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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

3 Benefits Of A Programmable Thermostat

by Billie Carlson

During the summer season, air conditioning is essential for circulating stagnant air and removing humidity while protecting you from the hot temperatures outside. In the winter, heating is imperative for protecting your family from the cold. To ensure temperatures are where they need to be, your thermostat needs to be set. While there are many designs available, programmable thermostats are the most effective and efficient options available. Here are a few benefits of having a programmable thermostat.

Less Energy Waste

In most cases, your system does not heat to heat or cool all through the daytime hours. Setting your programmable thermostat to heat or cool LESS while you are away from the home helps reduce waste, conserving energy.

Conserving energy is beneficial if you practice a green lifestyle, but it can also benefit your finances.

Financial Savings

Proper use of a programmable thermostat to conserve energy can save a typical household an estimated $180 a year in heating and cooling costs.

To maximize your energy conservation and financial savings, make sure to pick the right programmable thermostat.

If you live a pretty basic scheduling, 1-week programming on the thermostat is sufficient. This will allow you to set one heating/cooling plan that is repeated each day for the whole week. If your household lives a more erratic schedule, 7-day programming may be best because you will be able to set a different heating/cooling plan for each day of the week.

Lastly, many homeowners opt for a 5-2 programmable thermostat. This is great for households where families are away from the home most of the week, but home on the two weekend days.

Improved Comfort

You may be surprised to learn that a programmable thermostat can also improve comfort levels throughout your home.

Programmable thermostats allow you to set temperatures according to different zones of the house. Each zone may have a different preferred temperature.

If upstairs bedrooms are too cold at night, increase temperatures on these upstairs' thermostats. Or, lower temperatures on downstairs' thermostats during the day when everyone is home doing chores or relaxing with one another.

Home Value

The energy efficiency, cost savings, and improved comfort are appealing to others, so installing one or more programmable thermostats will add value to your home.

They may seem expensive considering you already have a functional thermostat, but programmable thermostats are a smart investment for your home's total value.

From energy conservation and financial savings to comfort and value, the benefits of a programmable thermostat are easy to see. For help choosing and installing a new thermostat, contact your heating and air technician, such as from Poynter Sheet Metal, today.