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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

Why Is Your House So Cold? What You Can Do About It

by Billie Carlson

If your house is up to temperature according to your thermostat, but it's still so cold in your house, there are a few things you can do that may help with this. Your furnace may not actually be working properly, or there could be a few other things wrong. Read on for tips to help you get your home warm.

Check Out Your Thermostat

Inspect your thermostat further to see if it's not working properly. The temperature may be reading what it is supposed to be set to, but not actually reading correctly. If this is the case, the thermostat may need to be replaced. You can use a thermometer in your home to see what the temperature is inside your house. If it's reading at a different temperature, your thermostat should be replaced. Install a new thermostat yourself or hire a professional to install the thermostat for you.

Add Humidity

If you don't have a lot of humidity in your home, no matter what the temperature is, it is still going to feel cold. Add more humidity to your home by either putting a humidifier in your home or having one added to your furnace. The added humidity to your home can help keep your home feeling warm and can also save you money on your energy bills, as your furnace isn't going to need to turn on as much. 

Have Your Furnace Inspected

Your furnace may be having a tough time running in order to keep up with the demand of the temperature in your home. If you aren't setting your thermostat too high, the problem may then be your furnace. If the furnace is too small, it is going to have a hard time keeping up with the temperature. If it's too large, it is going to have a hard time as well. Have your furnace inspected by a professional HVAC technician to determine if it is the right size for your home. Your furnace may also be dirty and need to be cleaned to help it work more efficiently. A technician can clean your furnace for you in order to get it to work properly.

If your home is cold, and you aren't sure if your furnace is working properly, call an HVAC repair company to come out and take a look at your system to ensure it is working properly and to make any necessary heating repairs or updates to your system.