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

5 Ways To Improve Your AC Efficiency

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Running your air conditioner shouldn’t be something that drives up your energy bills by an excessive amount. If you have been dealing with higher than usual energy bills, we get why you’d feel frustrated. You may even feel like you are going to be forced to choose between sticking to your budget and keeping your home cool. We are here to say that this shouldn’t be the case!

When you use your air conditioner it needs to operate both effectively and efficiently. If either of these descriptors doesn’t seem to apply to your system, it may mean some things need to change.

Let’s explore some ways that you can get a better level of efficiency and effectiveness from your AC this summer!

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5 Signs Your Heat Pump Need Repairs

Monday, June 6th, 2022

Heat pumps are well known for being highly effective and efficient at keeping your home comfortable. However, while these systems may offer some unique advantages, they aren’t infallible. Even heat pumps can run into trouble and that’s when you need a reliable technician to turn to for help.

Whenever you need expert heat pump service in Jefferson County, AL you can always come to Douglas Heating & Air Conditioning. We work with all types of air conditioners, heat pumps included. We want you to get any repairs you need quickly so you can get back to enjoying a comfortable home. Here are the warning signs to watch for that will alert you to when you need a repair for your heat pump.

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The Importance of Changing Your Air Filter

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

What part of your air conditioner plays the smallest roll? Some people would probably say the air filter–it just sits there, after all. However, we’d beg to differ. The air filter plays a pretty vital role in protecting your AC system and allowing it to function correctly.

Changing out your air filter is an extremely important task. A clean filter can help your AC while a dirty filter can actually lead to not only hindered operation but even repair needs. Let’s talk about the role of your air filter and what you need to know about how frequently to change it out.

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What is an Inverter Air Conditioner

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Central air conditioners are a classic. They’ve been around for a long time and they’ve come a long way. Many homes still have these systems even as heat pumps and ductless systems increase in popularity.

As time has passed, central ACs have started to offer some new features too. This has resulted in the creation of inverter air conditioners. Inverter systems are central air conditioners that have a unique ability that will help you save some extra cash and stay even more comfortable.

Interested? Read on to learn more and then contact us to schedule your inverter AC installation.

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These Sounds From Your AC Mean Trouble

Monday, April 25th, 2022

woman-covering-her-earsWhat do you hear when you use your air conditioner? Do you hear your thermostat click on and hear your AC begin to produce a steady whoosh of cool air? If this is an accurate description of what you experience when your system is on, then your system is probably in pretty good shape.

But what if what you hear is a little different? What if it is really different?

An air conditioner that is making one or more new, concerning noises is a system that really needs an expert AC repair in Birmingham, AL. Let’s look at the noises you should be on the alert for so you know when to contact us for service.

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Kick Off The Season With a New AC Unit

Monday, April 11th, 2022

FanWhen the weather around here heats up, it can get really hot. This is why it makes sense that you would want the best possible air conditioner in your home to fend off that heat. So then the question becomes which system is the right one for you if you are in need of a new AC?

Anyone on the hunt for a new cooling system is going to want to take care of the task quickly. That is why we want you to know that we can help. Let’s discuss what your options are for your next AC installation in Birmingham, AL so you can choose the best one for your needs and get your service scheduled.

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Are Late-Season Repairs Worth It? Always!

Monday, October 11th, 2021

The spookiest night of the year is rapidly approaching and with it, hopefully, some cooler temperatures. Until things cool off though we need to be able to rely on our home comfort systems to keep us, well, comfortably cool. And an air conditioner that is battling against a repair need isn’t going to be able to perform the way you might need it to.

You might hesitate when thinking about getting an AC repair in Shelby County, AL so late in the season but we want you to know it is really your best bet to guarantee your comfort. When you take care of whatever is bugging your system now it will save you time, money, and stress later on.

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Why There Is Ice Inside Your AC

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Frozen-ACIt may be fall according to the calendar but we are still focusing on keeping cool around here in Jefferson County. Our air conditioners and heat pumps still have plenty to do before things really start to cool off. That means it is still important to make sure that these systems are able to do their jobs effectively and efficiently. One way to ensure this is the case is by keeping on top of any and all repair needs your system may have.

Speaking of repairs, one important one to address is the build-up of ice in your air conditioner. This is one AC repair in Jefferson County, AL that you should always take care of as quickly as possible. Leaving it alone will only make things worse and can end up costing you the entire system! Here’s what you need to know about the appearance of ice inside your AC and why it justifies a call for AC repairs ASAP.

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What to Know About Energy Efficiency Ratings in Your Next AC

Monday, September 13th, 2021

You wouldn’t want to invest in an air conditioner that uses an excessive amount of energy to do a poor job at cooling your home. This is avoidable thankfully by the fact that modern systems are made to be as energy-efficient as possible. This is shown with the rating information that is clearly visible on each model. However, if you are looking at the energy efficiency ratings of an AC but you don’t know what they mean, they won’t do you much good.

How do you know if the energy efficiency rating on a system is the right level for your home? Is there such a thing as too much? These are questions we are happy to help answer. Let us give you a brief introduction on what you need to know about energy efficiency ratings on air conditioning systems so you can make an educated decision when it comes time for an AC replacement in Birmingham, AL.

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Is a Ductless System Right For You?

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

The summer season is in full swing and temperatures are likely to get even hotter. If you don’t already have an efficient and reliable system for air conditioning in Birmingham, AL, now is a good time to look into one. Having a reliable AC to keep you cool in the coming months can make all the difference in how well you sleep, eat, and feel overall. Why not consider a ductless system as your next option?

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