Saturday, November 3, 2018

Don't Forget, on November 3rd before you go to bed ...

Change your thermostat batteries too, if applicable!

Friday, October 19, 2018

How to Save Money on Home Heating This Winter

  • Cold Air Out, Warm Air In- repair cracks and caulk around the entry points of electrical cables, pipes and replace worn wether -stripping
  • Check Your Windows- Windows can account for 25% of your homes heat loss.Apply plasstic film, heavy woven drapes, or consider an upgrade. 
  • Consider a programable thermostat- Programable thermostats will help regulate the home's temperature when your home, or leave for the day.
  • Inspect and tune-up your HVAC- Have Douglas Mechanical Services inspect and tune up your furnace/boiler once a year for optimum efficiency !
  • Change your aging equipment- Consider having Douglas Mechanical Services give you a free quote to upgrade your outdated, inefficient system to high efficiency equipment. Check out for low interest loan and rebate information. 

Monday, October 8, 2018

" Remember these or maybe you still have one or two still on the wall ? " 

Maybe it's time to consider and upgrade! A wireless , aka. WIFI thrmostat, is a home automation device to help regulate the homes temperature. Some of the options a WIFI thermostat are;
  • Programable "smart thermostats", to control  the temperature when your home or not.
  • Can be controlled thru your smart phone
  • Can detect when your close to home with-in 3 miles, turn up the heat or cool off the home. This is called "geo-fencing".
  • Envirionmentally friendly, no more mercury being used. Go to to learn little about the historyof heating systems.  
  • Saves you MONEY!!!!   Smart thermostats can save up to $180 per year on heating and cooling . 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


  Time to schedule your annual Fall maintenance !!
For optimal performance and efficiency, it's best to have your heating system maintained once a year. 
  • Better energy efficiency – a dirty HVAC system cannot perform optimally, and when performance is compromised, your HVAC system needs more energy to do its job. During a maintenance appointment, your system is thoroughly cleaned, which allows the system to work at its best.
  • Extended life for equipment – an HVAC system that is kept in good working order is less likely to age prematurely or breakdown due to worn components.
  • Improved comfort – as mentioned above, dirt can restrict a system’s performance; a secondary result of poor performance is an inability to generate cooling or heating as needed.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Welcome Autumn !!

Enjoy cool crisp days, apple and pumpkin pickin, and all the fun that goes with the Fall Season!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


            Hurricane Season!! What do we do to prepare our HVAC system ? 

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  • Protect Your System from the Surge-Purchase a high-quality surge protector where any heavy appliances, for example, a furnace, are plugged into a typical wall outlet, to automatically shut down your system if there’s a increase in the line voltage. Also, don’t touch any electrical components, and ask for a technician’s help if you are not familiar with using surge protectors.
  • Make Sure Everything is Anchored-Confirm your outside cooling equipment is installed on a concrete pad and safely secured to avoid the equipment from being thrown in the air or washing away throughout the course of a storm. If your area is prone to hurricanes, use hurricane straps to keep your equipment safe from high winds.
  • Cover Your Equipment (If Possible)-The safety of you and your family is priority, but if time will let you, shut off your heating and air conditioning system and cover the outdoor unit with a tarp. Be sure to remove the tarp and any debris before you turn your unit back on at the end of a storm.
  • Check For Damage- Once the storm has passed, ensure the system is safe before turning it back on. First, confirm there are no signs of damage and clean any debris from around the system. Call Douglas Mechanical Services for a system inspection if there is any damage or flooding to the equipment. Once you’ve had the equipment inspected by a professional, turn the heating and cooling system back on right away to help dry the home and prevent mold from getting into the system or ductwork.
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