Do You Fix Your Ducts Or Go Ductless?

August 15th, 2022

Do you have ductwork in your home? If you do, then you should know how vital this part of your HVAC system is going to be. After all, this serves as the delivery system for the temperature-controlled air that your AC and heater create.

So what happens when something goes wrong with your ductwork? You have options of course but it may be hard to figure out which is right for you. The answer may depend on your budget, the age of your ducts, and other factors.

Let’s look at how you can differentiate between getting AC duct repair in Jefferson County, AL or whether you should switch to a ductless system.

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Signs You Have Leaky Ductwork

August 1st, 2022

wall-ventYour air conditioner works hard to create cool air for your home. Or rather, it works hard to pull heat out of your home and distribute the cooled air throughout the house. But your air conditioner isn’t the only part that requires care to get your home comfortable on a hot summer day.

If you have ductwork that isn’t in the best condition, then you should schedule AC duct sealing Birmingham, AL. This service is going to be helpful in stopping up the leaks that would allow your cooled air to escape into areas that aren’t in need of cooling. Here’s what you need to know about the problems created by leaky ductwork so you know why duct sealing is so important.

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4 Reasons to Consider Going Geothermal This Year

July 18th, 2022

You need a reliable and energy-efficient HVAC system in your home. Thankfully, the systems made today are designed to be as efficient and effective as possible. However, there is one system that takes things up an extra notch. Using geothermal heating and cooling in Birmingham, AL can offer you almost unmatched comfort and efficiency along with a lower environmental impact.

If you are in the market for a new HVAC system, you may want to consider a geothermal heat pump. Our team can provide for your system installation and upkeep as well. However, that is only going to be a good idea if a geothermal system is right for your home. Here’s what you need to know about geothermal systems.

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3 Systems to Help Your Indoor Air Quality

July 4th, 2022

No one wants to sit in a dusty, dirty home. But sometimes the air quality in your house may feel like it is working against you. You go through and dust and clean to your heart’s content but still discover that everything gets just as dusty in a short amount of time.

Situations like these are frustrating. We get it! That’s why Douglas Cooling & Heating provides systems and services that will help improve your indoor air quality. That way you can enjoy a home that isn’t just a comfortable temperature but is healthy to spend time in too.

Read on to learn more about how we can help clear the air in your house.

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Addressing Delays and Price Increases

June 23rd, 2022

Supply chains are still struggling to reach their pre-pandemic state. This is continuing to translate into delays for certain materials and supplies. Because of this, we want to make sure our customers are informed that, while we continue to put forward our best efforts, getting commercial services and some residential services taken care of may involve a longer wait time than before.

Delays are also continuing to create increases in prices for different systems and materials which will likely include at least two more price increases before September arrives.

We at Douglas Heating & Air Conditioning want to make sure to help our customers know what to expect in terms of these continued delays and price increases.

We also believe in being proactive in handling these problems. If you are noticing problems with your commercial or residential systems, we encourage you not to wait to get them checked and serviced. The sooner you book appointments to address budding issues, the quicker and more affordable they are likely to be.

Reach out to book your appointment with Douglas Heating & Air Conditioning today.

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5 Ways To Improve Your AC Efficiency

June 20th, 2022

Running your air conditioner shouldn’t be something that drives up your energy bills by an excessive amount. If you have been dealing with higher than usual energy bills, we get why you’d feel frustrated. You may even feel like you are going to be forced to choose between sticking to your budget and keeping your home cool. We are here to say that this shouldn’t be the case!

When you use your air conditioner it needs to operate both effectively and efficiently. If either of these descriptors doesn’t seem to apply to your system, it may mean some things need to change.

Let’s explore some ways that you can get a better level of efficiency and effectiveness from your AC this summer!

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5 Signs Your Heat Pump Need Repairs

June 6th, 2022

Heat pumps are well known for being highly effective and efficient at keeping your home comfortable. However, while these systems may offer some unique advantages, they aren’t infallible. Even heat pumps can run into trouble and that’s when you need a reliable technician to turn to for help.

Whenever you need expert heat pump service in Jefferson County, AL you can always come to Douglas Heating & Air Conditioning. We work with all types of air conditioners, heat pumps included. We want you to get any repairs you need quickly so you can get back to enjoying a comfortable home. Here are the warning signs to watch for that will alert you to when you need a repair for your heat pump.

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The Importance of Changing Your Air Filter

May 23rd, 2022

What part of your air conditioner plays the smallest roll? Some people would probably say the air filter–it just sits there, after all. However, we’d beg to differ. The air filter plays a pretty vital role in protecting your AC system and allowing it to function correctly.

Changing out your air filter is an extremely important task. A clean filter can help your AC while a dirty filter can actually lead to not only hindered operation but even repair needs. Let’s talk about the role of your air filter and what you need to know about how frequently to change it out.

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What is an Inverter Air Conditioner

May 9th, 2022

Central air conditioners are a classic. They’ve been around for a long time and they’ve come a long way. Many homes still have these systems even as heat pumps and ductless systems increase in popularity.

As time has passed, central ACs have started to offer some new features too. This has resulted in the creation of inverter air conditioners. Inverter systems are central air conditioners that have a unique ability that will help you save some extra cash and stay even more comfortable.

Interested? Read on to learn more and then contact us to schedule your inverter AC installation.

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These Sounds From Your AC Mean Trouble

April 25th, 2022

woman-covering-her-earsWhat do you hear when you use your air conditioner? Do you hear your thermostat click on and hear your AC begin to produce a steady whoosh of cool air? If this is an accurate description of what you experience when your system is on, then your system is probably in pretty good shape.

But what if what you hear is a little different? What if it is really different?

An air conditioner that is making one or more new, concerning noises is a system that really needs an expert AC repair in Birmingham, AL. Let’s look at the noises you should be on the alert for so you know when to contact us for service.

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