Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Why Your Heat Pump Isn’t Switching Modes Anymore

Monday, October 16th, 2023

Your heat pump wears two hats: it’s both the heater and the air conditioner in your home. They’re both important, but it’s a complicated system to maintain. When it switches from one mode to another, it can run into issues and get stuck in place. So what do you do now?

Through our heater repair in Bethesda, MD, we’ve seen this issue pop up time and time again. Let’s talk about what it means, how you can prevent it from happening in the future, and why it requires a technician’s touch to remedy the situation. 

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We Recommend the Daikin One+ for Your Home Comfort

Monday, 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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Make Sure You Schedule Maintenance for Your Heat Pump This Winter

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Heat-PumpYou’re probably already using your heat pump on a daily basis to keep warm, which is to be expected during the winter. If you haven’t scheduled maintenance for it yet this season, though you really should have that done sooner rather than later. Professional preventive maintenance is a vital part of ensuring that your heat pump is as prepared as possible to handle the added strain of winter usage. Let’s have a look at why heat pump maintenance is so important to schedule during the fall and winter seasons.

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Signs You Need a New Heat Pump

Monday, October 9th, 2017

heat-pump-technicianThe weather will be getting colder soon, despite the current heat. That means that you’re going to be switching your heat pump from cooling to heating pretty soon, without letting up on the amount of demand. Before the weather gets too cold, now would be a good time to evaluate your heat pump to see if it can get you through another winter. If not, you should probably replace it now rather than wait for the weather to get much colder. The longer you wait, the more problems you create for the system, up to and including a sudden breakdown. Have a look at some of the signs that it’s time to install a new heat pump.

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Is it Worth Installing a Ductless System in Your Home?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

ductless-mini-splitWe still have a couple more months of hot weather in front of us, and then it’ll be time to start cranking the heating system. If you’re not sure whether or not your current heating system is up to the task of keeping your home warm through the next heating season, it might be a good idea to replace it now. You have a lot of options to choose from, each of which have their own advantages and disadvantages. Have a look at some of the reasons why you might want to have a ductless system installed in your home.

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Beware These Heat Pump Issues

Monday, July 17th, 2017

heat-pump-repairWith summer in full swing, you’re probably relying on your heat pump for most of the daylight hours to keep you cool. As you rely on your heat pump more and more, the added demand increases the wear and tear on the system. That makes it more likely for problems of various kinds to occur with the system.  You don’t want your system to break down on you in the middle of a hot summer day, we assume. So, to avoid that happening, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that your heat pump is starting to have issues. Have a look at some of the more common heat pump problems below, and their warning signs.

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Consider Installing a Geothermal Cooling System

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Now is the time of year when many people start to replace their old air conditioning systems, before the weather really starts to heat up. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner this year, you may be tempted to just go with whatever kind of system you had installed before. Before you do that, though, you should really have a look at some of the other options available on the market. Geothermal cooling is one of those systems.

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It’s Time for Spring Heat Pump Maintenance

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Spring is almost here, and that means that it’s time for heat pump maintenance. Now, you may be thinking: “wait, didn’t I have heat pump maintenance done 6 months ago?” Even if you did, you still should do it now. Heat pumps have slightly different requirements from other climate control systems in order to stay in good condition. You’re going to want to schedule maintenance for the spring season, if you want the system to be ready for the added stress of summer. Bi-annual maintenance is necessary to make sure that your heat pump stays in good shape.

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When to Replace Your Heat Pump

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Hopefully, you’ve been taking good care of your heat pump over the years. The better you look after it, the longer it will last and the better the return on your investment will be. No matter how well you take care of your system, though, you will eventually need to replace it. You probably don’t want to have to replace your heating system in the middle of winter, so it’s a good idea to be able to tell when your system is about to give out. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to replace your heat pump this winter.

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The Reason Your Heat Pump is Stuck in AC Mode

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

If you’re using a heat pump this winter, you probably expect it to actually, you know, warm your home. If the heat pump is blowing cold air instead of warm, it means that the system has likely become stuck in air conditioning mode. There is only one likely explanation for that kind of problem, though the specifics may vary slightly. If your heat pump is stuck in AC mode, read on to find out the reason why.

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