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Is It Ever Too Late for AC Maintenance?

Monday, August 13th, 2018

technician working on air conditioning systemIf your aging air conditioner has broken down and no repair will get it back up and running, then, yes it probably is too late for AC maintenance. But, unless you’ve never cared for your air conditioner in the 10+ years you’ve had it, that’s very unlikely! That being said, no, it’s not too late for air conditioning maintenance.

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It’s Never Too Late to Tune-Up Your AC!

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

tune-up-ac-never-too-lateIf you’ve followed our blog in the past, then you’ve seen us discuss maintenance, a few times. And you likely have heard that the best time to schedule a maintenance tune-up for your cooling system is in the early spring, to prepare it for the demand to be placed on it through our very long summers. After all, once that daily temperature rises to the point that you’re using your AC for 24 hours straight, you’ll want to know that no damage will occur due to neglect.

But what if you haven’t scheduled your Tampa, FL air conditioning maintenance appointment yet? Is it too late—should you just wait until next year? Doing so is a lot like gambling—you never know what’s going to happen. You may be just fine, or you might find yourself stuck without any cooling during one of the hottest days of the year. Not only is this of course uncomfortable, but it can be unhealthy—particularly if you have young kids or anyone elderly in your household.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance: What Is It, Exactly?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

what-is-air-conditioning-maintenanceIt never really cooled down too much during our “heating” season. And with spring officially here, it’s only a matter of time until we begin using our air conditioners on a daily basis—if you aren’t already. As such, it’s imperative that you ensure that it is properly cared for, with routine Land O’ Lakes, FL air conditioning maintenance.

You’ll often hear us tout the benefits of routine air conditioner maintenance—improved energy efficiency, reduced repairs, longer lifespan, and financial savings. But perhaps you’re more concerned with the process and how disruptive it may be. We’d like to help you understand exactly what happens during an air conditioner tune-up so you know what to expect when you schedule your next appointment with us.

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The Best Way to Get Your AC Ready for Spring and Summer

Monday, February 27th, 2017

ac-ready-spring-summerIt’s that time of year again. While the Midwest and upper East Coast still deal with freezing temperatures, down here in Florida we’re beginning to think about our air conditioning systems. It won’t be long now before we start using them on a regular basis, if you haven’t already been. That being said, there’s no better time than now to schedule your Lutz, FL air conditioning maintenance appointment.

Scheduling this service on a yearly basis (or biannually if you have a heat pump) is the best way to get your air conditioner ready for its heaviest period of use. Maintenance allows our professionals to fully inspect and clean your AC unit, while making appropriate adjustments and checking for any potential repair needs. Addressing repairs early on reduces the chance that you’ll run into a much larger AC emergency later on, when you need your system the most.

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How Routine Maintenance Affects Your Air Conditioner’s Performance

Monday, July 11th, 2016

We’ve written about it before, and you’ve likely heard about air conditioning maintenance, but do you really know how important it is? Regular maintenance is essential to keeping a well-functioning air conditioner in your home. As you are very well aware, summer means heat and humidity in these parts, and you do not want to be stuck with an air conditioning system that is struggling to do its job.

By hiring a trained professional to thoroughly inspect and tune-up your AC system, you’ll be able to rely on cooling your home as effectively as you should be able to this season. Keep reading to learn more about how regular maintenance appointments affect the performance of your air conditioning system.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance Tasks You Can Do On Your Own

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Air conditioning maintenance as a whole is something that should be left to the professionals. Only a licensed and trained HVAC technician can accurately inspect, clean, and service an air conditioner in such a way that will leave it functioning well for the years to come.

Maintenance will help your system maintain its efficiency, and cause it to be less likely to suffer from a premature breakdown. Even though you can’t do a complete maintenance job on your own unit, there are a few tasks that you can do on your own, which we’ve highlighted below.

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Now Is a Great Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

We’re still not out of February just yet, and the temperatures around here have been fairly mild during the days, and pretty chilly at night. All of that is going to change pretty soon though, as the impending summer season draws closer and closer. It behooves you to start planning for that inevitability, and part of planning for summer is preparing your air conditioning system for the challenges that lie ahead. That is why you are wise to consider your air conditioning system’s maintenance needs now, before the heat of the summer season draws any closer. It’s only going to get hotter and hotter as it does, and you want your system in prime working condition before it is in use round the clock.

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Top 3 Reasons to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, April 13th, 2015

To say that the cooling season in Florida is long or very hot is a bit redundant; this is the type of weather that we are known for, and it is precisely why visitors flock here throughout the year. However, those of us who live here year round, much as we may love the hot and sunny days, need a reliable respite from the heat. Investing in a great air conditioning system is must in Land O’ Lakes, FL. However, even the best air conditioning systems manufactured by the best names in the business will fail to live up to your expectations if they are not expertly maintained. Routine air conditioning maintenance has many great benefits to offer, 3 of which we will detail below. If you want to get the best performance that your air conditioning system has to offer, contact Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today to schedule professional AC maintenance.

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Do I Need Air Conditioning Maintenance or Repairs?

Monday, August 11th, 2014

An air conditioning system can last for many years, but in order for it have the longest lifespan possible, it requires two things:

  1. Regular preventive maintenance done annually
  2. Prompt repairs whenever necessary

If an air conditioner’s repair needs are neglected and it is left without routine maintenance visits, it will not last long. Air conditioners that never receive inspections or required repairs will rarely work for more than a couple of years before breaking down and needing a replacement—and they will start to perform inefficiently and waste energy long before that.

To keep up with regular maintenance and repairs, rely on a professional company like Ierna’s Heating & Cooling.

We offer emergency repairs and a plan for regular air conditioning maintenance in Wesley Chapel, FL. Contact us today to set up an appointment for a maintenance visit to get you started.

When you need repairs and when you need maintenance

If your air conditioner is showing any of the following signs, you need to call for repairs right away:

  • An abrupt drop in cooling power
  • Strange noises from the cabinet
  • Ice appearing anywhere on the system
  • “Hard starting” whenever the compressor tries to come on (i.e. stuttering and suddenly shutting down)
  • Acrid smells from the vents
  • A reduction of airflow
  • Uneven heating through the house
  • The system refusing to turn on/refusing to turn off
  • A sudden spike in your utility bills

All of these indicate a serious problem within the AC that will need a repair professional to address. When anything seems seriously wrong with the air conditioner, bring in repair experts.

Maintenance is something you should arrange to have done the same time each year, regardless of the condition of the system. The best time for maintenance is during the spring so you can prepare the AC for the stresses of summer. However, there is never a bad time for maintenance if the system is overdue, especially in Florida where the weather remains hot for much of the year.

You shouldn’t arrange maintenance if something seems actively wrong with an air conditioner; this is the time for a repair call. However, during maintenance, a technician will be able to tell you if there are repairs you should schedule soon.

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If too long has passed since you had a maintenance session from a professional—or if you have never had maintenance at all—then you should call an HVAC company with a maintenance program as soon as possible. It’s never too late to get started, and it will help avoid numerous repair calls in the future.

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling has a program for air conditioning maintenance in Wesley Chapel, FL that will help you get a long service life from your AC. Call us for more details. You can always reach us for emergency same-day service when it’s time for repairs.

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Does Dirt and Debris Impact My Air Conditioning in Land O’ Lakes?

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Land O’ Lakes, FL has to deal with high summer temperatures and humidity, just like the rest of the Tampa Bay area. A good air conditioning makes it possible for your house to stay comfortable even when the mercury creeps up. Like everything else, however, wear and tear can impact the effectiveness of your air conditioning system, and dirt and debris can lower its efficiency, necessitating serious repairs somewhere along the line.

Dirt and debris have the most prominent impact when they  cover the evaporator and condenser coils. The coils play an important role in cooling air. When the coils get too dirty, they are unable to transfer heat, which makes it harder to cool air the air in your household. The condenser coils need to transfer heat from the refrigerant to the outside air, and the evaporator coils need to absorb the heat from the air in your home.

Dirt and debris can also enter the duct system or other key parts of you air conditioning system.  That decreases the air quality in your home, increasing the risk of allergens or irritants. In addition, the air filters designed to prevent dirt and debris from getting into your system may become clogged: reducing air flow and creating more strain on the system.

You can avoid these problems fairly easily first by replacing the air filter on a regular basis, and then by scheduling a annual maintenance service from a trained professional. An expert can not only spot potential problems before they get out of hand, but clean the dirt off of key components to keep them running. A separate duct-cleaning appointment will clear the dust and dirt out of your ducts, while sealing any leaks that might have caused the dust to seep in in the first place. The trained professionals at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling can perform air conditioning maintenance services throughout the Land O’ Lakes area. Call us today to set up an appointment.

 

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