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

 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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It’s Never Too Late for This Important AC Service

Monday, September 9th, 2019

air-conditioner-with-tools-on-topOkay, so there is one scenario where it’s too late for this service—air conditioning maintenance, that is. If your air conditioner has completely broken down and the compressor is shot, then maintenance won’t do anything. In fact, you’ll probably have to replace the entire air conditioner. This is particularly true if its an aging system as replacing just the compressor, unfortunately, won’t help the rest of your air conditioner last much longer.

A sudden breakdown is a lot less likely to happen in a newer system, or a system that’s had maintenance done on it each year. This is essential—your air conditioning maintenance should be done on a routine basis, no matter the time of year. Sure, it’s most ideal to have maintenance done in the spring, before temperatures reach their hottest. But AC maintenance is definitely one of those areas where frequency means more than timing.

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Going Ductless? What You Should Know

Monday, August 26th, 2019

closeup-view-of-ductless-air-handlerIf you already have a ductless system installed in your home, then you know it has a number of great benefits—improved efficiency, versatility, effective cooling and heating capabilities—but you also should know that proper installation is key to the functionality of this system.

If you don’t already have a ductless system in your home, then before you get one you should be aware that professional installation, following by proper maintenance, is the best way to avoid problems—troubles that are unique to ductless systems.  

We’re not saying this to talk you out of going ductless by any means—but rather to show you the importance of professional services from highly-trained technicians for quality ductless operation. Here are a few things you should know could happen to your ductless system if you’re not careful.

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Before You Buy Your Next Cooling System, Consider This

Monday, July 29th, 2019

outside-unit-of-an-air-conditionerWith summer officially here (and really, did it ever leave?) it’s imperative that you make sure your air conditioning system is fully equipped to handle the excessive heat we get in our little piece of the country.

Of course, if you have an aging cooling system, that might mean it’s time to invest in a replacement. If that’s the case, your natural instinct is probably to assume “the bigger, the better” right?

This isn’t actually such a good idea. When it comes to your cooling system, size does matter, but in the sense that too large of a system can be just as detrimental to your home comfort as too small of a system. When the time comes to purchase a new AC system, be sure to work with pros who will help you find the system that’s the perfect match for your living space.

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Are You Cooling Your Home As Efficiently As Possible?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

floor-ac-vent“How do I lower my cooling costs?”

This is a question just about any Tampa homeowner has asked, at least to themselves if not out loud. Considering how comfortably warm it gets in our area, this is a logical question. And the short answer is, “by improving the efficiency of your air conditioning system!”

But how exactly do you do this? Well…

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3 Signs You Need AC Service Soon

Monday, April 8th, 2019

woman-feeling-hot-in-her-homeWouldn’t it be nice if our most used appliances could last forever? Particularly our air conditioners, considering where we live. But alas, our cooling systems have a limited lifespan. When yours starts nearing the end of that lifespan, it may be a good idea to invest in a replacement. But, replacement isn’t always the answer. Sometimes, your air conditioner can get by another season or two with repairs, depending on how well it’s been taken care of over the years.

One thing is for sure—no matter how diligent you are about scheduling air conditioner maintenance and keeping up on repairs, you never want to ignore any signs of an air conditioner in distress. Nor do you want to try to diagnose an air conditioner problem on your own. That’s what we are here for. Our trained and experienced technicians know what to look for when your air conditioner is acting up, so if any of the 3 following signs describe your cooling system, be sure to give us a call!

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Have You Scheduled AC Maintenance Yet?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

technician working on air conditioning systemUnderstandably, when an HVAC professional recommends maintenance for your air conditioning system, it can be easy for you to dismiss. Unless something is severely wrong with your cooling system—like you noticed a loss of cooling power, you might be tempted to put off maintenance, especially if your air conditioner has been working “just fine.”

The fact of the matter is, however, that just like maintenance for your vehicle, routine AC maintenance is vital to the performance of your cooling system as well as repair prevention. And as a trusted resource for professional Tampa HVAC services, we have the responsibility to share with you why regular maintenance is so vital, and when you should schedule it.

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