May 17th, 2013 by Charlene Ierna
If you’d like to work with one of the premier HVAC companies in the state, then you’ll be happy to know that Ierna’s Heating & Cooling is now hiring. We’re looking for Sales Advisors and Installation Technicians to round out our sales and technician teams. At Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, we work with a wide variety of heating, cooling, and indoor air quality equipment, offering installation, repair, and routine maintenance to our growing customer base. As a locally owned and operated family business, we pride ourselves on excellent customer service and technical expertise. We always strive to exceed our customers’ expectations on every job that we do. We have an award-winning team here, and if you think you meet our requirements, we’d love to hear from you.
Here are some of the benefits we offer:
- Premium pay rates
- Health and dental coverage
- Life insurance
- Annual Lowry Park Zoo passes
- Florida Aquarium entry
- Company vehicle & phone
As you can see, we are committed to the excellence of our employees, as well, and we’re looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals to join our team. If you’re interested in the Installation Technician position, you need to be EPA-certified (NATE-certified is preferred), with at least 2 years in the field, a valid driver’s license, tools of the trade, and a clean criminal background.
We are an equal opportunity employer and we support a drug-free workplace. Please submit your resume to JoeM@iernaair.com or visit us at 18843 US Highway 41 N., Lutz, FL 33549 to complete an application in person.
May 16th, 2013 by Charlene Ierna
You rely heavily on your home’s AC to bring you cool, crisp, refreshing air all day long during the long hot summer, and that’s why it’s critical to take care of any problems immediately, as well as enrolling professional routine maintenance. One problem that you may encounter with your air conditioning system is leaks, whether of air or of refrigerant. In this post, we’d like to keep you informed about some of the signs of leaks you should look out for. If you’re in need of comprehensive Lutz, FL air conditioning repair service, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!
Let’s take a look at a few signs that you may have a leak somewhere in your air conditioning system:
- Warm air: If you notice warm air coming through your ductwork, first check the thermostat to make sure that you’re calling for cool air. If that doesn’t help, then you may have an air leak in your ductwork that is bringing warm air from somewhere within your house (the attic, or crawlspace) or directly from outside into your home. This can be a serious problem, because it makes your AC attempt to compensate for the invasive, unfiltered air, in addition to contributing to your lack of comfort.
- Inadequate cooling: The refrigerant that circulates throughout your coils and compressor must be at a certain level at all times in order to transfer heat properly. If it falls below this level, then it must be recharged, but that also indicates you have a leak. Your refrigerant circulates through a closed system and does not expend itself during the cooling process. A professional will need to perform a series of leak detection tests in order to find the cause of the leak.
- Smell: If you find the air coming out of your ducts has a strange smell to it, then it may be pulling in air from another area of your home, such as your attic or crawlspace, or even from the area between your walls. Another sign of a ductwork leak
Make sure you take care of any leaks in your AC before the summer begins in earnest. For comprehensive Lutz, FL air conditioning repair, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!
May 9th, 2013 by Charlene Ierna
Here at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, we know how much you rely on your air conditioning during the long hot summer. With a professional installation and regular maintenance, you can usually steer clear of many problems during the service lifespan of your cooling system. But, eventually there will come a time when you need professional AC repair services. In this post, we’d like to review some of our most common Land O’ Lakes air conditioning service calls. Call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling for superior AC services throughout the Tampa Bay area! We’re always here to help!
It’s hot and my AC won’t turn on: We hear this more than you might think. First, check your circuit panel to make sure you haven’t simply blown a fuse or tripped the circuit breaker. Next, check your thermostat to make sure that it’s definitely turned on and calling for cool air. If neither of these steps works, then there may be an electrical connectivity issue in your AC unit. Alternatively, your capacitor may have failed.
- My AC makes this weird hissing sound: If it sounds a bit like air is escaping through a small hole, then that’s probably what it is! At a certain stage during the refrigerant cycle, the refrigerant is in a gaseous state. During this phase, if you have even a microscopic puncture in your coils or copper lineset, then you may hear a hissing sound. That is the sound of refrigerant leaking out of your AC unit. It’s not only bad for the environment, but it will also decrease your energy efficiency and significantly reduce your cooling performance over time.
- I want more control of my AC: If you’re sick of the one-temperature solution of central air, but are otherwise pleased with the performance of your unit, then consider installing a zone control system. Electronically controlled dampers are inserted directly into your existing ductwork so that you can control the temperatures of different zones of your home differently. It’s a great way to add versatility and boost energy efficiency.
These are just a few of the most common Land O’ Lake air conditioning service calls. Call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling for AC service today!
May 6th, 2013 by Charlene Ierna
Because of how much we have come to rely on air conditioning in Tampa, it’s no wonder that many homeowners throughout the area are also looking for ways to cut down on energy costs. While we cannot control the cost of electricity in your area, we can help you find ways of using that energy more efficiently. In this post, we’d like to share with you some ways on how to do exactly that. If you’d like more information about air conditioning in Tampa and the services we offer, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!
- Routinely replace your air filter: Though you may have heard many times about the importance of changing your air filter, don’t take it too lightly. Dirty and clogged air filters can do a number on your AC system, leading to reduced performance levels, increased wear and tear, increased need of repairs, and even premature replacement. During the cooling season, you should replace you air filter about once a month, depending on what it looks like, and the size of your cooling system.
- Install a programmable thermostat: If you’re still using a manual thermostat, then you’re missing out on substantial energy savings and customizable climate control. Why pay to keep your unoccupied home cool all day long just so you can stroll in after 5 p.m. to a cool home? With a programmable thermostat, you can increase your energy savings without sacrificing your comfort.
- Enroll in a maintenance plan: There’s no substitute for professional care. When you enroll in a maintenance plan, your home will be in good hands year-round. Inspection, cleaning, and tune-ups are all performed thoroughly and with the attention to detail that professional training and experience permit.
When you’re ready to cut down on your energy costs, get in touch with a technician at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling for comprehensive air conditioning services in Tampa. Call us today to find out what we can do for your home.
May 3rd, 2013 by Charlene Ierna
The 2013 Pasco Sheriff’s Mounted Posse Ride for Hospice was a huge success for all those involved. This year’s expanded event featured a two-day mounted horse ride that raised money and awareness about the Gulfside Regional Hospice. Every day this hospice helps more than 400 patients, with a staff of over 250, and a team of volunteers of well over 500. At Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, we pride ourselves on giving back to the community whenever we can. This was a great cause and we were happy to be involved.
The two-day event not only involved the mounted ride, but also featured various events that involved the whole family, even those who could not ride. There were pony, wagon, and swamp buggy rides, a Native American demonstration, nature walk and much more. On Saturday night, people gathered for a large bonfire and overnight camping before the main trail ride the following day. What better way to spend your weekend than by helping raise money to help those in need. Founded in 1988 by a nurse, oncologist, and physician assistant, the goal of the Gulfside Regional Hospice has been to improve the lives of those with life-limiting illnesses. It has since become a leader in premier hospice care in Pasco County.
At Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, we look forward to opportunities such as these so that we can bring the same hard-working attitude to promoting good causes as we do to heating and cooling solutions. Stay tuned to our Facebook for more information about our community outreach sponsorships.
April 30th, 2013 by Charlene Ierna
Ierna’s is a proud sponsor of the Wesley Chapel Boys Baseball, Team. Good luck boys!
April 29th, 2013 by Charlene Ierna
Professional air conditioning installation may be the most single important factor to take into consideration when deciding to replace your existing system, or installing a cooling system in your new home build. The reason for that is partly due to the importance of sizing. Every air conditioner on the market today is built too cool a specific volume of air, and this needs to be appropriately matched to the size of your living space. For more info, or to schedule Tampa, FL air conditioning installation service, call the experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!
Let’s take a look at a few reasons why sizing is so important to the ongoing operation of your new AC system.
- Energy efficiency: This is probably one of the most important reasons why the size of your AC should matter to you. Efficiency is cooling output divided by electrical energy input. While the costs of our utility bills seem only to rise, improving our home’s efficiency gives us more control over our home expenses. If your AC is too small, then it will burn a lot of energy simply trying to keep up with basic cooling levels during the summer. If it’s too big, then its cycles of activity will be contracted, and this constant shutting on and off leads to decreased energy efficiency.
- Performance: The same goes for performance. If your AC is not properly sized, then it simply will not perform as it should, nor can you expect it to work well during the hottest temperatures. The natural dehumidification process of the AC may also suffer, resulting in stuffy and uncomfortable air.
- System life: An improperly sized air conditioning system will not enjoy as long a life as it should. If it is constantly overworked as a result of being inadequate or short cycling as a result of being overly adequate, then your AC will begin to show its age quickly. Premature replacement is the last thing you want from your new AC.
We hope this helps you realize the importance of appropriate sizing. For more information about our exceptional Tampa, FL air conditioning installation services, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!
April 26th, 2013 by Charlene Ierna
The team at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling is pleased to present their First Annual Blood Drive, to be held on Friday, April 26, 2013, from 11 am to 4 pm at our place. We are working with an organization called Oneblood (formerly Florida Blood Bank), and they are in need of your help. In particular, they have requested type O and type A donors to please step forward as their supplies are running dangerously low. Donating blood is a wonderful, safe way to help people who are suffering.
If you have never donated blood, then perhaps you are unaware of the importance of donation. Every year, it’s estimated that 4.5 million of our fellow Americans would die had they not received transfusions. Every day, about 32,000 pints of blood are used in hospitals and surgeries across America; and every three seconds someone needs blood. You’ll not only be saving a single life, because up to 3 people may enjoy the benefits of a blood transfusion from one donation unit. In addition to free wellness checkups of blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening, we’ll also have food and raffles available.
Schedule an appointment today!
April 22nd, 2013 by Charlene Ierna
Cooling mobile homes can often be challenging. As most air conditioners are designed for use in conventional homes, mobile homes require a specific type of unit and ductwork to work properly in the compact space. If you need a new mobile home AC, or need professional repair services on your existing system, then make sure you hire a professional who knows how to approach the uniqueness of the mobile home. For New Port Richey, FL air conditioning services, call the pros at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!
There are many different types of AC systems on the market today. The one best geared for installation in the mobile home is known as a packaged unit. When most people think of central air, they think of a split system, with the indoor unit housing an air handler/evaporator coil and an outdoor unit housing a compressor/condenser. They are connected by lines of refrigerant. A packaged unit has all of these same components, but it houses all of them together in a single package. Because space is at a premium in a mobile home, installing a conventional indoor unit would be inconvenient. Instead, a packaged unit sits off to the side of the mobile home, so that it doesn’t interfere with your living space. Bryant packaged air conditioners offer some of the best possible performance for mobile home applications, with high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings, low operating volume, and sturdy design.
Your packaged unit requires specialized flexible ductwork in order to provide effective and efficient transport between the home and the AC. Typically, this runs underneath your mobile home, and will require some light work to the structure of your home so that it can be adequately integrated into your living space. The installation of the ductwork is a critical step because so much of your energy efficiency and cooling performance depends upon it being a sealed system.
We hope this brief guide helps you understand a little bit more about what you need to know about mobile home AC. For more information, contact the New Port Richey, FL air conditioning experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!
April 19th, 2013 by Charlene Ierna
As the heat and humidity have already made their appearance in April, it’s a good time to evaluate whether your air conditioning system is ready for the long cooling season ahead. You need your AC system not only to perform its job effectively, but it also needs to be energy efficient, so that you can keep your costs at a minimum without reducing your comfort. If your system is getting older, or requires frequent repairs, then it may be time to consider upgrading your central air split system. When you’re ready for exceptional air conditioning service in Tampa, FL, call the pros at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling.
When you’re ready to upgrade, there are some things to consider:
- Size: Whenever you perform a system upgrade, you need to make sure the components are appropriately sized for your living space. This is true even if you’re only replacing one part of your system. Compatibility is the key to effectiveness. If your previous system was the wrong size—either too big or small—then you may have had trouble cooling your home efficiently in the past. A new system upgrade should correct any sizing issues whenever possible.
- Energy efficiency: One of the main reasons for a system upgrade is probably energy efficiency. Today’s split units carry SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings of up to 23, which is double that of most units produced just over a decade ago.
- Ductwork: Make sure to have your ductwork tested before you install a new system upgrade. No matter what the SEER rating of your new component is, it won’t matter much if your ductwork has a leak in it. Routine inspection and cleaning can also prevent the buildup of dust and debris, both of which can reduce airflow and cause poor indoor air quality.
Whether you’re replacing just one of the system components, or both, make sure your new central air split system is ready to go with professional installation. For air conditioning service in Tampa, FL, call the experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!