IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog

Here’s Why Your AC System May be Struggling

April 10th, 2017

ac-system-struggling-whyTemperatures may have cooled off to some extent this past week, but you know as well as we do that you’re going to need your air conditioner to function as efficiently and effectively as its meant to for the coming months. That means that if your air conditioner is struggling at all to do its job, now is the best time to call for Wesley Chapel, FL AC services.

What can you expect when your service professional comes out? Well, it depends on what sort of trouble you’re having with your cooling unit. For example, if it’s blowing out air but it doesn’t feel as cold as you think it should, you may have a refrigerant leak. Or if it’s making a loud and unfamiliar noise, there could be a loose part within it. Keep reading to learn about some of the common reasons an air conditioner may malfunction.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance: What Is It, Exactly?

March 27th, 2017

what-is-air-conditioning-maintenanceIt never really cooled down too much during our “heating” season. And with spring officially here, it’s only a matter of time until we begin using our air conditioners on a daily basis—if you aren’t already. As such, it’s imperative that you ensure that it is properly cared for, with routine Land O’ Lakes, FL air conditioning maintenance.

You’ll often hear us tout the benefits of routine air conditioner maintenance—improved energy efficiency, reduced repairs, longer lifespan, and financial savings. But perhaps you’re more concerned with the process and how disruptive it may be. We’d like to help you understand exactly what happens during an air conditioner tune-up so you know what to expect when you schedule your next appointment with us.

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Stop Bathroom Plumbing Troubles before They Start

March 13th, 2017

bathroom-plumbing-issues-stopThis may be an obvious statement, but the best way to solve common bathroom plumbing issues is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Of course, some plumbing problems are unavoidable—such as if you weren’t aware you had older, corroded piping and it springs a leak.

However, there are a number of steps you can take to protect your Carrollwood, FL bathroom plumbing, some of which we’ve outlined below. And when you do have a plumbing issue that you can’t resolve on your own—most of the time you shouldn’t try—you have our team on your side!

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The Best Way to Get Your AC Ready for Spring and Summer

February 27th, 2017

ac-ready-spring-summerIt’s that time of year again. While the Midwest and upper East Coast still deal with freezing temperatures, down here in Florida we’re beginning to think about our air conditioning systems. It won’t be long now before we start using them on a regular basis, if you haven’t already been. That being said, there’s no better time than now to schedule your Lutz, FL air conditioning maintenance appointment.

Scheduling this service on a yearly basis (or biannually if you have a heat pump) is the best way to get your air conditioner ready for its heaviest period of use. Maintenance allows our professionals to fully inspect and clean your AC unit, while making appropriate adjustments and checking for any potential repair needs. Addressing repairs early on reduces the chance that you’ll run into a much larger AC emergency later on, when you need your system the most.

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Are You Experiencing Any of These Common Plumbing Issues?

February 13th, 2017

experiencing-common-plumbing-issuesThe city of Tampa has a comprehensive program available for the payment and management of water-related utilities throughout the community. What the city cannot provide though, are repairs to the plumbing system in your home that carries that water from the municipal water supply to your home, and carries wastewater away via your main sewer line. For these types of services, you need Tampa, FL professional plumbing services.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

January 30th, 2017

tankless-water-heater-right-for-youWhen it comes to underappreciated appliances within your home, the water heater is likely pretty high on the list. Although you appreciate a hot shower each morning, and hot water to clean dishes in as well as wash your clothes with, you may be like the hundreds of other homeowners throughout your community who take this appliance for granted—whether intentional or not. As important as it is to care for this system on an annual basis, it’s also vital that you have a system that’s working as efficiently as possible for your home.

Most homeowners have the conventional storage tank water heater installed in their home—and this is a fine choice for many. Today’s models are very efficient and effective. However, storage tank water heaters do have their disadvantages—one of the biggest being the risk of heat loss as warm water sits in the tank without being used. This is where a Wesley Chapel, FL tankless water heater comes in—these systems provide many benefits that you miss with the traditional water heater. But is it right for you?

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How Do Heat Pumps Actually Work?

January 16th, 2017

Using a heat pump to both heat and cool your Florida home is a very efficient choice to keep your home comfortable all year long. Heat pumps serve as all-in-one units, with the same basic set up as an air conditioner used to perform heating functions as well as AC functions.

Does a heat pump use refrigerant? Yes, absolutely. Without refrigerant gas, the heat pump wouldn’t be able to function, which makes this fluid an integral part of the unit’s ability to operate. Keep reading to learn more about the refrigerant process and how this enables your heat pump to actually operate.

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Pay Attention to Size When Replacing Your AC

January 9th, 2017

On the east coast and in the Midwest, homeowners are bracing for one of the chilliest winters they’ve seen in awhile. But here in Tampa, temperatures are just cooling off enough that we can shut off our AC systems. And if yours gave you trouble this past season, it may be time to consider a replacement.

Of course, your first instinct may be to rush out and find the first AC system that matches your budget, but this can be a big mistake. It may work for other smaller appliances throughout your home, but the purchase of an air conditioner should be taken more seriously.

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AC Emergency: My System Won’t Start!

January 2nd, 2017

With temperatures still hovering in the 80’s, we don’t need to think about our heating systems quite yet, unlike other parts of the country. In fact, chances are you’re still using your AC system on a pretty regular basis. But what happens when you go to turn on your air conditioner to discover that it won’t start up? This is actually a pretty common emergency call we receive, since the unit has been working so hard all season long.

Fortunately, sometimes the problem isn’t with your system at all, but instead has a simple fix. Hopefully this is the case in your scenario. Keep reading for some tips on what you should do when you discover your air conditioning system isn’t working as it should.

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The Benefits of UV Lights

December 26th, 2016

When it comes to improving the indoor air quality of your home, you probably think first of your home’s temperature. It’s true—having a home in the Tampa area means that you want to do anything you can to keep cool! However, temperature is not the only factor you should keep in mind. Is the quality of your air healthy?

One way to ensure this is the case is by having UV lights installed. Also referred to as a UV air purifier or germicidal lights, UV lights eliminate harmful particles such as mold, mildew, and other microorganisms that could make you and your family ill from your HVAC system.

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