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

A New Year, a New Heating System

Monday, January 1st, 2024
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As we begin a new year, with fresh hopes and goals and resolutions, don’t forget to consider your heating system. The majority of New Year’s resolutions have to do with personal health, like joining a gym or eating more healthily. But your home is important, too, and taking good care of it will have a huge positive impact on your life.

Chances are, this time of year, you’re getting a clear sense of how well your heating system is—or isn’t—working. If it’s getting old, requiring repair, failing to keep your home comfortably cozy, or dropping in efficiency and driving up your utility bills, it’s time for a change. What kind of new heating system should you get? Here are some options for you to consider.

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3 Advantages of Ductless Heating Over Traditional Heating

Monday, December 4th, 2023
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Ahh, tradition. It can be the best thing there is, especially as holidays are coming up and you may be feeling nostalgic. But there’s a big difference between holiday or family traditions and just taking a traditional approach to something out of habit. This is especially true when it comes to heating your home. 

You may be inclined to keep using the same type of heating system simply because it is familiar. But what if that system isn’t really what would work best for you, your home, or your family? Ductless heating systems might seem new, unusual, or strange. But they have some advantages over traditional home heating systems. Here are three big ones.

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Uh-Oh, This Means Your Fireplace Is Out of Commission

Monday, November 6th, 2023
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Gas fireplaces have many advantages. They’re beautiful without being messy like wood-burning fireplaces. They’re efficient and convenient to operate. But the sad truth is that they do not last forever. Many gas fireplace troubles can be resolved with repair, but the day will come when your fireplace needs to be replaced. Here’s what to watch for.

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Should I Get a Heat Pump or a Furnace?

Monday, October 23rd, 2023
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As the weather starts to turn chilly, it’s time to figure out how you’re going to stay warm this winter. If your heating system isn’t up to snuff anymore, what are you going to replace it with? Heat pumps and furnaces each have their own benefits. Which is right for you? Take the time to consider some details so you can decide for yourself.

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Understanding SEER2 and the Benefits of Upgrading Your HVAC System

Monday, May 15th, 2023
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If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, you may have heard about SEER2. But what is it, and why should you care? In this post, we’ll explore what SEER2 is, the benefits of upgrading your HVAC system to SEER2, and the new standards being implemented this year.

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Start the Year Off With a Great Fireplace

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Have you ever noticed just how much a good fireplace can add to a room? Not only does a fireplace offer you some warmth, but it also serves as a focal point for whatever room it is in. It helps improve comfort and ambiance.

If you are looking at getting a fireplace installed in your home or you need a different fireplace service in Shelby County, AL, our team will be the one you can count on. You can learn more about your fireplace service options below.

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These Indicators Mean Your Furnace Needs a Fix

Monday, December 19th, 2022

At this time of the year, there is enough to take care of without having to worry about a furnace failure. Problems can’t always be avoided though. That is why it is a good idea to know how to identify possible issues as early on as possible.

How can you find out whether or not you need a furnace repair in Birmingham, AL? Be on the alert for these warning signs!

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What Short Cycling Means For Your Heater

Monday, March 14th, 2022

How happy would you be to have a car that didn’t drive very far before turning off? You likely would take the car to be repaired or replaced. So why let your heater struggle through a similar pattern?

Short cycling is a distinct issue that many heaters will encounter at some point. The thing to remember is that short cycling means you need to schedule heating repair in Hoover, AL as soon as you can. This is because this issue is both a warning and a problem caused. Don’t let short cycling go unaddressed!

Read on to learn more about this problem and get the repairs you need quickly, before a breakdown.

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4 Benefits Of A New Heater You’ll Love

Monday, February 14th, 2022

Okay, we know this one might seem obvious but hear us out. There’s a lot to love when you get a new heater in your home! There are plenty of benefits and it will impact your comfort level in a very noticeable way.

Let’s back up for a moment though. Yes, everyone loves an upgrade but is it worth the dent it will leave in your budget? We’d say it absolutely is! This is because your new system is going to pay you back for your investment faster than you’d expect.

Curious to know more? Let’s look at all the benefits and paybacks that you’ll enjoy when you get a heater upgrade today!

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The Impact of a Clogged Condensate Drain

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Heat pump mini split systems are incredibly helpful for keeping homes in our area comfortable throughout the year. While these systems offer great benefits to their owners, they do also require expert care to continue doing what they do. No system can work effectively or efficiently forever and most systems will fail early without professional services. A heat pump is no different.

Loose parts and electrical issues aren’t the only repair issues that a heat pump may encounter though. Clogged condensate drains are a fairly common heat pump repair in Birmingham, AL that our team can help address. Here is what you need to know about clearing your heat pump’s condensate line.

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