March 21, 2018

The Benefits of Regular Heat Pump Service

Being on the east coast, we are fortunate to experience all four seasons. That also means we rely heavily on our heat pump system and this is why regular Heat Pump Service is so important! Heat Pump Service saves on repairs Just like the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”, most problems start off small and may even be unnoticeable to the untrained eye. Having a maintenance program in place not only catches these issues early but allows you to make repairs before they become emergencies. A heat pump system that is regularly serviced...

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March 16, 2018

Furnace vs. Boiler – What’s The Difference?

As an HVAC company, we get several calls a day from people who need their heating system repaired. One of the most questions is what’s the difference between a Furnace vs. Boiler? That’s the million dollar question that so many can’t seem to keep straight.  We thought we’d help you differentiate the two so that next time you call for a repair, you know exactly what you’re talking about! Are you ready for the big shocker? A furnace heats air and a boiler heats water!  Simple, huh? Not quite! Let’s dive a little deeper into the differences between a furnace...

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March 8, 2018

Dave’s Cooling & Heating is a Mitsubishi Ductless Company

Do you have a room that’s hard to heat in the winter? Are you planning to add an addition to your home? Or perhaps you are building new? A ductless system can fix a multitude of heating and cooling issues in the home so let’s talk about the benefits of working with a Mitsubishi Ductless company. What is ductless? A ductless system works like a regular HVAC system just without the ducts.  In a ducted system, the indoor unit is often in the attic or in a closet and the ducts carry the air through the indoor system where it...

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March 1, 2018

Things to Consider for Your Furnace Installation

When you have a furnace installed, be aware of these things. We’ll start from the beginning of the installation process and walk you through to completion highlighting each item to consider. Initial Contractor Contact The person coming to your door should be in a visibly labeled vehicle, have a business card or company identification ready and available. Your technician should be able to show their license and certifications. Angie’s List gives us a list of what to expect when talking certifications. The Better Business Bureau is a helpful website to visit when looking for customer reviews and the peace of mind of using an...

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January 31, 2018

HVAC Return on Investment

It’s no secret that replacing your HVAC unit is a big purchase for your home. Wouldn’t it be nice to get a return on that investment and recoup some of the cost? Well, you can! Here’s how… Energy Efficiency The best way to judge the energy efficiency of your new unit is by looking at the SEER rating. You’re probably wondering what exactly that is.  SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and is a metric used to measure how much cooling a system puts out for each unit of energy it consumes. The higher the SEER rating, the more...

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January 20, 2018

Why A Humidifier Is Essential During the Winter Season

During the winter, most of us are familiar with dry hands and chapped lips from the dry, cold air. While we often experience these unpleasant side effects from being outside, many people experience them from the dry air in their home as well. The winter months bring cold, dry air that causes a lack of relative humidity in your home. A lack of relative humidity can cause a myriad of issues for anyone occupying your home. That’s why a whole-house humidifier is a winter must-have. With a humidifier, you can: Reduce Airborne Viruses With today’s world of viruses and disease,...

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January 19, 2018

Featured System: Lennox Heating and Cooling Systems

Lennox is a home comfort product manufacturer that was incorporated in 1948 and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau since 1998. They have an extensive line of products for residential and commercial consumers and are known to have some of the quietest and most efficient air conditioners, heat pumps and furnaces you can buy. For residential consumers, they have helped to take the guesswork out of the decision making by offering a product selector on their website for those needing heating, cooling or entire system solutions for their home. In three (3) short steps, you’ll have their...

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January 18, 2018

The Benefits of Radiant Systems

When the winter months are upon us, heat is a non-negotiable expense as we want to do everything we can to keep our homes comfortable and warm. There are several different heating systems a home-owner or landlord can have like forced-air ducts, steam radiators, and baseboard heat to name a few.  Radiant systems are another system that many eco- and cost-conscious consumers are seeing as a more favorable option to effectively supply heat throughout their home. What are radiant systems? A radiant system supplies heat directly through the floor, walls or ceiling of a house by heating adjacent air indirectly....

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