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

Are You Ready for Your AC Installation Appointment?

Monday, June 3rd, 2024

It’s an excellent plan to have your new air conditioner installed before the heat really hits! After all, the average daily high temperature in our area in July and August is 92 degrees. Now that you’ve chosen your new AC system and made an appointment to have it installed, you’re all set, right? Well, you might need a little more information.

Before the date of your appointment arrives, you’ll want to know exactly what to expect. What will the installers have to do? How long will the AC installation take? Is there anything you can do to make sure it goes well? We’ve got the answers.

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Do This Before You First Turn On Your AC This Spring

Monday, April 22nd, 2024
Latin descent repairman works on a home's air conditioner unit outdoors. One foreground is using a digital tablet. Other man in backgroud is checking unit using the tools in his tool bag.  They both wear uniforms.  Repairmen, electricians, inspectors, service workers.

When the time comes to turn on your air conditioner for the first hot weather of the season, you want to know for sure that it will work, and work well. You also want it to work efficiently, so you won’t be surprised by a sky-high electric bill. And you’d like to avoid needing any AC repairs this summer, wouldn’t you?

We’ll tell you exactly what to do to make sure your summer is as cool and comfortable as possible, without alarming utility bills or air conditioner breakdowns. What’s the most important thing to do before you first turn on your AC this spring? Have maintenance done by a qualified professional! Here’s why.

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What’s the Difference Between Ductless & Ducted Heat Pumps?

Monday, March 11th, 2024

If you’re exploring your home heating and cooling options, we strongly recommend heat pumps. They’re ideal for providing extremely efficient heat in a climate with mild winters like ours, and they will also keep you cool and comfortable during our long summers. But even if you have already decided that a heat pump is the right choice for you, there’s another question that needs answering: should you get a ducted or ductless system?

There’s no one correct answer to this question. It depends on your home and your priorities. We can help you understand the considerations so you can better weigh your options. Here’s what you should know about the differences between ductless heat pump systems and a heat pump with ductwork.

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4 Signs That Your Home Needs Rewiring

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Major wiring problems often occur in older homes where the electrical work has deteriorated over decades or the materials are now outdated and considered to be less safe than the types of wiring electricians use today.

But they can also occur in newer homes for a wide variety of reasons, from shoddy repairs to rodent damage. How can you tell if your home needs electrical rewiring? Here are 4 signs. If you spot them, for your safety, get an electrician to take a look right away.

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3 Advantages of Ductless Heating Over Traditional Heating

Monday, December 4th, 2023

Ahh, tradition. It can be the best thing there is, especially as holidays are coming up and you may be feeling nostalgic. But there’s a big difference between holiday or family traditions and just taking a traditional approach to something out of habit. This is especially true when it comes to heating your home. 

You may be inclined to keep using the same type of heating system simply because it is familiar. But what if that system isn’t really what would work best for you, your home, or your family? Ductless heating systems might seem new, unusual, or strange. But they have some advantages over traditional home heating systems. Here are three big ones.

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Should I Get a Heat Pump or a Furnace?

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

As the weather starts to turn chilly, it’s time to figure out how you’re going to stay warm this winter. If your heating system isn’t up to snuff anymore, what are you going to replace it with? Heat pumps and furnaces each have their own benefits. Which is right for you? Take the time to consider some details so you can decide for yourself.

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Don’t Wait! These AC Sounds Warrant Prompt Repairs

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Air conditioners have limited avenues of communication. They can’t speak to you with words, and there’s no digital read-out that gives details of everything an air conditioner might be struggling with. Often, the first sign of an AC issue is a strange sound. Here’s what to listen for, so you can get it fixed before a small problem becomes a huge one.

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Is a Central AC or Heat Pump Better?

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

If it’s time to think about replacing your old air conditioner, it might be easy to just choose the same type you’ve had in the past, simply out of familiarity. But you should definitely take the time to consider your options.

You want to do what will work best for you, and the only way to know is to do a little research. One thing to consider is whether you want a central air conditioner or a heat pump. They both offer benefits, so it’s a matter of which meets your needs. Let’s look at some details.

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Are Heat Pumps Suitable for Alabama’s Climate?

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

A quick bit of research about heat pumps can easily tell you that they’re excellent for providing cooling in any climate. What’s a little harder to determine is just how well they work at providing heating.

If you’re considering getting a heat pump in Alabama, you need to know precisely what to expect from it in our climate. Is it a reasonable choice? Will it provide all the heating you need? Here’s some specific information to help you form your own conclusions.

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What Sets Apart Ductless Mini Splits?

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Making your house a home means making it as much your own as possible. That takes more than just a coat of paint and furniture choices though. How are you going to enjoy the home that you’ve put effort into bringing together if it isn’t comfortable?

We want to help make sure that you can enjoy your home all year long. We know Alabama is full of different kinds of houses, including some that don’t have ductwork. Did you know that you can still enjoy whole-house heating and cooling though?

No matter what kind of home you’re in, you can likely find a good home comfort solution by installing a ductless mini split in Shelby County, AL.

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