Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog

Is Your Ductwork Contributing to Poor Health?

October 15th, 2018

really-dirty-duct-being-cleanedIf you are anything like the average homeowner, you probably don’t give a whole lot of thought to the condition of your home’s HVAC ductwork. Of course, with its placement, we wouldn’t expect you to give it much thought. After all, ducts are typically hidden form sight, traveling through space between walls and through your attic. Exposed ducts often look fine in big industrial or commercial spaces, but not so much in residential homes.

But, should you be thinking about your home’s ductwork? Well, it’s important to be aware that ductwork that’s suffered damage will lead to poor HVAC performance, and a rise in utility bills. Damaged ducts aren’t the only concern, though. Dirty ductwork can be harmful too. This is why we stress the importance of scheduling routine duct cleaning in Hendersonville, TN.

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Now Is a Good Time to Test Your CO and Smoke Detectors!

October 1st, 2018

smoke-detectorOf course, there’s never a bad time to test your carbon monoxide or smoke detectors. But as we edge closer to cooler temperatures, it is especially important to mention this, since soon enough you’ll be using your heating system on a regular basis. While heaters are not always the cause of house fires or CO exposure risk, they certainly can cause a home hazard if not properly maintained.

For instance, if an older furnace doesn’t receive routine maintenance, it may develop a cracked heat exchanger, which will allow harmful CO gas to escape into your living space where it can make you extremely ill, or worse. Heating maintenance is vital, and to supplement that we advise that you make sure your CO and smoke detectors are in good condition as well. If you need new detectors or have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact one of the professional electricians in Nashville, TN, on our team!

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AC Showing Signs of Trouble? Don’t Neglect It Now

September 17th, 2018

male-technician-repairing-air-conditioning-unitWouldn’t it be nice if you could find a place that would tell you how to avoid any problems with your air conditioner 100% indefinitely over the life of that system? We aren’t that place, in case you were wondering! But what we CAN do is help you avoid the biggest and most emergent AC repairs, by performing annual or biannual maintenance on your HVAC system.

Scheduling routine maintenance is really the best way to prevent air conditioning repair in Gallatin, TN, but what if you didn’t have it done before summer began? Since fall is just a few short days away, can you just skip it this year, and wait until next spring to address it? Well if you don’t mind risking catastrophic issues with your system next year (or, even, before this cooling season is over).

Alright, we’re not trying to scare you. But we are trying to stress the importance of tackling AC repair needs right when they crop up. So, how can you do so?

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“There’s No Cooling Coming from My Cooling System”

September 3rd, 2018

woman-feeling-hot-using-fanThe official end of summer may be just a few weeks away, however, if you’ve lived here for even just a year, then you know how the heat and humidity can linger. Therefore, if something is wrong with your air conditioner, then you want Hendersonville, TN air conditioning repair now, not later.

Given how hard AC systems have to work during this stretch of the year, it should come as no surprise that right about now is when HVAC technicians get a lot of emergency repair calls. Hopefully, you had annual maintenance done at the beginning of summer to prevent the costliest of repairs, but issues can still crop up. And one of the most common repair needs we get calls for is a loss of cooling power.

But why does this happen? Does it just mean your air conditioner is old and needs to be replaced? Well, maybe, but probably not! Below are a few reasons an otherwise healthy air conditioner might have a loss of cooling power.

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Need Electrical Service? Only Trust a Trained Pro

August 20th, 2018

American electrical outlet and cover plate, with screwdriver and wire nutsWhen it comes to having electrical work done in your home, you probably know already that there are safety risks involved. But still, it seems more convenient and less costly to try to complete electrical installations and wiring jobs on your own, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, in most cases, you’ll be sacrificing your time and effort in doing so, as well as potentially your safety.

Professional installation is a good way to ensure that the installation job is done correctly, and that the risk of emergency repair needs down the road (not to mention the risk of electrocution or fire) is reduced. That all being said, instead of telling you that you should only trust a professional Nashville TN electrician, we’d like to share with you what can go wrong if you don’t.

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AC Installation: Is Bigger Better?

August 6th, 2018

top-view-of-an-outside-ac-unitOne of the most common misconceptions we encounter in the HVAC world from our customers is that “the bigger the air conditioner you get for your home, the better.” This actually isn’t true at all, and it leads homeowners to getting an AC system that costs too much and doesn’t do an efficient job of cooling the home.

This is one of the various reasons you need to hire pros like us to handle your AC installation in Nashville, TN. We’ll ensure you get an installation that is correctly matched to your home, to provide the cooling that your home needs for true comfort in our blazing hot summers. Without the right tonnage, you can’t count on your air conditioner functioning as it should.

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How You Can Benefit from a Solar Attic Fan

July 23rd, 2018

Energy-efficiency-design-concept-with-clear-house-and-blue-sky-backgroundWhen you hear the term “solar,” chances are that you envision a group of solar panels covering your roof in order to power the electrical appliances and equipment in your home. You aren’t wrong. However, that type of installation is not needed for a solar attic fan, which is a small, standalone rooftop ventilation device that is powered by the sun. Similar to other attic fans, they help cool your attic in the summer, and also help in the winter by alleviating condensation issues.

One of the most important things to remember is that as with any other important electrical addition or system, you should only rely on professional electricians in Smyrna, TN for the installation and service of that system, versus trusting the job to amateurs. There are a number of benefits to doing so, including:

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Using Your AC More Efficiently: Tips from the Pros

July 9th, 2018

cardboard-house-in-the-hand-against-the-blue-skyWe’re still in our first month of the official summer season, but with temperatures already soaring to the 90s, we’d assume you’re already using your air conditioner on a pretty consistent basis. Hopefully, you aren’t putting the temperature as low as it will go to help your home cool down faster. We say this first off, because it doesn’t work, and secondly, because it’s actually a pretty inefficient way to use your cooling system.

The good news, however, is there are plenty of ways to ensure the efficient use of your HVAC in Bowling Green, KY, to reduce your monthly costs and to help your air conditioner last longer. After all, nobody wants to be stuck with an unreliable air conditioner in the middle of one of our summers. But, what are these methods we speak of? Keep reading to find out.

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Signs You’re in Need of Professional Rewiring

June 25th, 2018

Service-technician-testing-a-furnaceOf all the problems that can impact your home, electrical issues arguably require the most attention, due to how dangerous they can be. After all, while an HVAC issue can leave you uncomfortable for a few hours—maybe even a few days—an electrical problem could lead to more serious hazards such as fire or electrocution. Therefore, it’s essential that you have professional electricians in Franklin, TN check the wiring of your home at least once every few years. Without this inspection, you are considerably increasing the chance of having an electrical problem.

Even with routine inspections, however, there’s always a chance that an electrical problem can happen in your home. So, it’s important that you be familiar with some of the telltale signs of an electrical problem, and contact our electricians ASAP when you see these signs.

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AC Trouble: Should You Repair or Replace?

June 11th, 2018

technician working on the outside unit of an air conditionerThere’s not an appliance out there that lasts forever—which probably goes without saying. No matter how well it’s designed or cared for, your household air conditioner has a limited lifespan. When it nears the end of that lifespan, it’s a good idea to have the system replaced before it experiences a catastrophic breakdown.

The last thing you want is to end up stuck inside on a hot day (since that’s the most likely time for system stress to cause a failure) with no relief in sight as you rush to schedule an AC replacement (and coincidentally risk not selecting the right system for your home). Additionally, an aging air conditioner will end up wasting money through inefficient operation since not even the most careful maintenance schedule or AC repair in Nashville, TN can maintain its efficiency once it reaches a certain age.

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