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 TeamTony.org

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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Our Ductless Air Conditioner FAQ

June 8th, 2020

Could you use a ductless air conditioner? Well, if you’ve stumbled onto this blog post, chances are you don’t know the answer to that question. That’s not a bad thing, we don’t expect everyone not in the HVAC industry to know the ins and outs of every piece of equipment we service. That’s why we’ve developed this handy ductless AC FAQ, to better inform prospective consumers and give them the professional opinion they deserve!

When it comes to air conditioning in Florida, you need the best, most efficient system available. We put so much stress on our systems every year, that anything inefficient or prone to breaking down is just unacceptable. That’s why we think a ductless AC in Sarasota, FL is the perfect choice for many homeowners who are looking for a less conventional solution to their cooling needs.

Keep reading, we promise it will be worth it.

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Choosing the Right Commercial HVAC Professional

May 25th, 2020

So, you’re deciding to take your business’s comfort to the next level and you’ve been searching online for a good commercial HVAC professional. No, scratch that—a great commercial HVAC professional. The only problem is, how do you find that great professional, and what signs point to a pro that knows what they’re doing?

That’s what we’re going to focus on today with this blog post. There are certain qualities that separate the good contractors from the great ones, and when so much is on the line in commercial service, you’re going to want to spot out the great ones from a mile away. No matter if you’re looking for quality heating or commercial AC in Sarasota, FL, having a team of pros that are qualified, experienced, and well-liked through the community has benefits that many business owners would never go without.

Let’s take a look at what you should look for in a commercial HVAC provider.

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5 Signs of an Aging Air Conditioner

May 11th, 2020

Air conditioners don’t last forever, and age is one of the primary factors that should be considered when thinking about replacing yours. While many homeowners are fine with letting their old system keep cooling their house because it’s still doing an okay job, the fact is that you could be using more energy and paying more than you normally would with a newer replacement model.

We get it, AC repair in Sarasota, FL can be a good service to call for when you’re being a responsible homeowner. However, too many homeowners tend to repair their air conditioners that are just too old to be still working in peak condition.

While we often recommend air conditioner replacements, today we’d like to talk about why we offer this kind of service so much. AC repairs can be vital for your system, but when you’re dealing with an aging air conditioner, you’re going to have to think about the future.

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3 Benefits of a Home Air Purifier

April 27th, 2020

Air purifiers are becoming a major necessity in homes throughout the country, and that’s no surprise to us. They’re incredibly beneficial to any homeowner that’s trying to protect their health and the health of their family. However, if you’ve found yourself constantly wondering whether or not you could use an air purifier, you’re not alone.

Many homeowners throughout the country are starting to ask themselves this, especially as we’re all trapped at home for the near future. By being inside more, we can really start to tell if our indoor air is harming our health.

So, whether you’re looking for a Reme Halo air purifier or an ultraviolet air purifier, your indoor air quality could be better off with either one or both of those systems. Just remember to contact the pros for your indoor air quality services in Sarasota, FL—by giving our team a call today!

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Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Cooling Inc. Receives 2020 Best of Sarasota Award

April 17th, 2020

Sarasota, April 8, 2020 — Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Cooling Inc. has been selected for the 2020 Best of Sarasota Award in the Air Conditioning Repair Service category by the Sarasota Award Program.

Each year, the Sarasota Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Sarasota area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Sarasota Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Sarasota Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Sarasota Award Program

The Sarasota Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Sarasota area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Sarasota Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

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