McDonald Home Services Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Does a High SEER2 Rating Matter?

Monday, April 8th, 2024

When it’s time to install a new central air conditioner in your home, you may be wondering about those SEER2 ratings assigned to AC units. Does it really matter if you go with the baseline efficiency standard or invest in a high-efficiency unit?

The short answer is yes. A high-efficiency air conditioner can go a long way toward saving you money on your monthly energy costs. You can give our team a call to schedule your in-home assessment and learn about Sarasota air conditioning financing. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the SEER2 rating system and why it matters.

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3 Tips to Make Your AC Quieter

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Most air conditioners operate fairly quietly, but that isn’t always the case. If you find that your air conditioner is a little too loud, there are some steps you can take to help it operate more quietly. If you are concerned about how your air conditioner is operating, you can always give our team a call for Northport air conditioning service.

Keep reading to learn our three tips for quiet AC operation. If you don’t notice a difference with these three tweaks, it’s a good idea to go ahead and schedule a check up for your air conditioner. It’s an important service to schedule annually anyway, and prioritizing service now is a great way to ensure your air conditioner operates efficiently and quietly all spring and summer long.

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How Long Does AC Installation Truly Take?

Monday, December 18th, 2023

You know you need a new air conditioner, and you’re trying to plan ahead as much as possible. But there’s one thing that just doesn’t seem to have a straightforward answer–how long does it actually take to install your air conditioner from start to finish?

If you’re replacing a central AC with another central AC, you can expect four to eight hours in total. But of course, there’s a lot of nuance to AC installation in Bradenton, FL, so there’s a chance that the answer you’re looking for isn’t nearly as linear. Let’s discuss why.

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This Little Sensor Could Be Causing All Your AC Problems

Monday, November 20th, 2023

Your air conditioner turns on when its needs to, then stops when it doesn’t. You don’t think anything of it, except all of a sudden it’s not providing cool air. It’s not warm, but it’s not cold either, so what’s the deal? Well, it could all be due to one little sensor that’s deep in your air conditioner.

When we perform AC repair in Venice, FL, sometimes we run into a unique problem: a sensor on the blower motor. While this does need to be repaired and it’s a DIY kind of fix, the good news is that it’s not the same as a total system breakdown. As long as it’s caught early, there may also be minimal long-term damages to your air conditioner.

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Is It an AC Emergency or Not? Let’s Find Out

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Your air conditioner runs into problems over its 10-15 year lifespan, but not all of them are causes for immediate concern or emergency. But how do you really know which one is and which one isn’t? Since your air conditioner didn’t come with a list of what big problems your AC might run into, we’ll do it instead.

This is how you know if you need emergency HVAC services in Sarasota, FL, or if you can schedule an appointment and have a technician come out at a normal time to help you fix the issue.

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This Could Be Destroying Your AC Right Now (and it’s a Quick Fix)

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Your air conditioner is a forced air system. That basically means it’s pulling in air, and then forcing air out through your vents to deliver cool air throughout your home. Let’s focus on one part, though: the air intake. This is crucial for the entire system to operate, and it could be failing due to a simple, basic reason.

With all the AC service in Sarasota, FL we provide, we see a little bit of everything. One of the biggest problems is not switching out your air filter, then it remains clogged and suffocates your air conditioning system. This actually leads to a lot more problems than you might think, so let’s go over what those are, and why you need to switch out your air filter more often.

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How to Know it’s Time for a new Air Conditioner

Monday, September 25th, 2023

Your air conditioner has lasted you through just about everything you can imagine, but it has a shelf life on it. And when that runs its course, you need to have it replaced. But how can you really tell that it’s time to replace that old AC anyway?

We’ve handled lots of AC replacement in Sarasota, FL, so we know what it looks like when your current air conditioner is close to breaking down for the last time. If you’re concerned about your air conditioner being at the end of the line, this is what you need to know.

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AC Making These Sounds? It Might be a Problem

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Your AC makes its usual noises, like the sound of air flowing through vents, and maybe a bit of a hum as it kicks on in the middle of the night when there’s no competing sounds. That’s okay, but there are sounds it’s not supposed to make that you really need to know about.

During AC repair in Sarasota, FL , we’ve seen quite a few problems. We’ve been called for noises like you wouldn’t believe, and chief among them are these sounds. If you hear these, it’s time to call for repairs.

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AC Won’t Turn Off? Here’s What You Need to Do

Monday, August 14th, 2023

Your air conditioner is supposed to kick on when the temperature goes up a little too much, then quickly bring the room back down to your preferred temperature within about twenty minutes or so. But it’s still running, and who knows how long it’s been?

In the end, you’ll need AC repair in Sarasota, FL, but for now we can help you shut it down so you don’t run through your entire monthly energy bill all at once. Before we do, a word of caution: never, under any circumstances, interfere with the internal wiring of your air conditioner.

Anything of this sort should exclusively be carried out by an HVAC technician with the proper training, experience, certification, and safety protocols in place. It’s not worth your life to turn the air conditioner off, so use these two methods here and nothing else.

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Can You Fix Your AC Compressor or Not?

Monday, July 17th, 2023

Your air conditioner has three pieces that are crucial to operation. When they break down, the whole thing stops working. Those parts are the condenser, evaporator, and of course, your air compressor.

When your compressor runs into issues, you’ll know it–or at least that something’s wrong. It always results in air conditioning repair in Sarasota, FL, but there’s no telling if the compressor needs to be replaced or not. Let’s talk about that.

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