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

Tips for Avoiding Plumbing Blockages

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.Perhaps the most common call that any Lutz, FL plumber gets is in regards to plumbing clogs. The homeowner might have tried to relieve the issue with chemical drain cleaners, only to discover that the issue came back full force, or was never resolved in the first place.

The first thing you should know about treating plumbing blockages is that using store-bought drain cleaner can actually do more harm than good to your plumbing system. This is because the chemicals in these cleaners are corrosive and eat away at your pipes. It’s important to rely on professional plumbers when it comes to any service on your plumbing system.

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How to Find the Best Plumber

Monday, December 4th, 2017

service professional at door about to shake homeowner's handA competent professional plumber is as important to the functionality of your home as a mechanic is to the functionality of your vehicle, or a dentist is to your teeth. When issues come up with your plumbing, you need to make sure that the Lutz, FL plumber you call can get the job done the right way and prevent further problems from occurring.

You may have a number of professional plumbers you’re looking at to service your plumbing, but do you know what qualities are most important to look for before hiring yours? We’ve provided a few guidelines below to help you choose the right professional plumbers for your home.

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Why Does My AC Cost So Much to Run?

Monday, July 17th, 2017

ac-cost-so-much-to-run-whySummer is here! Alright, so we probably didn’t need to tell you that. But this is the time of year for fun, for sun, and for—oh yeah, bills. It’s estimated that your HVAC systems account for about half of all your energy use, which means they contribute pretty heavily to your utility costs. And air conditioners, which we use the majority of the year here in Florida, are complex machines with a lot of moving components—components which, if working ineffectively, can increase your utility bills even more.

If you’ve discovered that your cooling costs are higher than last year’s, or if they are higher than your neighbor’s cooling bills despite comparable use, then the best thing to do is call in our professionals to assess the situation and determine the air conditioning services in Lutz, FL that would be best for you. If you haven’t had your air conditioner tune-up in the last year (or last 6 months, if you’re utilizing a heat pump) then the first step we’re going to recommend is scheduling professional AC maintenance. In the meantime, we’re happy to share with you some reasons that your cooling system may be costing you too much to run this year:

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Why Can’t I Stop My Under-Sink Plumbing Leak?

Monday, May 8th, 2017

under-sink-plumbing-leakPlumbing leaks are easily one of the most frustrating and annoying home comfort problems to deal with, particularly when it seems like something that should be an easy fix that you can handle on your own. Leaks waste water and create messes, and they can happen for a multitude of different reasons.

With the right Lutz, FL professional plumbing services, you’ll have a team who is not only able to discover the exact location of the leak, but determine the cause and reduce the chance of it happening again.

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The Best Way to Get Your AC Ready for Spring and Summer

Monday, February 27th, 2017

ac-ready-spring-summerIt’s that time of year again. While the Midwest and upper East Coast still deal with freezing temperatures, down here in Florida we’re beginning to think about our air conditioning systems. It won’t be long now before we start using them on a regular basis, if you haven’t already been. That being said, there’s no better time than now to schedule your Lutz, FL air conditioning maintenance appointment.

Scheduling this service on a yearly basis (or biannually if you have a heat pump) is the best way to get your air conditioner ready for its heaviest period of use. Maintenance allows our professionals to fully inspect and clean your AC unit, while making appropriate adjustments and checking for any potential repair needs. Addressing repairs early on reduces the chance that you’ll run into a much larger AC emergency later on, when you need your system the most.

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The Benefits of UV Lights

Monday, December 26th, 2016

When it comes to improving the indoor air quality of your home, you probably think first of your home’s temperature. It’s true—having a home in the Tampa area means that you want to do anything you can to keep cool! However, temperature is not the only factor you should keep in mind. Is the quality of your air healthy?

One way to ensure this is the case is by having UV lights installed. Also referred to as a UV air purifier or germicidal lights, UV lights eliminate harmful particles such as mold, mildew, and other microorganisms that could make you and your family ill from your HVAC system.

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Air Quality FAQ from the Professionals

Monday, November 21st, 2016

There are a number of different indoor air quality systems on the market, and finding the one that’s the right fit for your home can be hard to do without professional assistance. A big part of this decision is determining what types of indoor air contaminants even pose a threat in your home.

Another factor that plays a major role in deciding which indoor air quality product is best for you is the dimensions and layout of your home, plus the type of home heating and cooling system you have in place. We don’t expect you to sort through all this information on your own. Keep reading to learn about two of the most commonly asked indoor air quality questions, and our responses.

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Is Your Water Heater in Need of Repair?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The convenience that a water heater offers is something that many homeowners take for granted—without it many of the tasks you perform on a daily basis would be a lot harder, if not impossible. This includes cleaning dishes, washing clothes, and even taking a shower. Fortunately for you, a professionally installed and serviced water heater has the potential to last many years.

However, just like any other appliance, water heaters are not indestructible. No matter how durable it is or how much maintenance it receives, chances are that you will need repairs on this system at one time or another. When this does happen, be sure to give our team a call. In the meantime, keep reading to learn about some of the warning signs that your water heater is in need of repair.

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Do You Have an Air Conditioning Emergency?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Given the recent storm damage suffered by residents of Hillsborough County, it comes as no surprise that many people may have air conditioning systems that were negatively impacted. Living in Florida, you are well aware that when your AC system stops running, it’s a big deal. But what if it’s just showing a few odd symptoms? Should you be worried?

The short answer is, yes, particularly after a severe weather event such as the one we recently experienced. If you want your air conditioning system to continue to function effectively through the rest of our cooling season, and for years to come, then you should always schedule AC repairs at the first sign of an issue, but what truly constitutes as an emergency? Keep reading to learn more.

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Help, I Have No Hot Water!

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Can you imagine a life without running hot water? This is something that many homeowners take for granted, although depend on regularly each and every day. Hot water coming through the taps with only the turn of a handle may seem normal to us, but it’s actually a luxury: one that we’d all have a hard time going without!

If your hot water heater malfunctions, however, you will be without this daily benefit. You don’t want to turn on your shower one morning to be hit with a rude awakening. If you do though, you’ll need trained water heater specialists—such as the members of our staff—to diagnose the problem and repair it promptly. What could be causing your lack of hot water though? Keep reading to learn more.

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