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In the Press: Ierna’s Heating and Cooling in Gaceta Latina News

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Air of confidence that is returned to the community

Gaceta Latina | Lutz | Ierna's Heating and Cooling


By Maria D. Barros

Lutz, FL.- It’s true that there are several home appliances which we can do without, but in the sunshine state when it comes to well-being, air conditioning is a priority due to the high temperatures and relative humidity in the summer months.  Homes and buildings are designed based on the continuous operation of the equipment thus working at full capacity 365 days a year.

According to Charlene Ierna, Vice President of Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, a leader in repairs and sales of air conditioning systems in Tampa Bay, the average life span of an air conditioning unit varies between 5 and 7 years according to the care received, taking into account that the minimum routine maintenance should be carried out twice a year, while the filters should be changed at least once a month, without forgetting that the malfunction of the unit makes your electric bill increase.

In other words, the maintenance of your air conditioning will avoid the discomfort caused by the heat, humidity, and the pesky mosquitoes that are in the home or workplace, saving around 3-4 thousand dollars in the long term.

Definitely, one has to hire service that is guaranteed and this precisely is the work of Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, who has been on the market providing weatherization services for homes, manufactured homes, light commercial and new construction in the Tampa Bay area since 2003 when spouses Ron and Charlene started the business from a room of their home in Lutz. Year after year their business grows, thanks to the excellent professional service based on educating the customer by giving an honest diagnosis and their philosophy of building their business by creating long term lasting relationships with their customers and the community.  These nine years with 26,000 satisfied customers, Ierna’s Heating & Cooling has acquired four companies of HVAC, including the most recent acquisition of Armor Air Heating & Cooling of Trinity.  Adding about 6000 customers, has increased its workforce to 44 employees, with a fleet of 21 trucks on the road every day, and the recent acquisition of a remodeled and modern site (old Lutz Bank) located just a block away from its current location in Lutz planned to open on January 1,  2013.  All these facts make Ierna’s Heating &Cooling the largest contractor throughout the Tampa Bay area, serving the counties of Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk.

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling offers repair service, installation and preventative maintenance for heating and cooling for all makes and models, at $29.95 (about $ 50 in savings).  It is considered the most economical in the market because it includes complete checkup and cleaning of 21 points with the visit of the technician the same day and 24 hour service for emergencies with your HVAC system at any time of day.

Besides selling brand new Bryant systems, they also offer financing plans and maintenance and spare parts sales, ducts cleaning, air purification systems and electric generators.

“We guarantee the service the same day, and the next day if we do not have the part” Charlene said.

Estimates and second opinion on replacement systems are always free, with the faithful promise not to pressure the customer in making decisions.

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling is the largest Authorized Distributor of Bryant air conditioning systems in Florida and the third in the United States.

As for the technical service staff, they are certified by the most prestigious institutions demanding quality control and technical excellence, as NATE, EPA, FREON, and PURON for environmental conservation.

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling is a BBB accredited company and ACCA. Awarded the prestigious medal for excellence in the industry given by Bryant Heating & Cooling System for three consecutive years 2009-2010-2011 and recognized as Business of the Year in the category of cooling by the U.S. Local Business Association.

Its involvement with the community has earned significant recognition by nonprofit organizations in the Tampa Bay area, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Florida Aquarium, among others. Appointed as Business of the Year for Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce, Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce and a countless number of awards and acknowledgments for their philanthropic partnership to benefit our community with clubs, sports leagues, schools, charities in the area, and others.

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling great success started with a vision by spouses Ron and Charlene.  Their philosophy of giving back to the community has paid off keeping customers, employees, and the community satisfied.

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling has a bilingual staff, consisting of four technicians and a customer service representative to help the Latino community in their language. For your next air conditioning check up, allow yourself the opportunity to experience the fastest, professional, affordable, and guaranteed service. To speak with a Spanish Representative please ask to speak with Rosie asked in Spanish, by calling tel. (813) 262-9000.

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Metropolitan Ministries Jacket Drive

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Metropolitan Ministries Jacket Drive | Lutz | Ierna's Heating and Cooling

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling of Lutz, FL will be partnering with Metropolitan Ministries to collect jacket, coats and blankets for the local homeless.

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Pumpkin Carving Contest | Tampa | Ierna's Heating and Cooling

OVERVIEW:  Fans can submit photos of their Ierna’s-inspired pumpkin carvings on Facebook or Twitter between Wednesday, October 24th at 8am ET, and Tuesday, October 30th at 5pm ET. Two winners will be selected based on creativity, originality and connection to Ierna’s Heating & Cooling. Each winner will win a family four-pack to Lowry Park Zoo’s Wild Wonderland.  Photos of their pumpkins will be featured on Facebook, Twitter and

ELIGIBILITY: Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child and sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of Ierna’s Heating and Cooling are not eligible to participate or win a prize.

HOW TO ENTER: A computer, or mobile device with Internet access, is required to participate in this Contest. Registration to become a member of either Facebook or Twitter is required, but registration is free.

A complete Facebook entry includes:

1. An original photo of your carved pumpkin

2. A brief description of the carved pumpkin and how it’s connected to Ierna’s Heating & Cooling

3. A valid email address

Visit –!/iernaair

A complete Twitter entry includes:

1. The link to an original photo of your carved pumpkin, available on public domain (ex. Twitpic, Lockerz, Yfrog, Photobucket, Flickr, etc.)

2. A brief description of the carved pumpkin and how it’s connected to Ierna’s Heating & Cooling

3. The @Ierna’s handle and #Halloween hashtag.

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Two photos will be selected as winners. The fans who submitted them will be notified by email (Facebook submissions) or direct message (Twitter submissions) and will be required to respond via a valid email address to confirm their eligibility.

No additional methods of entry will be accepted. There is no limit to the amount of submissions any person may submit.

No mechanically reproduced, illegible, forged, software generated, other automated or incomplete entries will be accepted. Contest entries will be deemed null and void and will be rejected if not submitted through authorized, legitimate channels. If a dispute as to the identity of any entrant cannot be resolved to Ierna’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible. Entry must be made by the entrant, only in the manner as set forth herein. All other methods of entry are considered void.

All entries become the exclusive property of Ierna’s.  As permitted by law, each entrant agrees that personal information collected in connection with the Contest may be shared with Ierna’s to contact you regarding contest update; information; messages; and for other reasons via electronic and/or ordinary mail.


SELECTION: The winner(s) of the Contest will be selected by an Ierna representative(s). Selection will be based evenly on the following criteria:

1. Creativity of the pumpkin carving

2. Originality of the pumpkin carving

3. Connection of the pumpkin carving to Ierna’s Heating & Cooling

Each winner will win a family four-pack to Lowry Park Zoo’s Wild Wonderland, and the photos of their pumpkins will be featured on Facebook, Twitter and The decisions of Ierna’s are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

The Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions or substitutions except at Ierna’s sole and absolute discretion. Ierna’s reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole and absolute discretion.

Ierna’s reserve the right to remove or deny entry to winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

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Ierna’s Heating and Cooling Nominated for AFP’s National Philanthropy-Small Business of the Year!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

October 2nd 2012

For Immediate Release:

Ierna’s Heating and Cooling has been nominated for AFP’s National Philanthropy-Small Business of the Year

Ierna’s Heating and Cooling is excited and honored to announce they have been nominated for the National Philanthropy- Small Business of the Year recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. According to AFP’s website “The Suncoast chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals sponsors an annual National Philanthropy Day awards program to recognize the outstanding achievements of Tampa Bay’s individual, foundation and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers and professional fundraising executives.” This is an honor for Ierna’s as it took someone to nominate us personally for this incredible award. We believe being involved and giving back to our community is of huge importance and we are so proud for it to have been recognized in this way. The 2012 celebration will take place on November 14 at a luncheon at the A La Carte Pavilion. We look forward in taking part in this and wish all of the nominees’ good luck! Other awards given this day include; Philanthropist of the Year, Philanthropic Corporation of the Year, Spirit of Philanthropy, Gayle Sierens Volunteer of the Year in Philanthropy, Philanthropic Service Organization of the Year, and Youth in Philanthropy. You can find more on this at

About Ierna’s Heating & Cooling

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling is a family owned and operated company located in Lutz, FL and services the Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas & Polk counties. Ron and Charlene Ierna have built a successful HVAC business by focusing on long term trusting relationships with their customers. Their motto, says it all, “IERNA Your Trust, IERNA Your Business”.

We also put a great emphasis on giving back to our local community! Ierna’s Heating & Cooling has built our business by creating long–term, lasting relationships with our customers as well as with our community. We are involved in the Central Pasco Chamber, the West Pasco Chamber, Dade City Chamber, Pasco-Hernando Hispanic Chamber as well as the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce.

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling is an extremely proud sponsor of local area charitable organizations such as, American Cancer Society, Big Brother’s Big Sisters, Meals on Wheels, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, The Florida Aquarium, The Spring and many more.

We hope you give us an opportunity to Ierna you Trust – Ierna your Business. Please contact us with any questions you may have. For any and all of your indoor air comfort and air quality needs, call the Tampa Bay area’s premier A/C contractor, Ierna’s Heating & Cooling. Stay connected with Ierna’s Heating & Cooling on Facebook at or follow us on twitter at

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Top Installation Technicians Needed

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

HVAC Jobs | Lutz | Ierna's Heating & CoolingIerna’s Heating & Cooling, the largest Bryant dealer in the state has immediate openings for highly skilled installation technicians. We offer a premium pay rate, vacation, health/dental benefits, AFLAC, Life Insurance, annual Lowry Park Zoo passes, entry into the Florida Aquarium, company vehicle and a company phone.  Candidate MUST be EPA certified, NATE certified is preferred but not required, must have at least 2 years of experience, a valid driver’s license, a clean criminal background and tools of the trade. We are an equal opportunity employer and support a drug free work place. Please submit all resumes to or feel free to complete an application at 19121 US Highway 41 N., Lutz, FL 33549.

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What’s Going On With R-22?

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

R-22 Phaseout | Tampa | Ierna's Heating and CoolingRecent actions by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding HCFCs have led to uncertainty about the availability of R-22 in the coming months and years. In response, contractors have noticed a ramp-up in the chatter about R-22 and price changes as some manufacturers and importers have amended their sales policies.

This situation is the culmination of several factors, including the continued implementation of the federal government’s policies regarding HCFCs, current market conditions, and delays in the regulatory process.

As most contractors know, the EPA controls the production of HCFCs, including the refrigerant known as R-22, through allowances that limit how much each gas manufacturer and importer can produce or import in a given year. Under the implementation of the Montreal Protocol, the production and use of R-22 is slowly being phased out.

In August 2011, the EPA proposed to adjust the allocations in place for the years 2012-2014. This adjustment was necessary because of a lawsuit filed by two HCFC producers who had completed a legal trade of allocations that EPA had failed to recognize in its allocations released in 2009.

EPA consulted with industry stakeholders before proposing to reduce the annual allocations. In gathering information used to develop the August 2011 allocation adjustment, EPA found that there was an oversupply of R-22 in the marketplace, partly evident by a lack of demand, increased reuse of R-22, and low wholesale prices. In fact, in 2010, producers of R-22 only utilized 86% of their allocations. A trade organization representing the manufacturers and importers of R-22 supported these claims, and advocated for a 20% reduction in allocations for 2012-2014.

By the end of 2011, EPA had yet to finalize its adjustment proposal for the 2012-2014 allocations. But EPA did release a subsequent version of the August 2011 adjustment proposal on December 30, 2011, one that proposed to reduce the allocations for 2012-2014 between 11-47%.

Without a finalized adjustment rule, the producers and importers of R-22 were stuck in a legal limbo – on January 1, 2012, they did not have the authority to manufacture or import R-22.

Recognizing this problem, on January 20, 2012, EPA sent “non-enforcement” letters to the producers and importers of R-22, alerting them that they could resume the manufacture and import of R-22 in the interim even though EPA had yet to set the new allocation amounts. The non-enforcement letter advised that production would be curtailed by 45% of their last allocation amount, the high end of the allocation adjustment proposal.

It is expected that the EPA adjustment proposal will take at least until the summer of 2012 to be completed. The end result could be a reduction in R-22 allocations somewhere between 11-47%, meaning it is likely the final adjustment proposal will be less than the interim 45% reduction and that more R-22 may be produced or imported.

ACCA has been following this issue to provide contractors with the most up-to-date and precise information available. We will continue to monitor the allocation adjustment rulemaking process and alert members of any progress or actions taken by EPA.

The EPA has the following advice for homeowners and customers:

Alternatives to R-22 in Residential Air Conditioning

As R-22 is gradually phased out, non-ozone-depleting alternative refrigerants are being introduced. Under the Clean Air Act, EPA reviews alternatives to ozone-depleting substances to evaluate their effects on human health and the environment. EPA has reviewed several alternatives to R-22 for household and light commercial air conditioning and has compiled a list of substitutes that EPA has determined are acceptable. One of these substitutes is R-410A, a blend of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that does not contribute to depletion of the ozone layer, but, like R-22, contributes to global warming. R-410A is manufactured and sold under various trade names, including GENETRON AZ-20®, SUVA 410A®, Forane® 410A, and Puron®. An additional refrigerant on the list of acceptable substitutes for R-22 in residential air conditioners and other products is R-407C. Residential air conditioners and heat pumps using R-407C are not available in the U.S., but are commonly found in Europe. EPA will continue to review new non-ozone-depleting refrigerants as they are developed.

Servicing existing units

Existing units using R-22 can continue to be serviced with R-22. There is no EPA requirement to change or convert R-22 units for use with a non-ozone-depleting substitute refrigerant. Such changes, called “retrofits,” are allowed if the alternative has been found acceptable for that type of use. R-407C is allowed for retrofits but R-410A is not allowed in retrofits due to its higher working pressures. In addition, the new substitute refrigerants would not work well without making some changes to system components. As a result, service technicians who repair leaks to the system will most often continue to charge R-22 into the system as part of that repair.

Installing new units

The transition away from ozone-depleting R-22 to systems that rely on replacement refrigerants like R-410A has required redesign of heat pump and air conditioning systems. New systems incorporate compressors and other components specifically designed for use with specific replacement refrigerants. For instance, if a new outdoor unit (typically called a “condensing unit,” containing the condenser and compressor) is installed, it is likely that a new indoor unit (typically called an “evaporator”) will also be required. With these significant product and production process changes, testing and training must also change. Consumers should be aware that dealers of systems that use substitute refrigerants should be schooled in installation and service techniques required for use of that substitute refrigerant.”

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Ierna’s Heating & Cooling: Central Pasco Business of The Year!

Friday, July 13th, 2012

The Central Pasco Business of The Year was awarded to Ierna’s Heating & Cooling!

Business of the Year | Pasco County | Ierna's Heating and Cooling

Business of the Year | Pasco County | Ierna's Heating and Cooling

Business of the Year | Pasco County | Ierna's Heating and Cooling

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Good Luck Ethan at the 2012 World Martial Arts Games!

Friday, July 6th, 2012

We were a Silver Sponsor ($550.00) to help 12 year old, Ethan Dillon join the US Martial Arts Team and travel to Geneva, Switzerland in August to represent the United States in competition at the 2012 World Martial Arts Games.

Charity | Tampa | Ierna's Heating & Cooling

Charity | Tampa | Ierna's Heating & Cooling

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“Your Installers Were Great!”

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

At Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, we love hearing from customers, especially when they have such wonderful things to say!

Customer Service | Tampa | Ierna's Heating and Cooling

I have managed home installations (flooring and cabinets etc.) for over 15 years.  I would kill to have technicians and sales people as great as yours.

Tod in sales is outstanding. He kept his cool professionalism throughout the beating I attempted to give him over price. Even though you were not the lowest quote, Tod created added value by explaining the quality of work that you do as well as the professionalism he demonstrated.

 Your installers were great. Forgive me I don’t remember all of their names. Each one of them was polite, professional, and obviously very competent.

 Ron, you and your wife should be proud of the very solid business that you have built.  I wish you great success and will enthusiastically recommend you to others.

Thank you,

Jim and Maribeth S.

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling offers air conditioning, heating, duct cleaning, and indoor air quality services in Tampa, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk and Northern Pinellas Counties. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and our team of expert technicians.

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Ierna’s Heating and Cooling- Change This Word Event Huge Success!

Friday, June 15th, 2012

The Change This World Event held, Sunday June 10th at Wesley Chapel Toyota, was a huge success. Ierna’s is proud to have been part of this event!

The initial goal was to pack 40,000 packages of food, however, we far surpassed this goal and hit 50,000 packages! The packages of food will be shipped to Honduras. Each packet feeds a family of 6! This was a great event and there were tons of participants!

Change This World | Wesley Chapel | Ierna's Heating and Cooling

Change This World | Wesley Chapel | Ierna's Heating and Cooling

Ierna’s Heating and Cooling provides air conditioning, heating, duct cleaning, and indoor air quality services to Wesley Chapel, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, and Northern Pinellas Counties. For reliable, quality service call us for all of your HVAC needs.

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