cooling equipment
– Claims that they receive heating and cooling equipment at discounted prices based on
the volume they purchase