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

What Low Refrigerant Can Do to an Air Conditioner

Monday, June 17th, 2019
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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:

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It’s Time for AC Maintenance! (Yes, Already)

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairWell, it’s that time again everybody. In a few weeks, you’ll be turning off your heater in favor of cranking your air conditioner all the way up. That means that you should be using this time to get your home ready for the coming heat. If you haven’t already scheduled air conditioning maintenance, now is a great time to do it. Let’s have a look at why exactly you should schedule air conditioning maintenance in the first place, and why spring is the best time to do it.

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Signs You Need a Water Filtration System

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

water-handsAssuming you get your water from the city in which you live, you probably know that the water in your home goes through a rather extensive water treatment process before it makes its way to you. The effectiveness of the water treatment facility varies from city to city, but most of them are good enough to remove the majority of harmful materials from your water supply. No water treatment is 100% effective, though.

There is always a slight chance that some level of harmful contaminants will make it into your home’s water supply, which is a big problem with things like lead, cyanide, arsenic, and about a half-dozen other dangerous materials. If you notice any of the following symptoms, it might be a good idea to install a dedicated water filtration system in your home.

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Heat Pump Problems to Watch for

Monday, November 16th, 2015

With cold weather here again, homeowners are going to start relying on their heating systems on a daily basis to keep them warm. If you are using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, there are some problems that you need to watch out for. The sooner you call for repairs, the better off your system will be. So let’s go over some of the signs to look for that indicate a problem with your heat pump.

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Some of the Unusual Movies Released for Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Hollywood has always tried to match movies up to the seasons to draw droves of viewers to the theaters: October is packed with fright-offerings, while the winter holidays skew toward warm and pleasing family films (as well as Oscar hopefuls). Valentine’s Day falls in an odd spot when it comes to the movie release calendar, however, since February tends to be a slower time for the film industry. The studios are as likely to slot strange movies that don’t fit anywhere else in their annual schedules into the Valentine’s Day weekend as they are films with powerful romantic appeal.

So, while the second weekend of February has featured hugely successful romantic comedies like Hitch, The Wedding Singer, and (of course) Valentine’s Day, some truly weird choices have debuted in this weekend as well. And a few have even gone on to tremendous success despite the bizarre match with the holiday. Here are a couple of the odder Valentine’s Day movie releases:

  • Dracula (1931): Yes, this Halloween perennial and the start of Universal Studio’s Classic Monsters actually came out on Valentine’s Day! But perhaps this makes some sense, as the Dracula legend has often received a “doomed lover” approach in the many years since Bela Lugosi made the aristocratic vampire a screen icon.
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991): Does any film seem less appropriate for Valentine’s Day than this unnerving and sometimes very violent psychological thriller? What’s even more astonishing than the film’s release date is that The Silence of the Lambs eventually nabbed the Oscar for Best Picture, an almost unheard of occurrence for a movie released so early in the year.
  • Daredevil (2003): This Marvel comic adaptation featuring Ben Affleck as a blind superhero does contain a romantic subplot, but the stronger connection to Valentine’s Day may just be that Daredevil wears a bright red costume.
  • A Good Day to Die Hard (2013): The least successful of the Die Hard film franchise, this is an excellent example of a studio dropping a film into a weekend where it doesn’t fit in the hopes that it works as counter-programming. (It didn’t.)
  • Wayne’s World (1992): Now here is an example of counter-programming that clicked with audiences. This comedy based on a Saturday Night Live sketch turned into one of that year’s biggest hits and spawned a sequel.

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with a trip to the movie theater, or you have your own special plans, everyone here at Tuckers Air Conditioning & Heating hopes you and your loved ones have a wonderful weekend.

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What Benefits are There to Switching to a Heat Pump?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Here in Rockville, MD our winters are plenty cold, our summers are hot and muggy, which means homeowners need both a great heating and cooling system for their homes. In light of that, you may want to consider switching to a heat pump, which combines the effects of a heater and an air conditioner into one single unit. It uses the same basic technology as an air conditioner, but with a few twists to make it useable any time of the year. Heat pumps offer several advantages over other heating systems. What benefit are there to switching to a heat pump? A few quick answers can be found below.

  • Increased efficiency. Heat pumps use less energy than normal HVAC systems, since they transfer heat rather than creating it by burning a fuel (it absorbs it from the nearby air during the heating and cooling process). That means it uses energy very efficiently, and can save you money on your utility bills.
  • Convenience. Since heat pumps both heat and cool your home, you only need one HVAC system. This can not only save on money on the initial installation, but also means you don’t have to worry about whether or not your furnace will turn on at the beginning of the heating season, you’ll know your heat pump is running and able to change modes.
  • Resale value. Because heat pumps are so efficient, they can improve the resale value of your home when the time comes to sell.

For more answers to the question “what benefits are there to switching to a heat pump?” call upon the experts at Tuckers Air Conditioning & Heating. We operate in Rockville, heating and heat pumps are among our specialties, and our courteous staff will be happy to discuss any repairs or installation operation you may have in mind. Pick up the phone to set up an appointment today 301-670-0034.

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Tuckers Recieves the Bryant® Medal of Excellence

Friday, August 17th, 2012

We are very pleased to be a part of the Bryant® Medal of Excellence program. at Tuckers Air Conditioning and Heating we are committed to providing the best service to our clients. Our employees are hired for their skills and customer service and we only work with the best equipment. We provide many services including heating and cooling installation, maintenance and repair.

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“The Bryant® Medal of Excellence (MOE) program rewards dealers who do Whatever It Takes to ensure customer satisfaction while improving their overall business and excelling in their marketplace.

Each MOE winner has displayed a strong commitment to providing quality products and services while ensuring that their customers are completely satisfied.”

Tuckers Air Conditioning and Heating proudly serves the air conditioning needs of Gaithersburg, Germantown, Bethesda and the surrounding area. We offer AC, heating, geothermal and air quality services.

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Tuckers Has the Only 15 Year Part & Labor Warranty!

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

15 Year Warranty | Gaithersburg | TuckersTuckers is now proud to be the only contractor offering a 15 Year Part & Labor warranty.  Along with our Lifetime Unit replacement when a compressor or heat exchanger fails, your next purchase of HVAC equipment could be your last.

When you purchase a new AC or heating system, you want to know that it will last. We are proud to be the only contractor offering a 15 year warranty. Sign for our USA Club maintenance plan and you will get the 15 Year Parts & Labor Warranty on qualifying systems as well as priority service, hundreds of dollars in discounts, and 2 annual maintenance visit per year. You will also get a 5 Year Parts & Labor Guarantee on any service part replacement.

If you need a new air conditioning or heating system we can help you select the best system for your home. Our expert team will install your new home comfort system properly. After the install you want to make your investment last. We highly recommend that our clients join the USA Club maintenance plan. There is no better way to keep your HVAC system in top shape, while saving money on maintenance and repair costs. At Tuckers, we provide quality service in Gaithersburg, Germantown, Montgomery County and the surrounding area.

 

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