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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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 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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