The answer depends on several factors, and our team will be more than happy to provide customized estimates for your individual situation. Generally speaking, the average life span of an AC unit is 20 years if maintained properly. We recommend scheduling a precision tune-up, professional cleaning and safety inspection once a year. Regular maintenance will…

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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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Mini Splits are part of the ductless family of systems. They provide a variety of benefits ranging from home security to energy efficiency. Here are some highlights. 1. Convenience Mini Split systems do not require any ductwork. They can be installed relatively quickly. You can start with one and add others in different rooms later.…

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There has been much talk about the R-22/Freon Phase Out, so we assembled a list of valuable information you can share with family and friends. What is R-22? The EPA is phasing out Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) refrigerants because they are damaging the ozone layer which is protecting us from harmful sun radiation. They currently focus on…

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If you are using an AC unit made prior to 2010, then you are likely using a R22 refrigerant (a.k.a. freon), which will be discontinued by 2020 per the EPA’s ruling. Any AC unit made after 2010 shouldn’t be using R22 refrigerant, so this blog is only for those of you who have a model…

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Emergencies have a tendency to happen at the worst time, especially when it’s very hot or very cold out and never during regular business hours. This is why Doug’s Heating and Air Conditioning is proud to offer our 24-Hour Emergency service. We have a special line setup for HVAC emergency situations in order to reach…

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It’s getting hot out there! Most of use have already reached for the thermostat to try and stave off the heat and humidity, but the idea of expensive energy bills doesn’t look too attractive. Poor air flow caused by dirty condensers and old filters can make your AC Unit (and wallet) work harder. Keep Those…

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With air conditioning season almost here, many of us are going to be looking for ways to cut energy costs, go green, but more importantly: keep those hot spots nice and cool. While you can always stand in front of your freezer with the door open to stay cool, there is a better way! Mini…

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