How Does Ductless Air Conditioning Work?

May 25th, 2015 by Charlene Ierna

Ductless air conditioners, or ductless mini splits, as such systems are called, have grown more and more popular in the residential sector over the years. Long a favorite in commercial applications, the ductless mini split has gained a lot of traction as homeowners throughout the area have come to recognize the many distinct advantages that such systems have to offer. Of course, before one can fully understand the benefits of ductless cooling, let alone decide if ductless air conditioning in Land O’ Lakes, FL is right for them, they must first understand how it is that ductless air conditioning actually works. You’ll find a basic explanation below. Please contact Ierna’s Heating & Cooling if you have any further questions regarding ductless mini splits, or to schedule great ductless AC services.  Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Schedule Your Air Conditioning Repairs with a Pro

May 18th, 2015 by Charlene Ierna

So you’ve got a full toolbox and an internet connection: surely, you think, I can handle my AC repairs on my own. Before you queue up an instructional video and get to work, we implore you to stop what you are doing, step away from the air conditioner, and pick up the phone. Once you’ve done so, just dial our number and schedule your air conditioning repairs in Tampa, FL with a member of the Ierna’s Heating & Cooling team.Trust us when we tell you that it will save you a lot of trouble.

As handy as you may be, it is wise homeowner who accepts his or her own limitations. The fact of the matter is that air conditioning repairs are just too complex for a nonprofessional to complete successfully. Contact a member of our staff the moment that you realize you are in need of residential AC repairs.  Continue Reading

How to Recognize the Need for Air Conditioning Repairs

May 11th, 2015 by Charlene Ierna

By investing in a quality air conditioning system and scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance, you can count on getting a pretty reliable and consistent performance from your air conditioner. Of course, no air conditioning system is perfect. Eventually you will  find that your air conditioner is compromised in some way and that it is in need of repairs. When that time comes, make sure that it is our number that you dial.

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling knows whole-house cooling systems inside and out, which is important considering just how much can go wrong with any given air conditioner. Regardless of what problems you may encounter with your cooling system, though, you can count on us to get it right back on track. Contact us today if you are concerned about the condition or operation of your AC here in Tampa, FL. Continue Reading

How Can Duct Sealing Benefit Me?

May 4th, 2015 by Charlene Ierna

The majority of homeowners utilize a system of air ducts in order to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. This can be a very effective and efficient way of doing so. We should emphasize the “can” in this statement, though, because if your air ducts are not in great working condition, then there is no way that your system will distribute air in the effective and efficient manner that you deserve. That is why professional duct sealing is so important in those home with leaky ductwork. Here are a few examples of ways in which having your air ducts sealed by the pros at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling can benefit you.  Continue Reading

Is it Necessary to Have My Ducts Cleaned?

April 27th, 2015 by Charlene Ierna

One question that we get from clients occasionally is whether or not they should bother having their air ducts professionally cleaned. The answer, in truth, varies. The best way in which to determine if you require professional duct cleaning services in your Land O’ Lakes, FL home is to have a trained professional assess their condition in person. Not every HVAC system is going to require duct cleaning, and those that do may not require it on a regular basis. All this being said, those HVAC systems which do need to have their air ducts cleaned can benefit greatly from the process. While you cannot really inspect your air ducts on your own, there are a few different indicators to be aware of which can signal the need for professional duct cleaning in your residence. Contact Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today if you notice these warning signs in your home. Continue Reading

Have You Considered Zone Controlled Cooling?

April 20th, 2015 by Charlene Ierna

With all of the technology available to homeowners today, it is easy to cool a home more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Of course, this is not to say that there is no way in which to improve upon one’s already great air conditioning system. Zone controlled cooling is one way in which many people choose to upgrade their forced air distribution based cooling systems. If you have a system of ductwork in your home which distributes cooled air throughout your living space, then you may want to consider zoning your home in Land O’ Lakes, FL for even better cooling results. Give Ierna’s Heating & Cooling a call today to learn more about how a zone controlled air conditioner can benefit you. Continue Reading

Top 3 Reasons to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

April 13th, 2015 by Charlene Ierna

To say that the cooling season in Florida is long or very hot is a bit redundant; this is the type of weather that we are known for, and it is precisely why visitors flock here throughout the year. However, those of us who live here year round, much as we may love the hot and sunny days, need a reliable respite from the heat. Investing in a great air conditioning system is must in Land O’ Lakes, FL. However, even the best air conditioning systems manufactured by the best names in the business will fail to live up to your expectations if they are not expertly maintained. Routine air conditioning maintenance has many great benefits to offer, 3 of which we will detail below. If you want to get the best performance that your air conditioning system has to offer, contact Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today to schedule professional AC maintenance. Continue Reading

Problems with Thermostats That can Impede the Cooling Process

April 6th, 2015 by Charlene Ierna

We use our thermostats in order to regulate temperatures throughout our homes, and this is a very important function. It may not be the biggest or most complex piece of equipment in your home cooling system, but your thermostat is the device through which you communicate with your air conditioner. If you want to ensure that nothing is lost in translation, so to speak, then you must have a quality thermostat in place, and that thermostat must be able to function properly at all times. There are a few different problems with your thermostat which may impede the operation of your air conditioner, resulting in a subpar cooling performance in your Land O’ Lakes, FL home. It is too hot around here to allow for such issues. Schedule your thermostat services with Ierna’s Heating & Cooling to control your AC precisely.

  • Thermostat is in Direct Sunlight: The placement of your thermostat is more important than you may realize. yes, you must have easy access to your thermostat. It is best not to leave it in direct sunlight, though. This can lead to the heating up of the thermostat, which will then call for too much cooling from your AC. This can make your home too cold for comfort, while also draining energy and putting unnecessary wear on your system.
  • Thermostat is Too Close to AC Vents or Blowers: When we said that the placement of your thermostat is important, we really meant it. Having your thermostat situated too close to your vents or blowers can lead to it reading temperatures which are not representative of those throughout the house. This means that it will shut your AC down, thinking it is cooler than it actually is. You don’t want your system cycling on and off unnecessarily, as this can lead to wasted energy and strain on the system.
  • Thermostat is Dirty: When dirt and dust build up on any type of sensitive electronic device, it can lead to malfunctions or poor operational quality. This is true of your thermostat, certainly. By cleaning your thermostat thoroughly, you can return it to its precise operation. It’s a simple fix, but one that can benefit you and your comfort greatly.

Not all problems with your thermostat will be as easily resolved as relocating it or cleaning it out. That is why you must schedule any and all thermostat services with qualified professionals. Even moving your thermostat requires the skill and expertise that only a professional can possess, let alone fixing a damaged unit. Contact Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today if you are having trouble cooling your home accurately or effectively. We’ll determine if your thermostat is to blame.

Common Problems with Ductless Cooling Systems

March 27th, 2015 by Charlene Ierna

Ductless cooling systems have become very popular options for many homeowners, and while they are very durable and dependable systems, you may have to repair yours at some point. Some people worry that ductless systems may need more complicated repairs, but the truth is that ductless cooling repairs for your Trinity FL, home are going to be pretty similar to those of a traditional air conditioner, with a few small exceptions. However, no matter how small a problem with your ductless AC may seem, it’s important to always call for professional help. The trained experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling can help you with all your air conditioning repair needs, so if you are having problems with your ductless system, call us today!

Common Ductless AC Problems

Here are some of the more common problems our technicians see with ductless AC systems:

Compressor Issues

As with a traditional air conditioning system, the compressor for your ductless air conditioner resides in the outdoor cabinet with the condenser and condenser fan. The compressor pressurizes the refrigerant in your AC system, so when the compressor isn’t working correctly, you are likely to see warm air blowing from your indoor blower instead of cool air. Compressors are complex and contain refrigerant, so it’s required that a person with training and the certification to handle refrigerant perform all work.

Problems with the Indoor Blower

Each indoor blower of a ductless cooling system contains a fan, a set of coils and a small air filter. Should anything malfunction with any of these components, the operation of the blower can be affected.

Problems with the Refrigerant or Condensate Drain Line

The indoor blowers of a ductless system connect to the outdoor unit via a conduit through an exterior wall that contains a power cord, a refrigerant line and a condensate drain line. Because the condensate and refrigerant lines can be rather long, they can sometimes be more prone to developing leaks or clogging.

Bi-annual maintenance can help prevent these issues from developing, but if you are experiencing problems with your ductless cooling system in Trinity, FL, don’t hesitate to call us for repair!

How Does a Nest Thermostat Work?

March 20th, 2015 by Charlene Ierna

Never before have there been so many choices when it comes to thermostats. You can choose from simple digital thermostats that allow for precise temperature-setting all the way to high-end smart thermostats that allow you to access them remotely. One such smart thermostat that is making a tremendous impact is the Nest thermostat. The Nest brand thermostats aren’t just digital, nor are they just accessible by wi-fi; these thermostats actually learn your heating and cooling patterns and create programs on their own to help improve your comfort and energy efficiency. The experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling can help you with Nest thermostat installation for your Tampa property, so call us today!

How It Works

Because the Nest thermostat is a learning thermostat, has a digital interface; it also has a wheel controller that allows you to make all the temperature adjustments you need. Once the Nest is installed you’ll download the Nest app on your smart device(s) to sync the thermostat and begin making adjustments. The controls are pretty in-depth; you can control things like the speed of your HVAC fan, set a humidistat or even program adjustments should sunlight shine on the Nest thermostat at a certain time of day. The Nest system will ask for your zip code so that it can sync with the outside weather for your particular area, and if you connect Nest to your GPS, it will know when you are coming and going and will provide heating and cooling accordingly. All information is communicated via encryption over secure networks, so you don’t have to worry about security breaches.

Benefits

One of the biggest benefits the Nest thermostat offers is energy efficiency. It takes about a week for the thermostat to learn your patterns, but once it does, the device will be able to control your heating and cooling with incredible precision. Another benefit of the Nest thermostat is the convenience it offers. You won’t have to worry about constantly managing the thermostat anymore, especially once the Nest learns your patterns.

The Nest thermostat is truly a smart thermostat, and one that should only be installed by experts who can teach you how to effectively use the system.

The electrical experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling can help you with a new Nest thermostat installation for your Tampa home, so contact us today!