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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

AC Replacement: Why Upgrade To A Geothermal Air Conditioner

by Billie Carlson

A big part of going green is adopting sustainable residential systems that ensure you don't have to worry about replacement for a long time. Most of these systems leverage natural resources to add functionality and convenience to your residence. 

A notable system fitting this description is a geothermal air conditioner; it absorbs latent heat from a residence's indoor spaces and deposits it into the ground. Essentially, it allows you to use your yard to cool your home during the summer months. If your home is due for AC replacement, you should consider exploring this self-sufficient technology, and here is why.

High Efficiency

The greatest incentive to upgrade to a geothermal air conditioner is the unit's high efficiency. As opposed to conventional air conditioners, the geothermal AC unit does not need electricity to pump hot air into the outdoors. Instead, the latent heat absorbed by the refrigerant is released into the ground, allowing for rapid indoor cooling.

No matter how hot it is outside, the quick dispersion of absorbed latent heat into the ground allows the unit to keep up with your home's cooling needs. Leveraging geothermal cooling allows you to lower your cooling unit's energy consumption and increase indoor comfort.

Low Operational Costs

Unfortunately, many homeowners pay attention to cooling units' upfront price and forget to factor in their operational cost. Just because a piece of cooling equipment is cheap does not mean you should purchase it because it will likely cost you more to keep it functional. The best way to determine if a cooling unit is suitable for your home is to consider the up-front and operational costs.

You're better off making a higher up-front investment to secure low operational costs than purchasing a unit at a low price only to be drowned by recurring repairs. So, while a geothermal air conditioner's up-front cost might be slightly higher than that of conventional cooling units, their low maintenance and high efficiency allow you to enjoy low operational costs throughout its life span.

Long Life Span

Lastly, but most importantly, you should consider upgrading to a geothermal air conditioner because it pays for itself. So while the up-front cost is slightly higher than that of other cooling units in the market, once you make the one-off investment, you can breathe easy knowing you don't have to worry about AC replacement for years to come. The equipment's underground installation protects it from exposure to the elements, allowing it to retain its initial high efficiency over the years.

Contact a local HVAC service to learn more about AC installation