IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Tampa’

Now is the Time For AC Maintenance

Monday, April 6th, 2020

outside-unit-of-an-air-conditionerWhen you live in a place like Tampa, FL you know how quickly the weather can go from a seemingly reasonable and comfortably warm condition to hot and muggy. You might be able to open your windows to let in the breeze in the morning and then have to run your air conditioner quite aggressively to keep things comfortable by the afternoon.

Let’s pause here for a moment while we have you thinking about your air conditioning system. If you have to kick on your system today and run it a little harder than before, would your system be up to the task? Maybe you are sure it would be able to run without a breakdown but you aren’t sure about the impact on your utility bills.

This is why now is the perfect time to schedule a maintenance appointment for your air conditioner. This service will help ensure that your system is able to efficiently and effectively cool your home throughout the year.

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Why Your Heater is Making That Noise

Monday, February 24th, 2020

woman covering her ears, on white backgroundIn most cases, heating systems don’t run silently. Even heat pumps whoosh when they produce heated air. But this doesn’t mean that every sound a heat makes is a good one.

It is beneficial to be able to tell apart the good, normal noises that your heater is creating apart from the bad ones that should alert you it is time for a call your local heating technician.

We want to help you figure out how to differentiate the good from the bad so we have listed the possible noises your heating system might make below. If you realize that the sounds you have been hearing lately are indicators that you need a Tampa heater repair, make sure you contact us for help sooner than later!

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Signs Your Heater May Be in Trouble

Monday, February 10th, 2020

technician-servicing-furnaceIt is never pleasant to wake up one day and realize that your heater isn’t operating properly. With that said, it can be hard to tell whether or not your heater is having trouble before the heat is lost or lacking enough to be noticed.

That is, it’s hard to tell what the warning signs are unless you know what you’re looking for. Understanding the signals that tell you when it is time to schedule a Tampa heating repair appointment can save you a lot of time, trouble, and money—it can help you keep more comfortable too!

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Could a Wi-Fi Thermostat Improve Your Home Heat?

Monday, January 27th, 2020

smart-thermostat-app-tabletWhile heat may not be something that we need all that often in Florida, it can get chilly in wintertime and when that happens it is nice to be able to warm the home up. This is hard to do though if your heater is on the fritz and needs a Tampa heating repair service.

But what if the fault doesn’t lie within your heater but somewhere else? The truth is that a problem with your thermostat could actually be the main source of your heating troubles. If this is the case, you may be in a position to consider not just a thermostat repair, but an upgrade as well.

We suggest an upgrade because we know just how much better a Wi-fi or Smart thermostat can make your home comfort. If you want to learn more about why, just keep reading.

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“Why Is My Home Still Cold?”

Monday, January 13th, 2020

You’ve been running your heater for what feels like forever and yet you find yourself asking, “Why is my home still cold?” The windows are shut, the doors are closed, and your thermostat is in heating mode so what is the deal?

Aside from the lack of heat being uncomfortable, it is also an indicator that there is something going on with your furnace. Specifically, no heat is a sign that you need to schedule a heater repair in Tampa.

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 Has the Time Come for an AC Upgrade?

Monday, November 4th, 2019

top-view-outside-ac-unitThe calendar may be telling the world that fall is here but that means nothing to our state. Here in Tampa it often feels like summer is never-ending. Because of this, we are prone to rely heavily on our air conditioning systems to keep us from overheating on a regular basis.

With all this consistent use, however, our cooling systems see a lot of wear and tear. This takes its toll over time, of course, and there comes a day when no amount of maintenance or repairs will help. When that day comes and your AC system simply isn’t up to the job anymore, you may have to consider an upgrade.

If and when you are faced with this decision, we hope you know that the team at IERNA’s Heating & Cooling is available to help with your Tampa AC installation needs. Our professional technicians are ready and available to help with everything from selection to sizing and more.

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It’s Never Too Late for This Important AC Service

Monday, September 9th, 2019

air-conditioner-with-tools-on-topOkay, so there is one scenario where it’s too late for this service—air conditioning maintenance, that is. If your air conditioner has completely broken down and the compressor is shot, then maintenance won’t do anything. In fact, you’ll probably have to replace the entire air conditioner. This is particularly true if its an aging system as replacing just the compressor, unfortunately, won’t help the rest of your air conditioner last much longer.

A sudden breakdown is a lot less likely to happen in a newer system, or a system that’s had maintenance done on it each year. This is essential—your air conditioning maintenance should be done on a routine basis, no matter the time of year. Sure, it’s most ideal to have maintenance done in the spring, before temperatures reach their hottest. But AC maintenance is definitely one of those areas where frequency means more than timing.

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Going Ductless? What You Should Know

Monday, August 26th, 2019

closeup-view-of-ductless-air-handlerIf you already have a ductless system installed in your home, then you know it has a number of great benefits—improved efficiency, versatility, effective cooling and heating capabilities—but you also should know that proper installation is key to the functionality of this system.

If you don’t already have a ductless system in your home, then before you get one you should be aware that professional installation, following by proper maintenance, is the best way to avoid problems—troubles that are unique to ductless systems.  

We’re not saying this to talk you out of going ductless by any means—but rather to show you the importance of professional services from highly-trained technicians for quality ductless operation. Here are a few things you should know could happen to your ductless system if you’re not careful.

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Factors That Lead to Premature Pipe Replacement

Monday, August 12th, 2019

pipe-with-blue-cloth-tied-around-leakWhen you hear the term “plumbing replacement” you might think of various upgrades you can make in your home—such as installing low flow fixtures and faucets to cut down on your water usage and costs, or installing a new, fancier kitchen sink.

These are definitely important, and sometimes even fun, plumbing replacements. But the type of plumbing replacement you don’t want to make before it’s really necessary, is to your pipes. Whole-house repiping removes piping that is suffering corrosion and decay from general wear and tear. We’ll take a close look at when you should arrange for old pipe replacement, and how you can prevent premature repiping below.

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Before You Buy Your Next Cooling System, Consider This

Monday, July 29th, 2019

outside-unit-of-an-air-conditionerWith summer officially here (and really, did it ever leave?) it’s imperative that you make sure your air conditioning system is fully equipped to handle the excessive heat we get in our little piece of the country.

Of course, if you have an aging cooling system, that might mean it’s time to invest in a replacement. If that’s the case, your natural instinct is probably to assume “the bigger, the better” right?

This isn’t actually such a good idea. When it comes to your cooling system, size does matter, but in the sense that too large of a system can be just as detrimental to your home comfort as too small of a system. When the time comes to purchase a new AC system, be sure to work with pros who will help you find the system that’s the perfect match for your living space.

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