Issues with your heating or air conditioning can cost a lot of money, especially if they happen unexpectedly. It is best to do everything you can to avoid emergencies, but sometimes even with the utmost precaution you can still find yourself in a tight situation. These are the most common HVAC problems that cost the most. We recommend getting preventative maintenance on your system regularly to try and avoid paying big bills.

No heat from the furnace

When your furnace simply quits on you, it can be a nightmare. This is never more true than in the dead of the Ontario winter. It could be for a number of reasons, a few being:

  •  frozen pipes
  • electronic malfunction
  • pilot light out
  • lack of fuel

Regardless of the reason why your heat isn’t flowing, it is going to be a big problem. Spending just one day without heat can make life really uncomfortable. A professional team will need to come make emergency repairs and assess the damage. Sometimes it results in complete replacement. Your best bet is to have a professional inspect it yearly and to upgrade every 5 years to the most recent model. Even then, emergencies may still occur.

Boiler breakdown

Your boiler is the heart and soul of your HVAC system and is responsible for making sure you have hot water. Unlike a furnace breakdown that could be for several different reasons, boiler breakdowns are usually age mechanics-related. When you don’t have hot water, you won’t be able to do all of the things you took for granted like take showers, wash the dishes, or even clean your hands. Having a routine maintenance schedule is a great way to make sure your boiler’s pipes are working properly and that it isn’t breaking down due to age.

Refrigerator issues

Your home’s fridge is probably the most used appliance. It is always on and always working hard to keep your food edible. If you have a leak in the line, or the fridge stops working for some other reason, it will not only cost you money in terms of repairs or replacements, but it will also waste the food that you have inside if you don’t salvage it. Getting an inspection from a professional or even keeping an eye out yourself for leaks behind the appliance or wiring issues could go a long way in saving your from this costly HVAC emergency.

Regardless of the emergency, a team of trained HVAC technicians can be your saving grace. The professionals at Premier Heating and Cooling will do whatever it takes to get your system working again. Issues with your furnace, boiler, or refrigerator are the common HVAC problems that will cost you the most money, so make sure to get regular preventative maintenance to ensure that they don’t arise.

 

 

One thought on “HVAC Problems that Cost the Most – And How to Avoid Them

  1. Having the furnace stop out of the blue is always disconcerting in the winter. It happened to us a few times when I was a little girl. Since I was little at the time, I don’t know if it was a problem with the pipes or an electrical malfunction. All I know is that I don’t want that to happen again. We will have to make sure that we have it inspected annually.

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