July 15th, 2019
July is when the peak heat of summer arrives. But that doesn’t mean everything immediately cools down in August and September. This means it’s certainly not too late to have a new air conditioning system installation in Frederick, MD to replace an AC that isn’t handling the heat.
In fact, it’s never too late at any time of the year
to have a new AC. Many people choose to have new air conditioning installation in
the fall, when it’s easy to schedule the service and they don’t need to worry
about going without cooling for a few hours. And if an old air conditioning
system is dying, then the right time to have a new one installed is now.
The only time when it’s “too late” is when you wait, since it puts you at a
higher risk of getting trapped with a completely busted AC.
July 1st, 2019
The blog title might sound melodramatic. Can a clogged HVAC filter cause monsters to attack your house, or minor earthquakes to strike it? No, I won’t do any of that. Not that we’ve seen, anyway, and we’ve been in the business for more than twenty years. But we’ve seen the realistic terrible things that an air conditioning in Bethesda, MD can undergo when running with a clogged up HVAC filter, and we don’t want you to experience any of them.
It’s easy to avoid a clogged filter. All you have to do is
remember to put in a fresh filter every one to three months. The frequency of
the change depends on filter strength and how often the HVAC system runs, so we
recommend you check monthly until you find the right frequency.
Now, to help you remember to do this, we’re going to talk
about those HORRIBLE THINGS that a clogged filter can do.
June 17th, 2019
Leaking refrigerant is one of the most serious problems an
air conditioning system can face. Refrigerant is the chemical blend that’s responsible
for the heat exchange process (moving heat from inside the home to the outside)
that allows the AC to do its work. Because an air conditioner is designed to
use a specific amount of refrigerant—known as the AC’s charge—the loss of refrigerant puts the air conditioner’s operation
and service life in jeopardy.
Fortunately, if you notice the symptoms in time, you can call for AC repair in Frederick, MD to fix your leaking air conditioning system. Here’s some of what you’ll prevent:
June 3rd, 2019
Efficiency in an air conditioner is a simple concept to describe—but it’s far less simple to explain when it comes to how efficiency affects your overall choice of system for an AC installation in Frederick, MD. The details of air conditioner efficiencies can get complex.
But the simple part first: the efficiency of an air
conditioner is how well it converts the incoming power (electricity) into outgoing
cool air. The more efficient the AC, the less electricity goes to waste in the
process of removing heat from a space’s air to cool it.
May 20th, 2019
The air conditioning system that cools down your home during
the summers consumes a large amount of energy each year. There’s no way around
seeing an increase in electric bills during this time—the AC’s compressor
places a large demand on power whenever it runs.
However, your electric bills may be higher than necessary.
It’s not difficult to accidentally waste power with your air conditioner. But
it’s also not difficult to identify power waste and stop it. In this post, we’ll
list a few of the ways you might waste energy cooling your house during the
summer, as well as what you can do to turn it around.
May 6th, 2019
The sewer line is an essential part of how indoor plumbing
in a home operates—even though most of the line is outside of the house. Without a sewer line, your house cannot
remove liquid and solid waste from the kitchen and the bathrooms, and you can
guess how terrible that can soon make your home life!
Fortunately, sewer lines are constructed to last for many decades. They will eventually begin to deteriorate, however, or they may have roots infiltrate them and create blocks and gaps. If your residential sewer line is in any kind of trouble, you’ll want to identify right away so you can call a professional plumber in Frederick, MD to fix the problem.
April 22nd, 2019
Is your home ready for the first true day of summer heat—whenever that may be? We can help see that your current system is in top shape with routine maintenance or air conditioning repair in Rockville, MD.
But repairs and maintenance may no longer be enough. This spring
might be when you replace an aging AC that drains too much power and costs too
much in repairs. If it looks like it’s time for a new AC (and our technicians can
always help you make this choice if you’re unsure), you have several options
for a new unit.
April 8th, 2019
No matter the age of a home, at some point it will need to
have upgrades done on its plumbing pipes. For homes built before 1970, this
could mean a complete replacement of the piping to eliminate old materials such
as lead, galvanized steel, and polybutylene.
But newer homes aren’t immune to the need for professional repiping. You may notice leaking from damaged copper pipes, and the best solution to this problem is replacing the old copper with PEX.
March 25th, 2019
Spring is here. The warm weather may not be, but cooler
temperatures usually hang around early in the season. But the arrival of spring
is a sign that it’s time to prepare our homes for the arrival of warmer days.
Annual air conditioning maintenance is one essential spring upkeep
job. We recommend you arrange for maintenance from an HVAC professional as
early in spring as you can, since this gives you extra time before the weather
warms up. You can also take advantage of the less busy schedules of HVAC technicians
to arrange for maintenance on a convenient date.
March 11th, 2019
You’re familiar with the phrase “The last [fill in the blank] you’ll ever need to buy.” Most of the time, those claims aren’t accurate. There’s rarely such a thing as “the last car you’ll ever need to buy,” or “the last pair of shoes you’ll ever need to buy.” Everything wears down with use and will need replacement.
However—we think we have something that comes awfully close to “the last purchase of HVAC equipment you’ll ever need.” It’s our 12-Year Part & Labor warranty combined with our Lifetime Unit replacement. Tuckers is the only contractor who offers a 12-Year warranty. You can hunt around other HVAC services in Silver Spring, MD and throughout Gaithersburg and Montgomery County, but you won’t find a better warranty than what we’re offering!