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

Here’s Why Your Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping!

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Have you ever been in the middle of blowing drying your air when all of a sudden, the power goes out? Now, not only do you have a wet head, but you also have to march yourself down into the basement, reset the circuit breaker, and climb all the way back up the stairs! Pretty annoying, huh?

It’s quite normal for this to happen every once in a while, however, if the circuit breaker in your home is constantly tripping, it could be a sign of a more serious problem. In fact, there are a number of reasons why your circuit breaker might be constantly tripping, and below, we’ve listed a number of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more! (And, of course, remember to contact our team for all your electrical repairs in Birmingham!)

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Here’s Why You Should Consider an Attic Fan

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Summer is coming, which means that before you know it, temperatures will start to climb. Obviously, then, you’ll switch on your air conditioner, sit back, and enjoy the cooling relief, right? Well, what happens if your air conditioner is incapable of cooling every space of your home… then what do you do?

Your attic is a space in your home that your air conditioner can’t quite reach, which is kind of a big deal. Hot attic spaces can have a profound effect on your overall comfort and efficiency — so what do you do?

Well, installing an attic fan is a great way to combat the summer heat. Below, we have listed just some of the many benefits of installing one, so keep reading below to find out more!

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A Crash Course in Electrical Safety

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Welcome to our electrical safety crash course! In this week’s blog, we will be outlining some of the most important indoor electrical safety tips to better protect your family and your property this summer. Of course, though, these are tips that you can take advantage of any time of year!

Ensuring that you and your family members practice these safety tips can help to prevent a potentially dangerous situation, which obviously, should be reason enough to keep reading below! Happy learning! 

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You Need Electrical Repair if You Notice Any of These Issues

Monday, April 1st, 2019

If you are like many homeowners, you probably don’t think about your electrical system too much, and that’s understandable. Though you rely on it every day, the majority of it is hidden. Wires and circuits are tucked away behind walls, which is great for aesthetics, however, this means that it can be quite difficult to tell when there is a problem.

Of course, of all the problems that can afflict your home, electrical problems are perhaps the most dangerous and problematic, which is why it is important to be aware of the signs that suggest that something is wrong. You should be familiar with some of these telltale signs so that you can contact a professional electrician in Hoover, AL right away. Keep reading below to find out more. 

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Why You Should Invest in Surge Protection

Monday, February 18th, 2019

lighteningIf you are a homeowner, chances are, you have spent a great deal of money on your gadgets and gizmos. So of course, it is in your best interest to protect these devices and appliances from electrical surges.  Generally, power surges in a home’s electrical system are fairly minor, but can still leave you replacing electronic systems much sooner than expected. So if this is the case, what can happen to your electronic devices and appliances during a powerful electric surge? Surge protection is an important first step in protecting a home’s most important devices and high-efficiency appliances.

Of course, we are not talking about the small, portable surge protectors and powerstrips that you can find in your local hardware or office supply store. We are talking about whole-house surge protection. Below, we will discuss just some of the many reasons why you should consider investing in whole-house surge protection. Keep reading to learn more. 

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3 Signs You Need Electrical Rewiring

Monday, February 4th, 2019

electrical-wiresTake a moment to think about all of the appliances in your home: your refrigerator, your furnace, your TVs, your computers, your lighting fixtures, your AC, etc. Now, think about what they all have in common. Each and every appliance in your home is dependent on electricity. So, as you can imagine, an issue with your electrical system requires immediate attention.

This is the reason why it is so important to hire an electrician in Birmingham, AL for routine inspections, as issues with your electric wiring can be quite dangerous if left unattended or unnoticed. In some cases, electrical rewiring is necessary to avoid hazardous situations, like electrocutions or even house fires. Even with regular maintenance, there is always a chance that a problem can occur, so it is important to be familiar with some of the tell-tale signs of an electrical issue. Below, we have outlined some of them. 

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How to Tell When It’s Time for a New Generator

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Generator-InstallationYou depend on your generator to keep your safe and comfortable during a power outage, so what do you do when your generator is no longer reliable? It is important to be aware of signs that suggest it’s time for a new generator, so you can be sure your home and family will be protected during the next big storm.

Of course, only a licensed electrician can assess the condition of your current generator to make an informed decision about what steps should be taken next. Should he or she decide that your generator is in not-so-great shape, investing in a new system might be your best option. Below, we have outlined some of the most common indicators that your generator needs to be replaced. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Why You Should Install A Whole-House Generator

Monday, December 24th, 2018

We all know what its like to lose power: it’s disruptive and inconvenient. Here in Alabama, we experience frequent power outages, especially during tornado season. Keeping the lights on during a storm is an important safety precaution to consider. Instead of worrying about what you are going to do the next time the power goes out, consider installing a new whole-house generator.

Douglas Cooling, Heating, & Electric installs and repairs whole-house generators for your convenience. A major power outage could last for several hours, or even days, which could leave you very uncomfortable. Installing a whole-house generator is the perfect solution for homeowners who experience frequent power outages.

In case you need more convincing, we have provided more information about whole-house generators below.

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Electrical Upgrades to Consider for Your Home

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Closeup of a power bar with cords in it on a wood floor.Homes rely on electricity more and more in the modern day, so it’s incredibly important to keep your home’s electrical system in top shape. There is a wide array of electrical upgrades to consider for your home. These upgrades not only improve the quality of your home, but they can also help you lower your energy bills. If you need a great Hoover electrician, you need the expertise of an experienced technician from our team. If you’re interested in some possible upgrades for your home, keep reading below.

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How to Keep Your Electrical System Safe and Efficient

Monday, October 15th, 2018

GFCI-Electrical-OutletOf all the various appliances and other systems that run throughout your home, probably the one that you want to malfunction the least is the electrical system. Not only is your electrical system something that most every other home system relies on, but it also can cause some very dangerous problems of its own when it starts to malfunction. House fires and electrocution are not something that anyone wants to deal with. So, in the interest of avoiding those issues in your own home as much as possible, here are some tips on keeping your electrical system both safe and efficient.

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