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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

Upgrading Your Home With A New Furnace System

by Billie Carlson

A furnace is a critical appliance during the winter months as it will keep the house warm enough for you to comfortably occupy it. Eventually, it will come time to replace the furnace with a new one, and this can put you in a position of needing to undertake this major project for your house. 

A Furnace Can Be Extremely Heavy To Move

A key factor to remember about furnace installation projects is that it can be extremely difficult for you to be able to effectively move them on your own. These devices can be remarkably heavy and rather large. As a result, a person may need to have specialized equipment to be able to move the furnace into position. This can also be needed when removing the previous furnace as it may also be extremely heavy.

A furnace installation service will have equipment that will make this process much easier to complete. This can reduce the risk of you suffering an injury or accidentally damaging the furnace in the process.

Furnaces Can Come In Electric Options

Individuals will often assume that their furnace will have to either utilize natural gas or oil in order to produce heat. However, there are also electric furnaces that can be installed. These furnaces will be able to offer some unique advantages over gas or oil furnaces, but they can be an option that will often be overlooked.

Electric furnaces will have the ability to produce heat far more efficiently than gas or oil options. Additionally, the electric furnace will generally require less maintenance as it will not be necessary to regularly clean the pilot light and burners for the unit.

There Should Be A Lot Of Space Around The Base Of The Furnace

Regardless of the type of size of the furnace that you are choosing, it is advisable to leave plenty of space on the sides of the unit. This will allow the system to get enough airflow so that it will not overheat while it is running. Additionally, having the furnace too close to some types of walls can actually cause damage due to the prolonged exposure to heat that the wall will experience. In most cases, it is advised to set the unit so that it has at least a foot or two of clearance on each side of the unit. This can avoid these potential problems so that you can get the best performance possible from your home's new furnace.

Contact a local HVAC service to learn more about furnace installation.