Jim McDonald & Sons Blog: Posts Tagged ‘HVAC’

Our Seasonal Heater FAQ

Monday, January 18th, 2021

The mark of the new year means different things to different people. For some, it means buckling down and working hard towards a New Year’s resolution. For HVAC professionals, it means the last big cold fronts of the winter before the pretty colors of spring arrive. Homeowners often come to use at this time of year with persisting questions about their struggling heating system. We’re here to help!

You can’t afford to lose heating in Sarasota, FL. While our community might be much warmer than northern climates, a lot of our local homeowners don’t like the cold and can’t really handle it. When temperatures drop even slightly, it’s important that your heater can keep up with your demands and warm your home appropriately. If you have any questions about the functionality, the efficiency, or the efficacy of your heater, then we seek to answer them.

So, let’s get to some of the most common questions our community has asked us, and we’ll give you the answers you’re looking for!

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Our Heater Safety Checklist

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Do you have a heater? Well, of course you do. But is your heater working safely and effectively? That’s probably a harder question to answer and if you’re struggling with a response then we don’t blame you. It’s hard for homeowners to understand just how safe their heaters are functioning.

That’s why we’ve taken the approach of giving you our personalized, homeowner heater safety checklist. With each of these points, you’ll be able to further understand how safe your heater is working, and how badly you need repairs from our team. HVAC in North Port, FL doesn’t have to be complicated when it comes to safe heater practices, and we can help you get to the point where you sleep soundly at night knowing your system is as safe as can be!

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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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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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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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Choosing the Right Commercial HVAC Professional

Monday, May 25th, 2020

So, you’re deciding to take your business’s comfort to the next level and you’ve been searching online for a good commercial HVAC professional. No, scratch that—a great commercial HVAC professional. The only problem is, how do you find that great professional, and what signs point to a pro that knows what they’re doing?

That’s what we’re going to focus on today with this blog post. There are certain qualities that separate the good contractors from the great ones, and when so much is on the line in commercial service, you’re going to want to spot out the great ones from a mile away. No matter if you’re looking for quality heating or commercial AC in Sarasota, FL, having a team of pros that are qualified, experienced, and well-liked through the community has benefits that many business owners would never go without.

Let’s take a look at what you should look for in a commercial HVAC provider.

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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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It’s Time to Go Ductless

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Ductless HVAC systems are in huge demand these days and for good reason! They’re incredibly efficient, easily maintained, and provide a versatile comfort experience that is unmatched by other air conditioners or heaters. Here in Florida, we rarely need to use our heaters. For the few times a year that we do need heat, we don’t need very powerful heat. That’s why a ductless heat pump can easily fulfill your heating needs while also providing year-round air conditioning as well!

If ductless heating in Sarasota, FL sounds at all interesting to you, then we urge you to keep reading. We’ve provided a list down below with some of the great benefits that you could enjoy with a ductless heat pump. If you’re on the fence and still not convinced, give us a brief moment to try and convince you! It could save you money in the long run.

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