Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

How to Use Your AC Efficiently and Prevent Repair Needs!

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

vent-low-on-wallIf you’ve lived in our area through even just one summer, then you know the heavy workout that your air conditioning system gets, particularly in the height of summer. Fortunately, AC systems today are extremely durable, and designed to handle the heat, when they are cared for as they should be.

When you don’t properly care for your cooling system, you’ll probably find yourself paying a lot more for cooling than you need to. You may also find yourself calling for repairs a lot more than you should have to. There’s good news here though! There are methods out there to not only boost efficiency and therefore lower your energy costs, but also prevent repairs. Read on!

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Don’t Let This One Thing Ruin Your HVAC Efficiency

Monday, April 27th, 2020

closeup-of-dust-on-air-filterWhat is this one thing, you ask? A dirty air filter!

Are you surprised by our answer? If you’re like most homeowners, you might think the only reason you should care about your HVAC system’s air filter is due to the allergens and particles in your air. But you’re only partially correct.

It’s often assumed that a dirty air filter is a problem because it keeps the air dirty, and this is why HVAC technicians tell you to change yours every 1-3 months. If you aren’t suffering from allergies, you may think your air filter is doing just fine.

But here’s the thing—helping your indoor air quality is only a very small fraction of what this air filter does. The true purpose of your standard air filter is to protect the interior components of your HVAC system. Read on to learn more about this, and to discover just how a dirty air filter can impact your HVAC efficiency and quality of life.

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Now Is No Time to Neglect These Air Conditioning Repair Needs

Monday, September 16th, 2019

outdoor-ac-unit-with-tools-on-topSummer is almost over, “officially” speaking. Your air conditioner has gotten quite the workout, and as such if you have any repair needs, now is the time to take care of them. After all, the last thing you need is a sudden breakdown when you still need the system, or even worse—a broken down air conditioner when you go to use it the first time next summer.

The good news is, most AC repair needs give out symptoms well before they cause your system to breakdown. And while you shouldn’t try to formally diagnose or repair a faulty air conditioner on your own (they contain dangerous components like refrigerant that requires formal training and licensing to handle properly), you can still do your part in spotting the signs that you are indeed in need of AC repairs, and give us a call from there. Without further ado, here are some of those signs:

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Malfunctioning AC Compressor: Should You Repair or Replace the System?

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

compressorThroughout the years, there are a number of problems that can crop up with an HVAC system. Especially in the case of an air conditioner, which goes through a lot of work during our long summers!

You might find yourself facing issues like refrigerant leaks, failed capacitors, or even damaged ductwork. Fortunately, most of these are relatively easy to have repaired, and in many cases are possible to prevent.

There is one air conditioner problem, though, that’s particularly unpleasant to face and doesn’t have an easy solution, and that’s a broken down or damaged compressor.

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“Help! My Cooling System Isn’t Cooling”

Monday, 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

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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How to Use Your AC Efficiently This Summer

Monday, May 13th, 2019

air-conditioning-outdoor-units

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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