AG Coffman Obtains Temporary Restraining Order Against Company that Potentially Compromised Consumer Safety
released on August 23, 2017
found in newsletter: August 2017
DENVER- Today Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that a Denver District Court Judge has granted her motion to temporarily shut down Mile High Heating & Cooling, LLC, after her office presented evidence that the defendants had performed approximately one thousand HVAC installations in consumers’ homes, and had avoided seeking required building permits for the vast majority of those installations. The Court found that allowing the Defendants to continue to engage in the HVAC business would create a risk that a consumer might be exposed to carbon monoxide or that their home could explode.
The temporary restraining order prevents the company and its owner, Kevin Dykman, from engaging in any activity related to the sale or installation of furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters, air conditioning units or any other type of HVAC equipment.
The Attorney General’s Office presented evidence that Mile High Heating & Cooling advertised “expert” HVAC services while frequently sending unqualified technicians to perform the work.
“It is completely unacceptable for businesses to compromise the safety of Colorado consumers,” said Attorney General Coffman. “My office will continue to crack down on companies that skirt the law and place Colorado consumers at risk.”
Any company or homeowner that intends to install HVAC equipment in a residence must first obtain a building permit from the local building department. The building permit process includes a follow-up inspection by the building department to ensure consumer safety. Consumers should ask HVAC companies to provide proof that they comply with building permit procedures.
For information for what to do regarding an uninspected furnace, boiler, hot water heater or air conditioning unit, or to report any fraudulent activity, go to https://www.stopfraudcolorado.gov/our-cases/consumer-protection/mile-high-heating-and-cooling-llc
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