Beware of Low-Cost Furnace 'Tune-Up' Scams
Fall is here and that means it's time to start thinking about furnace maintenance. At SS&B, our annual maintenance services are all about ensuring that your furnace system really is ready for the harsh Ozark winter. When done right, maintenance services keep your system running longer, at its highest efficiency, and catch problems before they happen. Furnace maintenance service from SS&B Heating and Cooling is more than the cheap furnace "tune-up" gimmicks you will see some HVAC companies offer around this time of year.
These cheap offers are used as "loss leaders". Simply put, a loss leader is to price a product or service at a loss to attract people to purchase, so you can then upsell them into other more expensive products or services. For this reason, the loss leader strategy is illegal in many states, cited as giving an unfair competitive advantage and as deceptive to consumers.
At SS&B, we don't believe in pricing gimmicks. At SS&B Heating & Cooling, our technicians operate on a non-commission basis, prioritizing quality service over sales. We know that you’re buying a furnace tune-up to keep your current system running longer and reliably and to do a furnace tune-up correctly takes time. That's why our furnace service isn't the cheapest (we're also not the most expensive either) but we will make sure your current system keeps running reliably and at its highest capable efficiency. Our motivation is to make sure you’re taken care of. With SS&B, you can rest assured that you're getting quality service from a company that really cares.
We hope this article has helped remind you of the reasons and importance of annual maintenance services not just for efficiency, but also for your family’s well-being. When you see prices all over the board remember, reputation is as important as price, and maybe even more so when it comes to furnace tune-ups. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a service call, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help keep your home comfortable all winter long!