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Hot summers in Florida are not FUN

Your air conditioner is necessary for surviving the hot summers in Florida. However, it may be costing you more money than it has to. If your air conditioner is too large, then it will cost you extra money. Your air conditioner will also cause you to spend extra money if it is inefficient.

You can contact Jim McDonald if you are in need of air conditioning service. We can perform an A/C replacement if your air conditioner is too large. We can also perform an A/C repair if your air conditioner has problems. Additionally, we can tune-up your air conditioner.

A/C Maintenance is a MUST

It is important for you to get air conditioner maintenance at least once a year. Even if you have a brand new air conditioner, you will still need to get it maintained at least once a year. Regular air conditioning service will help keep your air conditioner working at its peak. This will reduce the need for AC repair. You will also be able to keep your air conditioner longer. A/C replacement is expensive, so you will save a lot of money by getting maintenance.

Furthermore, a well-maintained air conditioner will not use as much energy. This can help cut your electric bill.


Your thermostat is one of your most powerful tools in keeping your home temperate. In the summer, it keeps things cool and in the winter, it keep things warm. A properly working thermostat allows you to keep your home comfortable.

How Your Thermostat Helps You

Your thermostat helps you by keeping the air in your home a comfortable temperature whether you are home or not. It helps keep the temperature low enough on hot days for pets, furniture, and loved ones while keeping things cozy on days where the temperature is too cold. Best of all, with your thermostat working properly, you can program set temperatures that adjust according to the time and keep your home properly cooled or heated. There is no need to touch a single button when your thermostat is working for you.

When It’s Time To Repair Your Thermostat

The time to repair your thermostat is when it stops performing. When you find that you have to manually turn your air conditioner on or off, you will know that you have a broken thermostat. Other signs include broken wires and the fan shutting off before it reaches the desired temperature. When you need AC repair, A/C replacement, thermostat repair, thermostat replacement, or other airconditioning service repairs, Jim McDonald Heating & Cooling Inc. is here to help.

For more information, contact Jim McDonald Heating & Cooling Inc. We can be reached at 941-360-9898 and serve all of Sarasota and Manatee Country Florida.


Thermostats are a crucial part of the modern American home. Being able to control the conditions within your house makes living more comfortable (and possible in otherwise inhospitable areas), but what does a thermostat really do? We know it makes the temperature go up and down, but how can a tiny box with a few switches control all of that?

For most people, their home will be controlled by a single thermostat mounted on the wall. This handy device can take preset temperatures and heat or cool the entire house to that temperature before shutting off. Thermostats constantly check the air temperature around them, activating again when the temperature falls outside of that preset range. Depending on your specific setup, this may involve activating heaters or air conditioners or regulating heat transfer fluid movement through a radiator.

Jim McDonald & Sons is your one stop shop for all your HVAC needs offering quality airconditioning service to the Sarasota and Bradenton areas. Services offered include AC repair and A/C replacement. If you find yourself in need of a new AC system or repairs on your existing system, don’t hesitate to call or contact us at (941)360-9898 or

Jim McDonald Air Conditioning service is passionate about keeping our customers happy. We provide Planned Maintenance Service that gives you peace of mind that your air conditioning does not break down when you need it the most. If it does, we put you at the front of the list for service. Every six months, we will come out and perform a thorough A/C cleaning, change your filter, and inspect your unit for damage, wear, or other problems. By having us check out your A/C on a regular basis, we ensure that you will know when it is time to replace your central air or air conditioner.

Additional benefits by signing up for Jim McDonald PMA service

Increased savings
Higher efficiency
More even room temperatures
Transferable service agreement upon selling
Fewer repairs and emergency costs
No overtime charges for PMA holders

Many choose Jim McDonald A/C repair because we are going on 50 years of service in the Sarasota, Florida area. Our family-operated business provides a significant discount to new customers, affordable prices, and quick service to Bradenton and other Sarasota communities. We also have A/C replacement services.