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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

Boiler Repairs To Keep Your Home Warm As Winter Is Coming To An End

by Billie Carlson

Even though the weather is going to be warmer soon, you are still going to need your heating. Therefore, you are going to need to keep up with boiler maintenance and repairs if your home has radiant heating. Sometimes, the long winter has also taken a toll on your boiler, and repairs are going to be needed before spring. The following boiler repairs may need to be done before the winter months end:

Carbon Buildup and Decaying Boiler Tubes—The buildup of carbon can cause a lot of problems with your boiler. This can lead to failures and issues with the tubing. These issues can cause decay of the tubes and damage to the exhaust pipes that allow gases to escape from the system. Repairs that may be needed to deal with these issues include replacing the exhaust pipes or retubing your boiler.

Controller Issues Causing Boiler Failures—The controller is another problem that you may have to deal with when your boiler quits working. Sometimes, the controller's issues are often due to outdated electronics, bad sensors, and other parts. Therefore, one of the repairs that may need to be done to your boiler is replacing the control panel. Today, digital control panels are upgrades that you may want to consider for these repairs. They are more efficient and reliable than manual or analog boiler controls.

Problems with the Boiler Igniter and Burner—There are also issues with the igniter and burner that can cause problems with your boiler. First, older ignition systems can fail due to metal elements that break in the ignition system. Today, ceramic igniters are more reliable and longer-lasting, which can be installed when repairing these problems. In addition, there are other issues with the burner that will need to be repaired. Issues with the burner include the igniter, as well as the heating element, motors, and controls that can all fail.

Issues with Thermostat Controls Causing Boiler Problems—The thermostat is another component of your boiler that can cause issues with your heating. First, the thermostat can cause issues with the heating system, but it can also cause problems with the boiler. This is because the thermostat needs to be calibrated with the boiler. When it is not working properly, it may need to be re-calibrated or replaced. If you have an outdated thermostat, you may want to consider upgrading it with more efficient controls.

The heating system in your home is not the only mechanical installation that uses the boiler. It is also needed for your hot water. Therefore, you will want to contact a boiler repair service for help with repairs.