One of the most annoying (I find) are those pesky “can we check your furnace, we work for SO and SO and we think yours is old!” or ‘We want to give you cheaper rates, can we see your contract?” people! Read this now so you know what to look for the next time someone come’s knocking.
Did they show you an ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD badge? Did he/she present you their business card? Just a helpful tip if they say the need to check your freon levels or your furnace is old – ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD never comes door to door! They come when YOU call them to check things out prior to showing up on your doorstep.
Retail Energy Contracts
If you are approached to sign or renew a gas or electricity contract for your home or small business, it’s important to know who you’re dealing with. Energy company salespeople must wear an ID badge and give you a business card.
Four things to remember if you are approached to sign an energy contract:
Always make sure you get a business card and look at the salesperson’s ID badge first
Don’t share personal information (i.e. your gas or electricity bill) unless you are sure you want to sign a contract
Carefully read the contract, disclosure statement and price comparison provided by the salesperson
The Ontario Energy Board does not go door to door
CLICK HERE to read more about the ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD and what you should know about door to door sales people