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Our Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles can be summed up with three words: exceptional customer service. Even back in 2001, Doug’s Heating & Air Conditioning recognized the need for contractors whose main concern is to make you satisfied and happy. Have a look at one of our very first commercials. Now fast forward to 2020. We are still…

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Doug’s Best of 2019

In early 2019, we asked ourselves how we can improve our customer service. The answer was simple: we need to upgrade our website; our digital storefront. It now allows you to easily access information, request quotes and contact with our team members. We hope you like it as much as we do! We decided to…

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It’s cold! Time to shut off unused heating vents?

Here’s something we all agree on:  Closing or blocking heating vents in unused rooms saves energy, because you’re not wasting it on a room that you’re not occupying, and the air gets redirected to the rest of the house, which makes it easier to heat your house and lowers your bill.  Except for one thing: …

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Propane Tanks *oink oink*

Propane tanks are often called “pigs” because of the shape of the tank and its short legs.  Some people make this point abundantly clear as you can see from these photos… Now, a lot of people think of pigs as cute and if you think so (or if you think Miss Piggy is cute), you…

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What do you need to know about the Freon Phase out?

If you are using an AC unit made prior to 2010, then you are likely using a R22 refrigerant (a.k.a. freon), which will be discontinued by 2020 per the EPA’s ruling https://www.epa.gov/ods-phaseout. Any AC unit made after 2010 shouldn’t be using R22 refrigerant, so this blog is only for those of you who have a…

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In an Emergency, Doug’s is There!

Emergencies have a tendency to happen at the worst time, especially when it’s very hot or very cold out and never during regular business hours. This is why Doug’s Heating and Air Conditioning is proud to offer our 24-Hour Emergency service. We have a special line setup for HVAC emergency situations in order to reach…

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4 Simple Ways to Maximize Your AC Unit’s Efficiency

It’s getting hot out there! Most of use have already reached for the thermostat to try and stave off the heat and humidity, but the idea of expensive energy bills doesn’t look too attractive. Poor air flow caused by dirty condensers and old filters can make your AC Unit (and wallet) work harder. Keep Those…

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Consider These Five Things Before Investing in Geothermal

Whether you’re looking to go green or trying to save on your energy bills, many people are looking for alternatives to control the temperature in their home. Geothermal is one such option that leverages an abundant supply of renewable energy and growing technological support in its favor. However, the initial cost can be quite high…

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4 Reasons to Switch to Mini-Splits

With air conditioning season almost here, many of us are going to be looking for ways to cut energy costs, go green, but more importantly: keep those hot spots nice and cool. While you can always stand in front of your freezer with the door open to stay cool, there is a better way! Mini…

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What are HVAC Service Agreements and Do I Need One?

A lot of people are curious about what Service Agreements or Annual Maintenance Agreements are. Many HVAC companies, including us, offer these agreements as an easy way to keep your system up and running, but what exactly are they? The usual adage is “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” right? While this may be…

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