Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog

This Small Maintenance Task Makes Big Difference to Your Heater!

December 11th, 2017

man holding air filter to put in HVAC systemWhen it comes to annual heating maintenance (or biannual, if you have a heat pump), you want to ensure that you hire a professional for the job. But there are a few small maintenance tasks that you can, and should, do on your own in between tune-ups that can and will make a huge difference for your heating system. One task is changing your air filter.

You might assume that the only reason a dirty air filter is a problem is because it allows the air to get contaminated. This is actually not the case, however. While a dirty enough air filter can eventually impact your indoor air quality, its intended purpose is to block particles from damaging the inside of your Nashville, TN heating system by pummeling it or jamming the fan. But when your air filter is dirty and too clogged, it can do just as much damage. Keep reading to learn a few ways changing your air filter impacts your heater.

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Is Professional Duct Cleaning Worth It?

November 27th, 2017

Male hands setting up ventilation system indoorsThe average homeowner doesn’t know much about the ductwork running through their home—and that makes sense. After all, air ducts are hidden form a view for a reason. You shouldn’t really need to think about the condition of your ductwork too often, but from time to time they will need some attention. You don’t need to know all the ins and outs of your ducts, but there a few things we’d like to share with you about how dirty ducts impact your indoor air quality.

Hendersonville, TN duct cleaning is a way to clear out your ductwork, which air moves through each and every day you use either your air conditioner or your heater. This is important for a number of reasons, which we’ll get to below. All in all, if you’re wondering if professional duct cleaning is worth it, we’re going to say yes, and here’s why!

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Heater Problems to Watch for This Winter

November 13th, 2017

Chilled young man with winter hat sitting next to a radiator isolated on white backgroundThere are not a lot of appliance repair needs that are more disheartening than that of a broken down furnace in the dead of winter. When you live where we do, it’s imperative that you have a fully functional and efficient heater in your home. To accomplish this, you first want to ensure that you schedule routine maintenance, once a year (twice a year if you’re using a heat pump).

Next, you want to make sure you keep up on any need for Nashville, TN HVAC repairs that might arise. Two of the most frequent repair calls our team gets are in regards to a heating system that won’t start, as well as one that won’t stop running. Keep reading to learn more about what’s going on in this case, that might cause either of these issues.

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Caring for Your Heater: Avoid a Breakdown Later

October 30th, 2017

furnace with gas pipesWhen it comes to servicing your vehicle you use for everyday transportation, it probably doesn’t take a lot of convincing for you to go in for regular tune-ups, tire-rotations, and check-ups when you’re concerned something is amiss. After all, you can either change the oil now, or prematurely change the engine later!

So why wouldn’t you give the same attention to your heater? A big part of caring for your heating system and ensuring it works well for the years to come is investing in professional Nashville, TN HVAC services. One service in particular should never be neglected—and that’s maintenance. Required annually for most heating system (biannually for heat pumps) heating maintenance is a preventive service.

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Have You Scheduled Heating Maintenance Yet?

October 16th, 2017

service professional working on the inside of a heating systemWe’re officially in the throes of fall, and soon enough we’ll be graced with chillier temperatures. As a result, there are a few rather important Nashville, TN HVAC services to get on your schedule. One of these is your annual (or biannual, if you have a heat pump) heating maintenance appointment.

There are some basic maintenance jobs you can do on your own when it comes to your heating system. For instance, you should be changing your clogged or dirty air filter every 1-3 months. However, full maintenance that actually makes a difference in the performance and functionality of your heating system requires the services of a professionally trained heating technician.

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Why Your Next AC Installation Should be a Heat Pump

October 2nd, 2017

white question mark on blue background circle iconTypically, springtime is the season in which many homeowners get rid of their old air conditioners and invest in a Nashville, TN air conditioning installation. But if you were uncertain of whether or not to replace your air conditioner at the beginning of the cooling season, perhaps you’re thinking about it now, near the end.

If you are considering a new air conditioner, or even a new heater, sometime soon, then you would do well to consider a heat pump. Heat pumps operate on the same principles as air conditioning, but can be used as a heating system, too. Keep reading below to learn about how this works and what makes a heat pump a worthy investment for many homeowners.

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Sounds You Should Never Hear from Your Air Conditioner

September 18th, 2017

outside unit of an air conditioner next to brick house with cats in backgroundYou’re probably pretty familiar with your own home, right? You know what it looks like, smells like, and sounds like—from the hum of your refrigerator to the “whooshing” of water through your dishwasher. One other important piece of equipment that you hear operate is your air conditioner. When strange or unfamiliar sounds come from this important appliance, it’s vital that you not ignore them.

Some odd noises simply mean that you need a small adjustment, while others are indicative of something much more serious. Whatever the unfamiliar noise is, it’s important that you have it addressed quickly and schedule Nashville, TN AC repair with a professional ASAP. Keep reading to learn about the sounds you should never hear coming from your AC system.

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Help! My Cooling System Won’t Cool

September 4th, 2017

side view of two outdoor ac units with sun shining on themWith temperatures traditionally still in the 80s well through September, we have plenty of time to keep on using our air conditioners. But, what if yours isn’t doing its job as efficiently or as effectively as it should?

Summer time is without a doubt the worst time for your air conditioner to accumulate problems. Unfortunately though, it’s usually the most common time for these problems to come up, and for you to need Nashville, TN AC repair services. A drop in cooling output is a leading sign that something is wrong with your air conditioning system. If you notice this problem, be sure to reach out to us—and in the meantime, keep reading for some reasons this might be happening.

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Late Season Care Tips for Your Cooling System

August 21st, 2017

an air conditioner unit outside a brick home in a residential neighborhood. The air conditioner is in a back yard in the hot summer season. Service industry, working class.We are officially nearing the end of summer, though the heat of our climate can extend pretty far into fall. As far as your air conditioner is concerned, this late in the season it’s likely built up a good amount of wear and tear from a few months of daily use—particularly if you skipped out on your annual maintenance appointment (or biannual, if you have a heat pump).

That all being said, there’s a chance you could find yourself facing Hendersonville, TN AC repair needs in the next few weeks. But we have a few tips that we’ve shared below to help you potentially avoid some common late season problems that air conditioners sometimes run into.

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Do Heat Pumps Really Make Effective Air Conditioners?

August 7th, 2017

icon of half of a sun and half of a snowflake in yellow and blueWe get it—hearing the term “heat pump” if you’ve never known what it was probably doesn’t elicit thoughts of cooling comfort within your home. But a heat pump is actually a heating and a cooling system in one, and an effective system at that! Homeowners might assume that this means the system is a combo of a furnace and forced air cooling system in a single cabinet, but this is not how its set up—a heat pump uses the same components for both efficient heating and air conditioning.

Keep reading to learn more about these systems, to see if the installation of one is right for you, or to set up AC services in Nashville, TN.

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