Over the six years, I have had a rental agreement. Service booking agents said it was unnecessary when I requested the tankless water heater maintenance. I would have to resolve the manual instructing for the flush to be annual.
After my term on my agreement, I wanted to purchase the buyout. Quoted ~$2200, which is more than the cost of the same new unit at the big box hardware store. Kijiji/Ebay even has used units for a 1/5 of the cost. I asked how they could justify the price, and they told me the cost was the unit + installation cost + service call cost for maintenance. The person on the phone estimated that to be ~$4000, with the depreciation calculated over 16 years. (the unit warranty is ten years) Considering I have paid that in rental costs, it seems unfair. They want you to rent forever. I would never recommend using this company as they take a loan shark approach to business, get two other quotes from other plumbers, and are guaranteed to pay way less, with considerably less hassle in the long run. The only recourse I have is to pay the account closing fee and remove and replace the unit myself, which is why I am heading to the hardware store after I write my experiences for others to be aware. Shameful................
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Hello, I am sorry to hear of your experience, if you would like to speak further, please email your account details, and a further description of your situation, I would be happy to help. Thank you, Karen – KBisson@reliancecomfort.com