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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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The Inside Scoop on HVAC: Common Myths Debunked

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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Breathe Easy by Improving Your Home’s Air Quality, It’s Easy!

The average person spends almost 90% of their time indoors on any given day and well over half of that time is within their home. Indoor air doesn’t like to circulate on its own and can result in stagnant, allergen filled air that we are constantly breathing. Keeping a high level of air quality within…

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Indoor Odors

Most people know the smell of abandoned leftovers in the fridge. Many have experienced the smell of their kids’ dirty laundry hidden under the bed. But did you know HVAC units can cause or transmit indoor odors as well? HVAC units are supposed to filter the air, adjust its temperature, and create an enjoyable in-house…

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AC Filter Maintenance

AC units don’t only regulate temperatures; they also contribute to your healthy breathing by improving air quality in your home. This only works if the filter is clean and therefore able to do its job! Cleaning or replacing your AC filter on a regular basis will do wonders for the air you breathe. These are…

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Indoor odors – where is that coming from?

We all know the smell of leftovers forgotten in the fridge for a week? Just imagine your entire place would suddenly start to smell funny, yet you are completely certain you’re innocent this time. Common reasons behind smell are humidity, lack of fresh air and chemicals. Many people aren’t even aware of a drop in…

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REME HALO

Doug’s Heating and Air Conditioning is now offering the REME HALO, an air treatment system that helps you maintain your health by reducing odors, air pollutants, chemical odors, dust particles, smoke, mold, bacteria and viruses. The REME HALO is thus a great device for people suffering from allergies and asthma, but also for people simply…

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Importance of Sealed Air Ducts

The body’s vascular system ensures the proper flow of blood through your body. Air ducts have a similar function for your house, as they ensure the proper flow of air. Insufficiently sealed air ducts result in a loss of heated or cooled air and inevitable high energy bills. A leaking duct in the attic can…

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Air Cleaners vs Air Purifiers

Air purifiers are used to destroy contaminants associated with asthma, allergies and respiratory infections. They can eliminate bacteria, viruses, mold, odors and other harmful contaminants. Air cleaners on the other hand, filter particles and contaminants out of your air conditioner. Air cleaners will keep your home clean by removing pollen, pet dander or farm dust.…

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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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