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Never Ignore the Need for Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, August 14th, 2017

two hvac professionals inspecting the outside unit of an air conditionerWhichever type of air conditioning system you use to achieve home comfort—central air conditioner, ductless system, heat pump—you’ll want to make sure that it’s really able to combat the longstanding heat that we are all very well acquainted with.

With temperatures consistently high, and humidity making it worse, your air conditioner will need all the help you can give it. So if you haven’t yet scheduled an air conditioning tune-up in Oldsmar, FL this year, then there is no time like the present to do so.

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Air Conditioning Repair Guide: 3 Ways to Avoid Performance Issues

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

At Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, we see a lot of different air conditioning problems. Frozen coils, refrigerant leaks, airflow blockages, condensate drainpipe clogs, to name just a few. While we excel at diagnosing air conditioning problems for our customers, we also try to ensure that they know how to prevent such problems from negatively impacting cooling performance. Taking care of repairs as they occur is incredibly important, and professional installation sets you up for successful operation in the years to come, but routine maintenance is perhaps the best thing you can do for your home’s air conditioner, no matter what kind it may be. Let’s take a look at 3 ways you can avoid performance issues. Call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today for superior Lutz, FL air conditioning repair services.

  • Routinely replace the air filter: The air filter has an important role to play in the design of your air conditioning system. It helps to protect the internal components of the AC by capturing debris before it can enter. When this becomes clogged or excessively dirty, it can begin to act against the very system it was designed to protect. By checking and replacing your air filter about once a month during the cooling season, you can avoid many performance issues related to impeded airflow.
  • Enroll in regular maintenance: There’s no substitute for professional maintenance. The knowledge and technical expertise of a qualified HVAC technician gives him or her the skills need to make sure your system functions effectively. By inspecting, cleaning, and adjusting your AC on a regular basis, you can be sure that your AC receives the care it needs to perform well for years to come. It may even be required by your manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Upgrade: If your AC is old and worn out, or constantly needs repair, you should consider upgrading to a new system. Today’s air conditioners have vastly improved their ability to cool homes and to do efficiently. Speak to your local professional if you are concerned about the condition of your AC.

Make sure you take care of any problems with your cooling system before summer hits. Call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today for superior Lutz, FL air conditioning repair services

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What Do You Do When Your AC Won’t Turn On?

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Does your AC fail to turn on when you adjust the thermostat? Fortunately, we’re here to assist you with all of your air conditioning issues. For air conditioning repair in Lutz, FL, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

Let’s take a look at a few reasons why your AC won’t turn on:

  • Electrical fault. As you know all too well, your AC runs on electricity. If the wiring leading from the power source to the various components of your AC becomes damaged, it simply won’t turn on. However, a more common culprit is that you have blown a fuse or tripped the circuit breaker. If that’s the case, you can often reset the power source to your AC at the electrical box. Find the labeled switch and turn it on and off (see video below).
  • Thermostat. Another possibility is that your thermostat is not properly communicating the accurate temperature inside your home to your AC unit. While it’s a compact and simple device, the thermostat is an incredibly important part of the cooling process; without it, your AC will simply not operate. Your desired temperature is known as the set point, and this is what initiates the air conditioner to initiate the cooling cycle.
  • Frosted over. If your AC has an automatic defrost mode, then it may not turn on if the evaporator coil has become sufficiently iced over. This is often because of a clogged air filter, but it can also be due to a broken blower motor. It’s best to seek out the diagnostic advice of a professional.

We have years of experience handling all sorts of air conditioning problems, particularly those that cause your AC to fail to operate. In this video tip, we show you how to turn your AC back on if it suffers from a tripped circuit. For more information, call Ierna’s Heating & Air for Lutz, FL air conditioning services.

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Air Conditioning Repair Guide: 3 Common AC Issues

Monday, March 11th, 2013

When your AC is no long operating as it once did, or just barely seems to cool your home, then you may need air conditioning services. Making sure your air conditioner is both effective and efficient is part of regular household maintenance, just like repairing a leak under the sink or cleaning the gutters. But AC systems are complicated, and they require professional inspection, maintenance, repair, and installation. If you have an AC issue in Tampa, call the expert air conditioning team at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling. We can help you get the most out of your existing system, or replace it with one of our new high-efficiency models.

While not all air conditioners are alike, there are some common issues that occur during the lifetime of most air conditioners. Here are three common AC issues:

  1. Low refrigerant. Refrigerant is the chemical mixture that circulates through the coils of your AC unit. It goes through several chemical changes during this process and over time, you may find that your refrigerant levels are low. Depending on the age and type of your system, this may be a quick fix. Keep in mind that R-22 refrigerant is being phased out of production, and not all refrigerants are compatible. Never try to charge the refrigerant on your own. This is not a DIY job! Speak to an AC professional at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today.
  2. Frozen coil. If your coil is frozen in your inside unit, then it’s likely a problem with the airflow. When cool air is impeded, it can build up inside your AC and cause temperature problems. You may a clogged air filter or a blockage in your ductwork. That will depend on the individual design of your system.
  3. Outside fan not working. The comfort of your home relies on the circulation of cool air. But it also requires moving heat from the inside of your home to the outside. The outside fan is designed to do just that, but if it’s not working properly, that heat transfer is not taking place, and this can be potentially damage your compressor and other components.

These are just a handful of common AC repairs in Tampa. When you need a certified professional air conditioning technician, look no further than Ierna’s Heating & Cooling. Call us today!

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Air Conditioning FAQ: Why Choose a Ductless Mini Split System?

Monday, January 28th, 2013

If you are thinking about a new ductless mini split system for your Lutz  area home, call the heating and air conditioning specialists at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling. We can go over your options and help you decide whether or not a ductless system is right for your home and needs. Here are just a few of the benefits of these systems.

Ductless mini split systems can help improve overall home efficiency because of their efficient design. Because they don’t require the use of ductwork, there’s no potential air loss through leaky air ducts. Like other heat pump systems, they can be used for heating and cooling. Each unit is installed individually throughout your home, and they are controlled with a separate thermostat. This means you get the added benefit of zone control since you can only heat or cool the area being used instead of heating your entire home at once.

Ductless systems are also easy to install and maintain. That means we can get your new system faster and with less labor cost to you. Many ductless mini splits qualify as Energy Star systems, which provide greater energy savings without sacrificing home comfort. Feel free to call us any time if you want to know more about the advantages of going ductless.

We can go over the different options and provide advice and an honest assessment of your current system. If you are looking for a cost-effective solution to your heating and cooling needs, a ductless mini split system may be the right choice for you.

Call the Lutz heating and air conditioning professionals at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling any time to learn more about installing a ductless mini split system in your home.

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Heating FAQs: The Most Common Heating Repair Questions

Monday, December 10th, 2012

If you have heating questions for the Land O’ Lakes heating experts at Ierna’s Heating and Cooling, call us any time. We’ve also taken a moment to put together some of the most common heating repair questions that we get from our customers.

Why do I need a tune-up once a year?

We recommend scheduling a heating tune-up with Ierna’s Heating and Cooling once a year and before the heating season begins. This helps to prevent any problems or repairs during the colder months when you need your heater the most. Keep in mind that you should hire a qualified HVAC technician to perform any professional tune-ups to ensure that the job is done right the first time.

Why should I clean my furnace room before a repair?

Whether your furnace is in a basement or utility room, it is important to keep the area around the furnace free of debris and dirt. Clearing away storage items will also help make the equipment more accessible for repairs or an annual inspection.

Why should I not cover the outdoor unit of my heat pump system in the winter?

Because your heat pump system heats your home in the winter, it still needs to draw in air from outside. This means that you’ll need to ensure that there’s adequate airflow. Covering your outdoor unit would prevent that. It’s also a good idea to make sure that nothing else is blocking the unit and to clean the outside if it looks dirty. Dirt can clog the system and cause a number of problems that could potentially require a repair service.

If you notice any warning signs or issues with your heating system, call Ierna’s Heating and Cooling to take care of all your Land O’ Lakes heating repair and maintenance needs.

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Heating and Cooling Tip: Reasons You Should Consider a Bryant Furnace

Monday, October 8th, 2012

When you’re considering replacing your old furnace in your Tampa home, there are many different brands that you can consider. Bryant has been manufacturing high quality furnaces for many years and has three different lines of products for any budget size. We’ve put together some benefits of buying from Bryant that you can consider as you decide which furnace is right for you.

3 Lines of Furnaces

Bryant offers three distinct lines of furnaces for your home. From the entry-level Legacy line, to the Preferred line and, finally, the incredible Evolution line, Bryant has a furnace to match your home size and your budget size.

Durability

Bryant furnaces are manufactured to their high standards and are top quality. Bryant has been making furnaces for over 100 years and have built a name for themselves by making a product that people can trust.

Efficiency

The efficiency of furnaces is measured by an AFUE rating (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) which measures the percentage of fuel that the furnace actually converts into heat over an entire season. The entry-level Bryant Legacy furnaces have an average AFUE rating of 80%. Bryant’s Preferred line also offers an 80% AFUE rating but also include variable speed fans which allow the furnace to conserve energy when the outside air temperature is not very cold. Bryant’s Evolution line boasts an impressive 96.6% AFUE rating, variable speed fans, humidity control and much more.

If you’re interested in learning more about Bryant or if you just have general heating or furnace questions, don’t hesitate to call the Tampa heating professionals at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling.

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Generator Question: Why Do You Need A Generator?

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Adding a generator can help you prepare for emergencies easily and effectively. Generators are available in various types, but all of them require some sort of fuel to create electricity. They are used for a wide range of purposes, when electricity is needed but unavailable. Here are some other reasons for why you need a generator in Tampa.

  • Power in an Emergency

Electrical appliances are the most important items that could consume a lot of your emergency resources. Electric heaters, air conditioners, dryers and water heaters are some of the main items that require lots of power, especially when you need to power all of them at the same time. Generators are the best way to power all of the items you need at the same time when your regular power source is not available.

  • To Manage Unexpected Outages

Storms, hurricanes, lighting and thunder can cause many effects, including power outages. Having a generator can help you manage such situations easily and effectively. Generators can also be used to power some medical equipment at home, so you can keep the patient in your home safe and comfortable no matter how long the power is out.

  • Generators are available in Compact Size Now

Nowadays, compact generators are available. Unlike traditional generators that take up more space in your home, the compact generators require very limited space. You can place them comfortably wherever needed. They start automatically when the power goes off, and they have fewer components, so they are free from complicated maintenance procedures.

  • Low Operating Costs

Smaller and more compact generators are highly energy efficient and they need little energy to operate. Hence, they do not cause you to incur higher operating costs. You can use them to power a range of amenities that you use on a daily basis.

Before buying a generator in Tampa, it is advisable to decide how much you can afford to spend. If you do not have any budget limits, you can consider buying a whole house generator that will allow you to lead a normal lifestyle even when there is a power outage. Smaller generators operate automatically and quietly. You can analyze the pros and cons of generator types and choose the one that is more suitable to you. For more information, give Ierna’s Heating & Cooling a call!

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