Living in the southeast can be dangerous during storm season. While I’ve always wanted to live along the beach, I’ve avoided moving any closer to the shore out of fear of tropical storms destroying the region. And those fears have been completely justified after the storms we saw this past year. Even living further inland, my city sustained quite a bit of damage. The powerful wind and torrential rain did a number on the city, and power was lost for up to a week in some areas due to the extent of damage the power lines sustained. Power was back on my street very quickly, however a tree was knocked down by the wind outside my house, crashing down onto my HVAC equipment outside. I’m grateful it missed my house, the damages would have been monumentally worse, but HVAC equipment isn’t cheap. Before going out and buying an entirely new heating and cooling system, I called an HVAC service to come out and check the damage to see if the system was savable. Alas, they gave the news I was expecting. It would cost more to replace all of the broken parts and get it running again than it would be to simply buy an entirely new unit. They did, however, make some really useful suggestions on what I should look for when purchasing my new HVAC system, and even offered me a stellar deal compared to other companies on the price of the new system and installation. They got everything set up for me, and even helped me get their insurance and HVAC service plan, ensuring my new system gets regular tune-ups and that I’ll be covered in case any future accidents occur.
July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021