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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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 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 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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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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June 11, 2019

Is Cleaning Air Ducts Worth It?

There is a trend now for people to be hyper-aware of everything that is affecting their health. Certainly, air quality is a part of that concern. Air ducts pull air from your home into your HVAC system, then the air is cooled or heated and pushed back out through the ducts into your home again. Many new air duct cleaning companies are popping up and claiming that having your system cleaned out will dramatically improve your family’s health and is a necessary part of its regular care. We are here to tell you that, generally speaking, most people’s ducts do...

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May 30, 2019

Improve Your Life with Better Air

Health and happiness start with the air around us. We don’t just breathe it, we live in it. And we have the power to make it perfect. Improve your life with better air quality. By WP BrandStudioMay 14, 2019 In the past, people just accepted that their home was uncomfortable at times. That it was the weather, the windows or some other issue. For a long time, people just dealt with it. But there is a cultural shift happening. Now more than ever, people are keenly aware of their health and well-being and are continuously searching for ways to live...

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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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