Jim McDonald & Sons Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

You Might Need an AC Replacement This Year

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

We know, this is not something that anyone wants to hear. But before you hit the back button and head towards a different blog post–we want to tell you that replacement might actually be an exciting opportunity for you and your family. If this sounds like a sales pitch, or that it’s too good to be true, then keep reading. We promise it’s not!

The truth is that AC replacement is just another solution on an HVAC professional’s toolbelt. Not every AC system should be repaired, and oftentimes homeowners repair their old or outdated systems, only to be unhappy with the comfort levels and to enjoy subpar efficiency levels every month. A replacement is a great big step towards improving the quality and comfort of your home.

Keep reading to learn about why replacement is such an interesting air conditioning service in Bradenton, FL, and why you should be prepared for your next replacement.

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3 Tips Budgeting for Your Next AC

Monday, May 9th, 2022

How much money would you be able to spend on a cooling system right now? Do you have a ballpark or an exact amount in your savings when you start planning this project? If these questions sound like a lot, or if you’re starting to get overwhelmed, then don’t worry. We’re here to help. A lot of homeowners are just starting to entertain the idea of a new air conditioning system or a heat pump.

The important thing to remember is that your air conditioner installation, or repair work, or pretty much anything that involves your AC is going to cost money. These systems run on electricity, and as you know from your devices and appliances, electricity costs are still on the rise. The important thing we’re going to discuss today is AC financing in Sarasota, FL.

Let’s talk about 3 great ways to prepare for your next AC financing project.

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Top 5 Most Common AC Repairs

Monday, April 25th, 2022

While high capacity, powerful machines, even ACs are prone to break down every now and then. This is fair considering they handle a lot of work, and the conditions in which they operate aren’t always ideal. There are a number of things that can cause an AC to break down and likewise many things that can necessitate repair. In this article, we’ll go over the top five most common AC repairs homeowners encounter.

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Where Does DIY AC Repair Go Wrong?

Monday, April 11th, 2022

There’s a little bit of a tug-of-war game going on between handy DIY-ers and professional HVAC technicians. They both attempt to do the same thing, and they’ll spend a lot of time telling homeowners how much better off they’d be of they chose one option over the other. It can be enough to drown out any conversation at a barbeque or a block party. We totally understand, this kind of topic can easily get lost in the shuffle.

However, we’re never going to be that kind of HVAC team. We don’t tell homeowners not to work on their homes, it’s their house so they should do what they want to. We love hearing about new projects, new exciting property potentials, and even our neighbors and friends learning new skills. DIY is always a good thing, until you run into problems that were foreseeable.

This blog post is about why DIY AC repair in Sarasota, FL may not be a good idea, even if DIY repairs are good in general.

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Save Money With Commercial Maintenance

Monday, March 28th, 2022

While most people are aware of the contributions of commercial HVAC systems to the comfort and simplicity of our daily lives, few are familiar with the importance of maintaining these units on a regular basis. As highly equipped pieces of machinery, commercial HVAC systems necessitate a reasonable degree of attention and care in order to work at their best. In this article, we will review the benefits of consistently maintaining your unit and how it can save you frustration and money.

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The Science Behind Your Refrigerant

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

Refrigerant is the centerpiece of your HVAC system. It’s essentially where all of the magic happens, and is directly responsible for the conversion of temperatures within your home. For the pivotal role that it plays in your home’s comfort, it’s essential to understand this component of your HVAC system and how its function impacts you.

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Do I Even Need an AC?

Friday, February 11th, 2022

As many already know, Florida summers are hot. They can produce an unbelievable amount of heat, humidity, and discomfort, and can make living feel like a chore. Even more problematic, some people seek to manage these varying and extreme conditions with the use of an outdated and inefficient AC system, or even worse without one at all.

Through the following, we’ll review some of the most pertinent reasons why you should consider investing in your home’s AC, and how it can drastically improve your quality of life.

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Does a Refrigerant Leak Lead to Replacement?

Monday, January 17th, 2022

This is a tricky question. On one hand, a simple refrigerant leak will be easy enough for a professional to patch and recharge. Especially when you’re dealing with highly skilled and well-trained pros, you can get any solution at a price. Today, we’d like to talk about when your refrigerant leak might lead to a quick repair, and when it might be a sign that you need to replace your air conditioning system.

It’s important to look at metrics like cost over time, because that’s going to be the largest impact on your life and budget. A quick fix might be cheaper than a replacement, but if your AC springs a refrigerant leak six months after the last one was plugged, you’ll be wishing you invested in a new air conditioning installation system.

Let’s plan accordingly for the future and discuss refrigerant leaks!

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How Powerful Is Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

When hot temperatures roll through our area and we start stressing out the air conditioning, there’s one budding question that can linger in the back of our minds—how powerful is your AC system? After all, if you encounter a problem with your AC’s ability to keep your home cool, you can just upgrade it to a larger and more powerful system to do things better, right? Well, that’s not entirely true.

Air conditioners are designed with a specific purpose in mind. They are supposed to efficiently cool the amount of space throughout your entire home. If they can’t, then it doesn’t mean you need a larger cooling system, it means that you need air conditioning repair in Sarasota, FL. An air conditioner should be powerful enough to cool your entire house.

Down below, we’ll explain exactly what we mean. Just remember to explore your options and call our team when you encounter a problem.

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Three Tips for Better AC Efficiency

Monday, December 20th, 2021

Our air conditioners aren’t done yet! We’ve still got a few hot days left in 2021, and don’t even get us started on the hot days coming in 2022! With just one machine powering the cooling comfort of your home, it can be a little anxiety-inducing knowing that you rely on this technology so much.

Don’t worry, take a deep breath. We’re here to help you, and not just by providing seasonal AC maintenance in Sarasota, or last-minute repairs for a homeowner in need. We’ve got some great tips that you can employ that will help reduce your energy consumption and increase the comfort levels of your home. All of these can be done at a minimal cost, and some can even be done for free!

Energy efficiency isn’t just a trick of the trade, it’s a lifestyle. The more you get used to saving energy, the better off you’ll be in the long term.

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