Douglas Cooling & Heating Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Birmingham’

Do You Need a New AC System This Spring?

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Spring has officially sprung! The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, and the sound of cool air whooshing out of AC units can be heard all across Alabama. Of course, this isn’t necessarily the case if you own a less-than-great air conditioner. If you are in the unfortunate position of having to replace your air conditioner, don’t fret! Replacing your system doesn’t have to be so scary, especially if you have a great team of HVAC professionals on your side!

Investing in a new air conditioner can definitely be worth your while, especially if your current system is no longer of keeping your home comfortable and energy efficient. But of course, knowing when to invest in a new system isn’t always easy. Therefore, we have listed just a few of the signs that suggest it’s time for AC system replacement in Birmingham. Keep reading below to find out more. 

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Why Professional AC Installation Matters

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Summer is just around the corner, and for many of us here in Alabama, we are already beginning to feel its effects. Temperatures are starting to climb, and we can bet that many of you are starting to daydream about diving into a pool, eating some ice cream, and roasting some marshmallows in a campfire. And, in addition to all that daydreaming, you might find it best to start thinking about the condition of your air conditioner.

If you currently own an old, outdated AC, it might be time to consider a replacement. Purchasing a new air conditioner is just the first step in the installation process, and it definitely does not stop there. You are going to need expert AC installation in Birmingham to ensure that your new system is set up for success. In case you are not yet convinced, we have highlighted a number of reasons why professional installation certainly matters. 

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3 Reasons to Go Ductless

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Owning both a great heater and air conditioner is not only a luxury, but a necessity. So, why not invest in a system that can do both? A ductless system serves as a singular alternative to owning both a heater and an air conditioner. It is versatile, highly efficient, and very effective. As a homeowner, it is important to create a comfortable and efficient environment inside your home, and a ductless system will allow you to do just that! So, if you are in the market for a new heating or cooling system, consider going ductless!

Investing in professional residential heating services in Birmingham is the best way to ensure that your new system is the best choice for your home, as not all systems have the same capacity and capabilities. Installing a ductless system is definitely a worthwhile investment. Keep reading below to learn more about the benefits of installing a ductless system. 

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3 Signs You Need Electrical Rewiring

Monday, February 4th, 2019

electrical-wiresTake a moment to think about all of the appliances in your home: your refrigerator, your furnace, your TVs, your computers, your lighting fixtures, your AC, etc. Now, think about what they all have in common. Each and every appliance in your home is dependent on electricity. So, as you can imagine, an issue with your electrical system requires immediate attention.

This is the reason why it is so important to hire an electrician in Birmingham, AL for routine inspections, as issues with your electric wiring can be quite dangerous if left unattended or unnoticed. In some cases, electrical rewiring is necessary to avoid hazardous situations, like electrocutions or even house fires. Even with regular maintenance, there is always a chance that a problem can occur, so it is important to be familiar with some of the tell-tale signs of an electrical issue. Below, we have outlined some of them. 

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Do I Need to Repair, Replace, or Maintenance My Furnace?

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Now that we are in the midst of the chilly season, it is probably safe to assume that you have used your furnace a number of times. Although winters around here are pretty mild, you depend on your furnace to keep you warm and cozy, as temperatures can plunge well into the 50s. If after using your furnace for the last few weeks you’ve found yourself wondering what services it needs, you’ve come to the right place.

Although built to last, furnaces are not immune to everyday wear and tear, so it is important that they receive the specialized attention that only a professional HVAC technician can provide. Only a professional can tell you exactly what services your furnace needs, however, we have provided a quick-guide below. 

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Do I Need to Replace My Air Conditioner?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

We know, it’s winter, so who’s thinking about their air conditioner? We understand how this might seem a little odd, but there’s really no better time to think about replacing your air conditioner. Replacing your air conditioner in winter is a great idea because it’s the offseason. Think about any problems you had with your air conditioner this summer, now is the perfect time to alleviate these problems. Since this is the air conditioner off-season, you’ll be able to do extensive research while saving money for the expenses of this service. Now is the right time for a new air conditioning system in your home. If you need AC replacement in Birmingham, then contact our team today.

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How to Prep Your AC for Winter

Monday, November 26th, 2018

If you’ve lived here in Birmingham for even one year, you know that our weather doesn’t abide by the dates of calendars. After all, it’s just now starting to cool off! It’s always best to remain prepared here.

Although you’re probably almost entirely focused on your heating system now, we’re asking you to shift your focus back to AC just for a second. You need to make sure that your air conditioning system finishes off strong before you power it off for winter. Make sure you handle any lingering issues now before you turn your attention away from this system until spring. We’ve listed tips for the best way to do this below.

If you do need professional air conditioning services in Birmingham, AL, then don’t hesitate to contact our team. All of our technicians are licensed and extensively experienced.

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How to Get Your Home Ready for Heating Season

Monday, October 29th, 2018

FurnaceThe days are getting colder, which means now is the time to get your home ready for the onset of the heating season! There are a number of different ways you can make sure that your home is properly prepared, some of which are more effective than others. We’re going to cover some of the most common ways below. If you have any questions about preparing your home for the heating season that aren’t answered in this article, give us a call and we’d be happy to provide you with a full list.

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Why You Might Want to Install a Solar Attic Fan

Monday, October 1st, 2018

FanHeating and air conditioning systems tend to get the lion’s share of the attention when it comes to HVAC. It makes sense, considering how they do the majority of the work when it comes to keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. They’re not the only systems you need to care about, though. There are plenty of other HVAC systems you can install in your home to make it more comfortable. One of these other systems is the attic fan. Let’s take a look at why attic fans are a good idea, and how you can benefit by installing a solar attic fan today.

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Benefits of Ductless Mini Split Installation

Monday, September 17th, 2018

ductless-ACIn the market for a new heating (or air conditioning) system? Not sure which system to go with? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. It’s a pretty common problem for homeowners to become overwhelmed and discouraged by the task of sorting through the HVAC market to find the system that fits their needs the best. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through it alone!

We recommend consulting with a professional in person to find the best HVAC system for your home’s needs. While you’re waiting for your appointment, though, there’s no reason you can’t do some research on your own! Today, let’s go over some of the reasons why you might want to install a ductless mini split system in your home.

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