October 26th, 2016
As the days start to get colder, you’re going to start relying on your heating system more and more often to keep you comfortable. Along with that added usage will come a number of side effects, some of which are no big deal and some of which can damage your health. Let’s take a look at the problem of low humidity, and why you should install a humidifier this heating season.
October 24th, 2016
As you use your furnace more and more often this season, you’re going to increase the amount of stress on the system. This makes it more likely for problems to occur. If you want to keep your furnace in the best possible condition, you need to make sure that you can identify problems as quickly as possible. One of the best ways to identify problems early is to listen for strange noises coming from your furnace. Read on to find out more about the various noises that indicate a furnace problem.
October 17th, 2016
Boilers have a reputation for lasting quite a long time, longer than any other heating system on average. The reason for this is that boilers actually have fewer moving parts than other heating systems, which means they have fewer opportunities for problems to develop. However, no boiler can last forever. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to replace your boiler.
October 10th, 2016
Water heaters are built to last quite a while, especially if you take proper care of them. Eventually, though, they will get so worn out that they can’t function properly anymore. When that happens, it’s time to replace the system. If you’re thinking about replacing your water heater this fall, but you aren’t sure if you need to yet, read on for some of the signs that it’s a good idea.
October 3rd, 2016
Is your furnace cycling on and off every few minutes? That’s called short cycling, and it’s an indication of a serious problem with your system. If the cause of the short cycling isn’t found and fixed as soon as possible, you may have to replace your furnace much sooner than you would otherwise have to. Read on to find out why short cycling happens, and what to do about it.
September 28th, 2016
When confronted with a clogged drain, the average person will probably just go out and buy a bottle of drain cleaner to clear it up. While store bought drain cleaners do certainly clean out your drains, they also cause a lot of other issues that you’re not going to enjoy dealing with. If you want your drains to stay in optimal condition, you should avoid using store bought drain cleaners. Read on to find out why.
September 26th, 2016
If you’re in the market for a new heating system, you have a lot of different options to choose from. Each home heating system has its own set of pros and cons, and is suited to a different set of individual needs. It’s important that you narrow down which heating system is the right one for your unique situation before having one installed. Read on to find out more about heat pumps, how they work, and the advantages that they can offer you.
A heat pump is constructed less like a heater and more like an air conditioner. Two units evaporate and condense refrigerant to move heat from one place to another, just like an air conditioner does. The difference is that heat pumps have a reversing valve, which allows them to change the direction that refrigerant flows through the system. By doing this, the heat pump can act as either a heater or air conditioner.
Advantages of Heat Pumps
By using a heat pump all year-round, you are condensing two different climate control functions into one system. That’s immensely helpful when it comes to saving space and money on climate control. Heat pumps are also quite a bit more energy efficient than most combustion based heating systems. They don’t have to burn fuel to generate heat, and so they don’t cost nearly as much to heat the home. They also don’t produce any toxic combustion byproducts, like some furnaces and boilers do. If you’re looking for a way to make your home more energy efficient and comfortable at the same time, you should consider installing a heat pump system in your home.
Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing offers heat pump installation services throughout Gaithersburg, MD. If you need heat pump services, call today to schedule an appointment.
September 19th, 2016
As we move into fall, you’re probably spending a fair bit of time and effort on making sure that your home is ready for heating season. While that is important, you shouldn’t forget that there are other systems that need maintenance as well. Your water heater, for example, requires annual maintenance in order to stay in top shape. Read on to find out more about the benefits of annual water heater maintenance.
September 12th, 2016
Heating season is not far off now, and that means it’s time to make sure that your heating system is in good condition. If your heating system is on its last legs, now is the time to replace it. Better to have a new system in place now, before winter begins, than to have your heating system die on you in the middle of a cold month. Read on for more information about when to replace your heating system.
September 5th, 2016
Summer is coming to a close, and soon it will be time to warm up your heating system. Before the days get too cold, though, you need to make sure that your heating system is capable of keeping your home warm for another winter. The best way to do that is to schedule preventive heating maintenance services. Let’s take a look at how scheduling preventive heating maintenance can help you.