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

Wait! Don’t Replace Your AC System with the Wrong Size

Monday, September 26th, 2016

While many parts of the country are starting to think about getting their heaters maintained and ready for the coming cooler weather, our air conditioning systems are still getting some pretty regular use. Hopefully yours has served you well so far. However no air conditioning system lasts forever.

If you’re considering a system replacement, fall is a good time to do so. But before you rush out and get an upgraded version of what you have now—or a bigger system—be careful to consider the air conditioner’s size. If sizing is ignored, you may very well find yourself replacing your entire cooling system way before you should have to.

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Just How Important Is Your Thermostat?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

No matter how many times a day you walk past the thermostat in your home, you probably don’t think about it very much. However, your thermostat is one of the most important components of your HVAC system, serving as the “brain” of your air conditioner. It controls when the AC turns on, how long it runs, and how cool it makes your home. Without this integral component, your air conditioner would simply be useless. Keep reading to learn more about what makes a thermostat so important.

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Do You Have an Air Conditioning Emergency?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Given the recent storm damage suffered by residents of Hillsborough County, it comes as no surprise that many people may have air conditioning systems that were negatively impacted. Living in Florida, you are well aware that when your AC system stops running, it’s a big deal. But what if it’s just showing a few odd symptoms? Should you be worried?

The short answer is, yes, particularly after a severe weather event such as the one we recently experienced. If you want your air conditioning system to continue to function effectively through the rest of our cooling season, and for years to come, then you should always schedule AC repairs at the first sign of an issue, but what truly constitutes as an emergency? Keep reading to learn more.

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Dust and Its Impact on Your Air Conditioner

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Pretty much no matter where you live, dust is a part of life. It’s brought into your home each time you open a door or window, and it circulates throughout your home thanks to your air conditioning and heating system. We cannot stress how important it is to regularly change or clean your air filter, both to protect your air conditioning system and your family’s health. The right indoor air quality products and services will benefit your home and your AC system greatly too.

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