I had never had a problem with the HVAC at my new house until recently.
The local weather channel had warned us of a windstorm that would be coming through the area.
I usually disregard these kinds of alerts due to the dramatics that are presented on the local news stations. The new HVAC was built to withstand hurricane force winds. We selected this specific model due to this feature. I did not think about the possibility of a common wind storm in the area. Recently, we had a storm come through with winds of 70 miles per hour. The businesses and schools in the area closed early due to this storm. Because I have kids now, I decided to take this more seriously that I normally would. There was a time in my 20s where I actually stayed in my rental house that was 2 blocks from the ocean during a hurricane. The new house had just had a new HVAC installed. After the storm, we decided to do a thorough inspection of the property to ensure that there were no trees down or parts missing from the house. The only damage we had was a small plant that was knocked over on the back porch. The HVAC was full of leaves due to the wind, and we had to call the HVAC maintenance company to clear them out. The HVAC company sent a technician out immediately and he was able to fix the problem.