5 Ways to Prepare for Cooler Weather

November 9th, 2020

woman-researchingMany of us are probably trying to enjoy the sunshine around here while it lasts. Cooler weather is ahead of us and approaching faster than some people may like. However, this isn’t a bad thing as it gives our air conditioners a break and puts us into a season when we are encouraged to spend extra time with loved ones. Decorating and layering up isn’t the only ways to prepare for the months to come though.

While you switch gears to prep for small family gatherings and cool weather events, we hope you’ll take some of the tips we’ve listed below into regard. These tips can help you be more prepared for cooler weather so you can enjoy a more comfortable and cost-effective season.

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How to Tell You Need Help With Your Home’s Wiring

October 26th, 2020

electrical-wiresWe all know those classic “spooky” things that happen in a haunted house: light switches that don’t respond, bulbs that blow out for seemingly no reason, flickering lights throughout the house, and strange noises to top it all off. While these strange occurrences do make for a great haunted house, they can also be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. No, it isn’t because you have a poltergeist–it is because something is wrong with your electrical wiring in Pelham, AL.

If you are having issues with your electrical wiring, you will need to reach out to a professional electrician like the ones on our team for help.

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The Evolution Air Purifier Inactivates Coronavirus!

October 14th, 2020

BIG NEWS!!! Bryant has officially posted that the Evolution Air Purifier inactivates 99% of Coronavirus!!!!

Keeping your home clean and safe is more of a priority now than ever. That is why we want you to know that the Evolution™ Air Purifier has the ability to inactivate the coronavirus from the air it filters. Thanks to its Capture and Kill technology, this purifier can inactivate 99% of the select airborne bacteria and viruses that it traps, including the coronavirus. Learn more about this system here: How It Works.

When you want to add a purifier to your home, or install another system to boost your IAQ, contact our team to get the job done.

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Prepping Your Heat Pump For the Switch

October 12th, 2020

It may not seem like it but cooler weather is coming in the future. Thankfully, if you have a heat pump system, then you have both your heating and air conditioning in Birmingham, AL covered. This doesn’t mean that you can switch between modes in the middle of the day though. Your heat pump system does have the capability to provide both cooling and heating but to do that it may take a little extra preparation.

A heat pump is a reliable system as long as it is well cared for. You can use the tips that we have listed here to ensure that, when the time does come to heat up your home, your heat pump is ready for the task.

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The Role of Your Ductwork

September 28th, 2020

wall-ventSo many people picture the indoor and outdoor elements of their air conditioner when we bring it up, but they almost never think about the part of their system that they never see: their ductwork. This is the delivery system for the cool air that your AC creates.

When it comes to scheduling an air conditioning service in Birmingham, AL, you can’t forget that your ductwork is just as important a part of your cooling system as the others. With that in mind, it makes sense that is would need to be maintained by a professional too.

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A Dirty Evaporator Coil is a Big Issue

September 14th, 2020

evaporator-coilLet’s be honest, there are so many different things that could possibly go wrong with your air conditioning system. From loose parts to broken fan blades to a worn-out motor belt, there is more than one repair that can impact your AC system’s operation and mess with your comfort.

Even too much dirt can impact your air conditioner if it isn’t caught early enough. This is why we also encourage you to change your AC filter every few months, to avoid this problem. If your system is struggling with excessive dirty build-up on its internal workings, you should reach out to us for air conditioning repair in Birmingham, AL.

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Make Sure Your Home Is Ready For Hurricane Season

September 4th, 2020

Its the season for tropical storms and hurricanes in the Florida area which means that there is every chance our region will get some rough weather too. We’ve already been hit with some storms in the last couple of weeks so you likely are already thinking about how best to prepare your home if anything else comes our way. The team at Douglas Cooling & Heating can offer you some helpful tips and services to get you through it.

  • Shut down major appliances to protect them. It may not sound like fun, but shutting down major appliances like your air conditioner can help protect them from damage that could be caused by power surges in a storm.
  • Make sure you have back-up supplies. Make sure you have some fresh water, canned goods, batteries, a flashlight, and any other essentials that you might need in an emergency.
  • Have a professional check your generator. Don’t wait until the lights go out to discover a problem with your generator. Be ready by scheduling your generator maintenance, repairs, or any other generator services in Birmingham needs now to avoid issues later.

Our team wants to make sure you stay safe this hurricane season. If you need help with your home systems, contact Douglas Cooling & Heating. Your experience is what matters most!

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You Can Still Schedule a Tune-Up

August 31st, 2020

air-conditioner-repairKeeping your home cool during the summertime here in Alabama is no small feat. It helps to have an effective and energy-efficient air conditioning system in your house to make things livable. However, things won’t be as comfortable or affordable if your air conditioning system isn’t running at its peak. Scheduling air conditioning maintenance in Birmingham, AL is going to help with that.

You may be surprised to hear, or read, that you can still get a tune-up on your air conditioner this late in the season. You definitely can and we would like you to know why it will still benefit you.

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5 AC Noises to Listen For So You Know When To Get Repairs

August 17th, 2020

woman-covering-her-earsWhen you are chilling at home, you won’t be able to stay very cool if your air conditioner isn’t operating properly. If you have an AC system that needs to be repaired, the longer you wait to address the problem the worse it will get. One of the ways that you can pick up on the need for repairs is to listen for them.

There are several noises that your air conditioner might make that should alert you to a potential problem. If you pick up on one of these problematic sounds, make sure you reach out to Douglas Cooling & Heating for service as soon as you can to avoid a breakdown.

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The Impact of an Air Filter

August 3rd, 2020

When the air outside is full of dust or there is a high pollen count in your region, is your first instant to go running outside? Probably not–all that airborne debris is likely to give you a coughing fit or, in severe cases, may lead to serious respiratory issues. Now, what if we told you that the air in your home has the potential to become this, well, dirty? Believe it or not, your indoor air quality can be quite bad. We provide solutions to this problem.

If the air in your home is too dirty to stand, or even just dirty enough to make dusting a near-futile effort, you will want to learn more about our air filtration systems in Birmingham, AL.

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