Jim McDonald & Sons Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Sarasota’

4 Major Benefits of Duct Cleaning

Monday, October 24th, 2022
Air filter in a duct being changed.

Your ducts deliver air throughout your entire home, aiding in your comfort day in and day out. You breathe in the air that passes through your ducts. It already passed through multiple levels of filtration, but if your ducts aren’t clean, all that dust and debris is spilling into your environment anyway.

The answer is duct cleaning in sarasota, FL. We’ll explain why duct cleaning is beneficial for your home and family and point out all the reasons why this type of HVAC maintenance just can’t wait. Your air quality depends on it.

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3 Sounds Your AC Should Definitely Make

Monday, July 18th, 2022

We know that we talk a lot about sounds your system shouldn’t make, because that’s a vital part of owning an AC unit. Sounds like grinding, shrieking, hissing, and bubbling are pretty much always signs that you need to call our team for heat pump repair in Sarasota, FL.

However, we never really talk about the noises your AC should make. The first reason why we rarely do that, is because heat pump systems and other air conditioners are quiet. They’re easy to forget about while they’re working when they’re working well. So, if you don’t hear anything currently, then that’s not really a bad thing.

Secondly, we just don’t want homeowners to get confused. If you hear a loud or disconcerting noise (especially one that isn’t mentioned down below), then we urge you to call us for help. Let’s try and figure out what these common noises mean.

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Our AC FAQ in 2022

Monday, July 4th, 2022

One thing that anyone working in the HVAC industry will know is that people have questions. And rightfully so! After all, your HVAC system is responsible for keeping your home or office comfortable, so it makes sense that you would want to know a little more about it. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about AC systems, along with their answers, so that you can be as informed as possible.

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3 Tips Budgeting for Your Next AC

Monday, May 9th, 2022

How much money would you be able to spend on a cooling system right now? Do you have a ballpark or an exact amount in your savings when you start planning this project? If these questions sound like a lot, or if you’re starting to get overwhelmed, then don’t worry. We’re here to help. A lot of homeowners are just starting to entertain the idea of a new air conditioning system or a heat pump.

The important thing to remember is that your air conditioner installation, or repair work, or pretty much anything that involves your AC is going to cost money. These systems run on electricity, and as you know from your devices and appliances, electricity costs are still on the rise. The important thing we’re going to discuss today is AC financing in Sarasota, FL.

Let’s talk about 3 great ways to prepare for your next AC financing project.

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Top 5 Most Common AC Repairs

Monday, April 25th, 2022

While high capacity, powerful machines, even ACs are prone to break down every now and then. This is fair considering they handle a lot of work, and the conditions in which they operate aren’t always ideal. There are a number of things that can cause an AC to break down and likewise many things that can necessitate repair. In this article, we’ll go over the top five most common AC repairs homeowners encounter.

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Where Does DIY AC Repair Go Wrong?

Monday, April 11th, 2022

There’s a little bit of a tug-of-war game going on between handy DIY-ers and professional HVAC technicians. They both attempt to do the same thing, and they’ll spend a lot of time telling homeowners how much better off they’d be of they chose one option over the other. It can be enough to drown out any conversation at a barbeque or a block party. We totally understand, this kind of topic can easily get lost in the shuffle.

However, we’re never going to be that kind of HVAC team. We don’t tell homeowners not to work on their homes, it’s their house so they should do what they want to. We love hearing about new projects, new exciting property potentials, and even our neighbors and friends learning new skills. DIY is always a good thing, until you run into problems that were foreseeable.

This blog post is about why DIY AC repair in Sarasota, FL may not be a good idea, even if DIY repairs are good in general.

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Does a Refrigerant Leak Lead to Replacement?

Monday, January 17th, 2022

This is a tricky question. On one hand, a simple refrigerant leak will be easy enough for a professional to patch and recharge. Especially when you’re dealing with highly skilled and well-trained pros, you can get any solution at a price. Today, we’d like to talk about when your refrigerant leak might lead to a quick repair, and when it might be a sign that you need to replace your air conditioning system.

It’s important to look at metrics like cost over time, because that’s going to be the largest impact on your life and budget. A quick fix might be cheaper than a replacement, but if your AC springs a refrigerant leak six months after the last one was plugged, you’ll be wishing you invested in a new air conditioning installation system.

Let’s plan accordingly for the future and discuss refrigerant leaks!

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How Powerful Is Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

When hot temperatures roll through our area and we start stressing out the air conditioning, there’s one budding question that can linger in the back of our minds—how powerful is your AC system? After all, if you encounter a problem with your AC’s ability to keep your home cool, you can just upgrade it to a larger and more powerful system to do things better, right? Well, that’s not entirely true.

Air conditioners are designed with a specific purpose in mind. They are supposed to efficiently cool the amount of space throughout your entire home. If they can’t, then it doesn’t mean you need a larger cooling system, it means that you need air conditioning repair in Sarasota, FL. An air conditioner should be powerful enough to cool your entire house.

Down below, we’ll explain exactly what we mean. Just remember to explore your options and call our team when you encounter a problem.

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Three Tips for Better AC Efficiency

Monday, December 20th, 2021

Our air conditioners aren’t done yet! We’ve still got a few hot days left in 2021, and don’t even get us started on the hot days coming in 2022! With just one machine powering the cooling comfort of your home, it can be a little anxiety-inducing knowing that you rely on this technology so much.

Don’t worry, take a deep breath. We’re here to help you, and not just by providing seasonal AC maintenance in Sarasota, or last-minute repairs for a homeowner in need. We’ve got some great tips that you can employ that will help reduce your energy consumption and increase the comfort levels of your home. All of these can be done at a minimal cost, and some can even be done for free!

Energy efficiency isn’t just a trick of the trade, it’s a lifestyle. The more you get used to saving energy, the better off you’ll be in the long term.

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Is Your Heat Pump Blowing Hot Air?

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Unlike the rest of the country, our heat pumps need to keep providing us with air conditioning so we can survive the heatwaves that are still ahead of us. We don’t really get any respite from the sun down here, and we like it that way!

However, when your heat pump is working against you, then there could be some problems. For instance, a heat pump is supposed to easily switch between heating and cooling modes for when you need different comfort settings. When your heat pump starts becoming more stubborn, and it’s not switching when you need it to, then that can be a signal for repairs.

Luckily, you’ve got us! Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Cooling Inc. provides fast and affordable heat pump repair in Sarasota, FL. No hassles, no surprise prices, just good services for a community that needs it. Read on to learn more about how to tell if you need our help.

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