March 21, 2019

Do You Have an Iron Problem?

  Do you get stains on your sinks and toilets? Is there slime in your toilet’s tank? Maybe your laundry is coming out rust-tinged? Iron in your water is the most common culprit for all of these issues. Iron is a naturally occurring element in rivers, lakes, and underground water. However, it can be a nuisance when it gets into your home water supply. Let us address some concerns about various types of iron and how we can help you find a solution. There are three main types of iron that are found in residential (especially well) water systems. These...

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March 14, 2019

Can Hard Water Aggravate Your Eczema?

Twenty percent of children and about 8% of adults suffer from eczema, a condition characterized by inflamed, itchy, and scaly skin. In the worst cases, you will see oozing and blisters. The hands, knees, elbows, and sometimes chest is where you will often find eczema. The constant itching and pain can also have a profound effect on your quality of life. Not only can its appearance be stressful, but it also causes a lack of sleep and poor concentration. It is a genetic condition, but these symptoms can be exacerbated by hard water. Studies have already been conducted showing that...

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March 14, 2019

5 Tips to Keep Your Furnace Operating Efficiently

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. An efficiently running furnace helps keep your home comfortable while operating at peak performance. Here are five easy tips to keeping your furnace running efficiently: 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...

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February 19, 2019

Evolution of the Home Furnace

Since the days of early societies, fire building remained the primary way of generating warmth. Even after the emergence of modern housing structures, fireplaces were a common structure for generating heat indoors; however, the cold remained an issue once a person moved more than a few feet away from the heat source. Introduction of the Radiator Radiators were introduced in Europe during the 1850s, but they only became widely available when low-cost, coal-burning, cast-iron options emerged. Radiators used natural convection to generate a more efficient heat distribution. These appliances were typically kept in basements to leverage the rising nature of...

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January 7, 2019

5 HVAC Sounds That Should Be Investigated

Ideally, your heating, ventilation and air conditioning 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 Mechanical Services, LLC of Frederick, MD. Here are the five 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 that the...

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November 22, 2018

How Do Furnaces Work?

Powered by either natural gas or propane, a furnace is an effective way to heat your home during the winter. A furnace generates warm air by burning fuel and then distributing that warm air throughout your home. Whether it runs on propane or natural gas, a furnace works in essentially the same way. Here, we will explain how a furnace works to help you to get ready for the coming cold season. Ignition Older models use a pilot light to ignite the fuel when it is time to produce heat. A small flow of fuel is supplied by the regulator...

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October 10, 2018

What Does It Mean to be a Premier Lennox Dealer?

As you explore your options for purchasing a new air conditioning system for your home, you may come across the term Premier Lennox Dealer, especially if you’re working with quality organizations, like Dave’s Mechanical Services LLC. While you may believe it doesn’t say much, it actually says very much about the company you’re considering. Premier Lennox Dealer’s aren’t just service technicians that have experience working on Lennox products. It means that you’re working with expert HVAC service men and women who have gone through extensive training and testing to become certified to service Lennox heating, cooling, and indoor air quality...

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September 25, 2018

5 Tips for Increasing Your Boiler Efficiency

The weather in Maryland is a bit unpredictable as one day we find ourselves using heat and the next we are using the A/C. Regardless of which you are using, one of the easiest ways to reduce expenses is to use energy efficient equipment. When using the heat, a great place to start reducing your monthly bill is to evaluate your boiler and how efficiently it runs. Here are six easy tips to help save money off your monthly bills by making your boiler more efficient. Get an understanding of thermal efficiency Your boiler draws in cool air, heats it...

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September 15, 2018

Save Money with a Laundry Scrubber

  Have you ever pulled your clothes from the washer to find that your newly washed clothes don’t smell fresh and look rather dingy? Or have you noticed that over time, your once fluffy and luscious towels are flat and dull? That’s because of the buildup of soap and fabric softeners. When you are using these chemicals on your clothes, it weighs down the fabric making it flat and lifeless. Need fabric full of life? The laundry scrubber is your answer! How it works The Laundry Pro by Aerus uses cold water and oxygen to lift the built-up dirt and...

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August 25, 2018

UV Light vs Air Scrubber Plus

Do you have seasonal allergies or a cough you cannot kick, and your doctor has told you to invest in a UV light or air scrubbing HVAC system? Indoor air quality is a concern many homeowners have, but finding the right solution might be a challenge. This can especially be true if you are struggling to figure out if an air scrubbing unit or UV light air filter is the right financial investment for you. Continue on and we’re sure you’ll feel more confident about making the right choice. What are UV lights? UV lights are placed by the coil...

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