Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog

Icy AC? Reach Out For Repairs!

May 24th, 2021

If you’ve ever walked through a fair exhibit full of ice sculptures on a hot day, you probably know how pleasant that cool air is. With that said, ice belongs in ice sculptures, not in your air conditioner. And no, icy build-up doesn’t mean that your AC unit is working overtime.

If you’ve started to see ice on your air conditioner’s components then it is time to reach out for an AC repair in Frederick, MD. Curious how ice could be an indicator of a malfunctioning system? Let us give you the info you need to help you stay comfortable this summer.

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What Is the Difference Between Freon and Puron?

May 17th, 2021
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The words Freon and Puron cause confusion for people who aren’t in the HVAC industry. They probably know they’re refrigerants, but that’s it. They may not know which type is in their air conditioning system and if it matters which one is in there. 

For the most part, if you’re a homeowner it isn’t essential that you know the details about refrigerant types (called blends). Handling refrigerant is a job that only professionals licensed to work with air conditioning and other refrigeration equipment can do. However, there are a few facts about refrigerant (in particular, what Freon is) that are important to know if you have an older AC. 

Below, we’ll go into the difference between Freon and Puron, as well as clear up a common misunderstanding about Freon.

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3 Reasons To Get an AC Tune-Up

May 10th, 2021

Ready, set, GO! You just started out for your first marathon…and you didn’t train at ALL. How do you think you’re going to do? Without getting into the nitty-gritty of this, the short answer is likely going to be “not good.”

You need to train to race in a marathon. Similarly, your AC needs to be prepared for its own marathon: the summer heatwave. Days and sometimes weeks of nonstop cooling for your home isn’t something to scoff at and your AC needs to be properly prepared to handle the challenge well.

That is what AC maintenance in Jefferson, MD is for.

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The Thermostat and Your Air Conditioner’s Limits

May 3rd, 2021
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It’s summer planning time, especially with our weather heating up to the point where we’ll need to have air conditioning systems running. Before you let your AC run too much, make sure to schedule regular maintenance service with us. It’s the best job you can have done for your air conditioning in Gaithersburg, MD. You’ll have reliable cooling at lower costs for the summer. 

Right now we want to talk about the thermostat that controls your AC and talk about something that many homeowners don’t know much about: the limits of what their ACs can do.

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Don’t Skip End-of-Season Boiler Repairs

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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Looking for a New AC Installation? A Few Things to Consider

April 19th, 2021
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Spring is the best time to replace an air conditioning system. The new AC will be ready to go before the first intense summer heat arrives, and you’ll have an easy time arranging for the installation during the mild spring temperatures. (Our team also has more open schedules at this time of the year, so convenient appointments are easy to come by.)

Getting a new AC is a big step—one you usually only need to take every 12 to 15 years if you’ve kept your current AC in good shape. Below are a few things to consider as you start to debate about upgrading your residential cooling system.

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The Impact a Bad Filter Can Have

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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Here’s 5 Things That May Be Clogging Your Drain

April 5th, 2021
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Drain clogs are one of the most common annoyances for residential plumbing, and we’re certain you’ve run into a few over the years. Sometimes a plunger can clear them, other times you need to call for professional plumbers to work their craft. We offer fantastic drain cleaning in Frederick, MD for when the plunger won’t solve the problem. (And please don’t try to use chemical drain cleaners as an alternative. These chemical concoctions can damage your pipes and aren’t that effective.)

We’re going to list five common sources of drain clogs to help you get a better idea of why calling professional plumbers is the best step when you’ve got clogged or slow drains.

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3 Signs Something Is Wrong with Your Boiler

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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Once Again: Time for AC Maintenance!

March 22nd, 2021
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We love it when we can tell our customers that it’s time to schedule annual maintenance for their air conditioning in Frederick, MD. Why? Because it means that warm weather is almost here! It’s also an opportunity for us to best serve our customers, because inspecting, tuning-up, and maintaining their cooling equipment is one of the most vital jobs we offer. The benefits of it are tremendous, and it means happy customers who keep cool (for less) through the summer.

No, we’re not overselling it! Maintenance is something all HVAC contractors recommend, as well as all HVAC industry organizations and the US Department of Energy. When you join our maintenance plan (Tuckers Ultimate Service Agreement), you’ll receive numerous benefits. Here are the major ones:

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