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Homeowners: How to Prepare for Common HVAC Emergencies

how to prepare for common hvac emergencies

We can never know when an HVAC emergency is going to strike. According to government statistics, a quarter of all households don’t have savings ready to help pay for an emergency HVAC repair should one be needed, according to recent studies. Among those who do have some cash prepared, half of them have less than a thousand dollars – certainly not enough to cover a new furnace. Read on to make sure you’re not risking getting stuck in a cold home if your furnace starts malfunctioning during the winter.

The Most Common Causes for HVAC Breakdowns

A faulty air conditioning and heating system was the most common of all home emergencies cited in the report – it accounted for a fifth of unexpected breakdowns. Some frequent causes of a furnace breaking down are:

-Faulty pilot or ignition

-Dirty filters

-Malfunctioning thermostats

-Wear and tear over time

Meanwhile, the most common… read more