Douglas Cooling & Heating Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Birmingham’

What You Should Know About Your Outlets

Monday, February 1st, 2021

GFCI-Electrical-OutletWhen you go to plug in your laptop you should be able to do so without fear of electrocution. The same applies to plugging in a hairdryer or another electrical appliance. A big factor in providing that peace of mind for you can actually lay with your home’s outlets.

We know it might sound strange but it’s true. Your outlets are important not just for providing power. They are vital to your safety and the safety of your home overall. That is why you should know at least a bit about what outlets go where to ensure your home runs well and is as safe as possible.

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Why Late Maintenance is Better Than None

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Late maintenance on your teeth can turn that cleaning into an appointment to fix a cavity. Delayed maintenance on your vehicle can lead to expensive repairs. And, as you may have guessed, delayed or skipped heating maintenance in Birmingham, AL can lead to a host of issues for your system and your home comfort.

Around this time of the heating season, we discover plenty of people have simply forgotten to get their yearly maintenance taken care of. If that’s you, it may help to know you aren’t alone—it happens! And it may also be great to know that there is no end date for when you can get maintenance done. As long as your heater hasn’t broken down, it isn’t too late to schedule a tune-up!

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What Are Your Options For a Heating System Installation?

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Uh-oh. You got the news that your heater is ready to call it quits. You were expecting a repair service but now you are looking at a replacement for your heating in Birmingham, AL. We know that this isn’t what you wanted to deal with in the middle of the coldest months of the year but the truth is that the sooner you get this done the better it will be for your home comfort and your bills.

One of the big questions you’ll need to answer as a part of this process is what new heating system you will want to be installed in your home. If you haven’t considered the options yet, let us tell you a bit more about what heaters are available to you so you can choose the best one for your home.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Heater?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

If you are lucky enough to be able to have your loved ones come by this Thanksgiving, the last thing you want to happen is to welcome them into an uncomfortably cold home. Thankfully if you have a well-kept heater that is on the newer side, you shouldn’t need to worry. If you have a heater that is aging and seems to be struggling to get the job done, it is a good idea to reach out for help from our team of professionals.

We will be able to determine whether you need a heating repair in Birmingham, AL or a heating system replacement. What’s more, we can offer you the services that you need to get your heater back into working order or get you outfitted with a new system that will provide the comfort you need. All you have to do is reach out to us!

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Prepping Your Heat Pump For the Switch

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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You Can Still Schedule a Tune-Up

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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