Bad experience leads us to be prepared with HVAC equipment

This last spring has been very difficult for us. We were getting absolutely bombarded with rainstorms! There were all kinds of flash floods and the rain was just relentless. It didn’t help that our HVAC system ended up breaking down on us during that time. Apparently, a lot of people were dealing with HVAC system failures because the HVAC companies were entirely backed up for up to a week. We faced a terrible ordeal when our HVAC gave out and we had to wait about 5 days. This was during tons of rain and we even experienced a power outage that lasted for a whole day. At least during the power outage, everybody had to deal with the lack of air conditioning just like us, so everybody was miserable. The power outage was actually terrible though because we and a bunch of others in the area experienced flooding in the basement. The only people who were able to get through without flooding were those who had backup generators. I heard all kinds of stories about people having their HVAC units destroyed because of the flooding as well. I guess in this type of situation, you really must have your HVAC unit up on stilts or something to keep it out of the water. Water damage is very destructive to HVAC equipment. Let’s face it, electric components and water don’t mix very well. Our flooding wasn’t nearly as bad as most people because we have excellent draining in the basement. We were thankful when the power came back on, but we still had to deal with the awful air quality and lack of a cooling system. After that experience, we decided to enroll in an HVAC system maintenance plan, and also we invested in a nice backup generator.
Air conditioning system