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

Fall Is Here: It’s Time for Your Regular Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 4th, 2021
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September is partially summer, partially fall. But October is all fall, and as the air becomes crisper and cooler, you’ll start thinking more about using your home’s heating system.

You don’t want that central heating system to head into the coming winter without the proper preparations. That’s what professional heating maintenance does. So before it gets any cooler and you still aren’t slammed with holiday preparations, call our HVAC technicians to schedule your regular fall heating maintenance appointment.

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Don’t Skip End-of-Season Boiler Repairs

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Whether it’s your home or office, boilers need periodic maintenance to ensure that they keep working in order. If you’re looking for a boiler service in Frederick, MD, you have come to the right place! If you’re wondering why boiler maintenance is necessary and how often should you conduct it, keep reading!

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The Impact a Bad Filter Can Have

Monday, April 12th, 2021

A clogged or dirty HVAC filter can cause severe damage to your entire system. It can affect your family’s health adversely, resulting in long-term consequences.  

Changing the air filter regularly is a chore you may forget easily. The air filter is out-of-sight and can easily slip from the mind. It may even be obscure and tough to reach. Most HVAC filters need to be replaced every 1-3 months, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations and your usage.  

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3 Signs Something Is Wrong with Your Boiler

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Central heating boilers are the biggest risk to your home when it comes to appliances. Educating yourself regarding the symptoms and signs of a malfunctioning boiler is crucial for your safety. Without timely maintenance and repair, a broken boiler can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.  

It is easy for a boiler to deteriorate over time. Without timely repairs, this can lead to it breaking down. To save yourself from the inconvenience of having to deal with a broken boiler, ensure frequent and timely maintenance appointments with an HVAC technician.  

Meanwhile, here are three major signs that there’s something wrong with your boiler which you must address immediately: 

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4 Ways To Help Your HVAC System

Monday, March 15th, 2021
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Your HVAC system is responsible for keeping you comfortable throughout the year. It makes sense that you might want to do everything possible to help these systems do their job right.

The things that you do to help your heater in the winter can often be beneficial towards your air conditioner come summertime too. It is always worthwhile to look for ways to improve the operation of your systems while also making their jobs a little easier if possible.

With this in mind, we want to help you help your HVAC systems. Use the tips we’ve provided here to ensure the optimal operation and efficiency of your home’s heating and air conditioning systems today and down the road.

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Ending the Season With Your Heating System

Monday, March 8th, 2021
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March isn’t the end of the winter. Spring won’t officially end until the third week of the month, and of course, the actual weather doesn’t pay attention to what’s on the calendar. You can expect cold weather to pop up through April as well.

However … the end of the season is in sight, as well as the time when you’ll turn off your heating system for a long mid-year hiatus. Before you do that, consider what the heater may need in these last days, as well as what your future heating plans are.

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Hear This Noise? It Means You Should Call For Repairs

Monday, March 1st, 2021
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How has your furnace been sounding lately? Chances are it has been making at least a little bit of noise when it runs regularly. However, if the furnace has started to make a ruckus, this shouldn’t be ignored. Noisy heating systems are ones that are crying out for help…in a way.

So, we want to ask, what noise do you hear when you run your furnace? We’ve listed some sounds here that you should be on the alert for so that, if and when you hear them, you know to reach out for furnace repair in Frederick, MD from a professional technician.

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Should You Consider a Dual Fuel System?

Monday, February 15th, 2021
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Keeping your home warm should not be something that you have to fight for. It is reasonable to want both high energy efficiency from your heater and powerful effectiveness. But sometimes it is hard to get both of these the way that you want them.

Thankfully, there is a solution. Investing in a dual fuel system is going to allow you to get optimal efficiency and optimal heating power. That means no matter how cold it gets outside you were always going to get warm air without having to pay an excessively high bill.

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Why Does My Furnace Start and Stop So Much?

Monday, February 8th, 2021
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If you’ve used the same furnace for at least a few years, you’ll have an idea how long it stays on each time it fires up to start a heating cycle. You may not pay special attention to it, but you’ll have a subconscious concept of how long it usually runs during a typical winter day. 

When the furnace begins to turn on and off more often, you’re likely to notice it. And since you’re here reading this, you have some idea that this shouldn’t be happening. It’s abnormal and may mean something is wrong that will require you to call us for heating repair in Gaithersburg, MD.

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Your Ductwork Needs Upkeep Too

Monday, February 1st, 2021
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It isn’t quite the season for spring cleaning. But there is no time like the present to show your home systems a little love. Things like changing your system air filter or wiping down vents are seemingly small things you can do to help your home system operate more effectively and improve your efficiency.

But what about the parts of your system that you don’t have easy access to like your ductwork? Your ducts actually need some upkeep too. That’s why we offer help for your ducts as part of our heater service in Jefferson, MD. Learn more about the importance of fixing your ducts below and reach out to us for professional service when you are ready.

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