McDonald Home Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

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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Classic Signs That You Need AC Repair Sooner Rather Than Later

Monday, May 8th, 2023
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Your air conditioner is the caped crusader of your home. It keeps the temperature low, the humidity even lower, and filters out dust, debris, and particles in the air. It rocks, but it’s in trouble.

Without AC repair in Sarasota, FL, your air conditioner could be in trouble. You can be left without air conditioning for a while if you ignore obvious signs that it’s in need of repair. Let’s talk about what those are and when you need to call for repairs.

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Why the Temperature Differential Matters

Monday, August 1st, 2022

The temperature differential is a simple but important thing to consider when running your air conditioner. It’s the difference between the outside temperature and the inside temperature, and it’s going to heavily impact how you set your home’s thermostat. If it’s hotter outside, you might feel like you need to set your thermostat lower in order for the actual temperature to be comfortable–but that’s not very accurate.

This blog post is going to be all about the temperature differential. We’ll talk about why it’s important, why people have misconceptions about it, and how you can be a better AC owner as a result. If you follow our advice and still run into issues with your AC not meeting temperature demands, then we urge you to call us for AC repairs in Venice, FL. Otherwise, keep reading to learn more about this important point!

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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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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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What’s Wrong With Your Drain Lines?

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Believe it or not, your air conditioner has to deal with a fair share of moisture every year. As it cools your home, it also dehumidifies it and draws water out of the air as a byproduct. That’s why every air conditioning system has a condensate line that allows condensing water to travel out of the unit and outside where it enters the environment. Interesting, right?

That is until your drain line starts causing some serious problems for your home comfort, your air conditioner, and more. It can clog, it can be dirty and cause mold to grow, and it can even cause so much damage that it causes your ductless mini split or other air handlers to fall off the wall because of moisture.

Today, we’re going to focus in on common drain line problems and point you in the direction of our air conditioning repair in Sarasota, FL if you need professional help.

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Why Is Your AC Struggling?

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Why is the earth round? What’s the meaning of life? Certainly, there are some questions that you’ll just never know the answer to, right?

We hate to be harsh, but that’s not true. There absolutely is an answer to the question of “why is my AC struggling?” and we hope to answer it right here and now. Sure, if you don’t really care about the answer to that question, you can always just call our team of professionals to repair your system lickety-split. But most homeowners want to know the ins and outs of their system and exactly how much money they should be spending on it.

So, let’s talk about why your air conditioner is having a rough time. We’ll go through some clear reasons why you need to call us for air conditioning repair in Sarasota, FL. Don’t worry, our phone lines are open and we’ll even provide a handy link at the bottom to get you in touch with us!

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Giving Your AC a Grade for the Year

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Now that fall is in full swing, you’re probably nervously awaiting your kid’s report card at the end of the semester. Though, report cards are a good way to measure the success of a school’s program and how hard your kid is working to achieve those good grades. Why can’t the same set of principles be adhered to something else, like air conditioning?

Our air conditioners get a lot of use throughout the year here in Florida. Giving your system a year-end grade can be a really good way to gauge when to invest in repairs, maintenance, or even a replacement down the line.

Today, we’ll give you a good AC grading system that can help you break things down. If your suffering AC needs air conditioning service in Bradenton, FL, then don’t hesitate to tell us what grade you gave it and why!

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Do You Need AC Repair This Week?

Monday, October 12th, 2020

What’s the point of asking about when you need AC repairs? From a homeowner’s perspective, doesn’t it not matter as long as you get them done soon? Well, that might be true. But how soon will you be getting them done?

The fact of the matter is that we don’t have much time left in the cooling season for AC repairs. It can be incredibly easy to accidentally forget about a necessary repair need when you let your AC off the hook for a few months in winter, only to be frustrated when it breaks down in the next cooling cycle. Air conditioning repair in Sarasota, FL doesn’t wait for you to be ready or remind you when it’s necessary. It’s up to you to understand the urgency of your air conditioner’s repair.

So, how urgent are your AC repairs? Well, let’s find out!

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