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Switch To Gas – 1 Month Left! || Mount Forest

With Union Gas’s new promotion its now better than ever for people wanting to switch to gas TO switch to gas. Whether you want to upgrade your Furnace AND Hot Water Heater OR just your Hot Water Heater – now is the time! Never before have you been able to just switch over for 1 appliance and now you can and begin realizing the savings that come with Natural Gas!

Give our office a call at 1-866-565-5513 or 519-323-2000 and ask to talk to Mike Johnson our Salesman OR email him (click link)

Heating Season is here – begin saving even more of YOUR MONEY now!

Switch to Natural Gas || JJ McLellan Plumbing + Heating

Union Gas is now assisting new customers in making the switch to Natural Gas!
Check out this information below, which is from the Union Gas website and for more information check out.

AND be sure to check out…

Switch to Natural Gas - Act now, the time is right!  Switch to Natural Gas this fall.

Switching Has Never Been Easier

This fall Union Gas is making it easier than ever to connect to natural gas and take advantage of low natural gas prices, special fall deals, and government grants. Don’t miss out! Contact your local Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Contractor to switch today.

To ensure your new natural gas service is installed this year, have your HVAC apply to Union Gas on your behalf before the deadlines noted below. Hurry, the deadlines are coming soon!

Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall and Winter

Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall and Winter

These tips courtesty of Lennox.

General guidelines for keeping your home warm and efficient:

  • Have a qualified HVAC professional inspect your home’s ducts and cooling equipment.
  • Set your thermostat to 68°F when you’re at home and awake, and as low as 60°F when you’re asleep or awake.
  • Clean or replace furnace filters every month.
  • Clean chimney and check to see if your fireplace is working properly.
  • Seal air leaks in the attic, basement and crawlspace, and also around windows and doors.
  • Insulate inside of windows with heavy-duty, clear plastic sheets.
  • Check your attic for proper insulation.
  • Close curtains or shades at night and keep them open during the day
  • Clean windows on the south side of your house to maximize sunlight exposure.
  • Weather-strip doors that lead to cold or outside areas.
  • Wrap and insulate waterlines to prevent them from freezing.
  • Repair leaky faucets.

Extra steps you can take to save energy:

  • Install a programmable thermostat, so you can preset temperatures for different times of the day.
  • Insulate the water tank and first six feet of hot and cold water pipes connected to the unit.
  • Lower the temperature of your water heater to 120°F (for every 10-degree decrease in temperature, you may save 3% – 5% on your energy costs).
  • Install rubber gaskets behind outlets and use switch plates on exterior walls.
  • Install low-flow showerheads.
  • Things you can do to improve air quality and reduce potential health risks:
  • When adjusting clocks, change batteries in smoke alarms, as well as radon and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Consider a ventilation system to increase air circulation inside and add a healthy dose of fresh air.
  • Clean water-damaged carpets and materials, or consider replacement.
    Reduce the potential for buildup of allergy-causing pollutants by keeping your house clean
  • Take special precaution when operating fuel-burning appliances to avoid leakage.
  • Store and dispose of household chemicals in a safe manner.

If you have any further questions or would like to book a fall cleaning and servicing please give us a call at 1-800-565-5513 or 519-323-2000. Interested in a new energy efficient heating, cooling and air quality system – give our Salesman Mike Johnson a call he would be happy to meet you at your home for a free no-obligation quote!

Water Heater Scams || Mount Forest Plumber

This article was just published in the Toronto Star – Roseman: Man, 87, scammed by hot water tank salesman .

For our own customers information and protection I am copying and pasting the exact article from The Toronto Star below, at the bottom of the article is an email address for Ellen, the writer:

Roseman: Man, 87, scammed by hot water tank salesman
By Ellen Roseman 1 hour 10 minutes ago

There’s a new law in Ontario to protect consumers from misleading sales of natural gas or electricity contracts.

The Ontario Energy Board audited 12 companies last month. It found all had failed to comply with the rules in some ways, such as not training agents properly or not mentioning a customer’s cancellation rights in a contract.

Nine companies have agreed to pay fines totalling $212,500, the board said this week. Two companies (Summitt Energy and Energhx Green Energy) have asked for a hearing. One case (MxEnergy) is still outstanding.

Now here’s the bad news. Many companies use the same abusive practices to persuade people to replace their water heaters.

Here’s a story that makes my blood boil, involving a vulnerable senior and a water heater replacement that leaked all over his basement.

A salesman went to the Toronto home of Jose Martins, 87, and said his seven-year-old water heater would be replaced under a government program to get rid of inefficient tanks. The switch took place within minutes.

MorEnergy was a competitor of the company from which he rented his water heater. But Martins, who didn’t speak English well, didn’t know that.

“He said his water heater wasn’t giving him any problems,” says daughter Laura Martins, “but by the end of the persistent and deceptive sales pitch, my dad had given him his gas bill and signed the rental agreement.”

The new tank started leaking a few days after installation. By the time Laura reached MorEnergy (since the office was closed), the carpet was ruined.

“I wanted to cancel the agreement and have the tank removed. The company told me it would cost $300.”

Yes, that’s right. MorEnergy installed the water heater during the 10-day cooling off period provided for sales over $50 made in a customer’s home — and insisted on a $300 fee to cancel during the cooling off period.

The Ontario consumer services ministry has received 1,700 complaints and inquiries about water heaters this year.

The 10-day cooling off period for door to door sales is absolute, says spokesman Stephen Puddister.

A supplier that pushes you to install a tank in a hurry can be seen as trying to deny your right to “cool off” under the consumer protection act.

And if a supplier wants to charge a penalty to remove its rented equipment when change your mind within 10 days, you don’t have to pay it.

MorEnergy president John Nassar doesn’t see things that way.

“I understand the tank was a leaker. Since we don’t manufacture the tanks, we have no control over this,” he said.

As for the $300 removal fee, “the act is clear that if customers invite us in to do the work, then they have to cover the soft costs,” he argued.

Come on, John. Many people don’t “invite” MorEnergy into their homes.

They get a sales pitch from someone who declares their tank is no good — and agree to a replacement under the impression they’re dealing with their existing supplier.

MorEnergy has agreed to pay a $40,000 fine after admitting its agents wore badges that made people think they represented a gas or electricity utility.

Sadly, the misrepresentation leading to rush replacements of water heaters falls outside the Ontario Energy Board’s jurisdiction.

I’d like to see the provincial government crack down on door-to-door sales of all products, including burglar alarms and water purifiers, because of proven abuses.

There’s an election campaign going on now. Is anyone listening?

Also read:

Just say no to water heater offers (click on the title to read)

Ellen Roseman writes about personal finance and consumer issues. You can reach her at eroseman@thestar.ca.

We are the service agents for Reliance within Mount Forest and the Surrounding Area, please do not hestitate to contact us to confirm the individual showing up at your door is NOT with us or Reliance. If you are unsure please call and do not let these individuals into your home! As in the past, any calls of these types of sales going on are immediately reported by us to the Chamber of Commerce who passes them directly on to the Township and OPP.

Also our own sales people will NOT do door to door sales. Our sales people will make appointments with you directly and show up at the specified time. Our company has NO affiliation with door to door sales!

Fall Heating Season Promotion || JJ McLellan Mount Forest

It is almost heating season! Hard to believe that the summer is coming to an end and fall is fast approaching us. With that comes our FALL PROMOTION for Heating & Air Quality Equipment!

We have individual rebate offers as well as system rebate offers. The System Rebate Offers are on an Indoor and Outdoor Units (Furnace and Air Conditioner) and you can also get additional rebates for Healthy Climate & Controls (HRV and Thermostat).

The savings really ADD up! Check it out!

Lennox Fall Promotion

Lennox System Qualifier: Up to $1,200¹

Add-on Select Healthy Climate and/or Controls: Up to $250

Total Potential Savings = $1,450

ecoENERGYRetrofit –Homes Program

Qualifying Heat Pumps/AC, and Furnace Total Grant: Up to: $1,540

Total Potential Savings =$3,290

AND Add total peace of mind to your purchase for your home that you will be completely covered for 10 years with Parts & Labour Warranty as well as very affordable System Financing!

Not only will you receive rebates back from Lennox and the ecoENERGYTRetrofit programs you will also breathe easy knowing you have a very efficient system for your home which will be economical to run and keep your air cleaner!

*It is highly recommended to have your system cleaned and serviced yearly to ensure proper efficiency and operation*

CALL US TODAY FOR MORE DETAILS! 1-866-565-5513 or 519-323-2000

***Come out and see us at the Mount Forest Fall Fair THIS Weekend at the Mount Forest Fair Grounds Sunday and Monday from 10am – 4pm! ***