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

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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Ductless is the Way to Go!

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Okay, we know we’ve talked about ductless systems before, but really, there are just so many reasons to consider making the switch! These little systems are efficient, effective, take up very little space, and are well-known for their ability to provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch (but more on that later!)

Of course, we understand that choosing the right HVAC system for your home isn’t as simple as reading a blog, but at least we can give you a bit of a head start in your research. Below, we’ve explained exactly what a ductless system is and the benefits of installing one in your home. Keep reading to find out more!

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Is It Time to Replace Your Heat Pump?

Monday, August 19th, 2019

If you own a heat pump, you know just how great they are — these nifty little HVAC systems are efficient, effective, and can provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch! But, no matter how great your heat pump is, eventually, it is going to need to be replaced.

Like all HVAC systems, heat pumps have an average life expectancy. Surely, not all cases are the same, but there are quite a few signs that suggest the time for replacement has come. So below, we have listed some of these signs for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more.

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Here Are Some Ways to Keep Your Bills Low When Temperatures Are Sky-High

Monday, August 5th, 2019

So, you’ve found yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place… temperatures are soaring and the last thing you want to do is stand in a puddle of your own sweat. So, what do you do? Do you drag a kiddie pool into your living room in the hopes that it keeps you cool or do you put your AC on at full blast? Our guess is the latter.

But you see, the problem with blasting your air conditioner is that it can drastically reduce efficiency, leading to those pesky, expensive energy bills! Plus, you’ll likely find yourself calling your local HVAC techs for repairs more than you’d like to. Of course, we understand that this is not how you want to spend your summer, so below, we have listed some of our favorite ways to keep your home cool and comfortable without dragging down efficiency.

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Hold Off On AC Repairs

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Now that summer is here, the last thing you need is a broken down air conditioner, right? Well, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but sometimes things happen, and before you know it, you could be stuck dealing with a faulty AC! And sure, while you might be tempted to wait until the end of summer to schedule your repairs, we can assure you that is not the best idea.

You see, when you’ve got AC troubles on your hands, the last thing you should do is wait to schedule your repairs. Why? Because holding off on repairs can spell all sorts of trouble for your comfort and your wallet. In fact, there are plenty of reasons why you should call for repairs ASAP, and below, we’ve listed a few of them for you. Keep reading to find out more.

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