IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog

Why You Should Consider a Dehumidifier

July 13th, 2020

woman-feeling-hot-in-her-homeSummer is already hot enough as it is in this part of the country. Add in some extra humidity and things are going to be even more uncomfortable than before. See, high humidity makes it harder to cool off because the airborne moisture is a medium that holds onto heat. When you are stuck outside in hot, humid weather it will make it hard to get comfortable. Unfortunately, coming into an air-conditioned house isn’t always going to solve the problem.

We have a solution that can help though. A whole-house dehumidifier is going to be an effective and helpful solution to help keep your home cooler and tackle that airborne moisture. We want to tell you more about this solution for your indoor air quality and how we can help you add one to your home.

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Dirty Ductwork Damages Your Home Comfort

June 29th, 2020

ductwork-dirty-and-cleanWe all work hard to keep furniture and other surfaces around the house clean of dust. It is understood that a little less dust in the house is going to keep things a lot more comfortable. But what about the build-up of dust that is in your home but out of your line of sight? We aren’t talking about the dust under a table or couch, we are actually discussing the debris in your ductwork.

Believe it or not, the ducts that are tucked away in your walls, ceiling, or crawlspace can start to collect airborne dust over time that can impact your home comfort levels. Let’s take a look at the negative effects dirty ductwork can have on your comfort and how to get the issue resolved.

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Do You Need a New Air Conditioner?

June 15th, 2020

outside-unit-of-an-air-conditionerEvery air conditioning system is eventually going to need to be replaced. The question you want to ask is how do you figure out when yours is on its last leg before it completely breaks down and stops providing you with any cool air. Knowing when your air conditioner is due for a replacement, and what your options for your next system are, will be highly beneficial to your comfort this summer.

We can help you out. We’ve listed the biggest indicators that you should watch for to figure out if and when you need to plan for an air conditioning replacement in Lutz, FL in the near future.

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These Sounds Indicate AC Problems

June 1st, 2020

woman covering her ears, on white backgroundWhen you have a working air conditioner it means that you can look forward to the warm summer weather because you have a place to find a nice cool retreat when the heat becomes too much. On the other hand, without an effective system, summer may be a time of sweating your way through your days and struggling to get comfortable.

If your system is in need of repairs you might be expecting to enjoy the first scenario and instead encounter the second one. Thankfully you can rest assured that you have the ability to reach out to us for air conditioning repair in Tampa to get your home comfort back to where it needs to be. All you have to do is listen to what your AC is trying to tell you!

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Have You Checked Your AC Air Filter Yet?

May 18th, 2020

dirty-air-filterYour air filter is an important part of your air conditioner but it might not be for the reasons you think. Contrary to popular belief, the filter that is built into your HVAC system is there for your unit’s protection, rather than for helping to reduce the duct in your house (though it doesn’t hurt that effort either). While it may not seem to be an important part of your system, the condition your filter is in will make a big difference in how well your air conditioner works.

If you aren’t sure what the purpose of your air filter really is, or if you need to change it out, we can offer a little clarification. We have listed some of the most frequently asked questions about air filters for your air conditioner in New Port Richey for your reference to give you a better idea of what this part of your system does.

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Ditch the Window AC This Summer

May 4th, 2020

woman-feeling-hot-in-her-homeTell us if this sounds familiar.

You’ve been making do these past several years with a window air conditioning unit chugging away to keep things mildly comfortable. However, you now know that you have enough cash to really start looking into getting a permanent and effective air conditioner for your home. But you are feeling a little stuck by the idea of which system is going to meet your needs best.

If you are in a similar situation of needing to make a choice on your upcoming air conditioning installation in Lutz, we can help. We want to tell you a bit more about what your options are for a new AC system.

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Check Your IAQ to Help Your AC System

April 20th, 2020

white question mark on a blue backgroundThere are a lot of different factors that can impact the operation of your air conditioning system. From loose parts to low refrigerant levels, one problem going undetected for too long can have a pretty negative effect on your system’s ability to do its job.

One factor that many people forget to consider is their indoor air quality or IAQ. The reason many people don’t think about how their IAQ affects their AC system is that they don’t realize just how big of an impact it has. We want to give you some extra information so you can better understand just how important your IAQ is to your cooling comfort.

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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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