Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

Energy-Savings Tips for the Fall and Winter Time

Winter is approaching and turning on the heat is slowly becoming a daily routine. We at Doug’s Heating & Air Conditioning have already talked about the importance of Furnace Maintenance in our October blog, so now let’s focus on how … Continue reading

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Does energy efficiency matter?

Yes, it does! Energy efficiency not only makes sure your utility bills remain as low as possible, it also has far reaching implications for the environment and the future of our kids. Energy efficiency starts with the production of energy. … Continue reading

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Is my Utility Bill too High?

This is actually a tricky question, because you can only answer it if you know what is normal or average. The first step is to look at past bills over the years and note any changes. Did the bill increase … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Rebate Change

Replacing an old heating or cooling system with a newer energy efficient one will save you money in the long-run. Even better, MidAmerican Energy has been actively encouraging these upgrades by offering Iowa and Illinois residents’ rebates on their utility … Continue reading

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Air Conditioning Thermostat Tips

There are many ways to reduce your energy bill, but one of the easiest and quickest ways is to optimize your air conditioning thermostat habit. It may be comfortable to leave your thermostat setting at 70 degrees all day – … Continue reading

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Are you energy efficient?

We often talk about energy efficiency, but do we actually understand what it means? Here is a basic definition: “Using less energy to provide the same service”. There are some simple steps you can follow to get the same service … Continue reading

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Ways to Naturally Cool

We have already talked about a few ways to reduce your energy bill; however, you can also save money by naturally cooling your home during the summer: Grow Boston ivy around your house and plant large trees to the south … Continue reading

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Top Tips on Reducing your Energy Bill

Think about your latest energy bill. If your hair is starting to rise, you might consider a strategy to permanently reduce it. This isn’t even a challenging task anymore. For starters, focus on heating and cooling.  This item makes up … Continue reading

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What are Alternative Heating Options and How to be Safe?

There are alternative heating options available which can help combat rising energy costs.  These options include geothermal heaters, wood and pellet heaters, solar heating, and much more which efficiently heat space while using less energy than traditional systems.  However, alternative … Continue reading

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Should I upgrade my furnace?

With the continuing flux in gas prices; many are thinking of upgrading their furnace before the new winter arrives. If you are weighing this decision; be sure to consider these three factors: furnace efficiency, the current cost of fuel, and … Continue reading

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