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Grinding, Squealing and Screeching: Interpreting the Noises Your HVAC Makes

If something is failing or going amiss with your HVAC unit, chances are, your HVAC unit is letting you know something is not quite right. However, most of the cues come in the form of sounds that many of us may overlook. If you hear your HVAC unit grinding, squealing, screeching or squeaking, it is letting you know it needs help. I was unaware of these cues and overlooked them. It ended up costing me a lot of money in repairs. I want to make sure that does not happen to other people, so I made this website. I hope you learn how to interpret the noises your HVAC unit is making so you can get it the repairs it needs before you incur a costly repair, or worse, permanently ruin your unit for good.

Grinding, Squealing and Screeching: Interpreting the Noises Your HVAC Makes

2 Reasons To Consider A Window-Mounted Air Conditioner

by Billie Carlson

A window-mounted air conditioner is a great alternative to central air cooling systems. Two reasons to consider installing a window mounted air conditioner are to save money and because it is easy to install.

Save Money

The biggest advantage that a window-mounted air conditioner has over a central air system is the upfront cost of the equipment. A single window-mounted air conditioner can be purchased for a fraction of the price of a central air system.

Sure, you will need to buy multiple window-mounted units to cool your entire home, but you can purchase multiple units for less than the price of a single central air conditioning unit. Installing a central air unit for a 2,000 square foot house can cost between $3,500 and $4,000.

Another way that a window-mounted air conditioner can save you money is on your utility bills. When you use a central air system, you are going to be cooling every room in the house, including rooms that no one is using. This means that you are spending more money and energy than is necessary to keep yourself comfortable.

With a window-mounted unit, you will be able to easily control your energy usage because each unit is only designed to cool a single room. This means that you can turn on the air conditioner when you enter a room, and turn it off when you are done in that room. 

Easy To Install

Another big advantage to buying a window-mounted unit is that it is quite easy to install. In most cases, you can install a single window-mounted air conditioner in under an hour. The process typically requires you to simply set it on a windowsill, close the window onto the top of the unit, and seal any gaps around the unit so that pests and hot air cannot get into the house.

On the other hand, a central air system can take multiple days to install. This can be a bit of a problem because it means that your home will be quite uncomfortable until the unit is installed, and you will have the inconvenience of having the installers moving throughout your house every day until the installation is complete.

In addition, the easy to install nature of a window-mounted air conditioner means that you can easily uninstall the unit. This is great because it means that you can take it with you when you move rather than buying a new unit for your new home.

Speak to a heating and cooling specialist such as Jim's Burner Service Inc today in order to discuss which air conditioning system is right for your home. A window-mounted unit is a great choice because it is easy to install and it can save you money when compared to a central air conditioning system.