Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

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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Making Your Home Energy-efficient

With the very changing prices of our energy resources, everyone wants to know how they can save money on their bill. Here are just a few of many tips to help keep your home more energy efficient: – Try setting … Continue reading

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Propane vs. Geothermal

Most propane furnaces have efficiency ratings around 90 to 95 percent.  The remaining 10 percent escapes through the flue during combustion.  Geothermal heat pumps are often measured using a coefficient of performance – a ratio of heat produced to energy … Continue reading

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How to make great investments through Doug’s and GE Capital’s financing options

Homeowners in Moline, Rock Island, Davenport, and Bettendorf can tailor their financing through Doug’s flexible options in order to fulfill their needs. Energy efficient heating and cooling is a great investment and whether you need heating, air conditioning or just … Continue reading

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Benefits of a ductless mini split heating and air conditioning unit

Ductless mini split systems are the latest breakthrough in heating and air conditioning. They provide quiet, efficient heating and cooling to any space through modern heat pump technology. A mini split system has a smaller footprint than standard central air … Continue reading

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Geothermal Units vs Propane Tanks

Geothermal units are the perfect replacement for propane tanks. Ground source heat pumps are able to provide heating, cooling and hot water, while cutting energy use by up to 80%. Because a GHP system is so efficient, it uses a … Continue reading

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Don’t miss these tips for saving energy and money while staying safe during heating season!

Call Doug’s every year for your annual carbon monoxide check and furnace tune-up. Your home may show signs of a carbon monoxide leak. A faulty furnace could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. The servicemen at Doug’s know what to check … Continue reading

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Ever leave for vacation and forget to set your thermostat?

Everyone hates not knowing if they forgot to turn something off when they go on vacation. Luckily, Doug’s carries remote control Honeywell Thermostats! The remote control Honeywell Thermostat allows you to control your heating and cooling systems from anywhere and … Continue reading

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They call Propane Tanks PIGS for a reason. Find out how we can take the squeal out of your heating bill.

Geothermal units are the perfect replacement for propane tanks. Ground source heat pumps are able to provide heating, cooling and hot water, while cutting energy use by up to 80%.  Not only does it cost less, but you also qualify … Continue reading

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