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

Do I Need to Replace My Air Conditioner?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

We know, it’s winter, so who’s thinking about their air conditioner? We understand how this might seem a little odd, but there’s really no better time to think about replacing your air conditioner. Replacing your air conditioner in winter is a great idea because it’s the offseason. Think about any problems you had with your air conditioner this summer, now is the perfect time to alleviate these problems. Since this is the air conditioner off-season, you’ll be able to do extensive research while saving money for the expenses of this service. Now is the right time for a new air conditioning system in your home. If you need AC replacement in Birmingham, then contact our team today.

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How to Prep Your AC for Winter

Monday, November 26th, 2018

If you’ve lived here in Birmingham for even one year, you know that our weather doesn’t abide by the dates of calendars. After all, it’s just now starting to cool off! It’s always best to remain prepared here.

Although you’re probably almost entirely focused on your heating system now, we’re asking you to shift your focus back to AC just for a second. You need to make sure that your air conditioning system finishes off strong before you power it off for winter. Make sure you handle any lingering issues now before you turn your attention away from this system until spring. We’ve listed tips for the best way to do this below.

If you do need professional air conditioning services in Birmingham, AL, then don’t hesitate to contact our team. All of our technicians are licensed and extensively experienced.

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How to Keep Your AC as Healthy as Possible This Summer

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

AC-technicianSummer might be waning, but we still have some brutally hot months ahead of us before fall really kicks in. Your air conditioner doesn’t get to rest yet, which means you don’t get to take it for granted that the system is going to stay healthy! If you want your system to finish out the summer in the best shape possible, and be ready for another punishing summer next year, then you need to take certain steps now to make sure of it. Follow the tips below, and your air conditioner will be in a much better spot by the time the summer is over.

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Is it Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

old-acAir conditioning systems don’t last forever, no matter how well you take care of them. Replacing your air conditioner during the fall or winter is not such a big deal, though it may be a bit of an inconvenience. Having to replace it during the summer, with record heat turning the inside of your home into a sauna, is quite a bit more uncomfortable.

For that reason, it’s important that you be able to identify when your system is getting close to the end of its life. Better to replace your air conditioner earlier in the summer than to have to scramble to replace it when it breaks down later on. The following are some of the more obvious signs that you need to install a new air conditioner.

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Signs Your Air Conditioner is in Trouble

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Frozen-ACSummer is when air conditioners are most likely to develop problems, due to the strain they’re put under from operating for most of the daylight hours. While you’re using your air conditioner this summer, it’s a very good idea to keep an eye out for any signs that the system is in trouble. Even preventive maintenance is not a guarantee against any and all issues that may arise with your system. With that in mind, have a look at the following signs that your air conditioner is in need of some sort of repair services.

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Two Surefire Ways to Destroy Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 25th, 2018

ACCynical and sarcastic blog posts are all the rage these days, it seems. Swift and Voltaire would no doubt be delighted. In the interest of breaking up the monotony today, we decided to get in on the fun. If you have some sort of deep-seated hatred for your air conditioner, perhaps due to an ancient blood feud or other equally bizarre situation, we have the perfect blog post for you. The following are two of the best ways to destroy your air conditioner utterly, wiping even the memory of it from the face of the earth.

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

Monday, 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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How Often Do I Need to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Monday, 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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We’re Giving Back to Our Heroes!

Friday, 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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Do Yourself a Favor and Schedule AC Maintenance

Tuesday, 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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