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Common Compressor Problems in Your Air Conditioner

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

The compressor is one of the vital components in an air conditioner: it works as the “heart” of the system, applying energy to the refrigerant and then propelling it through the coils to carry out heat exchange. Without a working compressor, an air conditioner will not produce any cooling at all.

When air conditioners begin to experience operating trouble, the compressor is one of the prime suspects that repair technicians investigate. Many common AC issues will stem from problems in the compressor or its motor. You cannot handle fixing compressor malfunctions unless you are a trained HVAC technician, so rely on expert assistance.

Call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling for air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL to fix or replace a bad compressor and ensure that your new compressor will be properly maintained. 

Compressor problems that can affect an AC

  • Bad pressurization: The compressor works through pump action—suction and discharge—to draw liquid refrigerant inside and then compress it into a high temperature gas. However, the suction pressure or the discharge pressure can become too high or too low because of improper mechanical motion. If this happens, the pressure throughout the unit will not be at its ideal level, and this will result in a drop in cooling power.
  • Failed compressor motor: A motor runs the mechanical action of the compressor, and if it fails, the compressor will not work. In most cases, a compressor motor that stops working has a failed start capacitor, a cylindrical component responsible for sending electrical voltage to the motor to begin operation. Repair technicians can replace the capacitor. If the motor itself has burned out, it will need replacement.
  • Overheated compressor: This could come from problems with wiring, or it may be a fault in the compressor motor. Whatever the cause, overheating will soon cause the compressor to stop working.
  • Locked compressor: A compressor that is too worn down from years of operation or lack of maintenance can become locked in place. Sometimes replacement of the compressor will fix this, but if the air conditioner is near or beyond its estimated service lifespan, a fixed compressor is often a sign that the whole air conditioner must be replaced.

Before calling for professionals for assistance with a misbehaving air conditioner, make sure to check that no circuit breakers have tripped and that you have set the thermostat correctly. Once you rule out these simple sources for the problem, call for professionals. Compressor problems must have repair work from experienced HVAC technicians.

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling can come to your assistance with air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL any time of the day or night, seven days a week. We take pride in our work and give 100% to every job: it’s how we’ve earned the trust of so many customers.

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Pumpkin Carving Contest | Tampa | Ierna's Heating and Cooling

OVERVIEW:  Fans can submit photos of their Ierna’s-inspired pumpkin carvings on Facebook or Twitter between Wednesday, October 24th at 8am ET, and Tuesday, October 30th at 5pm ET. Two winners will be selected based on creativity, originality and connection to Ierna’s Heating & Cooling. Each winner will win a family four-pack to Lowry Park Zoo’s Wild Wonderland.  Photos of their pumpkins will be featured on Facebook, Twitter and

ELIGIBILITY: Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child and sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of Ierna’s Heating and Cooling are not eligible to participate or win a prize.

HOW TO ENTER: A computer, or mobile device with Internet access, is required to participate in this Contest. Registration to become a member of either Facebook or Twitter is required, but registration is free.

A complete Facebook entry includes:

1. An original photo of your carved pumpkin

2. A brief description of the carved pumpkin and how it’s connected to Ierna’s Heating & Cooling

3. A valid email address

Visit –!/iernaair

A complete Twitter entry includes:

1. The link to an original photo of your carved pumpkin, available on public domain (ex. Twitpic, Lockerz, Yfrog, Photobucket, Flickr, etc.)

2. A brief description of the carved pumpkin and how it’s connected to Ierna’s Heating & Cooling

3. The @Ierna’s handle and #Halloween hashtag.

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Two photos will be selected as winners. The fans who submitted them will be notified by email (Facebook submissions) or direct message (Twitter submissions) and will be required to respond via a valid email address to confirm their eligibility.

No additional methods of entry will be accepted. There is no limit to the amount of submissions any person may submit.

No mechanically reproduced, illegible, forged, software generated, other automated or incomplete entries will be accepted. Contest entries will be deemed null and void and will be rejected if not submitted through authorized, legitimate channels. If a dispute as to the identity of any entrant cannot be resolved to Ierna’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible. Entry must be made by the entrant, only in the manner as set forth herein. All other methods of entry are considered void.

All entries become the exclusive property of Ierna’s.  As permitted by law, each entrant agrees that personal information collected in connection with the Contest may be shared with Ierna’s to contact you regarding contest update; information; messages; and for other reasons via electronic and/or ordinary mail.


SELECTION: The winner(s) of the Contest will be selected by an Ierna representative(s). Selection will be based evenly on the following criteria:

1. Creativity of the pumpkin carving

2. Originality of the pumpkin carving

3. Connection of the pumpkin carving to Ierna’s Heating & Cooling

Each winner will win a family four-pack to Lowry Park Zoo’s Wild Wonderland, and the photos of their pumpkins will be featured on Facebook, Twitter and The decisions of Ierna’s are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

The Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions or substitutions except at Ierna’s sole and absolute discretion. Ierna’s reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole and absolute discretion.

Ierna’s reserve the right to remove or deny entry to winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

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IERNA’s Heating & Cooling Buys Armor Air Conditioning & Heating

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

IERNA’s Heating & Cooling Buys Armor Air Conditioning & Heating-Lutz, Fl

IERNA’s announced on Monday September 25th, 2012 they had officially acquired Armor Air Heating & Cooling of Trinity, Fl. Armor Air had successfully served the Tampa Bay Area (including Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties) for over 10 years. For reasons not stated Armor Air was looking for a reputable HVAC Contractor to gain control of the existing customer database and provide those customers with the highest quality of service and products. IERNA’s was approached and after several weeks of negotiations the deal was set. This acquisition includes over 6,000 current customers of Armor Air, any existing PMA’s (Preventative Maintenance Agreements), any service, repair or replacement needs and registered Extended Warranty Policies.

Charlene Ierna-Vice President of IERNA’s Heating & Cooling stated, “This is an excellent opportunity for our company to grow in terms of volume as well as geographically; while simultaneously serving the needs of Armor Air’s customers. This acquisition will additionally help IERNA’S gain a larger percentage of the market share in the Tampa Bay Area as well as boost annual revenue earnings tremendously.”

IERNA’s Heating & Cooling has been providing HVAC services for the residential, light commercial and new construction markets in the Tampa Bay area for just over 9 Years. In those 9 years, the company acquired 4 HVAC Companies, has grown to employ 44, has 21 trucks on the road daily and is in the process of designing a state of the art Office/Warehouse facility in Downtown Lutz; projected to open January 1, 2013.

The company has continued to show growth through the current economic conditions and attributes it success to its business practice. “We have consistently built this business by building long term, trusting relationships with our customers & our local communities. The continued growth and success that we see year after year is directly related to this practice. We provide our customers with excellent customer service along with a great product. Our motto is IERNA Your Trust, IERNA Your Business…and that is exactly what we do”, stated Charlene Ierna.

IERNA’s provides sales, service, repair, installation & preventative maintenance for heating & cooling systems for residential and light commercial markets in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas & Polk Counties. For more information regarding IERNA’s Heating & Cooling you can visit their website at or like them on FB.

Armor Air is Now Ierna's | Lutz | Ierna's Heating & Cooling

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