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

Understanding the Role of Your Air Conditioner’s Capacitor

Monday, August 29th, 2016

When it comes to using your air conditioning system, you probably don’t think very much about how exactly it operates… until something goes wrong of course. We don’t expect you to have expert knowledge as to the mechanics involved in your AC system, that’s what we are here for! We don’t think any homeowner should be tasked with fixing an AC unit on their own.

Despite the availability of our professional services, however, it can be beneficial for you to have a basic knowledge of the important components of your home cooling system. This way if something does go wrong you can understand it better. One of these important components is your system’s capacitor.

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Why Should You Have a Water Softener Installed?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

In most cases, the only reason a homeowner would call a plumber is if they have a repair need, an emergency, or they are remodeling their home and making plumbing additions as a result. However, plumbers do much more than just fix and install pipes! Our professional plumbers are also pros at installing water treatment systems to improve the quality of the water you drink and use on a daily basis.

A whole-home water softener is one of the most beneficial water treatment systems there is on the marketing. A water softener can prevent premature pipe failure and can limit the amount of problems you have with the major fixtures and appliances you depend on daily. But how does it do this, and should you have a water softener installed?

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Avoid These Detrimental Water Heater Problems

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Having running hot water in your home is something that many people take for granted, even though they rely on this every day. Modern plumbing has brought many conveniences to our lives, with ease, and as a result most homeowners don’t think much about their water heaters—until something goes wrong.

Let’s say that one morning you turn on your shower to find that no matter how long you wait, the water never warms up. This is a clear sign that something is wrong with your water heater, but what is it? Keep reading to learn more about some of the most common reasons for the absence of hot water in your home.

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Help, I Have No Hot Water!

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Can you imagine a life without running hot water? This is something that many homeowners take for granted, although depend on regularly each and every day. Hot water coming through the taps with only the turn of a handle may seem normal to us, but it’s actually a luxury: one that we’d all have a hard time going without!

If your hot water heater malfunctions, however, you will be without this daily benefit. You don’t want to turn on your shower one morning to be hit with a rude awakening. If you do though, you’ll need trained water heater specialists—such as the members of our staff—to diagnose the problem and repair it promptly. What could be causing your lack of hot water though? Keep reading to learn more.

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Factors to Keep in Mind When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Replacing your air conditioner is never a fun task, particularly during this time of year. Nobody wants to deal with a broken down AC system right in the heat of summer. However, no air conditioner lasts forever, and if you need a new one then there is no time to waste. However, this is not something you should rush into, no matter how badly you need it.

Keep reading for a few tips that will help you make an educated decision about whether or not it’s time to replace your cooling system. If and when you decide it is definitely time to replace your AC, then our staff is the team to do the job.

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