It’s every homeowner’s nightmare: The air conditioner breathes its dying breath on the hottest day of summer — or the furnace keels over during a blizzard. Besides the unplanned expenses that major home repairs involve, these situations almost always cause disruption and discomfort. You might find yourself stuck without vital cooling or heating systems during times of year when repair crews are at their busiest.
Some repairs are well-known causes of homeowner headaches. Replacing the HVAC system is one of the costliest emergency situations a homeowner can face, with an average replacement system priced at thousands of dollars. Another source of homeowner stress is water damage, which can require mold remediation or repairs to floors, ceilings, and drywall. The third repair to dread is roof replacement. After all, roofing problems can’t be put off, since they can lead to water damage, possible pest infestations, and still other complications.
Fortunately, you can lower your risks with the right preventive maintenance. The following infographic, published by Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., offers hints of the pros to help you avoid some of the most expensive repairs that homeowners commonly face. The advice ranges from keeping your HVAC system clean and well serviced to protecting your home from water damage. Some of the tips involve professional servicing, but others are upkeep tasks that you can manage on your own.
Read on to learn how you can be proactive about protecting yourself from the stress of unexpected home repairs.
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