Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Nashville’

4 Reasons You Should Invest in a Whole-Home Generator

Monday, October 12th, 2020

technicians-installing-whole-house-generatorLet’s start by making one thing clear–there is nothing wrong with a portable generator. In fact, portable generators are the perfect solution in many situations. For instance, if you’re going on a campout and want to power up an electric grill–or you’re glamping and want to watch TV (hey, we aren’t here to judge!)

But the thing about a portable system is that why it’s great in many scenarios, the one situation where it’s not the right choice is if you want to power your entire home during a widespread power outage. In this case, you’ll need a whole-home automatic standby generator. 

This system allows you to power up all the important components of your household, from your water heater and refrigerator to your HVAC systems and even your electronic devices and medical equipment if needed. Read on as we uncover 5 main benefits of investing in a whole-home generator.

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3 Steps to Shutting Down an AC for the Fall

Monday, September 28th, 2020

2-outdoor-ac-unitsFall can be a bit deceiving around here. Sure, temperatures are cooling down, but we all know that a heatwave can hit at pretty much any time. Still though, once we get a few weeks further into the season, it’ll be just about time to turn our attention to our heaters.

And it is important to care for your heater. In fact, now is the perfect time to schedule maintenance for this system. Maintenance will ensure that it is able to perform efficiently and as effectively as possible this fall and winter.

But there is something else you need to think about during this seasonal transition in regards to your air conditioner. You can’t just turn off your air conditioner and leave it–you risk it suffering damage over the winter that can jeopardize its functionality when you need it again next spring. Read on as we uncover 3 tips on how to “winterize” your air conditioner once temperatures drop enough.

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5 HVAC Tips for Pet Owners

Monday, August 31st, 2020

What is an HVAC tip for a pet owner? Well, pets are uniquely disadvantaged when it comes to dealing with the heat that summer and early fall temperatures bring us. Those scorching hot days can be especially devastating to pets with a thick layer of fur. That’s why it’s so important to invest some time and money in making sure your HVAC system is up to snuff.

Not only is the condition of your HVAC system important, but there are also various other ways you could contribute to cooling your home down and keeping your pets happy. So, let’s get into some of the best ways you can make sure your home stays comfortable for your pets. Remember, our pros can help with air conditioning service in Nashville, TN in case your home needs help!

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AC Installation: Is Bigger Better?

Monday, July 20th, 2020

technciian-talking-about-air-conditioner-with-homeownersSummer is progressing right along, and with it so are warmer temperatures. Is your air conditioner up to the task? If you’re considering a new system this time of the year, chances are it’s a decision you’re a bit rushed on. We urge you however, to not make this decision in haste. Choosing a new air conditioner too quickly could leave you with an ineffective and inefficient air conditioner.

For example, the first instinct of many homeowners is to buy the largest, most powerful AC system on the market, especially if they’ve spent previous summers with an AC that didn’t seem powerful enough. But the fact of the matter is, bigger is not always better. When it comes to your cooling system, size and power do matter, but perhaps not the way you thing. Read on as we explain!

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Don’t Let This One Thing Ruin Your HVAC Efficiency

Monday, April 27th, 2020

closeup-of-dust-on-air-filterWhat is this one thing, you ask? A dirty air filter!

Are you surprised by our answer? If you’re like most homeowners, you might think the only reason you should care about your HVAC system’s air filter is due to the allergens and particles in your air. But you’re only partially correct.

It’s often assumed that a dirty air filter is a problem because it keeps the air dirty, and this is why HVAC technicians tell you to change yours every 1-3 months. If you aren’t suffering from allergies, you may think your air filter is doing just fine.

But here’s the thing—helping your indoor air quality is only a very small fraction of what this air filter does. The true purpose of your standard air filter is to protect the interior components of your HVAC system. Read on to learn more about this, and to discover just how a dirty air filter can impact your HVAC efficiency and quality of life.

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It’s That Time of Year: Schedule Your AC Tune-Up!

Monday, March 30th, 2020

analog-wall-clock-on-white-backgroundIf that heatwave last week was any indication, springtime is here to remind us that soon enough, we will need our air conditioners on a daily basis. Is your cooling system ready for a full season of work though?

One of the most important things you can do to ensure this is to schedule an AC tune-up, otherwise known as air conditioning maintenance. Delaying or skipping this service altogether will make it much more likely that you’ll be facing problems by the end of summer, or even before then. Read on as we uncover the biggest benefits of regular AC tune-ups.

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4 Signs You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade

Monday, March 16th, 2020

electricians-working-on-electrical-panelAlso called the circuit breaker panel, the electrical panel of your home serves as the central hub for your entire electrical system. It’s where the incoming electricity is routed to the different circuits. The breakers are designed to shut off circuits in case of a voltage overload. If you have an aging circuit breaker panel, it’s wise to ensure you aren’t overdue for an upgrade, given the higher electrical demands we have all put on our homes in recent years.

But when is it actually time to upgrade? After all, modern circuit breakers can last a really long time—typically 25-40 years. We have provided 4 signs below that tell you it may be time.

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Buying a New AC? Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Monday, August 5th, 2019

top view of an outdoor AC unitAs we progress into summer, now is an awful time to discover that your air conditioner isn’t up to the job of keeping your home cool and comfortable anymore. However, if that is the case, we definitely recommend looking into a replacement if it’s an aging system that’s been having a lot of repair issues anyway. This is not a purchase to rush into though!

We don’t encourage making a hurried AC purchase because this usually leads to homeowners buying the biggest air conditioner they can find that matches their budget—because they don’t realize that bigger isn’t always better. You could do more harm than good to your cooling system and your cooling bills as a result. Remember, you’ll want to work with a skilled and experienced HVAC professional to install your new cooling system—this HVAC professional should be well versed on how to get the right AC tonnage for your home.

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Beware an Overheating Air Conditioner!

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

closeup-of-hvac-fanYour home’s air conditioner is designed to run during oppressively hot days—that is literally its purpose, to provide cooling when temperatures outside make living conditions inside unbearable.

However, even though your cooling system was designed with heat in mind, it can overheat. Just like with an automobile engine, if overheating does happen, then the equipment simply won’t be able to function.

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Heed These Signs That You Need Rewiring

Monday, May 27th, 2019

exposed-wiring-resting-on-outletOf all the possible issues that can negatively impact your home, electrical problems are probably the most dangerous. While a plumbing problem can inflict a significant amount of water damage and an HVAC issue can leave you uncomfortable for a while, an unchecked electrical problem can result in electrocution or fire. Therefore, it’s essential that you have your wiring checked at least once every few years—without this inspection you’re substantially increasing the likelihood that a problem will occur.

Even with routine maintenance, however, there’s still a chance that electrical problems could happen, especially if you have an older home. We’re sharing this information with you now so that you’ll be familiar with some of the telltale signs of an electrical problem. If you notice any of these indicators, please contact a professional electrician right away.

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