Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Electrical Services’

Power Surge 101: Everything You Need to Know

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

plug-sparking-as-it-goes-into-power-stripOne of the biggest misconceptions about power surges is that they only occur due to lightning storms, and you really don’t need to worry about them outside of storm season. Unfortunately, this just isn’t true.

On the contrary, power surges are caused by and impact the electrical appliances and equipment in your home. You can have dozens of small power surges in your home a week and not even know it! And since homes have more precise electrical equipment in them than ever before, it’s important to be aware of this.

You likely have multiple devices connected to your home’s power supply at any time, right? You probably also have a number of charging stations to manage your family’s smartphones and other devices. If you want to protect all these devices, then it’s important to know what a power surge really is and how its voltage can impact your home. And before you tell us you’re not worried because you have power strips in place–that’s not the most ideal solution. Read on to learn more!

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Do You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade?

Monday, December 7th, 2020

christmas-lights-on-gutterEarlier this fall, we talked about how holiday lights could impact your electrical system if you’re not careful. But holiday lights aren’t the only potential threat to your home’s electrical capacity. These days, homeowners are adding more and more to their homes in the name of electronics and high-efficiency appliances.

This is all great, but it does pose a bit of a conundrum. Homes only have so much electrical capacity, and overloading your system will lead to numerous problems from electrical outages and power surges to even potential electrical fires.

This doesn’t have to describe your experience though! Read on as we uncover some of the signs you can watch out for that indicates you’re in need of an electrical panel upgrade. Then, if you recognize any of these signs, give us a call right away!

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Is Your Home in Need of Electrical Rewiring?

Monday, May 25th, 2020

electrical-partsOf all the issues that can impact various areas of your home, electrical problems can be the most dangerous. A plumbing problem can inflict a lot of water damage, but an electrical problem can potentially cause house fires or electrocution. It’s essential that you have a professional electrician check the wiring in your home at least once every few years. Otherwise, you’re substantially increasing the likelihood that a problem will occur.

Even with routine maintenance appointments, there’s still a chance that an electrical problem can happen in your home. You should be familiar with some of the telltale signs of an electrical problem, so that you can contact an electrician as soon as possible. We’ve named some of these signs below.

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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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Surge Protection Is Not Just Storm Protection!

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Closeup of a power bar with cords in it on a wood floor.“I’ve never had a problem with my electrical system during a storm, so I don’t need surge protection.” If you’ve ever had this thought, we encourage you to reconsider. Surge protection protects your electronics and electrical appliances from power surges—which yes, are sometimes created by storm-like weather, but that is not always the case. In fact, it’s rarely the case.

In recent decades, homeowners like yourself have become increasingly reliant on electronic devices and high-efficiency appliances. With the increase in electronics but ill-equipped electrical systems, power surges are pretty common—and these surges will slowly damage anything plugged into your electrical grid.

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