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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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Clean Furnace – Safe Family

With cold weather and snow storms coming our way this winter, being trapped inside doesn’t sound all that bad. But before you fire up the furnace, make sure your furnace is in the right condition to keep your house warm and your family safe. Any parent knows when you’re snowed-in, your kids are bound to…

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4 Simple Steps to Get your AC Ready for the Summer

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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Good Timing

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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Furnace Maintenance: What Really Matters

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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Is Your Heating and Air Conditioning System Childproof?

Whether you are a parenting rookie or a seasoned veteran, childproofing your home is essential to keeping your baby safe. Common household items can pose a potential threat to your children, your HVAC system is no different. Your HVAC system may seem harmless, but like most household items, your children can turn it into a…

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AC Emergencies

There is no better feeling than walking into your home and feeling cool air during a hot summer day.  Simply have a seat and enjoy the cool air circulating around you. But what happens when your air conditioner stops working? Not only does the heat make you feel uncomfortable; it can also lead to heat…

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24 Hour Emergency Service

In case of an emergency, Doug’s Heating & Air Conditioning is available for you even after office hours. We know that when a furnace or heating system fails in the kind of cold weather we’re currently experiencing it is a true emergency. This is why we have our technicians on call 24 hours and 7…

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