Your Air-conditioning system…

Your Air-conditioning system will best keep your home or business cool if it is operating at peak efficiency. When the ducts in the AC system are clogged with dust and debris, the system will not work as it is supposed to. Sometimes, there will be leaks in the duct work, and this will allow less cool air to get where it needs to go.

At Jim McDonald, we can perform a duct system inspection to make sure your ducts are cleaned and sealed properly. We can clean out the duct work if necessary, and we can perform repairs and replace defective duct work as well.

Jim McDonald has been serving the communities of Sarasota and Bradenton since 1970. Jim McDonald provides AC repair service as well as heating and cooling maintenance services. Please contact us for more information about how Jim McDonald can serve your AC and heating needs.

UV Light Filters – A Simple Fix to a Serious Problem

UV Light Filters – A Simple Fix to a Serious Problem

If you have been noticing strange odors and smells inside of your home, you may be experiencing the side effects of mold and mildew growth within your HVAC system. The dark and damp ducts of your HVAC unit are the ideal place for fungi allergens to propagate and cause air quality issues in your home.

At Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Cooling, we recommend the installation of UV light filters within your HVAC system in order to fight the smells, toxins, and air quality issues that accompany the growth of mold and mildew.

When installed near the coils of your HVAC unit, a UV light filter will filter out the mold and mildew particulates circulated by your HVAC system. This simple addition to your HVAC unit will result in a drastic reduction of fungi allergens and will leave your house smelling fresh and clean again.

The Jim McDonald & Sons AC repair team takes your home’s air quality seriously. Get in touch with us today to schedule a UV filter installation or to discuss one of our other beneficial AC repair services!

The cost of heating and cooling a home seems to just keep going up and up. When your home has an older system that isn’t manufactured up to today’s energy-efficiency standards, the electric bill will be more than it needs to be.

At Jim McDonald and Sons, we can install a new, energy-efficient AC or furnace in your home or business. We install AC and furnace units from top manufacturers that include Carrier, Bryant and York.

Always remember that even with an energy-efficient unit, you can save on electric bills by keeping your unit set at a comfortable but economical setting. In the winter, keep the thermostat at 68. In summer, keep the thermostat at 78.

To learn more about energy-efficient AC and furnace units, contact us at Jim McDonald and Sons. In addition to new installations, we also provide AC repair and furnace repair services. We have been serving the needs of our customers in the Sarasota area since 1970.

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One thing you don’t want to face during a Florida summer is an air conditioner breakdown. There are a lot of things that can cause the need for AC repair, but one of the most common is an issue with your filter. Changing your filters often can help you avoid a range of AC issues.

One of the main reasons to change your filter is to improve the air quality in your home. A dirty filter will not do a good job of filtering out dust and allergens, which reduces your air quality.

A dirty filter also can make your AC unit more prone to a breakdown. When your filter is dirty, it makes your AC worker harder to push through air, which can lead it to break down. Change your filter at least once a year to help prevent these problems.

When you do need AC repair for whatever reason, call Jim McDonald & Sons Heating and Cooling or check out our website,

Summer. The season conjures up memories of poolside frenzies, refreshing beverages, and unbearably hot climates. For those who either reside or vacation in the Sunshine State during summer, the latter rings especially true. Fortunately, with a reliable and properly functioning AC unit, you can rid yourself of the insufferable heat that transpires during the summer months. Unfortunately, AC units are perpetually tricky and challenging to navigate, making it necessary to have a competent AC repair team on speed dial.

If your AC is on the fritz, make Jim McDonald & Sons your first port of call. Armed with nearly five decades of industry experience, Jim McDonald & Sons is a name you can trust. From installations and repairs to maintenance and sales, this family-owned business is second to none. Headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, Jim McDonald & Sons knows just how brutal Florida summers can be. Enduring the summertime heat is not only ill-advised, but it’s also nearly impossible. Keep both yourself and your home happy with an AC unit that’ll keep those inevitable beads of sweat to a minimum.

During these hot summer months, you want your home to be as cool as possible. You also want your air conditioning unit to work as efficiently as possible so you wont be paying more than necessary on your electric bill.

Dirty duct work and ducts that are loose and leaking will cut down on your ac units efficiency. At Jim McDonald and Sons, we can come and inspect your system and your duct work. We and clean out the duct work and repair loose ducts as well.

Since 1970, Jim McDonald and Sons has served the Sarasota and Bradenton areas. We offer AC repair services, and we also install new units. Annual maintenance agreements are available. Contact us for your AC repair and maintenance needs today.

ou wouldn’t think about buying a car and then never getting any of the needed upkeep and maintenance performed on the vehicle. The same holds true when it comes to your home’s ac unit. In order for the ac unit to run in peak form, it needs to be checked and maintained on a yearly basis. This will cut down on ac repair which can be costly.

At Jim McDonald, we have yearly maintenance agreements available to keep your ac unit running at its best. With a yearly maintenance agreement, you will receive priority service that will be available 24 hours a day seven days a week. At Jim McDonald, we’ve been providing home ac installations, repairs and service in the Sarasota area since 1970. Put our experience to work for you, and contact Jim McDonald about a yearly maintenance agreement today.

Your air conditioner is one of the most vital appliances you can have when you live in Florida. But how clean is all that air you are constantly circulating through your home throughout the year. You’d be surprised to find out that it can be very dirty, even if you change your filter regularly.

The solution to getting cleaner air in your home can be having a home air cleaner installed. These devices will keep your home fresh and keep out harmful substances such as bacteria, allergens and mold.

If you are buying a new AC unit or having AC repair done in your home, now is the time to consider a home air cleaner. A Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Cooling Inc., we are experts at installing and maintaining home air cleaners. Give us a call or check out our website,, to find out how you can get a home air cleaner for your home.

Smart home technology is changing the way people live and how they control their home systems. Some aspects of smart home technology can be used to control appliances, lights and the home security system. You can also control your thermostat through remote Internet access from anywhere in the world. This offers exceptional benefits to homeowners, and a closer look will help you to determine if these benefits are desirable in your home.

With remote access to your thermostat, you can sit in your bed at night to adjust your thermostat by your phone. More than that, you can check on the status of the thermostat while you are sitting in the office at work, preparing to board a plane for vacation and more. If a cold front just blew through, you can switch your AC off and turn your heater on. Your thermostat controls your comfort level inside the home, and it also affects your energy bills. You could even potentially identify the need for AC repair service if you discover that your thermostat is not responsive to your remote control features. If you need assistance with your home’s smart thermostat or if you are interested in installing a smart home thermostat soon, reach out to your trusted HVAC service professional for an appointment.

Your home’s HVAC system plays a critical role in your comfort while indoors. When your home is too warm for comfort, you may get irritable, have trouble sleeping at night and more. An older system generally will require periodic or even frequent AC repair services. Even with repair work, you may find that a very old system still has trouble meeting your needs. If you are not staying as cool and as comfortable as you would like to while indoors, investing in a new HVAC system is a smart idea.

A new HVAC system may function without fail and may only require regular maintenance for the first several years or longer. Any repair issues that may develop may be covered by the system’s warranty. In addition, a new heating and cooling system typically is substantially more energy efficient than a very old model. This means that you could save a small fortune on energy costs in the years to come. If you are tired of dealing with AC repair issues and are ready to enjoy the hassle-free cooling that comes from a new HVAC system, now is the time to begin exploring the systems that may be right for your needs and to schedule installation service.