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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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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May 10, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

Many people underestimate the importance of changing the air filters in their home regularly. For most, it’s out of sight, out of mind, even though changing them is really important. Air filters work with your HVAC system to purify the air circulating through your home. When you tell your thermostat that you want to change the temperature in your home, your HVAC system sucks air from a room, then runs it over coils to heat it or cool it. The air is then blown back out into rooms throughout your home. Air filters are positioned at the point where the...

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April 25, 2019

When to Install an HVAC System

Thankfully, getting a new HVAC system installed isn’t something that has to be done on an annual basis. But it is necessary from time to time. When the system is old and no longer working as it should to keep your house a comfortable temperature, you’ll want to be sure to have it replaced promptly. You don’t want to wait until the hottest day of the year to schedule an installation. Consider these factors, and it will become clear when the best time to plan the installation of your new system.   Scheduling When scheduling a new installation, it’s best...

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April 15, 2019

Dispelling Ductless Technology Myths

Ductless mini split systems are becoming more popular all over the country. More and more people are turning to ductless systems to solve their indoor comfort needs, but there are still quite a few myths surrounding this technology. While the original units of the ’70s may live up to the myths that still linger, the technology of today has far surpassed the days of old. We want to help dispel these myths and give ductless systems the credit they deserve. Myth #1 – Lack of power While some people believe that the ductless mini split system is not powerful enough...

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March 14, 2019

Tips for Furnace Efficiency

By keeping your furnace operating efficiently, you’ll not only save money on your home’s energy bill but also help make the furnace last longer. Furnace efficiency helps keep your home comfortable while operating at peak performance. Here are five easy tips to increase your furnace efficiency: 1. Keep Furnace Vents and Registers Clear of Debris Debris that has gathered around the outside vents, like brush or leaves, along with the interior vents being blocked by furniture or boxes, can prevent the furnace from operating efficiently. Keep vents clear of anything that would block the free flow of air from the...

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