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I needed a new water tank as a condition for the sale of my house. The 2 technicians that enercare sent out told me that the duct work was not up to the 2007 code changes and I would need new duct work, a new furnace and I needed to move an electrical outlet. They red tagged both my water tank and my furnace. I had another HVAC company come out and they noticed that the duct work was actually pulled over so that it looked like it wasn't up to code. I will never trust another service company again and I certainly will never deal with enercare again. This was criminal and deserves less than 1 star.
The worst service ever. Called them for a water heater repair. Technician came and did nothing more than restarting the heater (which we've already) for a temporary fix instead of actually fixing the problem. Charged $280 for that. Then we had another technician from another company come in and replace the whole unit under warranty. We then called the Enercare customer service and they say we have to pay for the technician visit regardless. RIDICULOUS!! NEVER CALL THESE FRAUDS FOR ANY SERVICE!!
I've never in my long life been given the runaround or seen the incompetence of a company that I've dealt with.
My hot water tank blew months ago and I can't get Enercare to do anything.
Started off well enough, had a tech come in, he recommended a new tank.
Then the rope-a-dope started.
I won't bore you with all the details, but at this point I can't tell you if Enercare is just really incompetent or borderline criminal.
Dropped calls, unfulfilled promises, and the lies that never ended.
Of course, now that I know their game, I'm withholding payment.
Come and get your money Enercare and bring a new hot water tank with you.
Very disappointed with Enercare. I have been a customer for about 8 years or more paying for the 3 in 1 service plan; heating, cooling and plumbing. During this time I must have spent around $5000 in payments. This has given me one call out per year. Some years they didn't even come to maintain the furnace. and when they did come they were in for no more than 10 mins. (what can you service properly in ten mins?
We decided to renew our furnace and AC, but unfortunately we are still tied in a contract and will have to pay $700 to get out the contract. After all that loyalty I think they are a toral joke.
I was advised years ago to put the money in a savings account and it would be there in the event of a repair. I should have done that, more money in my pocket.
If you have home insurance you dont need all that extra coverage like plumbing etc.
I can't wait to get rid of Enercare, and I will never look at signing with them again.
Tech came at 915pm in a 5 to 9 window...says he fixed tank. Next morning still no hot water. Called enercare was told next appoint avail is 3 days away... asked for supervisor was told he was on the phone and he would call me back within 4 hours....never happened. Brutal techs, brutal customer service. STAY FAR AWAY FROM ENERCARE.
I cannot believe that enercare thinks it is ok to leave a human being without water for 3 days.. How are we to cook, bathe, flush a toilet... Our water tank blew all over the floor last night and when we called we were told Monday but to have a good night... tried calling again this morning... again given the same run around... No way to even turn the tank off to just use cold in the house.....So appaled by the way they treat their customer...
I had a monthly service plan for 10 years. I never had a service call and I had it cleaned 4 times. The yearly cleaning that is offered, if you dont use it that year it expires. I moved and wanted to cancel the service. Apparently you auto renew on a yearly contract and cannot escape it unless you pay for the entire year. I have to pay for 10 months of service that I will not be able to use. This is completely unreasonable and horrible. Do not use this company that will take your money but offer you nothing in return.
Worst....worst service ever!!
I do not recommend Enercare at all! Very bad customer service, I called them my hot water tank not working at all and they provide me service after 4 days! I told them how we manage without hot water .... we have kids and seniors at home ....but they do not care about anything. It’s a real stuggle....they should be out of business !!!!
The service repair contractor Kevin Connolly was professional and polite. Very educated with his work and completed repair with no concerns. The Enercare team worked together to provide the best service in a timely manner.
I recently sold my house, I called to cancel the protection plan I have used for 5 years, I cancelled because I am moving and not needing the plan, they say " my contract auto renewals " and I owe for 1 year left. What kinda company treats their customers like this and what kinda company like enbridge works with a company like this.
Enercare customer service is the worst I have experienced in a long time. The problem is not with the local contractors who do the installs but rather with the customer service reps and offshore call centres. I recently called to have a water heater removed after selling my home and spent over an hour on the phone being bounced from one department to another and being required to repeat my client information each time. This company is disorganized and their foreign call centre employees are clueless. If you need anything for your home go elsewhere, if I could give Enercare less than a star I would. Avoid at all cost.
On moving day we smelled gas so called gas co. and gas to the house was turned off.
Oh no. It's closing day! This has to be fixed before new owner takes possession at 5pm.
4:15 and still no one has come to fix this. I called and was assured he was on his way.
Dave Lewis showed up and came in running. He got the part and fixed the water heater by 4:50 and called in the repair so the red tag placed on the gas line could be removed. Just in time for the house closing to proceed. Pheww.
Thank you so very much Dave Lewis. You helped us immensely.
BTW, Dave was very courteous and comforting during a very stressful time.
Thank You Dave Lewis.
Avoid Dodgy salesperson Loris Castellan at all cost… Guy is a soft and sweet spoken liar who will make promises, make you sign contracts and then after installation will avoid you… In my case 2 installations at different property. Fighting Legal case against such Untrustworthy and Fraud Salesman infected company Enercare.
Frankly speaking Enercare technicians are very ordinary and do below average work based on two of my experience. Lesson Learnt is AVOID BIG NAMES LIKE ENERCARE AND TRY LICENSED SMALL COMPANIES WHO WILL BETTER SERVE YOU.
I have rented a water heater from Enercare for several years (continued service when I bought the house). Tonight I noticed that my exhaust vent (black plastic pipe, now needs to be replaced by the white plastic exhaust pipe) was completely cracked. I was concerned about exhaust gases (carbon monoxide) in my house. All the agent wanted to do was SELL me more services. I didn't even get a chance to explain the problem. As soon as he heard "gas" he said "call Enbridge". Enbridge does not service any appliances. Once I convinced the agent to book an appointment (after asking 6 times!!!) he finally said "Saturday"... it is now Tuesday. What am I paying $29/mo for????
Not only did the agent not care about my problem (only his sales pitch), he was almost mocking me (laughing) while I had a serious problem. These guys are criminals. Even the Enbridge guy who came to my house said to stay away from Enercare.
FOLKS: go to your local store and buy a water heater for $800 and have it installed for less than $300. Within 4 years you will have paid less than you would have at $29/mo.
If you work at Enercare, you should be completely ashamed. Go do something useful with your life.
I had a flooding in the basement & shut off the main water switch. I called Enacare to access Plumbing services - covered under the Home plan I purchased many years ago. This was my first experience & I got one lie after another - Each time I called Enacare to inquire if someone was coming to fix the leaking pipe.
I was without water for 48 hours & as I had to shut off the main water switch.
I made 5 calls & they kept up their lie... that someone would call in 4 hours. This turned to well call you in 30 minutes... to - you'll get a plumber tomorrow between 2 & 6pm. I spoke to 5 different agents & a supervisor to no avail. The WORST SERVICE & LIERS, EVER . AVOID THEM PLS. I WILL NEVER CALL THEM AGAIN & AS SOON AS MY CONTRACT IS UP ... NO MORE PAYMENTS.
After 29 years of paying for Enercare's air conditioning maintenance and repair protection, we requested service of our central air unit. The service person took 4 days to arrive. He lied to us about the coverage of the plan. He installed un needed parts and failed to complete the repair. He claimed that the unit was too old to repair and with the parts he had already installed, we were over our plan's $500 limit. This was an outright lie.
Two days later I cut a business trip short to return home because of the issue. I was able to repair the air conditioner in three hours. It needed a new fan motor that cost under $200.
I have asked Enercare to reimburse me for the part. They refused. I then asked them to tell me when the unit became too old to repair, and reimburse me for payments they have charged since that date. They have not replied.
I had a on going issue service with Enercare. After I cancelled the account with them and they have confirmed the new account connected, they still charged me two month of the hot water tank rental fee. The new account customer called couple of times to get the connected and the wait time was over 20 minutes. After I was over charged for two months, I called them multiple times. The call center agents dont know what to do, but kept transffering me to different agent. Finally I got the manager on the phone, she would not refund me but saying I should wait for my email. now three months go by, I received no email from them. And they didn't send me the money they over charged.
Enercare service technicians stood us up on two separate appointments in a row. No phone call, no knock on the door, nothing. It would be nice if my home service furnace insurer could get someone to my front door at the appointed time. There's definitely something wrong with their service system.
I have been an Enercare customer for several years. I have paid monthly for heating and cooling plan maintenance and protection. In June when I called to have my cooling system maintenance booked, I was told that I was being overbilled for my cooling plans. Something had been duplicated. The girl said she would adjust my bill accordingly. I did see some archaic adjustments to my billing on my Enbridhge stmt for June and assumed that it had all been corrected. Now today, Dec 2nd, I wake up to a broken furnace, inside temp at 57°. I call for service and I am told that my plan was cancelled! I did not cancel my plan. The rep I spoke with said he could send someone out for $179 to check on the problem. I asked for a supervisor. Was given a refernece # and tossed back into the que. Second rep supposedly sent me directly to a supervisor who obviously loves his job. All he could do was send a tech to diagnose the problem. Told me he would waive the $100 fee (see above...prev 179?) and that was all he could do for me. I insisted on knowing why my plan had been cancelled without my consent. He said he has escalated my concern and someone would get back to me within 24 hrs. He then proceeded to hang up on me. I highly doubt there will be a happy ending to this story. And now I wait with my kids and pets and freeze!
Total rip off, bad service, bad customer service. I signed up for the protection plan thinking that I will get the value for my money. When my furnace broke last month, they told me I would have to wait for three weeks for the closest appointment. When I told them them that it was urgent I was told I had to be patient. Worse, Enerecare doesn't allow you to cancel their "amazing" service until the year is over. This is something they don't disclose up-front. Anyways, I ended up calling a technician who fixed the problem for $300.00. Enercare never showed up as promised and I have to pay for this useless service until March 2019. I recommend to all home owners TO NEVER EVER purchase this plan. You will be disappointed and will have wasted your hard earned money.
10th of November 2018, I sign up for Furnace Protection with Maintenance Plan, was told it will be $17.99 plus taxes, one year contract
After a day I received Welcome Email stating my plan is $23.99 plus taxes
I tried to call customer service few times, every time had pain full experience, no one seems to pay attention or wanted to help and many times got discounted while on hold
Finally today on 14th November I have cancelled my plan for GOOD !!! HOPING THEY WILL NOT CHARGE ME, otherwise another battle to deal these guys
PLEASE STAY AWAY WITH ENERCARE
Pitiful service. 4 days to replace a water heater. UNACCEPTABLE!!! Customer Service is unreliable, inexperienced and totally screwed up having same day service due to multiply errors with customer service. I am so disappointed and frustrated with this entire experience so far. I give Enersource a ZERO for customer service. I have yet to have the tank replaced and sincerely hope I do not have any further poor experiences to report with Enersource.
Abst. garbage service. Forcing me to sign a contract with Condo builder and pay 54.50 per month for HVAC. In the document they talked about payout plan and mentioned its on the website. The website has nothing like that other than schedule mentioning customer has to pay 83% even after 7 years. SCAM ... no price mentioned anywhere.
Call their customer after 45 mins of hold a girl told me that I can't be helped because I don't have an account. I asked about the pay out cost they said no first you have sign in the contract before we can tell you what is the actual cost.
When I insist with my rights as per signing a contract She gave me this ref no.: 28738354 and transfer me back in the queue for another 40 mins hold wait.
Absolutely worst possible service.
Terrible service deceptive and dishonest in every way
We have been dealing with these people for over 3 months due to a technician whom serviced our central a/c and bent the fan which was confirmed by their second tech whom came back to check the unit after it started making noise
A part was ordered and nothing was heard from enercare until we followed up 3-4 weeks later only to be told after multiple calls and transfers to other departments that a part could not be found to fix the problem. It was a this point we registered a complaint - which obviously went no where within the enercare organization 3 months later we called this morning and spoke with 5 different people on the phone for 2 hours only to be told that we could not break the contract unless we paid basically for the rest of the year and may I add the final person was extremely difficult to understand due to the fact that he did not speak English well
Shame on Enbridge for allowing these Enercare crooks to use their billing system!
Stay away from this company. I paid into them for YEARS and when I asked for electrical help, they did not show after 8 hours and then told me they won't be coming. When I asked to cancel the service, they said I was locked in for 12 months. I never agreed to that. It is a total SCAM. Stay away from these crooks. 1 Start is too much.
The technicians never show up on the allocated time. The service is terrible. If you are lucky and the guy shows up, he tells you what you already know and he is not able to fix the problem. Waste of time. The supervisors do not care.
It is DONTCARE not Enercare!
Tried for close to 2 hours to get answers to questions via Enercare call centre last night. On hold longer than I spoke to any people Even disconnected at one point, hmmm. Got lots of "I'm sorry you experienced that"... "let me open a case file for you" (I have three from last night.... Decided to resume this morning, maybe someone in authority was there-
tried to cancel contract - the "automatic renewing contract"- where you get no notice it's happening--- and Enercare claims they don't need your consent to renew. Try to cancel- you have to pay for the whole year. Try to get written confirmation you requested a cancellation of heating or cooling maintenance contract- and Eli from their "backroom team", tells you he can't do that, or provide his supervisor's name.???
Wow- this is the customer "service" call centre. Billing couldn't explain my billing? Eli- rude- is it because I am a woman? Won't give full name, but did get an alleged employee id. Keep pushing- a contract can't be this one sided- all in favor of the company- who is protecting the customer?
Saving grace- the air condition technician is a gem- but he needs to find a company that treats people like people.
The worst experience ever, we called this company more than two weeks ago, the first technician came said that he can't check the air condition because it was raining.
He said he will come tomorrow to check it out, I asked what time, he said the company will call you to set up the time, nobody called us so we had to call them again.
They had no idea that he told us the company will call, anyways we told them, when are you going to send another tech to check our air condition they said they will send another one.
The guy came, checked it out and he said that the compressor is not working and needs to be replaced we said OK, it should be under warranty because it's only two years old and the manufacturing company of the air condition offers 5 years manufacture warranty, they asked us to call the manufacturer to order the compressor.
We did but the manufacturer said we don't deal with a homeowner, certified Tech has to order this for you, you can't order for yourself.
We call them again and told them that the manufacturer needs you to contact them to order the part, they said OK we did but we are getting no answer because you guys have no serial number on the air condition.
They said when we came to your place we couldn't find the serial number so they want us to buy the part from them and pay them around 1300$.
Then I and my husband decided to open the air condition and see if we can find the serial number to give it to them so they can order it for us from the manufacturer as we don't want to pay 1300$ to get the part while we can get it for free because it's under warranty.
Once we open the air condition door, the miracle happened we found the serial number and it was so obvious to see, you don't need to be a technician to see it really so I was so surprised that two technicians came to my house and search for it and they weren't able to find it.
I am not sure now if the technician didn't find it or they just want us to pay them the money so they can order it for free and let us pay all this money.
We are still waiting for an answer from enecare.
Enercare service is the worst. Our water heater stopped working and enercare sent a service guy to our house the next day, service guy ordered a part which he said will arrive the day after and the carrier will tell the company. The part never arrived and after arguments with the customer service line they said the carrier doesnt even contact them for parts! My mother has arthritis and has not been able to use tap water at home because its so cold. We told enercare from day 1 but no one even cared. They pretend like they cant havw prioritt calls even though they provide service till midnight. A company that known has representatives that dont even take their customer's health in consideration for prioritizing their serivce. Its crazy how things like this happen in a 1st world country like Canada and in a city as advanced as Toronto.
We bought a house and the previous owner had the heating protection plan we tried cancelling and enecare told us we had to pay for the rest of the year. Im so upset and i cant wait to cancel all other services with them.
I contacted customer service on May 29th to request service on our air conditioning
I was told that the next available appointment was on Saturday June 2nd and since there was no better date I accepted. We then realized that it was getting hotter and unbearable at home for our 2 kids 4 and 5, one of them suffers from asthma
My daughter then called back to see if they could come sooner only to be told that no
on Friday June 1, we got a call from Enercare advising that the appointment had to change to Sunday the second due to a scheduling conflict, I was livid and called to speak to a manager, just to get to customer care, took half hour then after telling the rep my life story he certainly was no help in fact he could use some people skills
I expressed my disappointment and asked if I/we were being punished for their staff's mistakes, I asked her if she was a parent and how would she feel about this, did she find it acceptable? How was I to tell a 4 year old asthmatic that he now needed to wait another day to breath better again? she was sympathetic but did nothing, said she would get back to me and of course she did not
I have been a long time customer since Direct Energy well over a dozen years, paid for a service I never used and when I needed it, it was no where to be found
Enercare needs to look up the definition of "customer care"
They certainly do not care, it's a shame that we get conned into their services, pay up and get nothing but stress dealing with them
all customers should cancel their contracts
I also emailed one of their senior Executives Janine Krause who apparently oversees the service department, she completely ignored me, surprise, surprise
I have now reported my incident to the Better Business Bureau
To whom it may concern:
On 17th February 2018, I signed an agreement in my home to rent a (Furnace and AC)
from Enercare: Furnace – Brand - Carrier / 59TN6A06CVI7 and AC – Brand - Carrier / 24AAA524A003), at $10,400.00.
Today, I want to cancel that agreement. I hereby exercise my right to cancel the
agreement as a result of unfair business practice(s)as described in the Consumer
Protection Act, 2002 and ask that the money be returned to me and above-mentioned products removed from my premises at your earliest.
I look forward to your immediate reply. I would really like this matter to be resolved immediately and hear from you soon about the outcome, so I can proceed with making the required changes to my premises. You can contact me at 6474497855 for any further clarifications.
The product doesn’t give the efficiency and bill reduction promised at the sales pitch and I am not interested in continuing to pay for a new furnace and air condition unit for same results. Also, the technician who came in for the routine maintenance on 02/08/2018 stated to my wife that we are close to being at rick of a Carbon Monoxide alert. We found this to be not true now.
I would have returned this product earlier but was not able to do so as it was the middle of winter and I have 3 kids under 7 who would be in grave danger if I was to return the product in 10 days as per your policy. Also, I was told to keep using the product for more than 3 months to see results. Technicians from Enercare have visited my premises twice 04/09/2018 and 05/01/2018.
On the first visit, the technician has explained to us that we will not see the numbers mentioned by Sales on our bills and we are now hooked to Enercare. Second visit was prompted by Sales Consultant (Ken Carson) promising to send a senior technician. This technician didn’t do anything left my premises stating to use the furnace for 12 months to see changes in bill.
This is not acceptable.
Enercare water heater was in my house when I bought it. Plain and simple...THEY ARE THEIVES!
Have paid the bill for almost 3 yrs. I wanted to change out the water heater for a gas tankless water heater system. They said it was possible and referred me to their subcontractor in my area. I waited months for someone to contact me, only to say that the subcontractor did not service my area!!
Calling & leaving msg with Enercare again, a nice lady called me back wanting to do the tankless. After another couple months I got a voicemail (which I saved) telling me they have no one in this area who services my town!!! The water heater in my basement proves to the contrary! So in Jan 2018, I emailed them and told them I will no longer pay my water heater bill if there is no one to service it! I'm waiting now for someone to contact me.
I have been a customer for 21 years, purchased furnace from them, and rented water heaters. Paid into a monthly heating plan and when I called to have a repairman come fix my broken furnace in the dead of winter they had no one available. I spent $463 on a furnace repair with a different company. Enercare refused to pay or give me a refund on even 1 months protection! I called to cancel my heating contract and now they charged me $300+ for a full year! I called to rectify and they keep saying " we can't help you, you should have read your terms & conditions before you cancelled" asked to speak with manager and they say No, there is no one available. Not too mention the attitude but it way AWFUL :( Really disgusted a Canadian company would treat a long term customer this way! Not to mention I STILL pay monthly for a rented water heater.
Enercare Home Services - Furnace repair - Worst company I've ever dealt with. Avoid Enercare at all costs. I strongly urge anyone thinking of using this company to go elsewhere. This company installed my furnace and I have a Goodman 10 year parts warranty. First Enercare's tech tried to tell me I don't have a warranty even though I was showing him the expiry date of 03/12/2018. Then he proceeds to say Enercare does not honor Goodman warranties at all. He said Enercare only deals with their own protection plans. He told me to call an authorized Goodman dealer to get my parts under warranty. I mentioned Ontario Works was helping pay for the repair. As soon as I said that he lit up like a Christmas tree. It took him over 1/2 hour to write out the quote. He quoted me $1242 +hst for parts (even though I have a warranty) and $258+hst for labour for a total of $1695. I am not getting anywhere near that amount from Ontario Works. I later called Goodman and they told me Enercare IS an authorized Goodman dealer. They also told me to call the company who originally installed the furnace, which IS Enercare. I finally contacted Jenine Krause Chief Operation Officer - Home Services, who gets Rachel McCrear from Head Office in Markham Ontario to deal with me. She told me in an email that I don't have a warranty after I went to her with a complaint about her tech lying to me about both not having a warranty and also Enercare not honoring it. She immediately tried to sell me one of her protection plans which would still make me have to pay the same amount of the original quote, but then you're under a contract and you have to remember to cancel it before it renews the next year. It took me 7 days emailing back and forth for Enercare to finally admit that yes I DO have a warranty. Then they said they were going to send a tech out and only charge the labour of $258+hst - from the original quote. Then they ignored me for almost 2 days. Then I get an email after 6pm, Rachel making up an excuse as to why they are not going to honor my warranty. Then proceeds to try sign me up for a heating protection plan. I told her I am now suing them. She says I don't see how this is a legal matter. She refused to give me their lawyers contact information. I can't wait until the court papers are filed. I can then go to the media. I've already reported this to BBB. On BBB website Enercare has 39 reviews and all are extremely negative. I am writing a review anywhere I can to warn people.
STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY. They overbill, try to lock you into their plans, then tell you whatever they need to to get out of covering it under their plans they just convinced you to sign up for. The people at the call centre lie as well. They don't tell you all the details until you say yes to it. You are only saying yes because you don't have all the facts, so it sounds like a great deal.
Enercare has made me go without heat since Jan 14/18 to present Jan 25/18. Their Head Office agreed to fix it twice and went back on their word twice, after lying to me for 7 days. This company has no human decency. When they see their customers all they see is dollar signs.
Don't bother. Their service is poor, pricey and their response time are ridiculous. If you call to book an appointment as a plan holder (means you are paying about $600.00 a year), the turnaround time is a week minimum; because they don't have the manpower to service the calls. Do yourself a favor, save the plan fees, and use a well rated local plumber, electrician etc.
Our Holiday break has been destroyed by Enercare's incompetence. Everything from call centre staff who know nothing since lines of communications to the parts department is non-existent, promises and guarantees that never materialized, and incompetent mechanics who ordered wrong parts. Why does more than nine days for parts to arrive from Etobicoke, to an address in downtown Toronto? To make a long story short, we were without heat after our furnace broke down, for nine days. We are still awaiting the promised parts and finally resorted to ordering a new furnace from Home Depot. They installed the next day. Our water heater (which it only seven years old) also went out and again the same scenario. Wrong parts delivered after five days. They appear not to be in the maintenance business as soon as your furnace or water heater is malfunctioning.
Absolute rip off, you would be better buying a pile of sh*t. the customer service is the worst iv'e seen in years, once somebody gets on the other line, the poor staff doesn't have a clue about the services they provide.
We got a different answer from 5-6 different staff members. their contract stats what they cover but in all reality they will find a way not to cover the repair regardless of what it is.
Enericare also has different names for components that break down and therefore those names are not covered.
Absolutely horrible service and an embarrassment to the HVAC business.
1st - Needed a new hot water tank, Enercare sent a third company to install, as they took out old one they hit my wall causing all my picture frame to fall and shatter. Enercare not taking responsibility for their contractors and showed no help to get the contractor to reimburse. I have called countless time with the run around and no call back.
2nd - booked a service call waited over a month to have the person not show up. When i called to ask what happened they said it was too cold to perform the work. It was 18C and sunny. No call to cancel the appointment just didn't show up.
Customer service is horrible. They do not value your business. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!
I had their technician to perform maintenance, I watched him, nothing need to be done but vacuum the duct entrance and then charging you $80+ ???
After he left the humidifier did not work? when I called they want to charge me again??
BEFORE you agree with any contract, READ all the fine prints, nothing but scam
The most terrible company I have ever had to deal with. Cancelling a water heater contract with these guys = mission impossible. We had to jump through numerous hoops to get our contract cancelled including sending Enercare our purchase of agreement on our house to a general email address. Then they proceeded to get the closing date mixed up with the date of offer, proceeding to charge us for rental fees backdated to before we even owned the home! How can their legal department make this kind of error? Each time we called we were on hold for hours at a time. Since paying nearly $1300 to cancel the water heater back in February we have continued to be billed for the rental water heater!!! We bought it out 3 months ago and they continue to bill us! We have called several times, been given reference numbers and nobody seems to communicate or know whats going on each time we call. Meanwhile we continue to be billed an extra $30+ a month for a water heater we now own!! Enercare are you listening????? Improve your customer service!!!
My god, what kind of service is this? We have no hot water since last night. We called last night and were told to call back this morning. We called this morning and waited 3.5 hours for the technician to arrive. He came and told us that the tank has to be replaced and that we have to agree to a new rental rate which is 50% higher than our current rate. We refused the replacement and they said that they do not have the replacement part for our current tank and they need to order it. I called customer service and spoke with two supervisors and they told me that i have to wait for another supervisor to call back- up to 48 hours. This is the most horrible company that i have dealt with. We have been renting and paying the rental fee for 17 years and this is our first time calling for service and this is how we were treated. One more important thing that i forgot to mention. The serviceman broke something that set off the CO detector and he turned around and told us that the part broke a long time ago. I am still waiting for the call back. This is the most horrible company.
I would give 0 stars! Enercare does not care! This company has no heart, no soul and no manners. Been out of hot water since friday. Have 3 young kids, and one being a 9 month old, and we havent had any hot water and today is sunday. Every person I talk to gives different stories.
Friday - called had no help and given appointment for saturday 8pm-12am bc i had few showings in Bancroft.
Saturday- rush from Bancroft 3 hr drive and no one showed but left message that they resceduled me for sunday 9-1pm. called in and was told that they will call me back to confirm appointment for sunday but no called.
Sunday- no one showed or called so again im on phone waiting, probably spent more than 8 hours these few days on phone. Now I am told that i have to take day off work to wait for them again for monday morning 9-1pm. I make sure they get their money and yet they leave me and my family completely stranded with no hot water in the winter.
One person told me that my tank is 2002 and another told me its 2005. They really have no idea what is going on. The supervisor is completely incompetent and they really truely have no heart and have no soul here. Go else where. Karma is a gonna bite them if this is how they treat their fellow canadians.
Summary: Enercare technician (Dan - didn’t want to supply his family name) came into our house for the yearly furnace cleaning, and forced us to waste $5,000+tax. How ? By declaring dangerous our perfectly functional old furnace. Why ? Because since one decade ago we kept paying monthly to Enercare for the “PROTECTION” Plan, so they were liable for fixing it. But they didn’t want to fix an old furnace, even if we had paid for those future repairs. So they declared it dangerous (without doing any emissions testing), and red flagged it to Enbridge.
Conclusion: if you pay monthly for the Enercare “Protection” Plan, they will disable your furnace before it starts breaking, so they won’t have to honor their repairs promise.
If you have patience to read this long post (which I advise, given that this is the ONLY review about Enercare you ever need to read), the sequence of events follows:
_ we booked the yearly furnace cleaning.
_ the cleaning technician (Dan - didn’t want to supply his family name) stated that the heat exchanger had holes in it (that was not true), and red flagged the furnace (so shut it off, in the middle of the winter). He said that the heat exchanger is so bad that if he puts his screwdriver on it, the screwdriver will go through (at the end of this post I attached the heat exchanger pictures I later took - I can’t even see traces of corrosion on it).
_ Dan refused to do emissions testing, stating that him seeing the holes (which I couldn’t see on his fancy video camera) were enough for red flagging our furnace.
_ Dan mentioned that the “Heating Protection Plan” we were paying monthly since about one decade ago ($27 per month) covers any furnace repairs (parts and labour), but DOESN’T cover heat exchanger repairs (this is a component inside the furnace). So we have to buy a new furnace.
_ Dan booked an appointment for us with his colleague, Don Peters (Enercare salesman), to quote us a price for a brand spanking new furnace.
_ Dan refused to assemble back our old furnace (he left it with components hanging out), and left.
_ after sleeping one night at close to freezing temperatures, the next day I got a new furnace installed by a local company (for $5,000+tax).
_ these new guys showed me our old furnace disassembled on our driveway. We all looked at its heat exchanger, and none of us could see any holes in it. I took pictures of it.
_ the incredible thing is that after all this, I called Enercare and asked them to stop billing me for the “Heating Protection Plan” (because it didn’t protect me neither against heat exchanger repairs, nor against Enercare technicians). The Enercare customer service person told me that my plan automatically renewed one month ago, so they will keep billing me for 11 more months till the plan will expire !!!
_ I called Enbridge and asked them to stop including Enercare charges on my Enbridge bill. They told me to stop paying the Enercare portion of my Enbridge bill.
Conclusion: don’t give $1 to Enercare. Especially don’t buy the Enercare “protection” plan, because that plan is an incentive for Enercare to destroy your old furnace. They will do it on your yearly furnace cleaning appointment.
Interesting comparison: all this story is like you would own an old car, perfectly functional, and the insurance company would come to your driveway and set it on fire, just because they don’t want to insure it anymore. Then they would offer to sell a new car to you. And by the way, you would have to keep paying 11 more months if insurance prime on the burnt-out old car. Because the insurance on it renewed automatically ...
We subscribe to Enercare's annual furnace and air condition maintenance checkup and tune-up plan. We've been with them for a few years, since they were Direct Energy Home Services in both Mississauga and at our new home in Carlisle.
We enjoy the peace of mind knowing that our equipment is protected should anything happen.
So far so good...
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