Environmentally Safe Refrigerants
Until recently, R-22 has been the refrigerant of choice for residential air conditioning systems.
The manufacture of R-22 results in a dangerous by-product that adversely affects the environment. Older air conditioning systems can develop leaks that are slowly depleting the ozone. R-22 is considered a greenhouse gas.
R-22 is being phased out and manufacturers of residential and commercial air conditioning systems are now offering equipment that uses ozone-friendly refrigerants. Many homeowners have been misinformed about how much longer R-22 will be available to service their central air conditioning systems.
Sean McCutcheon's Air conditioning and Heating, Inc. has been recommending Environmentally Safe refrigerants such as Puron® since 2004. Unfortunately, not all air conditioning companies have been informing their customers of the phase out of R-22 and, as a result, those customers will see sky rocketing maintenance costs. R-22 has steadily increaesed in price.
Consumers need to take the phase out of R-22 into consideration when purchasing a new A/C system, or when having an existing system repaired.
As of January 1, 2010 the U.S. was required to reduce its consumption of HCFCs by 75%. R-22 may not be used in new equipment. As a result HVAC system manufacturers cannot produce new air conditioners and heat pumps that use R-22.
By January 1, 2020 the U.S. will reduce its consumption of HCFCs by 99.5%.
Refrigerant that has been recovered, recycled and reclaimed will be allowed to service existing systems, but chemical manufacturers will no longer be able to produce R-22 to service existing air conditioners.
The Clean Air Act does not allow any refrigerant to be vented into the atmosphere during installation, service, or retirement of equipment. Therefore, R-22 must be recovered and recycled (for reuse in the same system), reclaimed (reprocessed to the same purity standard as new R-22), or destroyed. Sean McCutcheon's Air conditioning and Heating takes great care to properly dispose of R-22 when removing old units.
We recover the R-22 refrigerant and turn it in to reclamation and recycling depots for proper disposal or reuse.
Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating company is a stand-up company that is willing to help anytime of the day. He is honest and willing to help everyone, no matter the situation. He understands the economy. His employees go over and above to help.
I refered him to a good friend....
Thanks for Taking Care Of My A/C Problem So Quickly. Quick fix - Quick pay!! As far as I am concerned, any and all A/C issues will be directed to you!! Warmest regards,
- M.C. (Sarasota)
We hired Sean McCutcheon Air Conditioning and Heating to have them replace our air conditioner. WE received so much more than a great unit.
We were educated on the best options for our home, expert installation, and a professional team of highly skilled employees.
Now that June 2010 is here, we are...
Your company recently installed an ac system at one of my properties in Sarasota (My second so far!). David was my contact and everything was perfect! I am honored to be a client, & would be glad to be a reference anytime,
Andre LeClair / Andre LeClair Properties
The technicians at Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning are the best. After 2 other AC companies failed to fix my system I finally called them, and the next day everything was working perfectly. I learned a valuable lesson and won't ever go with a company just because you think they may...
I am writing to express my sincere appreciation to and gratitude for the service that I received on July 23, 2008, from your technician David. Unfortunately, I have been duped by a personal acquaintance regarding the repair of my air conditioning unit and learned that fact because of David's honesty...
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, your associates and your company for doing an outstanding job fixing and adjusting my air conditioning at my house. Your crew was helpful, efficient and did a great job.
You are more than welcome to use my name as a...
"Too often we people call in with complaints. I wanted to let you and the powers that be know that Lindsey was really great. She went over things with me that no one has EVER gone over with me. I really like that she didn't try to sell me anything...
The technician was very helpful, courteous and professional, will surely use you service for future needs and recommend you to my sister in law, I also recommended your company to Premier Homes,
- Melcon Bembridge
It was a Friday night - AC went out. Called in for service and the on call lady was super nice on the phone. Tech called back within. 10mins.was at the house about 40mins later. He was fast and friendly. A very family feel from the staff.unlike the other company...
They are the people to use for any AC problem. They arrive very quickly and do a great job. They also cleaned up after themselves. I would recommend this business to anyone. They came out and fixed my AC problem in record time.
Mr Sean McCutcheon,
The night of Sept. 6, my new Bryant Air conditioning system stopped running. The digital display showed a fault code " cannot communiate with blower". I called your service desk and quickly received a return call from Mr. Steven Casteel. Steve walked me through the fault isolation steps...
Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning (SMAC) is Second to None! In a day where great customer service is hard to find and in an industry where we have many choices, SMAC far surpassed our expectations. Their entire workforce is friendly, responsive, clean and professional.
We had multiple bids to replace our entire...
A friend recommended your service and I want you to know how pleased my sister and I are with your work. The young man, David, who did the work was most expert, courteous, and helpful. We will be calling for A/C in the fall,
- V.F. and E.F (Sarasota)
Sean, I just wanted you to know that the guy you sent to work on my A/C was very nice and professional on the phone. He did a great job! Thanks for everything,
- S. (Sarasota)
Dear Sean ,When I called you about 6 months ago after finding your company's name in Angie's list , I was very soured about Air conditioning companies. After two horrible experiences with companies that lied and used every
maintenance call as an excuse to sell some unnecessary upgrade, I had...
I have used Sean McCutcheon's service several times and give them the highest rating in every category. They are responsive, communicative, fair, reasonably priced and friendly. Great company overall.
S.D. / Sarasota
You will not find better customer service ANYWHERE! Honest, friendly and they help you understand your options. I will recommend this company to anyone. Thank you for all your great customer service and quality work that you have done for me.
There are a lot of questionable air conditioning companies out there its hard to know who you can trust. In the past I have fallen prey to AC guys who were just trying to scam me out of my money. Sean McCutcheon's came highly recommended and I'm glad I called...
I have no complaints at all, in fact I will recommend Sean McCutcheon's to my friends and co workers. Stephen was my technician both times. He is extremely courteous, and despite being called out on "off hours", he was friendly and took his time making sure the job was done...
Simply....THE BEST. Professional, experienced, thorough, neat, clean and cost effective.
Highly recommend to all!!!
I could not have been any more satisfied with this companies work! I woke up last Tuesday to my unit completely frozen up! What a horrible way to start the day.
Sean McCutcheon's has done many of my neighbors service calls and they were very quick to refer me to them....
Thank you for going the extra mile to make things right! Please tell the guys on your crew how much we appreciate their work.
- A.B. (Sarasota)
My Bryant Evolution system shut down last nite about 7:30 pm. I called for service and Steve called me and was there in 20 minutes. He knew just what the problem was and fixed it in a very short time.
Very impressive job. Thanks so much !
I would not change a thing. Your service techs have been professional and efficient. Your Salesperson was a straight shooter. I would highly recommend your company to anyone.
Truly a professional. Mr McCutcheon has a staff of perfectionist technicians with uncanny eyes for detail. Top notch work and efficient, clean and respectful. I found my ac company and I will stick with them. Thank you Sean and thank you to your staff.
Joel L / Sarasota Fl
Sean...Dave is my hero. I thought today was the day the big beast in front had finally bit the bullet. But it was the breaker! However, Steven found (a few months ago) that the heat is broken and I know sometime this year I am going to have to replace...
They are a great company. When I first bought my home I had them come out and check/service my ac. I was told at that time that capacitor would need to be changed but was ok at the time. I put it off and it died about a year latter....
Very pleasant experience start to finish. My new ac system is working great and looks fantastic. Please use me as a reference if ever needed.
This company deserves a 6th star!
SRQ review at Citysearch
These guys are the best. Ive been so tied of companies that are constantly just trying to see how much money they can get me to spend. The technicians at Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating are down to earth and have common sense. They will tell you what the...
We've been customers of Sean McCutcheon's AC since he first started the business. We have always had the most professional service from each of their technicians each time they have come to our home. We have referred them to our friends and they have had the same professional service. We...
I have a winter home in Sarasota. I don't normally go on these review things because when I call a company to do work I expect it to be done right - but unfortunately I have used other companies in the past that pretty much just ripped me off. They...
Six years and three HVAC companies later, Sean McCutcheon Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. diagnosed and fixed our air conditioning and heating unit with ease. His rep, David, was ultra knowledgeable and very professional.
He had located the problem and had the unit running within 20 minutes of his arrival! That...
Your patience, courtesy, expertise, and thoughtfulness - and that of your staff means so much! In appreciation of y'all,
- J. (Sarasota)
A mis-diagnosis by another company almost cost me $1,550.00. Thank-you for the free second opinion. Stephen was so patient and understanding of our situation.
Your company has earned our business no question. Thank-you 1,300 times.
I've been a customer of yours for the past few years and have fallen in love with your company in recent weeks due to the performace of your service tech Stephen.
He's blown me away with his professionalism and knowledge in recent visits to my house.
I was on the fence about...
The last AC company could not fix my problem - and probably made matters worse. I'm glad I called Sean McCutcheon's - they have everything back to normal. I would definitely recommend them to anyone - residential or commercial - they are the best!
Joseph C. / Sarasota
Woke up yesterday and the house was hot. Terrible feeling in June is Florida. Called McCutcheon's just as we always do. The tech (David) was very friendly and had us back up and running inside of a hour. Total was less than $200 including the part he had to replace....
Sean McCutcheons AC is one top notch outfit. The work they do is superior, and they are a pleasure to do business with. I would highly recommend them!
Sean's team looked at our unit after we were told we had no choice but to replace the unit. The technician offered a new unit at about 1/2 of the other companies, but also suggested several options to maintain the existing unit saving us thousands of dollars.
Sean's approach seems to...