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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!

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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 Therefore, it’s important that you be familiar with two of the most common signs of outdated wiring.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:

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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!

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No, Your Heater Shouldn’t Make These Noises

December 24th, 2018

woman covering her ears, on white backgroundThis should be a familiar scenario: you set your thermostat to the desired temperature, wait a few minutes, then hear the fan of your furnace making that familiar whirring sound. The reason it takes a few minutes is because the plenum actually needs to heat up after the burners light before the fan will begin running. Once you hear that whirring, though, you can rely on efficient and effective heat to make its way into your home.

But what if it’s interrupted by another sound entirely? If a sound occurs that you’re not expecting or you have never heard your furnace make before, then it’s time to call for professional heating services in Hendersonville, TN. In the meantime, we’ve provided some guidance below as to what these noises can mean.

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When Did You Last Change Your Air Filter?

December 10th, 2018

man holding air filter, imposed on white backgroundWe’ll start off by saying that if it’s been longer than 3 months, then the time to change it is now, especially if that air filter is also used for your central air conditioning system. We want you to be able to get the most efficient and effective use out of both of your HVAC systems as you can. And considering how much you use both, chances are you’d like to do anything you can to prevent unexpected Hendersonville, TN furnace services.

One proven way to do so is by performing one small maintenance task that’s easy to do on your own—changing the air filter. You may be surprised to find just how important this component is to your furnace. It’s about much more than protecting your indoor air quality. In fact, protecting air quality isn’t even its purpose! So, what is?

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Signs You Need an Electrical Upgrade

November 26th, 2018

electrical-outletWhether we’re talking about rewiring or an electrical panel upgrade, chances are if you’re in a home over a few decades old, you’re going to need one or both of them at some time. Electrical problems are nothing to mess with. While a plumbing problem can inflict water damage and an HVAC issue can inconveniently leave you uncomfortable for a little while, electrical problems are actually dangerous.

It’s essential that you have professional electricians check the wiring in your home at least once every few years. Without this inspection, you’re increasing the risk of a problem occurring, however unintentional that may be. And remember, even with this type of electrical maintenance, there’s still a chance that an electrical issue can happen in your home. You should be familiar with some of the telltale signs of electrical problem so you can contact an electrician as soon as possible. These signs include:

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Is Your Home Protected Against Power Outages?

November 12th, 2018

houseNo, we’re not talking about surge protection. Though that is an important addition to your electrical system to protect your electronics and appliances from power surges, what we’re actually talking about is your generator. If you already have a whole-house generator in place, then you’re in good shape. But how well are you taking care of that system? It may be time for you to call for your annual generator maintenance in Mount Juliet, TN.

While major power outages don’t limit themselves to just the winter months, this is definitely when they are common, and it’s vital to make sure that your generator is always prepared to keep your important appliances running, whether it’s your heater, refrigerator, or even any medical devices you have that require electricity.

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Time for a Tune-Up: Ensure Your Heater Is Ready for Winter

October 29th, 2018

white-smoke-from-chimneyWith temperatures finally cooling down for the season, you’re probably just about ready to shut down your AC system in favor for your heater. Before you start that furnace up or switch your heat pump from cooling mode to heating mode, though, are you sure your system is ready for the work ahead? Properly functioning heating in Bowling Green, KY is a necessity, but if you’re skipping your heating system tune-ups, then you are doing yourself a disservice.

In today’s posts, we’re going to talk about furnaces, since these are the most commonly used systems in homes today. But most of what we’re talking about here is applicable for ANY type of heating system. You definitely want to get annual maintenance done for your heater no matter which type you have, for the following reasons.

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Is Your Ductwork Contributing to Poor Health?

October 15th, 2018

really-dirty-duct-being-cleanedIf you are anything like the average homeowner, you probably don’t give a whole lot of thought to the condition of your home’s HVAC ductwork. Of course, with its placement, we wouldn’t expect you to give it much thought. After all, ducts are typically hidden form sight, traveling through space between walls and through your attic. Exposed ducts often look fine in big industrial or commercial spaces, but not so much in residential homes.

But, should you be thinking about your home’s ductwork? Well, it’s important to be aware that ductwork that’s suffered damage will lead to poor HVAC performance, and a rise in utility bills. Damaged ducts aren’t the only concern, though. Dirty ductwork can be harmful too. This is why we stress the importance of scheduling routine duct cleaning in Hendersonville, TN.

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Now Is a Good Time to Test Your CO and Smoke Detectors!

October 1st, 2018

smoke-detectorOf course, there’s never a bad time to test your carbon monoxide or smoke detectors. But as we edge closer to cooler temperatures, it is especially important to mention this, since soon enough you’ll be using your heating system on a regular basis. While heaters are not always the cause of house fires or CO exposure risk, they certainly can cause a home hazard if not properly maintained.

For instance, if an older furnace doesn’t receive routine maintenance, it may develop a cracked heat exchanger, which will allow harmful CO gas to escape into your living space where it can make you extremely ill, or worse. Heating maintenance is vital, and to supplement that we advise that you make sure your CO and smoke detectors are in good condition as well. If you need new detectors or have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact one of the professional electricians in Nashville, TN, on our team!

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