Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog

How to Most Efficiently Use Your AC This Summer

June 24th, 2019

air-conditioner-unitsIf you’ve lived in the Bowling Green area through even just one summer, then you know how stifling hot it can get, and how much you’ll be using your air conditioner. So long as it is properly cared for through comprehensive maintenance and prompt repairs when necessary, it’s durable to handle that heat—but what happens when you find yourself paying more than you thought you would in order to cool your home?

Barring any problems with your air conditioner—which should be resolved through maintenance and repairs—there are some simple steps you can take to boost the efficiency of your system and subsequently spend less money while using it. What are these steps, you ask?

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Heed These Signs Your Electrical System Is in Trouble

June 10th, 2019

cord -plugged-into-electrical-outletIf there is one system we take for granted the most in our homes these days, it’s probably the electrical system. After all, we’ve had it available throughout our lives—for decades. It’s just always there and we’ve come to expect it. This is a great thing, however, it can lead homeowners to neglect the potential hazards involved with electricity, particularly if they need rewiring.

So, today we want to discuss some of the warning signs that indicate you may have an issue with your electrical wiring. Not all of these are indicative of an emergency situation, but they can certainly become an emergency if ignored for too long. Compromised wiring leads to electrocution risk as well as fire risk—both of which we’d like to help you avoid at all costs.

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Heed These Signs That You Need Rewiring

May 27th, 2019

exposed-wiring-resting-on-outletOf all the possible issues that can negatively impact your home, electrical problems are probably the most dangerous. While a plumbing problem can inflict a significant amount of water damage and an HVAC issue can leave you uncomfortable for a while, an unchecked electrical problem can result in electrocution or fire. Therefore, it’s essential that you have your wiring checked at least once every few years—without this inspection you’re substantially increasing the likelihood that a problem will occur.

Even with routine maintenance, however, there’s still a chance that electrical problems could happen, especially if you have an older home. We’re sharing this information with you now so that you’ll be familiar with some of the telltale signs of an electrical problem. If you notice any of these indicators, please contact a professional electrician right away.

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How to Use Your AC Efficiently This Summer

May 13th, 2019

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You probably won’t meet a lot of neighbors in the Nashville area who aren’t grateful for the use of central air conditioning. It’s necessary to not only make homes in our area comfortable, but bearable! However, if your AC system isn’t working the way you expect it to, then it may be time to call in for repairs, particularly if you skipped your preventive maintenance appointment (it’s not too late to get this on your schedule, as a side note!)

Repair needs aren’t the only reason that your AC system may not be working as efficiently as it normally does, though. This is good news! This means there may be something you can do about it. Read on for some tips on how to use your air conditioning system most efficiently this summer, and give us a call if you suspect any operational or performance problems.

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Never Underestimate the Importance of Electrical Maintenance

April 29th, 2019

electrical-blueprint-with-magnifying-glassIt may be out of sight, but it should never be out of mind—your electrical system, that is. The electrical components of your home are a critical part of your daily life. Without electricity, you wouldn’t be able to turn on your air conditioner, conveniently wash your clothes, or even keep your refrigerated food cold. It’s a necessity no matter where you live and what day of the year it is. Therefore, electrical maintenance should be a priority for your family.

Electrical maintenance is a critical part of home safety. Homes are of course designed to be safe, of course. But over the years, electrical wiring can degrade or become damaged. Your electrical panel can get overloaded. Power surges can start damaging the various appliances and pieces of electrical equipment throughout your living space.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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