Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Hendersonville’

Does Your Home Need to Be Rewired?

Monday, January 6th, 2020

pencil-drawing-lightbulbElectricity is one of those home comforts that is pretty easy for any of us to take for granted nowadays. After all, we’ve had it available to us in our households throughout our entire lives—it’s always there! But… taking things for granted often means we can forget about the dangers involved if we don’t properly care for them. And electricity can certainly pose such a danger.

Keep reading as we dive into some of the warning signs that you might notice if your electrical wiring is in trouble. These warning signs are not all indicative of an emergency situation by any means, but any resolutions with any type of electrical system problem should always be addressed swiftly.

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Signs You’re in Need of Heating Repairs

Monday, November 25th, 2019

gas-jets-of-a-heaterFall is trekking right along and the official start of winter is less than a month away. Chances are, you’ve begun running your heater on a daily basis already… and more cold weather is on its way. This means if you haven’t done so already, now is the time to check your heating system for any signs of trouble. Problems from last year won’t have gone away this year without professional care—and this can be compounded by lack of use over the months. Running your system on a regular basis when it’s not performing at its best will only end in frustration—and probably a broken down heater.

There’s good news, though! There are some common signs you can watch out for that indicate your heater is running into issues, and if you know what to look for, you can usually spot these issues fairly easily. Remember though, you shouldn’t attempt a formal diagnosis or any type of repair on your own. Heating systems involve a number of components that could become dangerous in the wrong hands—like natural gas. If you notice your heating system isn’t performing the way it should, the best thing you can do is call a pro. In the meantime, watch and listen for the following signs that indicate a heating system problem.

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If You’re Putting Holiday Lights Up This Season, Consider This!

Monday, November 11th, 2019

outdoor-string-lightsThe holiday season is just about here, and if you’re like many homeowners in our area, you might be decorating your household, inside and out. Many times, this includes putting holiday lights up and around your home.

One of the most common calls our electricians get this time of the year is in regards to certain outlets not working throughout the property. This might include bathroom outlets, garage outlets, and outdoor outlets. And those holiday lights might be to blame! What happens is that they trip the GFCI outlet or circuit breaker.

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Caring for Your Heater This Late in the Season

Monday, March 4th, 2019

technician-working-on-heaterTemperatures are growing warmer, and soon enough it will be the official start of spring. You may still be using your heating system on a regular basis right now, and if so we hope it’s performing as efficiently and effectively as it should. If you had maintenance done this past fall, and took care of any recommended repairs, then you likely have nothing to worry about.

If you skipped maintenance, however, or if you suspect you have repair needs but haven’t taken care of them yet, you may end up with a problem. Either before the heating season ends this year, or next fall, you could be facing a broken down heater when you need it. But how do you know if this is the case? Read on to learn some of the symptoms you should watch out for that indicate problem with your heater, and be sure to give us a call for quality repairs.

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Do Your Air Ducts Need Professional Sealing?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

hands-applying-metallic-tape-to-ductsWith our temperature lows still plummeting below freezing, there’s no denying that we still have a lot more cold weather ahead. This means that making sure your heating system is functioning as effectively and efficiently as possible is essential to your comfort and your financial efficiency. This is done, first, by ensuring you schedule maintenance each year—we hope you did this before winter began. It’s also about taking care of any repair needs that came up during maintenance.

So, what if you’ve done all this and something just seems… off… about your furnace or heat pump’s ability to keep your home warm? Well, one of the biggest culprits to energy and efficiency loss is leaky ductwork. It’s something that not a lot of homeowners consider, since most ductwork is out of sight and therefore out of mind. But proper, professional duct sealing will keep your heater and your central AC system from losing about 20-30% of the conditioned air moving through it. This means you’re getting all that you pay for each month!

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Ceiling Fan Facts: Running a Fan All Day Doesn’t Impact Your Home Comfort

Monday, February 4th, 2019

ceiling-fanWhat many homeowners don’t necessarily realize about ceiling fans is that they don’t actually cool the air in the room of which they are running. In the summer, people leave their ceiling fans on all day, only to find that the room they come home to isn’t any cooler (though, it may feel a bit cooler because the air movement is hitting their skin).

You might be wondering at this point 2 things: Is there a point to using ceiling fans then? And why are we talking about this in the winter time? Yes, there is a point, and hang on, we’ll get to that below!

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Heed These Signs You Need Electrical Rewiring

Monday, January 21st, 2019

electrical wiring blueprintWhen you own a home, you typically learn pretty quickly in the first year that there are a number of problems you may deal with. Electrical issues, however, may arguably require the most attention, since they are more than inconvenient—they can be dangerous. Sure, an HVAC problem can leave you uncomfortable for a few hours—but an electrical problem could lead you to loss from a fire.

This is why we can’t stress enough how important it is to have a professional electrician inspect the wiring in your home every few years. This type of maintenance is a vital part of professional Hendersonville, TN electrical services, and without it you’re increasing the chance of having a problem.

Even with regular electrical maintenance, though, there’s always a small chance that an electrical problem can happen in your home. Therefore, it’s important that you be familiar with two of the most common signs of outdated wiring. These signs are:

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Need an Electrician? Here’s Why You Should Hire a Pro

Monday, January 7th, 2019

American electrical outlet and cover plate, with screwdriver and wire nutsIs it time to upgrade your older electrical panel so your system can handle more demand? Or perhaps you suspect that your home needs rewiring in certain rooms, or throughout the whole house. Whatever your Hendersonville, TN electrical needs are, the most important thing to keep in mind is that jobs of this caliber require a professional touch, quite literally.

After all, we’re sure you want someone with the right amount of training, expertise, and licensing to get the job done right. But how do you know what you’re getting when you hire an electrician? Do you know the qualities to look for in an electrical pro? Fortunately for you, we have listed some guidelines below to help you make an educated decision when it comes time to hire an electrician. Read on!

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No, Your Heater Shouldn’t Make These Noises

Monday, December 24th, 2018

woman covering her ears, on white backgroundThis should be a familiar scenario: you set your thermostat to the desired temperature, wait a few minutes, then hear the fan of your furnace making that familiar whirring sound. The reason it takes a few minutes is because the plenum actually needs to heat up after the burners light before the fan will begin running. Once you hear that whirring, though, you can rely on efficient and effective heat to make its way into your home.

But what if it’s interrupted by another sound entirely? If a sound occurs that you’re not expecting or you have never heard your furnace make before, then it’s time to call for professional heating services in Hendersonville, TN. In the meantime, we’ve provided some guidance below as to what these noises can mean.

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When Did You Last Change Your Air Filter?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

man holding air filter, imposed on white backgroundWe’ll start off by saying that if it’s been longer than 3 months, then the time to change it is now, especially if that air filter is also used for your central air conditioning system. We want you to be able to get the most efficient and effective use out of both of your HVAC systems as you can. And considering how much you use both, chances are you’d like to do anything you can to prevent unexpected Hendersonville, TN furnace services.

One proven way to do so is by performing one small maintenance task that’s easy to do on your own—changing the air filter. You may be surprised to find just how important this component is to your furnace. It’s about much more than protecting your indoor air quality. In fact, protecting air quality isn’t even its purpose! So, what is?

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