Air Conditioning Phone Solicitations

The only way to stop these solicitations are to report the violators!

Phone Solicitations

Fact: in this life, there has never been any POSITIVE results happen for a homeowner that accepted an offer from a phone solicitation.

Once you accept a phone solicitor’s offer, giving them permission to come to your home, you have become the biggest pawn in which they can now prey on.


Steps to Stop a Phone Solicitation

(We have attached a PDF file below for you to print. Print by clicking “download” on the document bar. Cut along the dotted lines and you’ll have 6 forms to leave by your phone with the information to fill out.

If you don’t have a printer, you can write down the following steps below to keep on hand.)

1. Florida residents who do not wish to receive sales calls may have their residential, mobile or paging device telephone number included on Florida’s “Do Not Call” Program.

2. Write down or print the following to collect information if you are to encounter a phone solicitation:

Name of the company
Telephone number of the company
Name of person making the call
Date and time of call
Products or services offered

Refer to the online complaint form from the program where you will submit this information here.

3. Register your phone numbers and mobile phone numbers on the “Do Not Call” Program.

… They are like a wolf in sheep’s clothing…

Note: If you make a mistake and ask them to come out to your home, it is in your best interest to call back and cancel the call. And if they still show up and harass you–PLEASE CALL THE POLICE.

Typical solicitation pitches:

“We just happen to be in your area.”

“We have taken over your existing company’s customers.”

“Your existing company is out of business.”

“We just had an opening so we can give you a fantastic special.”


Visit this website for more information on the “Do Not Call” program.

Air Conditioning’s Biggest Winners & Losers

Your goal of living in sub-tropical paradise Southwest Florida should be to live in the most comfortable home environment possible, at the least monthly cost to you.

How to be the BIGGEST WINNER:

  • Check with friends and neighbors (good starting point!)
  • Choose a company that follows the guidelines of this website.
  • Find an air conditioning company with the most integrity and knowledge. Find this through BBB.
  • The homeowner who now knows that it’s the cost to own (purchase cost, monthly energy cost, service repair cost, and personal comfort) VS. the cost to buy.

How to be the BIGGEST LOSER:

  • You purchased a 20 SEER system from a “10 SEER company.”

Why was this site developed?

To educate and inform “Homeowners of Southwest Florida” before they make a huge mistake. A mistake happens when you are uninformed or uneducated about air conditioning. We want to fix that problem so you do not make any mistakes. A purchase of a new air conditioning system is a fifteen year commitment, so you better have a good idea of what you are buying. Unfortunately, not all HVAC contractors have you, the homeowner, as their #1 priority.

Contacting a consumer help-hotline or the Better Business Bureau AFTER the fact is too late!

Basic knowledge contained on this website include:

“The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from the memory.”

Also included are some inside trade secrets:

Consumer protection help is available through BBB . Check  BBB reviews for added knowledge and peace of mind.

Warranty Nightmares

Trying to make sense of your air conditioning system warranty?

The basic facts about most system warranties are as follows:

Base Limited Warranty
Typical “manufacturer” warranties have:

  • 1 year parts
  • 5 year compressor

Some may offer

  • 5 year parts
  • 5 year compressor

In most cases, this warranty coverage stays with the product, disregarding ownership.

Registered Warranty

Typical “manufacturer” registered limited warranties have:

  • 10 year parts
  • 10 year compressor
  • Must be registered within a certain amount of days after installation date.
  • Homeowners are responsible to register their AC system.

Note: Registered warranty is to the original owner and may not always be transferable. (Some manufacturers will allow a transfer at an additional cost, if submitted within proper time frame of home sale.)

Some manufacturers will not allow your installing contractor to complete registration for you. If a contractor says they have provided this service for you, make sure you receive and keep any documentation or registration certificates.

Note: The above warranties cover “parts” only.

We have provided you with a list of specific brands for you to look up or register your equipment HERE.

Extended Labor Warranty

Most manufacturers have additional warranties that are available. This optional purchased extended labor warranty is designed to cover all the “not covered” items, such as:

  • Labor
  • Freight charges
  • Refrigerant
  • Handling fees

How do you register equipment?

You can register equipment online. A confirmation email will be sent to your e-mail address that is provided during registration.

What information do you need to register your equipment?

  • Model number of each unit (indoor & outdoor models)
  • Serial number of each unit (indoor & outdoor models)
  • Date of installation
  • Your name & address (where equipment is installed)
  • Contractor’s name, address & phone number
  • Confirmation of your e-mail address

Warranty Lookup and Registration

We have provided you with a list of specific brands for you
to look up or register your equipment ABOVE.