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Do Yourself a Favor and Schedule AC Maintenance

March 20th, 2018

AC-technicianNo one wants to have their air conditioner break down on them in the middle of summer. Or any other time, really. HVAC breakdowns are the worst. Unfortunately, as you start to rely on your air conditioner more and more during the summer season, you’re going to increase the rate at which it wears out. More wear and tear means a higher chance of the system malfunctioning, which you obviously want to avoid. Fortunately, there is something you can do! Schedule preventive maintenance.

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Should I Install a Ductless System?

March 19th, 2018

ductless-ACThere are a lot of different options for both heating and air conditioning systems available on the market today. If you’re looking for a new one, you have a lot of research to do. Chances are, you can find several systems that will do well enough for your home’s needs. If you want to find the best one you can, though, you’re going to need to carefully consider the pros and cons of each option. Let’s take a look at ductless mini splits, and what one could do for your home this season.

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Signs It’s Time for a New Furnace

March 5th, 2018

Technician-Testing-FurnaceWe’re getting close to the end of winter, which means it’s time to evaluate your heating system to see if it merits keeping for another season. It may seem an odd time to decide whether or not your furnace is ready for next winter. Consider, though, that if you’re not going to keep it for another season it’s a good idea to replace it now. That way you don’t have to worry about replacing it the week before you need to use it. The following are some of the most common indications that your furnace is nearing the end of its life, and should be replaced before next season starts.

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Is it a Bad Thing if My Heat Pump is Covered in Ice?

February 19th, 2018

heat-pump-repairThere are some symptoms that, when you notice them, should instantly that your system needs to be repaired. Some, however, are a bit trickier to diagnose at first glance. Heat pump ice, for example, could be nothing to worry about. Or, it could mean that your system is in dire need of repairs. If you see ice on the outdoor portion of your heat pump, and you’re not sure what to do about it, read on for more information.

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Keep Your Electrical System in Good Shape By Following These Tips

February 5th, 2018

Electrical MaintenanceYour electrical system is one of the most important parts of your home. A large number of other systems in the home rely on the electrical system in order to function, so it would be a good idea to keep it in good condition as best you can. Issues with the electrical system have a way of causing serious problems elsewhere in the home, including electrocution and the risk of house fires. Read on to find out more about how to keep your electrical system in good condition.

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Weird Furnace Noises and What They Mean

January 22nd, 2018

furnaceWinter is prime time for furnace issues, which makes sense considering the added strain people put on their systems during this time of year. As you rely on your furnace to keep your home warm, it is recommended that you be especially aware of any signs that might indicate a problem with it. One of the most obvious signs that your furnace is experiencing issues is the presence of strange noises during operation. Have a look at some of these weird furnace noises, what they mean, and what you can do about it.

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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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