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

Why You Might Want to Install a Heat Pump This Spring

Monday, March 18th, 2024

Is it time to upgrade your older HVAC system with a new model? If so, a heat pump may be just the solution that you are looking for. If you’ve been looking for a heat pump contractor in Rockville, you’re in the right place.

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of installing a heat pump for whole-house heating and cooling. Then give our team a call to schedule your in-home assessment so we can review how a heat pump would meet your needs and help you pick out the model that best fits your home and expectations.

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What Is the Difference Between Freon and Puron?

Monday, May 17th, 2021

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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The Perks of Professional Services

Monday, September 28th, 2020

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable throughout the year, your biggest ally is going to be a professional HVAC technician from a trusted HVAC company in Frederick, MD. Perhaps you’ve been considering trying your hand at DIY work on your air conditioner or even letting your friend’s nephew (an amateur) try to get the job done.

We would strongly advise against these options. Not only is it less safe for your system, but it is also more likely to add problems rather than solve them. Working with a professional will give you peace of mind along with great comfort. Here is why.

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Why the Filter Is So Important

Monday, July 6th, 2020

There are multiple different parts that are important to the operation of your HVAC system in Jefferson, MD and the professionals at Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing are able to help with all of them. From something as big as your evaporator coil to something seemingly small as an air filter, our technicians will be able to keep everything working right.

But, wait, your air filter needs work? If you didn’t know that your HVAC system’s air filter played a huge role in the ability to cool your home, we would love to fill you in–and help you keep it in working condition.

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Don’t Forget Your AC Maintenance

Monday, May 11th, 2020

You may not be thinking about the condition that your air conditioning system is in just yet as the weather is still somewhat cool. However, you should still be thinking ahead about getting your system taken care of.

Air conditioning maintenance in Jefferson is pretty important if you want to make sure that your system is going to be up to the task of keeping you cool when the temperatures start to rise. This service might not seem worth it but it is definitely something that you should get annually. There are several reasons for this.

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Tips for Keeping Your Pets Cool This Summer

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Staying cool is a top priority for people during the boiling summer months. For most of us, that means getting our air conditioning systems into top condition and staying out of the sun as much as possible. You aren’t the only one that has to deal with the hot weather during the summer, though. Your pets also have to deal with high temperatures. For the sake of your pet’s health and comfort, you should follow our tips for keeping them cool this summer.

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Do I Need a New AC?

Monday, April 24th, 2017

air-conditioner-moneyIf you are careful about scheduling prompt repairs and maintenance, you can get quite a few years of quality service out of your air conditioner. At some point, though, even the best-maintained air conditioners need to be replaced. If your air conditioner isn’t able to get you through this summer, it’s highly recommended that you replace it now. You really don’t want to suddenly have your air conditioner break down on you in the middle of the hottest season of the year. Be on the lookout for the following signs that your air conditioner is reaching the end of its life, so that you can replace it in time for summer.

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What Various Air Conditioning Noises Mean

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

If you’ve had your air conditioner for a summer or two, you probably know what noises it’s supposed to make while it’s operating. What does it mean when your air conditioner starts making some very unusual noises, though? That entirely depends on the noises you’re hearing. It’s best to call for a professional any time you hear an unusual noise coming from your air conditioner. While you’re waiting for them to arrive, though, here are a few possible causes of weird air conditioner noises.

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Air Conditioner Short-Cycling: What You Need to Know

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Have you ever noticed your air conditioner turning itself on and off every couple of minutes? If so, you may have a short-cycling problem. Short-cycling is a very serious threat to the health of an air conditioner, decreasing its effectiveness dramatically and increasing the chance of a breakdown. In order to address air conditioner short-cycling, you should first understand what causes it. Let’s take a look at why short-cycling happens, and how to address it.

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Reasons Why Your AC Output is Dropping

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Summer is here, and that means your air conditioner is probably working a lot more than it does during other times of the year. That increased stress of operating on an almost daily basis tends to bring out problems that otherwise would lie dormant. One of the most common symptoms that your air conditioner is experiencing one of these problems is the loss of output. If your air conditioner isn’t blowing as much cool air as it should, read on to find out why.

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