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

Does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Electrical Panel Replacement?

Monday, December 4th, 2023
Electricians identify a 20 amp breaker that has gone bad and replace it.

Your home’s electrical panel probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when considering home renovations. Although a new kitchen or bathroom are more exciting home upgrades, upgrading your home’s electrical panel can be a matter of safety. Most electrical panels last 25-40 years and then need to be replaced.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), around 13% of house fires from 2015-2019 resulted from an electrical failure and caused over a billion dollars in property damage each year. Electrical failures and malfunctions also accounted for 12% of injuries and 15% of deaths from house fires during the same period.

A common question we get from homeowners is whether their homeowner’s insurance will cover an electrical panel upgrade. Although you should always check with your specific homeowner’s insurer, let’s go over some general info on whether this service is covered.

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New Year’s Resolutions & Your Home’s Electrical System

Monday, November 20th, 2023

New Year’s resolutions often have to do with personal health with exercising more and eating less often on the top of the list. When it comes to personal safety, electrical safety in the home is one that most people spend very little time thinking about.

Every home has an electrical system with the potential to cause electric shock, fires, injuries, and even death. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 50,000 fires are caused by faulty electrical systems in US homes every year.

So why not make some resolutions to help ensure your home’s safety for you and your family? Here are 4 resolutions to make for your home’s electrical system in the New Year.

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Is Outdoor Lighting a Good Home Investment?

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Have you been spending more time in your home’s outdoor spaces? You’re not the only one. A recent poll shows that a whopping 63% of Americans say they’ve been spending more time in their yards since the pandemic. More and more homeowners have come to recognize the value of getting out–even if that just means getting out to your own backyard. 

Having great outdoor lighting is an ideal way to extend the amount of time you can spend dining outside, barbecuing, sitting around a fire pit, and enjoying your property. That’s why there’s never been a better time to invest in outdoor lighting in your Nashville, TN home. Let’s look at all the ways professional outdoor lighting installations are a great investment.

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Why Do I Need to Upgrade My Home’s Electrical Panel?

Monday, July 17th, 2023

Your home’s electrical panel is what controls your entire electrical system. Also known as the circuit breaker panel, incoming electricity is routed to the different circuits through this hub. The breakers are designed to shut off circuits if there is a voltage overload.

Just like any aging system in your home, the electrical panel will need to be upgraded or replaced eventually. If you have an aging electrical panel or an even older fuse box, your home is probably overdue for an electrical panel upgrade. 

Most circuit breaker panels last between 25-40 years before they need replacing. How long it’ll last depends on how much the electrical demand of the home has increased, and if you’ve experienced any issues already. Read on to learn more about how to tell if you need an electrical panel upgrade!

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Are Standby Generators the Next Must-Have Home System?

Monday, June 19th, 2023

What do color televisions, air conditioners, and personal computers have in common? At one time in history, they were considered “luxury items” but are now commonplace in homes. As their technology increased and the cost went down, more and more households decided these were items they couldn’t live without. 

Standby generators are another home system that’s increasingly being seen as essential. No matter the cause, it’s a fact that the number of natural disasters and heat waves in areas that have never experienced extreme temperatures is increasing every year. 

And with additional demand on power grids and rolling blackouts, homeowners are experiencing more days–not just hours–without electricity than ever before. Let’s look at why standby generators are being considered the next must-have home system.

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How to Tell if You Need Home Rewiring Services

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

If the electrical panel in your home is the “heart” of your electrical system, its electrical wiring is the veins and arteries. When things start to go wrong with your home’s wiring, it’ll become readily apparent in many ways. 

If you live in an older home that was built 30+ years ago, then the risk of experiencing electrical problems is greater than if you lived in a new home. Early electrical wiring was not always well grounded or insulated, which means that older wiring has a higher chance of having issues and potentially igniting an electrical fire.

Also, modern-day appliances and usage make excessive demands on your home’s wiring that older home electrical systems aren’t necessarily used to. High-efficiency appliances, smartphones, and all modern electronics can be taxing to the system.

You should never attempt DIY fixes when it comes to your home’s wiring. Let’s go over some issues that require a highly trained electrician for rewiring in Nashville, TN to take care of it for you.

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Safety First: Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Monday, May 8th, 2023
Common plastic white home smoke detector alarm, preventing an abnormal smoke in the room from perhaps a fire with a sound very loud. In the image, there is a big fire in the room and there is smoke that rises to the ceiling where is placed the equipement. This one is mounted on wooden ceiling. For example in France country, those smoke detector are required since march 2015. On the sensor is written that we should not paint it, and direction to open or close it, there is the test button because we need to check it regularly, and a red led indicating that the battery inside is always good.

When was the last time you checked your smoke alarms to make sure they were working correctly? How about your home’s carbon monoxide detector? These home systems are essential to your family’s safety. However, once they’re installed, they’re often an afterthought. 

Although many detectors are installed with low battery alarms that’ll make an annoying chirping noise when the battery is low, some homeowners will simply remove them and set them aside until a battery can be found. 

But these safety devices should not be ignored. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 3 out of 5 home fire deaths occur in homes that lack smoke detectors or where the smoke alarms didn’t work.

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Should I Be Concerned About Frequent Power Surges?

Monday, April 10th, 2023

You’ve probably heard the phrase “whole house” a lot recently. There are whole house generators that’ll keep your home powered on in the event of a power outage. There are whole house fans that’ll help cool your entire house down. And there are whole house humidifiers and dehumidifiers that can help your home strike the perfect balance on the humidity scale.

If you haven’t heard about whole house surge protection in Nashville, TN, well then you haven’t heard about one of the most cost-effective whole house options that’ll save a lot of wear and tear on every electrical item in your home. We’re not just talking about your major appliances, but things like your computers, televisions, and smartphones. 

Homeowners don’t always realize that power surges happen in your electrical system multiple times throughout the day. That’s why you need whole house surge protection. Let’s go over what kinds of issues these minute power surges can cause and how you can protect your home from them. 

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Benefits of Solar Attic Fan Installation

Monday, December 5th, 2022

Your home’s attic is probably a dusty, disorganized place that you rarely visit, let alone think about. But did you know that paying a little attention to your attic could result in a lot of household benefits?


When it comes to your home’s overall operation, many people overlook the role that the attic plays and pay more attention to major players such as your HVAC system, roofing, and plumbing. Attic fan installation in Nashville, TN benefits your home’s other systems by decreasing cooling costs and increasing your HVAC system’s efficiency. Here’s how. 

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Why Whole House Surge Protection is Important

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Today’s homes are filled with smart technology devices and appliances that are meant to enhance and simplify our modern lives. However, the electrical panels in most homes aren’t always able to meet the demands of 21st-century technology devices.

What does this mean exactly? Well, it means that most homeowners aren’t aware that their home’s wiring could actually be damaging those essential, expensive devices we’ve come to depend on. Here are 3 statistics that should give you cause for pause.

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