Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Nashville’

Why Are My Circuits Constantly Tripping?

Monday, April 8th, 2024

It can be so frustrating: you try to turn something on and it acts like it has no power even though it’s plugged in. Or you’re trying to vacuum when suddenly the vacuum cleaner dies. You have to go to the electrical panel and reset the circuit breaker… again. How often has this been happening?

It’s normal for a circuit to be tripped on occasion. But when it happens a lot, you shouldn’t ignore it. Constantly tripping circuits can be an indicator of a variety of electrical problems. What could be going on? We’ll explain all about it.

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A New Homeowner’s Guide to Generators

Monday, March 11th, 2024

Tennessee is a beautiful place to live. In Nashville, you’ve got all the culture and music you could ask for, with gorgeous countryside a short distance away. Sadly, though, Tennessee is ranked pretty poorly for safety, and one of the major reasons for this has to do with the weather. Tornadoes in the spring and summer and hail and ice storms in the winter can cause major hazards… and power outages. 

When you rent your home, your landlord is responsible for making sure your building stays safe. Purchasing a home means that anything that happens to or in your home is your responsibility. What can new homeowners do to stay safe and prepare for emergencies? We recommend a generator, and there are some things you should know before purchasing one.

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What’s the Difference Between a Breaker Box and an Electrical Panel?

Monday, February 26th, 2024

It can be hard for homeowners—especially newer homeowners—to decipher all the information they should have about their homes’ systems. You may have heard a lot of terms about heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and electricity without knowing exactly what each one refers to. But the more you know, the better you can care for your home, so it’s worth doing the research.

Sometimes, with a little bit of knowledge, you’ll discover that things are simpler than you’d thought they were. You’ve surely heard of breaker boxes and electrical panels. What exactly are they, and what is the difference between them? Here’s what you should know.

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Avoid HVAC Repairs Through HVAC Maintenance

Monday, January 15th, 2024

HVAC system maintenance is seen as something that HVAC contractors fob off on unsuspecting homeowners as a way to make money. However, we want to assure you that this simply isn’t the case. It’s an undeniable fact that investing in routine maintenance will result in you spending less money on your HVAC equipment. 

You might be wondering why on Earth any business would tell its customers that there’s a guaranteed way to spend less money on the services they provide. Well, that’s how we earn the trust of our customers. We don’t want you to pay for repairs or an early system replacement that could’ve been avoided.

No matter what type of system you have, let’s go over how signing up for our Covenant Care Plan will result in the need for fewer HVAC repairs in Nashville, TN.

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Leave Ceiling Fan Repairs to Professional Electricians

Monday, January 1st, 2024

Many homes in Nashville, TN, use ceiling fans to both increase home comfort levels, boost aesthetics, and provide necessary lighting. A ceiling fan may seem like a simple system, but unlike a portable fan or a lamp, they’re more complex than they seem.

When it comes to ceiling fan repair, you should always rely on a professional electrician for their care. You don’t want to risk further damage to the ceiling fan itself or even worse–potentially injure yourself via electrocution or falling off a ladder. Leave the following ceiling fan repairs to us.

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Does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Electrical Panel Replacement?

Monday, December 4th, 2023
Electricians identify a 20 amp breaker that has gone bad and replace it.

Your home’s electrical panel probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when considering home renovations. Although a new kitchen or bathroom are more exciting home upgrades, upgrading your home’s electrical panel can be a matter of safety. Most electrical panels last 25-40 years and then need to be replaced.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), around 13% of house fires from 2015-2019 resulted from an electrical failure and caused over a billion dollars in property damage each year. Electrical failures and malfunctions also accounted for 12% of injuries and 15% of deaths from house fires during the same period.

A common question we get from homeowners is whether their homeowner’s insurance will cover an electrical panel upgrade. Although you should always check with your specific homeowner’s insurer, let’s go over some general info on whether this service is covered.

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Is Your Heating System Ready for the Holidays?

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and what many people consider “the most wonderful time of the year” is on its way. If you’re one of those people who put up their Christmas tree the day after Halloween, you’re probably looking forward to cooler weather and holiday festivities.

To maximize your enjoyment of the holiday season, a cozy home is essential. That’s why you should take 15 minutes from putting up those holiday decorations to decide if your heating system is ready for the holidays.

From scheduling a tune-up to changing the air filter, making sure your heating system will keep your family and guests comfortable is as easy as pumpkin pie. Let’s go over some tips on making sure your heating system is ready for the ho-ho-holidays. 

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Is Outdoor Lighting a Good Home Investment?

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Have you been spending more time in your home’s outdoor spaces? You’re not the only one. A recent poll shows that a whopping 63% of Americans say they’ve been spending more time in their yards since the pandemic. More and more homeowners have come to recognize the value of getting out–even if that just means getting out to your own backyard. 

Having great outdoor lighting is an ideal way to extend the amount of time you can spend dining outside, barbecuing, sitting around a fire pit, and enjoying your property. That’s why there’s never been a better time to invest in outdoor lighting in your Nashville, TN home. Let’s look at all the ways professional outdoor lighting installations are a great investment.

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4 Scary Signs You Need Water Heater Repair

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Fall is officially here! The leaves are changing color, the days are getting shorter, and Halloween is just around the corner. After the excessive use you put your water heater through over the summer, now’s the time when you might notice that it’s delivering tricks instead of treats, just in time for Halloween.

From spine-chilling cold showers to the terrifying torment of a leak, here are some signs that indicate your water heater needs help. When you need a plumber in Nashville, TN to exorcise the demons from your water heater, call on us for water heater repair. Let’s go over 4 scary signs to be on the lookout for.

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4 Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repair ASAP

Monday, September 11th, 2023

As we transition from summer to fall, the time will soon arrive when you’ll switch from cooling your home to heating your home. In a perfect world, that transition is an easy one. However, this isn’t always the case.

If you have a heat pump system, sometimes the transition is made more difficult by the fact that your heat pump is a 2-in-1 system that has been working hard all summer. If you’re experiencing problems with your heat pump, here are some of the most common reasons for heat pump repair. Whenever you’re not happy with its performance, we’re here to help.

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