Douglas Cooling & Heating Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Mountain Brook’

3 Systems to Help Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, July 4th, 2022

No one wants to sit in a dusty, dirty home. But sometimes the air quality in your house may feel like it is working against you. You go through and dust and clean to your heart’s content but still discover that everything gets just as dusty in a short amount of time.

Situations like these are frustrating. We get it! That’s why Douglas Cooling & Heating provides systems and services that will help improve your indoor air quality. That way you can enjoy a home that isn’t just a comfortable temperature but is healthy to spend time in too.

Read on to learn more about how we can help clear the air in your house.

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5 Ways To Improve Your AC Efficiency

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Running your air conditioner shouldn’t be something that drives up your energy bills by an excessive amount. If you have been dealing with higher than usual energy bills, we get why you’d feel frustrated. You may even feel like you are going to be forced to choose between sticking to your budget and keeping your home cool. We are here to say that this shouldn’t be the case!

When you use your air conditioner it needs to operate both effectively and efficiently. If either of these descriptors doesn’t seem to apply to your system, it may mean some things need to change.

Let’s explore some ways that you can get a better level of efficiency and effectiveness from your AC this summer!

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Why Your AC Is Leaking

Monday, July 5th, 2021

While there are air conditioners that use water to cool the air in your home (these are known as evaporative coolers) this isn’t the standard method used by most systems. And we really don’t see many evaporative coolers in Alabama. Most air conditioners use refrigerant to transfer heat out of the air in your home. So if your system uses refrigerant in a closed-loop system, then why are you seeing signs that it is leaking?

A leaking air conditioner is never a good thing. In fact, it is an immediate sign that you need to reach out for AC repair in Mountain Brook, AL. Let’s look at some of the main causes behind a leaking air conditioner so you understand why prompt professional repairs are a must.

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How to Tell When It’s Time for a New Generator

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Generator-InstallationYou depend on your generator to keep your safe and comfortable during a power outage, so what do you do when your generator is no longer reliable? It is important to be aware of signs that suggest it’s time for a new generator, so you can be sure your home and family will be protected during the next big storm.

Of course, only a licensed electrician can assess the condition of your current generator to make an informed decision about what steps should be taken next. Should he or she decide that your generator is in not-so-great shape, investing in a new system might be your best option. Below, we have outlined some of the most common indicators that your generator needs to be replaced. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Why Your Water Heater Might be Struggling to Provide Enough Hot Water

Monday, August 21st, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are built to cope with a lot of stress. Most of them don’t even fully turn off, instead staying on to maintain a standing supply of hot water at all times. However, even the sturdiest water heater isn’t invincible. There are going to be times when your system malfunctions, and it’s important that you are able to quickly identify it. One of the first signs that a water heater is having an issue of some kind is a noticeable drop in output. If your water heater is struggling to provide enough hot water, have a look at some of the possible reasons why.

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Common Electrical Issues, and Their Warning Signs

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Of all the many problems that can afflict various parts of your home, electrical problems are perhaps the most dangerous. A plumbing problem can inflict a lot of water damage, but an electrical problem can cause electrocutions and house fires. It’s vital that you have an electrician check the wiring in your home at least once every few years. Otherwise, you’re substantially increasing the likelihood that a problem will occur.

Even with regular maintenance appointments, though, there’s still a chance that an electrical problem can occur in your home. You should be familiar with some of the telltale signs of an electrical problem, so that you can contact an electrician as soon as possible.

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Is it Really Worth it to Install a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, January 23rd, 2017


So your water heater has finally died on you, and you’re looking for a new one so you don’t have to take ice baths anymore. Tankless water heaters have been getting a lot of attention in the industry lately, and you may have even had a professional or two recommend it to you in the past. Tankless water heaters have plenty to recommend them, but like practically all systems they are not a “one-size-fits-all” water heating solution. It’s important that you know at least a little bit about the differences between tankless water heaters and other water heater types, before you settle on a type that you feel would suit your needs best.

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What to do if Your Circuit Breaker is Tripping Constantly

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Circuit breakers serve an important purpose in the home electrical system. They’re designed to improve the safety of the system by preventing it from overloading. When the current flowing through the system is too much, the breaker trips to break the circuit. Typically, all that’s needed to restore proper function is for the circuit breaker to be reset. If the circuit breaker keeps tripping, though, it’s a sign that you have a more serious problem.

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Why Bi-Annual Heat Pump Maintenance is a Good Idea

Monday, December 5th, 2016

We’re moving deeper into winter, which means that you should schedule maintenance for your heat pump if you haven’t already. Even if you have already scheduled maintenance this year, you should have a professional check your heat pump before the weather gets too cold. Read on to find out why this is.

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Beware These Heat Pump Problems

Monday, October 17th, 2016

You’re going to be relying on your heat pump more and more often over the coming weeks and months, which means more wear and tear on the system. That equals more chances for problems to occur. If you want to keep your heat pump in good condition, you need to catch any and all problems as early as possible. Let’s take a look at some common heat pump problems, and what you should do about them.

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