Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc.
Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. provides residential and commercial AC installation, repair and maintenance throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties.
We specialize in retrofitting and custom designing, energy efficient air conditioning systems that keep you comfortable and save you money on your electric bill.
We work closely with our customers to understand their HVAC needs so that we can help them choose the best possible system.
The highly trained technicians at Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. are NATE Certified and they stay up to date with the newest AC products and technologies to better serve our customers. We pride ourselves in offering extraordinary quality and exceptional attention to detail on every job we perform.
Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. offers emergency service 7 days a week as well as offering a variety of services the average Air Conditioning Company does not.
Our goal is to constantly raise the bar for customer satisfaction and to set the standard for all other Air Conditioning and Heating contractors to follow.Google
The 2014 hurricane season started on June 1st and, even though forecasters are predicting a "slower-than-usual" hurricane season, it's important to remember that it only takes one hurricane to wreak havoc.
You don't need a very active season for just one hurricane to make landfall, so you need to be equally prepared for every hurricane season - regardless of how much (or how little) activity is predicted.
If you live in Florida, you've probably seen, or experienced firsthand, the amount of damage that strong winds and heavy rains can cause, and you probably already have a routine that you break into whenever inclement weather is on the horizon. You bring in plants and patio furniture, board up windows, and make sure you're stocked up on food, water and batteries, but do you prepare your Air Conditioning System?
During this time of year, when intense thunderstorms are commonplace, it's important to know how to protect one of the highest ticket items in your home - make sure that your Air Conditioning System is on your Hurricane Preparedness Checklist!
If it looks like a power outage is inevitable, turn off your Air Conditioning System! Turning off the A/C, before the power goes out, greatly reduces the risk of blowing circuits and burning out the compressor when the power returns, and it protects the system from devastating power surges.
Chances are your air conditioning system is out of sight and out of mind, at least until there is a problem.
Adjusting the thermostat and changing filters is probably the extent of your integration with the largest appliance in your home.
So how do you know when it's time to think about replacing your air conditioning system?
If your equipment needs frequent repairs and your energy bills are going up, your cooling or heating equipment may have become less efficient. If your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old. Replacing your system with a high-efficiency unit can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs.
But replacing the system may not always be the only answer. It's very important to also make sure the ductwork is in good condition.
If some rooms in your home are too hot or too cold, this could be due to duct problems or inadequate insulation. You may want to have your ductwork inspected and tested for leaks. leaky ductwork can cause the air to be too dry in the winter or too humid in the summer which will also cause humidity problems.
Leaky ducts will also pull particles from the attic which will create excessive dust in the home.
During the cooler winter months here in Florida, it's a great time to repair or replace ductwork. Most air companies are not as busy as they are in the summer months, and they will most likely give you a nice discount since the technicians won't have to work in a 120 degree attic.
If you suspect that your ductwork may need to be replaced, please five Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 941-921-7208...For the quality and service you deserve!
Here in Sarasota we have a huge problem with unlicensed contractors.
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has been cracking down on these contractors who do substandard work, or even take your money and do no work at all.
Unfortunately, some people are tempted to try and save money by hiring unlicensed contractors.
If you think there is nothing wrong with hiring an unlicensed contractor, you should know that installations performed by an unlicensed contractor will void the manufacturer's warranty so you could be spending thousands of dollars on a unit that is not covered if it fails.
In addition to that, hiring an unlicensed contractor is a violation of Florida Statute 455.228 which can result in a civil penalty of up to $5,000 for the home or business owner and you could be liable for the court costs on top of that.
These tips from the Sarasota County Building department can protect you from predatory contractors:
• Get a signed, detailed contract that spells out the work to be done, when, and for how much.
• Ask for local references and check them.
• Verify the company's reputation with organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce.
• Ask to see the contractor's license and verify its status. To check a Sarasota County license call 861-6126.
• Do not make a large down payment and do not pay in full until the work is complete.
For more information on how to choose a contractor – click here to download a helpful and informative contractor checklist.
If you are in need of air conditioning and heating replacement or repair, please call Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. And if you decide to call another company, please protect yourself and do your due diligence!
There is an enormous temptation for business owners to be a "Jack of All Trades".
After all, none of us want to turn away potential business and "one stop-shopping" is very convenient for the customer so it's a win-win for everyone, right?
Customers like the idea of a one-stop shop, because it makes life easy if you have someone you can trust to take care of all your needs. Merchants like the idea because they aren't sending businesses elsewhere.
It all sounds like a great idea except that, when you are trying to be all things to all people, you quickly find out that you can't be the best at everything and nobody is ever completely satisfied.
Gone are the days of the days of the backyard mechanic, today's vehicles require skilled technician's that understand the science and technology required to keep them running, the same is true of your Heating and Air Conditioning equipment.
Advances in technology have made specialists more important than ever and Social Media and websites like Angie's List or Ask the Seal make it easier than ever to do a little bit of research online so you do not have to settle for a second rate company.
It used to be that hiring the best meant paying more, but that is simply not the case anymore, especially in a highly competitive industry like the HVAC industry.
In fact, quite often the opposite is true. When you hire a less expensive company, you frequently end up paying for parts you didn't need or inferior work that causes serious problems that could have been avoided by a specialist.
The "Jack of All Trades" business model is based on the philosophy that you should have a solution for nearly 10 out of 10 of the people you encounter. Specialization requires business owners to be comfortable with the idea that they may have to turn away some business.
The "Jack of All Trades" business model forces merchants to provide services they may not be able to stand behind, or even offer unnecessary or ineffective services.
For example: Anyone who understands HVAC systems knows that most residential flexible air duct systems cannot be effectively cleaned without dismantling or replacing the entire system. You cannot properly clean ducts by attaching a powerful vacuum to a vent, but the "Jack of All Trades" company will offer this service because they know that – if they don't, someone else will.
Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. specializes in the installation, repair and maintenance of residential and commercial Air Conditioning and Heating systems. We are not plumbers, we are not electricians, and we will never offer you a product or service that we feel is inferior, ineffective, misleading, or that you simply do not need.
If you need plumbing or electric work, do yourself a favor and call someone who is a specialist in that field, but if you are looking for the highest quality Air Conditioning and Heating installation, repair or maintenance in Sarasota and Manatee counties, call Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. - the premier HVAC Company in Southwest Florida.
Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) is nearing the completion of a major expansion that will bring the Orange Avenue campus which was originally built in the 50s into the 21st century. SMA is attended by over 950 students in grades 9-12, making it the second largest charter school in the county.
The three-story, 37,000 square foot building which features staff offices and 22 classrooms including a band room, computer labs and Exceptional Student Education classrooms is expected to be ready in time for the start of the 2013-2014 school year
"The new building will be fully loaded with smart boards and computers and everything needed for a modern classroom. It will really benefit generations of young people as they matriculate through here." said Daniel Kennedy, headmaster for the academy.
The expansion was prompted by a $5 million donation specifically earmarked for the construction project from Sarasota businessman Jack Urfer, who understands the value of this type of military-style school because his grandson attended a similar school in California to help with his behavioral problems.
Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating is proud to have been selected as the HVAC contractor for the newly renamed Urfer Campus which was designed by Sarasota Architect Michael Carson of Carlson Studio Architecture.
When you choose Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. for your air conditioning maintenance, repair, or replacement, you get knowledgeable, well-trained and highly experienced technicians.
Our Technicians are North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certified, which means they are tested on real working knowledge of HVAC and HVAC/R Systems.
Nate Certified HVAC technicians are preferred by both consumers and general contractors because they require fewer call backs, the job is done right the first time, and they take pride in doing quality work.
Manufacturers and distributers prefer NATE Certified air conditioning technicians because they know the systems will be properly installed, and there will be less warranty returns.
We won't sell you anything that we wouldn't install in our homes. We recommend quality air conditioning products that will save you money in the long run while keeping you and your family cool during the hottest summer months. Even though we can install and repair most makes and models, we are a Bryant® Factory Authorized Dealer for Heating & Cooling Systems.
When choosing a dealer, look for the Bryant® Factory Authorized Dealer symbol, which means your dealer has met Bryant's highest standards for superior skills and service.
NATE is the leading certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry and the only test supported by the entire industry. And being a Factory Authorized Dealer means that we use Factory Authorized Parts to guarantee the best quality and efficiency for your system.
It is very likely that at one time or another you have wondered about your indoor air quality.
We are constantly being bombarded with information and statistics from a variety of places ranging from legitimate sources like the EPA website to misinformation deliberately put out there by unscrupulous companies trying to scare you into buying unnecessary equipment or services. For example, there are companies that prey on the unsuspecting consumer by operating duct cleaning or duct sanitization scams intended only to get a salesman into your home to sell you services or equipment you probably don’t need.
Sean McCutcheon’s Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. of Sarasota understands that sometimes it’s very hard to separate the truth from the fiction so we painstakingly research all new technology so that we can educate our customers, and we only recommend products that we genuinely believe in so that we can help you make the best possible choice.
Most of us rely on technology to help manage our daily lives more efficiently, so connecting our HVAC system to the internet may be the next logical step.
You can stay connected to your business or residential property wherever you are. Instant notifications of temperature and humidity changes are only a couple advantages of thermostat remote access.
One of the best products currently available is the Honeywell Prestige 2.0 Comfort System Thermostat. With a convenient iPhone app you can view and change HVAC system settings, View and set temperature, View indoor humidity, View outdoor temperature and humidity, Access multiple thermostats and even multiple locations, and get instant alerts via email.
When it comes to excellence in Customer Service, Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. of Sarasota Florida is setting new standards.
We are proud of the many awards we have received, including the Carrier Enterprise IAQ Award, Enterprise Achievement Award, and Several Leadership Awards. However, we recognize that the reason we have these prestigious honors is because of our loyal customers who expect nothing less than the absolute best!
To all of our Sarasota customers who have made us what we are today, we thank you! We may be an Award Winning Air Conditioning Company, but we will never forget who got us where we are. And we will never stop exceeding your expectations!
The average home can lose up to 20% of its heating and cooling energy if the ductwork is improperly sealed or has loose connections. According to FPL, 50% of homes in Southwest Florida have leaky Ductwork.
So, how do you know if it is time to call Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. to repair or replace or your ductwork?
For one thing, as a homeowner you can visually inspect your own ductwork.
Most homes in Florida have flexible ductwork installed. While Flexible ductwork has many advantages over sheet metal (Less expensive, easier to install), it is still plastic and will deteriorate over time. After 5 or 6 years it would be a good idea to visually inspect the ductwork at least once every year. You will want to see if there are tears in the protective coating of the ductwork, kinks, flattened areas, or even exposed insulation.
Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. has just been recognized by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) as an ACCA Quality Assured New Homes Contractor.
This certification is awarded to HVAC contractors who satisfy the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR Qualified New Homes Program (Version 3). New ENERGY STAR certified homes are independently verified to be at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and they feature additional measures that deliver a total energy efficiency improvement of up to 30 percent compared to typical new homes, and even greater savings when compared to most resale homes.
Only HVAC contractors who are credentialed through an EPA–recognized organization, such as the ACCA, are eligible to install HVAC equipment in these new ENERGY STAR certified homes. These expert contractors are committed to abiding by the best-practices standards set forth by the ACCA, and their compliance with ENERGY STAR requirements is validated by qualified 3rd party raters from the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET®) thus ensuring the consistent delivery of high performance homes.
HVAC credentialing makes it easy for builders to identify contractors capable of helping them build ENERGY STAR certified homes, and it gives consumers the piece of mind of knowing that their new homes will bring them the efficiency, comfort, and durability that they expect from an ENERGY STAR certified home.
Sarasota is more than just great weather and miles of white, sandy beaches.
Our year round sunshine bathes top rated schools and hospitals, unparalleled arts and culture, world class golf courses, fishing, boating and more.
It's no wonder that Forbes has named Sarasota one of the best places for business and careers, and Money Magazine has recognized the nation's best small city, one of the best places to retire, and one of the cities with the best health care systems.
Sean McCutcheon is proud to be a part of this community and he is committed to making Sarasota and Southwest Florida an even better place to live work and play.
Sean takes advantage of every possible opportunity to give back to the community and he continually strives to make Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. a positive presence in Sarasota and throughout Southwest Florida.
In addition to Sean's personal commitment to giving back to the community, Sean encourages and supports his employees when they volunteer and support local charities.
Just one of the many ways we give our customers peace of mind. Ask the Seal verifies licenses and insurance, performs background checks, and issues photo ID's to only qualifying contractors so you know that the technician you are letting into your home can be trusted! Make sure anyone you hire has the "Ask the Seal - Seal of Approval!"
All of us like to try and find the best deals – especially when it comes to expensive home improvements.
However, if a plumber, electrician, or air conditioning contractor has just given you a very low quote that seems too good to be true, there is a good chance they are unlicensed.
As tempting as it may be to hire an unlicensed contractor who offers a great bargain, it is against the law!
Now if you are ever in doubt you can whip out your smart phone and make sure you have the right person for the job!
Just search for the Florida DBPR Mobile App – it's free, and will let you easily search for companies and individuals to make sure they are licensed.
Besides it being illegal to hire unlicensed contractors, unlicensed contractors are subject to arrest and prosecution for working without a license.
Here are some other reasons not to use them:
Unlicensed contractors may not have the proper skills and experience. They also don't have professional or legal standards they must abide by.
Unlicensed contractors are dangerous because they expose you to significant financial harm if injury or property damage happens.
Homeowner's insurance does not cover unlicensed contractors, and by law the homeowner is held responsible for hiring an unlicensed contractor and is held accountable for any work associated with the contractor. If an unlicensed contractor's carelessness leads to injury or damage to your neighbors property, the problem is yours.
If a contractor files bankruptcy or skips out while working on your home, you are responsible for all fines and unpaid bills to suppliers. You're also responsible for the wages of employees who worked for the unlicensed contractor.