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

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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