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

5 Signs Your Heat Pump Need Repairs

Monday, June 6th, 2022

Heat pumps are well known for being highly effective and efficient at keeping your home comfortable. However, while these systems may offer some unique advantages, they aren’t infallible. Even heat pumps can run into trouble and that’s when you need a reliable technician to turn to for help.

Whenever you need expert heat pump service in Jefferson County, AL you can always come to Douglas Heating & Air Conditioning. We work with all types of air conditioners, heat pumps included. We want you to get any repairs you need quickly so you can get back to enjoying a comfortable home. Here are the warning signs to watch for that will alert you to when you need a repair for your heat pump.

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The Importance of Changing Your Air Filter

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

What part of your air conditioner plays the smallest roll? Some people would probably say the air filter–it just sits there, after all. However, we’d beg to differ. The air filter plays a pretty vital role in protecting your AC system and allowing it to function correctly.

Changing out your air filter is an extremely important task. A clean filter can help your AC while a dirty filter can actually lead to not only hindered operation but even repair needs. Let’s talk about the role of your air filter and what you need to know about how frequently to change it out.

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How Air Purifiers Help You

Monday, November 8th, 2021

wall-ventYou want to do everything possible to keep your home comfortable, right? One thing that you need to consider to accomplish this is your indoor air quality. But what do we mean when we mentioned indoor air quality? This refers to the presence of dust, dirt, pollen, fur, and other airborne contaminants in your home’s airflow. Dusting and cleaning your home is a good way to combat this debris after it lands of course but getting it out of the air indoors is a tougher situation.

Thankfully, this isn’t a battle you have to fight alone. We don’t just help keep the temperature in your home comfortable, we can also help you get the optimal air quality you need too. We provide indoor air quality systems, and the services that support them, to help improve the indoor environment of any home in and around Jefferson County. Here is what you need to know about one of the systems that have rapidly risen in popularity: the air purification system.

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Why There Is Ice Inside Your AC

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Frozen-ACIt may be fall according to the calendar but we are still focusing on keeping cool around here in Jefferson County. Our air conditioners and heat pumps still have plenty to do before things really start to cool off. That means it is still important to make sure that these systems are able to do their jobs effectively and efficiently. One way to ensure this is the case is by keeping on top of any and all repair needs your system may have.

Speaking of repairs, one important one to address is the build-up of ice in your air conditioner. This is one AC repair in Jefferson County, AL that you should always take care of as quickly as possible. Leaving it alone will only make things worse and can end up costing you the entire system! Here’s what you need to know about the appearance of ice inside your AC and why it justifies a call for AC repairs ASAP.

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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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