IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘air conditioning repairs’

Never Ignore the Need for Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, August 14th, 2017

two hvac professionals inspecting the outside unit of an air conditionerWhichever type of air conditioning system you use to achieve home comfort—central air conditioner, ductless system, heat pump—you’ll want to make sure that it’s really able to combat the longstanding heat that we are all very well acquainted with.

With temperatures consistently high, and humidity making it worse, your air conditioner will need all the help you can give it. So if you haven’t yet scheduled an air conditioning tune-up in Oldsmar, FL this year, then there is no time like the present to do so.

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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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AC Emergency: My System Won’t Start!

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

With temperatures still hovering in the 80’s, we don’t need to think about our heating systems quite yet, unlike other parts of the country. In fact, chances are you’re still using your AC system on a pretty regular basis. But what happens when you go to turn on your air conditioner to discover that it won’t start up? This is actually a pretty common emergency call we receive, since the unit has been working so hard all season long.

Fortunately, sometimes the problem isn’t with your system at all, but instead has a simple fix. Hopefully this is the case in your scenario. Keep reading for some tips on what you should do when you discover your air conditioning system isn’t working as it should.

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How to Check for Electrical AC Damage after a Storm

Monday, October 10th, 2016

The Florida hurricane season is still alive and well, with recent hurricanes and related tropical storms wreaking havoc on properties throughout the state. We don’t take lightly how devastating these storms can be, but if you are fortunate enough to not have your property too badly damaged, yet suffer a power outage from one, you may be concerned about the functionality of your air conditioner afterwards.

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Understanding the Role of Your Air Conditioner’s Capacitor

Monday, August 29th, 2016

When it comes to using your air conditioning system, you probably don’t think very much about how exactly it operates… until something goes wrong of course. We don’t expect you to have expert knowledge as to the mechanics involved in your AC system, that’s what we are here for! We don’t think any homeowner should be tasked with fixing an AC unit on their own.

Despite the availability of our professional services, however, it can be beneficial for you to have a basic knowledge of the important components of your home cooling system. This way if something does go wrong you can understand it better. One of these important components is your system’s capacitor.

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The Problem with a Clogged AC Condensate Drain

Monday, July 25th, 2016

When it comes to troubleshooting air conditioning problems, the most common complaints we get are about the condenser making odd noises, or the AC system not blowing out cold air due to a refrigerant leak. These are both examples of very serious AC system problems that should be repaired right way, but one should never ignore what can go wrong with their condensate drain. But first, you must understand what exactly this air conditioning component is to understand why a clogged drain can create a huge problem.

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Why Your Home Is Not Cooling Down Evenly

Monday, September 14th, 2015

When you live in as hot and humid a climate as we do, you really need to know that your air conditioner is going to be there for you when you need it most. Of course, the fact that your AC is up and running, blowing cool air, is not enough to guarantee that your system will meet your needs. Your air conditioner must not only cool your home, after all, but must also do so in an even, effective manner. If you discover that certain areas of your home are not as cool as others, with hot spots popping up throughout, then give us a call. We can handle any air conditioning repairs in Tampa, FL that your system may need. Just dial our number and IERNA’s Heating & Cooling will handle the rest.

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