IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Do You Need a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 15th, 2020

outside-unit-of-an-air-conditionerEvery air conditioning system is eventually going to need to be replaced. The question you want to ask is how do you figure out when yours is on its last leg before it completely breaks down and stops providing you with any cool air. Knowing when your air conditioner is due for a replacement, and what your options for your next system are, will be highly beneficial to your comfort this summer.

We can help you out. We’ve listed the biggest indicators that you should watch for to figure out if and when you need to plan for an air conditioning replacement in Lutz, FL in the near future.

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These Sounds Indicate AC Problems

Monday, June 1st, 2020

woman covering her ears, on white backgroundWhen you have a working air conditioner it means that you can look forward to the warm summer weather because you have a place to find a nice cool retreat when the heat becomes too much. On the other hand, without an effective system, summer may be a time of sweating your way through your days and struggling to get comfortable.

If your system is in need of repairs you might be expecting to enjoy the first scenario and instead encounter the second one. Thankfully you can rest assured that you have the ability to reach out to us for air conditioning repair in Tampa to get your home comfort back to where it needs to be. All you have to do is listen to what your AC is trying to tell you!

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Have You Checked Your AC Air Filter Yet?

Monday, May 18th, 2020

dirty-air-filterYour air filter is an important part of your air conditioner but it might not be for the reasons you think. Contrary to popular belief, the filter that is built into your HVAC system is there for your unit’s protection, rather than for helping to reduce the duct in your house (though it doesn’t hurt that effort either). While it may not seem to be an important part of your system, the condition your filter is in will make a big difference in how well your air conditioner works.

If you aren’t sure what the purpose of your air filter really is, or if you need to change it out, we can offer a little clarification. We have listed some of the most frequently asked questions about air filters for your air conditioner in New Port Richey for your reference to give you a better idea of what this part of your system does.

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Ditch the Window AC This Summer

Monday, May 4th, 2020

woman-feeling-hot-in-her-homeTell us if this sounds familiar.

You’ve been making do these past several years with a window air conditioning unit chugging away to keep things mildly comfortable. However, you now know that you have enough cash to really start looking into getting a permanent and effective air conditioner for your home. But you are feeling a little stuck by the idea of which system is going to meet your needs best.

If you are in a similar situation of needing to make a choice on your upcoming air conditioning installation in Lutz, we can help. We want to tell you a bit more about what your options are for a new AC system.

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Check Your IAQ to Help Your AC System

Monday, April 20th, 2020

white question mark on a blue backgroundThere are a lot of different factors that can impact the operation of your air conditioning system. From loose parts to low refrigerant levels, one problem going undetected for too long can have a pretty negative effect on your system’s ability to do its job.

One factor that many people forget to consider is their indoor air quality or IAQ. The reason many people don’t think about how their IAQ affects their AC system is that they don’t realize just how big of an impact it has. We want to give you some extra information so you can better understand just how important your IAQ is to your cooling comfort.

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Now is the Time For AC Maintenance

Monday, April 6th, 2020

outside-unit-of-an-air-conditionerWhen you live in a place like Tampa, FL you know how quickly the weather can go from a seemingly reasonable and comfortably warm condition to hot and muggy. You might be able to open your windows to let in the breeze in the morning and then have to run your air conditioner quite aggressively to keep things comfortable by the afternoon.

Let’s pause here for a moment while we have you thinking about your air conditioning system. If you have to kick on your system today and run it a little harder than before, would your system be up to the task? Maybe you are sure it would be able to run without a breakdown but you aren’t sure about the impact on your utility bills.

This is why now is the perfect time to schedule a maintenance appointment for your air conditioner. This service will help ensure that your system is able to efficiently and effectively cool your home throughout the year.

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 Has the Time Come for an AC Upgrade?

Monday, November 4th, 2019

top-view-outside-ac-unitThe calendar may be telling the world that fall is here but that means nothing to our state. Here in Tampa it often feels like summer is never-ending. Because of this, we are prone to rely heavily on our air conditioning systems to keep us from overheating on a regular basis.

With all this consistent use, however, our cooling systems see a lot of wear and tear. This takes its toll over time, of course, and there comes a day when no amount of maintenance or repairs will help. When that day comes and your AC system simply isn’t up to the job anymore, you may have to consider an upgrade.

If and when you are faced with this decision, we hope you know that the team at IERNA’s Heating & Cooling is available to help with your Tampa AC installation needs. Our professional technicians are ready and available to help with everything from selection to sizing and more.

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Don’t Let Late Season AC Needs Haunt You

Monday, October 21st, 2019

scared-concerned-womanThe wonderful weather that we enjoy in Wesley Chapel gives us the benefit of enjoying a lot of outdoor activities. But when you aren’t playing in a pool or going for a stroll, you likely want to be able to relax inside an evenly cooled home. If your home air conditioning system is on the fritz, this desire can seem more like a curse because the cool air you want has disappeared or it is taunting you in brief spurts like a mischievous spirit.

Don’t let your air conditioner’s repair needs haunt you! Your system has likely had a long and hard summer and, while it isn’t dead, it may feel like a ghost of its former self. If this is the case, it is time to call for air conditioning repair in Wesley Chapel to get your system back to normal.

If you aren’t sure what the signs are that you have some late season air conditioning repair needs, don’t worry. We have the information you need to decipher what your AC is trying to tell you, no Ouija board necessary.

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Why Refrigerant Loss Shouldn’t be Neglected

Monday, October 7th, 2019

air-conditioner-with-tools-on-topIf you discover a leak in your tire, or a leak in the pipes under you sink what do you do? Do you fix it as soon as possible or leave it alone and pray that is doesn’t get worse.

We really hope you go with the first option.

The same logic that you use for the problem—solving situations above you want to apply to a leak within your air conditioner. Much like losing air in your tire, whether slow or small, losing refrigerant, or coolant, from your air conditioner should be taken care of as quickly as possible.

If you think you might be dealing with refrigerant loss, read on below for the best ways to diagnose and deal with the issue.

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Are You Using Your AC Efficiently?

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

floor-ac-ventHave you found yourself facing astronomical cooling costs over the past summer? What if we told you that you didn’t have to? No, we’re not going to tell you to stop using your air conditioner—that would be unbearable and pretty much impossible around our parts. But boosting your air conditioner’s efficiency so that you pay less on your monthly bills is possible, and it’s not very hard.

Keep reading as we share some of the best cost-effective tips and tricks we have to give your air conditioner a boost and stop paying an arm and a leg just to keep comfortable in your home. It may officially be fall—but we still have plenty of hot weather to contend with!

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