IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog

Now is the Time For AC Maintenance

April 6th, 2020

outside-unit-of-an-air-conditionerWhen you live in a place like Tampa, FL you know how quickly the weather can go from a seemingly reasonable and comfortably warm condition to hot and muggy. You might be able to open your windows to let in the breeze in the morning and then have to run your air conditioner quite aggressively to keep things comfortable by the afternoon.

Let’s pause here for a moment while we have you thinking about your air conditioning system. If you have to kick on your system today and run it a little harder than before, would your system be up to the task? Maybe you are sure it would be able to run without a breakdown but you aren’t sure about the impact on your utility bills.

This is why now is the perfect time to schedule a maintenance appointment for your air conditioner. This service will help ensure that your system is able to efficiently and effectively cool your home throughout the year.

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Do I Need a Water Softener?

March 23rd, 2020

What the heck is soft water? And for that matter, what is hard water? Isn’t that just ice?

We know the terms are a little confusing but we can explain what they mean. And, along with that, we can probably explain some issues you might be having if you do have hard water and it has been giving you problems.

See your water comes from a municipal source that cleans and filters it but this doesn’t mean that it won’t pick up some hitchhikers along its route to your house. Don’t worry we aren’t talking about germs. We are talking about minerals and sediment. These minerals can wreak havoc in your home and in your New Port Richey plumbing appliances over time which is something that can be addressed with a water softener.

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What To Do When Your Toilet is Leaking

March 9th, 2020

toiletRealizing that there is a leak in your home is problematic to start with. However, discovering that your toilet is the source of the leak adds some complications to what is already a potentially expensive issue.

Not only can a toilet leak create the same risk of water damage that other leaks present, but it can also be a pretty big problem for your health and safety. This is why you need to get a toilet leak addressed as quickly as possible by a professional Lutz, Fl plumber. The sooner your issue is resolved, the better it will be for the sake of you, your home, and the operation of your bathroom as a whole.

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Why Your Heater is Making That Noise

February 24th, 2020

woman covering her ears, on white backgroundIn most cases, heating systems don’t run silently. Even heat pumps whoosh when they produce heated air. But this doesn’t mean that every sound a heat makes is a good one.

It is beneficial to be able to tell apart the good, normal noises that your heater is creating apart from the bad ones that should alert you it is time for a call your local heating technician.

We want to help you figure out how to differentiate the good from the bad so we have listed the possible noises your heating system might make below. If you realize that the sounds you have been hearing lately are indicators that you need a Tampa heater repair, make sure you contact us for help sooner than later!

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Signs Your Heater May Be in Trouble

February 10th, 2020

technician-servicing-furnaceIt is never pleasant to wake up one day and realize that your heater isn’t operating properly. With that said, it can be hard to tell whether or not your heater is having trouble before the heat is lost or lacking enough to be noticed.

That is, it’s hard to tell what the warning signs are unless you know what you’re looking for. Understanding the signals that tell you when it is time to schedule a Tampa heating repair appointment can save you a lot of time, trouble, and money—it can help you keep more comfortable too!

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Could a Wi-Fi Thermostat Improve Your Home Heat?

January 27th, 2020

smart-thermostat-app-tabletWhile heat may not be something that we need all that often in Florida, it can get chilly in wintertime and when that happens it is nice to be able to warm the home up. This is hard to do though if your heater is on the fritz and needs a Tampa heating repair service.

But what if the fault doesn’t lie within your heater but somewhere else? The truth is that a problem with your thermostat could actually be the main source of your heating troubles. If this is the case, you may be in a position to consider not just a thermostat repair, but an upgrade as well.

We suggest an upgrade because we know just how much better a Wi-fi or Smart thermostat can make your home comfort. If you want to learn more about why, just keep reading.

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“Why Is My Home Still Cold?”

January 13th, 2020

You’ve been running your heater for what feels like forever and yet you find yourself asking, “Why is my home still cold?” The windows are shut, the doors are closed, and your thermostat is in heating mode so what is the deal?

Aside from the lack of heat being uncomfortable, it is also an indicator that there is something going on with your furnace. Specifically, no heat is a sign that you need to schedule a heater repair in Tampa.

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Ring in the New Year with Professional Plumbing Repairs

December 30th, 2019

excited-for-great-serviceIn some countries, there is a tradition of ringing in the New Year with a nice, clean, organized home. We like that idea actually! What’s more we want to add to it a little bit. Why not start off the beginning of 2020 with the knowledge that your plumbing is clean, clear, and in the best shape possible?

We know it might sound a little cheesy but think about it: you are kicking off a whole year with peace of mind because you know for a fact that your plumbing has been checked and repaired by a professional Lutz, FL plumber.

But, wait, how do you know you need repairs? And should you call us if you don’t know? To answer both of these questions, read on!

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Catch Those Sneaky Leaks Now!

December 16th, 2019

Closeup of a sink S Trap made of white PVC plastic with a broken connection and water pouring out. Square format over a gray background.

We don’t want to scare you but there is a chance that you could have a leak. This is actually true for most homes unless they’ve recently done a check for leaks. We aren’t saying that you should be checking for pinhole leaks all the time, but around the holiday season, leak detection might be a little more important.

Why?

Because with the increase in activity in your home, an undetected leak can easily become much worse much faster. What’s more, going into the holidays with the knowledge that your home is leak-free is a gift in itself. When you schedule a leak detection service with a professional plumber in Oldsmar, you can enjoy that peace of mind throughout the holidays and into the new year.

Want to learn more? Just keep reading!

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Drain Cleaning Now Prevents Plumbing Problems Later

December 2nd, 2019

using-kitchen-sinkIt feels like you’ve dumped gallons of drain cleaner down your kitchen sink but that darn clog just…won’t…go…away! You’re pretty sure this is a result of a little too much food getting put through the garbage disposal but that is beside the point. You need to be able to use your sink! But if your sink won’t drain, you can’t wash your dishes or do most of the things you need to do in your kitchen.

Thank goodness that you can reach out to a New Port Richey plumber at IERNA Heating & Cooling for help. You know that a trained professional will be able to help get the drain back to…well, draining!

Now that you think about it though, the last time a plumber came by they mentioned that scheduling a drain cleaning service could help prevent this very situation. But what exactly does a drain cleaning service do?

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