Power outages due to storms, flooding, cold and heat are now more and more common in the United States. So, it is no surprise many people, especially in the Midwest, are starting to recognize emergency power generators are a necessity rather than a luxury item. “Our generators power sump pumps during flooding events, power medical…

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Itchy eyes, stuffy nose, sore throat; these are things we expect to happen because of allergies when we’re outside. However, when you start to feel this way when you’re inside the comfort of your own home, it is time to figure out what is happening. Your body will thank you later! Turns out, you might…

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Programmable thermostats are known to help create a comfortable in-door environment while saving money. The trick is to come up with an efficient pre-set schedule during the day. Depending on your daily routines (and thermostat model), you may choose six or even more temperature settings per day. There are digital, electromechanical and mixed system available.…

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Stimulus checks and tax returns will allow some of us to upgrade our homes, which is why the team at Doug’s Heating & Air Conditioning collected some ideas for small and big spenders.   Air Quality Investing into clean air for you and your loved ones is the most affordable solution. You may consider air…

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Cozy Slippers and Cocoa

Heating your home efficiently can be tricky which is why we addressed four heating myths back in February. Now it is time to address myths #5 through #8!     Myth #5: Space Heaters Are an Effective Alternative to Your Furnace   Solely relying on space heaters can become costly during the wintertime, because they…

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Today, we would like to introduce one of our most experienced team members, Ben Bocox. Ben is our Service Manager and has been with Doug’s Heating & Air Conditioning for 15 years. He graduated from Moline High School and attended Blackhawk College. Ben started his HVAC career working for Holmes Heating and joined the Doug’s…

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Your loved ones are most likely to suffer from the consequences of dry air in semi-arid climates and during the cold of winter when the furnace’s heat eradicates most of the humidity. The latter, especially impacts most Quad Cities Area households. Dry air may… Cause sore throats and dry skin which may be confused with…

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Insulation installation

There are several ways to prepare for the fall and winter cold. This is definitely the time to schedule an annual check on your heating system.  Those of you with older units may want to consider replacing your current unit to gain efficiency. Others can do an energy audit to determine the best way forward.…

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