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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 heating options often carry a larger risk of fire or other hazards.  So, it is…

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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 the “heating load” of your house. This is the amount of energy required for your…

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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 your programmable thermostat as high as you can consider comfortable this summer, as well as…

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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 consumed to produce it.  The coefficient of performance is multiplied by 100 to determine the…

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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 indoor air quality, Doug’s has several options for you. Homeowners financing options in the Quad…

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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 and furnaces. You don’t even need the traditional air ducts to run a mini split…

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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 lot less energy to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures. This means less energy is needed to…

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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 at anytime. You can do all of that through a free app download. All you…

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