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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

Six Things You Should Do When You Need AC Repairs

by Billie Carlson

Dealing with an air conditioner malfunction can be a frustrating and cumbersome experience. This is especially true if the malfunction occurs at the peak of the summer when temperatures are very high.

However, there are a few things you can do to minimize the inconvenience caused by your AC malfunction. The following are six things you should do when you need AC repairs.

Be patient

It's easy for people to become frustrated or even stressed out over an air conditioning problem. Most of us with air conditioners in our home are accustomed to comfortably cool temperatures during the hottest parts of the summer. However, it's important to be patient when your air conditioner malfunctions so that you can resolve the issue as quickly and efficiently as possible. Becoming impatient will only make the situation more stressful.

Do some basic troubleshooting

Initially, you should do some of your own troubleshooting to see if the issue is something that you can easily resolve yourself. You can shut your air conditioner off and turn it back on to see if it will start working. You can also switch the air filter out and clear space around your outdoor unit and registers to promote better air circulation. Another thing you should do is make sure your thermostat battery still has power. If none of these things help, you will need professional help to resolve the problem. 

Call the right HVAC technician

You need to get in touch with a reliable HVAC technician. It's best to work with an HVAC service that provides emergency repair service and that can come out to look at your air conditioner right away so that you don't have to wait. 

Be prepared to accommodate your HVAC technician

Before your HVAC technician arrives, you can clear some space for them around your air conditioner and HVAC equipment. This way, your HVAC technician will be able to get to work right away on your equipment upon arriving at your home. 

Try some ways to cool things down in the meantime

There are a lot of things you can do to stay cool while you're waiting for your air conditioner repairs. You can get some fans out and put them around your home to help yourself and other household residents feel cooler. If the heat starts to get to you, you can try taking a cold shower to get more comfortable. 

Be available to communicate with your HVAC technician while they're inspecting your equipment

It's important that you're constantly available for communication in case your HVAC technician has some questions for you while they are working on your air conditioner. If you have to be at work or elsewhere, make sure that you're at least available to answer questions by phone. 

For more information, contact an AC repair company.