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

Wesley Chapel Boys Baseball, Team: Orioles

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Ierna’s is a proud sponsor of the Wesley Chapel Boys Baseball, Team.  Good luck boys!

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Air Conditioning: Why Sizing is Important

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Professional air conditioning installation may be the most single important factor to take into consideration when deciding to replace your existing system, or installing a cooling system in your new home build. The reason for that is partly due to the importance of sizing. Every air conditioner on the market today is built too cool a specific volume of air, and this needs to be appropriately matched to the size of your living space.  For more info, or to schedule Tampa, FL air conditioning installation service, call the experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

Let’s take a look at a few reasons why sizing is so important to the ongoing operation of your new AC system.

  • Energy efficiency: This is probably one of the most important reasons why the size of your AC should matter to you. Efficiency is cooling output divided by electrical energy input. While the costs of our utility bills seem only to rise, improving our home’s efficiency gives us more control over our home expenses. If your AC is too small, then it will burn a lot of energy simply trying to keep up with basic cooling levels during the summer. If it’s too big, then its cycles of activity will be contracted, and this constant shutting on and off leads to decreased energy efficiency.
  • Performance: The same goes for performance. If your AC is not properly sized, then it simply will not perform as it should, nor can you expect it to work well during the hottest temperatures. The natural dehumidification process of the AC may also suffer, resulting in stuffy and uncomfortable air.
  • System life: An improperly sized air conditioning system will not enjoy as long a life as it should. If it is constantly overworked as a result of being inadequate or short cycling as a result of being overly adequate, then your AC will begin to show its age quickly. Premature replacement is the last thing you want from your new AC.

We hope this helps you realize the importance of appropriate sizing. For more information about our exceptional Tampa, FL air conditioning installation services, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today

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Ierna’s Heating & Cooling is excited to announce that we are hosting our First Annual Blood Drive!

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Blood DriveThe team at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling is pleased to present their First Annual Blood Drive, to be held on Friday, April 26, 2013, from 11 am to 4 pm at our place. We are working with an organization called Oneblood (formerly Florida Blood Bank), and they are in need of your help. In particular, they have requested type O and type A donors to please step forward as their supplies are running dangerously low. Donating blood is a wonderful, safe way to help people who are suffering.

If you have never donated blood, then perhaps you are unaware of the importance of donation. Every year, it’s estimated that 4.5 million of our fellow Americans would die had they not received transfusions. Every day, about 32,000 pints of blood are used in hospitals and surgeries across America; and every three seconds someone needs blood. You’ll not only be saving a single life, because up to 3 people may enjoy the benefits of a blood transfusion from one donation unit. In addition to free wellness checkups of blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening, we’ll also have food and raffles available.

Schedule an appointment today!

https://www.oneblooddonor.org/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=503235

 

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Air Conditioning Tip: What You Need To Know About Mobile Home AC

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Cooling mobile homes can often be challenging. As most air conditioners are designed for use in conventional homes, mobile homes require a specific type of unit and ductwork to work properly in the compact space. If you need a new mobile home AC, or need professional repair services on your existing system, then make sure you hire a professional who knows how to approach the uniqueness of the mobile home. For New Port Richey, FL air conditioning services, call the pros at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

There are many different types of AC systems on the market today. The one best geared for installation in the mobile home is known as a packaged unit. When most people think of central air, they think of a split system, with the indoor unit housing an air handler/evaporator coil and an outdoor unit housing a compressor/condenser. They are connected by lines of refrigerant. A packaged unit has all of these same components, but it houses all of them together in a single package. Because space is at a premium in a mobile home, installing a conventional indoor unit would be inconvenient. Instead, a packaged unit sits off to the side of the mobile home, so that it doesn’t interfere with your living space. Bryant packaged air conditioners offer some of the best possible performance for mobile home applications, with high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings, low operating volume, and sturdy design.

Your packaged unit requires specialized flexible ductwork in order to provide effective and efficient transport between the home and the AC. Typically, this runs underneath your mobile home, and will require some light work to the structure of your home so that it can be adequately integrated into your living space. The installation of the ductwork is a critical step because so much of your energy efficiency and cooling performance depends upon it being a sealed system.

We hope this brief guide helps you understand a little bit more about what you need to know about mobile home AC. For more information, contact the New Port Richey, FL air conditioning experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today

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Air Conditioning Guide: Upgrading Your Split Air Conditioning System

Friday, April 19th, 2013

As the heat and humidity have already made their appearance in April, it’s a good time to evaluate whether your air conditioning system is ready for the long cooling season ahead. You need your AC system not only to perform its job effectively, but it also needs to be energy efficient, so that you can keep your costs at a minimum without reducing your comfort. If your system is getting older, or requires frequent repairs, then it may be time to consider upgrading your central air split system.  When you’re ready for exceptional air conditioning service in Tampa, FL, call the pros at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling.

Tampa Air Conditioning InstallationWhen you’re ready to upgrade, there are some things to consider:

  • Size: Whenever you perform a system upgrade, you need to make sure the components are appropriately sized for your living space. This is true even if you’re only replacing one part of your system. Compatibility is the key to effectiveness. If your previous system was the wrong size—either too big or small—then you may have had trouble cooling your home efficiently in the past. A new system upgrade should correct any sizing issues whenever possible.
  • Energy efficiency: One of the main reasons for a system upgrade is probably energy efficiency. Today’s split units carry SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings of up to 23, which is double that of most units produced just over a decade ago.
  • Ductwork: Make sure to have your ductwork tested before you install a new system upgrade. No matter what the SEER rating of your new component is, it won’t matter much if your ductwork has a leak in it. Routine inspection and cleaning can also prevent the buildup of dust and debris, both of which can reduce airflow and cause poor indoor air quality.

Whether you’re replacing just one of the system components, or both, make sure your new central air split system is ready to go with professional installation. For air conditioning service in Tampa, FL, call the experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today! 

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Preventing the Need for Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, April 15th, 2013

We tend to use our air conditioners a lot in Tampa, FL. With all that wear and tear, it’s no wonder that our air conditioners require repair at some point during their service lives. Yet, while repair may be necessary at times, there are ways to reduce the chances of repair, no matter how old your system is. Preventive maintenance is the best way to ensure that your air conditioning system works effectively and efficiently. For more information about how to prevent the need for air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

Here are some tips to reduce the risk of AC repairs this summer:

  • Regularly change your air filter: When your air filter becomes dirty or clogged, then it can significantly reduce the ability of your AC to cool your home effectively and efficiently. It can increase energy costs and reduce airflow, but it can also cause system damage. In particular, your evaporator coil may freeze over.
  • Enroll in a maintenance plan: Professional routine maintenance is the best way to improve the energy efficiency of your home and to prevent the need for major costly repairs throughout the year. Whether you have a ductless mini split or a central air, it needs to be taken care of in order to operate well. Inspection, cleaning, and precision tune-ups will help you achieve this.
  • Clear debris: Make sure to keep the areas surrounding your indoor and outdoor units clear of debris. This is especially important in the case of your outdoor compressor/condenser, which requires sufficient airflow circulation to dissipate heat. During the year, twigs, leaves, and other debris can build up on the top and sides of your unit. They can cause mechanical damage to your exhaust fan components and the compressor, but they can also reduce the efficacy of the refrigerant cycle, which can cause malfunction in other areas of the system.

If you do need air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL, get in touch with the professionals at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today! 

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What Do You Do When Your AC Won’t Turn On?

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Does your AC fail to turn on when you adjust the thermostat? Fortunately, we’re here to assist you with all of your air conditioning issues. For air conditioning repair in Lutz, FL, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

Let’s take a look at a few reasons why your AC won’t turn on:

  • Electrical fault. As you know all too well, your AC runs on electricity. If the wiring leading from the power source to the various components of your AC becomes damaged, it simply won’t turn on. However, a more common culprit is that you have blown a fuse or tripped the circuit breaker. If that’s the case, you can often reset the power source to your AC at the electrical box. Find the labeled switch and turn it on and off (see video below).
  • Thermostat. Another possibility is that your thermostat is not properly communicating the accurate temperature inside your home to your AC unit. While it’s a compact and simple device, the thermostat is an incredibly important part of the cooling process; without it, your AC will simply not operate. Your desired temperature is known as the set point, and this is what initiates the air conditioner to initiate the cooling cycle.
  • Frosted over. If your AC has an automatic defrost mode, then it may not turn on if the evaporator coil has become sufficiently iced over. This is often because of a clogged air filter, but it can also be due to a broken blower motor. It’s best to seek out the diagnostic advice of a professional.

We have years of experience handling all sorts of air conditioning problems, particularly those that cause your AC to fail to operate. In this video tip, we show you how to turn your AC back on if it suffers from a tripped circuit. For more information, call Ierna’s Heating & Air for Lutz, FL air conditioning services.

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Air Conditioning Repair: Signs of Trouble

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Homeowners in Tampa, FL are turning up their air conditioning systems to test out whether there are any signs of trouble before the real heat hits. It’s not a bad idea. After all, once the heat and humidity set in, air conditioning technicians will be in high demand and an AC breakdown in July would be stressful and frustrating. Taking care of any air conditioning repairs now is a great way to maximize your cooling performance and energy efficiency. We’ve compiled a list of some signs of trouble. For air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

  • Hissing sound. While you can expect your AC to make a certain amount of noise, especially the outdoor unit, which contains the compressor motor and the exhaust fan, certain noises may indicate a problem with the system. If you hear hissing, it is probably a leak of some type, whether the refrigerant gas leaking from a punctured coil, or cooled air leaking from the ductwork. If you hear hissing, you should call an AC professional.
  • AC won’t start. This can be devastating during the hottest months. If your AC won’t turn on, the cause is probably electrical. As you know well, your AC requires electricity to perform even the most basic operation, so there may be a problem in the electrical wiring—perhaps a worn electrical line. Alternatively, it may simply indicate a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. 
  • Hot spots. Hot spots are parts of your house that never seem to cool down, despite the consistent operation of your cooling system. This may be due to a leak in part of your ductwork or possibly a blower motor malfunction.
  • Warm air. If the air coming out of your cooling system is not cold enough, and even a bit warm, then there may be a major leak in your ductwork, which is pulling outside air directly into the home, instead of cooling it. In some cases, it may also indicate a problem with the thermostat.

For air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL, call the pros at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

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Keeping Customers Happy with Great Customer Service

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

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At Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, we believe that you, as one of our valued customers, deserve to be completely satisfied when you work with us. We also understand that outstanding technical service alone is not enough to ensure that this is the case. So why are our customers so happy? The answer is simple. We not only provide truly exceptional technical heating and air conditioning service. We are also experts when it comes to customer service. The key to our success is keeping our customers happy, and in order to do that we simply treat them with the respect they deserve.

Drop by our Facebook page today to see some of our happy, satisfied customers. While keeping comfortable throughout the entire year is an important goal to achieve, Ierna’s does not stop there. When you work with a professional Wesley Chapel air conditioning and heating technician on our team you are guaranteed to enjoy the experience. Ierna’s is a family owned and operated business. The way we see it, when you do business with us you become part of our family. As befits this type of relationship, we do our best to look out for comfort and satisfaction with our service.

Our commitment to incredible customer service can be seen in the smiles on the faces of our customers as well as in the fact that we have grown our business each and every year since starting out in 2003. As our business has grown, so has our opportunity to keep customers happy. We love what we do, and it shows in our work.

Our team of certified, professional heating and air conditioning technicians is here to handle any service you may need, including air conditioning and heating installation, repair and maintenance. We are EPA and NATE certified, and we are also Bryant certified indoor air quality specialists. Whatever you need to make your home a more comfortable place to live, we are the company to call.

Join the Ierna’s Heating & Cooling family today. Call now to schedule service. When you need Wesley Chapel air conditioning, heating or indoor air quality service, we are just a phone call away.

 

 

 

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Air Conditioning Repair: My Condenser Fan Won’t Work

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Tampa is a great place to live if you like a lot of sunshine and warm, hot summers. Of course, even those of us that love the heat the most need a break from time to time. If you live in Tampa it is necessary that you have a reliable, efficient air conditioning system to help keep you comfortable during the hottest days of the year. A broken air conditioner can be a serious problem, and there are a lot of issues that your AC may have trouble with. If your air conditioning condensing fan won’t work, contact the Tampa air conditioning repair professionals at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling.

If the fan in your outdoor air conditioning unit will not operate then you will not be able to cool your home. While it is necessary to have any air conditioning fan repair service completed by a qualified professional, there are a few things you can check before calling your air conditioning repair technician. First of all, check the power source that your air conditioning unit operates on. Is everything connected properly? Has the power line been compromised? What about the circuit the unit is on? If your air conditioner is not showing any signs of operation it is possible that it tripped a breaker and there is simply no power coming in. This is definitely a best case scenario.

If the power supply seems to be fine it is possible that the fan motor has been damaged. There may even be something lodged within the fan that is preventing it from rotating properly. You may also have a problem with your capacitor, which keeps the fan motor running. Whatever the issue is, a qualified air conditioning repair technician will be able to pinpoint the source of your problem and repair it accordingly.

Do not let a problem with your air conditioning fan put your comfort at risk this summer. The Tampa air conditioning repair pros at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling are here to help. Our team can resolve any air conditioning problems you may have to protect your comfort during the hottest time of the year. Schedule service today.

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