Jim McDonald & Sons Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Sarasota’

“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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Heating Repair Now Vs. Heating Repair Later

Monday, February 1st, 2021

If you looked at the title of this blog post and thought “what’s the difference? As long as my heater gets repaired, it doesn’t matter when,” then you’re in the right place. We’re talking to you!

There’s a misconception floating around that heating problems can be dealt with on your timeline as a homeowner, and that if you’re almost done with the winter heating season, you can just run your heater until spring comes and you’ll be set to get it fixed then. This, however, is a dangerous mentality to have.

Heating repair in Sarasota, FL might not seem like an urgent thing, but unless you know exactly what’s going wrong with your heater, it could get worse every time you turn the system on. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, a problem can compound into additional problems and get expensive very quickly.

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What’s Wrong with My Heat Pump?

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Uh oh, it’s time to switch your system from cooling mode to heating mode while we deal with a cold spell, but something went wrong. The switch seems to be stuck or unresponsive and your system is jettisoning cold air into your house when you need to warm up! What the heck is going on?

Don’t worry, this is a fairly common occurrence. Heat pumps aren’t without their own specific problems, and this is one that can baffle homeowner or drive them to believe that their heat pump is ruined. If this is the issue, then it’s probably not ruined. Heat pumps in Sarasota, FL sometimes need expert repairs just like any gas furnace or ductless system, and our team can be the one that provides it.

While you’re waiting for our help, why not see the details below about why your system is treating you so poorly?

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Preparing Your Heater for the Drop in Temperature

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Here in Florida, the drop in temperature from fall to winter isn’t as severe as it is for our northern neighbors. However, if you think that you’ll get through the winter here without the need for a heating system, you probably haven’t been around here for very long. Things do cool down, especially at night, and not having a heater that works for your home could spell disaster.

Heating in Sarasota, FL is an important service that we offer. We want all of our customers to know that we’re ready and willing to help with any repairs, installations, maintenance, and replacement services you might need. And, for everyone else, we’d like to focus today on some tips that can help you turn your heater on for the first time this season. Whether you like it or not, colder temperatures are coming, and we can be your helpful guide to getting you ready for them.

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Do You Need AC Repair This Week?

Monday, October 12th, 2020

What’s the point of asking about when you need AC repairs? From a homeowner’s perspective, doesn’t it not matter as long as you get them done soon? Well, that might be true. But how soon will you be getting them done?

The fact of the matter is that we don’t have much time left in the cooling season for AC repairs. It can be incredibly easy to accidentally forget about a necessary repair need when you let your AC off the hook for a few months in winter, only to be frustrated when it breaks down in the next cooling cycle. Air conditioning repair in Sarasota, FL doesn’t wait for you to be ready or remind you when it’s necessary. It’s up to you to understand the urgency of your air conditioner’s repair.

So, how urgent are your AC repairs? Well, let’s find out!

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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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