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Rainy Days in Austin

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 to the secret beach on the Colorado River can make for an almost perfect day, these things are difficult to do on rainy days. We’ve put together the short list of places to go on those truly dreary Austin area days.

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Allergy Season in Austin

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 check-ups and medications, try these simple in-home allergy relief precautions.

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Do You Know BTUS?

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 numbers have to do with many different variables. Cost of powering a home in New Jersey (and other Northeastern states) may be especially high because of heating needs in winter, and also air conditioning in the summer.

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A Tale of First Time Home Buyers

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.

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Behind the Scenes: Our New Commercial!

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 making the commercial.

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What Service Means to Us

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?

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Top Three Ways Spring Cleaning Can Save You Money (and help your HVAC)

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. Here’s how:

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Protect Your Home from Carbon Monoxide Poisioning

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.

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Quality Insurance: The Covenant Promise

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.

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How To Keep Cooling Costs Down During The Summer

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.  

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How To Keep Your Home From Leaking Air

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 out!

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