The Role of Your Ductwork

September 28th, 2020

wall-ventSo many people picture the indoor and outdoor elements of their air conditioner when we bring it up, but they almost never think about the part of their system that they never see: their ductwork. This is the delivery system for the cool air that your AC creates.

When it comes to scheduling an air conditioning service in Birmingham, AL, you can’t forget that your ductwork is just as important a part of your cooling system as the others. With that in mind, it makes sense that is would need to be maintained by a professional too.

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A Dirty Evaporator Coil is a Big Issue

September 14th, 2020

evaporator-coilLet’s be honest, there are so many different things that could possibly go wrong with your air conditioning system. From loose parts to broken fan blades to a worn-out motor belt, there is more than one repair that can impact your AC system’s operation and mess with your comfort.

Even too much dirt can impact your air conditioner if it isn’t caught early enough. This is why we also encourage you to change your AC filter every few months, to avoid this problem. If your system is struggling with excessive dirty build-up on its internal workings, you should reach out to us for air conditioning repair in Birmingham, AL.

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Make Sure Your Home Is Ready For Hurricane Season

September 4th, 2020

Its the season for tropical storms and hurricanes in the Florida area which means that there is every chance our region will get some rough weather too. We’ve already been hit with some storms in the last couple of weeks so you likely are already thinking about how best to prepare your home if anything else comes our way. The team at Douglas Cooling & Heating can offer you some helpful tips and services to get you through it.

  • Shut down major appliances to protect them. It may not sound like fun, but shutting down major appliances like your air conditioner can help protect them from damage that could be caused by power surges in a storm.
  • Make sure you have back-up supplies. Make sure you have some fresh water, canned goods, batteries, a flashlight, and any other essentials that you might need in an emergency.
  • Have a professional check your generator. Don’t wait until the lights go out to discover a problem with your generator. Be ready by scheduling your generator maintenance, repairs, or any other generator services in Birmingham needs now to avoid issues later.

Our team wants to make sure you stay safe this hurricane season. If you need help with your home systems, contact Douglas Cooling & Heating. Your experience is what matters most!

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You Can Still Schedule a Tune-Up

August 31st, 2020

air-conditioner-repairKeeping your home cool during the summertime here in Alabama is no small feat. It helps to have an effective and energy-efficient air conditioning system in your house to make things livable. However, things won’t be as comfortable or affordable if your air conditioning system isn’t running at its peak. Scheduling air conditioning maintenance in Birmingham, AL is going to help with that.

You may be surprised to hear, or read, that you can still get a tune-up on your air conditioner this late in the season. You definitely can and we would like you to know why it will still benefit you.

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5 AC Noises to Listen For So You Know When To Get Repairs

August 17th, 2020

woman-covering-her-earsWhen you are chilling at home, you won’t be able to stay very cool if your air conditioner isn’t operating properly. If you have an AC system that needs to be repaired, the longer you wait to address the problem the worse it will get. One of the ways that you can pick up on the need for repairs is to listen for them.

There are several noises that your air conditioner might make that should alert you to a potential problem. If you pick up on one of these problematic sounds, make sure you reach out to Douglas Cooling & Heating for service as soon as you can to avoid a breakdown.

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The Impact of an Air Filter

August 3rd, 2020

When the air outside is full of dust or there is a high pollen count in your region, is your first instant to go running outside? Probably not–all that airborne debris is likely to give you a coughing fit or, in severe cases, may lead to serious respiratory issues. Now, what if we told you that the air in your home has the potential to become this, well, dirty? Believe it or not, your indoor air quality can be quite bad. We provide solutions to this problem.

If the air in your home is too dirty to stand, or even just dirty enough to make dusting a near-futile effort, you will want to learn more about our air filtration systems in Birmingham, AL.

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Enjoy the Outdoors a Bit More This Summer

July 20th, 2020

outdoor-string-lightsPlaying with a Frisbee in the yard or having a long conversation on the porch during the afternoon is a source of great enjoyment but it can be hard not to cut these activities short when the sun sets and everything gets dark. What if we told you that you don’t have to cut your evening short because you can’t see the Frisbee? No, we aren’t pitching night vision goggles and your lantern can stay in the garage for emergencies.

You can light up your outdoor environment with outdoor lighting this summer to extend your time with friends and family. We want to strongly suggest though that you don’t attempt this on your own. We’re sure you are handy with a toolbox but when it comes to installing electrical appliances, especially ones that are meant to work outdoors, you want to leave that to the professionals at Douglas Cooling & Heating.

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Are You Ready to Go Tankless?

July 6th, 2020

water-heater-graphicWhether you water heater is on its last leg or you are simply trying to look for ways to save, you may want to consider a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters are exactly what they sound like, water heating systems that don’t require a multi-gallon tank to hold hot water. This may sound strange if you don’t know how these systems work but we are happy to fill you in. What’s more, our team is glad to help you switch over to a tankless system if it is the best fit for your home.

The plumbing professionals at Douglas Cooling & Heating are happy to fill you in on what the best things about tankless water heaters and we can assist in your tankless water heater installation too.

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Why You May Want to Consider Going Ductless

June 22nd, 2020

Summer here in Birmingham is nothing to scoff at. When the heat is high and the weather is a bit too much to handle, it is worth it to have an effective air conditioning system around to help keep your home livable. If you have been struggling to get by with the use of some window AC units or fans, it may be time to think about upgrading to a better option.

One great air conditioning option is the ductless system. See, this system is easy to handle and provides a reliable source of comfort during the hottest of summers. And it is always better than a window unit!

Let us take a moment to tell you about the perks of considering a ductless AC unit.

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What’s the Deal with GFCI and AFCI Outlets?

June 8th, 2020

GFCI-Electrical-OutletWhen you think about the electrical system in your home it is likely that your mind goes to the wires in your walls or even the breaker box or electrical panel for the home. What you might not immediately think of is your outlets. Not many people do, to be honest!

Believe it or not, there is more than one type of outlet and it really does matter which one goes where in your house. Why? Because the difference can lead to electrical safety issues.

If you don’t already know about the different types of outlets that can be installed in your home, and what their roles are, allow us to give you some information. Your outlets can be important in keeping your appliances, and you, safe.

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