The 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.
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.
Of 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.
Heating and air conditioning systems tend to get the lion’s share of the attention when it comes to HVAC. It makes sense, considering how they do the majority of the work when it comes to keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. They’re not the only systems you need to care about, though. There are plenty of other HVAC systems you can install in your home to make it more comfortable. One of these other systems is the attic fan. Let’s take a look at why attic fans are a good idea, and how you can benefit by installing a solar attic fan today.
In the market for a new heating (or air conditioning) system? Not sure which system to go with? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. It’s a pretty common problem for homeowners to become overwhelmed and discouraged by the task of sorting through the HVAC market to find the system that fits their needs the best. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through it alone!
We recommend consulting with a professional in person to find the best HVAC system for your home’s needs. While you’re waiting for your appointment, though, there’s no reason you can’t do some research on your own! Today, let’s go over some of the reasons why you might want to install a ductless mini split system in your home.
Carbon monoxide is a serious threat to homeowners everywhere, one that you should do your best to protect yourself and your family from. The best way to do that is to make sure that you have a carbon monoxide detector installed in your home. The sooner you can be warned of a carbon monoxide leak, the sooner you can remove yourself from the situation until the issue is fixed. Right now, we’re offering a FREE carbon monoxide detector when you purchase and install a Bryant system from us! Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians.
As Tropical Storm Gordon brings downpours to the Gulf Coast, it’s important to fortify your home against the dangers of hurricane season here in the Greater Birmingham Area. At Douglas Heating & Cooling we can help prepare your homes for storms.
Don’t wait to think about your generator when you’re in the midst of high winds and torrential downpours—service your generator now. Over time your generator’s batteries, oils, fluids, spark plugs, belts, and hoses wear down. A technician also needs to adjust components of your generator like your valve clearance, frequency, and ignition timing. Frequent and proper generator maintenance cannot be stressed enough with the uncharacteristic weather patterns we’ve had in Alabama in recent years. Make sure that your system can keep the lights on when it matters most.
Have one on our experienced technicians service your generator today, contact us to schedule an appointment.
Summer might be waning, but we still have some brutally hot months ahead of us before fall really kicks in. Your air conditioner doesn’t get to rest yet, which means you don’t get to take it for granted that the system is going to stay healthy! If you want your system to finish out the summer in the best shape possible, and be ready for another punishing summer next year, then you need to take certain steps now to make sure of it. Follow the tips below, and your air conditioner will be in a much better spot by the time the summer is over.
Electrical issues are among those things that, while they may be rare, should be dealt with immediately whenever they come up. Electrical problems in your home can pose an immense risk to both your property and your personal safety through fire or electrocution. Having a professional electrician check out your electrical system for you at least once a year will help to keep serious issues from cropping up.
It’s not a guarantee, though. You still need to keep an eye out for signs that your electrical system is in trouble, just in case a problem occurs between appointments. There are a lot of different symptoms you can look for that can indicate a problem with your electrical system. Have a look at a few of those symptoms below.
Air conditioning systems don’t last forever, no matter how well you take care of them. Replacing your air conditioner during the fall or winter is not such a big deal, though it may be a bit of an inconvenience. Having to replace it during the summer, with record heat turning the inside of your home into a sauna, is quite a bit more uncomfortable.
For that reason, it’s important that you be able to identify when your system is getting close to the end of its life. Better to replace your air conditioner earlier in the summer than to have to scramble to replace it when it breaks down later on. The following are some of the more obvious signs that you need to install a new air conditioner.