Douglas Cooling & Heating Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Vestavia’

Should I Replace My Heating System This Fall?

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

furnaceWe’re a lot closer to heating season than you may think, which means now is the time to make sure that your home’s heating system is in good shape. If you can’t rely on the heating system you currently have installed in your home, then it’s time to install a new one now. You don’t want to get deep into winter before having your heater fail on you. There are some signs that you should look for that indicate that it’s time to replace your heating system. Be sure to call a professional if your heater is exhibiting these symptoms, whether you’re using a heat pump or a furnace.

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If Your Heat Pump is Doing This, Replace It

Monday, July 24th, 2017

heat-pump-technicianWith the hot summer sun beating down on the land, now is probably about the worst possible time for your heat pump to break down on you. If your heat pump isn’t up to the task of keeping your home cool and comfortable over the remaining summer months, you should probably replace it now. You also might want to replace your heat pump if it’s not efficiently cooling your home, even if it may not yet be in any danger of breaking down permanently. Have a look below for more info on when to replace your heat pump.

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Air Conditioning Options to Consider This Spring

Monday, May 15th, 2017

air-conditioner-blowingSpring is almost over, and the weather is already starting to get quite warm on a daily basis. If you’re not already relying on your air conditioner to keep cool during the daylight hours, you will be soon. For many of us, getting our air conditioners ready for the added heat of summer just means scheduling preventive maintenance. For some of us, though, now is the time to install an entirely new air conditioner. If your air conditioning system just can’t keep up with demand anymore, you should consider one of the following options to replace it.

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How Your Electrical Panel Works, and What You Need to do to Maintain it

Monday, February 20th, 2017

You’ve probably made one or two trips to the electrical panel in the dark, when something causes the circuit to trip and shut off all the lights. While it may seem like an annoyance sometimes, the electrical panel is actually a very effective safety device. Without the panel, there would be nothing to regulate the flow of electricity through your home’s wiring, and that could get very dangerous indeed. Let’s take a look at how the electrical panel actually works, and what you can do to keep it in good shape.

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Carbon Monoxide Knowledge That Could Save Your Life

Monday, December 26th, 2016

It’s not a subject anyone wants to talk about, but it’s a serious one that needs to be discussed: carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a rare, but deadly occurrence that happens several thousand times a year in the United States. It can happen as a result of a malfunctioning heater, but it can happen naturally, as well. The best way to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning is to know the signs that it’s happening, and to know how to defend against it. With that, let’s go over some information that can help keep you safe this winter.

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Should I Replace My Heat Pump Before Winter?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The weather is cooling fast, and now is the time to make sure that your heating system is up for another winter of long operating hours. If your heat pump isn’t up to the task, you should replace it now. Better to take steps early than to find yourself without a functioning heat pump in the middle of a very cold month. Read on for some of the signs that you need to replace your heat pump before winter gets into full swing.

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Should I Replace My Furnace Before Winter Starts?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Heating season isn’t that far off, and it’s important that you make sure your furnace is up to the task before it starts. If your furnace is just too old or damaged to get you through another winter, it’s best to replace it now. Otherwise, you run the risk of having it die on you in the middle of a very cold day. Read on to find out some of the signs that you need a new furnace before winter starts.

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Why Your Heat Pump Output is Low

Monday, August 15th, 2016

If you’re using a heat pump to keep cool this summer, and the output is low, there could be a couple of different reasons why. All of these reasons, though, will require professional repair services. You may not be able to repair these problems yourself, but it still may help you to know how they work. Let’s take a look at some of those problems now.

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Is It Time to Replace My Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

It’s not an easy question to answer, that much is certain. In many cases, there is a gray area between that of repair and replacement because the cost of replacing a single component may rival that of investing in a new system, or your system may be irreparable. But while there’s no clear general answer, there are some factors to keep in mind as you figure out whether to repair or replace.

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How Duct Sealing can Help Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

With summer just around the corner, you’ve probably already made sure that your air conditioner is in good enough shape to cope with the added stress. However, have you made sure that your duct system is just as ready? The ductwork of a home has a huge impact on the efficiency of your climate control systems, as well as the overall comfort of your home. Read on to find out more about why duct sealing is necessary.

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