Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog: Archive for December, 2017

No, Your Heater Shouldn’t Sound Like This

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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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