October 15, 2019

3 HVAC Horrors to Scare You

October is always a fun time of year as it is the official beginning of the holiday season. Once Halloween is over, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years will be right around the corner. With the holiday season creating lots of opportunities to entertain, be sure that these HVAC horrors don’t jeopardize your home comfort. No oil in your furnace or boiler – Last winter did you let your furnace or boiler run out of oil? If you allowed it to go bone dry, you could be facing a $400-500 maintenance call. When the oil runs out, there is sludge in...

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September 13, 2019

3 Tips for Getting Your HVAC System Ready for Fall

Fall is officially just 10 days away and with the cooler temperatures in Frederick County it’s possible that many people will be using their air conditioners during the day and heaters at night. This is why it’s important that everyone gets their HVAC system ready for fall by following these tips. Tip #1 – Check Your HVAC Air Filters When was the last time that you checked the air filters for your furnace and air conditioner? If it’s been more than 90 days you should check those filters because dirty filters can cause problems for your HVAV system. What problems...

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September 5, 2019

Condition Your Cave!

Football season is finally here! For us in Maryland, that means cooler temps, less humidity and a reason to stay in our man caves! Whether your man cave is the room over the garage, a room in the basement or the extra room that no one likes to be in because it’s way too cold in the winter and way too hot in the summer, you’ve scored! You have a dedicated place for all of the things your wife won’t let you display in the house and a place for you to have fun with the guys or even pout...

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August 26, 2019

Now Dave’s Cooling & Heating

You’ve seen that our name has changed but you may be asking yourself why! Thirteen years ago, Dave and Diana Scurto started a company based on their experience and expertise. The company was founded on basic principles of a quality, streamlined, customer-service company, providing complete satisfaction through technical competence. At the time, they called the company Dave’s Mechanical Services, which you formerly knew it as. It made sense at the time considering the term mechanical services is technically used for any building service that uses machines such as plumbing, elevators, escalators and heating and air conditioning systems. As the business...

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July 23, 2019

What Is the Dave’s Difference?

What is the Dave’s Difference? Are you searching for a Frederick County HVAC repair company? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s talk about the Dave’s Difference. At Dave’s Cooling & Heating we specialize in air conditioner and heating system maintenance and installation. Unlike other companies in the Frederick County area that claim to have backlogged schedules, we will set an appointment with you and show up to take care of your air conditioning needs. Our trained employees are the best in the industry for repairing and replacing air conditioners and heating systems so you can count on...

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July 11, 2019

Your HVAC Compressor Technology Matters

If you’re in the market for a new HVAC unit, it’s important for you to know that the technology in these units has advanced over the years. You can now choose between a single-stage, two-stage or inverter, also known as a variable speed compressor. Since an inverter is the latest technology being used for achieving optimal efficiency and comfort in homes, we’d like to explain to you how they work in comparison to the more traditional HVAC compressor Before we begin, let’s start with a little bit of history: The first modern air conditioner was created in 1902 by Willis...

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July 5, 2019

Replace Your HVAC Now or Later?

Should You Replace Your HVAC Now Instead of Later? Summer is officially here and if you’re like most people you may be using your air conditioner regularly to keep your home or office cool.  If your HVAC is older, or not running properly, you have been asking yourself recently if you should replace it or spend the money to keep it running. In this article we will answer this question just so you will have peace of mind in knowing when it’s time for you to replace your HVAC. How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your HVAC The...

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June 27, 2019

Storms and Your HVAC Equipment

After Severe Storms, Take Precautions Before Starting Heating and Cooling (HVAC) Equipment After severe storms like the ones that have recently ripped through the Frederick area, homeowners need to take several precautions before attempting to salvage or restart heating and cooling (HVAC) equipment. “It’s important to remember not to immediately restart heating and cooling equipment after a severe storm because it can be dangerous and could cause further damage,” said David Scurto, Owner of Dave’s Cooling & Heating in Frederick. “The equipment may be severely damaged; its wiring may be damaged or it may have debris lodged in it.  These...

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June 25, 2019

5 Ways to Save Energy This Summer

The sweltering heat of summer is fast approaching, as are high energy bills. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average resident will pay around $425 in energy costs this summer. Summer is a notorious time for wasting more energy than usual. Our tips and tricks will help keep your house cool and your budget on track. 1. Keep the cool air inside There are many things you can do in and around your home to keep your comfy, cooled air indoors. One of the simplest principles of thermodynamics is that hot air seeks cold air and equilibrium. If...

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June 13, 2019

You Can’t Control Summer Temperatures, But You Can Control Your Energy Costs

With temperatures rising and energy costs soaring, there are a variety of steps you can take to cut the expenses of cooling your home. “Cooling and heating equipment use more energy than any other appliance. This inevitably shows up every month on the energy bill, but it’s important to remember that energy costs can be controlled,” said David Scurto, Owner of Dave’s Cooling & Heating. Annual Maintenance One step to control energy costs is to schedule annual maintenance checks to make sure your unit is running efficiently. Most cooling systems require very little owner maintenance. However, operating dirty cooling equipment...

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