IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog

Is a Ductless System Worth the Investment?

April 9th, 2018

Female holding a remote control air conditioner at home. Happy young woman on sofaWe’re all too aware that the weather in our area never really gets “cold.” We use our air conditioners on a pretty consistent basis, and given the cost of running these systems, it’s important that we have reliable and efficiently performing cooling systems. Is yours up to the task of getting you through the rest of spring and then our sweltering summer?

If not, it may be time for air conditioning service in Tampa, whether that be system repair or, in the case of an aging or inefficiently operating AC system, replacement. If you discover the latter is the best option, then you’ll want to look at the pros and cons of different system types. We highly recommend the ductless cooling and heating system! Here’s a look at why.

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It’s That Time of Year, Schedule an AC Tune-Up Now!

March 26th, 2018

technician's hands with tools working on ac unitFor most parts of the country, the end of March marks the end of winter too, both officially and weather wise. But for Tampa residents, “winter” doesn’t last long at all, and our air conditioners are typically still getting plenty of use.

But there’s no argument: your AC system gets its heaviest use in the spring and summer months. For this reason, it’s imperative that you get a Tampa, FL air conditioning maintenance session on your schedule ASAP.

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Does Plumbing Maintenance Matter?

March 12th, 2018

shower head spraying waterThe plumbing system within your home is expansive and complex, connecting a number of different Wesley Chapel, FL plumbing appliances throughout, linked up by yards of pipes. It’s one of those systems you depend on daily, and yet you probably take for granted.

Additionally, it can be hard to keep in good shape, even if you do pay close attention to it. At least, it’s hard without professional help. If you want to ensure that your plumbing system serves you as well as it should for the years to come, it’s important that you invest in maintenance.

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Bathroom Clogs: Why Liquid Drain Cleaner Isn’t the Answer

February 26th, 2018

bathtub and sink in large bathroomHopefully, the last time you had a drain clog in your bathroom it was easily resolved with a plunger and a little bit of elbow grease. Most of the time, however, homeowners turn to the liquid drain cleaners you can pick up at pretty much any hardware or grocery store. The way these cleaners are marketed could easily lead you to believe that they’re the standard for approaching bathroom clogs, and drain clogs throughout the rest of your home.

Unfortunately though, as our professional New Port Richey, FL plumbers will tell you, this is just not the case. We do not use these chemical drain cleaners and we don’t encourage our customers too, either. In short, the reason why liquid drain cleaner isn’t the answer is because it’s not as effective as you think, it’s actually harmful to your plumbing, and it’s highly toxic and awful for the environment. We’ve shared more details below.

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Frequent Plumbing Issues You Can Avoid

February 12th, 2018

plumbing pipe with blue cloth tied around leakIt goes without saying that plumbing problems can cause considerable damage to your home, as well as your water bills. Even the tiniest leak can add up to significant water loss. In fact, you could lose gallons of unused water over the course of a year from just one “little” leak. Fortunately, if you do have any type of plumbing problem, you can rely on a professional Tampa, FL plumber from our team to resolve it for you.

Understandably though, we figure you would like to try to avoid plumbing issues altogether, especially those which warrant an emergency service call. We’ve provided a few examples of our most frequent plumbing emergency calls below, along with some tips to help you avoid them.

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Choosing Your Next Water Heater: Should You Go Tankless?

January 29th, 2018

tankless water heaterHow many times a day do you think about your water heater? Chances are, your answer to that is zero, or at least not as many times as you actually use your water heater each day. But when it comes to servicing your water heater, particularly if it’s time to replace it, we urge you to think very carefully about this appliance.

If you need a new water heater—whether it is a replacement or it’s for a brand new home—we are the team to call. You’ll be put in touch with a highly experienced and well trained Land O’ Lakes, FL plumber who has the knowledge needed to help you make an educated decision about what type of water heater to have put in, as well as the size and other factors you’ll want to consider.

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Tips for Avoiding Plumbing Blockages

January 15th, 2018

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.Perhaps the most common call that any Lutz, FL plumber gets is in regards to plumbing clogs. The homeowner might have tried to relieve the issue with chemical drain cleaners, only to discover that the issue came back full force, or was never resolved in the first place.

The first thing you should know about treating plumbing blockages is that using store-bought drain cleaner can actually do more harm than good to your plumbing system. This is because the chemicals in these cleaners are corrosive and eat away at your pipes. It’s important to rely on professional plumbers when it comes to any service on your plumbing system.

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Water Heater Repair: What Can Go Wrong?

January 1st, 2018

tank water heater with pipes running in and outNo matter what season it is or what the temperatures are outside, there is one important appliance in your home that always needs to be working. That’s your Tampa, FL water heater. It’s easy to take for granted that you’ll always have hot water coming from your taps when you need it.

But consider the amount of strain your water heater is put under—it works every single day of the year. You can’t expect it to work 100% free from malfunctions without some TLC. At some point, even with water heater maintenance, you’ll likely find yourself in need of water heater repairs. There are a number of reasons you should only trust a professional for this job!

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Plumbing Vents: What They Are and How They Work

December 18th, 2017

white question mark on a blue backgroundChances are, the plumbing system within your home is not something you give a whole lot of thought to. That is, until something goes wrong with it. When you need a professional Tampa, FL plumber, fast, you can reach out to our team. Until then, we’re happy to share whatever tips, tricks, and information may help you understand your plumbing system better so that you don’t take it for granted and you schedule services when necessary.

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How to Find the Best Plumber

December 4th, 2017

service professional at door about to shake homeowner's handA competent professional plumber is as important to the functionality of your home as a mechanic is to the functionality of your vehicle, or a dentist is to your teeth. When issues come up with your plumbing, you need to make sure that the Lutz, FL plumber you call can get the job done the right way and prevent further problems from occurring.

You may have a number of professional plumbers you’re looking at to service your plumbing, but do you know what qualities are most important to look for before hiring yours? We’ve provided a few guidelines below to help you choose the right professional plumbers for your home.

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