Do You Need AC Repair This Week?

October 12th, 2020

What’s the point of asking about when you need AC repairs? From a homeowner’s perspective, doesn’t it not matter as long as you get them done soon? Well, that might be true. But how soon will you be getting them done?

The fact of the matter is that we don’t have much time left in the cooling season for AC repairs. It can be incredibly easy to accidentally forget about a necessary repair need when you let your AC off the hook for a few months in winter, only to be frustrated when it breaks down in the next cooling cycle. Air conditioning repair in Sarasota, FL doesn’t wait for you to be ready or remind you when it’s necessary. It’s up to you to understand the urgency of your air conditioner’s repair.

So, how urgent are your AC repairs? Well, let’s find out!

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What’s Wrong with Your Compressor?

September 28th, 2020

The weather is a little different down here in Florida. Everyone else all over the country is busy gearing their heating system up for a rough winter, and we’re still encountering air conditioner problems that could be obnoxious for the future. Many hot days are still yet to come for us, so it’s vital that your air conditioner works as it should.

When was the last time you thought about your system’s compressor? A few months ago? Never? Do you not even know what the compressor is? That’s really no problem for us.

As your experts in air conditioning repair in Venice, FL, we’re here to talk about your system’s compressor. We’ll talk about what it does and detail some common issues that usually plague this component. Does that sound good?

Keep reading and remember to call us if you encounter compressor problems.

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Choosing the Right AC System

September 14th, 2020

What is “the right AC system” anyways? That’s like saying you’re going to choose the right “color” for your bedroom walls or the right style of carpet. There are no right or wrongs when it comes to this kind of thing, right?

Well, kind of. We’d say that there are definitely wrong air conditioners. AC systems that run inefficiently or that don’t maximize your comfort levels are probably wrongly suited for your home. Likewise, an air conditioner that keeps you comfortable and causes your energy bills to be lower is probably better than one that doesn’t, don’t you agree?

Luckily, there are different types of air conditioners that achieve these goals. When it comes to AC installation in Sarasota, FL, it’s a good idea to work with the professionals and ensure you get set up with an AC that makes you happy.

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Can Clean Air Ducts Improve Your HVAC?

August 31st, 2020

The short answer is yes, but we didn’t necessarily come up with this blog topic to give you a short answer. Most homeowners won’t just take “yes” for an answer, since it might not make perfect sense off the top of your head. What do clean ducts have to do with your HVAC system’s efficacy?

Well, answering this question is a bit more complicated than just saying yes or no. First, we’d like to talk in detail about all the components of your HVAC system. There are a lot of inputs and outputs in that kind of equation. Secondly, we’re going to talk about how your ductwork fits in and why clean ducts are always better than dirty ducts.

Remember, nobody should be cleaning their own ducts. There are professional services out there for air duct cleaning in Sarasota, FL. If you want a trustworthy team to take care of it for you, we can help!

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Noisy Nuisances: Sounds Your AC Might Be Making

August 17th, 2020

Ah, one of the oldest AC tricks in the book. Systems that make a noise during the middle of the night, or on a hot day, are often trying to tell you something. Whether you’re ready to listen to your air conditioner or ignore it is another matter entirely.

As your local, neighborhood HVAC professionals, we’re here to talk about some of those noises you might hear your AC make. No, we’re not talking about the sound of air coming from your vents, or the gentle click of the system turning on. We’re talking about abnormal noises that signal something is “off.” If you ignore these types of noises, you’re bound to need expensive AC repair in Sarasota, FL sometime in the near future.

So, keep reading and make sure you pay attention to what your air conditioner is trying to tell you!

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It’s Time to Filter Your Air

August 3rd, 2020

Contaminants didn’t use to be such a bad problem for our indoor air, believe it or not. Back in the day, homes were drafty and a strong outside wind could blow through your home and push contaminants like dust and dirt out. While that sounds like a good thing, it would make heating and air conditioning an absolute nightmare.

Today, we’re much more efficient with our HVAC solutions. We seal our homes up tightly so that cooled or heated air stays indoors where you can remain comfortable without using as much energy. This means your air is more contaminated than it used to be, and dust or dirt has nowhere to go but to stay inside.

Air filters in Sarasota, FL are the solution you might be looking for. If your indoor air quality has been poor, then an air filter can help keep those contaminants from becoming a problem. Let’s talk about how an air filtration system works and whether it’s right for your home.

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Get Your Dirty Ducts “Done Up”

July 20th, 2020

Do your air ducts a favor this season and get them cleaned. This is less of an optional service and more something that we urge homeowners to get done. Dirty air ducts can be a problem in a variety of different ways. From impacting your indoor air quality to reducing the efficacy and efficiency of your air conditioner, dirty ducts are something that should be avoided.

Thankfully, our team works to provide duct cleaning in Sarasota, FL. We’ve got the right tools and technical expertise to clean every inch of your air ducts, making them work better together with your HVAC system.

These services are vital for your home. You might not believe us, which is why we’ve gone ahead and listed some convincing reasons below as to why you should invest in this service today. Make your air conditioner, indoor air quality machines, and your home happier with cleaner ducts.

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Invest in a Central Air Conditioner Today!

July 6th, 2020

Sometimes our blog posts can be a little frustrating for homeowners. With all the different types of air conditioning systems out there, some people feel confused and annoyed when none of these systems are matching their budget. It’s true, heat pumps and ductless air conditioners are all more expensive cooling machines than central air conditioners. Many people just want their home cooled at the lowest cost possible, by a reliable system.

As much as we love talking about our other systems, it’s true that central AC in Sarasota, FL stands as the most popular and affordable way to give your home proper cooling. Here in Florida, where having a home that’s cooled and comfortable is a necessity, that could be the direction you’re headed.

So, keep reading as we get into the details of how a central air conditioner works, why it’s so popular, and what to keep in mind when looking to invest in one.

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Team Tony Cancer Foundation Virtual Trivia Night

July 2nd, 2020

Please join us in supporting Team Tony Cancer Foundation, a charity organization whose mission is to provide free peer-to-peer support and resources to cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers by participating in their virtual trivia night!

Jim McDonald and Sons is a proud sponsor of the event and we hope to see you there for a night of fun and games from the safety of your own home!

When: Thursday, July 9th at 7:30 PM.

Where: The comfort of your own home!

Participation: $15 Per household. Tickets available at

Proceeds Benefit: Team Tony Cancer Foundation

Drop by to say hello and support a cause that we can all get behind. See you there!

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The Science Behind Dehumidification

June 22nd, 2020

Florida is home to some of the most humid weather our countries sees on a continual basis. We’re a destination for so many people, to enjoy the warm weather and beaches, but little do outsiders know about the serious amount of humidity we have to deal with. At some points living in Sarasota feels like trying to breathe water!

Well, now that we mention it, high humidity does more than just make temperatures more uncomfortable. A dehumidifier in Sarasota, FL is necessary but not many people in our area know why. That’s what we’re here to discuss today.

Let’s talk about the science behind dehumidification, how our dehumidifiers work, and what changing the humidity of your home does to your wellbeing. If you were considering a dehumidifier before reading this post, we bet you’ll feel more confident about your purchase decision once you know the cold hard facts behind such technology.

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