Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The HVAC industry is always changing

Unfortunately some people view air conditioning technicians the same way they view house painters or landscapers – as low tech semi skilled labor. This may be the reason some people tend to shop for price first. We have all heard the horror stories about unlicensed employees, and less than satisfactory work.

Long ago Sean McCutcheon acknowledged that the HVAC industry is always changing, and the importance of technicians that keep on the cutting edge of new technologies. He believes a good technician can never stop learning so he supplies them with the training and information they need to be the best in their field.

When you call Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc., you will get professional, highly skilled and certified AC Technicians. You will also get a dedicated, hard working, and honest person that truly cares about your comfort, and the companies reputation.

At Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc., we don’t try to outdo the competition; we set the standard.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What you should know when replacing your Air Conditioning System.

The number one mistake many home owners make when replacing their Air Conditioning System is hiring the lowest bidder. This is because the company with the lowest bid will most likely cut corners on the installation of the unit.

A homeowner should always shop quality first, and price second. Determine what the best and most efficient system is for your needs. Do research and gather information so you know what exactly needs to be done to properly install the system. Once you are armed with this knowledge you can then choose the right contractor to do the work.

When installing a high end system in an older home there are many modifications that need to be made including replacing copper refrigerant lines and running larger gauge wiring to the breaker panel. With a new system that requires R410a refrigerant, the line sets should have a thicker gauge wall thickness to allow for the higher pressures that R410a produces. When installing a high speed system, or a 2 speed system, the wiring to the breaker panel may need to be upgraded.

Almost 75% of Air Conditioning System change-outs are improperly installed. You cannot simply drop a brand new unit in the spot where the older unit was. It is crucial that older duct work is examined, tested, upgraded or replaced if needed.

Think of it this way – would you put a new high performance Corvette V8 engine into a 1977 Gremlin and expect it to run correctly and not malfunction? This is what some contractors do though, and homeowners suffer because the air conditioning systems do not operate efficiently which results in less energy savings and high repair bills. Even if the unit is under warranty – you still need to pay for labor.

Sean McCutcheon’s Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. makes proper installation their number one priority. This is why we have 100% customer satisfaction, an A+ BBB rating, and the lowest amount of warranty issue problems in Florida.

We offer free second opinions. Call Sean McCutcheon’s Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. today, and get the service and quality you deserve!

Sarasota Air Conditioning Repair, Service, And Maintenance

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Why you should only hire licensed contractors.

If a contractor is unlicensed, there is a very good chance that he does not have liability insurance or workers compensation insurance. Most homeowner policies require that work must be done by a licensed contractor and provide no coverage for work that is not.

Unlicensed contractors will often underbid licensed professionals.

Florida Statute 489 requires contractors to be licensed. Hiring an unlicensed contractor is a violation of Florida Statute 455.228 and is subject to a fine of up to $5,000.

Unlicensed contractors typically do not have the appropriate education or qualification which may result in poor quality work or unfinished projects. According to the State of Florida, very often unlicensed contractors also have criminal backgrounds.

If the contractor fails to pay any subcontractors – you may also be subject to liens placed on your property.

Is saving a few bucks really worth the risk?


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sean McCutcheon’s Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. makes the Inc. 500|5000

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc.500|5000.

Sean McCutcheon’s Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. Ranks No. 1461 on the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 191%.

NEW YORK, August 23, 2011 -- Inc. magazine today ranked Sean McCutcheon’s Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. NO. 1461 on its fifth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America’s independent entrepreneurs. Online retailer ideeli tops this year’s list.

Sean McCutcheon’s Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. joins Spirit Airlines, television maker Vizio, Honest Tea, Dunkin Donuts and Metrokane, makers of the Rabbit corkscrew, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. magazine Editor Jane Berentson.

CONTACT: Sean McCutcheon’s Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. 941-921-7208 Website: http://www.keepingsarasotacool.com/

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000


The 2011 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2010. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2007 is $100,000; the minimum for 2010 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.

About Inc. Magazine

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 710,106, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at http://www.inc.com/.