IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for May, 2016

The Important Role Your Heat Pump Reversing Valve Plays

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Heat pump systems have become increasingly popular in recent years for their energy efficiency and for their ability to both heat and cool buildings. However, most homeowners are unaware of how a heat pump actually works.

While you of course do not need to know how it works in order to use it, it’s a good idea to understand how the components of a heat pump work when it comes to needing repairs later down the line. Below, we’ve discusses what a heat pump reversing valve is, and problems that may occur with it.

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Why Is There Water Leaking From My Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

One of the most common service calls that air conditioning professionals get is in regards to water leaking from an AC system. It’s an emergency that you certainly don’t want to wait to get fixed if you want to avoid water damage to your home and further damage to your AC system. But why is there water leaking in the first place, and why is it such a typical issue?

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Common Threats to Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Do you have your HVAC system maintained on a regular basis? If not, then you are threatening the quality of your indoor air. Without routine check-ups you’ll never know if you have damaged ductwork or a dirty system—both of which can significantly decrease your indoor air quality.

The quality of your indoor air affects more than just your comfort and convenience. Poor air quality is unhealthy, even to those individuals in your household that normally don’t suffer from illnesses. Keep reading to learn more about other common threats to your home’s indoor air quality.

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What Are the Different Types of Air Filters?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

As tighter construction requirements have been instituted in order to increase the efficiency of HVAC systems, indoor air quality (IAQ) has decreased as a result. Due to this, the air-filtration industry has seen a huge boost, and for good reason. The most important factor to keep in mind about air filtration is that the air filter which comes standard with your heating or cooling system is not designed to protect your indoor air. It’s instead designed to protect the interior components of your HVAC system.

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Duct Cleaning FAQ: Everything You Want to Know

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

While many people likely don’t give the cleanliness of their ductwork much thought, it’s actually a pretty important subject. Ductwork that has been affected by mold, dust, and other pollutants can severely impact your indoor air quality and thus, your health.

So while it’s not a process that you need to undergo as often as routine air conditioning maintenance, duct cleaning is an important aspect to caring for your HVAC system. We’ve compiled some of the most commonly asked questions about duct cleaning below, along with our answers.

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