September 16, 2021

Is Ductless Right For Me?   A ductless mini split system can be a cost-effective, scalable way to add cooling or heating to individual rooms in a house or to replace an entire conventional system.  We’ve certainly been getting a lot of questions about it here at Dave’s! With all the options that are available and the rising costs of energy starting to squeeze the life out of your wallet, it can be a daunting task trying to figure out if going ductless is right for you. But if you are looking for an energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and cost-effective way to...

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July 28, 2021

Signs You Need Air Conditioner Repair

  Picture this: You’re lounging in your living room, watching your favorite television show on a hot summer’s day. As you reach the middle of the program, you notice that your once comfortable oasis has turned into a sauna without rhyme or reason.  Sadly, there’s a chance that your central air conditioner could need repair — but what could be causing the problem in the first place? The Frederick HVAC experts at Dave’s Heating & Cooling explain. Here Are 3 Signs a Central Air Conditioner Needs Repair   Sign 1: Experiencing Low Airflow Do you feel as if your air...

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July 5, 2021

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Your A/C Unit?

As a homeowner, one expense that you can expect to continue to pay on a monthly basis is homeowner’s insurance, but the big question is does homeowners insurance cover A/C units? Homeowners insurance covers your dwelling and personal property from damage, which is often referred to as insurance perils. Damage to your air-conditioning unit will be covered if it’s the result of a covered peril. A peril is an event that may damage your home or belongings, like theft, fire, or a storm. The type of peril coverage you have depends on the type of homeowners insurance you purchased. Common insurance perils include fire, lightning, theft, ice,...

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July 5, 2021

How to extend the life of your air conditioning unit

Summer is here and with the often intense heat that we experience in Frederick MD also comes the reality that many HVAC units won’t be able to make it through the summer without breaking down. Thankfully, there are ways that any homeowner can extend the lifespan of their HVAC unit including the following: So get your air conditioning unit checked out by a licensed professional as soon as possible. Jackson also recommends you manage expectations when it comes to setting your thermostat. During the summer months, your unit will only be able to cool air to about 20 degrees cooler than...

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June 30, 2021

Elon Musk considering making HVAC units for homes

Elon Musk is so impressed with his cars’ HVAC system that he is thinking of upscaling it to a home system. One thing true Musk fans know is that Tesla does not advertise its products, but the impressiveness of their HVAC has the billionaire seriously thinking about buying advertising space, Inverse reported. “Oh man, home hvac that is super energy efficient, quiet & purifies the air would be great. We developed it for the car, but it can be scaled up for home use,” Musk tweeted. “Most people have no idea just how good the Tesla air purification system is. Literally 10X better than any...

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June 28, 2021

How IoT is improving HVAC efficiency

From smart homes to smart factories, the Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to transform almost every aspect of modern life. One interesting application that’s become more popular over the past few years has been the use of IoT devices to improve HVAC efficiency. Hardware like intelligent thermostats, smart vents and filter sensors are helping homeowners and building managers make HVAC systems more efficient, reducing costs and improving building comfort. Smart Thermostats and Intelligent HVAC Management HVAC systems account for about 40% of building energy consumption in commercial buildings. Finding ways to make these systems more efficient can help a...

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June 23, 2021

Why Isn’t My Home Cooling Down?

It’s a hot summer day, and you want to enjoy the sun, but the heat is so unbearable that you can’t appreciate it. When it’s extremely hot outside, we all want to just come home and cool down. But what happens when your home isn’t keeping you comfortable when it’s supposed to? Here Are Some Reasons Your Home Isn’t Cooling Down Properly Incorrect Thermostat Settings If you have an older thermostat, chances are the problem isn’t with your HVAC system but with the settings on your thermostat. Be sure to double-check whether or not the temperature was set too high...

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May 14, 2021

Growing Ventilation Demand Drives HVAC Industry Trends

As the economy begins to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commercial HVAC industry is evolving to meet increased air quality and ventilation requirements from customers. Meanwhile, demand for ventilation solutions will continue to rise in the months ahead. Industry Outlook During Q1, school systems drove demand for HVAC and ventilation equipment. Instead of an expected lull during the first few months of the year, there has been robust activity in the educational sector. This may be caused by school systems moving forward on jobs that had been previously approved but were postponed in 2020 because of...

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May 4, 2021

In Times Of Low Occupancy, Variable Speed HVAC Aids Efficiency

It’s a bit of an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work. Currently, many offices either remain empty or are operating at a fraction of their intended occupancy. Remote work, once thought of as a drag on productivity, has proven so successful that it’s likely here to stay in some capacity irrespective of the pandemic. And, as people slowly return the office, those spaces are experiencing major changes in how they operate. Of course, wearing masks and social distancing are givens, but facility managers and building owners are also investing in new hardware to...

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