How the big rental companies mislead you about your water heater.
The big rental companies want you to stick with your water heater rental for a good reason. They make a lot of money from it, and they’re in a hurry to discredit local businesses, like us, offering alternatives.
Before you take the big rental companies’ claims to heart, have a look at our responses.
They claim: Installation is very expensive, if you can find a technician to install one at all.
The truth is the cost of installation is included in your regular, manageable payment. The same way it is included in your rental agreement. There is no extra installation fee tacked on, and no difference between your rental installation and your purchased installation.
Your installation technician is right here. If you can buy it from us, we can install it. And we’re more experienced than your rental company.
They claim: The only competitive payment comes from renting, and buying your unit means you’ll have to pay a huge sum upfront.
Renting is the only path to endless payments, but certainly not the only path to a competitive monthly payment.
In many cases the cost of owning is actually lower than the cost of renting. You can give us a call to get a completely transparent quote right now.
There is no huge payment upfront, unless you want to pay for it all at once. It’s your choice. Some customers choose to pay today so they aren’t making monthly payments. Other choose to pay in regular installments, just like a rental contract. The only difference being you own the unit and your payments eventually stop.
Right now, your rental provider’s agreement allows them to raise your payments by as much as 3.8% every year. Over the course of a typical 15 year contract you could be paying 50% more than when you started. When your contract expires, you sign on for a new one and your payments continue.
They claim: Local contractors don’t provide quality work.
Our team is held to the highest standards in the HVAC industry. It’s one of the benefits you get by working with the ClimateCare Cooperative.
They claim: Parts and labour can cost you hundreds of dollars when the heater breaks down.
Maintenance is included in the purchase of your new water heater.
The purpose of this is to stop your water appliance from breaking down in the first place. And we call you to schedule your maintenance so it never gets missed. It gives your water tank a longer, more efficient life. When was the last time your water heater rental company called to schedule maintenance?
They claim: Your local contractor isn’t reliable and will charge diagnostic fees to uncover any problems.
You can get in touch with us 24/7/365. Every ClimateCare member is available all the time. Even if you call at 3am, we’ll respond within an hour.
This claim also relies on your water tank or tankless water heater failing, and most of our clients never experience a water heater issue. That’s because we provide proactive maintenance as part of your purchase, not reactive repairs when something goes wrong.
Anything that might be starting to go wrong, we’ll catch and repair under warranty. No weird “diagnostic” fees.
The big rental companies don’t want you to move away from the rental culture because it’s a great revenue stream for them. Sure, we want your business. But we can also save you money. It’s a win-win.
Get in touch with us to talk more and get a detailed picture of what it’s like to buy your new water tank or tankless water heater.