Jim McDonald & Sons Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

“Some Rooms Just Won’t Cool. What Gives?”

Monday, May 10th, 2021

Our community is made up of homes. Those homes are made up of rooms. And our rooms are probably large enough to be made up of sections. There’s a lot of air that needs to be cooled on those scorching hot summer days, and it’s important to know about any problems you might be experiencing.

If you’ve got a room that’s constantly hot, or that’s just not cooling to the temperature you set on the thermostat, there could be a few things going on. These problems with your air conditioning in Sarasota, FL could be directly related to the temperature you’re setting on your thermostat, or to the condition of your AC system, or even to the condition of your ductwork.

Unfortunately, unless you call our team for help we won’t be able to give you an answer that’s 100% certain. But perhaps today we can steer you in the right direction. Let’s talk about some reasons why a specific room might not be cooled to your standards.

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What Makes an HVAC Technician Worth the Price?

Monday, November 9th, 2020

So, you’ve read a few of our blog posts and seen our website. We’re definitely a dependable source for everything that has to do with air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, and anything else in the HVAC world. We’re professionals just like the person you normally call to work on your HVAC problems, right?

Well, not necessarily. Every professional technician is going to be different. Some are more reliable, more certified, and offer more value than others. We want to help make sure you’re getting the most out of your professional HVAC technician, even if it’s not us.

So, buckle up. If you’re in the mood to really split hairs when it comes to HVAC in Bradenton, FL, then keep reading! We promise we’ll give you the most important reasons why we’re probably the best team in the area by a longshot.

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Choosing the Right AC System

Monday, September 14th, 2020

What is “the right AC system” anyways? That’s like saying you’re going to choose the right “color” for your bedroom walls or the right style of carpet. There are no right or wrongs when it comes to this kind of thing, right?

Well, kind of. We’d say that there are definitely wrong air conditioners. AC systems that run inefficiently or that don’t maximize your comfort levels are probably wrongly suited for your home. Likewise, an air conditioner that keeps you comfortable and causes your energy bills to be lower is probably better than one that doesn’t, don’t you agree?

Luckily, there are different types of air conditioners that achieve these goals. When it comes to AC installation in Sarasota, FL, it’s a good idea to work with the professionals and ensure you get set up with an AC that makes you happy.

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Invest in a Central Air Conditioner Today!

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Sometimes our blog posts can be a little frustrating for homeowners. With all the different types of air conditioning systems out there, some people feel confused and annoyed when none of these systems are matching their budget. It’s true, heat pumps and ductless air conditioners are all more expensive cooling machines than central air conditioners. Many people just want their home cooled at the lowest cost possible, by a reliable system.

As much as we love talking about our other systems, it’s true that central AC in Sarasota, FL stands as the most popular and affordable way to give your home proper cooling. Here in Florida, where having a home that’s cooled and comfortable is a necessity, that could be the direction you’re headed.

So, keep reading as we get into the details of how a central air conditioner works, why it’s so popular, and what to keep in mind when looking to invest in one.

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Combat Scorching Temperatures with a Smart Thermostat

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Think Ahead with AC Maintenance Now

Monday, January 20th, 2020

We know, it’s the middle of January and you’re probably busy dealing with a faulty heater than you are with your air conditioner. However, we want to take this moment to talk about the benefits that you could receive from scheduling maintenance on your AC while you’re not using it.

It would be different if your air conditioner was surrounded by a few feet of ice and snow, but down here in Florida, it’s a different story. HVAC in Venice, FL can be easier to perform during the winter because we have such a mild wintertime climate. Your air conditioner has probably only experienced wind, rain, and some temperatures that never exceeded freezing.

So, receiving maintenance now means there’s plenty of space and time for a specialist to take an intricate look at your system, to inspect it for any problems that might become front and center this summer.

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Check Out Our Blog for Advice on All Things HVAC

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Be sure to bookmark the Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Cooling’s blog to start learning the ins and outs of HVAC.

We’ll regularly post energy saving tips, how-to’s on troubleshooting your systems, and breakdowns on even the most complex industry related terms and concepts.

Need help now? Send us a message or get in touch today.

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