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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April 1, 2019

What Would Make My Water Bill Go Up?

It’s that time of the month when you sit down to pay the bills. Not a favorite task, but a necessary one. As a homeowner, it’s a task that you’ve probably been doing long enough that you have a pretty good estimate of what each of your utilities should be. Then, you open the water bill, and it’s double the “norm.” What could be the problem? Let’s explore some of the more common reasons you might see an increase in your water bill and what you can be on the lookout for, as a homeowner. Running toilets According to the...

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March 28, 2019

Modernize Your Water Filtration System

Some of you probably have water filtration systems from over a decade ago. It’s time to modernize your system! There is a growing awareness that the water we consume contains such hazards as chemicals, metals, fluoride, and even treated sewage. It is important to test your water quality yearly and upgrade your water filter as needed. If you want the peace of mind that a better, more efficient system can give you, it’s time to upgrade. There are so many new water filtration technologies out there, that we are sure to find one that is a perfect fit in your...

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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 are...

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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

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 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

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 Mechanical Services, LLC 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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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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