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

 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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Signs Your Tank Water Heater Needs Help

Monday, July 15th, 2019

residential-tank-water-heater-with-toolbox-nearbyThere is one appliance in your home that you probably very rarely think about. That same appliance, however, is one of the most likely to have something go wrong with it before you even notice any warning signs.

You use this appliance every day, multiple times a day, and as with most systems, the issues that can develop can cause a significant amount of subsequent damage to your home.

The answer to this bit of a riddle? Your tank-model water heater.

To ensure that your water heater remains in great condition, you’ll want to make sure you can recognize when the system is in trouble. After all, the quicker you have it repaired, the less damage you’ll see. That said, let’s take a look at 3 common signs that your tank water heater does need help.

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Are You Cooling Your Home As Efficiently As Possible?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

floor-ac-vent“How do I lower my cooling costs?”

This is a question just about any Tampa homeowner has asked, at least to themselves if not out loud. Considering how comfortably warm it gets in our area, this is a logical question. And the short answer is, “by improving the efficiency of your air conditioning system!”

But how exactly do you do this? Well…

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Plumbing Problem vs. Emergency: Should You Give Our Plumbers a Call?

Monday, June 17th, 2019

man-trying-to-repair-plumbing-emergencyIt’s easy to say “give us a call for absolutely any plumbing problem you have,” but the truth is, that isn’t always necessary. For instance, if your bathroom sink’s faucet seems to be clogged, removing your aerator and cleaning it out is usually a fairly simple solution. That said, you will want to get to the bottom of what caused that clog, which is likely a buildup of limescale. It could be a result of hard water, which can be resolved with the installation of a whole-house water softener.

But is that an emergency? Well, no, not in the general definition of the word. There are emergencies though, that happen in plumbing, which require a quick reaction. For those problems and more, we are here for you! Keep reading for some of the most common plumbing emergencies we get called out for.

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Which Water Heater Is Best for Your Home?

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

tankless-water-heater-being-servicedOne of the easiest appliances to take for granted in homes today is the water heater—even though they’re also one of the appliances we rely on most from day to day (could you imagine never taking a hot shower again?)

When it comes time to replace your water heater, you may think it’s a fairly straightforward process. You already have a storage tank model water heater, so why not stick with that now? And it’s electric powered, so you’ll buy another electric-powered system.

What if we told you there is another option, though, and it could save you considerable money? It’s not right for every home, but it’s the perfect choice for many—the tankless water heater.

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Which Water Heater Is Best for Your Home?

Monday, May 20th, 2019

tankless-water-heaterThere is one system in your home that you use on a daily basis that you might not think about very much, but it’s vital to modern living—your water heater. You may not know much about how the water heating process works or how that water makes its way to the point of use where it’s needed, but you do rely on it!

Water heaters are a standard feature of any home with modern plumbing, and they’re designed to last a very long time. You may likely still have the one that came with your home when you bought it. However, just like any other system in your home, eventually your water heater will wear out, and you’ll need to replace it.

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