I am glad that I saved myself of being ripped off. I called Clearview after going through their website to inspect my Giant electric water heater (6000 W, 240 V) which stopped working just after 3 years of use. After inspection the technician told me that the heater elements need to be replaced and they may not be easily available. He adviced me to get rid of this heater and install a new gas fired one. The estimates he gave me with different options were, 1. Tankless heater with water softener: $11630; 2. New gas fired heater with installation and 6 year service: $3674; 3. New gas fired heater with installation and one year service: $3179; 4. New electric water heater with installation and 3 year service: $2897; 5. New electric water heater with installation and 1 year service: $2699; 6. Replace elements: $916.67 The technician insisted that I better replace my heater. I paid him the visit fee $69 and said good-bye. I checked the avaialbility of the heating elements in Calgary. I got them from the manufacturer's dealer for $44. Installed myself after making some research on the net. It took me 40 min to install them. A professional plumber would do it in 20 min. So for $44 part and 20 min job Clearview quoated me $916.67. This is completely unethical and shameless practice. I gave them 1 in rating just because technician came on time and was quick to identify the problem and was nice to talk. The moral is, if you are going to Clearview do your homework before giving them any job.
Posted on June 19, 2012
& Last Modified June 26, 2012