Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog

No, Your Central Air Conditioner Shouldn’t Sound Like That

April 15th, 2019

woman-covering-ears-so-she-doesnt-hearIf last week was any indication, summer is well on its way. And unfortunately, summer is the most likely season for AC system to develop problems. After all, they’re placed under a lot of stress this time of the year, and the wear and tear on the components makes it more likely for it to break down.

It’s important to have your air conditioner checked out by a pro if you notice any signs it’s malfunctioning, and to have it regularly maintained to prevent the worst of repair needs. We’ve provided a guideline below of some of the common signs you can watch for—or rather, sounds you can listen for—that indicate a malfunctioning air conditioning system.

Continue Reading

AC Care: Time for a Tune-Up!

April 1st, 2019

outside-ac-unit-with-tools-on-topThe official start of spring happened a little over a week ago, and that means warmer temperatures are on their way! Soon enough, you’ll be enjoying the summer sunshine, and hopefully getting a fun vacation or two in. But, is your home ready for the rise in temperatures? What if you have repair needs you’re not even aware of? A broken down air conditioner is the last thing you need as we inch closer to the hottest time of the year.

Of course, most air conditioner problems can be avoided if you schedule your AC maintenance appointment this season. Read on to learn more about why you should schedule maintenance now, versus waiting a couple months or longer.

Continue Reading

Allergy Season Is Among Us: Is Your Home Ready?

March 22nd, 2019

woman-blowing-noseNashville homeowners often don’t realize that the quality of their indoor air can be worse than that of outdoors. This is because homes today are constructed so they are tightly sealed—this is great news for your HVAC efficiency, but it also means contaminants get trapped inside, where they cause allergy and asthma symptoms for occupants.

Continue Reading

Have You Considered a Heat Pump Installation?

March 18th, 2019

white question mark on blue backgroundSpring is almost here! That means it’s almost time to turn on your air conditioner and you don’t have to worry about a failing furnace, right?

Wait, hang on.

If your aging furnace is showing signs that it may fail soon, the last thing you want to do is wait on replacing it. After all, do you really want to get to next fall without investing in a new system only to find out on the first day you need it, it’s not working at all? Aside from the inconvenience of not having a functioning heater on the first day you need it, it will also be a mad scramble to try to get a technician who’s not busy to come in and repair or replace the system.

And what if you also have a struggling air conditioner? Are you really willing to let both your HVAC systems suffer for another year?

Continue Reading

Protect Your Home and Your Family: Know the Risk of Dryer Fires

March 11th, 2019

duct-being-cleaned-out-and-lint-surrounding-itAs reported by ABC Action News last month, a homeowner in Pinellas County, Florida lost her home to a fire, caused by clogged dryer vent.

This event is not an isolated one. Dryer vent fires are much more common than most homeowners realize. The cause? Lint buildup.

Continue Reading

Caring for Your Heater This Late in the Season

March 4th, 2019

technician-working-on-heaterTemperatures are growing warmer, and soon enough it will be the official start of spring. You may still be using your heating system on a regular basis right now, and if so we hope it’s performing as efficiently and effectively as it should. If you had maintenance done this past fall, and took care of any recommended repairs, then you likely have nothing to worry about.

If you skipped maintenance, however, or if you suspect you have repair needs but haven’t taken care of them yet, you may end up with a problem. Either before the heating season ends this year, or next fall, you could be facing a broken down heater when you need it. But how do you know if this is the case? Read on to learn some of the symptoms you should watch out for that indicate problem with your heater, and be sure to give us a call for quality repairs.

Continue Reading

Do Your Air Ducts Need Professional Sealing?

February 18th, 2019

hands-applying-metallic-tape-to-ductsWith our temperature lows still plummeting below freezing, there’s no denying that we still have a lot more cold weather ahead. This means that making sure your heating system is functioning as effectively and efficiently as possible is essential to your comfort and your financial efficiency. This is done, first, by ensuring you schedule maintenance each year—we hope you did this before winter began. It’s also about taking care of any repair needs that came up during maintenance.

So, what if you’ve done all this and something just seems… off… about your furnace or heat pump’s ability to keep your home warm? Well, one of the biggest culprits to energy and efficiency loss is leaky ductwork. It’s something that not a lot of homeowners consider, since most ductwork is out of sight and therefore out of mind. But proper, professional duct sealing will keep your heater and your central AC system from losing about 20-30% of the conditioned air moving through it. This means you’re getting all that you pay for each month!

Continue Reading

Ceiling Fan Facts: Running a Fan All Day Doesn’t Impact Your Home Comfort

February 4th, 2019

ceiling-fanWhat many homeowners don’t necessarily realize about ceiling fans is that they don’t actually cool the air in the room of which they are running. In the summer, people leave their ceiling fans on all day, only to find that the room they come home to isn’t any cooler (though, it may feel a bit cooler because the air movement is hitting their skin).

You might be wondering at this point 2 things: Is there a point to using ceiling fans then? And why are we talking about this in the winter time? Yes, there is a point, and hang on, we’ll get to that below!

Continue Reading

Heed These Signs You Need Electrical Rewiring

January 21st, 2019

electrical wiring blueprintWhen you own a home, you typically learn pretty quickly in the first year that there are a number of problems you may deal with. Electrical issues, however, may arguably require the most attention, since they are more than inconvenient—they can be dangerous. Sure, an HVAC problem can leave you uncomfortable for a few hours—but an electrical problem could lead you to loss from a fire.

This is why we can’t stress enough how important it is to have a professional electrician inspect the wiring in your home every few years. This type of maintenance is a vital part of professional Hendersonville, TN electrical services, and without it you’re increasing the chance of having a problem.

Even with regular electrical maintenance, though, there’s always a small chance that an electrical problem can happen in your home. Therefore, it’s important that you be familiar with two of the most common signs of outdated wiring. These signs are:

Continue Reading

Need an Electrician? Here’s Why You Should Hire a Pro

January 7th, 2019

American electrical outlet and cover plate, with screwdriver and wire nutsIs it time to upgrade your older electrical panel so your system can handle more demand? Or perhaps you suspect that your home needs rewiring in certain rooms, or throughout the whole house. Whatever your Hendersonville, TN electrical needs are, the most important thing to keep in mind is that jobs of this caliber require a professional touch, quite literally.

After all, we’re sure you want someone with the right amount of training, expertise, and licensing to get the job done right. But how do you know what you’re getting when you hire an electrician? Do you know the qualities to look for in an electrical pro? Fortunately for you, we have listed some guidelines below to help you make an educated decision when it comes time to hire an electrician. Read on!

Continue Reading