May 15th, 2018
Water heaters are just as prone to developing issues over time as any other system in your home. Hopefully, you’re already scheduling consistent maintenance on an annual basis to keep your system as healthy as possible. Even if you are, though, the system could still develop problems between maintenance appointments.
It’s important that you keep an eye out for any possible signs that your system is malfunctioning, so that you can call for repairs as soon as possible. The following are some of the more common water heater issues you might run into, and their symptoms.
May 14th, 2018
As we get further into summer, it’s important to make sure that your home’s air quality is as high as possible. Poor indoor air quality will not only make it harder for you to remain comfortable, but can adversely affect your health as well. There are a number of different ways to make sure that your indoor air quality improves or stays high during the summer. One of the best ways, though, is to install an air purifier. Let’s take a look at why air purifiers are important, and how different types can benefit you this summer.
April 30th, 2018
There are a number of steps that you should be taking to get your home ready for summer right about now. After all, it’s not as far off as you think. One of those steps is making sure that your air conditioner is ready for the massive amount of demand that you’re about to put on it. You may not think about it this way, but the level of wear and tear on an air conditioner increases drastically during the summer compared to other times of year. If you don’t want your air conditioner to break down under the stress, you should make absolutely sure that you schedule maintenance over the coming weeks.
April 17th, 2018
Your water heater is one of the hardest working home appliances you have. It provides you with hot water multiple times a day, every day, throughout the year. So, it can be very frustrating when the water heater suddenly stops providing hot water for whatever reasons. There are a number of possible factors that can prevent your water heater from heating the water inside it properly. Read on to find out more about these different factors, and what can be done about them.
April 16th, 2018
If you’re at home right now, take a moment to breathe deeply and think about what’s in your air. Does it seem clear, or is it a little stuffy? Whether or not you think the air in your home is clear, you should know that the average home’s air quality is actually quite low. Microscopic airborne contaminants make quite a negative impact on the air quality of most homes, causing sickness and general discomfort throughout the year. The good news is that there is hope for your home’s air quality. Installing an indoor air purifier is a great way to improve your indoor air quality.
April 6th, 2018
Our community is supported by thousands of self-sacrificing heroes, and we feel it’s time for us to give something back to them. We’re proud to announce our Comfort for Heroes program, making it easier for active military, veterans, law enforcement, EMT & paramedics, firefighters, and educators to get the HVAC systems they need. If you’re a member of any of the above groups, contact us today and get 10% off your total invoice for Mitsubishi Electric HVAC equipment and installation up to $1,500. Douglas Cooling & Heating is Central Alabama’s only Diamond Elite Contractor.
April 2nd, 2018
If you’ve had your furnace for a while, you probably know what it’s supposed to sound like when it’s running. If your furnace suddenly starts to make rather unusual noises, that is not something you should ignore. Strange noises are often one of the first signs that homeowners notice that something isn’t right with the furnace. If you ignore the signs, you may end up having to pay a lot more in repair costs or even replace your entire system. Have a look below at some of the descriptions of weird furnace noises you may encounter, and what they mean.
March 20th, 2018
No 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.
March 19th, 2018
There 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.
March 5th, 2018
We’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.