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

4 Common Midsummer AC Repair Needs

Monday, July 31st, 2017

outdoor-ac-unitAir conditioning repair needs seem to crop up at the most unexpected times for homeowners—particularly if you skip out on your routine maintenance appointment. Maintenance is the number one way to ensure that your cooling system runs as effectively and efficiently as it should for as long as it should. Otherwise, you could find yourself on one of the hottest days in midsummer with a malfunctioning system.

Of course, even if you do invest in maintenance as often as you should (once a year, or twice a year if you have a heat pump), there is still a chance that you will need air conditioning repairs in Carrollwood, FL. Fortunately, the majority of these are minor, so long as they are taken care of right away! Delaying air conditioner repairs can cause them to turn into emergencies, and potentially even a full system breakdown. So what are 4 common midsummer AC repair needs you may run into?

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Why Does My AC Cost So Much to Run?

Monday, July 17th, 2017

ac-cost-so-much-to-run-whySummer is here! Alright, so we probably didn’t need to tell you that. But this is the time of year for fun, for sun, and for—oh yeah, bills. It’s estimated that your HVAC systems account for about half of all your energy use, which means they contribute pretty heavily to your utility costs. And air conditioners, which we use the majority of the year here in Florida, are complex machines with a lot of moving components—components which, if working ineffectively, can increase your utility bills even more.

If you’ve discovered that your cooling costs are higher than last year’s, or if they are higher than your neighbor’s cooling bills despite comparable use, then the best thing to do is call in our professionals to assess the situation and determine the air conditioning services in Lutz, FL that would be best for you. If you haven’t had your air conditioner tune-up in the last year (or last 6 months, if you’re utilizing a heat pump) then the first step we’re going to recommend is scheduling professional AC maintenance. In the meantime, we’re happy to share with you some reasons that your cooling system may be costing you too much to run this year:

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It’s Never Too Late to Tune-Up Your AC!

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

tune-up-ac-never-too-lateIf you’ve followed our blog in the past, then you’ve seen us discuss maintenance, a few times. And you likely have heard that the best time to schedule a maintenance tune-up for your cooling system is in the early spring, to prepare it for the demand to be placed on it through our very long summers. After all, once that daily temperature rises to the point that you’re using your AC for 24 hours straight, you’ll want to know that no damage will occur due to neglect.

But what if you haven’t scheduled your Tampa, FL air conditioning maintenance appointment yet? Is it too late—should you just wait until next year? Doing so is a lot like gambling—you never know what’s going to happen. You may be just fine, or you might find yourself stuck without any cooling during one of the hottest days of the year. Not only is this of course uncomfortable, but it can be unhealthy—particularly if you have young kids or anyone elderly in your household.

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