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How to Cut Down Costs

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Because of how much we have come to rely on air conditioning in Tampa, it’s no wonder that many homeowners throughout the area are also looking for ways to cut down on energy costs. While we cannot control the cost of electricity in your area, we can help you find ways of using that energy more efficiently. In this post, we’d like to share with you some ways on how to do exactly that. If you’d like more information about air conditioning in Tampa and the services we offer, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

  • Routinely replace your air filter: Though you may have heard many times about the importance of changing your air filter, don’t take it too lightly. Dirty and clogged air filters can do a number on your AC system, leading to reduced performance levels, increased wear and tear, increased need of repairs, and even premature replacement. During the cooling season, you should replace you air filter about once a month, depending on what it looks like, and the size of your cooling system.
  • Install a programmable thermostat: If you’re still using a manual thermostat, then you’re missing out on substantial energy savings and customizable climate control. Why pay to keep your unoccupied home cool all day long just so you can stroll in after 5 p.m. to a cool home? With a programmable thermostat, you can increase your energy savings without sacrificing your comfort.
  • Enroll in a maintenance plan: There’s no substitute for professional care. When you enroll in a maintenance plan, your home will be in good hands year-round. Inspection, cleaning, and tune-ups are all performed thoroughly and with the attention to detail that professional training and experience permit.

When you’re ready to cut down on your energy costs, get in touch with a technician at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling for comprehensive air conditioning services in Tampa. Call us today to find out what we can do for your home.

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Air Conditioning: Why Sizing is Important

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Professional air conditioning installation may be the most single important factor to take into consideration when deciding to replace your existing system, or installing a cooling system in your new home build. The reason for that is partly due to the importance of sizing. Every air conditioner on the market today is built too cool a specific volume of air, and this needs to be appropriately matched to the size of your living space.  For more info, or to schedule Tampa, FL air conditioning installation service, call the experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

Let’s take a look at a few reasons why sizing is so important to the ongoing operation of your new AC system.

  • Energy efficiency: This is probably one of the most important reasons why the size of your AC should matter to you. Efficiency is cooling output divided by electrical energy input. While the costs of our utility bills seem only to rise, improving our home’s efficiency gives us more control over our home expenses. If your AC is too small, then it will burn a lot of energy simply trying to keep up with basic cooling levels during the summer. If it’s too big, then its cycles of activity will be contracted, and this constant shutting on and off leads to decreased energy efficiency.
  • Performance: The same goes for performance. If your AC is not properly sized, then it simply will not perform as it should, nor can you expect it to work well during the hottest temperatures. The natural dehumidification process of the AC may also suffer, resulting in stuffy and uncomfortable air.
  • System life: An improperly sized air conditioning system will not enjoy as long a life as it should. If it is constantly overworked as a result of being inadequate or short cycling as a result of being overly adequate, then your AC will begin to show its age quickly. Premature replacement is the last thing you want from your new AC.

We hope this helps you realize the importance of appropriate sizing. For more information about our exceptional Tampa, FL air conditioning installation services, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today

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Air Conditioning Tip: What You Need To Know About Mobile Home AC

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Cooling mobile homes can often be challenging. As most air conditioners are designed for use in conventional homes, mobile homes require a specific type of unit and ductwork to work properly in the compact space. If you need a new mobile home AC, or need professional repair services on your existing system, then make sure you hire a professional who knows how to approach the uniqueness of the mobile home. For New Port Richey, FL air conditioning services, call the pros at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

There are many different types of AC systems on the market today. The one best geared for installation in the mobile home is known as a packaged unit. When most people think of central air, they think of a split system, with the indoor unit housing an air handler/evaporator coil and an outdoor unit housing a compressor/condenser. They are connected by lines of refrigerant. A packaged unit has all of these same components, but it houses all of them together in a single package. Because space is at a premium in a mobile home, installing a conventional indoor unit would be inconvenient. Instead, a packaged unit sits off to the side of the mobile home, so that it doesn’t interfere with your living space. Bryant packaged air conditioners offer some of the best possible performance for mobile home applications, with high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings, low operating volume, and sturdy design.

Your packaged unit requires specialized flexible ductwork in order to provide effective and efficient transport between the home and the AC. Typically, this runs underneath your mobile home, and will require some light work to the structure of your home so that it can be adequately integrated into your living space. The installation of the ductwork is a critical step because so much of your energy efficiency and cooling performance depends upon it being a sealed system.

We hope this brief guide helps you understand a little bit more about what you need to know about mobile home AC. For more information, contact the New Port Richey, FL air conditioning experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today

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Air Conditioning Guide: Upgrading Your Split Air Conditioning System

Friday, April 19th, 2013

As the heat and humidity have already made their appearance in April, it’s a good time to evaluate whether your air conditioning system is ready for the long cooling season ahead. You need your AC system not only to perform its job effectively, but it also needs to be energy efficient, so that you can keep your costs at a minimum without reducing your comfort. If your system is getting older, or requires frequent repairs, then it may be time to consider upgrading your central air split system.  When you’re ready for exceptional air conditioning service in Tampa, FL, call the pros at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling.

Tampa Air Conditioning InstallationWhen you’re ready to upgrade, there are some things to consider:

  • Size: Whenever you perform a system upgrade, you need to make sure the components are appropriately sized for your living space. This is true even if you’re only replacing one part of your system. Compatibility is the key to effectiveness. If your previous system was the wrong size—either too big or small—then you may have had trouble cooling your home efficiently in the past. A new system upgrade should correct any sizing issues whenever possible.
  • Energy efficiency: One of the main reasons for a system upgrade is probably energy efficiency. Today’s split units carry SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings of up to 23, which is double that of most units produced just over a decade ago.
  • Ductwork: Make sure to have your ductwork tested before you install a new system upgrade. No matter what the SEER rating of your new component is, it won’t matter much if your ductwork has a leak in it. Routine inspection and cleaning can also prevent the buildup of dust and debris, both of which can reduce airflow and cause poor indoor air quality.

Whether you’re replacing just one of the system components, or both, make sure your new central air split system is ready to go with professional installation. For air conditioning service in Tampa, FL, call the experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today! 

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Air Conditioning Repair: Signs of Trouble

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Homeowners in Tampa, FL are turning up their air conditioning systems to test out whether there are any signs of trouble before the real heat hits. It’s not a bad idea. After all, once the heat and humidity set in, air conditioning technicians will be in high demand and an AC breakdown in July would be stressful and frustrating. Taking care of any air conditioning repairs now is a great way to maximize your cooling performance and energy efficiency. We’ve compiled a list of some signs of trouble. For air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

  • Hissing sound. While you can expect your AC to make a certain amount of noise, especially the outdoor unit, which contains the compressor motor and the exhaust fan, certain noises may indicate a problem with the system. If you hear hissing, it is probably a leak of some type, whether the refrigerant gas leaking from a punctured coil, or cooled air leaking from the ductwork. If you hear hissing, you should call an AC professional.
  • AC won’t start. This can be devastating during the hottest months. If your AC won’t turn on, the cause is probably electrical. As you know well, your AC requires electricity to perform even the most basic operation, so there may be a problem in the electrical wiring—perhaps a worn electrical line. Alternatively, it may simply indicate a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. 
  • Hot spots. Hot spots are parts of your house that never seem to cool down, despite the consistent operation of your cooling system. This may be due to a leak in part of your ductwork or possibly a blower motor malfunction.
  • Warm air. If the air coming out of your cooling system is not cold enough, and even a bit warm, then there may be a major leak in your ductwork, which is pulling outside air directly into the home, instead of cooling it. In some cases, it may also indicate a problem with the thermostat.

For air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL, call the pros at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

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Air Conditioning Repair: My Condenser Fan Won’t Work

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Tampa is a great place to live if you like a lot of sunshine and warm, hot summers. Of course, even those of us that love the heat the most need a break from time to time. If you live in Tampa it is necessary that you have a reliable, efficient air conditioning system to help keep you comfortable during the hottest days of the year. A broken air conditioner can be a serious problem, and there are a lot of issues that your AC may have trouble with. If your air conditioning condensing fan won’t work, contact the Tampa air conditioning repair professionals at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling.

If the fan in your outdoor air conditioning unit will not operate then you will not be able to cool your home. While it is necessary to have any air conditioning fan repair service completed by a qualified professional, there are a few things you can check before calling your air conditioning repair technician. First of all, check the power source that your air conditioning unit operates on. Is everything connected properly? Has the power line been compromised? What about the circuit the unit is on? If your air conditioner is not showing any signs of operation it is possible that it tripped a breaker and there is simply no power coming in. This is definitely a best case scenario.

If the power supply seems to be fine it is possible that the fan motor has been damaged. There may even be something lodged within the fan that is preventing it from rotating properly. You may also have a problem with your capacitor, which keeps the fan motor running. Whatever the issue is, a qualified air conditioning repair technician will be able to pinpoint the source of your problem and repair it accordingly.

Do not let a problem with your air conditioning fan put your comfort at risk this summer. The Tampa air conditioning repair pros at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling are here to help. Our team can resolve any air conditioning problems you may have to protect your comfort during the hottest time of the year. Schedule service today.

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Air Conditioning Installation Options

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Spring is an excellent time to make sure your home cooling system is in top shape for the fast approaching summer. You need to make sure that it can handle another intense cooling season, because breakdowns in August can be stressful and frustrating. By preparing now, you can also avoid the summer rush for air conditioning service. If you’re looking for an air conditioner, whether for a new home or to replace your existing system, there are a number of options available today that provide excellent and energy-efficient cooling performance. There’s is no better time for air conditioning installation in Tampa, FL, so call your local professional at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

Let’s take a look at some of your options:

  • Central air. Far and away the most popular type of residential AC system, central air split systems are cost-effective and efficient systems. Their components are divided into an outdoor unit, which houses the compressor and condenser coils, and an indoor unit, which houses the evaporator coils and air handler. As with all air conditioning, pressurized refrigerant circulates through a cycle of phase changes, removing hot air from your home and sending cool air through an extensive system of ductwork. Paired with a zone control system and programmable thermostats, you can take further control of your indoor climate, with customized temperature for each part of your home, and for each time of the day.
  • Ductless mini splits. As its name suggests, ductless mini splits do not use a system of ductwork to extract and distribute air in your home. However, they are still split systems, with the same type of outdoor unit as a central air. The indoor air handler of a ductless system sits high on the wall or suspended from a ceiling. You can have up to four air handlers for each outdoor compressor/condenser unit, which gives you a built-in zone system, offering comprehensive climate control. They are highly efficient because they don’t use ductwork, and operate nearly silently.

These are just two of the options available for your new air conditioning system. For comprehensive air conditioning installation in Tampa, FL, rely on the experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today! 

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Schedule Your AC Installation with Ierna’s Heating & Cooling

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Living in Florida makes it pretty clear pretty quickly just how important the reliable, efficient performance of your air conditioning system really is. While it is a good idea to invest in a high-quality air conditioning system from a trusted manufacturer, there are a number of other factors that will determine the success of your air conditioning system’s operation. One of the most important of these factors it the quality of your Tampa air conditioning installation. If you want to get best possible performance from your new air conditioning system, regardless of the make or model, schedule your Tampa AC installation with Ierna’s Heating & Cooling.

Tampa Air Conditioning InstallationEven before the actual installation of your air conditioning system there are a number of important decisions that must be made. A professional air conditioning technician from Ierna’s Heating & Cooling will be able to ensure that you have the information you need to make the right decisions about your air conditioning installation. For instance, you will need to choose which type of air conditioner is right for your home.

While traditional central air conditioning systems are still extremely popular, this may not be the best option for your home. If you do not have preexisting ductwork, or if you wish to avoid the energy loss commonly associated with this type of air distribution system, you may want to consider a ductless mini split air conditioning installation. Some environmentally focused homeowners opt for the installation of a highly efficient heat pump. We can help you decide which air conditioning installation option is right for you.

We’ll also ensure that your air conditioner is appropriately sized for your home. If it is too small it will not be able to keep up with the demand you put on it. If it is too large, though, it will short cycle frequently and risk damage to your system. Our Tampa air conditioning installation technicians will determine just how big your air conditioner must be.

To learn more about our outstanding Tampa air conditioning installation options, just give us a call. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Ierna’s Heating & Cooling is the Tampa air conditioning installation company you can trust with your comfort.

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Duct Cleaning Tip: Most Common Contaminants That We Find In Ductwork

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Do you notice dust coming out of your ductwork? Or do you smell a bad odor when you turn on your heating or cooling system? Your ducts circulate the hot and cold air throughout your house. They have to be clean and in good working condition to deliver quality air to your home. Unfortunately, contamination build-up in ductwork is all too common. Ierna’s Heating & Cooling offers complete duct cleaning in Tampa, FL. Here are a few of the most common contaminants that we find in our customers’ ducts.

Ductwork Contaminants in Tampa, FL

If you think your ductwork may be contaminated, it’s important to call for professional duct cleaning in Tampa, FL. Here are some of the most common contaminants that we find in ductwork:

  • Pests. Much more than just a contaminant, insects and rodents can seriously damage your ducts by building obstructive nests and penetrating the ductwork. If you have recently had a pest control company remove unwanted insects and rodent from your home, make sure you also schedule a duct cleaning with us.
  • Dust. There is some controversy about whether dust can be harmful to your health or not, but it certainly can irritate your allergies and pose problems for homeowners with asthma or other respiratory issues. Moreover, excessive dust build-up in ducts can accumulate and even the slightest amounts can significantly impact the energy-efficiency of your cooling and heating systems.
  • Fiberglass. Fiberglass insulation is common in homes throughout America and it often runs close to ductwork. Fiberglass particles can enter loose ductwork and is an acknowledged respiratory irritant. If you think you might have fiberglass or other construction materials in your ductwork, call a duct cleaner today.

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling is committed to the health of our customers and the energy-efficiency of their homes. If your ducts are contaminated, we can help. We offer comprehensive duct cleaning in Tampa, FL with the latest technology, including the Rotobrush system.

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Air Conditioning Tip: Common Light Commercial Air Conditioning Repairs

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling knows how much you value your commercial air conditioning system during the spring, summer and early fall months. It is part of a Florida lifestyle, and it’s essential to the comfort of your business. No matter what type of air conditioning system you have, your local Tampa, FL air conditioning professional can assist with any problems you may be having.

The comfort of your working environment during the long Tampa, FL summer is paramount. There are a few considerations to keep in mind. Even the slightest or minor fault can often lead to more serious issues in your cooling system. Because air conditioning systems require the condenser, compressor, fans, and ductwork to all work together, faults or errors in one area often cause other components of the system to overwork themselves. There are important signs to look out for:

  • Excessive noise: banging, popping or whistling
  • Thermostat unresponsive
  • Air conditioner no longer cools as it once did, or cools unevenly
  • Energy costs spike from month to month

If you recognize any of these problems, then your business may require commercial air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL. Remember that a professional diagnosis must be made by a local Tampa AC expert like Ierna’s Heating & Cooling.

Many air conditioning repairs can be prevented with routine professional maintenance. Keeping your business environment crisp and cool this summer in Tampa, FL is as easy as setting up a maintenance plan. These regular check-ups involve a comprehensive system inspection and cleaning. It also allows the expert Ierna’s Heating & Cooling team to see if there are any minor repairs necessary at this time. It can go a long way to preserving the life of your commercial air conditioner and to making sure you and your employees are comfortable this summer. Call us today for professional commercial air conditioning service in Tampa.

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