The Better Business Bureau is weighing in on the decision by the NDP to ban the door-to-door sales of energy products and contracts.
The ban comes after more than 1,000 complaints came in from Albertans over a six year period.
Furnaces, natural gas and electricity energy contracts, water heaters, windows, air conditioners and energy audits are now off limits when it comes to home-owners being approached with door-to-door sales.
Media and corporate communications specialist with the BBB, Leah Brownridge, said consumers can still report aggressive sales tactics from other businesses after January 1st.
“If they’re still finding themselves having those kind of experiences with other kinds of businesses than they certainly have a duty to report that to Service Alberta, so they can take the necessary action.”
Brownridge added that door-to-door sales won’t be completely banned.
“People will still be allowed to do charitable door-to-door sales, or fundraising, “Brownridge said. “Or even other contractors, like roofers, who are not listed in those businesses.”
Energy companies will still be able to sell to Albertans over the telephone and online sales, at kiosks and through advertising. (Newstalk 770 / km)