Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog

3 Steps to Shutting Down an AC for the Fall

September 28th, 2020

2-outdoor-ac-unitsFall can be a bit deceiving around here. Sure, temperatures are cooling down, but we all know that a heatwave can hit at pretty much any time. Still though, once we get a few weeks further into the season, it’ll be just about time to turn our attention to our heaters.

And it is important to care for your heater. In fact, now is the perfect time to schedule maintenance for this system. Maintenance will ensure that it is able to perform efficiently and as effectively as possible this fall and winter.

But there is something else you need to think about during this seasonal transition in regards to your air conditioner. You can’t just turn off your air conditioner and leave it–you risk it suffering damage over the winter that can jeopardize its functionality when you need it again next spring. Read on as we uncover 3 tips on how to “winterize” your air conditioner once temperatures drop enough.

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4 Late Season Repair Needs to Expect if You Skipped Maintenance

September 14th, 2020

ac-vent-low-on-wallSummer may officially be over in a couple of short weeks, however, we can absolutely still expect some warm temperatures moving into fall. This means your air conditioner isn’t done working hard to keep you cool. And this is the time of year when accumulated stress really takes its toll on air conditioner–especially if AC maintenance was skipped.

We can’t understate the importance of maintenance. It allows our technicians to thoroughly and comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust your system to ensure optimal performance. Without maintenance, you can run into a number of performance issues, including some common repair needs that tend to impact ill-maintained or aging systems.

What are these repair needs? Read on as we uncover 4 of the most common.

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5 HVAC Tips for Pet Owners

August 31st, 2020

What is an HVAC tip for a pet owner? Well, pets are uniquely disadvantaged when it comes to dealing with the heat that summer and early fall temperatures bring us. Those scorching hot days can be especially devastating to pets with a thick layer of fur. That’s why it’s so important to invest some time and money in making sure your HVAC system is up to snuff.

Not only is the condition of your HVAC system important, but there are also various other ways you could contribute to cooling your home down and keeping your pets happy. So, let’s get into some of the best ways you can make sure your home stays comfortable for your pets. Remember, our pros can help with air conditioning service in Nashville, TN in case your home needs help!

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What to Do if Your AC Compressor Fails

August 17th, 2020

ac-compressorThroughout the years, there are a wide range of problems that can impact your air conditioner. This is particularly true in our climate, where are air conditioners have to work hard on a consistent basis to keep homeowners cool and comfortable. You may find yourself facing a refrigerant leak at some point, replacing capacitors eventually, and may even have to deal with damaged ductwork. Fortunately, these are all fairly expected and manageable, so long as you keep up on your annual maintenance sessions.

If you don’t, however, or if you just generally don’t take good care of your air conditioner, you could find yourself facing a failed compressor.

The compressor–the heart of your air conditioning system–is the most expensive component in your air conditioner. While in most cases when a component breaks down you just replace it, in the case of a compressor you may be better off replacing the whole entire system. Wondering why? Read on!

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Why Smoke and CO Detectors Should Be Hardwired

August 3rd, 2020

wires-and-electrical-toolsEach and every year, thousands of people die or are injured by unintentional CO (carbon monoxide) exposure or house fires. It’s a harsh statistic, but one that amplifies the importance of having properly installed smoke and CO detectors in your home. In fact, it’s the law that homes have these two devices in them when you move in, and illegal to tamper with these devices in most jurisdictions too.

Of course, you probably have them both up in your home, and your batteries are likely fresh (are you changing them every 6 months?) But what if there was an extra precautionary step you could take?

Well, there is! You can have your CO and smoke detectors hardwired into your electrical system. Read on as we uncover not only the importance of these systems, but also why you should consider hardwiring yours.

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AC Installation: Is Bigger Better?

July 20th, 2020

technciian-talking-about-air-conditioner-with-homeownersSummer is progressing right along, and with it so are warmer temperatures. Is your air conditioner up to the task? If you’re considering a new system this time of the year, chances are it’s a decision you’re a bit rushed on. We urge you however, to not make this decision in haste. Choosing a new air conditioner too quickly could leave you with an ineffective and inefficient air conditioner.

For example, the first instinct of many homeowners is to buy the largest, most powerful AC system on the market, especially if they’ve spent previous summers with an AC that didn’t seem powerful enough. But the fact of the matter is, bigger is not always better. When it comes to your cooling system, size and power do matter, but perhaps not the way you thing. Read on as we explain!

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3 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Solar Attic Fan

July 6th, 2020

top-view-of-a-metal-fanWhen summer temperatures are at their peak, there is only so much you can do to keep your house as cool as possible. You can keep your air conditioner well-maintained, keep the blinds on south-facing windows closed during the day, make sure you’re well equipped with the right indoor air quality products, and invest in a solar attic fan!

Wait, what’s that? You haven’t heard of a solar attic fan?

Let us be the first to bring this efficient and helpful piece of equipment to your attention. Not sure how it helps? Well, consider this scenario—the sun has been beating down on your roof for hours, and no matter how low you turn the thermostat down, it doesn’t seem to help. Not only that, but since you have the thermostat set so low, the AC just continues to run, draining your energy and causing your bills to rise. Fortunately, investing in a solar attic fan can help!

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How to Use Your AC Efficiently and Prevent Repair Needs!

June 22nd, 2020

vent-low-on-wallIf you’ve lived in our area through even just one summer, then you know the heavy workout that your air conditioning system gets, particularly in the height of summer. Fortunately, AC systems today are extremely durable, and designed to handle the heat, when they are cared for as they should be.

When you don’t properly care for your cooling system, you’ll probably find yourself paying a lot more for cooling than you need to. You may also find yourself calling for repairs a lot more than you should have to. There’s good news here though! There are methods out there to not only boost efficiency and therefore lower your energy costs, but also prevent repairs. Read on!

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Is the Common HVAC Filter Enough for Air Purification?

June 8th, 2020

dirty-air-filter When you hear the term “air quality” do you think about the air outside or inside? Chances are, you don’t think too much about your indoor air quality because you assume that your HVAC system’s air filter takes care of it. But this isn’t true.

Rather, it is in place to protect the HVAC systems themselves from dust, dirt, and other debris infiltrating its internal components. While it certainly doesn’t hurt your indoor air quality, it’s not enough to resolve any issues your home might have. For that, you’ll want to consider a whole-house air purification system.

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Is Your Home in Need of Electrical Rewiring?

May 25th, 2020

electrical-partsOf all the issues that can impact various areas of your home, electrical problems can be the most dangerous. A plumbing problem can inflict a lot of water damage, but an electrical problem can potentially cause house fires or electrocution. It’s essential that you have a professional electrician check the wiring in your home at least once every few years. Otherwise, you’re substantially increasing the likelihood that a problem will occur.

Even with routine maintenance appointments, there’s still a chance that an electrical problem can happen in your home. You should be familiar with some of the telltale signs of an electrical problem, so that you can contact an electrician as soon as possible. We’ve named some of these signs below.

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