September 24, 2021

How to Prepare Your Heater for Fall

Ways to Prepare Your Heater for Autumn Those blistering summer days are coming to an end here in Maryland — which means it’s time to start preparing your home for the cooler months ahead. To ensure that your furnace is ready to tackle the cold with the utmost ease and efficiency, the Frederick County heating professionals at Dave’s Cooling & Heating share some tips on how to prepare the “heart” of your home for fall. Replace the Filter If you can recall, when was the last time you replaced your furnace filter? Over the course of a year, the system’s...

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January 14, 2021

Reasons Why Your Heating Bill Is Too High This Winter

One common problem that many people have to deal with during the winter months is opening up their mail to find a high heating bill. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of things that you can do to lower your heating bill during the winter months, including the following: Invest In A Programmable Thermostat – Purchasing a programmable ‘smart’ thermostat is one of the first things you can do to lower your heating bill during the winter. A programmable thermostat is going to remember the ‘ideal’ temperature for your home during the winter months. This will eliminate people in your...

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December 16, 2020

The Benefits of Investing in a New Heating System

  If you have had your heating system for a long time now, you may notice a few warning signs that it’s on its way out. With winter rolling in and nights getting colder, being comfortable in your own home is an essential seasonal task.   So if you believe it’s time to give your heating system a new and much needed upgrade, here’s when to consider investing in a brand new heating system to get you through the reason of the year:  Warning Signs A few signs that your old system is probably on its way out is if:  You...

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March 21, 2020

Why Is My Heat Pump Not Working?

In Maryland, March used to be a pretty predictable month. We typically could anticipate one last snowstorm, especially if Spring wasn’t coming early.  Toward the end of the month, the weather would warm up as Spring came. I think we can all agree that that’s no longer the case in Maryland. This month alone, we’ve experienced thunderstorms, hail, beautiful spring days and frosty nights. Who knows what the rest of the month will bring – whether it be frigid temps or the beautiful Spring days that many of us love so much. If we get more cold temperatures, you may...

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November 18, 2019

Tips For Keeping Your Home Comfortable During The Winter

If you’ve lived in Frederick County Maryland for any length of time there’s no doubt that winter is on its way because we have cooler temperatures during the day and cold temperatures at night. That’s why in this article, we will provide you with several tips you can use for keeping your home comfortable during the winter Find An Ideal Temperature To Keep Your Home Comfortable This Winter Most HVAC system manufacturers recommend that homeowners keep the thermostats in their homes set between 68-70 degrees. This is considered to be a comfortable temperature that anyone can easily tolerate in a...

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October 23, 2019

Reasons Why Most Home Heating Bills Are Too High During The Winter

Besides spending time with family this winter, having family dinners, opening presents, or attending holiday events, many Frederick Maryland residents will experience the shock of having a higher than the normal home heating bill. Sadly, most people will pay their electric bills without giving them a second thought but the reality is that there are several reasons why most home heating bills are higher than normal during the winter. Reason #1 – Old Thermostat One of the first reasons why most home heating bills are higher than normal during the winter months is because of old thermostats. If the thermostat...

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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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October 7, 2019

5 Telltale Signs Your Heating System Isn’t Working Correctly

Winter is right around the corner so it’s important that you take the time to make sure that your heating system is working properly. You don’t want to make up on the first frosty morning freezing because your system isn’t working. Here are some telltale signs that it’s not working: No Heat. You guessed it – the number one sign your heating system isn’t working is no heat. We know that you don’t need to know rocket science to figure that out however, in the moment, it doesn’t dawn on many people that the heat pump is not working. They...

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October 1, 2019

Pros and Cons of Different Heating Systems

Consistently cool temperatures are right around the corner. Have you been thinking about getting a new heating system but aren’t sure which is the best? If so, we’d like to share some of the pros and cons of the different heating systems.  Natural Gas Pros – This is the most cost-effective type of heat that you can have and it warms the house well. It also burns cleaner than other fossil fuels releasing about 30% less carbon dioxide than oil into the environment. Lastly, there is also an abundant supply of natural gas. Cons –  It doesn’t have the warmest...

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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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