Douglas Cooling & Heating Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Birmingham’

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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Prepare Your Home for Hurricane Season

Friday, September 7th, 2018

generator-installationAs Tropical Storm Gordon brings downpours to the Gulf Coast, it’s important to fortify your home against the dangers of hurricane season here in the Greater Birmingham Area. At Douglas Heating & Cooling we can help prepare your homes for storms.

Don’t wait to think about your generator when you’re in the midst of high winds and torrential downpours—service your generator now. Over time your generator’s batteries, oils, fluids, spark plugs, belts, and hoses wear down. A technician also needs to adjust components of your generator like your valve clearance, frequency, and ignition timing. Frequent and proper generator maintenance cannot be stressed enough with the uncharacteristic weather patterns we’ve had in Alabama in recent years. Make sure that your system can keep the lights on when it matters most.

Have one on our experienced technicians service your generator today, contact us to schedule an appointment.

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How to Keep Your AC as Healthy as Possible This Summer

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

AC-technicianSummer might be waning, but we still have some brutally hot months ahead of us before fall really kicks in. Your air conditioner doesn’t get to rest yet, which means you don’t get to take it for granted that the system is going to stay healthy! If you want your system to finish out the summer in the best shape possible, and be ready for another punishing summer next year, then you need to take certain steps now to make sure of it. Follow the tips below, and your air conditioner will be in a much better spot by the time the summer is over.

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Electrical Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Monday, August 20th, 2018

outletElectrical issues are among those things that, while they may be rare, should be dealt with immediately whenever they come up. Electrical problems in your home can pose an immense risk to both your property and your personal safety through fire or electrocution. Having a professional electrician check out your electrical system for you at least once a year will help to keep serious issues from cropping up.

It’s not a guarantee, though. You still need to keep an eye out for signs that your electrical system is in trouble, just in case a problem occurs between appointments. There are a lot of different symptoms you can look for that can indicate a problem with your electrical system. Have a look at a few of those symptoms below.

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