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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All the Reasons to Consider a New AC!

May 25th, 2020

We understand that having to replace your air conditioner can seem a bit overwhelming: it’s pricy, it’s time-consuming, and how do you even begin to narrow down all of your cooling options? Well fortunately for you, hiring a team of qualified AC experts is one way to make the process much easier! Plus, there are just so many benefits of upgrading your system!

Below, we have listed just some of the many ways that investing in a new air conditioner will benefit you! All you have to do is keep reading to find out more. And remember, if you are in the market for a new AC, be sure to contact a team of professionals for AC replacement in Birmingham.

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All the Reasons to Sign Up for Our Maintenance Program!

May 11th, 2020

You probably see it all the time — contractors asking you to join their maintenance programs. Of course, your first inclination may be to turn the offer down, but we are here to tell you that joining a maintenance program, like ours, is the bees’ knees!

Maintenance programs offer homeowners tons of awesome benefits, designed with your comfort and budget in mind! In fact, there are plenty of reasons to sign up for our maintenance program, the Douglas Care Program, in particular! All you need to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to contact us for your HVAC system maintenance!

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It’s Maintenance Season! Schedule Your AC Tune-Up Today!

April 27th, 2020

Maintenance Season is certainly upon us, which means that if you haven’t already scheduled your services, now is the perfect time to do so! See, maintenance is incredibly important to the overall performance and efficiency of your air conditioning system, so trust us when we say that you definitely do not want to skip out.

In fact, there are plenty of reasons to schedule your maintenance services now, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and yes, remember to call us when you need air conditioning services in Birmingham. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

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Get Those Spring Allergies Under Control With Better Indoor Air Quality!

April 13th, 2020

woman-blowing-noseACHOO!!! Spring is definitely in the air, which means that there are plenty of allergens to go around! Of course, you don’t want to spend the entire spring season sneezing, wheezing, and coughing, so what do you do?

Poor indoor air quality can definitely worsen allergy symptoms, as indoor air contaminants like pollen and pet dander can easily make their way into your ventilation system. Therefore, investing in the right indoor air quality systems and services is a great way to combat common indoor allergens, relieving you of those pesky symptoms.

Below, we have listed some of our favorite ways to boost your indoor air quality and alleviate allergy symptoms. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you’re ready to invest in an air filtration system in Birmingham.

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All The Ways Owning a Generator Benefits You!

March 30th, 2020

generator-installationDuring a power outage, you want to be able to keep the heat on, use the lights, and keep your food fresh. Heck, you might even want power for your favorite video game system—we don’t judge! But here’s the thing, keeping your home and your family safe during a power outage is only possible so long as you’ve got a whole-house generator installed!

There are many benefits of owning a generator, and below, we have outlined them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to contact our team when you’re ready to install a whole home generator in Birmingham.

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All the Benefits of a UV Air Purifier

March 20th, 2020

woman-blowing-noseIn light of current news, we wanted to take a moment to tell you all about the benefits of installing a UV air filter in your home, specifically Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) UV Air Filters. Using an ultraviolet light air filter is one of the best ways to improve your overall comfort, health, and well-being.

But, how exactly does this work? Well, UV light kills or neutralizes any airborne viruses or bacteria passing through your ducts. The UV rays damage the DNA of microbes that pass under it, preventing them from reproducing and causing infections. This helps to keep the air in your home healthier.

GPS UV Air Filters are installed directly into your ductwork and help to purify the air that cycles through your comfort systems, killing off things like viruses, bacteria, and all sorts of other yucky germs. Oh, and here’s an added bonus: the GPS 2400 removes odors as well!

When you pair a top-notch air filtration system with consistent healthy hygiene practices, like washing your hands, you’ll be much better off! Stay safe out there!

Schedule your indoor air quality services with the team at Douglas Cooling & Heating today. Your Experience is What Matters Most! 

There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

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Coronavirus Alert

March 17th, 2020

Coronavirus Alert – March 15, 2020

Dear Douglas Cooling & Heating Customers,
At Douglas Cooling and Heating, we pride ourselves on being part of the communities we serve. Since our
opening in 1972, Douglas has established and upheld industry-leading standards and superior customer service.
Keeping your home safe has been and always will be our top priority.
In light of COVID-19, we would like to take this opportunity to share with you some of the policies and
procedures that Douglas has in place to protect the health and safety of you, our customer, and our team.
Our Policies and Procedures
● We are requiring that a team member with any symptoms of any respiratory illness or fever stay home and
not return to work until cleared by a physician.
● Each technician has a safety kit that includes face masks, gloves, and shoe covers. Our technicians will
wear a new pair of disposable gloves and new pair of disposable shoe covers before entering your home.
● Before entering your home, each technician will wash their hands with soap and water per the instructions
specifically for COVID-19 virus provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).
● While in your home or business our technicians will avoid touching any non-essential installation,
maintenance, and/or service items. We will also avoid close contact.
● We have increased our routine environmental cleaning for our offices and work vehicles.
● We have limited all non-essential travel for all employees for the next 30 days.
● Access to our facilities is limited to Douglas personnel and essential vendors only.
● We have discontinued all large gathering events for next 30 days.
● Our advanced phone, dispatching, and accounting system allows most everyone in our two office locations
to work remotely, creating no interruption in service to our customers.
● In order to comply with guidelines by the CDC and ADPH, and to protect our staff and customers, we are
canceling calls to homes where someone is quarantined, has symptoms of respiratory illness, and/or has
fever.
Please know that the wellness and safety of our team and customers continue to be our top priority. If you have a
service-related emergency, we encourage you to continue choosing Douglas for your HVAC, Water Heater,
Electrical, and Generator needs. We appreciate your loyalty and trust as a valued customer. We exist to keep you
comfortable.
Sincerely,

Jay Douglas
General Manager
Douglas Cooling and Heating

 

Call Douglas Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more.


There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

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