The Mitsubishi Mini-Split. Is it the Right Solution for Your Home?

If you have never heard of a mini-split, you are not alone. No, the mini-split isn’t some kind of ice cream dish like the banana split, it’s a heating and cooling system installed in homes and business without ducts.  One of our favorite products is the Mitsubishi mini-split. As Mitsubishi states, these systems, “provide superior…

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Would Your Home Benefit from a Bryant Heat Pump?

Bryant makes some of the best heat pumps available. As All Things HVAC reports, Bryant is one of the oldest brands in the industry and is now a subsidiary of Carrier. Bryant has one of the most comprehensive product lineups in the industry, which is one of the reasons we recommend their products. We can…

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How Clean is the Air in Your Home?

We are now at the end of Winter and your home has been closed up all season. It’s time to look at the air quality in your home to see how you can breathe a little easier. As you look to turn on your air conditioner for the season, be sure to have your system…

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What temperature is too cold for a house?

Many people in the Quad Cities have had minor (and major) freak-outs upon looking at our heating bills this winter, particularly those who use natural gas, which is most people in this area. As KWQC warned in October, later verified by the Quad City Times, and the final proof in those heating bills that triggered…

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Meet Francisco Troche

How time flies! It has been almost nine years since Francisco joined the team at Doug’s Heating and Air Conditioning. Francisco started working for us as an installer in 2014, right out of trade school. After he graduated from Moline High School, Francisco went to the Midwest Technical Institute. When he finished there, he joined…

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What are the most common indoor air pollutants?

One of the most wonderful things about the Quad Cities is the variety of homes in our neighborhoods. There are a lot of areas of the country where every house in every neighborhood looks the same, as if they’ve been stamped onto lots with cookie cutters. We have a lot of beautiful new homes in…

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Can an old furnace explode, and how can I tell if my furnace is dying?

Fireworks are fun outside, not so much indoors! Do you have to worry about your furnace causing indoor fireworks? The short answer is, not likely. Heating fires are more often caused by space heaters than furnaces. Modern furnaces have too many safeguards in place, so explosions are not something most people should worry about. Even…

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Key Terms and General Information for HVAC

  We all have to start somewhere when gaining knowledge on a complex subject; we have all been there before. There is no need to stress about sounding like you know what you are talking about in the heating and air conditioning world, use this blog as your guide. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)…

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How Does Air Conditioning Affect Employee Productivity?

  How does something as simple as turning the temperature down in your office have an impact on the amount of work you get done around the office?   A realtor will tell you it is all about location when purchasing or renting a home. A dentist will tell you in order to avoid cavities,…

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