Do You Need a New AC System This Spring?

April 15th, 2019

Spring has officially sprung! The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, and the sound of cool air whooshing out of AC units can be heard all across Alabama. Of course, this isn’t necessarily the case if you own a less-than-great air conditioner. If you are in the unfortunate position of having to replace your air conditioner, don’t fret! Replacing your system doesn’t have to be so scary, especially if you have a great team of HVAC professionals on your side!

Investing in a new air conditioner can definitely be worth your while, especially if your current system is no longer of keeping your home comfortable and energy efficient. But of course, knowing when to invest in a new system isn’t always easy. Therefore, we have listed just a few of the signs that suggest it’s time for AC system replacement in Birmingham. Keep reading below to find out more. 

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You Need Electrical Repair if You Notice Any of These Issues

April 1st, 2019

If you are like many homeowners, you probably don’t think about your electrical system too much, and that’s understandable. Though you rely on it every day, the majority of it is hidden. Wires and circuits are tucked away behind walls, which is great for aesthetics, however, this means that it can be quite difficult to tell when there is a problem.

Of course, of all the problems that can afflict your home, electrical problems are perhaps the most dangerous and problematic, which is why it is important to be aware of the signs that suggest that something is wrong. You should be familiar with some of these telltale signs so that you can contact a professional electrician in Hoover, AL right away. Keep reading below to find out more. 

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Douglas Cooling & Heating is Going to Celebrate Hoover Day!

March 27th, 2019

Guess what?! Jay Douglas and Keith Posey of Douglas Cooling & Heating will be attending the Celebrate Hoover Day event that takes place on April 27th!

In case you don’t know what Celebrate Hoover Day is, it is a family-friendly event that Hoover Chamber puts on every year to celebrate their wonderful city. This is the first year that members of our team will be in attendance, and we are definitely excited. Jay and Keith will be setting up a booth at the event, so please stop by and say hello! More details about prizes, giveaways, and the location of our booth are to follow, so be on the lookout for those.

Douglas Cooling & Heating has been proudly serving the city of Hoover since 1972 and we look forward to celebrating its wonderful residents.

For more information about this event, please visit their website. 

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Trust Our Award Winning Team!

March 25th, 2019

As you may have noticed, we have been celebrating success after success with our team of expert technicians here at Douglas Heating, Cooling, & Electrical. This week, we are proud to announce that we have been awarded three different awards, and we wanted to share this success with you, our valued customers.

Recently, we have won the following:

We are so proud of our team and all of their hard work. We will continue to work towards creating a comfortable and efficient environment for every customer. With the best products on the market today, and with our NATE-Certified technicians, we are sure that we will only see more success.

 

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Why Professional AC Installation Matters

March 18th, 2019

Summer is just around the corner, and for many of us here in Alabama, we are already beginning to feel its effects. Temperatures are starting to climb, and we can bet that many of you are starting to daydream about diving into a pool, eating some ice cream, and roasting some marshmallows in a campfire. And, in addition to all that daydreaming, you might find it best to start thinking about the condition of your air conditioner.

If you currently own an old, outdated AC, it might be time to consider a replacement. Purchasing a new air conditioner is just the first step in the installation process, and it definitely does not stop there. You are going to need expert AC installation in Birmingham to ensure that your new system is set up for success. In case you are not yet convinced, we have highlighted a number of reasons why professional installation certainly matters. 

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3 Reasons to Go Ductless

March 4th, 2019

Owning both a great heater and air conditioner is not only a luxury, but a necessity. So, why not invest in a system that can do both? A ductless system serves as a singular alternative to owning both a heater and an air conditioner. It is versatile, highly efficient, and very effective. As a homeowner, it is important to create a comfortable and efficient environment inside your home, and a ductless system will allow you to do just that! So, if you are in the market for a new heating or cooling system, consider going ductless!

Investing in professional residential heating services in Birmingham is the best way to ensure that your new system is the best choice for your home, as not all systems have the same capacity and capabilities. Installing a ductless system is definitely a worthwhile investment. Keep reading below to learn more about the benefits of installing a ductless system. 

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Even More Success!

February 28th, 2019

Douglas Cooling, Heating, & Electrical co-owner and general manager, Jay Douglas has successfully completed his Residential Mechanical Ventilation Installation Level 1 Training Program.

This is a big deal!

Graduates of this program can choose to design residential ventilation systems in accordance with building code standards and guidelines. The course covers installation and commissioning practices for all types of mechanical ventilation systems, house as a system principles, and basic ventilation system design. The course also teaches how to properly size ventilation ducts in accordance with good engineering practices.

Jay completed his training program with The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), a non-profit trade association that represents more than 1,300 member companies in the HVACR industry.

Here at Douglas Cooling, Heating, & Electrical, we strive to offer our customers the best services in the area. Jay’s latest certification means that we can offer yet another unique service. Way to go, Jay!

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Why You Should Invest in Surge Protection

February 18th, 2019

lighteningIf you are a homeowner, chances are, you have spent a great deal of money on your gadgets and gizmos. So of course, it is in your best interest to protect these devices and appliances from electrical surges.  Generally, power surges in a home’s electrical system are fairly minor, but can still leave you replacing electronic systems much sooner than expected. So if this is the case, what can happen to your electronic devices and appliances during a powerful electric surge? Surge protection is an important first step in protecting a home’s most important devices and high-efficiency appliances.

Of course, we are not talking about the small, portable surge protectors and powerstrips that you can find in your local hardware or office supply store. We are talking about whole-house surge protection. Below, we will discuss just some of the many reasons why you should consider investing in whole-house surge protection. Keep reading to learn more. 

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3 Signs You Need Electrical Rewiring

February 4th, 2019

electrical-wiresTake a moment to think about all of the appliances in your home: your refrigerator, your furnace, your TVs, your computers, your lighting fixtures, your AC, etc. Now, think about what they all have in common. Each and every appliance in your home is dependent on electricity. So, as you can imagine, an issue with your electrical system requires immediate attention.

This is the reason why it is so important to hire an electrician in Birmingham, AL for routine inspections, as issues with your electric wiring can be quite dangerous if left unattended or unnoticed. In some cases, electrical rewiring is necessary to avoid hazardous situations, like electrocutions or even house fires. Even with regular maintenance, there is always a chance that a problem can occur, so it is important to be familiar with some of the tell-tale signs of an electrical issue. Below, we have outlined some of them. 

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Jonathan is NATE-Certified!

January 31st, 2019

Douglas Cooling, Heating, & Electrical is pleased to announce that Jonathan Sales is now a NATE-Certified technician! He has successfully passed all his exams.

According to their website, “NATE (North American Technician Excellence) is the nation’s largest nonprofit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians. NATE tests represent real-world working knowledge of HVACR systems and validate the professional competency of service and installation technicians.”

You can be sure to count on Jonathan for his knowledge, expertise, and ability to provide an excellent customer experience!

Our team is so proud of Jonathan for all his accomplishments! We are truly excited to watch him grow and flourish in this industry. We wish him the best of luck!

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