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Summer Spa Series: The Vinoy The Spa at Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Summer Spa Series | St. Petersburg | Ierna's Heating & CoolingIerna’s Heating & Cooling is proud to sponsor the Summer Spa Series: The Vinoy The Spa at Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club

Beat the Summer Heat & Join Us for a Night of Pampering! Working Women of Tampa Bay is teaming up with Ierna’s Heating & Cooling to visit some “cool” destinations spas this Summer. Our first Summer Spa Party is at The Spa at Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club. Guests will enjoy mini spa treatments, organic spa appetizers, champagne and fun swag bags.

 Guests will choose 3 of the following spa services: Chair Massage, Reflexology, Mini Manicure, Brow/lip/chin Waxing, Hair & Makeup Consultation. Guests will have a chance to pre-book their samples services 72 hours before the event, so registering online is a must.

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling offers professional heating, cooling, indoor air quality and duct cleaning services. Our service area covers St. Petersburg, Tampa, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk and Northern Pinellas Counties.

 

 

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Air Conditioning Guide: Refrigerant Leaks

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Your St Petersburg air conditioner is filled with a chemical compound called refrigerant. This substance is what allows your air conditioner to remove heat from and dehumidify your home. It is a necessity, but it is also a dangerous chemical that, if released, can cause damage to the environment.

Why Refrigerant Is Dangerous

There are many types of refrigerant but most air conditioners use either R-22 or Freon coolant – depending on their age. Newer air conditioners may use R410-A refrigerant, an environmentally safer alternative.

All of these refrigerant types are chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs. These chemicals are controlled substances by the Environmental Protection Agency, meaning they must be properly removed and disposed of. Because your air conditioner does not consume any of coolant in operation, it should never need to be refilled unless there is a leak. Such a leak should be stopped immediately due to the immense damage CFCs can do to the environment. If you suspect a leak, you should call a St Petersburg air conditioning professional to inspect your air conditioner.

Damage to Your Air Conditioner

Beyond the environmental issues posed by a refrigerant leak, the biggest problem you will face is damage such leaks can cause to your air conditioner. Low refrigerant levels put undue stress on your compressor and can lead to damage in almost every part of the device.

Not only that but the air conditioner won’t work as efficiently. A 10% loss in refrigerant volume can result in up to a 20% increase in electricity cost to run your air conditioner.

What to Do in the Event of a Refrigerant Leak

If you suspect a refrigerant leak in your air conditioner, take action immediately. Call a certified St Petersburg air conditioning technician who can seal the leak fast. For any air conditioning repair you need, give Ierna’s Heating & Cooling a call!

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