Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Hendersonville’

AC Compressor Failure: What Do You Do?

Monday, August 16th, 2021

compressorDid you know that your air conditioner’s compressor is considered the “heart” of your air conditioning system? It is the component that causes the refrigerant to move through the rest of the system and transfer heat from inside your home and expel it outside. When the compressor fails, the air conditioner essentially fails. The fans might still operate, but you’ll notice that no cooled air will come through the vents.

Since the compressor is so essential, and an expensive component to replace, homeowners have a big decision to face when theirs fails.

So let’s say this is you–your compressor has failed and there’s no bringing it back to life. You had an HVAC technician out to take a look and it’s fried. You have a few options at this point:

  • Replace just the compressor.
  • Replace the entire outdoor unit.
  • Replace the entire air conditioner.

Read on to learn what the best option might be for your home!

Continue Reading

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!

Continue Reading

It’s That Time of Year! Did you Schedule Heating Maintenance Yet?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

analog-clock-on-white-background“Do I really need heating maintenance?”

This is a question we get a lot around this time of year. We understand your hesitation! Why pay for a service that doesn’t seem immediately necessary, right? Well, because even though it’s not a service call for an immediate repair, maintenance helps prevent heating repairs—up to 85% of them throughout the lifespan of your heater.

Between preventing repair needs and keeping your heater running efficiently, maintenance will help you save hundreds of dollars over the lifespan of your heater. Read on to learn more about the benefits of heating maintenance!

Continue Reading

Is Your Breaker Box Ready for the Holiday Season

Monday, November 9th, 2020

string-of-lights-outdoorsLet’s face it, the holidays are going to look a lot different this year. Many families aren’t even able to get together due to health concerns, and traveling is still questionable too. There’s still plenty to look forward to for many homeowners though. For instance, many people have a ton of fun decorating their homes, inside and out, for the holidays.

But before you go all Clark Griswold on the outside of your home, consider this: is your breaker box ready for it? Also known as your electrical panel, the breaker box is responsible for safely routing electrical current to and from the various electrical appliances and fixtures in your home. An overloaded electrical panel, though, can lead to expensive problems and potential safety hazards.

Read on as we uncover a few signs that you should upgrade your breaker box before plugging in any holiday lights!

Continue Reading

Where Do Power Surges Come From?

Monday, October 26th, 2020

electrical-outlet-and-wiringHomeowners have been putting increasing electrical demand on their homes than ever before. You likely have a number of devices connected to your power supply at any time, right? With many power charging stations to handle your portable devices? What are you doing to protect these devices and the rest of your appliances from power surges?

It’s important to think about this, because a voltage spike can cause irreversible harm to complex electrical equipment. And despite popular believe, power surges are not just caused by storms, and power strips are helpful, but they don’t do much to comprehensively protect your home. Read on as we uncover the problem with power surges and what you can do about it.  

Continue Reading

4 Late Season Repair Needs to Expect if You Skipped Maintenance

Monday, September 14th, 2020

ac-vent-low-on-wallSummer may officially be over in a couple of short weeks, however, we can absolutely still expect some warm temperatures moving into fall. This means your air conditioner isn’t done working hard to keep you cool. And this is the time of year when accumulated stress really takes its toll on air conditioner–especially if AC maintenance was skipped.

We can’t understate the importance of maintenance. It allows our technicians to thoroughly and comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust your system to ensure optimal performance. Without maintenance, you can run into a number of performance issues, including some common repair needs that tend to impact ill-maintained or aging systems.

What are these repair needs? Read on as we uncover 4 of the most common.

Continue Reading

Is the Common HVAC Filter Enough for Air Purification?

Monday, June 8th, 2020

dirty-air-filter When you hear the term “air quality” do you think about the air outside or inside? Chances are, you don’t think too much about your indoor air quality because you assume that your HVAC system’s air filter takes care of it. But this isn’t true.

Rather, it is in place to protect the HVAC systems themselves from dust, dirt, and other debris infiltrating its internal components. While it certainly doesn’t hurt your indoor air quality, it’s not enough to resolve any issues your home might have. For that, you’ll want to consider a whole-house air purification system.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Power Surge Protection: Do You Know Your Risks?

Monday, May 11th, 2020

power-stripIf your home is anything like the average American home, you have a lot more electrical equipment and appliances in it than ever before. You probably have multiple devices connected to your power supply and electrical grid at any given time, right? That’s great, but it’s important to know the best way to protect your appliances and power charging stations.

Power surges, also known as voltage surges or voltage spikes, can do irreversible damage to electrical components, causing you to replace them much sooner than you would have had to otherwise. Think you can avoid this because you have power strips located at all your outlets? These do offer a layer of protection, but they’re not the end-all solution—more on that below. The good news is, there is more you could do to protect your home’s electrical system and the appliances connected to it.

Continue Reading

What You May Not Know about Outlet Installations: AFCI vs. GFCI

Monday, April 13th, 2020

new-gfci-outlet-imposed-on-white-backgroundYour household’s electrical grid is easily one of the most important components in the living space. Each of your appliances requires this system to work—even gas-powered heaters use an electric starter. If your electrical system is malfunctioning, you can experience all kinds of problems.

Safety is a concern, too, when your electrical system is malfunctioning. Electrical problems of any type can pose a serious threat to your living space, and to your family. Electrocution is a real threat, which brings us to our topic for this post—making sure you have the right outlets in place to protect your appliances, electrical equipment, and your home’s occupants.

Continue Reading