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Consumer Rights When Changing Water Heater

If you are replacing your rental water heater and you choose to change rental providers, you are protected from arbitrary exit fees and penalties under the Ontario Consumer Protection Act. If your old supplier tells you that you may be subject to a “buy-out” of the old tank or a “tank return fee” or an “account closure fee” or any other charge, you need to be aware of the following: Under the Ontario Consumer Protection Act, a provider of any rental agreement which does not provide for a fixed term, and does not provide sufficient disclosure information so that you know upfront the maximum amount payable by you over the entire term of the agreement, the interest portion, the interest rate and the purchase option, can only charge you the following amounts to exit a contract:


The periodic rental payments due on or before the day the lease is terminated that have not already paidThe expenses incurred by your old provider for the removal of the old tankThe penalties, if any, imposed on you…

Carrier Common Furnace Problems (Premature Heat Exchanger Failure)

About Carrier Brand
Formerly, the Carrier Corporation, now a brand of United Technologies Corporation. UTC recently purchased ICP (International Comfort Products) which is the manufacturer of heating and cooling brands like : Keeprite,  Tempstar, Heil,  Comfortmaker,  Arcoaire. Carrier, Otis, and United Technologies Fire and Security were combined into one subsidiary of UTC in September 2013. Prior to the consolidation, Carrier as a corporation was a manufacturer and distributor of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, as well as a commercial refrigeration and food service equipment industry. Wikipedia.org
Carrier High Efficiency Gas Furnace Heat Exchanger Issues
One the most common issues found in Carrier high efficiency gas furnaces is corrosion or blockage is their secondary heat exchangers in approximately 5 to 10 years after the original installation date or in other words premature secondary heat exchanger failure. This problem happens due to corrosive nature of…