IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘New Port Richey’

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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Do I Need a Water Softener?

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

What the heck is soft water? And for that matter, what is hard water? Isn’t that just ice?

We know the terms are a little confusing but we can explain what they mean. And, along with that, we can probably explain some issues you might be having if you do have hard water and it has been giving you problems.

See your water comes from a municipal source that cleans and filters it but this doesn’t mean that it won’t pick up some hitchhikers along its route to your house. Don’t worry we aren’t talking about germs. We are talking about minerals and sediment. These minerals can wreak havoc in your home and in your New Port Richey plumbing appliances over time which is something that can be addressed with a water softener.

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Drain Cleaning Now Prevents Plumbing Problems Later

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

using-kitchen-sinkIt feels like you’ve dumped gallons of drain cleaner down your kitchen sink but that darn clog just…won’t…go…away! You’re pretty sure this is a result of a little too much food getting put through the garbage disposal but that is beside the point. You need to be able to use your sink! But if your sink won’t drain, you can’t wash your dishes or do most of the things you need to do in your kitchen.

Thank goodness that you can reach out to a New Port Richey plumber at IERNA Heating & Cooling for help. You know that a trained professional will be able to help get the drain back to…well, draining!

Now that you think about it though, the last time a plumber came by they mentioned that scheduling a drain cleaning service could help prevent this very situation. But what exactly does a drain cleaning service do?

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

shower-head-spraying-waterPicture this: You have taken your tenth unwillingly cold shower this season and you are fed up. It is time to face the fact that your old water heater is out of time and you need to replace it. When you do this though, you want to make sure that you are using a system that is more energy efficient than your current one.

You’ve heard good things about tankless water heaters and you are considering getting one to replace your dying tank water heater system. Before you do this though, it is important that you make sure this will be the best system for your needs.

When the time comes to replace your water heater, whether you choose a tank or tankless system, make sure you call in a professional you can trust New Port Richey plumbing needs.

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Repairs vs. Replacement: Troubleshooting Your AC Needs

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

technician working on air conditioning systemIt goes without saying that your air conditioner gets heavy use over the course of the year. If you aren’t already doing so, soon you’ll begin keeping your AC system on consistently to keep your home comfortable this summer season. The last thing you need, then, is a sudden air conditioner breakdown or need for air conditioning repair in New Port Richey, just when summer hits its peak temperatures.

First off, this is why investing in routine maintenance is so important. But even with maintenance, other factors can play a role—such as the age of your air conditioner. The good news in all of this is that most repair needs exhibit clear signs and symptoms before they force your air conditioner to break down entirely. But how do you know the difference between an air conditioner that needs repair, and one that needs replacement?

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Bathroom Clogs: Why Liquid Drain Cleaner Isn’t the Answer

Monday, February 26th, 2018

bathtub and sink in large bathroomHopefully, the last time you had a drain clog in your bathroom it was easily resolved with a plunger and a little bit of elbow grease. Most of the time, however, homeowners turn to the liquid drain cleaners you can pick up at pretty much any hardware or grocery store. The way these cleaners are marketed could easily lead you to believe that they’re the standard for approaching bathroom clogs, and drain clogs throughout the rest of your home.

Unfortunately though, as our professional New Port Richey, FL plumbers will tell you, this is just not the case. We do not use these chemical drain cleaners and we don’t encourage our customers too, either. In short, the reason why liquid drain cleaner isn’t the answer is because it’s not as effective as you think, it’s actually harmful to your plumbing, and it’s highly toxic and awful for the environment. We’ve shared more details below.

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What’s the Difference between Electronic and Mechanical Air Cleaners?

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Protecting your home’s indoor air quality often requires special effort if you want both healthy air and an efficient heating and cooling system. One of the best methods to have both is to install an air cleaner for your HVAC system. These cleaners remove contaminating particles from the air that circulates through the HVAC system while providing minimal resistance to airflow. With the right air cleaner installed with the assistance of a professional, you can have close to 100% of the unwanted pollutants in your air removed.

It’s vital that you have an indoor air quality specialists help you with finding and installing an air cleaner. The wrong size and type of air cleaner can end up impairing your HVAC system or failing to adequately eliminate the particles you need filtered.

At Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, we are proud of the service we provide in improving indoor air quality in New Port Richey, FL with air cleaners. There are different types of air cleaners that we install, but most fall into two broad groups: mechanical or electrical.

Mechanical air cleaners

A mechanical air cleaner uses a mesh of material, usually fiberglass fibers, to trap particles passing through them. They both impede the particles and attract them to the surface of the fibers, where they become lodged. The most common type of mechanical air cleaner is the HEPA (high energy particulate air) filter. However, these are uncommon in homes because they can create too much blockage against airflow. Professionals will find a mechanical filter that will trap particles without creating too much air resistance.

Electronic air cleaners

Unlike mechanical air cleaners, electronic cleaners are not filters at all. They instead create an electric field that ionizes particles that pass through it. When the particles are ionized, they are drawn down to a pair of plates on the cleaner and trapped there. Electronic air cleaners require an external power source to run, but they are often necessary because they can remove contamination that is too small for a mechanical filter to catch.

Find the right air cleaner for you

Mechanical air filters and electronic air cleaners are not the only option you have for cleansing the air that flows through your HVAC system: you can also have UV lights installed or other filtration systems. There are also HVAC systems designed specifically to handle HEPA filters. There’s also no reason you can’t have more than one type of cleaner or filter installed.

Call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling to talk to our specialists in indoor air quality, and they will help you sort through the options available and find the air cleaners in New Richey, FL.

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Top 3 Reasons to Schedule Duct Cleaning in New Port Richey

Monday, November 18th, 2013

We’ll be honest: there are a lot more exciting things to spend your money on then duct cleaning. Yet here in New Port Richey, duct cleaning is a necessary part of maintaining your household. It takes a professional technician and a few hours to perform properly, but the results are invariably worth it: not only for you and your family, but for your house as well. Here are the top 3 reasons to schedule duct cleaning in New Port Richey.

  • It improves the quality of your indoor air. Ducts can build up a considerable amount of dust and dirt over time, which get distributed through your household whenever you run the heater or air conditioner. It can exacerbate allergies for sensitive people in your household, as well as irritating the nose and throat for everyone. A duct cleaning can prevent that kind of health issue, as well as cutting down on the amount of dusting you need to do.
  • It keeps your heater and air conditioner running as they should. Dirt and other build-up can interfere with the functioning of your HVAC system, reducing air flow and forcing the system to work harder to properly condition the air. Cleaning the ducts will restore air flow and ensure that your system is functioning as efficiently as it can.
  • It cuts down on mold. Here in Florida, humidity can breed mold and bacteria in hidden spaces like ducts. This can pose even more of a health hazard than dust, as well as interfering with the functioning of your HVAC system in some circumstances. A duct cleaning can help keep your home clear of these types of contaminants.

Here on the Gulf Coast, you can count on Ierna’s Heating & Cooling to provide outstanding duct cleaning services. We handle New Port Richey, FL duct cleaning service with courtesy and professionalism, and can provide more solid reasons to schedule duct cleaning a regular basis. Pick up the phone and call us to schedule a consultation. We’ll show you what we’re all about!

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Greatest Benefits of Generators in New Port Richey

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Like a lot of cities on the Gulf Coast, New Port Richey sees its share of heavy storms, and our generators need to be as tough and reliable as the people here when the rains start to fall. You may be considering the addition of a whole house generator to provide power to your home in the event the city’s electrical grid goes down. There are numerous reasons to do so; the greatest benefits of generators in New Port Richey can be found below.

  • Self-sufficiency. Perhaps the greatest benefit to a power generator is that it lets you keep your home warm and lit in the event of an emergency. You have no control over the weather and civic power grids may go down due to forces beyond anyone’s ability to anticipate. But if you have a whole house generator installed, you can keep the lights on and refrigerator running no matter what the weather is outside.
  • Ease of use. Generators often require professional installation: experts can provide proper spacing and ventilation as well as ensuring that the generator itself is secured in place. Once it’s set up, however, it’s very easy to operate and refuel, letting you run it with very little instruction. Generators are also fairly easy to maintain in the off-season, making sure it’s ready to go when the time comes.
  • Safety. The security of a generator means that you won’t be forced to go outside when the weather turns bad. Obviously, you need to stock up on food and other supplies in anticipation of a big storm. But the generator ensure that the food with stay properly refrigerated and that you have the power to heat it up properly, That means not having to go out in the middle of the storm, which makes both you and your family a lot safer.

You can further appreciate the greatest benefits of generators in New Port Richey by speaking to the experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling. We can talk about your options with you, then set up an installation plan to get your new generator up and running quickly. New Port Richley generators aren’t just a luxury. Call us today and let us help you set one up!

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