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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

Three Improvements to Make Your Old Radiant Heating More Energy Efficient

by Billie Carlson

Radiant heating can be a great way to heat your home and keep the cost down. If you want to improve the efficiency of your home's heating, there are many things that can be done. You may want to consider installing thermostat and check valves. You can also replace use biomass or solar energy to help combat heating costs. Here are some ideas to help make your radiant heating more efficient and save this winter:

1. Installing Thermostat Valves For Zoning Efficiency

If you have areas of your home that do not seem to ever heat up, a zoned heating design may be beneficial. With radiant heating, this can be installed by installing thermostat valves on the radiators. This will allow you to adjust the temperature of individual radiators. It will help to prevent the uneven heating in your home, where one room is always too hot, while other rooms seem to never get the heating they need. This is a simple improvement that can be done to your radiators in a couple of hours.

2. Using Check Valves To Prevent Constant Circulation

Check valves can be another solution to help improve the efficiency of radiant heating. These are used to prevent water from constantly circulating through the radiators. They can be installed at the boiler and other areas where water constantly circulates through the system. These valves are installed to improve the distribution of heat throughout your home. In addition, a plumbing manifold can be installed to help with the distribution of heat. This is an improvement that can help give the radiant heating in your home more of a modern design. It will help give your home a uniform comfort in every room.

3. Adding In-Floor Heating Where You Want To Update Floors

There may also be areas of your home where you are considering doing improvements. If you want to change floors in areas like a bathroom or kitchen, consider adding in-floor heating. This will put an end to cold floors in the mornings, as well as help to heat these areas of your home efficiently. In kitchens, in-floor systems can remove radiators that may be taking up valuable space.

These are some of the radiant heating improvements that can help you bring down your energy costs. If you need help with improvements to your heating system, contact a heating contractor, such as Reed Heating, and talk with them about what improvements will be the best to help you save energy.