IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog

Understanding the Role of Your Air Conditioner’s Capacitor

August 29th, 2016

When it comes to using your air conditioning system, you probably don’t think very much about how exactly it operates… until something goes wrong of course. We don’t expect you to have expert knowledge as to the mechanics involved in your AC system, that’s what we are here for! We don’t think any homeowner should be tasked with fixing an AC unit on their own.

Despite the availability of our professional services, however, it can be beneficial for you to have a basic knowledge of the important components of your home cooling system. This way if something does go wrong you can understand it better. One of these important components is your system’s capacitor.

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Why Should You Have a Water Softener Installed?

August 22nd, 2016

In most cases, the only reason a homeowner would call a plumber is if they have a repair need, an emergency, or they are remodeling their home and making plumbing additions as a result. However, plumbers do much more than just fix and install pipes! Our professional plumbers are also pros at installing water treatment systems to improve the quality of the water you drink and use on a daily basis.

A whole-home water softener is one of the most beneficial water treatment systems there is on the marketing. A water softener can prevent premature pipe failure and can limit the amount of problems you have with the major fixtures and appliances you depend on daily. But how does it do this, and should you have a water softener installed?

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Avoid These Detrimental Water Heater Problems

August 15th, 2016

Having running hot water in your home is something that many people take for granted, even though they rely on this every day. Modern plumbing has brought many conveniences to our lives, with ease, and as a result most homeowners don’t think much about their water heaters—until something goes wrong.

Let’s say that one morning you turn on your shower to find that no matter how long you wait, the water never warms up. This is a clear sign that something is wrong with your water heater, but what is it? Keep reading to learn more about some of the most common reasons for the absence of hot water in your home.

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Help, I Have No Hot Water!

August 8th, 2016

Can you imagine a life without running hot water? This is something that many homeowners take for granted, although depend on regularly each and every day. Hot water coming through the taps with only the turn of a handle may seem normal to us, but it’s actually a luxury: one that we’d all have a hard time going without!

If your hot water heater malfunctions, however, you will be without this daily benefit. You don’t want to turn on your shower one morning to be hit with a rude awakening. If you do though, you’ll need trained water heater specialists—such as the members of our staff—to diagnose the problem and repair it promptly. What could be causing your lack of hot water though? Keep reading to learn more.

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Factors to Keep in Mind When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

August 1st, 2016

Replacing your air conditioner is never a fun task, particularly during this time of year. Nobody wants to deal with a broken down AC system right in the heat of summer. However, no air conditioner lasts forever, and if you need a new one then there is no time to waste. However, this is not something you should rush into, no matter how badly you need it.

Keep reading for a few tips that will help you make an educated decision about whether or not it’s time to replace your cooling system. If and when you decide it is definitely time to replace your AC, then our staff is the team to do the job.

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The Problem with a Clogged AC Condensate Drain

July 25th, 2016

When it comes to troubleshooting air conditioning problems, the most common complaints we get are about the condenser making odd noises, or the AC system not blowing out cold air due to a refrigerant leak. These are both examples of very serious AC system problems that should be repaired right way, but one should never ignore what can go wrong with their condensate drain. But first, you must understand what exactly this air conditioning component is to understand why a clogged drain can create a huge problem.

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Keep Your Indoor Air Quality in Great Shape this Summer

July 18th, 2016

Summer has been here for a while, and it’s not going anywhere any time soon. So naturally your focus is likely on your air conditioning and its cooling capacity. There is one other factor of indoor comfort you should keep in mind this season, however.

When you rely on your air conditioner as much as you do in the state of Florida, you actually suffer from a drop in indoor air quality. This is because in order to efficiently use your AC, you shut everything up—trapping contaminants and pollutants in your home. Keep reading to learn more about indoor air quality and the products you can invest in to help with this problem.

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How Routine Maintenance Affects Your Air Conditioner’s Performance

July 11th, 2016

We’ve written about it before, and you’ve likely heard about air conditioning maintenance, but do you really know how important it is? Regular maintenance is essential to keeping a well-functioning air conditioner in your home. As you are very well aware, summer means heat and humidity in these parts, and you do not want to be stuck with an air conditioning system that is struggling to do its job.

By hiring a trained professional to thoroughly inspect and tune-up your AC system, you’ll be able to rely on cooling your home as effectively as you should be able to this season. Keep reading to learn more about how regular maintenance appointments affect the performance of your air conditioning system.

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Your Answers to Common Air Duct Cleaning Questions

July 4th, 2016

HVAC systems have brought American homes numerous benefits in recent decades. There have been excellent advances made, increasing the efficiency of central air conditioners and other types of cooling and heating systems. That’s not to say though, that these systems come without problems.

Since HVAC systems are intricate and complex machines with snakes of ductwork making their way through your home, they do serve as a sort of collection point for a variety of contaminants that can have a negative impact on your health. As such, occasional air duct cleaning services are essential.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance Tasks You Can Do On Your Own

June 27th, 2016

Air conditioning maintenance as a whole is something that should be left to the professionals. Only a licensed and trained HVAC technician can accurately inspect, clean, and service an air conditioner in such a way that will leave it functioning well for the years to come.

Maintenance will help your system maintain its efficiency, and cause it to be less likely to suffer from a premature breakdown. Even though you can’t do a complete maintenance job on your own unit, there are a few tasks that you can do on your own, which we’ve highlighted below.

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