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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

Insight To Help You Install The Right Home Air Conditioner System

by Billie Carlson

When summer is in full swing and the temperatures reach triple digits, you will need an indoor air conditioner that can keep you cool and protected from overheating. There are several options you can pick from in terms of an air conditioner unit for your home, and a professional installation is a great way to install it properly and protect it with a warranty. Here are some ideas to think about when you are preparing to install a new air conditioner in your home.

Look For the Right AC System

Whether your home is large or small, you can install an air conditioner system or setup that keeps your home cool and comfortable. For a whole-home AC that delivers cool air through a vent system, your installation specialist will evaluate the size of your home and install a unit that will provide enough cooling capacity. 

You may also want to install a mini-split air conditioner system that can cool different areas of your home separately. This is a good option when one area of your home or one floor is constantly warmer than the others. A mini-split system will focus more cooling on the warmer areas, or will provide a way to keep a room cooler on purpose and at a different temperature than the others.

Choose the Unit Placement

Depending on the type of air conditioner system you plan to install, you should choose the right location of the actual unit with a window unit or the outside compressor for a whole-home air conditioner. If you are installing a window unit, you should look for a window that will serve a majority of the space you plan to cool. So if you are installing two separate window units, place one window unit at one end of the home and the other unit on the other side of the home to efficiently cool the entire space. 

Also, look at the type of window and its placement against the sun's position in the sky. If you can install your window AC unit in a window that is a double-hung window that slides up to open the window, a window unit will sit best in this type of opening. However, if you have a window that slides open sideways, this will also work but you will have a larger opening to close up against incoming outside air. Look at installing a plexiglass or foam insulation insert to block the remaining window opening next to the AC window unit. Try to place your window unit in a window that is on the northern side of your home or within the shade of a tree or shrubbery. This will help your air conditioner work more efficiently.

For more information, contact an AC replacement service.