I had to unexpectedly dip into my savings for Sacramento HVAC services when my heater stopped working. I have some money saved just in case I run into an emergency. I’ve used it before when I needed to buy a new tire for my car. I hate having to go into the fund, but that’s why it’s there. I had never had any trouble out of that heater for as long as I’ve been living in this house, but I guess it’s getting to the point where the heater or the air conditioner will fail one day, so it’s pretty much just living on borrowed time.
When the service worker came to look at my heater, he noticed the model and was amazed. That particular type of heater had been discontinued many years ago by the company that made it. There was nothing wrong with the heater, they just replaced it for a better model, as most companies do. The worker told me that it was in pretty good shape, even though it was as old as it was. He said that although it’s likely that the heater will fail in a couple of years, I can still get some good use out of it. He put in a new part to replace one that had stopped working, and the heater came on.
Since the heater and air conditioner are destined to fail one day, I’ve been saving more money in my emergency fund. As I learned when the heater stopped working the first time, they can fail without warning at any time, so it’s best to have some way to pay for repairs or for a new system. Hopefully, they should be able to hold out before I can get enough funds for a replacement job. I’m going to need at least $2,000.