Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog

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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AC Showing Signs of Trouble? Don’t Neglect It Now

September 17th, 2018

male-technician-repairing-air-conditioning-unitWouldn’t it be nice if you could find a place that would tell you how to avoid any problems with your air conditioner 100% indefinitely over the life of that system? We aren’t that place, in case you were wondering! But what we CAN do is help you avoid the biggest and most emergent AC repairs, by performing annual or biannual maintenance on your HVAC system.

Scheduling routine maintenance is really the best way to prevent air conditioning repair in Gallatin, TN, but what if you didn’t have it done before summer began? Since fall is just a few short days away, can you just skip it this year, and wait until next spring to address it? Well if you don’t mind risking catastrophic issues with your system next year (or, even, before this cooling season is over).

Alright, we’re not trying to scare you. But we are trying to stress the importance of tackling AC repair needs right when they crop up. So, how can you do so?

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“There’s No Cooling Coming from My Cooling System”

September 3rd, 2018

woman-feeling-hot-using-fanThe official end of summer may be just a few weeks away, however, if you’ve lived here for even just a year, then you know how the heat and humidity can linger. Therefore, if something is wrong with your air conditioner, then you want Hendersonville, TN air conditioning repair now, not later.

Given how hard AC systems have to work during this stretch of the year, it should come as no surprise that right about now is when HVAC technicians get a lot of emergency repair calls. Hopefully, you had annual maintenance done at the beginning of summer to prevent the costliest of repairs, but issues can still crop up. And one of the most common repair needs we get calls for is a loss of cooling power.

But why does this happen? Does it just mean your air conditioner is old and needs to be replaced? Well, maybe, but probably not! Below are a few reasons an otherwise healthy air conditioner might have a loss of cooling power.

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Need Electrical Service? Only Trust a Trained Pro

August 20th, 2018

American electrical outlet and cover plate, with screwdriver and wire nutsWhen it comes to having electrical work done in your home, you probably know already that there are safety risks involved. But still, it seems more convenient and less costly to try to complete electrical installations and wiring jobs on your own, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, in most cases, you’ll be sacrificing your time and effort in doing so, as well as potentially your safety.

Professional installation is a good way to ensure that the installation job is done correctly, and that the risk of emergency repair needs down the road (not to mention the risk of electrocution or fire) is reduced. That all being said, instead of telling you that you should only trust a professional Nashville TN electrician, we’d like to share with you what can go wrong if you don’t.

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AC Installation: Is Bigger Better?

August 6th, 2018

top-view-of-an-outside-ac-unitOne of the most common misconceptions we encounter in the HVAC world from our customers is that “the bigger the air conditioner you get for your home, the better.” This actually isn’t true at all, and it leads homeowners to getting an AC system that costs too much and doesn’t do an efficient job of cooling the home.

This is one of the various reasons you need to hire pros like us to handle your AC installation in Nashville, TN. We’ll ensure you get an installation that is correctly matched to your home, to provide the cooling that your home needs for true comfort in our blazing hot summers. Without the right tonnage, you can’t count on your air conditioner functioning as it should.

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