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 five 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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June 15, 2018

Emergency AC Repairs Can Impact Your Business

As business owners, we all try to make our environments the most comfortable for our guests. Unfortunately, there can be emergency AC repairs that can prevent this from happening and that impact our bottom line. Let’s take a restaurant owner for example. Restaurant owners have no doubt invested quite a large amount of money into making the atmosphere of their dining room pleasant and inviting for their guests. They spend thousands of dollars on getting the right decor, using the right colors, etc. Often times, they don’t think ahead and give the proper attention to keeping their air conditioning system...

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June 5, 2018

Services Offered by Dave’s Mechanical Services

At Dave’s Mechanical Services we are happy to provide HVAC service and more to Frederick, MD and surrounding areas. As a growing company with over 35 years of experience, we are able to handle a wide variety of jobs. We pride ourselves on providing award-winning service and putting our client’s needs above all else. We are happy to provide service in the following areas: Cooling Our factory trained technicians are able to determine the best fit for your cooling and heating needs. We have been installing new systems since 2006 and are regularly participating in continuing education for the maintenance...

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May 31, 2018

7 Things to Consider When Choosing an Air Conditioning Contractor

As the building manager, you are tasked with the job of maintaining the health of your building’s air conditioning system and that is no small feat. Get to know your air conditioning contractor so that you don’t leave the well-being of your system or installation up to chance. Here are 7 things to consider as you interview potential contractors. 1. Licensure and Insurance A valid license means your contractor has gone through the rigorous requirements of your state to show they are qualified to do the job. Hiring a contractor who is licensed guarantees they are backed by the state...

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