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

End-of-Season AC Repair Tips for Nashville Residents

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Although we’ll still be dealing with warmer temperatures for a while, there is no denying that the official end of summer is just around the corner. Soon enough, it will be time for you to start thinking about your heating system. In fact, it’s not too early to schedule your next heating maintenance tune-up! In the meantime, you’ve likely been using your air conditioner pretty consistently over the last few months, and the last thing you need now is a sudden breakdown or a huge repair issue when you still need the system.

We have some good news! Most air conditioning repair needs show their symptoms way before they force the air conditioner to shut down. So if you notice anything now, give us a call! This way you know you’ll be able to rely on your system to get you through the rest of summer.

Remember, it’s never a good idea to attempt diagnosing or repairing a faulty air conditioner by yourself, especially since there are potentially dangerous components, like refrigerant. However, you can absolutely spot the signs that it’s time to call a pro, and reach out to our team when that time comes. Read on to learn about some of the symptoms that indicate an air conditioner is in disrepair. 

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AC Compressor Failure: What Do You Do?

Monday, August 16th, 2021

compressorDid you know that your air conditioner’s compressor is considered the “heart” of your air conditioning system? It is the component that causes the refrigerant to move through the rest of the system and transfer heat from inside your home and expel it outside. When the compressor fails, the air conditioner essentially fails. The fans might still operate, but you’ll notice that no cooled air will come through the vents.

Since the compressor is so essential, and an expensive component to replace, homeowners have a big decision to face when theirs fails.

So let’s say this is you–your compressor has failed and there’s no bringing it back to life. You had an HVAC technician out to take a look and it’s fried. You have a few options at this point:

  • Replace just the compressor.
  • Replace the entire outdoor unit.
  • Replace the entire air conditioner.

Read on to learn what the best option might be for your home!

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The Importance of Proper Sizing with Your AC Installation

Monday, July 19th, 2021

“How do I know if my air conditioner is the right size?” is the question that’s probably on your mind after reading the title of this blog post.

And the answer is a little tricky.

If you have your air conditioner installed by a team of qualified professionals who help you choose that air conditioner, and come to your home before doing so, then you don’t need to worry about it–your air conditioner will be properly sized.

Appropriate AC size is determined by a process called a cooling load calculation. This is one of the most important parts of AC installation and if not done correctly can lead to a number of problems, including premature replacement. Read on to learn more!

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Going Ductless: Is This Right for Your Home?

Monday, June 21st, 2021

ductless-air-handlerWith the official start of summer upon us, it’s time for homeowners to ask themselves if their air conditioners are up to the task of keeping them cool and comfortable throughout the coming months, at a relatively low cost. If not, and if your air conditioner has reached 10-15 years of age, then it may very well be time to replace the system. The question is now, should you replace your conventional central air conditioner with a ductless system?

If so, you’ve definitely come to the right team! But what if you’re still unsure? After all, a ductless air conditioning system (and heating system) is a great, efficient choice for many homes, but it’s not the best choice for all homes. Read on to learn if its right for yours.

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Rattle, Bang, Hiss: Why Your Air Conditioner Shouldn’t Sound Like an Orchestra

Monday, June 7th, 2021

We all have a genre of music that we prefer. Maybe your chosen type is classical or instrumental. If so, you’ll likely enjoy a good orchestra… unless the performance is coming from your air conditioning system. That level of noise and the many sounds it entails is bad news for the operation of your AC.

To put it bluntly, a noisy AC needs some help. If you start to notice any of the sounds we’ve listed coming from your system then you’ll need to contact us for professional repairs. The sooner you get these noises addressed, the better it will be for your system and your comfort in the long run.

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What You Should Know about Air Conditioner Capacitors

Monday, May 24th, 2021

The one thing you should know about your air conditioner is that it takes a lot of different components working together for the system to function as efficiently and effectively as it’s meant to, and to perform at all. It’s a complex electronic appliance with many wires, switches, motors, and capacitors. When something goes amiss with this system, it’s always solvable—but you need to call on an experienced pro for the job.

If your air conditioner isn’t working, even if you’re sure you know why, it’s time to give us a call. In the meantime, read on to learn about how your AC problems could be connected to one AC component in particular—a capacitor.

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How to Tell When You Need Air Conditioning Repairs

Monday, May 10th, 2021

two-techs-working-on-ac-unitAs much as we’re sure you’d like it to, your air conditioner simply won’t last forever.

Think of it this way—a car with over 150,000 miles on it simply can’t drive like a brand new one—that’s just how stuff works! However, with routine air conditioning maintenance and by staying on top of your AC repair needs, you can keep your air conditioner operating well for at least 10-15 years. This sure beats being disappointed by subpar AC service, right?

Cooling system problems that go unaddressed can unfortunately build up and cause significant damage. A small refrigerant leak, for example, can eventually lead to your compressor working “too hard” to do its job, and failing as a result. And we hate to break this to you, but a failed compressor usually means a failed air conditioner altogether.

But how do you know when your air conditioner needs help?

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How You Can Boost AC Efficiency This Summer

Monday, April 26th, 2021

two-techs-working-on-outdoor-ac-unitIn just a couple of short months, summer will officially be upon us. When summer does arrive, homeowners have to be ready. This means ensuring that your air conditioner is in great shape and ready to handle whatever Mother Nature brings its way.

The best way to ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer is with maintenance. During professional maintenance, our technicians comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust components of the system that need it. We will also alert you to any repair needs we find so you can get those on your schedule right away and don’t have to wait for a breakdown to occur. Maintenance helps your air conditioner perform as effectively as it’s meant to, and as efficiently as possible, too.

With or without maintenance though, there are a number of things you can do to boost and maintain AC efficiency, such as:

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4 Late Season Repair Needs to Expect if You Skipped Maintenance

Monday, September 14th, 2020

ac-vent-low-on-wallSummer may officially be over in a couple of short weeks, however, we can absolutely still expect some warm temperatures moving into fall. This means your air conditioner isn’t done working hard to keep you cool. And this is the time of year when accumulated stress really takes its toll on air conditioner–especially if AC maintenance was skipped.

We can’t understate the importance of maintenance. It allows our technicians to thoroughly and comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust your system to ensure optimal performance. Without maintenance, you can run into a number of performance issues, including some common repair needs that tend to impact ill-maintained or aging systems.

What are these repair needs? Read on as we uncover 4 of the most common.

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5 HVAC Tips for Pet Owners

Monday, August 31st, 2020

What is an HVAC tip for a pet owner? Well, pets are uniquely disadvantaged when it comes to dealing with the heat that summer and early fall temperatures bring us. Those scorching hot days can be especially devastating to pets with a thick layer of fur. That’s why it’s so important to invest some time and money in making sure your HVAC system is up to snuff.

Not only is the condition of your HVAC system important, but there are also various other ways you could contribute to cooling your home down and keeping your pets happy. So, let’s get into some of the best ways you can make sure your home stays comfortable for your pets. Remember, our pros can help with air conditioning service in Nashville, TN in case your home needs help!

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