IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for January, 2017

Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

Monday, January 30th, 2017

tankless-water-heater-right-for-youWhen it comes to underappreciated appliances within your home, the water heater is likely pretty high on the list. Although you appreciate a hot shower each morning, and hot water to clean dishes in as well as wash your clothes with, you may be like the hundreds of other homeowners throughout your community who take this appliance for granted—whether intentional or not. As important as it is to care for this system on an annual basis, it’s also vital that you have a system that’s working as efficiently as possible for your home.

Most homeowners have the conventional storage tank water heater installed in their home—and this is a fine choice for many. Today’s models are very efficient and effective. However, storage tank water heaters do have their disadvantages—one of the biggest being the risk of heat loss as warm water sits in the tank without being used. This is where a Wesley Chapel, FL tankless water heater comes in—these systems provide many benefits that you miss with the traditional water heater. But is it right for you?

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How Do Heat Pumps Actually Work?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Using a heat pump to both heat and cool your Florida home is a very efficient choice to keep your home comfortable all year long. Heat pumps serve as all-in-one units, with the same basic set up as an air conditioner used to perform heating functions as well as AC functions.

Does a heat pump use refrigerant? Yes, absolutely. Without refrigerant gas, the heat pump wouldn’t be able to function, which makes this fluid an integral part of the unit’s ability to operate. Keep reading to learn more about the refrigerant process and how this enables your heat pump to actually operate.

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Pay Attention to Size When Replacing Your AC

Monday, January 9th, 2017

On the east coast and in the Midwest, homeowners are bracing for one of the chilliest winters they’ve seen in awhile. But here in Tampa, temperatures are just cooling off enough that we can shut off our AC systems. And if yours gave you trouble this past season, it may be time to consider a replacement.

Of course, your first instinct may be to rush out and find the first AC system that matches your budget, but this can be a big mistake. It may work for other smaller appliances throughout your home, but the purchase of an air conditioner should be taken more seriously.

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AC Emergency: My System Won’t Start!

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

With temperatures still hovering in the 80’s, we don’t need to think about our heating systems quite yet, unlike other parts of the country. In fact, chances are you’re still using your AC system on a pretty regular basis. But what happens when you go to turn on your air conditioner to discover that it won’t start up? This is actually a pretty common emergency call we receive, since the unit has been working so hard all season long.

Fortunately, sometimes the problem isn’t with your system at all, but instead has a simple fix. Hopefully this is the case in your scenario. Keep reading for some tips on what you should do when you discover your air conditioning system isn’t working as it should.

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