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

6 Things You Can Do to Help Your AC Unit

Monday, July 12th, 2021

time-for-serviceKeeping your home cool and comfortable during a Florida summer can be a pretty tough job. There are days when it feels like the heat and humidity around here just won’t let up. This means, of course, that you will need to rely heavily on your air conditioner to stay comfortable while you are at home. This may not be possible though if you need an air conditioning repair in Carrollwood, FL.

So if you are dealing with an air conditioner that needs some help, what should you do? First things first, make sure to reach out for professional repairs ASAP. Aside from that, look at adopting some of the following tips moving forward to get more from your AC without accruing extra costs.

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What Short Cycling Is and Why It’s Bad

Monday, May 17th, 2021

You turn on your AC to cool the house down one afternoon and you notice that it shuts off somewhat sooner than usual. Then it starts back up again. And shuts off shortly after. This seems like a strange new pattern to you and you would be right in viewing it this way. What you are noticing is called short cycling.

These shortened cooling cycles aren’t normal and they most certainly aren’t a sign that your air conditioner is just “cooling things off really fast.” This is actually a sign that your system is having trouble and needs an air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL.

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Where Did Your Refrigerant Go?

Monday, August 10th, 2020

white question mark on a blue backgroundThe refrigerant that is in your air conditioner is like the lifeblood of your cooler. Without any refrigerant, your airconditioning system isn’t going to be able to do much more than blow air around the house.

Unfortunately, there is more than one person out there that has the false belief that your refrigerant gets used up as you run the system. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The only reason that your refrigerant will start to disappear from your system is if you have a leak. And when you have a refrigerant leak it means that you need to contact IERNA’s Heating & Cooling for air conditioning repair, Tampa, FL.

 

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3 Repairs Your AC Might Need

Monday, July 27th, 2020

When it comes to staying cool and comfortable during a Floria summer, your air conditioner is going to be your main line of defense. If you have kept your system well-maintained over the years, we are happy to hear it. However, this doesn’t mean that your system won’t ever need repairs.

An air conditioner that needs repair should be serviced as quickly as possible. Hopefully, you have our contact information close by so you can schedule an appointment with one of the professionals at IERNA’s Heating & Cooling to get your system fixed up.

First things first though, here are some of the potential repairs your system might need and their warning signs.

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Now is the Time For AC Maintenance

Monday, April 6th, 2020

outside-unit-of-an-air-conditionerWhen you live in a place like Tampa, FL you know how quickly the weather can go from a seemingly reasonable and comfortably warm condition to hot and muggy. You might be able to open your windows to let in the breeze in the morning and then have to run your air conditioner quite aggressively to keep things comfortable by the afternoon.

Let’s pause here for a moment while we have you thinking about your air conditioning system. If you have to kick on your system today and run it a little harder than before, would your system be up to the task? Maybe you are sure it would be able to run without a breakdown but you aren’t sure about the impact on your utility bills.

This is why now is the perfect time to schedule a maintenance appointment for your air conditioner. This service will help ensure that your system is able to efficiently and effectively cool your home throughout the year.

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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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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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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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Repairs vs. Replacement: Troubleshooting Your AC Needs

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

technician working on air conditioning systemIt goes without saying that your air conditioner gets heavy use over the course of the year. If you aren’t already doing so, soon you’ll begin keeping your AC system on consistently to keep your home comfortable this summer season. The last thing you need, then, is a sudden air conditioner breakdown or need for air conditioning repair in New Port Richey, just when summer hits its peak temperatures.

First off, this is why investing in routine maintenance is so important. But even with maintenance, other factors can play a role—such as the age of your air conditioner. The good news in all of this is that most repair needs exhibit clear signs and symptoms before they force your air conditioner to break down entirely. But how do you know the difference between an air conditioner that needs repair, and one that needs replacement?

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Ominous Cooling System Symptoms and What They Mean

Monday, May 7th, 2018

woman covering her ears on a white backgroundSpring has officially sprung, and if you aren’t already, this week is typically when most homeowners start using their air conditioners on a regular basis. Soon, you’ll be using it day and night, and as such you need it to operate under extreme pressure—given our very hot and humid climate. The last thing you need is a sudden breakdown and emergency air conditioning repair when summer is at its peak.

Fortunately, most air conditioning repair needs give out signs and symptoms long before they force your cooling system to shut down. And while we discourage you from attempting to diagnose or repair a faulty cooling system by yourself—they contain potentially dangerous components like refrigerant, which requires formal training and licensing to handle safely—you can still spot the signs that you need repairs, and call our team for expert services.

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