November 13, 2019

Your 2019 Holiday Wish List

Can you believe that there’s only a little over 3 weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas? That means you better hurry and get all of your holiday shopping done! Have you given your loved ones your holiday wish list yet? Even if you have, we have a few items you may want to make sure are on that wish list! Inverter – If your unit doesn’t have an inverter, it’s lacking the most up-to-date technology, which is really important. Therefore, it cycles on and off not controlling the amount of energy it uses. When you have an inverter, you’ll find that...

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November 1, 2019

5 Reasons to be Thankful for Dave’s Cooling and Heating

As a homeowner, you know that things come up that you just can’t avoid. The dishwasher may spring a leak, the washer or dryer may just stop working or your hot water heater may stop working. No matter what it is, it always happens at the worst times and it doesn’t cost just a few dollars to fix. On top of that, you have those things that are inevitable, depending on how old your house is. You know, like the new roof and gutters that you need, the deck that needs to be rebuilt or your HVAC system that desperately...

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September 28, 2019

How Halloween Decorations Can Impact Your HVAC System

When the fall temperatures finally arrive (and stay) in Maryland, they’ll be followed quickly by all of the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween. Halloween is a time for tons of delicious candy, some amazing costumes, and some even more amazing and cool decorations. It tends to be the first holiday of the season that starts the decorating frenzy, especially for those who go all out. Did you know that over 70% of Americans participate in Halloween each year, according to statista.com? Chances are high that you are so when you’re planning on how you’re going to decorate for Halloween,...

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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 28, 2019

Why You Need to Understand Load Calculation

The hot temperatures are coming to an end and the nights are getting chillier so you decided to turn on the heat one night to take the chill off. To your surprise, your heat doesn’t work and is only blowing out cold air. The next day, you give us a call at Dave’s Cooling and Heating and we come out to take a look at your system. Unfortunately, your home and HVAC unit are older and your system is beyond repair so we suggest getting a new one.  A good HVAC installer will know that regardless of what size unit...

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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 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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