Jim McDonald & Sons Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Sarasota’

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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Why Fast Repairs Matter

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Back in the old days, there were two types of air conditioners here in Florida. There were working ones and broken ones. If your AC was broken, you had it fixed, and if it was in good shape, then you had nothing to worry about. However, since the advent of high-tech cooling systems like heat pumps and ductless mini splits, things aren’t as simple as that anymore.

Air conditioners can still work while being in need of repair, and the sooner homeowners are informed about it, the closer they’ll be to getting the work done that’s needed. If you’re starting to notice some strange things about your AC system, then you might want to call us for air conditioning repair in Sarasota, FL so we can get to the bottom of it and set you up for success.

Follow our guide to find out why getting quick repairs really matters.

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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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