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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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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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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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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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History of Air Conditioning and Heating

Although they have become every-day items, air-conditioning and heating were once considered luxuries. Let’s explore their fascinating history! The History of Air-conditioning Long ago, the ancient Egyptians understood the evaporating process and hung wet clothes on the doorways to cool the breeze blowing by them. The ancient Chinese invented a hand-cranked rotary fan. In 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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AC Malfunctions

Did you know that homeowners in the US spend $11 billion powering their AC annually? Preventing malfunctions doesn’t only keep your head cool; it also prevents unnecessarily high energy bills. The following tips can help you identify common malfunctions. Compressor and fan controls can wear out due to corrosion of wire and terminals. Electrical connections…

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Three mistakes AC owners make

The temperatures are rising and you will soon need your air conditioner. Now is the time to make sure it functions correctly. We have compiled three common mistakes home owners make when maintaining their air conditioning systems, and tips on how to avoid them. The key in maintaining your air conditioning system is to replace…

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The History of Air Conditioning

In today’s America, air conditioning is often taken for granted. In fact, according to the Energy Information Administration, 100 million American homes have air conditioners, adding up to 87% of all American households. However, it has not always been like that, and it took almost two centuries and numerous smart brains to invent today’s beloved…

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Air Conditioner Tips and Myths

Although air conditioners do contribute significantly to our well-being during the hot summer days, many people don’t know how to use them properly. Misleading myths are one of the reasons for this. We took it upon ourselves to debunk three of them.   Myth 1: Setting the temperature significantly lower than you really want it…

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