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

The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, October 5th, 2020

tankless-water-heaterWhat appliance is responsible for some of the highest energy usage in your home? If you guessed your water heater, you would be correct! It is estimated that water heaters use about 14% of your household electricity. With this in mind, it makes sense that you’d want to ensure your water heater is going to be as efficient as possible.

The tankless water heater may be a great solution to this. You can enjoy incredible energy efficiency with these systems along with a variety of other perks. Whether you are looking for a water heater system replacement or you need a new system for a new home, you should consider a tankless water heater as one of your options.

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3 Ways To Save Water in Your Bathroom

Monday, September 21st, 2020

It is easy to guess that you use your bathroom every single day. Between the toilet, the shower, and the faucet, there is a lot of water that is used on a regular basis in this part of your home. In recent years though, we’ve all become a lot more conscious of our use of water, especially in our homes. But, aside from only using a trickle of water when you turn on the faucet, how can you reduce your use of water? With our help, of course.

We have provided three key ways to improve the quality of your bathroom plumbing in Oldsmar, FL so you can reduce your use of water.

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 5 Signs You Need Water Heater Repairs

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Is there something wrong with your water heater? Maybe you’ve noticed that you can’t get reliable amounts of hot water as the day wears on or you are dealing with completely cold showers at the end of the day. If you have noticed something seems off about your water heater it means you need a professional to come help with your plumbing in New Port Richey, FL.

A water heater that is in need of repairs needs to be fixed as soon as possible. A repair can all too quickly escalate into an early breakdown unless it can be addressed by a professional plumber like the ones on our team. Here are the warning signs to watch for so you know when to contact us.

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Do I Need a Water Softener?

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

What the heck is soft water? And for that matter, what is hard water? Isn’t that just ice?

We know the terms are a little confusing but we can explain what they mean. And, along with that, we can probably explain some issues you might be having if you do have hard water and it has been giving you problems.

See your water comes from a municipal source that cleans and filters it but this doesn’t mean that it won’t pick up some hitchhikers along its route to your house. Don’t worry we aren’t talking about germs. We are talking about minerals and sediment. These minerals can wreak havoc in your home and in your New Port Richey plumbing appliances over time which is something that can be addressed with a water softener.

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What To Do When Your Toilet is Leaking

Monday, March 9th, 2020

toiletRealizing that there is a leak in your home is problematic to start with. However, discovering that your toilet is the source of the leak adds some complications to what is already a potentially expensive issue.

Not only can a toilet leak create the same risk of water damage that other leaks present, but it can also be a pretty big problem for your health and safety. This is why you need to get a toilet leak addressed as quickly as possible by a professional Lutz, Fl plumber. The sooner your issue is resolved, the better it will be for the sake of you, your home, and the operation of your bathroom as a whole.

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Ring in the New Year with Professional Plumbing Repairs

Monday, December 30th, 2019

excited-for-great-serviceIn some countries, there is a tradition of ringing in the New Year with a nice, clean, organized home. We like that idea actually! What’s more we want to add to it a little bit. Why not start off the beginning of 2020 with the knowledge that your plumbing is clean, clear, and in the best shape possible?

We know it might sound a little cheesy but think about it: you are kicking off a whole year with peace of mind because you know for a fact that your plumbing has been checked and repaired by a professional Lutz, FL plumber.

But, wait, how do you know you need repairs? And should you call us if you don’t know? To answer both of these questions, read on!

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Catch Those Sneaky Leaks Now!

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Closeup of a sink S Trap made of white PVC plastic with a broken connection and water pouring out. Square format over a gray background.

We don’t want to scare you but there is a chance that you could have a leak. This is actually true for most homes unless they’ve recently done a check for leaks. We aren’t saying that you should be checking for pinhole leaks all the time, but around the holiday season, leak detection might be a little more important.

Why?

Because with the increase in activity in your home, an undetected leak can easily become much worse much faster. What’s more, going into the holidays with the knowledge that your home is leak-free is a gift in itself. When you schedule a leak detection service with a professional plumber in Oldsmar, you can enjoy that peace of mind throughout the holidays and into the new year.

Want to learn more? Just keep reading!

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Drain Cleaning Now Prevents Plumbing Problems Later

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

using-kitchen-sinkIt feels like you’ve dumped gallons of drain cleaner down your kitchen sink but that darn clog just…won’t…go…away! You’re pretty sure this is a result of a little too much food getting put through the garbage disposal but that is beside the point. You need to be able to use your sink! But if your sink won’t drain, you can’t wash your dishes or do most of the things you need to do in your kitchen.

Thank goodness that you can reach out to a New Port Richey plumber at IERNA Heating & Cooling for help. You know that a trained professional will be able to help get the drain back to…well, draining!

Now that you think about it though, the last time a plumber came by they mentioned that scheduling a drain cleaning service could help prevent this very situation. But what exactly does a drain cleaning service do?

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

shower-head-spraying-waterPicture this: You have taken your tenth unwillingly cold shower this season and you are fed up. It is time to face the fact that your old water heater is out of time and you need to replace it. When you do this though, you want to make sure that you are using a system that is more energy efficient than your current one.

You’ve heard good things about tankless water heaters and you are considering getting one to replace your dying tank water heater system. Before you do this though, it is important that you make sure this will be the best system for your needs.

When the time comes to replace your water heater, whether you choose a tank or tankless system, make sure you call in a professional you can trust New Port Richey plumbing needs.

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Factors That Lead to Premature Pipe Replacement

Monday, August 12th, 2019

pipe-with-blue-cloth-tied-around-leakWhen you hear the term “plumbing replacement” you might think of various upgrades you can make in your home—such as installing low flow fixtures and faucets to cut down on your water usage and costs, or installing a new, fancier kitchen sink.

These are definitely important, and sometimes even fun, plumbing replacements. But the type of plumbing replacement you don’t want to make before it’s really necessary, is to your pipes. Whole-house repiping removes piping that is suffering corrosion and decay from general wear and tear. We’ll take a close look at when you should arrange for old pipe replacement, and how you can prevent premature repiping below.

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