Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Brentwood’

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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What to Do if Your AC Compressor Fails

Monday, August 17th, 2020

ac-compressorThroughout the years, there are a wide range of problems that can impact your air conditioner. This is particularly true in our climate, where are air conditioners have to work hard on a consistent basis to keep homeowners cool and comfortable. You may find yourself facing a refrigerant leak at some point, replacing capacitors eventually, and may even have to deal with damaged ductwork. Fortunately, these are all fairly expected and manageable, so long as you keep up on your annual maintenance sessions.

If you don’t, however, or if you just generally don’t take good care of your air conditioner, you could find yourself facing a failed compressor.

The compressor–the heart of your air conditioning system–is the most expensive component in your air conditioner. While in most cases when a component breaks down you just replace it, in the case of a compressor you may be better off replacing the whole entire system. Wondering why? Read on!

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3 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Solar Attic Fan

Monday, July 6th, 2020

top-view-of-a-metal-fanWhen summer temperatures are at their peak, there is only so much you can do to keep your house as cool as possible. You can keep your air conditioner well-maintained, keep the blinds on south-facing windows closed during the day, make sure you’re well equipped with the right indoor air quality products, and invest in a solar attic fan!

Wait, what’s that? You haven’t heard of a solar attic fan?

Let us be the first to bring this efficient and helpful piece of equipment to your attention. Not sure how it helps? Well, consider this scenario—the sun has been beating down on your roof for hours, and no matter how low you turn the thermostat down, it doesn’t seem to help. Not only that, but since you have the thermostat set so low, the AC just continues to run, draining your energy and causing your bills to rise. Fortunately, investing in a solar attic fan can help!

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Beware Common Summer AC Problems

Monday, June 26th, 2017

beware-common-summer-ac-problemsOperational issues with your air conditioning system are much more likely to occur during the summer than any other time of the year. This is because even though you may use your cooling system sporadically throughout the year, thanks to unseasonable heat waves, the summer is when it runs on a daily basis—meaning this is the time that it accumulates the most stress, and wear and tear.

That being said, it’s a wise choice to keep an eye out for indications that any problems are developing. Early detection means that you can have air conditioning repairs in Brentwood, TN done right way, resulting in lower cooling costs for you, and a longer lifespan for your AC system. These indications include:

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