IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for October, 2021

Are Your Energy Bills Making You Afraid To Run Your AC?

Monday, October 18th, 2021

scared-concerned-womanEnergy bills are an inevitability in the modern home. The question you have to face each month centers around just how high those energy bills are going to be. Running your oven or your fridge on a regular basis is normal and shouldn’t usually cost too much. Running your air conditioner, however, can be a different story.

Let’s be blunt for a moment: if your energy bills are getting so high that you are considering trying to battle our next heatwave with a fan, you need to really look at what is causing that increase. You shouldn’t have to choose between keeping the lights on or keeping reasonably cool.

Let’s look at what might be going on with your air conditioner that could be causing such a big increase in your monthly dues and how you can get those bills back to normal.

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What Might Be In Your Ductwork and Why You Should Care

Monday, October 4th, 2021

ductwork-dirty-and-cleanHave you ever wondered what is hiding within your walls? Well, your ducts may not exactly be hiding per se, but they certainly are out of sight! And while this is good for the overall design scheme of your home, it may prove problematic if your ducts going unattended for too long.

What do we mean? Well, if you didn’t know already, your ducts can get pretty dirty. And just like how thinking about the dust buildup behind your couch can make you cringe, realizing how much dust can collect within your ductwork can also make you grimace.

Dirty ductwork is normal. The key is to remember to address it when needed. Because dust may not be the only thing in there after a few years–but whatever is in your ducts, it can mess with your comfort!

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