Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Repair’

The Best Way to Prevent Heating Repairs

Monday, October 24th, 2022
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Fall is guaranteed to bring many things: trick-or-treaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and the transition from using your air conditioner to using your furnace. It’s also the best time of the year to schedule heating maintenance. Why is that? Now’s the ideal time to get ahead of any potential issues. You don’t want to discover on that first really cold day of the year that your furnace has decided to leave you in the cold!

Besides, there are many benefits of heating maintenance. If you can’t remember the last time your heater was serviced or you haven’t scheduled routine maintenance, read on to discover why it’s so important.

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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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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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Is Your Furnace on the Struggle Bus?

Monday, January 18th, 2021

furnace-jetsHave you heard that phrase before—struggle bus? It’s a pop culture term describing when a sentient being is… well… struggling to complete a task or responsibility.

If you feel like your furnace is on the struggle bus lately, then you certainly have a problem on your hands! We always hope that your furnace is behaving itself, but if you’re reading this blog post, we going to guess it’s not right now. Keep reading as we go through a grading scale you can use to judge how your furnace is performing, and what can be done.

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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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Can a Dirty Air Filter Hurt Your Heater?

Monday, December 9th, 2019

man-holding-air-filterIf you’ve followed our blog from the beginning, you’ve likely seen it in writing many times that we recommend you change your HVAC air filter every 1-3 months. We aren’t just throwing this out as a suggestion—we are offering this advice as a way for you to get the most effective and efficient use from your heater (and air conditioner) as possible.

Considering how much we’ll be using our heaters this winter, don’t you want to do everything you can to prevent emergency repair needs?

There is one way to do so—by performing one small maintenance task on your own—changing out your air filter. You might be surprised by just how important this small HVAC component is. IT’s about more than protecting your indoor air quality. In fact, that’s not even the purpose of this air filter—your furnace’s air filter is in place to protect the actual furnace itself. More on that below!

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Beware These Common Late-Season Heater Troubles

Monday, March 5th, 2018

male technician working on radiatorTemperatures in our area are certainly still cold enough for the daily use of our heating systems. But soon enough, spring will be here and as we all know, that warmer weather can come in fast and hard, leaving us quickly switching from using our heating systems every day to using our cooling systems instead.

Therefore, if you have any Nashville, TN heating repair needs as we edge closer toward the end of winter, you may be tempted to put them off. After all, now is the time to focus on air conditioning maintenance right? Well, yes, but… that certainly doesn’t mean you should neglect heating repair needs—no matter how late in the heating season it may be!

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No, Your Heater Shouldn’t Sound Like This

Monday, December 25th, 2017

woman-covering-her-earsWinter is, naturally, the worst time you can run into a problem with your heating system. Of course, it’s also the time when heating problems are most likely to happen, thanks to the added strain that these systems are put through. If you can detect problems with your heater early enough though, you can have Nashville, TN heating repair services done before they develop into a bigger emergency later on down the road.

However, it’s important that you be vigilant about looking out for repair needs if you have any hope of catching them early. One of the first signs most homeowners notice that something is amiss with their heater is the presence of odd sounds while the system is on. Keep reading to learn more about the common problem noises heaters make, and what causes them.

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