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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August 14, 2019

Tips for Choosing the Right Thermostat for Your Home

Tips for Choosing the Right Thermostat for Your Home Is your thermostat a “relic” from the 1990’s? If so, it’s time for a change! Installing the right thermostat in your home will improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC all year long because today’s modern energy-efficient thermostat can remember your ideal comfort settings so you won’t have to continue turning on your unit when you’re cold or hot. How to Choose the Right Thermostat?  Before deciding on just any thermostat for your home, you have to verify that it’s going to work with your cooling and heating system since the...

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July 31, 2019

August Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips!

August Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips! As we get ready to enter the month of August in Maryland, one thing that everyone will have in common is using their home air conditioner. It’s almost impossible to survive during the summer months in Frederick or elsewhere in Maryland without an air conditioner. Here are some air conditioner maintenance tips to help you survive! Using an air conditioner is a good thing because it helps you to stay cool inside your home without having to deal with the Maryland heat.  However, the more that you use the air conditioner, you should pay attention...

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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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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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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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February 5, 2019

I’m Pretty Sure My Heat Exchanger is Cracked. What Do I Do?

Like many of us do, you’ve discussed the issues you’re having with your HVAC with your neighbors and co-workers. Of course, they all give you their opinion on what it might be. Some things you have ruled out but when someone suggested that it sounds like it could be a cracked heat exchanger, it piqued your curiosity. Now your head is full of so many questions that you aren’t sure where to start. What is a heat exchanger? How does a heat exchanger crack, exactly?  Is it dangerous? What’s the next step? Let’s talk about what your heat exchanger is,...

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January 7, 2019

HVAC Sounds That Need Checked

Ideally, your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system should be silent. When the system starts getting loud or starts to sound like it’s in terrible pain, it may be time to call our professionals at Dave’s Cooling & Heating of Frederick, MD. Here are the five HVAC sounds you should be on the alert for: 1. Squeals From an Oil Furnace This can mean that the motor that drives the air blower is low on oil. If the unit still squeals after the oil cups have been refilled, call us. 2. Squeals From a Gas Furnace This could mean...

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