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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

Common Customizations To Consider For Your HVAC System

by Billie Carlson

There can be many steps that you can take to better customize your home's air conditioning and heating system to your needs. While the main advantage of taking some of these steps will be to improve your own comfort, these upgrades can also help to improve your home's value.

Have An Emergency Heater Installed

Being without a source of heat can be one of the most serious problems that you can face with your HVAC system. In many areas, it may be difficult to hire an emergency repair technician, and this can lead to being without heat for at least a day or two. Having an emergency heater will enable you to stay warm despite these failures. It is possible to combine the emergency heater with your current system so that you can continue to control it with your normal thermostat.

Insulate And Seal The Ducting

The ducting in the home is often one of the main sources of performance problems. As ducting ages, it can develop small gaps between the various sections of it. These gaps can significantly reduce the amount of air that makes it into your home's interior. While it may not always be possible to insulate and seal the ducting completely, you can identify the areas that are contributing the most to your performance problems. This will allow you to better balance your need for performance gains with the practical limitations of making this upgrade.

Protect The System Against Pests

Pests can severely damage your HVAC system, but it is common for homeowners to fail to treat their systems for the most common pests. This can allow ants, bees, rodents, and other potentially harmful pests to nest in the system. While treating your system for pests is essential, you will want to have it done during the cooler time of the day as it will need to be kept off while the pest repellent dries. Otherwise, you could have a very strong smell inside the home.

Reduce Any Unnecessary Usage

Running the air conditioning or heating when you are not home can be a major source of wasted energy. While it may seem like remembering to turn off the thermostat when you are leaving would be easy, many individuals simply struggle to develop this habit. If you are one of these people, upgrading to a programmable thermostat will allow you to set the system to turn off during times when you are typically not at home.

For more information, contact your local custom HVAC services.