McDonald Home Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Sarasota’

Does a High SEER2 Rating Matter?

Monday, April 8th, 2024

When it’s time to install a new central air conditioner in your home, you may be wondering about those SEER2 ratings assigned to AC units. Does it really matter if you go with the baseline efficiency standard or invest in a high-efficiency unit?

The short answer is yes. A high-efficiency air conditioner can go a long way toward saving you money on your monthly energy costs. You can give our team a call to schedule your in-home assessment and learn about Sarasota air conditioning financing. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the SEER2 rating system and why it matters.

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Is Your Septic Tank Too Full?

Monday, February 26th, 2024

When you have a septic tank, you want to stay ahead of it filling up and causing backups in your yard and home. But how do you know if your septic tank is getting too full? Usually there are early signs that can indicate your septic tank is filling up before it overflows.

You can keep reading to learn more about some of the signs that your septic tank is filling up. If you notice any or all of these signs, you need to give our team a call to schedule an appointment for septic tank pumping in Sarasota. It’s better to tackle this problem proactively than to put off service and later need to schedule an emergency appointment.

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How Do I Know When My Septic Tank Needs Servicing?

Monday, February 12th, 2024

If you have a septic tank, it needs to be pumped once every three to five years to prevent problems. This frequency can greatly depend on the size of the tank itself, the size of your family, and how much water you use. Once you reach that three-year mark, it’s time to begin planning for a service appointment.

Our team can help with all of your plumbing needs, including septic tank pumping in Sarasota. Of all plumbing services, this is definitely one you want to stay ahead of. Postponing septic tank service can lead to major plumbing problems. Keep reading to learn more about how to know if it’s time to schedule septic tank service for your home. 

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How Drain Cleaning Prevents Catastrophic Problems Down the Line

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Cleaning out your drains isn’t just a good idea–it’s imperative to your plumbing system’s health and longevity. You might be thinking that a dirty pipe couldn’t possibly cause problems, but that’s not the case.

We perform drain cleaning in Sarasota, FL for homeowners who understand its importance at preventing the exact problems we’re going to talk about today.

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Your Heat Pumps Mode-Switching Problem, Explained

Monday, January 1st, 2024

Your heat pump has a fair few working parts moving all at the same time. Eventually, something’s going to go wrong, but it’s perplexing when you know the machine is running just fine–it just won’t switch from cooling to heating, or vice versa.

While it’s frustrating, it’s thankfully a common problem with some easy fixes you can try yourself. We’ve seen a lot of heat pump repair in Sarasota, FL over the years, so let’s share what we know so you can get your heat pump moving again.

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6 Key Features of Good Household Plumbing

Monday, December 4th, 2023

Your plumbing system is used dozens of times per day, whether it’s for a shower, washing your hands, or filling up that five-quart pot to boil pasta for dinner. But just because it delivers water doesn’t make it “good” household plumbing. Today, we’re going to show you what the difference is.

Through our plumbing service in Sarasota, FL, we’ve seen just about every kind of plumbing-related problem you can think of, and how good plumbing can improve your overall quality of life. Here’s what you need to know about good household plumbing.

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Is It an AC Emergency or Not? Let’s Find Out

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Your air conditioner runs into problems over its 10-15 year lifespan, but not all of them are causes for immediate concern or emergency. But how do you really know which one is and which one isn’t? Since your air conditioner didn’t come with a list of what big problems your AC might run into, we’ll do it instead.

This is how you know if you need emergency HVAC services in Sarasota, FL, or if you can schedule an appointment and have a technician come out at a normal time to help you fix the issue.

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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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This Could Be Destroying Your AC Right Now (and it’s a Quick Fix)

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Your air conditioner is a forced air system. That basically means it’s pulling in air, and then forcing air out through your vents to deliver cool air throughout your home. Let’s focus on one part, though: the air intake. This is crucial for the entire system to operate, and it could be failing due to a simple, basic reason.

With all the AC service in Sarasota, FL we provide, we see a little bit of everything. One of the biggest problems is not switching out your air filter, then it remains clogged and suffocates your air conditioning system. This actually leads to a lot more problems than you might think, so let’s go over what those are, and why you need to switch out your air filter more often.

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How to Know it’s Time for a new Air Conditioner

Monday, September 25th, 2023

Your air conditioner has lasted you through just about everything you can imagine, but it has a shelf life on it. And when that runs its course, you need to have it replaced. But how can you really tell that it’s time to replace that old AC anyway?

We’ve handled lots of AC replacement in Sarasota, FL, so we know what it looks like when your current air conditioner is close to breaking down for the last time. If you’re concerned about your air conditioner being at the end of the line, this is what you need to know.

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