Welcome to 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.
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.
Handymen are not required to be licensed by the State of Florida. However, there are restrictions on the kinds of services a handyman can perform.
If a handyman does work that requires a license, criminal prosecution is possible. The type of work that requires a license includes construction, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC.
Don't confuse a Business license with a contractor's license. A Handyman is not a licensed contractor and cannot obtain permits. Most projects, even small ones, require permits and inspections. If your project isn't permitted or doesn't comply with the building code, you may have to remove or repair the work at your own expense and be subject to fines by local government.
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!"
"Please help, I have just been mislead and pressured into having my air ducts cleaned and sanitized, UV light installed, for $2,772.00... and he said I was down 6 lbs of Freon? They haven't done the cleaning yet, that will happen Wednesday. My creditor is supposed to mail them a check within 7-10 days. After reading about why you do not clean air ducts, I'm so confused because I feel like I've been totally ripped off!
I'm wanting to call 8 on your side. It's like you mentioned, it was high pressure sales. The company is ******".
Nobody should ever feel uncomfortable or pressured when dealing with any company. Unfortunately the air conditioning industry has some unscrupulous contractors who have found that they can make lots of money selling unsuspecting customers products and services they do not need.
If you are ever suspicious of an estimate you have received - or just want a second opinion - please call Sean McCutcheon's before you do anything!
For a tongue-in-cheek and "slightly" exaggerated parody of the tactics some of these predator companies use - please visit www.acbarn.com.
At Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. our mission is to educate people so they know what to look for, and do not get ripped off!
R-22 is a refrigerant that was used in most residential air-conditioning systems until just a couple years ago. It is considered a greenhouse gas since the manufacture of R-22 it results in a dangerous by-product that adversely affects the environment.
The United States began phasing out R-22 in 2004, and from day one Sean McCutcheon's Air conditioning and Heating, Inc. informed customers of the eventual complete phase out of R-22 and recommended their customers consider purchasing new systems that used Environmentally Safe refrigerants.
As of January 1st 2010 – New A/C systems manufactured cannot use R-22 refrigerant.
Some air conditioning businesses have purposely mislead their customers about the future availability of R-22. There are some large Air Conditioning companies that have warehouses full of "new" systems manufactured before 2010 – and they will sell this equipment to customers at a discount without fully explaining the phase out of R-22.
Not only is R-22 harmful to the environment, but it will become more expensive and harder to get over time. Systems that use R-22 cannot easily be converted to the new refrigerant so customers will also experience costly repair bills in the future.
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.
Many people prefer to have a heat pump. With a heat pump, you do not need to have a separate AC system and a heater, the heat pump actually provides both heating and cooling capabilities.
During colder temperatures a heat pump will extract heat from the air outside and pump it inside. This means that they use much less energy than even the most energy efficient furnaces.
Unfortunately however, heat pumps work best at temperatures above 40 degrees.
When it gets very cold and the air temperature falls below 40 degrees, the unit can freeze up. When this happens the system has to defrost itself. During a defrost cycle the air conditioning has to run in order to melt the ice, and the backup electric heater will turn on so cold air is not blown into the home. So basically you have AC and heat working at the same time which isn't all that efficient.
Being a Florida resident - it's hard to imagine living through a summer without AC, but it wasn't that long ago that residents of warmer climates had no means to artificially control the temperature in their homes and businesses.
You may not be familiar with the name Dr. John Gorrie, but he is the father of Air Conditioning. Back in 1851 Dr. Gorrie was granted the first U.S. Patent for mechanical refrigeration.