September 30th, 2019
Of all the systems in your home, your electrical system is perhaps the most important! Therefore, you want to make sure that when certain components of your electrical system become worn out or obsolete that you make the necessary upgrades to keep you, your family, and your home as safe and as efficient as possible.
One component of your electrical system that you do not want to ignore is your circuit breaker. You see, over time, circuit breakers begin to wear out, which can be pretty problematic, especially in the event of a power surge! Below, we have listed some of the signs that suggest it’s time to replace your circuit breaker. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more.
September 16th, 2019
Have you ever been in the middle of blowing drying your air when all of a sudden, the power goes out? Now, not only do you have a wet head, but you also have to march yourself down into the basement, reset the circuit breaker, and climb all the way back up the stairs! Pretty annoying, huh?
It’s quite normal for this to happen every once in a while, however, if the circuit breaker in your home is constantly tripping, it could be a sign of a more serious problem. In fact, there are a number of reasons why your circuit breaker might be constantly tripping, and below, we’ve listed a number of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more! (And, of course, remember to contact our team for all your electrical repairs in Birmingham!)
September 3rd, 2019
When severe weather strikes Florida, there is always the chance that Alabama will be affected too, and with Hurricane Dorian making national headlines, you want to be prepared! Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to get ready:
- Shut off power to the major appliances in your home: You want to turn off the power to appliances like your air conditioner in order to protect them against power surges.
- Gather the essentials: Make sure you’ve got a fresh supply of water, some canned food, a can opener, a flashlight, extra batteries, a first aid kit, garbage bags, some basic tools, and a whistle.
- Make sure your whole-house generator is up and running: You want to be absolutely certain that your whole-house generator is fully equipped to keep you and your family safe during the storm. To do that, schedule your generator services with our team now!
The team here at Douglas Cooling & Heating wishes you the best of luck over the next few days. Stay safe, everyone!
To schedule your generator services, contact the team at Douglas Cooling, Heating, and Electrical.
September 2nd, 2019
Okay, we know we’ve talked about ductless systems before, but really, there are just so many reasons to consider making the switch! These little systems are efficient, effective, take up very little space, and are well-known for their ability to provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch (but more on that later!)
Of course, we understand that choosing the right HVAC system for your home isn’t as simple as reading a blog, but at least we can give you a bit of a head start in your research. Below, we’ve explained exactly what a ductless system is and the benefits of installing one in your home. Keep reading to find out more!
August 19th, 2019
If you own a heat pump, you know just how great they are — these nifty little HVAC systems are efficient, effective, and can provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch! But, no matter how great your heat pump is, eventually, it is going to need to be replaced.
Like all HVAC systems, heat pumps have an average life expectancy. Surely, not all cases are the same, but there are quite a few signs that suggest the time for replacement has come. So below, we have listed some of these signs for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more.
August 5th, 2019
So, you’ve found yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place… temperatures are soaring and the last thing you want to do is stand in a puddle of your own sweat. So, what do you do? Do you drag a kiddie pool into your living room in the hopes that it keeps you cool or do you put your AC on at full blast? Our guess is the latter.
But you see, the problem with blasting your air conditioner is that it can drastically reduce efficiency, leading to those pesky, expensive energy bills! Plus, you’ll likely find yourself calling your local HVAC techs for repairs more than you’d like to. Of course, we understand that this is not how you want to spend your summer, so below, we have listed some of our favorite ways to keep your home cool and comfortable without dragging down efficiency.
July 22nd, 2019
Now that summer is here, the last thing you need is a broken down air conditioner, right? Well, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but sometimes things happen, and before you know it, you could be stuck dealing with a faulty AC! And sure, while you might be tempted to wait until the end of summer to schedule your repairs, we can assure you that is not the best idea.
You see, when you’ve got AC troubles on your hands, the last thing you should do is wait to schedule your repairs. Why? Because holding off on repairs can spell all sorts of trouble for your comfort and your wallet. In fact, there are plenty of reasons why you should call for repairs ASAP, and below, we’ve listed a few of them for you. Keep reading to find out more.
July 8th, 2019
If you don’t already own a heat pump, consider installing one! These systems are efficient, effective, and are becoming quite popular for their ability to provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch—don’t worry, we’ll touch more on that later! Frankly, it’s rather difficult for us to think of reasons why you shouldn’t consider installing a heat pump in your home!
Heat pumps offer many benefits, and below, we have listed a number of them for you. That way, you can get a bit of a head start on your next HVAC purchase. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more. (And remember, if you are interested in purchasing a heat pump, contact a professional for your AC installation in Birmingham, AL.)
June 24th, 2019
We understand that having to replace your air conditioner can seem a bit overwhelming: it’s pricy, it’s time-consuming, and how do you even begin to narrow down all of your cooling options? Well fortunately for you, hiring a team of qualified AC experts is one way to make the process much easier! Plus, there are just so many benefits of upgrading your system!
Below, we have listed just some of the many ways that investing in a new air conditioner will benefit you! All you have to do is keep reading to find out more. And remember, if you are in the market for a new AC, be sure to contact a team of professionals for AC replacement in Birmingham.
June 12th, 2019
Summer is nearly here! Before you know it you’ll be doing all your favorite summertime things, like going to your neighbor’s house for a barbeque, eating ice cream at your favorite scoop shop, and finally perfecting your tan!
But before summer does *officially* arrive, the team here at Douglas Cooling & Heating wanted to give you a few tips to enjoy a more comfortable summer season! So, here they are:
- Stay cool at the new splash pad: What splash pad, you ask? The new splash pad at The Hoover Met Complex, of course! This universally designed summer playground is the perfect way to beat the heat and enjoy a fun day out with the family! Click here to learn more!
- Set your thermostat temperature to 78°: Setting the thermostat to this temperature is a great way to keep your home nice and cool without wasting a lot of energy. At this temperature, your AC will operate much more efficiently, keeping your monthly bills to a minimum!
- Better yet, invest in a smart thermostat: Investing in a smart thermostat allows you to control the temperature inside your home from anywhere in the world (as long as you’ve got a smartphone, tablet, or computer!). Smart thermostats are easy to use, programmable, and are designed to make your home much more energy efficient. Click here to learn more about smart thermostats!
For more tips on how to keep cool this summer, contact the team at Douglas Cooling & Heating today! Your experience is what matters most!