February 18th, 2019
If 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.
February 4th, 2019
Take 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.
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!
January 21st, 2019
You depend on your generator to keep your safe and comfortable during a power outage, so what do you do when your generator is no longer reliable? It is important to be aware of signs that suggest it’s time for a new generator, so you can be sure your home and family will be protected during the next big storm.
Of course, only a licensed electrician can assess the condition of your current generator to make an informed decision about what steps should be taken next. Should he or she decide that your generator is in not-so-great shape, investing in a new system might be your best option. Below, we have outlined some of the most common indicators that your generator needs to be replaced. Keep reading to learn more.
January 7th, 2019
Now that we are in the midst of the chilly season, it is probably safe to assume that you have used your furnace a number of times. Although winters around here are pretty mild, you depend on your furnace to keep you warm and cozy, as temperatures can plunge well into the 50s. If after using your furnace for the last few weeks you’ve found yourself wondering what services it needs, you’ve come to the right place.
Although built to last, furnaces are not immune to everyday wear and tear, so it is important that they receive the specialized attention that only a professional HVAC technician can provide. Only a professional can tell you exactly what services your furnace needs, however, we have provided a quick-guide below.
December 24th, 2018
We all know what its like to lose power: it’s disruptive and inconvenient. Here in Alabama, we experience frequent power outages, especially during tornado season. Keeping the lights on during a storm is an important safety precaution to consider. Instead of worrying about what you are going to do the next time the power goes out, consider installing a new whole-house generator.
Douglas Cooling, Heating, & Electric installs and repairs whole-house generators for your convenience. A major power outage could last for several hours, or even days, which could leave you very uncomfortable. Installing a whole-house generator is the perfect solution for homeowners who experience frequent power outages.
In case you need more convincing, we have provided more information about whole-house generators below.
December 19th, 2018
Douglas Cooling, Heating, & Electrical is proud to announce that Colby Morrell is now a NATE-Certified technician! Colby passed his test on Wednesday of last week.
All NATE exams are based on Knowledge Areas of Technician Expertise (KATEs), which represent a wide variety of perspectives on subject matter pertinent to contractors and technicians! To become certified, Colby had to pass both a Core exam and Specialty test of his choice.
NATE-Certified technicians are knowledgeable, well-trained, and highly qualified, so you can be sure to count on Colby for all of your HVAC services!
All of us here at Douglas are so proud of Colby’s accomplishments! We are confident that he will continue to provide exceptional service and wish him the best of luck!
December 10th, 2018
We know, it’s winter, so who’s thinking about their air conditioner? We understand how this might seem a little odd, but there’s really no better time to think about replacing your air conditioner. Replacing your air conditioner in winter is a great idea because it’s the offseason. Think about any problems you had with your air conditioner this summer, now is the perfect time to alleviate these problems. Since this is the air conditioner off-season, you’ll be able to do extensive research while saving money for the expenses of this service. Now is the right time for a new air conditioning system in your home. If you need AC replacement in Birmingham, then contact our team today.
November 26th, 2018
If you’ve lived here in Birmingham for even one year, you know that our weather doesn’t abide by the dates of calendars. After all, it’s just now starting to cool off! It’s always best to remain prepared here.
Although you’re probably almost entirely focused on your heating system now, we’re asking you to shift your focus back to AC just for a second. You need to make sure that your air conditioning system finishes off strong before you power it off for winter. Make sure you handle any lingering issues now before you turn your attention away from this system until spring. We’ve listed tips for the best way to do this below.
If you do need professional air conditioning services in Birmingham, AL, then don’t hesitate to contact our team. All of our technicians are licensed and extensively experienced.
November 12th, 2018
Homes rely on electricity more and more in the modern day, so it’s incredibly important to keep your home’s electrical system in top shape. There is a wide array of electrical upgrades to consider for your home. These upgrades not only improve the quality of your home, but they can also help you lower your energy bills. If you need a great Hoover electrician, you need the expertise of an experienced technician from our team. If you’re interested in some possible upgrades for your home, keep reading below.