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

Are Your Ducts Sweating?

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Air conditioning systems are designed to keep us from sweating too much, but your sweating ducts could be a serious problem. Yes, air ducts can start to sweat due to changes in temperatures and humidity, and yes, this can be a huge problem.

Homeowners often try to reconcile something wrong as to whether or not it’s normal. While sweating ducts might seem normal, because your AC is on full blast and it’s humid outside, but they’re really not. Sweating ducts can quickly lead to mold growth and more humidity. Basically, this could be a huge signal that your home needs duct repair in Sarasota, FL.

Our team provides comprehensive duct services in the Sarasota area, and we have been since 1970. Let’s get into the details behind sweating ducts, and why your air ducts are more important than ever.

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Can Clean Air Ducts Improve Your HVAC?

Monday, 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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It’s Time to Filter Your Air

Monday, 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”

Monday, 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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The Science Behind Dehumidification

Monday, 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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3 Benefits of a Home Air Purifier

Monday, 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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Assess Your Indoor Air Quality Today

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Indoor air quality is a harder subject to approach with homeowners than something like heating or air conditioning. With temperature control, more often than not you can feel the difference by way of your own comfort. It’s hard to get used to sweating and overheating, which is why you’ll know when you need solid air conditioning service. Likewise with a heater, if you’re freezing on a chilly day then you’ll know that heater service is something you’ll absolutely want.

However, with indoor air quality, homeowners can have poor air quality inside their homes and believe that it’s normal. We’ve stepped into plenty of homes that are full of dust, debris, and pet dander to the point of being a respiratory problem, but homeowners don’t often notice since we can get used to our poor air quality easily. So, as your resident specialist team for HVAC in Sarasota, FL we’re going to fill you in on a few ways you can watch for your lousy air quality.

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The Benefits of a Whole-House Dehumidifier

Monday, November 25th, 2019

When most homeowners think of a dehumidifier, they think of the portable version that plugs into your outlet and drips into a little bucket. While we’re technically talking about the same thing, a whole-house dehumidifier is a whole different piece of equipment. Sometimes, you’re going to want to dehumidify your entire home, especially if you’re seeing excessive water damage due to the moisture in your air. That’s where a whole-house dehumidifier comes in!

If you’re planning on investing in a dehumidifier in Sarasota, FL then you might want to keep a whole-house dehumidifier on your radar. It provides several benefits that a portable system won’t ever be able to give. That’s why we’re writing this, to give you the lowdown on the major benefits you could receive with a dehumidifier like this.

Trust us, when it gets humid enough to drown during the summer months, you’ll be glad you kept reading.

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