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

Count On Us For These Electrical Services

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Without a good electrical system in your house, there’s very little modern technology that would end up working right. Issues with your electrical services can not only leave you in an uncomfortable or even dark home, they can even create safety hazards.

Keeping your electrical system in good working order is important. That’s why you need to work with professionals to keep your electrical appliances and system in check. When you need expert electrician services in Shelby County, AL, you can trust our team to provide whatever you need.

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4 Reasons To Install a Whole-House Generator

Monday, November 7th, 2022

When something goes wrong with the power supply feeding your home, what will happen? For someone without a whole-house generator, this can lead to a loss of electricity to parts of the home or the home as a whole. You won’t have much to worry about if you do have a generator, though.

If you’ve been trying to figure out if you should opt into a whole-house generator installation in Birmingham, AL we can provide the information and service to help you out.

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4 Signs Something Is Wrong With Your Attic Fan

Monday, October 24th, 2022

If you have an attic fan then you probably rely on it working without a hassle and without you thinking about it pretty much at all. Just get the fan installed and voila! You have better comfort and lower bills.

We would love it if this was always the case for all of our customers. But problems will pop up over the years, even with attic fans. Unfortunately, you’ll likely notice it once your comfort drops and your energy bills spike.

We want to help you avoid this. Read on to learn about some of the other warning signs that you need an attic fan repair in Pelham, AL so you know when to schedule your service with us.

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These Signs Mean You Need a Ceiling Fan Repair

Monday, September 26th, 2022

If you have a ceiling fan in your home you may use this piece of equipment more often than you use your HVAC system. Ceiling fans can help improve the effectiveness of your HVAC system when in use. They can also help improve your comfort on milder days when the AC can be left alone. But because a ceiling fan sees so much use, it may also need a bit more attention.

Much like when your AC or heater runs into trouble, the need for a ceiling fan repair in Birmingham, AL is something that should be taken care of sooner than later and always handled by an expert.

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Why You Should Consider Installing a Surge Protector

Monday, February 15th, 2021

You are enjoying a nice night in with your family and watching a movie when the wind decides to kick up something awful. So it comes as more of an annoyance than a surprise when a tree takes down a power line later on in the evening, leaving your house dark without electricity.

Your first focus is of course to get the lights back on but what about after that? Are you going to check on your major home appliances? You certainly should because a power outage can create a power surge which can lead to some serious damage to your air conditioner, heater, and other home appliances. And that is a problem that is preventable.

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What You Should Know About Your Outlets

Monday, February 1st, 2021

GFCI-Electrical-OutletWhen you go to plug in your laptop you should be able to do so without fear of electrocution. The same applies to plugging in a hairdryer or another electrical appliance. A big factor in providing that peace of mind for you can actually lay with your home’s outlets.

We know it might sound strange but it’s true. Your outlets are important not just for providing power. They are vital to your safety and the safety of your home overall. That is why you should know at least a bit about what outlets go where to ensure your home runs well and is as safe as possible.

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Make Sure Your Home is Safe For The Holidays

Monday, December 21st, 2020

holiday-lightsThere is a lot of excitement for holiday gatherings to come, even though they may be smaller than in previous years. Small is still good though! The priority should be on safety instead of size so everyone is able to truly enjoy themselves. With that said, there are a few different ways that you may not have thought of to ensure the safety of your home this season. That’s what we are here to help with.

From double-checking your heater to making sure the lights are going to stay on you can rely on the team at Douglas Cooling & Heating to get the job done. Here are some of the different ways to ensure your home safety that you may not have thought of just yet:

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How to Tell You Need Help With Your Home’s Wiring

Monday, October 26th, 2020

electrical-wiresWe all know those classic “spooky” things that happen in a haunted house: light switches that don’t respond, bulbs that blow out for seemingly no reason, flickering lights throughout the house, and strange noises to top it all off. While these strange occurrences do make for a great haunted house, they can also be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. No, it isn’t because you have a poltergeist–it is because something is wrong with your electrical wiring in Pelham, AL.

If you are having issues with your electrical wiring, you will need to reach out to a professional electrician like the ones on our team for help.

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Make Sure Your Home Is Ready For Hurricane Season

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Its the season for tropical storms and hurricanes in the Florida area which means that there is every chance our region will get some rough weather too. We’ve already been hit with some storms in the last couple of weeks so you likely are already thinking about how best to prepare your home if anything else comes our way. The team at Douglas Cooling & Heating can offer you some helpful tips and services to get you through it.

  • Shut down major appliances to protect them. It may not sound like fun, but shutting down major appliances like your air conditioner can help protect them from damage that could be caused by power surges in a storm.
  • Make sure you have back-up supplies. Make sure you have some fresh water, canned goods, batteries, a flashlight, and any other essentials that you might need in an emergency.
  • Have a professional check your generator. Don’t wait until the lights go out to discover a problem with your generator. Be ready by scheduling your generator maintenance, repairs, or any other generator services in Birmingham needs now to avoid issues later.

Our team wants to make sure you stay safe this hurricane season. If you need help with your home systems, contact Douglas Cooling & Heating. Your experience is what matters most!

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Enjoy the Outdoors a Bit More This Summer

Monday, July 20th, 2020

outdoor-string-lightsPlaying with a Frisbee in the yard or having a long conversation on the porch during the afternoon is a source of great enjoyment but it can be hard not to cut these activities short when the sun sets and everything gets dark. What if we told you that you don’t have to cut your evening short because you can’t see the Frisbee? No, we aren’t pitching night vision goggles and your lantern can stay in the garage for emergencies.

You can light up your outdoor environment with outdoor lighting this summer to extend your time with friends and family. We want to strongly suggest though that you don’t attempt this on your own. We’re sure you are handy with a toolbox but when it comes to installing electrical appliances, especially ones that are meant to work outdoors, you want to leave that to the professionals at Douglas Cooling & Heating.

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