Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog

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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Geothermal Heating and Cooling: What You Should Know

January 22nd, 2018

animated diagram of geothermal systemOne of the numerous Nashville, TN HVAC services we provide is the installation of geothermal heating and cooling systems. These systems operate on heat pump technology, but rather than transferring heat from the air either inside your home or from outside, geothermal heat pumps use the energy of the earth, which remains at a relatively stable temperature.

Understanding how a geothermal system works is just the beginning. We’d like to share the benefits of such a system with you, to help you determine whether or not a geothermal installation is right for you. These types of installs are typically done with new construction projects, as they do run underground. But for many homes, these systems can be retrofitted. This will affect the cost of the installation, however, what you save with a geothermal system can well than make up for this.

Now, onto how a geothermal system will benefit you!

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The Importance of Choosing a Professional Electrician

January 8th, 2018

electrician testing wiresThere are certain projects in your home that typically require the assistance of a professional. HVAC installations, for instance, or plumbing repairs (particularly big ones that require getting behind walls or beneath floors). Another type of service that absolutely necessitates a professional is any type of electrical job.

Finding reliable and affordable service providers for your home can be a challenge, certainly. But when it comes to looking for a Franklin, TN electrician, there are definitely factors you should watch out for. Choosing a general handyman or an overenthusiastic neighbor who is a “do-it-yourselfer” may cost less upfront, but in the end could cost you much more in repair costs—not to mention the injury and property damage risks you’ll face.

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No, Your Heater Shouldn’t Sound Like This

December 25th, 2017

woman covering her earsWinter is, naturally, the worst time you can run into a problem with your heating system. Of course, it’s also the time when heating problems are most likely to happen, thanks to the added strain that these systems are put through. If you can detect problems with your heater early enough though, you can have Nashville, TN heating repair services done before they develop into a bigger emergency later on down the road.

However, it’s important that you be vigilant about looking out for repair needs if you have any hope of catching them early. One of the first signs most homeowners notice that something is amiss with their heater is the presence of odd sounds while the system is on. Keep reading to learn more about the common problem noises heaters make, and what causes them.

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This Small Maintenance Task Makes Big Difference to Your Heater!

December 11th, 2017

man holding air filter to put in HVAC systemWhen it comes to annual heating maintenance (or biannual, if you have a heat pump), you want to ensure that you hire a professional for the job. But there are a few small maintenance tasks that you can, and should, do on your own in between tune-ups that can and will make a huge difference for your heating system. One task is changing your air filter.

You might assume that the only reason a dirty air filter is a problem is because it allows the air to get contaminated. This is actually not the case, however. While a dirty enough air filter can eventually impact your indoor air quality, its intended purpose is to block particles from damaging the inside of your Nashville, TN heating system by pummeling it or jamming the fan. But when your air filter is dirty and too clogged, it can do just as much damage. Keep reading to learn a few ways changing your air filter impacts your heater.

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