There has been much talk about the R-22/Freon Phase Out, so we assembled a list of valuable information you can share with family and friends. What is R-22? The EPA is phasing out Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) refrigerants because they are damaging the ozone layer which is protecting us from harmful sun radiation. They currently focus on…

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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. Any AC unit made after 2010 shouldn’t be using R22 refrigerant, so this blog is only for those of you who have a model…

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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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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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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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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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Like many of life’s problems, heating and cooling emergencies don’t reserve themselves to only business hours. Here at Doug’s we get it and we don’t want you stranded in the sweltering heat of the summer without relief. Our technicians can bring their top-grade service to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with…

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Summer has finally arrived, and temperatures are rising. It’s about time to make sure your AC is in tiptop condition! Before going through the following steps, please turn off the power to make sure safety is ensured at all times. Inspect the Outside Unit Winter can be rough, so make sure the fins of your…

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Myth I: I Only Need to Replace My Filter Every 90 days Reality: Filter maintenance is one of the easiest and most cost effective things you can do to help your system run efficiently and last for years to come. Often, customers will purchase a 90 day filter and leave it in their system assuming…

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Good timing when it comes to financial decisions is often counter-intuitive, like buying Christmas decorations after the holidays are over or buying stocks during a recession. The basic principle is the following: buy when demand is low to get a better price! The same applies to routine maintenance for air conditioners. You probably haven’t even…

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