As HVAC professionals, most of our days revolve around the weather. Cold days mean repairs to heating systems. Hot days mean routine air conditioning maintenance. Our Covenant Club members keep us busy throughout the year, with the added benefits of system maintenance and discounted repairs. One thing we truly love about Austin, Texas is the multitude of available outdoor activities and events. While paddleboarding on Lady Bird Lake or going...more
If there is one thing that we can say about Austin, Texas, it is the certainty of allergy season. Here at Covenant Heat and AC in Liberty Hill, Texas, we believe that your HVAC unit is like the heart of your home: it circulates anything and everything around your home. Allergy season may be a tricky time of year. It may seem like there is not much you can do about runny noses and itchy eyes. Before you run to the doctor for expensive...more
The national average cost of powering an American home is $2,024, according to United States Energy Information Administration. This is an average, of course, as homes in places like New Jersey average closer to $3,000 a year, as opposed to homes in California, which average about $1,500. Texas meets the national average when it comes to powering a single family home. These...more
Clarissa and John moved to Austin in 2012. They had spent two years renting an apartment in the city, before realizing that real estate value was only going to increase. They decided to buy their first home. They found an area that they liked with several homes in their price range and found a real estate agent who promised to help them get into their dream home.
After a few months of looking, they found a house that met all of their...more
If you’ve been around our Facebook page over the last couple of weeks, you may have noticed an exciting bit of news: we recently filmed a new commercial! The idea for the commercial has been in the works for a while, but it took a little while to settle on the perfect idea and tone. We wanted to communicate the most important aspects of our business model: integrity and customer service. Today, we’re giving you a peek behind the scenes of...more
If you spend a lot of time on the internet (which, who doesn’t, these days?), it only takes a quick google search and few pointed clicks to find hundreds of horror stories related to and regarding AC repair. Services like Angie’s List and Yelp can help when making the tough decision about who to use when your HVAC system is in distress, but how do you really know if a company is going to do what they say they are going to do?
Summer’s Here, But Never Fear! We know how you can enjoy the outdoors and beat the Austin Area heat this summer.
Summer is officially here, and with that comes long days of high Texan temperatures and an overworked (and possibly underpaid) AC unit. Here at Covenant Heating and Air, we suggest that you conserve some energy and crank your AC Unit to 82 degrees and head out of the house to these great Austin...more
How Green Is Your House?
These days, green is the new black. And by that we mean, energy efficiency is a buzz word that everyone can’t seem to get enough of. But how green (or efficient) is your house, really? Answer these simple questions to find out if you are saving or wasting energy and potentially driving up your electricity bills.
Do you run your AC unit at a warmer temperature in the summer? One of the...more
If you’re like us (and you’re probably like us), you know that spring (or summer) cleaning is something that you should do. You just have a hard time getting excited about it. We understand. Not many people really want to scrub down all their baseboards and organize their closets, but there’s a reason why spring cleaning is a thing. Not only is it good for your Austin home’s heating and air conditioning system, it can save you money....more
The stockings are all hung by the chimney with care, and underneath the tree presents are piled high! But we’ll bet you forgot some things on your list…. do you know what your home wants for Christmas? Luckily we’re experts in your home’s needs and safety, so we’ll help you finish your Christmas shopping for the people you love, while getting gifts your home will love.
The DIY-ers ultimate tool, Zootility’s...more
Cold winter mornings are great to sip coffee or tea, for looking at frost on leaves and for snuggling up under blankets. What it’s not a great time for is a furnace malfunction. While a little chill is nice, a lot of chill is downright uncomfortable and potentially dangerous! We always recommend yearly furnace maintenance to make sure everything is running smoothly, but 75% of our winter calls are still for emergency maintenance. We really...more
If we’ve noticed one thing in the last few years, it’s that people love to have the latest technology. Every time a new smartphone or tablet comes out, people rush out to upgrade, even waiting in line for days to be the first to take home the latest invention.
But when it comes to investing in technology for their home, many are hesitant to make the switch.
We understand the hesitation; getting a new phone is easy, but many people...more
While many across the country welcome December and the holidays as relief from their worst fall allergy symptoms, many Texans are dreading the upcoming allergic onslaught of what’s locally known as “Cedar Fever”. If you’re not familiar with the horrible mating season of the mountain cedar (which is actually a juniper plant, but we digress), we’ll just say we’d take the worst ragweed season any day over a cedary December in Central...more
Rainy winter months means spending a lot more time indoors, but unlike the summer months when the weather is unbearably hot, more moderate winter climates allow us to throw open the doors and windows every once in awhile, letting the cooler air in. It may be tempting to turn off the HVAC unit altogether. Doing that in attempts to let fresh air flow through your home is good in theory, but can cause other problems you may have not considered,...more
Happy Fall, y’all! It’s almost November, which means even in perpetually-hot Texas, fall is here to stay and winter is on the way. Funnily enough, when the weather is the best outdoors, that’s when we get the most questions about what the temperature inside your home should be.
Although it may seem like switching off your HVAC system completely while you’re away from home is a great idea to save money, it’s actually a lot...more
Carbon Monoxide is something we take very seriously here at Covenant. A silent, odorless and fatally toxic gas, it’s entirely avoidable if you know what to do to protect your home. In this post, we wanted to address the most common causes of carbon monoxide, and provide solutions to protect your family.
The initial symptoms of mild CO poisoning look like flu symptoms, but without a fever. You may be...more
If you’ve been the last in line to bathe, then you, my unlucky friend, have experienced the frigid shower that comes when you’re “out” of hot water. With a storage water heater, one that collects and stores hot water, this can be a common occurrence. If you’re looking to replace your water heater or if it’s been about ten years since you’ve replaced it, you could be wasting money (and missing out on the comfort of a hot shower!) by sticking...more
October is National Fire Prevention Month. At Covenant, we strive to keep your home comfortable, but if you don’t have a plan in place should a fire start, you may not have a home to keep comfy! Do you have an emergency preparedness plan in place for your family?
If you’re in a particularly hot and dry area (like Texas, or California) where fire can start and spread quickly, it’s essential to your safety to have a plan in place to...more
When you’re choosing where to go with your business in any industry, we know that a few things are important. You need someone you can trust, and someone that has your best interests in mind. You need someone who you know will do the best job they can.
When it comes to creating a comfortable home for your family and friends, this is even more important. You wouldn’t trust just anyone to build your home. You need someone well-trained and...more
It’s a balancing act each summer: How do you keep the house cool without your energy bill breaking the bank? Covenant wants to help you do both. While this list is not exhaustive, it’s a great place to get started with your energy savings as the summer heat continues on.
Raise your thermostat. While no one is suggesting you need to suffer with stuffy rooms, keep your thermostat on the higher end. You’ll save 3...
It’s hot out there, and you’re working hard and spending good money to keep your house cool and comfortable. But could you be unknowingly sabotaging your efforts? If you haven’t taken steps to ensure your home isn’t leaking air, you could be wasting valuable money on your energy bill each month. Fortunately, there are simple, low-cost fixes to this problem that can keep money in your bank account and keep the hot Texas summers...more
1. Reputation for quality and dependability
Dealers should be able to provide names of satisfied customers in your neighborhood. They should also be licensed, insured and code-compliant.
2. Prompt, courteous and professional service
Some dealers provide an extra measure of convenience with extended hours, emergency service, financing packages and year-round maintenance...more