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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August 6, 2018

Emergency Plumbing Problems and Solutions

Imagine that you wake up in the middle of the night to a loud crashing noise and find that water is pouring from your ceiling. That doesn’t give you a good feeling, does it? While this is a more major plumbing emergency, a plumbing emergency of any kind is stressful! They can happen at any time of the day, or night, and we want you to feel confident that you can handle it until a professional arrives to help you and fix it. Below, we discuss some of the more common emergencies and how you can control the situation, minimizing...

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July 15, 2018

8 HVAC System Noises You Shouldn’t Ignore

The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is the hub of your home. When it is working great, everyone is happy. But what happens when something just does not sound right? You need to get it checked out! It could lead to bigger problems, and ultimately more money to fix it. Below, we identify certain sounds that will set off mental alarms when you hear them and prompt you to schedule a service, call right away. Hissing – If your unit hisses, especially when it isn’t running, it may mean you have a leaky refrigerant line, an internal valve leak,...

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July 5, 2018

4 Signs You Have Water Pressure Loss and How to Get it Back

A drop-in water pressure can create a major inconvenience for you and your household. Water pressure loss can make it difficult to take a shower. It can also make it hard for your washing machine to fill up. Fortunately, the causes of decreased water pressure are easily rectified in most cases. The key is to determine the cause, which we discuss below. 1. Faulty Fixtures One of the top causes of water pressure loss is faulty fixtures. If you have older faucets and shower heads, then it can easily be clogged by dirt, rust, and limestone. These things can impede...

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June 25, 2018

Six Signs You May Need A/C Repair

Summer is here and there’s nothing like a hot sunny day on the east coast to kick back, relax and enjoy the sun. It’s also great to walk into a refreshingly cool house after spending all day in the sun and if your A/C isn’t working properly it can be extremely uncomfortable and frustrating. What if you could anticipate trouble with your A/C and get ahead of it? Of course, no plan is foolproof, but we can give you the most common tell-tale signs that something is amiss with your A/C and you should call your technician. 1. Your thermostat...

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