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Why You Should Consider a Video Pipe Inspection

Monday, March 8th, 2021

There is a problem with your plumbing yet again and you are frustrated. You are doing your best to get through the day, but you need to reach out to a plumber in Riverview, FL to get the issue fixed. The only problem is you have no idea what the issue is and what service you need to ask the plumber about. If only you had the ability to look into your plumbing lines and see exactly what was going on!

The thing is you actually do have this option available to you. Whether you were trying to figure out if you have a leak or you are trying to figure out where the clog that has been messing with you is located these are situations that can be made much easier with a video pipe inspection.

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If You Notice This Smell, Call a Pro!

Monday, December 14th, 2020

scared-concerned-womanWhen you turn on your furnace for the first time since last winter, you may notice the smell of burning dust as any debris that has collected in the system is burned off. This should only last for a moment though and after that you should be left with nice, non-smelly heat.

Are you noticing another smell that worries you? This one is distinctly different than the smell of burnt dust and makes you worry that something is seriously wrong. It’s that distinct gas smell, often described as smelling like sulfur or rotten eggs. If you are noticing this scent in your home after turning on your furnace, turn the system off NOW. You have a serious issue on your hands.

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Where Did The Heat Go?

Monday, November 30th, 2020

woman-on-tabletThe family and guests have gone and things are clean and quite again. You’ve earned a few days of relaxation in the comfort of your home after hosting even a small gathering or after going on a big decorating journey. It is when you go to chill on the couch that you realize that your house is actually pretty chilly.

After checking the thermostat to make sure your heater is on you are faced with the reality that something may be wrong with your system. There’s no heat in your house!

With the help of our team, you can get your heater back into working order in no time. All you need to do is contact us and we can help address the issues listed below and more.

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The Unique Needs of Ductless Systems

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.There’s one option for heating and cooling in modern homes that’s been growing in popularity recently—and that’s the ductless mini split heat pump. Rather than functioning through a network of air ducts connected to an indoor air handler and evaporate unit, ductless systems basically break up the indoor unit and the blower fans to distribute conditioned air throughout your home in the form of mini air handlers, mounted on the wall.

If you’ve been in a home and seen something on the wall that resembles a window AC unit but it doesn’t go back through the wall, then you’re looking at a component of a ductless system. Those wall hanging units you see are each hooked up to a single outdoor unit, creating a central heat pump without ductwork. There are a number of benefits to these systems, however, they do come with unique needs when it comes to air conditioner repair in Riverview, FL.

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Are You in Need of a Thorough Drain Cleaning?

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Tapwater flowing into a kitchen sink and down the plughole.One of the most important, yet often forgotten about, parts of your plumbing system is the drain and sewer system. If this section of plumbing isn’t working right or isn’t properly maintained, then you could find yourself facing serious issues.

Fortunately, though, it’s pretty simple to keep your drain system in good shape. All you need to do is make sure that you schedule Riverview, FL plumbing services on a regular basis—in particular, drain cleaning services. But how do you know if you actually need a thorough drain cleaning?

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Noises You Never Want Your AC to Make

Monday, September 25th, 2017

top view of an outside unit of an air conditionerWhen you live in our area, using your air conditioner to keep cool on a daily basis is pretty much a year-round necessity. Therefore, you should always be keeping a close eye out in case any problems develop. Issues are most likely to develop with AC systems during the summer season—particularly near the end of it—when demand on the system is at its greatest.

This means that right now should be when you are the most watchful for any signs that your system needs professional air conditioning repair in Riverview, FL. One of the most common indicators that something is, in fact, wrong with your cooling system is if odd noises are coming from it during its daily operation. Keep reading to learn some of the more common AC noises that should be cause for concern.

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Improve Your Quality of Life with the Right Water Treatment

Monday, August 28th, 2017

water softener salt tankWhen you think about your Riverview, FL plumbing system and the things that can go wrong with it, you probably envision drain clogs, massive leaks, or maybe even broken sewer lines due to tree roots. But how often do you think about the quality of the water making its way through all of those pipes in your home?

It’s true, the Hillsborough County water & sewer municipality does an effective job of supplying us with clean and reliable drinking and potable water. But even the best municipal supply cannot always prevent the presence of hard water. Hard water is a description given to water that has high levels of minerals in it, namely magnesium and calcium.

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The Many Advantages of Nest Thermostats

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Thermostat technology has made incredible progress over the past couple of decades. From manual, to digital, to programmable, homeowners are being given more and more control over how their indoor climate is regulated. Now, the next step in that progression has arrived in the form of Nest thermostats. Let’s examine what the Nest thermostat is, and why you should consider installing one in your home.

Adaptability

By now, homeowners know about programmable thermostats. Most digital thermostats are now equipped with options for day and night cycles, as well as days of the week. Pretty much any time of day can have its own dedicated setting with programmable thermostats, and this is a very good thing. The problem is that a lot of these options are hidden behind complicated button combinations and menu settings. Nest is a different kind of animal altogether.

Nest thermostats revolve around an extremely simple and efficient design. You turn the temperature up, or down, and over the first few days the Nest thermostat will begin to learn from your heating and cooling habits. Eventually, the thermostat will set the temperature for you without instruction. If you keep turning your thermostat off at night to save energy, the Nest will remember to turn itself off even if you forget.

You can also set the Nest thermostat to have an energy-saving away temperature when you’re out of the house. This prevents it from wasting energy heating an empty home. In a similar manner, Nest has several ways to make suggestions regarding saving money on heating. When you’re adjusting the thermostat and a small leaf appears on the display, that’s Nest telling you that you’re saving energy and money.

Interconnectivity

In keeping with our increasingly online lifestyles, the Nest thermostat is capable of remote capabilities. If you’re driving home after a long day, and you don’t want the house to be freezing when you get home, just open the Nest app on your phone and set the temperature you want. By the time you get home, your house will be nice and comfortable.

If you’d like to know more about Nest thermostats, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling. We install thermostats throughout Riverview.

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Types of Problems Discovered During Duct Testing

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Because the ductwork in a home is primarily hidden behind construction material such as drywall and flooring, homeowners are rarely conscious of the condition of their ventilation system. If the integrity of ductwork becomes compromised, however, it will result in serious problems for a home’s HVAC system: a loss of airflow from the vents, insufficient heating and cooling power, increased energy bills, and the infiltration of contamination into the ducts that will then flow into the living spaces.

If you suspect that your ductwork may have damage that requires repairs, the best way to know for certain—and to find out the extent and type of repairs necessary—is to call for professional duct testing. Our indoor air quality team at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling performs duct testing in Riverview, FL and the surrounding areas, and we offer numerous repair services to fix the problems afterwards. Call us today to schedule testing for your ductwork.

What professional duct testing may discover

During duct testing, our team seals up all the registers in your home and then places the entirety of the ventilation system under high air pressure. We then measure the pressure level to see how far it drops and use sensing devices to find places where air is escaping from the ducts. This tells us what is wrong, where it is occurring, and its extent.

One of the most common issues that duct testing uncovers is poor joints and connectors. Sometimes this is the fault of inferior installation work, which is one of the reasons that you should always employ professionals when you need to have new ducts installation or replacements. Custom ductwork design can help make for a more seamless fit during installation.

Poor sealing and broken joints along the ducts are also common problems that duct testing will discover. Another issue that can occur, and is often a problem for a humid place like Florida, is holes developing in the ducts due to corrosion or mold and mildew growth. If this is a problem for your ducts, you will also want to have professional cleaning done or the installation of UV germicidal lights to combat future problems.

Along with providing high quality duct testing in Riverview, FL, Ierna’s Heating & Cooling has full services for indoor air quality that includes duct sealing, custom duct designing, and installation of UV germicidal lights to get rid of mold infiltrations.

When you suspect that your ducts need help, contact us for the testing that will tell you what needs to be done—and let us take it from there.

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What Type of HVAC System is Right for My Riverview Mobile Home?

Monday, October 13th, 2014

You care about comfort in your mobile home, but it can be difficult to find an HVAC system that is the right size. Most heating and air conditioning systems are designed for larger homes, and indoor installation can take up a lot of space. That’s why the folks at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling recommend packaged HVAC systems for mobile homes in Riverview. Bryant offers a full line of packaged air conditioners and heat pumps that are great for cooling and heating mobile homes throughout the year. Learn more about your options in this quick guide.

Bryant Packaged Air Conditioners

Most air conditioners have two main components, an indoor evaporator unit and an outside condenser unit. However, your mobile home may not have space for indoor installation, which is why a packaged air conditioner may be just right for you. Packaged air conditioners combine every component of a central air conditioner into a single cabinet, so it can sit right outside your mobile home and a technician can connect it directly to the ducts.

If you are concerned about the initial cost, Bryant offers an efficient entry-level Legacy series air conditioner or a mid-range Preferred series unit. But for even greater efficiency, you may consider the 15 SEER Evolution packaged AC system to significantly cut cooling costs.

Bryant Packaged Heat Pumps

Alternatively, you might consider a packaged heat pump. Bryant also offers these systems from either the Legacy, Preferred, or Evolution series. A heat pump is a particularly unique system in that it can provide efficient heating and cooling. In the cooling season, it works just like an AC, using refrigerant to absorb heat from your home and circulate cool air through the ducts. When you need heating, refrigerant flows in reverse, pulling heat from the outside air to move into your home. This makes it extremely efficient for heating as it only moves heat rather than generating. And while it may not work well for heating if temperatures drop too low, it’s perfect for the Florida weather.

The specialists at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling are proud installers of Brant HVAC systems for mobile homes in Riverview. Call us today!

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