Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog

“Help! My Cooling System Isn’t Cooling”

August 19th, 2019

hvac-return-air-ventWhen it’s the middle of summer, the last thing you want to deal with is a cooling system that isn’t–well–cooling. Not only can it be uncomfortable, but it can be unhealthy, especially for small children and the elderly. So naturally, you want to find a solution to this problem and find it fast so it can be repaired. Fortunately, all you need to do is give our team a call for help!

There are a number of different reasons that a cooling system might not actually be cooling, which we’ll get into below. Remember, if you suspect a problem with your air conditioner, and it’s not something you can resolve on your own after reading this post, the best thing you can do is give our pros a call.

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Buying a New AC? Bigger Isn’t Always Better

August 5th, 2019

top view of an outdoor AC unitAs we progress into summer, now is an awful time to discover that your air conditioner isn’t up to the job of keeping your home cool and comfortable anymore. However, if that is the case, we definitely recommend looking into a replacement if it’s an aging system that’s been having a lot of repair issues anyway. This is not a purchase to rush into though!

We don’t encourage making a hurried AC purchase because this usually leads to homeowners buying the biggest air conditioner they can find that matches their budget—because they don’t realize that bigger isn’t always better. You could do more harm than good to your cooling system and your cooling bills as a result. Remember, you’ll want to work with a skilled and experienced HVAC professional to install your new cooling system—this HVAC professional should be well versed on how to get the right AC tonnage for your home.

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Beware an Overheating Air Conditioner!

July 22nd, 2019

closeup-of-hvac-fanYour home’s air conditioner is designed to run during oppressively hot days—that is literally its purpose, to provide cooling when temperatures outside make living conditions inside unbearable.

However, even though your cooling system was designed with heat in mind, it can overheat. Just like with an automobile engine, if overheating does happen, then the equipment simply won’t be able to function.

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Choosing the Right HVAC Company for the Job

July 8th, 2019

two-hvac-technicians-smiling-at-cameraIt’s that time of year again—one of the two busiest seasons for HVAC contractors, as they’re flooded with calls regarding air conditioning service—whether it’s an emergency repair or a quick replacement. Hotter temperatures lead to inevitable equipment failures for systems that haven’t been well maintained or are past their useful age.

That said, we understand that if you have an air conditioning emergency, you’ll want help fast. This may lead you to choose the most affordable or more immediately available HVAC professional for the job—but this can end up being a costly mistake in the long run.

Whether this is the case for you now or you just have a potential repair need you’d like to get checked out before it grows any bigger, we have the down-low on how to find the right HVAC professional—or rather, the right HVAC company, for your air conditioning services!

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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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