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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

5 Warning Signals That It's Time To Service Your Air Conditioning

by Billie Carlson

Choosing to repair or replace your air conditioning system isn't always the most enjoyable item on your to-do list. It can be confusing and difficult to make an informed decision. The longer you wait, however, the larger the consequences could be in term of time investment and cost. To help you make the best decision, here are five warning signals that you should repair or replace your air conditioning system:


Are you hearing strange whizzing sounds or clunky noises? This could be sign that a small creature has invaded your system or that excess dust and debris has clogged the internal mechanisms such as fans and switches. Strange noises aren't just annoying, they're one of the primary warning signals that service needs to be performed on your air conditioning.


Before trying to revive an old air conditioning unit, consider how many years it has on it. If it is older than 10-12 years old, it is likely that constant repairs will be needed in the near future. It may be cost effective to consider larger repairs or a new unit in order to prevent further issues, which leads us to the next warning signal:

Health Has Become a Consistent Issue

If you find yourself calling for constant repairs only to have something else go wrong soon after, it may be time to retire your air conditioning for an upgrade. Even if your system is relatively new, constant issues could be a sign that it was not manufactured with a quality of standards.

It Takes More to Do Less

A serious symptom that you need to repair or replace your system is a rise in the price of your energy bills (outside of seasonal changes). As your system becomes less efficient, it will cost more money to produce less cooling effects.

You Find Yourself in Financial Jeopardy

If your utility bills are out of control, it can be tempting to ignore them or refrain from calling a technician to fix the issue. While short term costs maybe slightly less, you will be paying far more than you should if you don't correct the issue. You can put more money in your pocket by hiring a professional (such as one from Artie's Heating & Air Inc) to replace your unit or install one that works efficiently and effectively.

Knowing when to call in the professionals to service your air conditioning can be confusing. With the above tips, however, it doesn't have to be. Be aware of these five warning signals and enjoy an efficient, money-saving air conditioning system.