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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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Air Conditioning Repair Guide: 3 Common AC Issues

Monday, March 11th, 2013

When your AC is no long operating as it once did, or just barely seems to cool your home, then you may need air conditioning services. Making sure your air conditioner is both effective and efficient is part of regular household maintenance, just like repairing a leak under the sink or cleaning the gutters. But AC systems are complicated, and they require professional inspection, maintenance, repair, and installation. If you have an AC issue in Tampa, call the expert air conditioning team at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling. We can help you get the most out of your existing system, or replace it with one of our new high-efficiency models.

While not all air conditioners are alike, there are some common issues that occur during the lifetime of most air conditioners. Here are three common AC issues:

  1. Low refrigerant. Refrigerant is the chemical mixture that circulates through the coils of your AC unit. It goes through several chemical changes during this process and over time, you may find that your refrigerant levels are low. Depending on the age and type of your system, this may be a quick fix. Keep in mind that R-22 refrigerant is being phased out of production, and not all refrigerants are compatible. Never try to charge the refrigerant on your own. This is not a DIY job! Speak to an AC professional at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today.
  2. Frozen coil. If your coil is frozen in your inside unit, then it’s likely a problem with the airflow. When cool air is impeded, it can build up inside your AC and cause temperature problems. You may a clogged air filter or a blockage in your ductwork. That will depend on the individual design of your system.
  3. Outside fan not working. The comfort of your home relies on the circulation of cool air. But it also requires moving heat from the inside of your home to the outside. The outside fan is designed to do just that, but if it’s not working properly, that heat transfer is not taking place, and this can be potentially damage your compressor and other components.

These are just a handful of common AC repairs in Tampa. When you need a certified professional air conditioning technician, look no further than Ierna’s Heating & Cooling. Call us today!

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