Douglas Cooling & Heating Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Birmingham’

Do You Have a Strange, Surprising Air Conditioner Problem?

Monday, July 1st, 2024

When you work on air conditioners every day, like we do, you see a lot of the same issues over and over. Problems with airflow cause overheating in the blower fan motor. Refrigerant leaks make ice develop on the evaporator coils and force the compressor to start short cycling. None of this is surprising to us at all, even if it’s the first time a homeowner has experienced it.

But there are also air conditioner problems that don’t occur very often. Still, we’re prepared to handle them, because it’s what we do. Even the oddest AC issue is something we’re ready to tackle. How strange and surprising can an air conditioner problem get? Here are some weird ones. If they happen to you, don’t hesitate to reach out. We can help!

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The Importance of AC Maintenance in Summer 2024

Monday, May 6th, 2024
Image from the National Weather Service

On this blog, we’ve talked in general about air conditioning maintenance a lot. We’ve explained some of the benefits you’ll enjoy when you schedule AC maintenance each year. And this basic information is very important. However, you might not understand just why it’s so critical to get your AC maintenance done. Benefits are great, but would lack of maintenance really be a disaster?

During this coming summer, having an air conditioner that’s not in tip-top condition really could lead to disaster. In 2024, it’s predicted that we will get weather that will truly challenge your AC system. Let’s go over this predicted weather pattern for 2024 and why it’s essential to schedule AC maintenance as soon as possible.

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Can I Finance My New HVAC System?

Monday, November 20th, 2023

At Douglas Cooling & Heating, we understand that a new HVAC system is a big investment. For many families and business owners, it’s an extremely difficult expense to face. In some cases, people are unable to cover the entire cost up front. However, heating and cooling are not luxuries. They’re essential. And if your old HVAC system isn’t getting the job done, you need a new one.

We don’t want anyone to suffer through uncomfortable or even dangerous temperatures. And we’re prepared to help. What can people do if they’re unprepared to purchase a new HVAC system outright, but they need one right away? Consider these options.

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Holiday Pressures on Your Water Heater

Monday, October 9th, 2023

It’s that wonderful time of year again! Holidays, festivities, family gatherings—there’s so much to look forward to. But all these extra people and all their needs will create a lot of pressure. No, we’re not talking about family arguments or people getting stressed out. We’re talking about your water heater.

If you’re not 100% confident that your water heater can handle the coming holiday season, take action now, whether you need maintenance, repair, or replacement.

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Energy-Efficient Options for Your Next AC Replacement

Monday, June 19th, 2023

Perhaps you’ve heard that the requirements for air conditioners have changed, and that all newly manufactured air conditioners installed in the US must meet a higher standard for energy efficiency. But did you know that a lot has changed in how air conditioners are made? New AC models can achieve extraordinary efficiency, which could mean much-lower electric bills once you replace your system. Here’s how they do it.

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Increase Your Usable Square Footage with a Mini Split

Monday, May 8th, 2023

If you’re looking to make the most of your home or business without building an addition, you might have been eyeing a garage, unfinished basement, or attic space and wondering what it would take to turn that into usable living or working space.

In Alabama, it’s critical to keep the temperature and humidity under control in order for people to be comfortable in the space. What’s the best way to do that while making room for your expanding family or business? You can cool the space and lower humidity with a mini split AC. 

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Does My Home Need Rewiring?

Monday, March 27th, 2023

How confident are you in the wiring throughout your home? In older homes, it’s very common for there to be electrical problems, often caused by outdated materials that were used in the original wiring of the home or limited capacity that doesn’t meet modern needs. Homes of any age can have electrical issues due to poorly done wiring when it was built, damage from pests or water, or amateur repairs. 

Sometimes, the way to make sure your home is safe and your electrical needs are met is rewiring. So how can you determine whether it’s necessary to have your home rewired? Here are some warning signs you shouldn’t ignore.

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What You Should Know About Sheet Metal Fabrication and Your Ducts

Monday, February 13th, 2023

Sometimes you need help with a project that goes above and beyond the basics. Not every company can meet those needs, but we may be able to.

Sheet metal fabrication in Birmingham, AL is necessary to create a fully functional HVAC system. This is because sheet metal fabrication is what is used to create your ductwork.

As we all know though, ductwork isn’t always a “one size fits all” solution. Different homes and businesses require different layouts and sizes of ductwork. You need your ductwork to be able to handle your heating and cooling needs properly. Investing in custom sheet metal fabrication is a great way to achieve this goal from the start and you can trust our team to handle the job.

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These Indicators Mean Your Furnace Needs a Fix

Monday, December 19th, 2022

At this time of the year, there is enough to take care of without having to worry about a furnace failure. Problems can’t always be avoided though. That is why it is a good idea to know how to identify possible issues as early on as possible.

How can you find out whether or not you need a furnace repair in Birmingham, AL? Be on the alert for these warning signs!

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4 Reasons To Install a Whole-House Generator

Monday, November 7th, 2022

When something goes wrong with the power supply feeding your home, what will happen? For someone without a whole-house generator, this can lead to a loss of electricity to parts of the home or the home as a whole. You won’t have much to worry about if you do have a generator, though.

If you’ve been trying to figure out if you should opt into a whole-house generator installation in Birmingham, AL we can provide the information and service to help you out.

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