Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Brentwood’

What Actually Happens During a Heating Tune-Up?

Monday, November 21st, 2022
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It’s almost Thanksgiving and the biggest shopping day of the year is just around the corner! You’ve probably got some ideas in mind on how to treat yourself. But what if you treated your home to the gift of heating maintenance this holiday season? Not to make it sound as if routine maintenance is the same as a big-ticket item–it’s actually quite reasonably priced. 

It’ll seem even more reasonable when you consider you’re making an investment in the daily performance and long-term functionality of one of the most important systems in your home: your HVAC system. To ensure your heater rises to the occasion and keeps your family and guests warm and toasty this holiday season, schedule heater maintenance for your Brentwood, TN home. 

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Heed These Signs It’s Time for an Electrical Panel Upgrade

Monday, October 10th, 2022
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Let’s say you’re watching a really good TV show, or maybe you’re in the bathroom blow drying your hair in preparation for an evening out, and then suddenly your power goes out. You go to resent the circuit breakers, and that resolves the problem, but it’s only a short time later that the problem happens again.

This isn’t something you should ignore. Your electrical panel is there to route electrical current, but also to stop electrical current if there is too much, as it can cause problems such as power surges that take out all your appliances over time, and even electrical fires which can be quite dangerous.

It’s important to know the signs of trouble with an electrical panel, and to give us a call when you notice any symptoms of a problem. Read on as we uncover more about why the electrical panel in your home is important and what signs to watch out for that can indicate it’s time for a new one.

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Why Do I Keep Running Out of Hot Water?

Monday, July 18th, 2022
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There’s nothing quite like the disappointment of wanting a hot shower only to find that there’s nothing but cold water coming out of the showerhead. If this happens to you frequently, or there’s no hot water in your home at all, it’s quite important to reach out to a licensed technician to get more insight into what’s happening and why. For some in Brentwood, TN, water heater repair or replacement may be necessary. 

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Watch Out for These End-Of-Season Furnace Repair Needs

Monday, February 28th, 2022
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Winter is coming to an end, and warm weather is around the corner. You may be tempted to ignore signs that your furnace needs end-of-season repairs. After all, you probably won’t need to use your furnace again until the fall or winter. 

There are several problems with this. A cold front may surprise you, even in springtime. If you wait until fall or winter to turn your furnace on again, it may not work as you expect. Don’t get stuck in cool weather with a non-working furnace. Get a post-season furnace checkup by the pros. 

When you stay ahead of repair needs you avoid surprise expenses later on. Plus, you know your furnace will work correctly when you’re ready to turn it back on. Here are three common signs that your furnace has end-of-season repair needs. 

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Why You Should Care About Your Furnace Heat Exchanger

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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If you’re like many of the homeowners throughout the areas we serve, you are using a gas-powered furnace to heat your home and keep your family warm. A furnace is a fantastic choice–it’s powerful and cost-effective. Today’s furnaces have a much higher minimum efficiency rating than even just 10 years ago, with the highest AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating for a gas furnace being 98%!

Trust us when we say that a gas furnace is a very efficient and effective heater. But you also want to rely on safety, right? And gas furnaces aren’t inherently unsafe, but if you don’t maintain yours properly, it can become dangerous.

Though more common in aging furnaces (10-15 years old), the most common culprit of “danger” in a gas furnace is a damaged heat exchanger. That said, even if you don’t have a heat exchanger problem, it’s probably a good idea to start looking at replacement options if your furnace has reached this age–it will start to suffer from other wear and tear.

In the meantime, no matter how old your furnace is, you should know what’s so important about the heat exchanger, and why a damaged one is bad news. Read on!

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Set Your Home Up for Winter Success with This Heating Service

Monday, October 25th, 2021
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Have you ever thought about how well your car would operate if you routinely skipped vehicle maintenance? Chances are that you’re pretty good about getting your oil changed and your tires rotated. You likely get the air filters changed and wash your car too. This maintenance sets your car up for success, right?

Well, the same concept can apply to your heating system. Routine heating maintenance is a service that sets your home up for winter success! Read on to learn how.

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“Does My Brentwood Air Conditioner Need to be Winterized?”

Monday, September 27th, 2021

outdoor-ac-unitWhile we may not get the harsh blizzard conditions that they do in other parts of the country, we do still have winter–and with that we also have below-freezing temperatures some nights! So when we’re asked if homeowners should be winterizing their air conditioners, the answer is, “probably!” Read on to learn what this means.

Chances are, you’re looking forward to weather cooling so you don’ thave to use your air conditioner as much. But that doesn’t mean you should forget about it altogether! Just because you won’t need it this fall and winter doesn’t mean you can neglect it for a while. Read on as we uncover some steps you can take towards preparing your AC system for winter, so you can rely on it working well for you next spring too.

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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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Heed These End-of-Season Heating Repair Needs

Monday, March 1st, 2021

technician-working-on-heating-systemWinter may seem like it’s lasting exceptionally longer than usual, but soon enough temperatures will warm and we’ll be ready to turn to our air conditioners for reliable service.

In the meantime, you’re still getting quite a bit of use out of your heater. Do you know if it will last until you don’t need it anymore for the season? The best way to ensure its efficient and effective operation is through heating maintenance. If you didn’t schedule this last fall, now is the time! Unless your heater is broken down beyond repair, it’s never too late to get this service done.

But even with maintenance, it’s possible that you could have heater repair needs. How can you tell? By watching for the following signs of disrepair.

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Why You Need to be Concerned with This One Furnace Component

Monday, January 4th, 2021

furnace-jetsThis blog post also could have accurately been titled, “How to Ensure Your Gas Furnace Operates Safely.” That said, we aren’t insinuating that gas powered furnaces are inherently dangerous. We’re not out to incite panic among homeowners. However, not taking care of your gas powered furnace could potentially make it dangerous.

What we mean by this, is that you have to have it professionally maintained each year. Professional maintenance allows our technicians to comprehensively clean, adjust, and inspect each and every component within your system to ensure that nothing is out of place or showing signs of wear. One component in particular is especially important here—the heat exchanger.

Damaged heat exchangers aren’t common, and they are most likely to occur in aging furnaces—furnaces that are 15 years old or older. This doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t have this problem with a new furnace, but it is something to keep in mind. If your gas furnace is more than a decade old, it’s time to explore its potential risks—and a cracked heat exchanger could be one of these risks.

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