Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog

To Our Loyal Customers Regarding COVID-19

March 19th, 2020

Tuckers shares the same concerns as our community about COVID-19. We want you aware of the steps we are taking to protect you, your home, and our technicians from viruses.

These include:

  • Maintaining a 6’ distance during our appointments
  • Wearing new disposable gloves and booties at each visit
  • Wearing face masks by customer request
  • Practicing hand cleanliness by washing hands often and using hand sanitizer

Tuckers is committed to guiding and informing customers on how they can better protect themselves and their home against viruses in the air:

  • Keep your system clean always, we recommend a maintenance every 6 months
  • Control the humidity in your home
  • Filter the smallest particles possible without restricting airflow. Tuckers recommends using a filter with a MERV rating of 8 or higher
  • Use air purification systems such as the APCO-X

If you have scheduled service with us or are thinking of doing so, be rest assured knowing that Tuckers will come prepared to do the job in the safest manner possible.

Air Purification Options

If you are interested and would like to know more about air purification for your home, we offer the APCO-X as our preferred system. Below is a link to learn more and a video of what the APCO-X can do for your home.

Call Tuckers today for more details. 


There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

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How You Can Help Save Water This Summer

June 13th, 2022
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Water use increases in summer. It’s hard to avoid. But there are ways you can cut down on your household water consumption during the summer and not only lower your utility bills but also benefit the environment. 

Below, we’ve listed several of the best tips for summer water conservation. Some of these are tips you can put into practice yourself. Others require professional plumbing service in Frederick, MD. You can depend on our expert plumbers to help you out so you can get those water bills under control.

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May Is a Fine Month for AC Maintenance

May 16th, 2022
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May in general is a fine month, the best month of spring. Although cold snaps may still strike, we mostly enjoy the ideal warm weather without extreme heat. May is great for many outdoor activities. It’s also a great time to schedule regular air conditioning maintenance.

We know that doesn’t sound like a fun May activity, but when you go with air conditioning service in Frederick, MD with the team at Tuckers, you’ll find it’s easy to have maintenance done and enjoy great benefits for the rest of spring and summer. It’s also a job you never want to miss out on—few AC services have as many advantages and pay off so well in the future, both in savings and comfort!

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A Reminder: Don’t Allow Any Heating Repairs to Linger at the End of the Season

May 2nd, 2022
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You’re probably quite to shut down your heating system for the season and transition to warmer weather. As we move into the second half of spring, you’ll start to focus on getting your air conditioning system ready for the summer. (Make sure you don’t forget to schedule a regular maintenance tune-up and inspection for your AC with our team!) 

We recommend you still give some thought to your heating system as the season winds down. For example, has your heater shown recent signs it has a malfunction that needs to be fixed? This might be something seemingly small, like odd noises or the heater shutting off earlier than normal. You might notice that you have to fiddle with the thermostat to get the proper comfort levels, or that the heater seems to have to stay on longer to reach the temperature you want.

Please don’t brush these warning signs aside just because warm weather will soon settle in. Scheduling heating repair in North Potomac, MD is something you should arrange for promptly, no matter the time of the year.

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Do You Know Where the Plumbing Shut-Off Valve to Your House Is?

April 18th, 2022
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A plumbing disaster in a house that results in flooding or extensive water damage is a worst-case scenario few homeowners want to think about. But thinking about this possibility is important because it will help you prepare so you can protect your home and avoid major damage. For example, we recommend installing a sump pump in your basement to pump out water automatically in case of flooding.

But there’s an even simpler step we advise all homeowners to take, which is to locate the shut-off valve for the water main into their home. Turning off the water flow in case of an emergency will bring an immediate halt to flooding dangers. The shut-off valve is also helpful for smaller plumbing problems where you simply need the water turned off for the house. You may already know the location of your home’s shut-off valve. If you don’t, then this post is for you.

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Five Top Furnace Problems Homeowners Run Into

April 4th, 2022
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Did you know that your furnace can last from 15 to 20 years? But, to make a furnace last longer, it must have regular inspections and proper maintenance.

Your furnace is a necessary fixture, especially during the cold winter months. If it suddenly stops working, do you know what to do? Here are the top five furnace problems residential homeowners run into. This will give you an idea of what to look for and when to call for professional help.

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Can Using a Space Heater Help Me Save on Heating?

March 21st, 2022
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Space heaters can be an effective way of warming up a small part of your house or keeping your feet toasty and warm during the cold evenings. However, they aren’t created to be the primary source of heat. Most people attempt to save some cash on their home energy costs by heating a room or two using a space heater then decreasing the temperature of the furnace thermostat. But does doing so make any financial sense? The answer to this question will depend on your circumstances.

This post will discuss whether or not a space heater can help you make some savings on your heating costs. Keep reading to find out more.

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We Recommend the Daikin One+ for Your Home Comfort

March 7th, 2022

We are always seeking ways to improve the HVAC performance and efficiency in the homes of our customers. This is why we want you to know about the Daikin One+. We are proud to install the excellent Daikin FIT heat pump system for our customers, which is a space-saving and energy-saving comfort system. If you have a Daikin FIT installed, we strongly advise you consider including a Daikin One+ for the best air conditioning and heating in Gaithersburg, MD.

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Why Is My Toilet Making a Gurgling Sound?

February 21st, 2022
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When toilets produce a gurgling sound, many homeowners often find themselves wondering whether the gurgling sound is a cry for help from their drainage or it’s just a typical sound. Unfortunately, it’s the former.

When you encounter a rumbling, weird sound randomly or after you’ve flushed the toilet, it often means that there’s an underlying problem in your plumbing system that you need to handle. In many cases, it can be hard to determine whether it’s a minor situation or it’ll require plenty of plumbing work.

So, what causes that irritating gurgling sound? This post will discuss what makes your toilet produce that sound and how you can fix it.

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5 Important Tips for Gas Furnace Safety You Need to Know

February 7th, 2022
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Gas furnaces offer comfort to us when we need them the most, but the same gas furnaces could quickly turn into mayhem if they break down. Although many people are often worried about the loss of heat in case there is a gas furnace malfunction, there are other hazards to consider like a carbon monoxide leak or a fire. It’s critical to ensure safety and hazard precautions to avoid such issues and feel comfortable with your gas furnace.

This post will discuss five important tips that every homeowner should know about to make their gas furnaces safer and more durable.

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How Long Should You Keep Repairing Your Furnace?

January 24th, 2022
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The majority of homeowners often wonder when they should stop repairing their furnace and replace it with a new one instead. While it’s impossible to generalize all furnaces, there are several tips you can use to help you determine when to stop repairing your heating system. From rising heating costs and the age of the furnace to temperature fluctuations and loud noises, there are multiple signs to watch out for that will tell you it’s time to replace the old furnace with a new eco-friendly one.

This post will discuss how long you should keep repairing your furnace and the signs to look out for. If you want to make an informed decision about replacing your furnace, get in touch with Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing technicians to discuss the most recent eco-friendly heating systems in the market.

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