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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

Mistakes To Avoid During Air Conditioning Installation

by Billie Carlson

Are you upgrading your home to central air in the near future? If so, you will want to get it up and running quickly while keeping your costs down. But you also should be mindful of the fact that cheaper Is not necessarily better. Don't rush the job or take shortcuts, or it could lead to you have a central air system that will develop problems in the future and cost you more money over time. Here are some mistakes you'll want to avoid as you begin your air conditioning installation.

Don't Forget About the V in HVAC

That V of course stands for ventilation. A central air system is only as good as the airflow and ventilation within your home. If you cut corners on your air ducts or vents, you could end up with a situation where your home is not being cooled efficiently, thus leading your central air to keep running for longer than it otherwise would. When it's time to talk to an AC installation contractor about setting up central air, have him or her look at your current airflow and ventilation situation. Making major adjustments to your current setup might cost money now, but a more efficient and well-built system can save you money over time, not to mention keep your family much more comfortable.

Don't Place the Thermostat in a Bad Spot

The new thermostat that comes with your central air system might seem like one of the easiest parts of the entire installation compared to the rest of the work. But don't just think you can put the thermostat on any wall in the house. You will want to specifically avoid placing the thermostat anywhere near a window that has incoming sunlight or near a vent that will have air coming out of it. A thermostat that is getting sunlight on it (or air from a vent) might end up having a less accurate reading because of the interference. This could cause your central air to remain on or turn on and off more frequently than it otherwise would.

Don't Leave Obstructions Near Your New Air Vents

If you will be installing new air vents as part of this installation process, you do not want them to be out of sight and out of mind. In other words, make sure any spot that has an air vent remains free from obstructions like furniture. There's no point in having new air vents installed if you are just going to block the airflow by putting something on top of or too close to it.

Contact an air conditioning company like Edelman Inc today for more information