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

Avoid This Ceiling Fan Mistake!

Monday, January 20th, 2020

ceiling-fan-on-grey-ceilingCeiling fans are often talked about this time of year—and we’ll get to why we’re talking about them now later in this post—but something that a lot of homeowners don’t really realize is that celing fans do not actually cool the air in the room where they’re running.

In the summertime, individuals often leave their ceiling fans on all day, only to find that the room they come home to isn’t any cooler than it was when they left. It may feel less stuffy than other parts of the home, but this feeling can be achieved within 5 minutes of turning on the fan, versus leaving it on all day long.

You may be wondering about a couple things by this point:

  1. Is there a point to using your ceiling fans?
  2. Really, why are we talking about this in the wintertime?

Bear with us! We’ll get there.

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Does Your Home Need to Be Rewired?

Monday, January 6th, 2020

pencil-drawing-lightbulbElectricity is one of those home comforts that is pretty easy for any of us to take for granted nowadays. After all, we’ve had it available to us in our households throughout our entire lives—it’s always there! But… taking things for granted often means we can forget about the dangers involved if we don’t properly care for them. And electricity can certainly pose such a danger.

Keep reading as we dive into some of the warning signs that you might notice if your electrical wiring is in trouble. These warning signs are not all indicative of an emergency situation by any means, but any resolutions with any type of electrical system problem should always be addressed swiftly.

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If You’re Putting Holiday Lights Up This Season, Consider This!

Monday, November 11th, 2019

outdoor-string-lightsThe holiday season is just about here, and if you’re like many homeowners in our area, you might be decorating your household, inside and out. Many times, this includes putting holiday lights up and around your home.

One of the most common calls our electricians get this time of the year is in regards to certain outlets not working throughout the property. This might include bathroom outlets, garage outlets, and outdoor outlets. And those holiday lights might be to blame! What happens is that they trip the GFCI outlet or circuit breaker.

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Heed These Signs Your Electrical System Is in Trouble

Monday, June 10th, 2019

cord -plugged-into-electrical-outletIf there is one system we take for granted the most in our homes these days, it’s probably the electrical system. After all, we’ve had it available throughout our lives—for decades. It’s just always there and we’ve come to expect it. This is a great thing, however, it can lead homeowners to neglect the potential hazards involved with electricity, particularly if they need rewiring.

So, today we want to discuss some of the warning signs that indicate you may have an issue with your electrical wiring. Not all of these are indicative of an emergency situation, but they can certainly become an emergency if ignored for too long. Compromised wiring leads to electrocution risk as well as fire risk—both of which we’d like to help you avoid at all costs.

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Heed These Signs That You Need Rewiring

Monday, May 27th, 2019

exposed-wiring-resting-on-outletOf all the possible issues that can negatively impact your home, electrical problems are probably the most dangerous. While a plumbing problem can inflict a significant amount of water damage and an HVAC issue can leave you uncomfortable for a while, an unchecked electrical problem can result in electrocution or fire. Therefore, it’s essential that you have your wiring checked at least once every few years—without this inspection you’re substantially increasing the likelihood that a problem will occur.

Even with routine maintenance, however, there’s still a chance that electrical problems could happen, especially if you have an older home. We’re sharing this information with you now so that you’ll be familiar with some of the telltale signs of an electrical problem. If you notice any of these indicators, please contact a professional electrician right away.

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Never Underestimate the Importance of Electrical Maintenance

Monday, April 29th, 2019

electrical-blueprint-with-magnifying-glassIt may be out of sight, but it should never be out of mind—your electrical system, that is. The electrical components of your home are a critical part of your daily life. Without electricity, you wouldn’t be able to turn on your air conditioner, conveniently wash your clothes, or even keep your refrigerated food cold. It’s a necessity no matter where you live and what day of the year it is. Therefore, electrical maintenance should be a priority for your family.

Electrical maintenance is a critical part of home safety. Homes are of course designed to be safe, of course. But over the years, electrical wiring can degrade or become damaged. Your electrical panel can get overloaded. Power surges can start damaging the various appliances and pieces of electrical equipment throughout your living space.

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Ceiling Fan Facts: Running a Fan All Day Doesn’t Impact Your Home Comfort

Monday, February 4th, 2019

ceiling-fanWhat many homeowners don’t necessarily realize about ceiling fans is that they don’t actually cool the air in the room of which they are running. In the summer, people leave their ceiling fans on all day, only to find that the room they come home to isn’t any cooler (though, it may feel a bit cooler because the air movement is hitting their skin).

You might be wondering at this point 2 things: Is there a point to using ceiling fans then? And why are we talking about this in the winter time? Yes, there is a point, and hang on, we’ll get to that below!

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Heed These Signs You Need Electrical Rewiring

Monday, January 21st, 2019

electrical wiring blueprintWhen you own a home, you typically learn pretty quickly in the first year that there are a number of problems you may deal with. Electrical issues, however, may arguably require the most attention, since they are more than inconvenient—they can be dangerous. Sure, an HVAC problem can leave you uncomfortable for a few hours—but an electrical problem could lead you to loss from a fire.

This is why we can’t stress enough how important it is to have a professional electrician inspect the wiring in your home every few years. This type of maintenance is a vital part of professional Hendersonville, TN electrical services, and without it you’re increasing the chance of having a problem.

Even with regular electrical maintenance, though, there’s always a small chance that an electrical problem can happen in your home. Therefore, it’s important that you be familiar with two of the most common signs of outdated wiring. These signs are:

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Need an Electrician? Here’s Why You Should Hire a Pro

Monday, January 7th, 2019

American electrical outlet and cover plate, with screwdriver and wire nutsIs it time to upgrade your older electrical panel so your system can handle more demand? Or perhaps you suspect that your home needs rewiring in certain rooms, or throughout the whole house. Whatever your Hendersonville, TN electrical needs are, the most important thing to keep in mind is that jobs of this caliber require a professional touch, quite literally.

After all, we’re sure you want someone with the right amount of training, expertise, and licensing to get the job done right. But how do you know what you’re getting when you hire an electrician? Do you know the qualities to look for in an electrical pro? Fortunately for you, we have listed some guidelines below to help you make an educated decision when it comes time to hire an electrician. Read on!

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Signs You Need an Electrical Upgrade

Monday, 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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