Jim McDonald & Sons Blog: Posts Tagged ‘furnace repair’

This is Why Your Furnace Stopped Working

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

There’s one little component in your furnace that’s vital to its operation, and vital to your health. We all know that there are some dangers associated with furnaces, which is why they have safety features built in–a flame sensor is one of those features.

We’ll explain what a flame sensor is, what it does, and what it means for your upcoming furnace repair in Sarasota. Spoiler alert: it’s not a DIY-friendly job, and needs to be handled by a technician. Now let’s explain why.

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Do You Need to Replace or Repair Your Furnace?

Monday, March 15th, 2021

That’s a good question. You might have thought you’d get to this blog post and hear us just give you a one-word answer and call it a day, but that’s just not the case. In order to be a responsible HVAC provider, we need to tell you the truth. And the truth is, the decision to replace or repair your furnace depends on many factors.

Ultimately, the choice is yours. If you tell us that you’d rather pay for furnace repair in Sarasota, FL over a replacement, then we’re not going to argue with you. The only thing we will say is that it might be more cost-effective to go with the latter option.

Determining how much it will cost down the line is the main game we play when we decide between repairs or replacement. Today, we’ll try to simplify this decision and make it easier for you going forward.

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Everything to Know About Your Furnace’s Heat Exchanger

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Look, we know that here in Florida, the focus is usually on air conditioners. You only use your furnace for a tiny fraction of the year, so why would we spend an entire blog post about such a small component of your heating system?

Well, don’t let the heat exchanger’s size fool you, it’s one of the most important aspects of your furnace, let alone the safety of your home. While you might not use your furnace as much as your AC, a gas furnace that’s neglected can quickly become a safety concern if you’re not careful. We see this happen to furnaces in Lakewood Ranch, FL all the time, and we’d like to inform our customers about the importance of proper heater care.

So, want to know more about the most sensitive component of your heating system? Keep reading and we’ll tell you!

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What’s That Smell?

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Uh oh, your furnace has never smelled like that before! Or maybe it has, you were just never around at this time of year to really take it in. Regardless of what the smell is, how bad it is, or how you feel about it, it could absolutely be a signal that something is wrong with your system.

Smells that come from a furnace system can range anywhere from common things to serious disasters and it’s up to you to call for help when you need it. We don’t live at your home, you do! This is why you need to call us when you think there’s something funky giving off strange smells from your system.

We’re the team to call for furnace repair in Bradenton, FL when it comes to strange smells in your system. Whether it’s a gas leak, a carbon monoxide leak, or something else causing the scent, we’ve got your back.

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Don’t Gamble with a Gas Furnace: Safety Tips

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Gas furnaces are built for safety these days, but no amount of precision manufacturing can prepare a system for neglect. Furnaces, just like any other heating system in the country, break down and have trouble when they haven’t been tuned-up, cleaned, or functioning properly. The problem with a gas furnace is that, unlike other heaters, it can sometimes lead to pretty serious safety concerns that are not present in other heating systems.

When taking the time to seriously think about your heater’s condition and the quality of your HVAC systems, we want you to think very hard about how your gas furnace is doing. Do you need heating repair in Venice, FL? If the answer to that question is yes, then give our team a call and we can help you out. If the answer to that question is “no” or “I don’t know,” then we implore you to keep reading while we talk about why it’s so necessary to keep your gas furnace in working order!

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