The City of Edmonton is out with a warning about an old scam which is once again making the rounds.
The City’s Nancy Domijan explains what they’ve been hearing about from residents.
“We’ve been made aware that citizens are getting unannounced visits from furnace companies telling them that they need to come into complaince with their furnace, or face action from the City,” she says. “We just wanted to let the public know that this is not something that the City consideres okay, or that comes from the City.”
She says the City does have codes in place for furnaces, through the Alberta Building Code.
“We don’t go looking for homes that are not in compliance with that code,” she explains. “We don’t specify what kind of furnace a person should have, it just has to meet certain criteria in accordance with the code.”
Domijan says this isn’t a new scam, and they come and go over the years. (scb, bd)