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07 MAY

How to Know When You’re Being Sold a Low-Quality Heat Pump

If you live in a cold area, it’s crucial that you have a hot water system in your home that can help you through winter. This is why a heat pump system is so integral to any household, as it helps to keep the house warm while providing you with hot water to use and drink. It’s essential that you choose the right type of heat pump unit for your home; otherwise, it will consume a large amount of energy without giving much return. Plus, shoddy heat pump systems are prone to breakage, which can cost a significant amount of money to fix.

Many “businesses” are trying to scam customers out of their money by intentionally mis-selling cheap versions. Because of this, you need to know the red flags of these businesses so that you don’t risk putting yourself as a victim.

Listed below are the red flags of scammy heat pump businesses that you need to be aware of:

They are persistent

These services will often cold-call people that don’t know any better to fool them into buying a shoddy product. They are also often unwilling to tell you much about themselves, as they don’t want to allow you to trace the call.

They overexaggerate the energy saving level

While it’s true that a high-quality heat pump unit will help you save a considerable amount of money, don’t expect it to be anything drastic.

They don’t suggest the right-sized unit

When you use a wrong-sized heat pump, the unit will break down much sooner than it’s supposed to and the upkeep cost will go up considerably.

They only try to sell you the most expensive unit

If the salesperson is more interested in selling you the most expensive heat pump system rather than helping you get the most for your money, it’s a safe sign that you should back away from them.

If you run into a salesperson that present themselves this way, you shouldn’t agree to any deal. They are more likely to be a scam than a legitimate business.

How do you know which heat pump unit is right for you?

// Look at the gas consumption

You want to make sure that the heat pump unit consumes the right amount of gas and energy for what you’re expecting to get from the unit.

// Check the specs

You want to look at the specs of the unit to see how much you can expect to save by using that specific heat pump. If the pricing and the saving promise add up, then it’s fair to say that it’s a suitable one for you.

// Choose one that fits with your budget

The heat pump unit shouldn’t exceed your budget, so it’s important that you find one that fits with your financial requirements. If you have recently been mis-sold a heat pump unit, you will be glad to know that you can reclaim your losses through the customer protection programme. If you’re looking for a company to help with your reclaim, Consumer Reclaim is your best option. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.

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