Douglas Cooling & Heating Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Jefferson County’

3 Water Heater Problems to Watch for

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are just as prone to developing issues over time as any other system in your home. Hopefully, you’re already scheduling consistent maintenance on an annual basis to keep your system as healthy as possible. Even if you are, though, the system could still develop problems between maintenance appointments.

It’s important that you keep an eye out for any possible signs that your system is malfunctioning, so that you can call for repairs as soon as possible. The following are some of the more common water heater issues you might run into, and their symptoms.

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Make Sure You’re Still Watching for Air Conditioning Problems

Monday, September 18th, 2017

air-conditioner-repairWe still have a few weeks of hot weather to go before things finally begin to cool off. That means that you still need to be keeping a sharp eye on your air conditioner for any developing problems. There are all kinds of ways that an air conditioner could begin to malfunction under the strain of daily use. We’re not going to cover all of them here, but we can go over some of the most common problems to afflict air conditioners during the summer.

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Do I Need a New Ductless System?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

ductless-ACAssuming you take good care of your ductless system, you can get quite a few years of use out of it. No amount of care will get your ductless system to last forever, though. Sooner or later, you are going to have to replace your ductless system. It’s better to be familiar with the signs that your ductless system is failing, so that you can have it replaced as soon as possible. You don’t want to have the system suddenly fail on you in the middle of the hottest season of the year. Have a look at some of the most common indications that your ductless system needs to be replaced.

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Why Now is a Great Time to Install a New Heat Pump

Monday, May 1st, 2017

heat-pump-technicianTypically, spring is the time of year when people schedule preventive maintenance for their climate control systems. For some people, though, now is the time to replace an old system that just isn’t capable of getting them through another summer. If you’re on the market for a new climate control system, you should consider installing a heat pump this spring. You’ll get a lot of benefits out of it, both during the summer and throughout the year.

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Some of the Most Common Signs You Need a New Furnace

Monday, February 6th, 2017

thermometerAssuming you do everything right, you can get your furnace to last quite a while in ideal circumstances. At some point, though, you’re going to need to install a new system. If your furnace is unable to keep your home heated through another winter, it’s best to be able to recognize it now. Running the system until it permanently breaks down doesn’t really serve your needs. It’s best to replace it a bit early, so you don’t have an extended interruption in service. Have a look at some of the signs that you really need a new furnace.

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Thermostat More Often

Monday, December 19th, 2016

The thermostat is the brain of any climate control system. Without it, your heater and air conditioner wouldn’t be much good to you. Despite the thermostat’s importance to climate control, though, many homeowners neglect to upgrade them as often as they should. This creates a wide range of issues, both in terms of comfort and energy efficiency. Read on to find out more about why you should upgrade your thermostat more often.

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Listen for These Furnace Noises

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Furnace problems can get pretty advanced before giving off obvious warning signs. By the time you notice that your furnace has an issue, it may be too late to prevent the majority of the damage to the system. However, there are still ways that you can catch furnace problems before they have the chance to seriously harm the furnace. One of the best ways to do that is by listening for strange noises. Read on to find out more about strange furnace noises that indicate a problem.

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Call for Repairs if Your Heat Pump is Making These Noises

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Catching problems early is a big part of keeping any climate control system in good condition. The faster you can catch issues, the sooner you can get them repaired and the better off your system will be. If you’re using a heat pump to stay cool this summer, one of the best ways to monitor for issues is to listen for strange noises while the system is operating. Let’s go over some of the more common sounds that indicate a problem with your heat pump.

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Why Your Water Heater is Rust Resistant

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Any system that both contains steel and deals with water will have to also deal with rust at some point. Considering that tank water heaters deal with water for literally their entire lifespans, why is it that they are so resistant to rust? The answer is the sacrificial anode rod, which protects your water heater from the causes of rust. However, that protection does not last forever. Read on to find out more about how the anode rod works for your water heater.

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Beware of These Air Conditioner Noises

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Time is of the essence when it comes to mitigating damage to your air conditioning system. That means being aware of the various signs that your air conditioner is experiencing a problem. The faster you can have a problem with your system repaired, the more damage you can prevent. One of the most obvious signs that your air conditioner is in trouble is strange noises coming from the system during operation. Let’s take a look at some of the noises you should be aware of this summer.

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