3 Reasons to Go Ductless

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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Even More Success!

February 28th, 2019

Douglas Cooling, Heating, & Electrical co-owner and general manager, Jay Douglas has successfully completed his Residential Mechanical Ventilation Installation Level 1 Training Program.

This is a big deal!

Graduates of this program can choose to design residential ventilation systems in accordance with building code standards and guidelines. The course covers installation and commissioning practices for all types of mechanical ventilation systems, house as a system principles, and basic ventilation system design. The course also teaches how to properly size ventilation ducts in accordance with good engineering practices.

Jay completed his training program with The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), a non-profit trade association that represents more than 1,300 member companies in the HVACR industry.

Here at Douglas Cooling, Heating, & Electrical, we strive to offer our customers the best services in the area. Jay’s latest certification means that we can offer yet another unique service. Way to go, Jay!

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Why You Should Invest in Surge Protection

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

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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Jonathan is NATE-Certified!

January 31st, 2019

Douglas Cooling, Heating, & Electrical is pleased to announce that Jonathan Sales is now a NATE-Certified technician! He has successfully passed all his exams.

According to their website, “NATE (North American Technician Excellence) is the nation’s largest nonprofit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians. NATE tests represent real-world working knowledge of HVACR systems and validate the professional competency of service and installation technicians.”

You can be sure to count on Jonathan for his knowledge, expertise, and ability to provide an excellent customer experience!

Our team is so proud of Jonathan for all his accomplishments! We are truly excited to watch him grow and flourish in this industry. We wish him the best of luck!

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

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

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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Why You Should Install A Whole-House Generator

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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Colby is NATE-Certified!

December 19th, 2018

Douglas Cooling, Heating, & Electrical is proud to announce that Colby Morrell is now a NATE-Certified technician! Colby passed his test on Wednesday of last week.

All NATE exams are based on Knowledge Areas of Technician Expertise (KATEs), which represent a wide variety of perspectives on subject matter pertinent to contractors and technicians! To become certified, Colby had to pass both a Core exam and Specialty test of his choice.

NATE-Certified technicians are knowledgeable, well-trained, and highly qualified, so you can be sure to count on Colby for all of your HVAC services!

All of us here at Douglas are so proud of Colby’s accomplishments! We are confident that he will continue to provide exceptional service and wish him the best of luck!

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Do I Need to Replace My Air Conditioner?

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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