As former property managers I can not believe the company who manages the property we rent sent out an email telling all tenants about a fall furnace special to perform maintenance on their furnace.
Here’s the exact email I received today:
Fall is upon us and the weather is beginning to cool down. Now is a great time to service your furnace to make sure it is running correctly and efficiently. Annual service on the furnace can reduce your utility bills dramatically and will actually save you money through the winter.
We want to help keep your utility bills low so right now Park Place Property Management is offering a full heating system tune up to our tenants for the low price of $99.00. This service is completed by our HVAC certified technicians and includes the following:
- Check / change air filter if needed
- Check motor
- Clean flame sensor
- Clean inducer port
- Check heat exchanger
- Inspect and clean burner assembly
- Inspect all electrical connections and wiring
- Check for gas leaks (If applicable)
- Inspect and clean blower
- Check air flow
- Test thermostat
- Inspect hoses and piping
To track responses, we ask that you respond by filling out this short one question survey, here is the link: (link removed)
I am just floored that they expect the tenants to pay for routine maintenance, this should be something that every property gets as part of their preventative maintenance. It’s in their best interest to keep things running smooth, but that expense should NOT be passed on to the tenants.
Although there’s nothing they have done that is illegal in regards to fair housing regulations because we can chose not to take the offer, I still think it’s shady and just not right to pass this type of expense on to the tenants.