Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog

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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How to Reduce Your AC Operational Costs

July 24th, 2017

reduce-ac-operational-costsWe get a lot of questions about the costs of air conditioning. How much will an installation cost? (It depends) What about repairs? (It also depends!) Are there any ways I can reduce the costs of actually operating my air conditioner? (Yes!)

We love to take a positive approach on air conditioning services in Goodlettsville, TN–meaning that we’re more than happy to share with you ways in when you can improve your air conditioner’s energy performance all summer long, resulting in energy and monetary savings for your household. So here goes—5 ways you can reduce your AC operational costs.

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Wiring?

July 10th, 2017

time-to-upgrade-electrical-systemIn a previous blog post, we talked about some of the issues you might face if you need electrical repair services in Franklin, TN: flickering lights, a tripped circuit breaker, or singed outlets being a few of them. If you have an older home with an equally old electrical system, then there’s a very good reason to be concerned. Electrical problems can be serious, even if their symptoms don’t seem that intimidating. In fact, electrical fires account for hundreds of home-related tragedies a year, many of which are preventable.

It could be that you need electrical repair to one area of your system—but another possibility is that you should upgrade your electrical system entirely. That is, invest in a whole-home rewiring. Doing so will reduce the risk of electrical fires or shock, but how do you know if your home is actually in need of one? The fact of the matter is that you can’t always tell, but we hope that the information we’ve shared below will help shed some light on this issue—no pun intended!

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Beware Common Summer AC Problems

June 26th, 2017

beware-common-summer-ac-problemsOperational issues with your air conditioning system are much more likely to occur during the summer than any other time of the year. This is because even though you may use your cooling system sporadically throughout the year, thanks to unseasonable heat waves, the summer is when it runs on a daily basis—meaning this is the time that it accumulates the most stress, and wear and tear.

That being said, it’s a wise choice to keep an eye out for indications that any problems are developing. Early detection means that you can have air conditioning repairs in Brentwood, TN done right way, resulting in lower cooling costs for you, and a longer lifespan for your AC system. These indications include:

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How Much Should Your AC Installation Cost?

June 12th, 2017

ac-installation-cost-how-muchThis is a question that HVAC professionals receive a lot, and for good reason. And as much as we wish we could give you a black-and-white answer, the real response is, “it depends.” There are many factors that go into pricing for your Hendersonville, TN air conditioner installation.

For example, a small one bedroom apartment is, of course, going to have different sizing needs than a 4 bedroom, 2-story house. This is just merely part of what goes into pricing an installation, however. Keep reading for a more detailed answer.

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