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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

How To Buy The Best HVAC System For Your Home

by Billie Carlson

A good HVAC system keeps you nice and warm in the winter and cool in the summer. However, choosing the perfect HVAC system for your needs takes a few steps. If you would like to know more, keep reading to see how you can find the right HVAC system.

Consider the Size of Your Home

Before you buy any HVAC system, make sure you know the size of your home so you can choose the right size of HVAC system. If your HVAC system is too small, it won't adequately heat/cool your home. This may force you to use more energy to try and achieve the desired temperature. This forces the system to work too hard.

On the other hand, if your system is too big, it becomes too effective at heating and cooling the house. This forces the system to cycle frequently, and the more the system cycles, the more wear and tear it experiences. In the long run, this causes the HVAC system to break down faster.

Check the Energy Efficiency

You want to get a highly energy-efficient system to save money on energy bills. Start by looking for systems that have the Energy Star logo, but don't stop there. Ultimately, you need to know the SEER or the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio for the unit, as this measures how much energy the system uses in a standard year. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the system.

Choose Optional Features

Finally, consider any optional features you may want, such as adding a humidifier or dehumidifier. If you live in an area with dry air, it can cause irritation and dry skin/eyes. An HVAC system with a humidifier adds moisture to your indoor air. However, if you have too much moisture, it can lead to mold growth, so a dehumidifier can help remove moisture.

Ask about smart thermostats too. Smart thermostats can save you money because they are programmable, so the system can automatically adjust the temperature when you leave or are sleeping. This saves you money because you aren't wasting energy when you don't need it.

Don't forget to ask about an HVAC system with zoned heating and cooling. This feature lets you heat/cool specific parts of the house while ignoring others. Overall, this can drastically reduce your energy bills.

If you need a new HVAC system, you need to do a little legwork first. At the very least, you need to know the size of your home. If you would like to know more, contact a company like Trane South.