Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Franklin’

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.

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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!

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Best Ways to Boost Heating Efficiency

Monday, February 17th, 2020

technician-working-on-maintaining-furnaceWith how much we use our heating systems during the winter, it’s no secret that homeowners would like to do everything they can to avoid costly utility bills. Sure, your energy bills are going to raise in the wintertime (as well as the summer time) as your HVAC systems take up about half of all your energy use. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t steps you can take to increase their efficiency and thereby lower the costs a bit.

There are actually a number of things you can do, some of which won’t cost you a dime. Maintaining heating efficiency is also a great way to keep repair needs at bay. Keep reading as we uncover some of the best tips and tricks to boost efficiency and save money!

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Choosing the Right Contractor for HVAC Repairs

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

two-technicians-working-on-hvac-systemIt’s the time of year where older heating systems start to struggle—after all they’ve been working hard all season. If yours wasn’t properly maintained, or even simply if it’s aged to the point that it’s having trouble keeping up with demand, it might be time for you to call for repairs.

But who should you call? Perhaps that handyman who lives down the street? Or maybe you can watch an online video and conduct HVAC repairs on your own!

We really don’t recommend either of these options. Not only could you wind up doing more harm than good to the system itself, but you could injure yourself or put your household in danger. We understand the urgency that comes with needing heating repairs in the middle of winter, but you’d do well to do your research and choose the right contractor for your HVAC repairs. What should you look for? Read on!

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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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The Problem with a Cracked Heat Exchanger

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

natural-gas-jets-of-furnaceWintertime is the time of year when our heating systems are truly put to the test. Because of the strain they go through this time of year versus in milder weather, it tends to be when problems arise. Since you need your system to function at its best this time of year, this is obviously not ideal. It pays to ensure you schedule routine maintenance each year, and to keep a watch for signs of trouble with your heater.

There are few furnace problems more insidious than that of a cracked heat exchanger. If your furnace shows signs of this problem, it’s likely that it needs to be replaced altogether, as this tends to only happen in older furnaces. Repairs are often not worth the cost even if they’re possible. So, what is a heat exchanger and why is it such a problem if it cracks? Read on to find out!

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“Help! My Cooling System Isn’t Cooling”

Monday, August 19th, 2019

hvac-return-air-ventWhen it’s the middle of summer, the last thing you want to deal with is a cooling system that isn’t–well–cooling. Not only can it be uncomfortable, but it can be unhealthy, especially for small children and the elderly. So naturally, you want to find a solution to this problem and find it fast so it can be repaired. Fortunately, all you need to do is give our team a call for help!

There are a number of different reasons that a cooling system might not actually be cooling, which we’ll get into below. Remember, if you suspect a problem with your air conditioner, and it’s not something you can resolve on your own after reading this post, the best thing you can do is give our pros a call.

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Choosing the Right HVAC Company for the Job

Monday, July 8th, 2019

two-hvac-technicians-smiling-at-cameraIt’s that time of year again—one of the two busiest seasons for HVAC contractors, as they’re flooded with calls regarding air conditioning service—whether it’s an emergency repair or a quick replacement. Hotter temperatures lead to inevitable equipment failures for systems that haven’t been well maintained or are past their useful age.

That said, we understand that if you have an air conditioning emergency, you’ll want help fast. This may lead you to choose the most affordable or more immediately available HVAC professional for the job—but this can end up being a costly mistake in the long run.

Whether this is the case for you now or you just have a potential repair need you’d like to get checked out before it grows any bigger, we have the down-low on how to find the right HVAC professional—or rather, the right HVAC company, for your air conditioning services!

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Signs You’re in Need of Professional Rewiring

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Service-technician-testing-a-furnaceOf all the problems that can impact your home, electrical issues arguably require the most attention, due to how dangerous they can be. After all, while an HVAC issue can leave you uncomfortable for a few hours—maybe even a few days—an electrical problem could lead to more serious hazards such as fire or electrocution. Therefore, it’s essential that you have professional electricians in Franklin, TN check the wiring of your home at least once every few years. Without this inspection, you are considerably increasing the chance of having an electrical problem.

Even with routine inspections, however, there’s always a chance that an electrical problem can happen in your home. So, it’s important that you be familiar with some of the telltale signs of an electrical problem, and contact our electricians ASAP when you see these signs.

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The Hidden Power of Ceiling Fans

Monday, February 5th, 2018

ceiling fanWhen you’re looking for a way to improve the energy efficiency in your home, you probably think of using electrical appliances less, not more. But, we want you to consider how much you use your ceiling fans. Or if you do not have ceiling fans installed, how much they can benefit you.

Before we go any further, we do want to mention how important it is to have your ceiling fans installed by a professional Franklin, TN electrician. Trying to do it on your own can end with property damage, injury, and potentially even a fire hazard.

Understandably though, you’re probably wondering just how beneficial ceiling fans can actually be.

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