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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

Preserving Your Indoor Air Quality During The Winter Months

by Billie Carlson

Maintaining quality air inside your home is essential when it comes to the health and comfort of your family. When outdoor temperatures drop, you rely more on your home's heating system to keep indoor temperatures high. Although your heating system serves a vital purpose, it can compromise the quality of your indoor air.

Here are three simple things that you can do to preserve your indoor air quality this coming winter.

1. Invest in a thorough air duct cleaning.

One of the easiest ways to ensure that your indoor air quality doesn't suffer this winter is to invest in a thorough cleaning of your air ducts. Ducts can serve as a breeding ground for mold and other allergens that could irritate the respiratory systems of you and your family.

A thorough duct cleaning will help to remove these allergens so that they are not picked up by the air moving through your ducts and distributed throughout your home when your heating system begins running regularly.

2. Check filters more often.

Although it's important to check the filters on your air conditioner and furnace throughout the year, it's especially critical that you make time to check your filters during the cold winter months.

When outdoor temperatures drop, your family members and pets will likely spend more time within your home. This means that more skin cells are shed inside and more pet dander is left behind when your animals shed.

An increase in skin cells and pet dander can cause your filter to clog up faster than it normally would, which can compromise both the energy efficiency of your furnace and your indoor air quality. Change the filter often to keep the air inside your home as healthy as possible.

3. Use a humidifier.

Making the choice to add a humidifier to your home this winter can really help you improve the quality of your indoor air. The heated air produced by your furnace can dry out your skin and delicate nasal passages.

This drying effect could lead to sinus discomfort and respiratory ailments throughout the winter. A humidifier helps to replace some of the moisture that is lost inside your home, preserving the quality of your air and ensuring the comfort of your family throughout the cold winter months.

Being able to preserve the quality of your indoor air when winter sets in is important when it comes to ensuring the health and comfort of your family. Clean your air ducts, replace furnace filters often, and use a humidifier to keep your home's indoor air as healthy as possible this winter. To learn more, contact some air conditioning contractors near you!