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

Have You Changed Your Air Filter?

Monday, May 16th, 2022

technician taking off vent to access ductWe are winding up to enjoy summer. Everyone is making plans for beach days, BBQs, and late nights spent enjoying the warm weather. With all that planning though it is important that you make sure to plan for the well-being of your AC system too. While the warm weather may be enjoyable most of the time, you’ll want to make sure that your AC is ready to perform when you need a break from the heat.

Taking care of your air conditioning in Tampa is vital to your comfort since the care this system gets can define how reliably it works for you throughout the summer. One of the easiest ways to help your AC out this summer is to keep your air filter clean and clear.

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How Leaking Refrigerant Ruins Your Comfort

Monday, January 24th, 2022

top view of an outside AC unitWhen we think about a leak, we usually think about our plumbing pipes. This isn’t the only place that a leak can occur though. You can also encounter leaks in your air conditioner too. But the concern here isn’t about when your AC is leaking water (although that isn’t good either). We are talking about when your AC develops a refrigerant leak.

Refrigerant is the thing that makes your air conditioner what it is. Without this fluid, your system would essentially just serve as a whole-house fan. And while those fans can come in handy, if you have an air conditioner you deserve a system that works how it is meant to–by creating cold air.

So, is your system leaking refrigerant? Let’s look at how to tell, why it is such a problem, and how to fix it.

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Which AC System Matches Your Needs?

Monday, December 27th, 2021

smart-thermostat-app-tabletThis is that fun time of year when we aren’t going to need our air conditioners… as much. Let’s be honest since this is Florida and you never know when a heatwave will hit. With this said, those days or weeks that are a bit more tepid are the best times to ask the harder questions like, “Is my air conditioning in Land O’ Lakes, FL going to make it another year?”

If you spent the last several months battling to keep cool, then it is likely time to get a new AC unit. We advise doing this now since you won’t have to sacrifice your comfort to get the job done. But first, let’s look at how to determine if it is time for a new AC and, if so, how to select your next system.

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Is a Heat Pump A Match For Your Home?

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Living in Florida means that you are going to have one big challenge throughout the year: keeping your home cool! We see warm weather and humidity more often than we do cold temperatures so your air conditioner is going to have a big job on its hands. That means it pays to have a highly efficient system in your home.

If you are looking to get a great system for air conditioning in Tampa, FL why not consider a heat pump mini split? These are both powerful and more space-savvy systems that can work in just about any home. If you aren’t sure whether a heat pump is right for you, let us give you some extra information so you can see if this system is a good match.

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Is the Thermostat Causing Your Cooling Trouble?

Monday, July 26th, 2021

adjusting-thermostatData shows that more than 75 million households across the U.S. have central air conditioning systems. Given the hot summers that we get in the south, having a reliable system for air conditioning in Wesley Chapel, FL is a must.

The thermostat is one of the most important components in any AC system. Even minor problems in the thermostat can resemble more serious issues with your HVAC unit. Thermostat problems can directly impact the performance of your cooling system and lead to bigger issues down the line.

Here are some of the common problems with the thermostat that can impact your air conditioner.

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What You Should Know About AC Unit Energy Ratings

Monday, June 28th, 2021

outside-unit-of-an-air-conditionerYou want to get the best comfort from your air conditioning in Carrollwood, FL without having to spend an excessive amount of money. This is one of the reasons why you want to have a system with great efficiency. However, this doesn’t mean that the absolute highest efficiency rating is the best.

Selecting an AC unit for your home is no small task. One of the things you need to consider when choosing your new system is the level of efficiency it provides. We are going to give you some “need to know” information on selecting an AC with the best efficiency rating for your home.

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Have You Checked Your AC Air Filter Yet?

Monday, May 18th, 2020

dirty-air-filterYour air filter is an important part of your air conditioner but it might not be for the reasons you think. Contrary to popular belief, the filter that is built into your HVAC system is there for your unit’s protection, rather than for helping to reduce the duct in your house (though it doesn’t hurt that effort either). While it may not seem to be an important part of your system, the condition your filter is in will make a big difference in how well your air conditioner works.

If you aren’t sure what the purpose of your air filter really is, or if you need to change it out, we can offer a little clarification. We have listed some of the most frequently asked questions about air filters for your air conditioner in New Port Richey for your reference to give you a better idea of what this part of your system does.

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Check Your IAQ to Help Your AC System

Monday, April 20th, 2020

white question mark on a blue backgroundThere are a lot of different factors that can impact the operation of your air conditioning system. From loose parts to low refrigerant levels, one problem going undetected for too long can have a pretty negative effect on your system’s ability to do its job.

One factor that many people forget to consider is their indoor air quality or IAQ. The reason many people don’t think about how their IAQ affects their AC system is that they don’t realize just how big of an impact it has. We want to give you some extra information so you can better understand just how important your IAQ is to your cooling comfort.

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Are You Using Your AC Efficiently?

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

floor-ac-ventHave you found yourself facing astronomical cooling costs over the past summer? What if we told you that you didn’t have to? No, we’re not going to tell you to stop using your air conditioner—that would be unbearable and pretty much impossible around our parts. But boosting your air conditioner’s efficiency so that you pay less on your monthly bills is possible, and it’s not very hard.

Keep reading as we share some of the best cost-effective tips and tricks we have to give your air conditioner a boost and stop paying an arm and a leg just to keep comfortable in your home. It may officially be fall—but we still have plenty of hot weather to contend with!

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Remodeling a Home? Consider Ductless AC

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.Chances are you’ve heard of ductless mini splits at some time or another. Ductless cooling (and heating) is very popular in Europe and Japan, where central cooling is less common and is now increasing in popularity here in the U.S. If you are considering adding a new air conditioner to your home, whether due to new construction or to replace your existing, aging, air conditioner, then we highly recommend considering a ductless unit.

But is this the right choice for your home and your specific needs? Only a professional can really determine that, so be sure to give us a call if you’re taking this into consideration. In the meantime, we’ve provided some guidelines below on when ductless air conditioning in Tampa may be a great idea!

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