How long does an Air Conditioning unit last?

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 (Opportunities and Limitations)

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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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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Get to Know the Team: Ben Bocox

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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What are HVAC Service Agreements and Do I Need One?

A lot of people are curious about what Service Agreements or Annual Maintenance Agreements are. Many HVAC companies, including us, offer these agreements as an easy way to keep your system up and running, but what exactly are they? The usual adage is “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” right? While this may be…

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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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4 Simple Steps to Get your AC Ready for the Summer

Summer has finally arrived, and temperatures are rising. It’s about time to make sure your AC is in tiptop condition! Before going through the following steps, please turn off the power to make sure safety is ensured at all times. Inspect the Outside Unit Winter can be rough, so make sure the fins of your…

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Good Timing

Good timing when it comes to financial decisions is often counter-intuitive, like buying Christmas decorations after the holidays are over or buying stocks during a recession. The basic principle is the following: buy when demand is low to get a better price! The same applies to routine maintenance for air conditioners. You probably haven’t even…

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Furnace Maintenance: What Really Matters

Taking care of your furnace is an important part of having a safe and comfortable home, especially during the upcoming colder months. While it’s best to have professionals inspect or make adjustments to your furnace, there are a few things homeowners can do themselves! Safety Tip: Before inspecting or cleaning the furnace, make sure the…

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AC Filter Maintenance

AC units don’t only regulate temperatures; they also contribute to your healthy breathing by improving air quality in your home. This only works if the filter is clean and therefore able to do its job! Cleaning or replacing your AC filter on a regular basis will do wonders for the air you breathe. These are…

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