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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Combat Scorching Temperatures with a Smart Thermostat

April 13th, 2020

Before you spiral into a fantasy with your thermostat turning into a sentient terminator, let us remind you that this is not what we mean by “smart.” Smart thermostats are as smart as your smartphone is, with some select amount of programming that makes your life a lot easier.

Can you imagine what your life would be like without your smartphone? It would be more difficult, you’d probably spend more money trying to get in touch with people, and you’d most likely fall out of line with any recent news or information. A smart thermostat works almost identically, allowing you to save money, curb energy consumption habits, and overall make your life a lot easier when it comes to heating or air conditioning.

So, with blazingly hot temperatures quickly approaching, we thought this would be a perfect time to talk about investing in a smart thermostat in Bradenton, FL.

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Get Your AC Ready for Summer with These Three Tips

March 30th, 2020

We use our air conditioners a lot here in Sarasota, but one thing is for sure that it’s always a nerve-wracking moment when we start them up for the first time this year. So, in the hopes that homeowners call us in the event that their AC system has trouble functioning when it’s first turned on, we’ve got three unique tips for preparing your AC for the next summer.

We’ve been talking a lot about heaters in the past few months to get our customers through winter, but now as our hot and muggy Florida summer is quickly approaching, it’s time to take care of the systems that matter the most—our air conditioners.

Thankfully, we’re here to provide some tips that can help get your cooling system up and running successfully, including scheduling AC maintenance in Sarasota, FL with the team here!

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Don’t Gamble with a Gas Furnace: Safety Tips

March 16th, 2020

Gas furnaces are built for safety these days, but no amount of precision manufacturing can prepare a system for neglect. Furnaces, just like any other heating system in the country, break down and have trouble when they haven’t been tuned-up, cleaned, or functioning properly. The problem with a gas furnace is that, unlike other heaters, it can sometimes lead to pretty serious safety concerns that are not present in other heating systems.

When taking the time to seriously think about your heater’s condition and the quality of your HVAC systems, we want you to think very hard about how your gas furnace is doing. Do you need heating repair in Venice, FL? If the answer to that question is yes, then give our team a call and we can help you out. If the answer to that question is “no” or “I don’t know,” then we implore you to keep reading while we talk about why it’s so necessary to keep your gas furnace in working order!

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Gas or Electric: Which Furnace Is Right for You?

March 2nd, 2020

To invest in a gas or electric furnace, that is the question. Regardless of what a commercial might tell you, these systems have fundamental differences that must be reconciled by every homeowner that’s doing their own due diligence.

While we’re not going to necessarily tell you which furnace to get when looking at options for heating in Sarasota, FL—we’re definitely on board with telling you about their major differences. If you’re a homeowner that’s struggling to differentiate between a gas or electric furnace, then let us take you on a journey where we talk about their efficiency, effectiveness, and examine exactly how they work. Once you know the major points that separate these two systems, you’ll be better equipped to decide which is right for your home.

Well, let’s get started!

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Could a New Thermostat Be What Your Heater Needs?

February 17th, 2020

Let’s be honest, thermostats aren’t necessarily where most of your attention goes when you think of quality temperature control. This isn’t by accident! Heating in Venice, FL is a huge investment and your heating system is by far the biggest chunk of that investment. However, your thermostat is like the brain of the system, and without a functioning brain, your HVAC system could be ruining your budget.

So, we’re going to go through a few of the benefits you might receive from a smart or Wi-Fi thermostat, so you’re given enough information to make a quality decision on what’s right for your system. If any of these benefits sound like they could help you save money or make your life better, then they’re definitely worth investing in.

Let’s get started!

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Keep Your Furnace Efficient, Replace Your Filter!

February 3rd, 2020

Usually, when we write about furnace filters, there are two kinds of people we’re writing to. The first is the slightly annoyed furnace owners in our area that exclaim “oh no, I totally forgot to replace the filter,” and they close out the tab.

The second kind of customer that we’d like to reach when we talk about furnace filters are the people who say, “What? My furnace has a filter?”

So, for all you homeowners out there that didn’t even know your furnace had a filter to be replaced, there’s no need to feel guilty. A lot of amateur HVAC technicians don’t even tell their customers about the filter and this is one of those things that separates our team from the rest. We’re invested in the life of your heater, while we help you avoid heating repair in Sarasota, FL for as long as possible.

So, let’s start with step one!

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