Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

Is Your Home’s Second Floor Too Hot?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Heat naturally rises, which is something anyone who lives in a two-story house understands. When there’s no air conditioner running, the upper floor of a house will feel hotter than the lower parts of the house.

A central HVAC system sends cooled air throughout a house to the rooms through vents so the cooling is evenly distributed. At least, it should be evenly distributed. But this isn’t always the case. If you’ve noticed that the upper floor of your home is much hotter than normal when the air conditioning is running, it points toward a number of possible problems—but fortunately, they all have solutions if you work with a professional Frederick, MD air conditioning contractor like Tuckers.

Below are some of the reasons for the overheated second floor and what can be done to fix them.

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Electrical AC Issues: A Closer Look at Capacitors and Contactors

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Whenever we talk about why “do-it-yourself” isn’t an option when it comes to air conditioning repair, we mention just how complicated the modern AC is. It’s not only an intricate refrigerant-based system that requires special licensing to handle, it’s also a complex electrical device with motors, wires, a control board, and numerous other electrical intricacies. This is why an HVAC repair technician must have years of training and pass special licensing tests.

Today we’re going to take a look at two important parts of the electrical system inside an AC: the capacitors and the contactors. These are temporary parts that eventually wear down to the point that they’ll need a professional to replace them. If you schedule annual maintenance for your air conditioning system, technicians will catch early on when these parts need to be replaced. But even with this level of care, you may have an air conditioning system that suddenly won’t work because of failed capacitors or contactors.

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A Clogged HVAC Filter Can Cause Terrible Things!

Monday, July 1st, 2019
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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.

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How You May Accidentally Waste Energy With Your AC

Monday, May 20th, 2019
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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.

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Get Ready for Warmer Weather Now! Schedule AC Maintenance

Monday, March 25th, 2019
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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.

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Be Careful of These Air Conditioning Problems This Summer

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

air-conditioner-maintenanceJust because we’re getting closer to the end of summer doesn’t mean you aren’t going to use the air conditioner for the rest of the season. There are still likely to be a few times when you’re going to need your air conditioner before it turns off for the rest of the season. For those times, it’s important that you keep an eye out for problems that might arise with the air conditioner. You don’t want to end the summer by paying high AC repair costs, after all. The following are a few of the more common problems you might run into during the next couple weeks.

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Why Weird Air Conditioning Noises are Bad News

Monday, July 16th, 2018

AC-FanSummer is the time of year when you need to be most vigilant about detecting problems with your air conditioner. Preventive maintenance can keep your system fairly healthy during the high-stress summer season, but it’s not a perfect solution. Even with regular inspection and maintenance appointments, you need to keep an eye out for signs that your system is in trouble. One of the easiest ways to tell whether or not your air conditioner is in need of repairs is to listen for the system making weird noises during operation. If that starts happening, you should definitely have a technician take a look at the system for you. The following are some of the more common sounds that indicate your air conditioner is in trouble.

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Why its’ Important to Have Your AC Filter Cleaned Every 3 Months

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Did you know that your air conditioner contains an air filter? If you did, do you know where it is and how often it needs maintenance? Keeping your air conditioner’s air filter in good shape is vital for maintaining the health of your entire system. Read on to find more about your AC air filter, and what can happen if it isn’t cleaned every 3 months.

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Listen for These Strange Air Conditioner Noises

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

As we move further into summer, you’re going to start using your air conditioner to keep cool more often. That means more wear and tear on the system, which means more chances for something to break. One of the first signs that there’s a problem with your air conditioner is strange noises coming from inside it. So, let’s go over some of the strange air conditioner noises that indicate a problem with your system.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Icing Over?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Spring is coming to an end, which means you’re probably already starting to use your air conditioner on an increasingly regular basis. As you start to use your air conditioner more often, you may start to notice ice forming on the inside unit. This is not a good sign, and is something that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. Read on to find out more about why air conditioner ice is such a bad thing.

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