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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

Water Heater Not Supplying Hot Water? What You Can Do

by Billie Carlson

If your water heater is not giving you hot water, it can make those mundane daily tasks you take for granted difficult. Tasks such as bathing, washing your hands, washing dishes, or even doing laundry. If you do not have any hot water in your home, it is most likely an issue with your hot water heater. If your hot water heater is not running properly, you need to either repair your water heater or have it replaced. Read on for tips to help get your hot water heater running properly.

Adjust The Temperature

The temperature setting on the hot water heater is the temperature that should be coming through your faucets at it's highest temperature. If your water heater is not supplying you with hot enough water, try to adjust the hot water heater to help get it hotter. Know that if your hot water heater is beginning to go out, adjusting the temperature is only a temporary repair. If the temperature on the thermostat was turned down for some reason, this could repair your problem.

Remove Sediment

Sediment at the bottom of the water heater may be causing your water to not be warm enough. If the water is not hot any longer, and adjusting the temperature didn't do the trick, you may have to drain the water from the water heater and remove the sediment. Sediment is produced by the minerals in the water that settles to the bottom of the tank. You'll need to drain the water out with a garden hose and run it to the outside of the house or to a drain in your home. Then using the drain opening, attach a hose such as the extension hose from a shop vacuum. Suck out as much of the sediment at the bottom of the tank. This may take some work on your part to get the sediment and all of the water removed. Once you think you have the sediment out of the tank, you can turn the water back on to your water heater to fill the tank back up. It may take a few hours for the tank to heat all of the water up in the tank.

If you have issues with your water heater and you aren't sure how to repair it on your own, call a water heater repair service for help to get your water heater repaired.