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

Ideas to Help Tackle Your Poor Indoor Air Quality

Monday, October 25th, 2021

You’ve been sneezing and coughing and congested quite a lot lately, and it is more than the usual issue that plagues you this time of year. A day or two of allergy symptoms have stretched well into a week-long episode and it is starting to seriously impact your ability to accomplish your daily tasks. What’s more, you’re extremely uncomfortable and about to run out of tissues.

Poor indoor air quality may be the main culprit in your respiratory troubles. The extra dust, dirt, and other debris in the air in your home may be aggravating your sinuses more than usual, despite your best efforts to keep your home clean. You don’t have to take this sitting down! We have some helpful ways that you can address your poor indoor air quality and start breathing easier again.

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Are Late-Season Repairs Worth It? Always!

Monday, October 11th, 2021

The spookiest night of the year is rapidly approaching and with it, hopefully, some cooler temperatures. Until things cool off though we need to be able to rely on our home comfort systems to keep us, well, comfortably cool. And an air conditioner that is battling against a repair need isn’t going to be able to perform the way you might need it to.

You might hesitate when thinking about getting an AC repair in Shelby County, AL so late in the season but we want you to know it is really your best bet to guarantee your comfort. When you take care of whatever is bugging your system now it will save you time, money, and stress later on.

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What it Means When Your Furnace Makes Weird Noises

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

furnace-techIf you’ve had your furnace for a while, you probably know what it’s supposed to sound like when it’s running. If your furnace suddenly starts to make rather unusual noises, that is not something you should ignore. Strange noises are often one of the first signs that homeowners notice that something isn’t right with the furnace. If you ignore the signs, you may end up having to pay a lot more in repair costs or even replace your entire system. Have a look below at some of the descriptions of weird furnace noises you may encounter, and what they mean.

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Signs It’s Time for a New Furnace

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Technician-Testing-FurnaceWe’re getting close to the end of winter, which means it’s time to evaluate your heating system to see if it merits keeping for another season. It may seem an odd time to decide whether or not your furnace is ready for next winter. Consider, though, that if you’re not going to keep it for another season it’s a good idea to replace it now. That way you don’t have to worry about replacing it the week before you need to use it. The following are some of the most common indications that your furnace is nearing the end of its life, and should be replaced before next season starts.

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Signs That You Need to Install a New Water Heater

Monday, May 29th, 2017

tank-water-heaterIf you’re careful about scheduling regular maintenance, and prompt repairs, you can get a fair few years out of your water heater. No system will last forever, though, and sooner or later you’ll have to replace the system. It’s best to familiarize yourself with the typical warning symptoms that your water heater is getting close to the end of its life, so that you can replace it before it breaks down entirely. Let’s have a look at some of those warning signs now.

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Electrical Blanket Safety Tips You Should Know

Monday, March 6th, 2017

A lot of homeowners have an electrical blanket or two, just for those really cold nights where a bit more heat is needed. As comfy as they are, though, one can’t help making use of one without noticing the massive warnings printed all over part of it. Reading through them, it can sometimes seem like you’re taking your very life in your hands when you use one. Fortunately, electric blankets are perfectly safe if you know how to use one properly.

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Beware These Water Heater Problems

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Water heaters are built to be as sturdy as possible, but they’re also one of the hardest working appliances in your home. Operating day and night for years puts a lot of wear and tear on the system, which makes it more and more likely for problems to occur. It’s important that you keep watch for any problems that might crop up with your water heater, and one of the best ways to do that is to be familiar with symptoms that the system is in trouble.

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Why Your Ductless System is Stuck in Cooling Mode

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Ductless systems, like all heat pumps, are prized for their ability to switch back and forth between heating and cooling modes. That’s normally quite an advantage, but it can become a pain when the system gets stuck in one mode or another. If your ductless system is stuck in air conditioning mode when you’re trying to heat your home, read on to find out why.

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The Benefits of Installing a Ductless Mini Split This Fall

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Fall is here, and within the next couple of weeks you’re going to need a good home heating system to stay comfortable. If you’re in the market for a new heating system, you’ve doubtless already discovered the sheer number of different types of heating systems available. Each of those systems has its own advantages to offer. What’s important is that you evaluate how they can benefit your personal situation. Let’s take a look at ductless mini splits, and how they can help you.

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What can Happen if Your AC Air Filter Isn’t Changed Often Enough

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Your air conditioner contains an air filter, which is designed to protect it from the dust and debris that inhabits your ducts. The air filter may be a small part, but it serves a big role in your air conditioner. The filter needs to be cleaned out every few months, in order to keep operating properly. Read on to find out what happens if you don’t have your air filter cleaned out often enough.

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