Douglas Cooling & Heating Blog

Which Heating System Should I Install This Fall?

January 8th, 2018

FurnaceThere are a lot of different heating systems to choose from, if you’re in the market for a new one this winter. Not all will be suited to your specific needs. Some won’t even be able to be installed in your home. Still, there will be plenty that will have something to offer to your home in some way. It’s important that you consider each of the options available to you, so that you can find the system that best fits your needs. Let’s go over some of the most popular heating system types available, and the benefits of each.

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Call for Repairs if Your Electrical System is Doing This

December 25th, 2017

outletThe most costly, and typically dangerous, disruptions in daily life are when something we totally rely on and take for granted stops working for a minute. That’s especially true of electrical systems. We all make use of electrical systems throughout our homes to power any number of appliances. If there is a problem with the electrical system itself, it can cause widespread issues throughout the rest of the house. It can even lead to serious injury through things like house fires or electrocution! Protect yourself and your home from these issues by calling for repairs if your electrical system is doing any of these things.

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Douglas Cooling & Heating is Hiring!

December 18th, 2017

Looking for a new career? Interested in doing some real good for your community? Work with us! Douglas Cooling & Heating is looking to hire driven individuals to be technicians for us. Experience is a plus, but we place a very high importance on motivation. If you are interested in getting into the field, especially if you have experience, we want to hear from you! Have a look at our careers page, and let us know you’re interested! If you’re a good fit for us, we would be happy to provide on the job training.

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How to Make Your Home’s Electrical System Safer

December 11th, 2017

GFCI-Electrical-OutletThe electrical system is one of the most important parts of your home. Almost all of your other appliances rely on it to function, including your climate control systems and your water heater. A malfunctioning electrical system can cause all kinds of problems in other parts of the home. Aside from the inconvenience of possibly losing access to various functioning appliances, though, there is the added issue of safety. Electrical problems can present a serious threat to the health and safety of those in the home. You should consider taking the following steps to make your home’s electrical system as safe as possible.

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Why Your Heat Pump Isn’t Heating

November 27th, 2017

heat-pumpHeat pumps are just as prone to developing issues under the strain of winter use as any other heating system. This can manifest in a number of ways, but the most common is simply a loss of heating output. If your heat pump isn’t heating as well as it should be, there are a number of possible reasons why.

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Do I Need a New Furnace?

November 13th, 2017

furnaceFor most people, preventive maintenance and prompt repairs when necessary will be sufficient to keep their furnace in good condition throughout the winter season. For some, though, their current furnace is not going to be able to make it through the new few months. If your furnace is on its last legs, it’s a good idea to replace it now rather than waiting for it to fail completely. If you’re not sure whether or not your furnace will last you through the rest of the winter, have a look at the warning signs listed below.

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Is It Time for a New Water Heater?

October 30th, 2017

tank-water-heaterAssuming you take good care of your water heater, you can expect it to last a long time. No water heater lasts indefinitely, though. At some point, you will need to install a new system. The key is knowing when that’s required. There are a number of different signs that you should look for that indicate that your water heater is getting to the end of its life. If you start to notice one or more of these signs, it’s a good idea to consult with a professional about whether or not it’s time to replace the system. We’ve outlined a number of those signs below.

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How to Get Your Furnace Ready for the Heating Season

October 16th, 2017

gas-burnerWe’ll be deep into the heating season before too long, which means now is the time to make sure that your furnace is ready for it. The better you prepare your home for the cold months, the better off your systems will be and the more comfortable you will be. There are a number of ways to make sure that your furnace is properly prepared for the heating season. Read on to find out more about them.

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Should I Replace My Heating System This Fall?

October 2nd, 2017

furnaceWe’re a lot closer to heating season than you may think, which means now is the time to make sure that your home’s heating system is in good shape. If you can’t rely on the heating system you currently have installed in your home, then it’s time to install a new one now. You don’t want to get deep into winter before having your heater fail on you. There are some signs that you should look for that indicate that it’s time to replace your heating system. Be sure to call a professional if your heater is exhibiting these symptoms, whether you’re using a heat pump or a furnace.

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Make Sure You’re Still Watching for Air Conditioning Problems

September 18th, 2017

air-conditioner-repairWe still have a few weeks of hot weather to go before things finally begin to cool off. That means that you still need to be keeping a sharp eye on your air conditioner for any developing problems. There are all kinds of ways that an air conditioner could begin to malfunction under the strain of daily use. We’re not going to cover all of them here, but we can go over some of the most common problems to afflict air conditioners during the summer.

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