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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Now is the Perfect Time to Schedule AC Maintenance!

March 16th, 2020

Finally! Spring is well on its way and before you know it, it’ll be summer. Of course, no summer in Alabama is complete without a great air conditioner, so it is important that yours is in tip-top shape. One way to do that, of course, is with annual maintenance services!

There are plenty of reasons to schedule your maintenance services now, and below, we have listed a few of them. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more—and, remember to call our team when you need AC repair in Birmingham, AL.

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New Heater? Now it’s Time for a New Thermostat!

March 2nd, 2020

So, you just bought a brand-new heater for your home and you couldn’t be happier, right? Well, what if we told you that your new heating system is only going to work efficiently and effectively so long as you have a great thermostat controlling it.

See, what many homeowners don’t realize is that their thermostat is just as, if not more, important than the heating system itself, which is why we recommend upgrading to a smart thermostat. In fact, there are many benefits of upgrading your thermostat, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to schedule your heating services in Birmingham with us!

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Is It Time for Electrical Rewiring?

February 17th, 2020

outletImagine what the world would be like if Benjamin Franklin didn’t discover electricity? Imagine not having a refrigerator, or lightbulbs, or an air conditioner, or your phone? Of course not! See, your electrical system is extremely important to your overall comfort, so you definitely don’t want to take it for granted!

Over time, the wires that deliver electricity all over your home can begin to fray, leading to all sorts of other issues. Therefore, it is important to have a professional inspect your system on a regular basis to see if rewiring is necessary. In fact, there are a number of signs that suggest its time for rewiring and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading below to find out more, and of course, remember to contact our team when you need a Birmingham electrician!

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We’re Generac Certified!

February 4th, 2020

Our employees here at Douglas Cooling & Heating are awesome. Why? Well, besides helping countless homeowners with their air conditioning and heating services, they traveled all the way to the Generac headquarters in Wisconson to take the Generac Air-Cooled course, and now, they’re certified!

What does this mean for you?

Well, this means that three members of our team can now provide Generac generator services! So, go ahead and schedule those services with our experts today.

 

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Ceiling Fans are NOT Just for the Summer!

February 3rd, 2020

Homeowners are constantly asking us for tips on how to lower their energy bills during the winter. And almost always, without fail, they’re shocked when we say to them, “Have you tried turning on your ceiling fan?”

While its 100% true that ceiling fans are great for keeping us cool in the summer, and that the number 1 reason why people have them installed is to lower their AC bills, they’re AWESOME for boosting heating efficiency, too! Don’t believe us? Well, keep reading below to find out more! Oh, and of course, remember to call our team when you need electrical services in Alabaster, AL!

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Is Your Generator in Good Shape?

January 20th, 2020

generator-installationSure, you may not need to use your generator often, but in the event that you do need it, you want to be certain that it’s working properly! Didn’t you buy your generator to keep you and your family comfortable safe in the event of an emergency?

There are a number of signs that suggest your generator is in need of repairs, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading below to find out more (oh, and of course, remember to contact our team when you need an electrician in Hoover, AL!)

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Our Not-So-Comprehensive Guide to Furnace Installation

January 6th, 2020

Are you in the market for a new furnace? Yes? Well then, you’ve come to the right place! We are your furnace experts and we are here to help!

We know just how overwhelming investing in a new furnace can be, and let’s face it: it’s no small task! In fact, we find that many homeowners don’t quite know where to start. But, you’re in luck!

Below, we have provided you with our Not-So-Comprehensive Guide to Furnace Installation, that way, you’ll know just what to do when the time comes. All you have to do is keep reading to learn more (and of course, remember to call our team when you need a great furnace contractor in Birmingham, AL!)

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Why is My Furnace Blowing Cool Air?

December 23rd, 2019

Of course, the last thing you need during a chilly winter day is another air conditioner, right? So, if your furnace is blowing cool air, it can seem like quite a big deal! Fortunately, you needn’t worry too much—with a team like ours to handle your furnace repairs in Birmingham, AL, things will be back to normal in no time!

There are a number of things that can cause a furnace to blow cool air, and below we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

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