IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

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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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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Sounds You Never Want to Hear from Your AC

Monday, August 27th, 2018

woman-covering-her-ears-on-white-backgroundAs your AC ages and you spend more days with your system running, you might notice new things arising. Hopefully, these new things are good, like an adjustable fan speed that you never noticed before or a temperature preset feature that you glossed over while reading the manual.

If your realization is less pleasant—for instance, the subtle whooshing noise your AC used to make when it was brand new has progressed into a staccato clunking—then this is the list for you. If your AC is making any of these noises, you should call our amazing team at IERNA’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for air conditioning repair in Tampa.

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Here’s Why Your AC System May be Struggling

Monday, April 10th, 2017

ac-system-struggling-whyTemperatures may have cooled off to some extent this past week, but you know as well as we do that you’re going to need your air conditioner to function as efficiently and effectively as its meant to for the coming months. That means that if your air conditioner is struggling at all to do its job, now is the best time to call for Wesley Chapel, FL AC services.

What can you expect when your service professional comes out? Well, it depends on what sort of trouble you’re having with your cooling unit. For example, if it’s blowing out air but it doesn’t feel as cold as you think it should, you may have a refrigerant leak. Or if it’s making a loud and unfamiliar noise, there could be a loose part within it. Keep reading to learn about some of the common reasons an air conditioner may malfunction.

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Signs That AC Repairs Are Imminent

Monday, April 4th, 2016

While we have not yet made our way into the most oppressively hot time of the year, there is no denying that temperatures are already climbing to relatively uncomfortable levels. If you are planning on keeping your home cool efficiently and reliably this summer, then you hopefully have invested in a good air conditioning system, and have had that system installed by a skilled, trained professional. Furthermore, you should be keeping up with your system’s annual maintenance needs, lest it fail to provide you with the dependable performance that you deserve. Even if you have taken all of the right steps, though, the fact is that you will eventually require air conditioning repairs in Tampa, FL.

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Why Is a Refrigerant Leak Such a Serious Concern?

Monday, March 14th, 2016

With temperatures consistently climbing into the 80’s at this point, you’ve no doubt already put your air conditioning system back into action for the season. Just keep in mind that your system is just getting started, and that it’s got a long, arduous cooling season ahead of it. All of the wear and tear that it incurs can lead to some serious operational problems. One of the most problematic is the development of a refrigerant leak in your system. If you notice any sings of a refrigerant leak in your system—we’ll give you some examples of warning signs to look out for below—contact us to schedule immediate air conditioning repairs in Westchase, FL.

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3 Reasons to Schedule Your Air Conditioning Repairs with a Pro

Monday, May 18th, 2015

So you’ve got a full toolbox and an internet connection: surely, you think, I can handle my AC repairs on my own. Before you queue up an instructional video and get to work, we implore you to stop what you are doing, step away from the air conditioner, and pick up the phone. Once you’ve done so, just dial our number and schedule your air conditioning repairs in Tampa, FL with a member of the Ierna’s Heating & Cooling team.Trust us when we tell you that it will save you a lot of trouble.

As handy as you may be, it is wise homeowner who accepts his or her own limitations. The fact of the matter is that air conditioning repairs are just too complex for a nonprofessional to complete successfully. Contact a member of our staff the moment that you realize you are in need of residential AC repairs. 

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Signs You Should Consider AC Replacement in Tampa

Friday, February 27th, 2015

As we head out of winter toward spring, now is the ideal time to assess whether or not your current AC system in Tampa needs replacement. There are a number of factors to review when considering the replacement of your existing air conditioner, and of course, you can always (and should) seek the assistance of an Ierna’s Heating & Cooling expert to help you determine whether or not it’s time to install a new AC. What are some factors to consider? Here are a few examples:

  • Your current air conditioner uses R-22 refrigerant (Freon) – as you may very well know, R-22 refrigerant, better known by its brand name Freon, is being permanently phased out. In fact, Freon will no longer be produced at all by 2020, even for repairs. As such, if your current AC uses Freon, you will have to replace your system in the imminent future anyway. Why wait until the last minute? Get ahead of the crowd and help lower your repair costs by scheduling replacement now.
  • Your AC is more than ten years old – there are two reasons why the decade mark is important for an air conditioner: first, the average lifespan of a traditional air conditioner is 10-12 years, and second, the federal laws regarding SEER ratings were updated in 2006, which can mean you are operating a system that is not very energy efficient. High age and low energy efficiency can have a negative impact on your overall AC costs, so it is worthwhile to see how a replacement system can help improve your AC costs.
  • You have dealt with, or are facing, multiple repairs – reliability is a need with any whole-home system. If your AC has become unreliable and as a result, has needed multiple repairs or needs multiple repairs to keep running, you money may be better spent on a reliable, new system.

Replacing an existing AC system is a big undertaking, and the air conditioning professionals of Ierna’s Heating & Cooling are here to help you with every step of the process. Call us today and schedule an appointment for AC system replacement for your Tampa home!

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