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

Which is Better: A Furnace or a Heat Pump?

Monday, November 25th, 2019

We understand just how overwhelming choosing a new heater for your home can be—there are just so many great options out there! Of course, two of the most popular systems on the market today are the furnace and the heat pump, and for good reason!

If you are having trouble deciding between these two systems, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we have outlined the benefits of each—that way, you can decide for yourself which one sounds like a winner. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (and as always, remember to contact our team when you need heating services in Birmingham, AL.)

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Help! I Don’t Know What to Do With My Furnace!

Monday, November 11th, 2019

As much as we all like to think that we can do everything and anything we put our minds to, we can’t all be great at everything! So, of course, it’s no wonder that you don’t quite know what to do with your furnace at the start of the winter season—you’re not a heating expert (and that’s quite alright!)

Knowing what to do with your furnace can be a bit tricky, which is why we are here to help! Below, we have provided a sort-of quick-guide to the types of services your furnace made need and when. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and of course, remember to schedule your heating services in Birmingham, AL with our team!)

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Are You Ready for a New Furnace?

Monday, October 28th, 2019

If there’s one thing that we have in common with our neighbors up North, it’s that we all need working heaters! Sure, our winters aren’t nearly as brutal, but still, we like to be warm—isn’t that why we are in the South?

Of course, furnaces are by far the most popular method of home heating, and if you’ve got one in your home, then you know how great they really are! But still, even the best furnaces will require a replacement at some point. Below, we have listed some of the tell-tale signs that your furnace needs to be replaced. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to schedule your heating services in Birmingham, AL with our team!

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Now’s The Perfect Time to Think About Your Heater!

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Okay sure, it’s still pretty darn warm here in Alabama, and while our neighbors in the North are celebrating the arrival of Autumn with warm sweaters, apple cider donuts, and pumpkin spiced lattes, we’ve still got plenty of sunshine to look forward to!

However, all this warm weather does not mean that you can just forget about your heater! Before you know it, winter will be here and we’ll be experiencing some pretty chilly days. Therefore, it is best that you prepare for the season ahead with heating maintenance in Birmingham, AL. 

Now is the perfect time to schedule your maintenance services! Don’t believe us? Keep reading below to find out more.

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3 Reasons to Go Ductless

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Owning both a great heater and air conditioner is not only a luxury, but a necessity. So, why not invest in a system that can do both? A ductless system serves as a singular alternative to owning both a heater and an air conditioner. It is versatile, highly efficient, and very effective. As a homeowner, it is important to create a comfortable and efficient environment inside your home, and a ductless system will allow you to do just that! So, if you are in the market for a new heating or cooling system, consider going ductless!

Investing in professional residential heating services in Birmingham is the best way to ensure that your new system is the best choice for your home, as not all systems have the same capacity and capabilities. Installing a ductless system is definitely a worthwhile investment. Keep reading below to learn more about the benefits of installing a ductless system. 

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Do I Need to Repair, Replace, or Maintenance My Furnace?

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Now that we are in the midst of the chilly season, it is probably safe to assume that you have used your furnace a number of times. Although winters around here are pretty mild, you depend on your furnace to keep you warm and cozy, as temperatures can plunge well into the 50s. If after using your furnace for the last few weeks you’ve found yourself wondering what services it needs, you’ve come to the right place.

Although built to last, furnaces are not immune to everyday wear and tear, so it is important that they receive the specialized attention that only a professional HVAC technician can provide. Only a professional can tell you exactly what services your furnace needs, however, we have provided a quick-guide below. 

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How to Get Your Home Ready for Heating Season

Monday, October 29th, 2018

FurnaceThe days are getting colder, which means now is the time to get your home ready for the onset of the heating season! There are a number of different ways you can make sure that your home is properly prepared, some of which are more effective than others. We’re going to cover some of the most common ways below. If you have any questions about preparing your home for the heating season that aren’t answered in this article, give us a call and we’d be happy to provide you with a full list.

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What it Means When Your Furnace Makes Weird Noises

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

furnace-techIf you’ve had your furnace for a while, you probably know what it’s supposed to sound like when it’s running. If your furnace suddenly starts to make rather unusual noises, that is not something you should ignore. Strange noises are often one of the first signs that homeowners notice that something isn’t right with the furnace. If you ignore the signs, you may end up having to pay a lot more in repair costs or even replace your entire system. Have a look below at some of the descriptions of weird furnace noises you may encounter, and what they mean.

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Signs It’s Time for a New Furnace

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Technician-Testing-FurnaceWe’re getting close to the end of winter, which means it’s time to evaluate your heating system to see if it merits keeping for another season. It may seem an odd time to decide whether or not your furnace is ready for next winter. Consider, though, that if you’re not going to keep it for another season it’s a good idea to replace it now. That way you don’t have to worry about replacing it the week before you need to use it. The following are some of the most common indications that your furnace is nearing the end of its life, and should be replaced before next season starts.

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Weird Furnace Noises and What They Mean

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

furnaceWinter is prime time for furnace issues, which makes sense considering the added strain people put on their systems during this time of year. As you rely on your furnace to keep your home warm, it is recommended that you be especially aware of any signs that might indicate a problem with it. One of the most obvious signs that your furnace is experiencing issues is the presence of strange noises during operation. Have a look at some of these weird furnace noises, what they mean, and what you can do about it.

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