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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 – who doesn’t want to come home to a cool house? But nobody wants to pay…

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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 without wasting excess energy. Firstly, with warmer days approaching, people start awakening their ACs from…

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Geothermal Energy Systems

Look who visited us at one of our sites today: our congresswoman Cheri Bustos! Congresswoman Bustos was eager to hear what Chris Cacari from Doug’s Heating & Air Conditioning had to say about the advantages of Doug’s Geothermal Energy Systems. Geothermal systems use small amounts of electricity to transfer heat to and from the ground…

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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 of your house to reduce sun exposure Catch a breeze through an open downstairs window…

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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 the largest portion of an average energy bill (approx. 46%). Heating: Inspect your heating system…

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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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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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