Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog

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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Why Dry Air Is Sometimes Underrated

May 28th, 2018

Woman feeling hot and trying to refresh in summertime heatTemperatures have begun to warm up in our parts, with summer just around the corner. For the past few months, we’ve been battling chilly temperatures and subsequent dry air that makes the air seem even colder than it is. Perhaps your home is equipped with a humidifier for those drier months. But did you know that drier air can be a good thing during this time of the year?

Yes, there is absolutely such thing as too much humidity in the home. In fact, your humidity levels should be between 30%-50% and anything above that 50% means that there is too much ambient moisture in the air. To improve your indoor air quality in Nashville, TN, live healthier, and help your AC last longer, you should consider the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier.

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No, Your HVAC System Shouldn’t Be Making That Noise

May 14th, 2018

woman covering her earsWith summer just around the corner, you will soon be using your air conditioner on a daily basis to keep comfortable. And as you start to use that system more often, it’s important that you be aware of any indications that the system isn’t functioning as it should. The added stress of summertime is typically a trigger for all types of AC system issues, either creating new problems or exacerbating existing ones.

But the faster you notice signs of a problem with your cooling system, the faster you can have them repaired, and the more damage you can potentially avoid. Bearing that in mind, we’ll go over one of the most frequent signs that something is amiss with your Nashville, TN HVAC system: strange and/or unfamiliar noises. Keep reading for examples of troubling sounds you might hear.

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The Importance of Electrical Maintenance in Keeping Your Family Safe

April 30th, 2018

American electrical outlet and cover plate, with screwdriver and wire nutsWhen was the last time you had an electrical inspection done? If you said “never” or “I’m not sure” then you might have a problem—especially if your home was built decades ago. Today, homeowners are increasing the demand on their electrical systems more and more, with the addition of high efficiency appliances and equipment, as well as mobile devices that require charging, and intricate home theater systems.

The problem is, your wiring and electrical panel might be outdated, and therefore incapable of handling this demand. This not only threatens your electrical system, but your home and your family. To schedule your next inspection from professional electricians in Nashville, TN, simply contact our team. In the meantime, we’ve shared some signs below that you should watch out for. These signs indicate that something is amiss with your electrical system and you should call us for repairs right away.

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Have You Schedule AC Maintenance Yet?

April 16th, 2018

technician working on ac unitWe are officially in spring, and with warmer temperatures already upon us, Nashville residents are reminded of just how hot and humid it gets around our parts. We also know that summer weather will hit in just a couple months, and will hit hard, putting our air conditioning systems under immense amounts of stress.

If you want to avoid this air conditioning repair in Nashville, TN year, then the time to schedule maintenance—if you haven’t already—is now! Maintenance involves a thorough system inspection, comprehensive cleaning, and the adjustment of any components that need it. Plus we’ll alert you to any small repair needs so you can schedule those right away.

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Surge Protection Is Not Just Storm Protection!

April 2nd, 2018

Closeup of a power bar with cords in it on a wood floor.“I’ve never had a problem with my electrical system during a storm, so I don’t need surge protection.” If you’ve ever had this thought, we encourage you to reconsider. Surge protection protects your electronics and electrical appliances from power surges—which yes, are sometimes created by storm-like weather, but that is not always the case. In fact, it’s rarely the case.

In recent decades, homeowners like yourself have become increasingly reliant on electronic devices and high-efficiency appliances. With the increase in electronics but ill-equipped electrical systems, power surges are pretty common—and these surges will slowly damage anything plugged into your electrical grid.

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Did Your Heater Give Up for Good?

March 19th, 2018

technicians hands working on heaterThe heating season “officially” comes to an end in just a few days. But as we mentioned in our previous post, that doesn’t mean you should just shut off your heater for the year and forget about it—if any problems arose over the winter it’s vital that you take care of them now!

Or maybe you know your heater is on its last leg and no repair is going to help it last through another winter season, so you’re just going to wait until next year and buy a new one. But if you want truly efficient and reliable heating in Nashville, TN, we urge you to start exploring your options now. You don’t have to get an updated version of the heater you currently have—you can choose a different system.

But what if you aren’t sure if a new heater is actually what you need? It’s better to look at the signs now and determine this before next year rather than waiting for the first chilly day next winter to decide!

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Beware These Common Late-Season Heater Troubles

March 5th, 2018

male technician working on radiatorTemperatures in our area are certainly still cold enough for the daily use of our heating systems. But soon enough, spring will be here and as we all know, that warmer weather can come in fast and hard, leaving us quickly switching from using our heating systems every day to using our cooling systems instead.

Therefore, if you have any Nashville, TN heating repair needs as we edge closer toward the end of winter, you may be tempted to put them off. After all, now is the time to focus on air conditioning maintenance right? Well, yes, but… that certainly doesn’t mean you should neglect heating repair needs—no matter how late in the heating season it may be!

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When It’s Time to Replace Your Ducts

February 19th, 2018

Adequate ductwork is essential to optimal Nashville, TN HVAC efficiency. So, what kind of shape is yours in? Of course, it’s not easy for you to check this, as ductwork isn’t typically accessible—installed in places like your attic or crawlspace. Fortunately, that’s what we’re here for. If your air ducts need to be inspected, repaired, or even replaced, our highly trained and experienced technicians are here for the job.

After all, breached and leaky ductwork is a hidden problem behind many HVAC and indoor air quality issues. Therefore, it’s a good idea to be well informed of the symptoms that suggest you have damaged ductwork. So without further ado, we’ve shared some tips below on what sort of indicators you can watch out for that suggest it’s time to replace, or at least repair, your ductwork.

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The Hidden Power of Ceiling Fans

February 5th, 2018

ceiling fanWhen you’re looking for a way to improve the energy efficiency in your home, you probably think of using electrical appliances less, not more. But, we want you to consider how much you use your ceiling fans. Or if you do not have ceiling fans installed, how much they can benefit you.

Before we go any further, we do want to mention how important it is to have your ceiling fans installed by a professional Franklin, TN electrician. Trying to do it on your own can end with property damage, injury, and potentially even a fire hazard.

Understandably though, you’re probably wondering just how beneficial ceiling fans can actually be.

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