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4 Common Midsummer AC Repair Needs

Monday, July 31st, 2017

outdoor-ac-unitAir conditioning repair needs seem to crop up at the most unexpected times for homeowners—particularly if you skip out on your routine maintenance appointment. Maintenance is the number one way to ensure that your cooling system runs as effectively and efficiently as it should for as long as it should. Otherwise, you could find yourself on one of the hottest days in midsummer with a malfunctioning system.

Of course, even if you do invest in maintenance as often as you should (once a year, or twice a year if you have a heat pump), there is still a chance that you will need air conditioning repairs in Carrollwood, FL. Fortunately, the majority of these are minor, so long as they are taken care of right away! Delaying air conditioner repairs can cause them to turn into emergencies, and potentially even a full system breakdown. So what are 4 common midsummer AC repair needs you may run into?

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6 Ways One Water Treatment Product Can Help Your Home

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

water-treatment-helps-homeThrough your municipal water company, your water supply goes through a high level of filtration and conditioning before it reaches your faucets and appliances. Even if you utilize well water from a natural source, it’s likely that you have your own water treatment system installed. But whatever source you get your water from, there is still one threat to the quality of your water—hard water.

This is the name for water that has a high concentration of minerals in it—namely, calcium and magnesium. These aren’t inherently harmful to the human body, but they certainly can and do impact quality of life. Additionally, they cause damage to your plumbing system. What you need to help your home is professional Carrollwood, FL water softener services. But how exactly does a water softener help your home?

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Stop Bathroom Plumbing Troubles before They Start

Monday, March 13th, 2017

bathroom-plumbing-issues-stopThis may be an obvious statement, but the best way to solve common bathroom plumbing issues is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Of course, some plumbing problems are unavoidable—such as if you weren’t aware you had older, corroded piping and it springs a leak.

However, there are a number of steps you can take to protect your Carrollwood, FL bathroom plumbing, some of which we’ve outlined below. And when you do have a plumbing issue that you can’t resolve on your own—most of the time you shouldn’t try—you have our team on your side!

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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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Why Does Water Still Come from My Bathtub Faucet When the Shower is On?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Is your diverter valve working? Do you know what a diverter valve is? Chances are that you do not, and you aren’t alone. The average homeowner doesn’t understand why their bathtub faucet still leaks water while their shower is running. They may not even see the problem with it. The diverter valve, however, is the answer to this.

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What Sort of Problems Does Hard Water Create?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Hard water is an ongoing problem in our area, though it’s not an entirely unhealthy one. Hard water is that which contains an excessive amount of mineral content—calcium and magnesium to be exact. Our bodies can absorb these minerals without dire consequences, but that doesn’t mean that hard water doesn’t have an impact on your quality of life. In fact, hard water can create a few different problems if it’s not treated. Keep reading to learn more about the problems it creates.

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Just How Important Is Your Thermostat?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

No matter how many times a day you walk past the thermostat in your home, you probably don’t think about it very much. However, your thermostat is one of the most important components of your HVAC system, serving as the “brain” of your air conditioner. It controls when the AC turns on, how long it runs, and how cool it makes your home. Without this integral component, your air conditioner would simply be useless. Keep reading to learn more about what makes a thermostat so important.

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Avoid These Detrimental Water Heater Problems

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Having running hot water in your home is something that many people take for granted, even though they rely on this every day. Modern plumbing has brought many conveniences to our lives, with ease, and as a result most homeowners don’t think much about their water heaters—until something goes wrong.

Let’s say that one morning you turn on your shower to find that no matter how long you wait, the water never warms up. This is a clear sign that something is wrong with your water heater, but what is it? Keep reading to learn more about some of the most common reasons for the absence of hot water in your home.

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Should You Invest in a Bryant Housewise™ Thermostat?

Monday, April 18th, 2016

If your air conditioner’s compressor is the heart of your system, then the thermostat is its brain. The thermostat communicates with your air conditioner to ensure that your system is keeping your living space comfortable. We want you to be able to get the most out of your thermostat and ensure that your entire HVAC system is working efficiently. That’s why we highly recommend investing in a Bryant Housewise™ WiFi® Thermostat.

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Air Conditioning Tip: When to Change Your Air Filter

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Every air conditioning unit contains an air filter that is designed to keep dust and other particles from blowing through your system. When an air filter gets too dirty, it needs to be replaced, a simple operation which usually only takes a few minutes.  In Land O’ Lakes, FL, air conditioning systems need to be kept in peak condition to keep the heat and the humidity at bay. Changing your air filters regularly can maintain that efficiency, saving you money on your electrical bills and extending the life of your air conditioner.

The exact time to change your air filter depends on your living conditions and habits. In cases where you or someone in your family suffers from allergies, you should probably change your air filters every month. A clean filter will keep allergens out of your home and help prevent an allergy attack; the longer you put off changing it, the more likely that allergen levels will increase.

Similarly, if you have pets, then the air filters are bound to pick up a lot of dander, which necessitates a change very month or two. Pets also tend to track a lot of dust and dirt in from outside, as do children and even adults who spend a lot of time outdoors. If your family is going in and out a lot, or bringing some of the outdoors in with them, then changing your air filters every 30 to 60 days is recommended.

On the other hand, if you don’t spend an excessive amount of time at home – because you work, because you’re out a lot, or because you use it as a vacation home – then you may not need to swap out your air filters quite as often: maybe only two or three times a year in some cases. Check the filters regularly to see if the dust is building up, and adjust your schedule accordingly.

The skilled technicians at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling specialize in air conditioning services in Land O’ Lakes and throughout the Tampa Bay area. Contact us with any servicing or installation needs you may have; we’ll send our experts out and take care of the problem to your satisfaction the first time, every time.

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