Heating your home efficiently can be tricky which is why we addressed four heating myths back in February. Now it is time to address myths #5 through #8!   Myth #5: Space Heaters Are an Effective Alternative to Your Furnace Solely relying on space heaters can become costly during the wintertime, because they are less…

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Your loved ones are most likely to suffer from the consequences of dry air in semi-arid climates and during the cold of winter when the furnace’s heat eradicates most of the humidity. The latter, especially impacts most Quad Cities Area households. Dry air may… Cause sore throats and dry skin which may be confused with…

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Even though we all heat our homes during the winter, there is still a fair amount of misleading information about how to keep your family cozy in the most efficient way. Let’s bust a couple of these heating myths! Myth #1: Floors and walls are always cold during the winter This may be true in…

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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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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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Myth 1: Reduce monthly heating costs by closing unused room vents. For homes with forced air heating systems, the system balances the air pressure to properly heat your home. Closing vents actually throws this system off and forces your furnace to achieve the same results from adjoining rooms which might make it work even harder.…

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The furnace season is upon us, so let’s focus on making sure you won’t be surprised by any of the following problems: Duct work might be loose and cause leaks. The motor might need lubrication. The air filter might need to be replaced. The condensate drain might be blocked. The wiring or the blower belt…

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Although they have become every-day items, air-conditioning and heating were once considered luxuries. Let’s explore their fascinating history! The History of Air-conditioning Long ago, the ancient Egyptians understood the evaporating process and hung wet clothes on the doorways to cool the breeze blowing by them. The ancient Chinese invented a hand-cranked rotary fan. In the…

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MidAmerican rebates will decrease significantly in 2018, so don’t procrastinate and take advantage of an extra $400 rebate on York Furnaces until the end of the year. Upgrading to a quality built York unit in 2017 will not only provide a rebate, it will also save you money in the long term by increasing energy…

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Taking care of your furnace is an important part of having a safe and comfortable home, especially during the upcoming colder months. While it’s best to have professionals inspect or make adjustments to your furnace, there are a few things homeowners can do themselves! Safety Tip: Before inspecting or cleaning the furnace, make sure the…

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