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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

Steps For Replacing And Upgrading Your Air Conditioning System

by Billie Carlson

When your home's air conditioning system has reached the end of its lifespan, you will likely be faced with a need to replace it. Replacing an aging air conditioning system is a large upgrade to make to a home, and there are some steps that will need to go along with this work to get the best results.

Have The Ducting Cleaned

Air conditioning replacement projects can be an excellent opportunity to have the ducting of the home cleaned. The ducting will have dirt and dust collect in it over time that will be able to impede the performance of the system while also contributing to allergies and other breathing problems. A professional duct cleaning can remove these substances from the ducting so that they will not be disturbed or spread throughout the home during this work. The entire process of thoroughly cleaning a home's ducting should only add a few hours to the time needed to replace the AC system, but it can provide substantial benefits for years after this work is done.

Be Prepared For Disposing Of Your Old Unit

Your old air conditioning system may be one of the largest and heaviest appliances that you will use on a regular basis. Unfortunately, this can make disposing of the old units a challenge as you may not have a vehicle that can comfortably and safely haul the old unit to the landfill or recycling center. There are AC service providers that will be able to handle the removal and disposal of the old air conditioning unit. In addition to disposing of these items and components, these services can also safely remove and process the refrigerant that circulates in these systems so that it will be unable to seep into the environment and cause damage.

Follow A Yearly Maintenance And Service Schedule For The System

Following the exact maintenance and service schedule that is recommended by the manufacturer is another step in protecting and preserving your new air conditioning system. Failing to provide routine maintenance and servicing of the air conditioning system can both significantly shorten its usable lifespan while also reducing the effectiveness of its cooling. Each make and model of air conditioning system will have its own slightly different care needs.

To educate homeowners on the needs of these systems, manufacturers will include a maintenance and service schedule in the owner's manual. This will allow you to know the exact work that the system is needing to have done and the schedule for having this work done. For more information and assistance, contact your local AC services today.