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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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Electrical Safety Tips for Children

May is Electrical safety month and here is a friendly reminder. Electricity is a necessity and readily available convenience in and around almost any house.  And while it is also a safe option, it is important that you understand and follow safe practices to ensure that you and especially your children continue to enjoy the…

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Heating Vent Safety Tips

Even thought things seem to be warming up, winter seems to be lingering in the Midwest these days. We still rely on our heating devices to keep our homes warm and cozy. However, it is extremely important we follow safety measures in order to ensure we have a warm, safe house. Some of these Tips…

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Keeping the Light On

Often times with an older heater or furnace, the pilot light can become a real hassle to keep on.  The pilot light is a small gas flame made up of natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas which is used as the ignition source for a bigger, more powerful gas burner such as a furnace.  The…

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Can Resetting Thermostat Save You Money?

By resetting the thermostat in a household while you are away from your house or asleep, you can really save some money by the end of the season. Just by simply reducing your thermostat 10 to 15 degrees while you sleep or when you are away from your house during the winter can save you…

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Change your filter, save money!

Changing your filter is probably one of the easiest things you can do to maximize the life span of your furnace. By replacing your furnace air filter monthly, it doesn’t have to work as hard. When the furnace filter is dirty, it uses way more energy, thus you’ll see a spike in your energy bill.…

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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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