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Beware of furnace scams as we head into winter

Beware of furnace scams as we head into winter
News from WNEM Saginaw:
SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

The state of Michigan says whatever your heating needs this fall, going into winter — from furnace cleaning — to repair or replacement, make sure you hire a certified professional from a reputable company to do the job.

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Director Steven H. Hilfinger offers some sensible tips to help consumers avoid paying for needless heating repairs and equipment.

“Most mechanical contractors are reputable, competent, and fair,” Hilfinger said. “Unfortunately, at this time of year we see more activity from furnace ‘scam artists’ who try and take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners, especially senior citizens, by scaring them into unnecessary repairs or replacement, and scamming them out of a lot of money. We want to alert consumers to avoid becoming victims of this fraudulent and unscrupulous practice.”

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