Jim McDonald & Sons Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Sarasota’

You Need Heat Pump Maintenance Twice a Year!

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Did these guys say that correctly? Maybe one of them wasn’t paying attention when they wrote this blog. How could your HVAC system need maintenance twice a year?”

If you’re asking yourself those questions, then you’re not alone. Year after year we’re called by homeowners asking about maintenance for their heat pump, only to be surprised when we reveal that heat pumps require maintenance twice a year.

The reasoning isn’t complicated, but the message is not spread as clearly and effectively as it should be from the HVAC industry. Today, we’re going to attempt to change that by being completely transparent with you. When it comes to heat pump services in Sarasota, FL, maintenance is required twice a year. Let’s spend this blog post discussing why that might be the case, and what could happen when you ignore the needs of your system.

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Get Your AC Installed the Right Way

Monday, July 5th, 2021

The summer is here but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on a new AC installation. In fact, now is the perfect time to assess your home, figure out your specific comfort requirements, and look into a system that’s right for you. Every home is different, every person has specific comfort needs, and it’s up to you to figure out what kind of system would be right for your home.

If you need a heating and cooling system to protect you for the entire year, then a heat pump might be perfect. Or, perhaps your central AC needs to be replaced so you’re looking to just invest in a state-of-the-art, efficient cooling system.

This blog post is all about air conditioning installation in Sarasota, FL. Everything you need to know before investing in the right system for you is listed below, just keep reading and remember to call us if you need help!

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Control Your Humidity Today

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Humidity, air conditioning, comfort… All of these concepts are intertwined and you’ll never achieve control of one without the control of the others. For instance, an air conditioner provides a minor amount of dehumidification, but it’s not intended to remove great amounts of moisture from the air. Likewise, your home won’t feel comfortable if it’s only dry, or only cooler, since both humidity and temperature control work hand in hand.

So, as the summer months are right around the corner, it’s time to talk about dehumidification. Regardless of where you stand, we’d like to talk about why a whole-home dehumidifier in Sarasota, FL might be absolutely perfect for your house. When combined with your powerful air conditioner and temperature control, your home will be as comfortable and energy-efficient as possible.

Keep reading and don’t forget to call us if you think a whole-home dehumidifier is right for you.

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Which AC Is Perfect for Your Remodeled Home?

Monday, June 7th, 2021

So you’ve just remodeled your home and you’re very happy with the results. Congratulations! Home remodeling can be a long, expensive, and arduous process that many homeowners need to save up for. Just the fact that you’ve gotten this far is something to celebrate!

That being said, the journey isn’t over yet. While temperatures are mild now, they’re going to get both hot and cold throughout the coming months and you’re going to need an air conditioner (as well as a heater) that works for your newly renovated home. It doesn’t matter if you need just an AC, a heater, or both, we’ve got you covered in this blog post.

Today, we’re going to discuss the best air conditioning installation in Sarasota, FL for homes that have recently undergone renovation or new additions. This is an exciting opportunity to upgrade your home to be more comfortable and energy-efficient!

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Which Air Conditioner Should You Choose?

Monday, May 24th, 2021

It’s springtime, which means in only a month or two, temperatures are going to soar. And according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center, they’re going to be some of the hottest temperatures we’ve experienced in our area to date!

If you’ve got a home with a faulty air conditioner, or perhaps you just recently bought a home with no air conditioning, then you’ve probably been frantically searching around for the right system to choose from. Don’t panic.

When it comes to air conditioning in Sarasota, FL, there’s no better team at this than ours!

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“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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Are Your Ducts Sweating?

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Air conditioning systems are designed to keep us from sweating too much, but your sweating ducts could be a serious problem. Yes, air ducts can start to sweat due to changes in temperatures and humidity, and yes, this can be a huge problem.

Homeowners often try to reconcile something wrong as to whether or not it’s normal. While sweating ducts might seem normal, because your AC is on full blast and it’s humid outside, but they’re really not. Sweating ducts can quickly lead to mold growth and more humidity. Basically, this could be a huge signal that your home needs duct repair in Sarasota, FL.

Our team provides comprehensive duct services in the Sarasota area, and we have been since 1970. Let’s get into the details behind sweating ducts, and why your air ducts are more important than ever.

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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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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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