Jim McDonald & Sons Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

Gas or Electric: Which Furnace Is Right for You?

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

To invest in a gas or electric furnace, that is the question. Regardless of what a commercial might tell you, these systems have fundamental differences that must be reconciled by every homeowner that’s doing their own due diligence.

While we’re not going to necessarily tell you which furnace to get when looking at options for heating in Sarasota, FL—we’re definitely on board with telling you about their major differences. If you’re a homeowner that’s struggling to differentiate between a gas or electric furnace, then let us take you on a journey where we talk about their efficiency, effectiveness, and examine exactly how they work. Once you know the major points that separate these two systems, you’ll be better equipped to decide which is right for your home.

Well, let’s get started!

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Could a New Thermostat Be What Your Heater Needs?

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Let’s be honest, thermostats aren’t necessarily where most of your attention goes when you think of quality temperature control. This isn’t by accident! Heating in Venice, FL is a huge investment and your heating system is by far the biggest chunk of that investment. However, your thermostat is like the brain of the system, and without a functioning brain, your HVAC system could be ruining your budget.

So, we’re going to go through a few of the benefits you might receive from a smart or Wi-Fi thermostat, so you’re given enough information to make a quality decision on what’s right for your system. If any of these benefits sound like they could help you save money or make your life better, then they’re definitely worth investing in.

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Keep Your Furnace Efficient, Replace Your Filter!

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Usually, when we write about furnace filters, there are two kinds of people we’re writing to. The first is the slightly annoyed furnace owners in our area that exclaim “oh no, I totally forgot to replace the filter,” and they close out the tab.

The second kind of customer that we’d like to reach when we talk about furnace filters are the people who say, “What? My furnace has a filter?”

So, for all you homeowners out there that didn’t even know your furnace had a filter to be replaced, there’s no need to feel guilty. A lot of amateur HVAC technicians don’t even tell their customers about the filter and this is one of those things that separates our team from the rest. We’re invested in the life of your heater, while we help you avoid heating repair in Sarasota, FL for as long as possible.

So, let’s start with step one!

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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.

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