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Adjuster Tips View All

Adjusters, Don’t Let Complex HVAC Systems Be Your Claim to Shame

Four Consequences That Can Occur When You Settle a Complex HVAC Claim Alone As an adjuster it’s your job to handle claims as quickly and accurately as possible. But the…

Don’t Let Improper Installations and Repairs Hide in Your HVAC Claims

An attic caught fire because the air handler was wired incorrectly. Ductwork developed microbial growth because it was re-routed improperly. Hail damaged outdoor HVAC equipment because components were missing. These…

5 Questions to Ask Before Settling HVAC Claims

HVAC claims can be among the most difficult types of claims to settle. Not only is there an urgency to settle these claims quickly due to an HVAC's system function…

Cause of Loss View All

Hail-Prone Commercial HVAC Equipment

The HVACi 2020 Annual Report found that nearly half of the commercial HVAC claims included hail-damaged equipment, but more than 80% of the claimed systems could return to pre-loss condition…

HVAC Hail Claim Basics

The National Centers for Environmental Information notes that hailstorms can cause billions of dollars in damages during each severe event. Though the outdoor equipment on commercial and residential HVAC systems…

Codes and Regulations View All

Understanding the Impact of Federal Regulations on HVAC Claims

The following article on “Understanding the impact of federal regulations on HVAC claims,” written by Jay Dykstra of HVACi and StrikeCheck, was originally published on Property Casualty 360.  Regulations relating to some HVAC…

HVAC Codes and Regulations Webinar Recording

Dealing with building codes and federal regulations on property claims can make an adjuster’s job even more difficult, particularly when it involves HVAC equipment. With so many different code levels,…

The Phaseout of R-22 Refrigerant White Paper

After 10 years of talk about the phaseout of R-22 refrigerant, the time has finally come for what used to be the leading residential HVAC refrigerant. Meanwhile, a lot of…

Commercial Equipment View All

Hail-Prone Commercial HVAC Equipment

The HVACi 2020 Annual Report found that nearly half of the commercial HVAC claims included hail-damaged equipment, but more than 80% of the claimed systems could return to pre-loss condition…

The Basics of Chillers

When a damaged chiller claim lands on your desk, you need to be ready for the complexities that come with it. These systems are often intricate and specialized based on…

Chiller Claim Guide

Claims involving commercial HVAC equipment can be complex, particularly when it comes to chillers. Determining the cause of loss, scope of repairs, and an accurate settlement amount can be daunting…

Electrical Equipment View All

StrikeCheck Releases 2020 Annual Claims Report

Data on 2019 Claim Trends Gives Carriers an Opportunity to Better Understand Risk and Exposure StrikeCheck’s 2020 Annual Claims Report offers valuable insights on claim trends CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, February…

Intro to Solar Power System Claims Webinar Recording

Solar power systems have become increasingly popular over the past few years due to decreased installation costs and increased interest in green technology. With more of these systems in place,…

Solar Power Overview Video

An Introduction to Solar Power Systems Solar power systems are incredibly complex, and if you’re processing a solar power system or panel repair claim, you want to be sure that…

Fire Claims View All

Smoke and Fire Damage to HVAC Systems

Smoke and fire damage can occur year round and be sparked by a variety of sources ranging from a lightning strike, an electrical malfunction, incident in the kitchen, or even…

The Rising Wildfire Risk and Property Claims

Wildfire risk has been on the rise throughout the past decade. The first four months of 2017 have shown an increase of 20% in the number of wildfires compared to…

Hail and Wind Claims View All

Hail-Prone Commercial HVAC Equipment

The HVACi 2020 Annual Report found that nearly half of the commercial HVAC claims included hail-damaged equipment, but more than 80% of the claimed systems could return to pre-loss condition…

HVAC Hail Claim Basics

The National Centers for Environmental Information notes that hailstorms can cause billions of dollars in damages during each severe event. Though the outdoor equipment on commercial and residential HVAC systems…

Hail and Commercial HVAC Systems Don’t Mix

Hundreds of thousands of insurance claims are filed annually in the United States because of severe hailstorms that can cause billions of dollars’ worth of damage, according to the National…

HVAC Equipment View All

Ductless Systems 101: Know What Makes This HVAC System Different

Many of us are familiar with the most frequently used HVAC systems that force warm and cool air through ductwork throughout a building to maintain the preferred temperature over multiple…

6 Things to Know About Ductless Systems Guide

Ductless systems aren’t as commonly used as other types of HVAC systems, but what makes them unique is what you may need to know in order to handle claims that…

Hail-Prone Commercial HVAC Equipment

The HVACi 2020 Annual Report found that nearly half of the commercial HVAC claims included hail-damaged equipment, but more than 80% of the claimed systems could return to pre-loss condition…

Industry Data View All

Just the Facts – How HVACi Puts its Words into Actions to Handle Insurance Claims Related to HVAC Systems

Just the Facts is HVACi’s tagline for a reason. It’s something we believe in and achieve from the moment insurance personnel put their trust in us to handle their assessments…

StrikeCheck Releases 2020 Annual Claims Report

Data on 2019 Claim Trends Gives Carriers an Opportunity to Better Understand Risk and Exposure StrikeCheck’s 2020 Annual Claims Report offers valuable insights on claim trends CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, February…

HVACi Releases 2020 Annual Claims Report

Carriers Have Opportunity to Uncover Hidden Risks and Potential Claims Leakage to Better Understand Their Business HVACi’s 2020 Annual Claims Report provides carriers with data on thousands of actual claims…

Lightning and Surge Claims View All

Lightning and Surge Claims Webinar Recording

Every year, about 25 million bolts of lightning touch ground (National Severe Storms Laboratory)-- or hit homes, cars, trees, or other objects -- which resulted in over 77,000 claims in…

HVAC Lightning Damage

Determining if lightning was the true cause of loss to your insured's HVAC unit can be a complicated task, particularly when lightning is one of the most frequently claimed perils.…

Identifying Lightning Damage to HVAC Systems

Lightning strikes the earth about 100 times every second and can heat the surrounding air to up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit (The Weather Channel). As such a destructive force, it’s…

Storm Claims View All

Hurricane Claims Preparation Webinar

June 10, 2020 at 2 PM EST  Forecasters have already predicted that the 2020 hurricane season is going to be highly active, and that could mean major damage to commercial…

Spring Storm Claims Toolkit for Adjusters

Spring storm season started with a bang across much of the United States, and weather events are only expected to increase in frequency throughout the season. According to Aon Benfield’s catastrophe…

Hurricane Damage Resources for Adjusters

2016 was the busiest Atlantic hurricane season in the past four years and served as a reminder of how devastating hurricane damage can be. Last year, there were 15 named…

Theft Claims View All

HVAC Theft Claims Overview

Theft consistently ranks as one of the top four most frequently claimed perils by homeowners each year. HVAC systems are particularly common targets for theft crimes as they are comprised…

The Impact of HVAC Theft on Property Claims

One in every 235 homeowners files a theft claim each year. These damages average nearly $4,000 per paid claim, according to the Insurance Information Institute. A major contributing factor to these…

Water Claims View All

HVAC Water Damage Overview

Water damage  can occur at any time of year, whether due to natural or man-made circumstances. HVAC systems are susceptible to water losses from man-made causes such as water leaks…

Identifying Water-Damaged HVAC Systems After a Hurricane

The following article on “Identifying water-damaged HVAC systems after a hurricane”, written by Matt Livingston of HVAC Investigators, was originally published on Property Casualty 360. As the floodwaters recede across the Gulf Coast…

Winter Losses View All

Furnace Basics Claim Guide

In the cold winter months, you’re likely to see your share of claims involving furnace damage. To accurately handle such claims, it’s critical to understand the differences in furnace types,…

Furnace Claims 101: The Basics of a Residential Furnace

A furnace is an essential part of many homes, and frequently used during the colder winter months. With this increased usage, adjusters can expect to see a parallel increase in…

Boiler Basics Claim Guide

As an adjuster, you’re likely to see your share of boiler claims each fall and winter (or even summer, if a boiler acts as a water heater). It’s important to…

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