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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How to Prep Your AC for Winter

November 26th, 2018

If you’ve lived here in Birmingham for even one year, you know that our weather doesn’t abide by the dates of calendars. After all, it’s just now starting to cool off! It’s always best to remain prepared here.

Although you’re probably almost entirely focused on your heating system now, we’re asking you to shift your focus back to AC just for a second. You need to make sure that your air conditioning system finishes off strong before you power it off for winter. Make sure you handle any lingering issues now before you turn your attention away from this system until spring. We’ve listed tips for the best way to do this below.

If you do need professional air conditioning services in Birmingham, AL, then don’t hesitate to contact our team. All of our technicians are licensed and extensively experienced.

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Electrical Upgrades to Consider for Your Home

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 Get Your Home Ready for Heating Season

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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Douglas Cooling & Heating Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October 22nd, 2018

Breast cancer affects millions of people worldwide, and it’s a disease that we’re determined to help eradicate as soon as possible. That’s why we are spending Breast Cancer Awareness Month doing everything we can to raise awareness of the disease and its treatment. If you see our team members sporting pink floor savers on all of their calls this month, that’s why! We hope that you will join us in supporting those engaged in the fight against breast cancer (including our own survivor and Customer Service/Warranty Specialist Terry Kizzire!) as well as those searching for a cure. breast-cancer-awareness-team-photo

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How to Keep Your Electrical System Safe and Efficient

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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