Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Franklin’

How to Use Your Air Conditioner More Efficiently This Year

Monday, April 25th, 2022
two-techs-working-on-air-conditioner

Summer is around the corner. When your home starts to get hot you want your AC unit to work right every time to cool down your home or business. Air conditioning makes your space comfortable, but that’s not the most important factor. A cool space also ensures that all of your belongings are well-kept and don’t sustain damage from heat and humidity.

Even if your air conditioner runs and cools, do you know if it is working efficiently? There are ways that you can help your AC unit run efficiently. This leads to less stress on your unit and a potentially lower power bill thanks to less energy use. 

Continue Reading

Why Is Whole-House Surge Protection So Important?

Monday, March 28th, 2022
spark-coming-off-plug-going-into-outlet

Surge protection is required for certain outlets in your home – like ones near your sinks. Our team always recommends surge protection for your entire home. The National Fire Protection Association also supports this recommendation. You know it’s recommended, but why is it so important? 

Continue Reading

Yes, Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance… Here’s Why!

Monday, January 17th, 2022
water-heater

Water heaters are useful to have, but if you have ever dealt with a build-up of mineral deposits in your water system, you will know that its maintenance can be hard work. Here are a few reasons why maintaining your water heater is very important!

Continue Reading

Signs You’re In Need of an Electrical Panel Upgrade

Monday, December 6th, 2021
hand-on-switch

Also referred to as the circuit breaker panel, your home’s electrical panel is tasked with controlling your entire electrical system. Incoming electricity is routed to the different circuits needed for the various appliances and electrical equipment, including lighting, and the circuit breakers are designed to shut off circuits if there’s a voltage overload.

If your electrical panel is aging, or even worse if you’re still using a fuse box, then there’s a good chance you’re overdue for an upgraded electrical panel. Most panels can last from 25-40 years before replacing, but this also depends on how much the electrical demand of your household has increased, and if you ever experience any problems with your electrical system.

Read on as we uncover situations that might indicate it’s time to call us for an upgrade.

Continue Reading

Protect Your Home with This Electrical Upgrade

Monday, October 11th, 2021
electrician-working-on-electrical-panel

Also referred to as the circuit breaker panel of your home, the electrical panel is designed to take in so much voltage, and assign it to the various electrical components and wires throughout your living space.

If you have a circuit breaker panel that is aging, or even worse if you have a fuse box, then you are not supplying power to your home as safety as you could be, and you are likely due for an electrical panel upgrade. Most electrical panels last anywhere from 25-40 years before needing replacing, but this largely depends too on how much the electrical demand has grown in your household in that time, and if you’ve ever experienced problems with your current electrical panel.

Keep reading as we uncover some signs that it is, indeed, time for you to upgrade your electrical panel.

Continue Reading

The Benefits of Investing in a Solar Attic Fan

Monday, July 5th, 2021

solar-panels-on-roofWhen we’re in the middle of a hot and sticky summer, there’s only so much a homeowner can do to keep their living space cool. You can make sure you keep your air conditioner tuned-up properly, that you keep your blinds and curtains closed in the middle of the day to keep the sunshine out (especially on south facing windows), and run your solar attic fan!

Wait, what’s that? You haven’t invested in a solar attic fan yet? Well not to worry, it’s never too late!

Wondering what the benefits are? Consider this: On the hottest days of summer, the sun beats down on your roof for hours, while humidity lingers both outside and in your home. Your air conditioner keeps running to try to keep you home cool enough, with its compressor running for longer and longer. Your air conditioner can actually struggle with this, causing exacerbated wear and tear and higher than average energy bills. Fortunately, a professionally installed solar attic fan can help prevent this. 

Continue Reading

Rattle, Bang, Hiss: Why Your Air Conditioner Shouldn’t Sound Like an Orchestra

Monday, June 7th, 2021

We all have a genre of music that we prefer. Maybe your chosen type is classical or instrumental. If so, you’ll likely enjoy a good orchestra… unless the performance is coming from your air conditioning system. That level of noise and the many sounds it entails is bad news for the operation of your AC.

To put it bluntly, a noisy AC needs some help. If you start to notice any of the sounds we’ve listed coming from your system then you’ll need to contact us for professional repairs. The sooner you get these noises addressed, the better it will be for your system and your comfort in the long run.

Continue Reading

Why You Should Be Prepared for Power Surges, No Matter the Weather

Monday, March 15th, 2021

hand-plugging-in-cord-with-sparkHomes today have more technology in them than ever before. And most of this technology relies on that homes’ electrical system. Think about it—you probably have multiple devices connected to your household’s power supply at any given time, right? With many power charging stations handling your portable systems and many high efficiency appliances throughout the living space.

Here’s the thing—a voltage spike from any of those appliances or pieces of electrical equipment can cause irreparable damage to complex electrical equipment. You might think you’re fully protected because you have power strips everywhere. But this actually isn’t enough. We’ll expand on this below—read on!

Continue Reading

Why Smoke and CO Detectors Should Be Hardwired

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

wires-and-electrical-toolsEach and every year, thousands of people die or are injured by unintentional CO (carbon monoxide) exposure or house fires. It’s a harsh statistic, but one that amplifies the importance of having properly installed smoke and CO detectors in your home. In fact, it’s the law that homes have these two devices in them when you move in, and illegal to tamper with these devices in most jurisdictions too.

Of course, you probably have them both up in your home, and your batteries are likely fresh (are you changing them every 6 months?) But what if there was an extra precautionary step you could take?

Well, there is! You can have your CO and smoke detectors hardwired into your electrical system. Read on as we uncover not only the importance of these systems, but also why you should consider hardwiring yours.

Continue Reading

How to Use Your AC Efficiently and Prevent Repair Needs!

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

vent-low-on-wallIf you’ve lived in our area through even just one summer, then you know the heavy workout that your air conditioning system gets, particularly in the height of summer. Fortunately, AC systems today are extremely durable, and designed to handle the heat, when they are cared for as they should be.

When you don’t properly care for your cooling system, you’ll probably find yourself paying a lot more for cooling than you need to. You may also find yourself calling for repairs a lot more than you should have to. There’s good news here though! There are methods out there to not only boost efficiency and therefore lower your energy costs, but also prevent repairs. Read on!

Continue Reading