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 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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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 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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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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April 25, 2018

Are Smart Systems Superior Heating and Cooling Systems?

To say that technology has changed is a bit of an understatement. Look at the way it has affected our lives. In 1990, the internet wasn’t even a thing until computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee created the world wide web. Nowadays, we can’t seem to live without accessing the internet whether it be on our laptops, tablets, phones and even home devices that we talk to like Amazon’s Alexa. Technology is changing how we live day-to-day. Thanks to advancements in technology in every industry, you can check your refrigerator at home while you’re in the grocery store to see if you...

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April 15, 2018

Featured System: Mitsubishi Heating and Cooling Systems

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating, established in North America in 1980, is among the top manufacturers of climate control systems. Their goal is to be the number one provider for comfort without compromise and they do this by offering “personalized comfort while conserving energy and promoting environmental sustainability”, according to their website. No matter if you’re building a home, upgrading your current system or trying to bring comfort to a single room, Mitsubishi Electric has options that will fit your unique needs. Mitsubishi Systems Wall-, ceiling- or floor-mounted units work well in a single room that is too hot or...

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March 21, 2018

The Benefits of Regular Heat Pump Service

Being on the east coast, we are fortunate to experience all four seasons. That also means we rely heavily on our heat pump system. All too often, we take our systems for granted. Just as we expect our heat pump system to take care of us, it is our responsibility to take care of it. Preventive maintenance saves on repairs Just like the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”, most problems start off small and may even be unnoticeable to the untrained eye. Having a maintenance program in place not only catches these issues...

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March 16, 2018

The Difference Between a Furnace and a Boiler

As an HVAC company, we get several calls a day from people who need their heating system repaired. One of the most common sources of confusion for someone who is not well versed in HVAC is, “is it a boiler or a furnace?”  That’s the million dollar question that so many can’t seem to keep straight.  We thought we’d help you differentiate the two so that next time you call for a repair, you know exactly what you’re talking about! Are you ready for the big shocker? A furnace heats air and a boiler heats water!  Simple, huh? Not quite!...

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