Douglas Cooling & Heating Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

The Role of Your Ductwork

Monday, September 28th, 2020

wall-ventSo many people picture the indoor and outdoor elements of their air conditioner when we bring it up, but they almost never think about the part of their system that they never see: their ductwork. This is the delivery system for the cool air that your AC creates.

When it comes to scheduling an air conditioning service in Birmingham, AL, you can’t forget that your ductwork is just as important a part of your cooling system as the others. With that in mind, it makes sense that is would need to be maintained by a professional too.

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A Dirty Evaporator Coil is a Big Issue

Monday, September 14th, 2020

evaporator-coilLet’s be honest, there are so many different things that could possibly go wrong with your air conditioning system. From loose parts to broken fan blades to a worn-out motor belt, there is more than one repair that can impact your AC system’s operation and mess with your comfort.

Even too much dirt can impact your air conditioner if it isn’t caught early enough. This is why we also encourage you to change your AC filter every few months, to avoid this problem. If your system is struggling with excessive dirty build-up on its internal workings, you should reach out to us for air conditioning repair in Birmingham, AL.

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You Can Still Schedule a Tune-Up

Monday, August 31st, 2020

air-conditioner-repairKeeping your home cool during the summertime here in Alabama is no small feat. It helps to have an effective and energy-efficient air conditioning system in your house to make things livable. However, things won’t be as comfortable or affordable if your air conditioning system isn’t running at its peak. Scheduling air conditioning maintenance in Birmingham, AL is going to help with that.

You may be surprised to hear, or read, that you can still get a tune-up on your air conditioner this late in the season. You definitely can and we would like you to know why it will still benefit you.

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5 AC Noises to Listen For So You Know When To Get Repairs

Monday, August 17th, 2020

woman-covering-her-earsWhen you are chilling at home, you won’t be able to stay very cool if your air conditioner isn’t operating properly. If you have an AC system that needs to be repaired, the longer you wait to address the problem the worse it will get. One of the ways that you can pick up on the need for repairs is to listen for them.

There are several noises that your air conditioner might make that should alert you to a potential problem. If you pick up on one of these problematic sounds, make sure you reach out to Douglas Cooling & Heating for service as soon as you can to avoid a breakdown.

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Why You May Want to Consider Going Ductless

Monday, 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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All the Reasons to Consider a New AC!

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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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Now is the Perfect Time to Schedule AC Maintenance!

Monday, 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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Be Prepared for Hurricane Dorian!

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

When severe weather strikes Florida, there is always the chance that Alabama will be affected too, and with Hurricane Dorian making national headlines, you want to be prepared! Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to get ready:

  • Shut off power to the major appliances in your home: You want to turn off the power to appliances like your air conditioner in order to protect them against power surges.
  • Gather the essentials: Make sure you’ve got a fresh supply of water, some canned food, a can opener, a flashlight, extra batteries, a first aid kit, garbage bags, some basic tools, and a whistle.
  • Make sure your whole-house generator is up and running: You want to be absolutely certain that your whole-house generator is fully equipped to keep you and your family safe during the storm. To do that, schedule your generator services with our team now!

The team here at Douglas Cooling & Heating wishes you the best of luck over the next few days. Stay safe, everyone!

To schedule your generator services, contact the team at Douglas Cooling, Heating, and Electrical. 

 

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