Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner if It’s Doing These Things

June 11th, 2018

air-conditioner-cashSummer is the time of year when air conditioners are put under the most strain. Your air conditioner needs to be in top condition to be able to cope with the summer heat. If it’s an old, worn down system, you might be better off installing an entirely new system than trying to make it through another summer with your current one. Not sure if your current air conditioner can get you through another summer? Check out the following signs and symptoms to help you decide whether now is a good time to install a new system.

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Which Indoor Air Quality System Would Fit Your Needs Best?

May 28th, 2018

UV-lightIndoor air quality tends to suffer during the summer, as people shut themselves indoors and seal their houses to help better maintain climate control. However, just because you’re indoors running your air conditioner, doesn’t mean you need to have poor indoor air quality. There are a lot of different ways that you can go about keeping your indoor air quality high during the summer season. One of the most popular is installing an indoor air quality system.

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3 Water Heater Problems to Watch for

May 15th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater 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.

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Improve Indoor Air Quality This Summer With an Air Purifier

May 14th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseAs 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.

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How Often Do I Need to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

April 30th, 2018

AC-technicianThere 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.

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Why is My Water Heater Not Providing Enough Hot Water?

April 17th, 2018

tank-water-heaterYour 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.

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Different Air Purifiers, and the Advantages They Can Offer You

April 16th, 2018

Air FilterIf 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.

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We’re Giving Back to Our Heroes!

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.

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What it Means When Your Furnace Makes Weird Noises

April 2nd, 2018

furnace-techIf 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.

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Do Yourself a Favor and Schedule AC Maintenance

March 20th, 2018

AC-technicianNo 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.

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