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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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3 Powerful Benefits of Emergency Generators

In the Midwest, we are no strangers to constantly changing and severe weather. Powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes are quite common and bring flash-floods, debris, and power outages in their wake. What can be an annoying night in the dark for some can be a catastrophic power failure for others which is why an emergency power…

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5 Heating Myths Every Home Owner Should Know

Myth 1: Reduce monthly heating costs by closing unused room vents. For homes with forced air heating systems, the system balances the air pressure to properly heat your home. Closing vents actually throws this system off and forces your furnace to achieve the same results from adjoining rooms which might make it work even harder.…

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History of Doug’s & New Website

We’ve been providing the Quad Cities commercial and residential HVAC services in both Iowa and Illinois for over 60 years. In the 1950’s, our founder, Doug Smith, established his aptly named Moline heating and cooling business, Doug’s Heating & Air Conditioning. Doug led a successful business and upon his retirement over 30 years later, he…

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Clean Furnace – Safe Family

With cold weather and snow storms coming our way this winter, being trapped inside doesn’t sound all that bad. But before you fire up the furnace, make sure your furnace is in the right condition to keep your house warm and your family safe. Any parent knows when you’re snowed-in, your kids are bound to…

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Kilo-What?

Many of us have lived in the Midwest for all of our lives. However, even if you’re new to the area, you’ve probably already realized how quickly the weather and temperature can fluctuate. Shifting weather, especially in the colder months can mean snow storms, frozen powerlines and, inevitably, power outages. According to the U.S. Energy…

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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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Insulation: Out With The Old, In With The New

If you have a high energy bill or have a problem controlling your home’s temperature there’s a good chance it’s time to replace your insulation. Insulation has many benefits for your home. First, insulation regulates your home’s temperature. Having the right type of insulation and installing it properly will ensure your house stays cooler in…

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Does Geothermal make sense for your home?

There is no doubt that installing a geothermal heat pump is an environmentally friendly method to heat and cool your home, including water. Instead of relying on oil, geothermal generates warm or cold air in your home through pipes buried in the ground. This process operates in a slightly different way than your standard HVAC system.…

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Crisis Averted: 24 hour Emergency Service from Doug’s

Like many of life’s problems, heating and cooling emergencies don’t reserve themselves to only business hours. Here at Doug’s we get it and we don’t want you stranded in the sweltering heat of the summer without relief. Our technicians can bring their top-grade service to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with…

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