IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for March, 2013

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling Helps Habitat for Humanity

Friday, March 29th, 2013

At Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, we feel very lucky to be able to help our customers in the Tampa area keep their homes comfortable all year long. Knowing that we are able to make a difference in our community is important to us. That is why we put so much emphasis on building long term, lasting relationships with our clients. We also like to play a positive role in the local community by sponsoring charitable foundations, including the American Cancer Society, Meals on Wheels and more. Just recently we completed an install for Habitat for Humanity.

Ierna's Habitat for Humanity

Being able to share our exceptional services and enthusiasm for community outreach with Habitat for Humanity was a great opportunity for our team. We offer an extensive array of air conditioning, heating and indoor air quality services throughout the Tampa area. Knowing that our work with habitat for humanity will help a family find affordable, quality housing is a great feeling. We believe that everyone deserves to live comfortably in their own home, and that enthusiasm for helping homeowners live comfortably is the driving force behind our outstanding services and quality workmanship.

Habitat for Humanity is just the type of organization that Ierna’s Heating & Cooling is proud to help out. If you are interested in an opportunity to help give back to your community, visit the Habitat for Humanity website. We speak from experience when we tell you that the feeling that comes from knowing you have helped a worthy cause is truly special. Do not let these opportunities pass you by. Staying active in our community is every bit as important to our team as the incredible quality of the service we offer.

If you are in need of any air conditioning, heating or indoor air quality services in Tampa, call the professional HVAC technicians you can really depend on. Call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling. We have all the experience, expertise and motivation necessary to ensure that you can keep your home comfortable with confidence. Schedule service today.

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Air Conditioning Installation Options

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Spring is an excellent time to make sure your home cooling system is in top shape for the fast approaching summer. You need to make sure that it can handle another intense cooling season, because breakdowns in August can be stressful and frustrating. By preparing now, you can also avoid the summer rush for air conditioning service. If you’re looking for an air conditioner, whether for a new home or to replace your existing system, there are a number of options available today that provide excellent and energy-efficient cooling performance. There’s is no better time for air conditioning installation in Tampa, FL, so call your local professional at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

Let’s take a look at some of your options:

  • Central air. Far and away the most popular type of residential AC system, central air split systems are cost-effective and efficient systems. Their components are divided into an outdoor unit, which houses the compressor and condenser coils, and an indoor unit, which houses the evaporator coils and air handler. As with all air conditioning, pressurized refrigerant circulates through a cycle of phase changes, removing hot air from your home and sending cool air through an extensive system of ductwork. Paired with a zone control system and programmable thermostats, you can take further control of your indoor climate, with customized temperature for each part of your home, and for each time of the day.
  • Ductless mini splits. As its name suggests, ductless mini splits do not use a system of ductwork to extract and distribute air in your home. However, they are still split systems, with the same type of outdoor unit as a central air. The indoor air handler of a ductless system sits high on the wall or suspended from a ceiling. You can have up to four air handlers for each outdoor compressor/condenser unit, which gives you a built-in zone system, offering comprehensive climate control. They are highly efficient because they don’t use ductwork, and operate nearly silently.

These are just two of the options available for your new air conditioning system. For comprehensive air conditioning installation in Tampa, FL, rely on the experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today! 

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Schedule Your AC Installation with Ierna’s Heating & Cooling

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Living in Florida makes it pretty clear pretty quickly just how important the reliable, efficient performance of your air conditioning system really is. While it is a good idea to invest in a high-quality air conditioning system from a trusted manufacturer, there are a number of other factors that will determine the success of your air conditioning system’s operation. One of the most important of these factors it the quality of your Tampa air conditioning installation. If you want to get best possible performance from your new air conditioning system, regardless of the make or model, schedule your Tampa AC installation with Ierna’s Heating & Cooling.

Tampa Air Conditioning InstallationEven before the actual installation of your air conditioning system there are a number of important decisions that must be made. A professional air conditioning technician from Ierna’s Heating & Cooling will be able to ensure that you have the information you need to make the right decisions about your air conditioning installation. For instance, you will need to choose which type of air conditioner is right for your home.

While traditional central air conditioning systems are still extremely popular, this may not be the best option for your home. If you do not have preexisting ductwork, or if you wish to avoid the energy loss commonly associated with this type of air distribution system, you may want to consider a ductless mini split air conditioning installation. Some environmentally focused homeowners opt for the installation of a highly efficient heat pump. We can help you decide which air conditioning installation option is right for you.

We’ll also ensure that your air conditioner is appropriately sized for your home. If it is too small it will not be able to keep up with the demand you put on it. If it is too large, though, it will short cycle frequently and risk damage to your system. Our Tampa air conditioning installation technicians will determine just how big your air conditioner must be.

To learn more about our outstanding Tampa air conditioning installation options, just give us a call. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Ierna’s Heating & Cooling is the Tampa air conditioning installation company you can trust with your comfort.

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Ways to Improve Air Conditioning Performance

Monday, March 18th, 2013

When it begins to heat up in Tampa, many of our customers are looking for ways they can improve air conditioning performance. Performance measures not only the effectiveness of your AC, but also its efficiency. As one of your primary energy costs during the spring and summer, your AC should perform up to your expectations. In this post, the air conditioning performance experts in Tampa would like to run you through some ways to improve your cooling this summer. For more information, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

  • Enroll in a preventive maintenance plan. This is by far the best way to improve your air conditioning performance. Home AC units are complicated systems and require professional care to run properly. An annual or biannual tune-up, including inspection and cleaning, will go a long way towards ensuring that your AC runs well even during the hottest days of the year.
  • Clean your air filter. Cleaning or replacing your air filter is one of the easiest improvements you can make. While air filtration prevents the passage of pollutants into your indoor air, they can actually begin to obstruct airflow, and cause problems in other areas of the system, when left dirty or clogged.
  • Install a programmable thermostat. Your thermostat communicates with your AC unit by adjusting the system to meet your desired temperature. A programmable thermostat gives you some flexibility and versatility when it comes to customizing the home temperature. It can also improve the energy efficiency of you home system, but promoting gradual shifts in temperature.
  • Service your ductwork. Cleaning and sealing your ductwork are important steps to ensuring that you’re not losing cool air between the unit and the indoor living space. Dust and debris buildup may not only be hazardous to homeowners with respiratory problems, it can also impact the passage of cool air, causing your system to work harder.
  • Upgrade your system. If your AC is old or requires frequent repair, your best options may be to upgrade to a more energy-efficient system.

We hope these helped. To schedule air conditioning maintenance in Tampa, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today! 

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Air Conditioning Repair Guide: 3 Common AC Issues

Monday, March 11th, 2013

When your AC is no long operating as it once did, or just barely seems to cool your home, then you may need air conditioning services. Making sure your air conditioner is both effective and efficient is part of regular household maintenance, just like repairing a leak under the sink or cleaning the gutters. But AC systems are complicated, and they require professional inspection, maintenance, repair, and installation. If you have an AC issue in Tampa, call the expert air conditioning team at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling. We can help you get the most out of your existing system, or replace it with one of our new high-efficiency models.

While not all air conditioners are alike, there are some common issues that occur during the lifetime of most air conditioners. Here are three common AC issues:

  1. Low refrigerant. Refrigerant is the chemical mixture that circulates through the coils of your AC unit. It goes through several chemical changes during this process and over time, you may find that your refrigerant levels are low. Depending on the age and type of your system, this may be a quick fix. Keep in mind that R-22 refrigerant is being phased out of production, and not all refrigerants are compatible. Never try to charge the refrigerant on your own. This is not a DIY job! Speak to an AC professional at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today.
  2. Frozen coil. If your coil is frozen in your inside unit, then it’s likely a problem with the airflow. When cool air is impeded, it can build up inside your AC and cause temperature problems. You may a clogged air filter or a blockage in your ductwork. That will depend on the individual design of your system.
  3. Outside fan not working. The comfort of your home relies on the circulation of cool air. But it also requires moving heat from the inside of your home to the outside. The outside fan is designed to do just that, but if it’s not working properly, that heat transfer is not taking place, and this can be potentially damage your compressor and other components.

These are just a handful of common AC repairs in Tampa. When you need a certified professional air conditioning technician, look no further than Ierna’s Heating & Cooling. Call us today!

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Have You Scheduled Your Spring AC Maintenance?

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Check out these pictures of dirt and debris coating the blower wheel and coil of an air conditioning system we worked on. Do you know that regular maintenance can greatly improve the efficiency of your HVAC system and also save you money repairs down the road? If you haven’t already scheduled spring maintenance for your system call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today. We offer a 21 point $29.95 Clean & Tune that makes proper AC maintenance easy and affordable! For all of your Tampa area AC, heating and indoor air quality needs trust that award winning team at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling.

The Importance of Air Conditioning Maintenance | Tampa FL


The Importance of Air Conditioning Maintenance | Tampa FL

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Duct Cleaning Tip: Most Common Contaminants That We Find In Ductwork

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Do you notice dust coming out of your ductwork? Or do you smell a bad odor when you turn on your heating or cooling system? Your ducts circulate the hot and cold air throughout your house. They have to be clean and in good working condition to deliver quality air to your home. Unfortunately, contamination build-up in ductwork is all too common. Ierna’s Heating & Cooling offers complete duct cleaning in Tampa, FL. Here are a few of the most common contaminants that we find in our customers’ ducts.

Ductwork Contaminants in Tampa, FL

If you think your ductwork may be contaminated, it’s important to call for professional duct cleaning in Tampa, FL. Here are some of the most common contaminants that we find in ductwork:

  • Pests. Much more than just a contaminant, insects and rodents can seriously damage your ducts by building obstructive nests and penetrating the ductwork. If you have recently had a pest control company remove unwanted insects and rodent from your home, make sure you also schedule a duct cleaning with us.
  • Dust. There is some controversy about whether dust can be harmful to your health or not, but it certainly can irritate your allergies and pose problems for homeowners with asthma or other respiratory issues. Moreover, excessive dust build-up in ducts can accumulate and even the slightest amounts can significantly impact the energy-efficiency of your cooling and heating systems.
  • Fiberglass. Fiberglass insulation is common in homes throughout America and it often runs close to ductwork. Fiberglass particles can enter loose ductwork and is an acknowledged respiratory irritant. If you think you might have fiberglass or other construction materials in your ductwork, call a duct cleaner today.

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling is committed to the health of our customers and the energy-efficiency of their homes. If your ducts are contaminated, we can help. We offer comprehensive duct cleaning in Tampa, FL with the latest technology, including the Rotobrush system.

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Spring Cleaning Done Right With a 21-Point Air Conditioning Clean & Tune-Up

Friday, March 1st, 2013

The dirt and debris build up on this coil and blower wheel are perfect examples of why it’s so important to change your filter every 30 days.

The dirt on the coil acts like an insulator affecting the overall operation of the system. The compressor works harder than it should and the system runs longer which translates in to higher power bills. Ultimately the additional stress will lead to failure of the motor.

The dirt on the blower wheel acts like a weight on the motor, this causes higher amp draws and reduced air flow. In addition to the mechanical aspect, all of the air in the home passes over this dirt and debris. Air quality is an important factor that is overlooked most of the time.

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Have You Seen Our Booth Around Town?

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling is actively involved in our local community. From attending charities to sponsoring local teams, we try to stay as active and supportive as we can. We believe in the important of a long-term lasting relationship with our community and our customers. Ierna’s Heating & Cooling was named the Florida Bryant Dealer of the Year, as well as Business of the Year by the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce, and the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce. Our standards and values apply not just to our customer service and HVAC expertise, but also throughout the community in all ways. We service Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk and Northern Pinellas Counties.

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