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

Air Conditioning Maintenance Tasks You Can Do On Your Own

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Air conditioning maintenance as a whole is something that should be left to the professionals. Only a licensed and trained HVAC technician can accurately inspect, clean, and service an air conditioner in such a way that will leave it functioning well for the years to come.

Maintenance will help your system maintain its efficiency, and cause it to be less likely to suffer from a premature breakdown. Even though you can’t do a complete maintenance job on your own unit, there are a few tasks that you can do on your own, which we’ve highlighted below.

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When Should I Change My Air Conditioner’s Air Filter?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

If you are a Florida homeowner who doesn’t pay much attention to their air conditioner’s air filter, you are not alone. However, neglecting this AC component can do a lot more harm than good. This is one maintenance task that you can and should handle on your own, on a regular basis!

The air filter that your HVAC system is supplied with at installation is there to protect the cabinet which houses the system. It helps prevent dust and other debris from entering via return air vents, which can create damage. Basically if the filter is left unattended for too long, it will become congested and will not allow for efficient airflow or an effective AC system at all.

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Should You Have Your Air Ducts Sealed This Summer?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Is your air conditioning system fully prepared for the summer ahead? Preventive maintenance is essential for ensuring that your AC unit is up to doing its job during this hot and humid time of year.

Maintenance is not the only way to ensure that your air conditioner and home is best prepared for the season, however. Duct sealing is an important service that not only helps you, but helps your air conditioning system as well. Keep reading to learn more.

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When Does AC Replacement Make More Sense Than Repairs?

Monday, June 6th, 2016

As summer quickly approaches, we don’t need to be reminded of how hot it will get. With temperatures already increasing, you may be faced with the tough decision about what to do with an air conditioning system that’s been troubling you since the last cooling season.

An AC system isn’t something you can fix on your own. Doing so can actually cause additional damage to your system. Rather, you’ll want to rely on a professional technician’s recommendation and your own budget to decide whether to repair an aging system or replace it. But how do you know for sure which is right?

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