A happy little family

I never realized how useful an HVAC service plan can really be – not until I had to learn the hard way first! When I first moved out of my parents’ house, I was a bright-eyed young adult, eager to claim my independence and find a house to make my home. As a result, my rush to be my own person resulted in picking a house that had a few more issues than I knew how to deal with. Part of the problem was also lying in my lack of experience with household appliance repairs. I didn’t even know who to call if I had issues with my fridge! With the HVAC equipment in my house, I was told there would be a six-month warranty to cover the equipment, but then I would have to track down a service plan from an HVAC service provider in the area. I figured that if anything bad would happen, it would be in the first six months! Well, as life tends to be, I didn’t see a single problem with my boiler, air conditioning system, thermostat or ventilation system until I was in my seventh month. All of a sudden, the A/C system started having issues keeping my house cool. Then, there was something blocking one of the ducts in the ductwork, which caused part of my house to become stuffy while the other part smelled like a rotting animal. The best part of all this was that my thermostat was stuck in “cool” mode, so I never could use the boiler to warm up my house during the winter. Frustrating doesn’t begin to describe how that was, but I’m glad I have all of that equipment covered under my HVAC service plan!