What are the most common indoor air pollutants?

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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2021 Home Improvements

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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How to Prevent Negative Impacts of Dry Winter Air on Your Family and Home

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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Negative Impacts of Dry Winter Air on Your Family and Home

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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Reducing Airborne Contaminants and Particles

Protecting your home and business from airborne contaminants and particles has never been more relevant. The increased demand for air purifiers and air cleaners is certainly a positive development, but we recommend going through a quick air audit first. This audit consists of our team reviewing your furnace and air conditioning to get a better…

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Air Scrubbers – Protecting your Home from Germs and Bacteria

Installing an Air Scrubber is a quick and effective way to keep out germs and bacteria. Here are some of the immediate benefits: Air Scrubbers protect vulnerable populations with allergies or weak immune systems. They help reduce dust and irritants to prevent sneezing or runny noses. This again limits any sickness from spreading within your…

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Timely Furnace Maintenance Matters

The furnace season is upon us, so let’s focus on making sure you won’t be surprised by any of the following problems: Duct work might be loose and cause leaks. The motor might need lubrication. The air filter might need to be replaced. The condensate drain might be blocked. The wiring or the blower belt…

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The Inside Scoop on HVAC: Common Myths Debunked

Myth I: I Only Need to Replace My Filter Every 90 days Reality: Filter maintenance is one of the easiest and most cost effective things you can do to help your system run efficiently and last for years to come. Often, customers will purchase a 90 day filter and leave it in their system assuming…

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Breathe Easy by Improving Your Home’s Air Quality, It’s Easy!

The average person spends almost 90% of their time indoors on any given day and well over half of that time is within their home. Indoor air doesn’t like to circulate on its own and can result in stagnant, allergen filled air that we are constantly breathing. Keeping a high level of air quality within…

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Indoor Odors

Most people know the smell of abandoned leftovers in the fridge. Many have experienced the smell of their kids’ dirty laundry hidden under the bed. But did you know HVAC units can cause or transmit indoor odors as well? HVAC units are supposed to filter the air, adjust its temperature, and create an enjoyable in-house…

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