IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for April, 2015

Is it Necessary to Have My Ducts Cleaned?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

One question that we get from clients occasionally is whether or not they should bother having their air ducts professionally cleaned. The answer, in truth, varies. The best way in which to determine if you require professional duct cleaning services in your Land O’ Lakes, FL home is to have a trained professional assess their condition in person. Not every HVAC system is going to require duct cleaning, and those that do may not require it on a regular basis. All this being said, those HVAC systems which do need to have their air ducts cleaned can benefit greatly from the process. While you cannot really inspect your air ducts on your own, there are a few different indicators to be aware of which can signal the need for professional duct cleaning in your residence. Contact Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today if you notice these warning signs in your home.

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Have You Considered Zone Controlled Cooling?

Monday, April 20th, 2015

With all of the technology available to homeowners today, it is easy to cool a home more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Of course, this is not to say that there is no way in which to improve upon one’s already great air conditioning system. Zone controlled cooling is one way in which many people choose to upgrade their forced air distribution based cooling systems. If you have a system of ductwork in your home which distributes cooled air throughout your living space, then you may want to consider zoning your home in Land O’ Lakes, FL for even better cooling results. Give Ierna’s Heating & Cooling a call today to learn more about how a zone controlled air conditioner can benefit you.

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Top 3 Reasons to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, April 13th, 2015

To say that the cooling season in Florida is long or very hot is a bit redundant; this is the type of weather that we are known for, and it is precisely why visitors flock here throughout the year. However, those of us who live here year round, much as we may love the hot and sunny days, need a reliable respite from the heat. Investing in a great air conditioning system is must in Land O’ Lakes, FL. However, even the best air conditioning systems manufactured by the best names in the business will fail to live up to your expectations if they are not expertly maintained. Routine air conditioning maintenance has many great benefits to offer, 3 of which we will detail below. If you want to get the best performance that your air conditioning system has to offer, contact Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today to schedule professional AC maintenance.

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Problems with Thermostats That can Impede the Cooling Process

Monday, April 6th, 2015

We use our thermostats in order to regulate temperatures throughout our homes, and this is a very important function. It may not be the biggest or most complex piece of equipment in your home cooling system, but your thermostat is the device through which you communicate with your air conditioner. If you want to ensure that nothing is lost in translation, so to speak, then you must have a quality thermostat in place, and that thermostat must be able to function properly at all times. There are a few different problems with your thermostat which may impede the operation of your air conditioner, resulting in a subpar cooling performance in your Land O’ Lakes, FL home. It is too hot around here to allow for such issues. Schedule your thermostat services with Ierna’s Heating & Cooling to control your AC precisely.

  • Thermostat is in Direct Sunlight: The placement of your thermostat is more important than you may realize. yes, you must have easy access to your thermostat. It is best not to leave it in direct sunlight, though. This can lead to the heating up of the thermostat, which will then call for too much cooling from your AC. This can make your home too cold for comfort, while also draining energy and putting unnecessary wear on your system.
  • Thermostat is Too Close to AC Vents or Blowers: When we said that the placement of your thermostat is important, we really meant it. Having your thermostat situated too close to your vents or blowers can lead to it reading temperatures which are not representative of those throughout the house. This means that it will shut your AC down, thinking it is cooler than it actually is. You don’t want your system cycling on and off unnecessarily, as this can lead to wasted energy and strain on the system.
  • Thermostat is Dirty: When dirt and dust build up on any type of sensitive electronic device, it can lead to malfunctions or poor operational quality. This is true of your thermostat, certainly. By cleaning your thermostat thoroughly, you can return it to its precise operation. It’s a simple fix, but one that can benefit you and your comfort greatly.

Not all problems with your thermostat will be as easily resolved as relocating it or cleaning it out. That is why you must schedule any and all thermostat services with qualified professionals. Even moving your thermostat requires the skill and expertise that only a professional can possess, let alone fixing a damaged unit. Contact Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today if you are having trouble cooling your home accurately or effectively. We’ll determine if your thermostat is to blame.

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