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

Why Your Heat Pump Isn’t Switching Modes Anymore

Monday, October 16th, 2023

Your heat pump wears two hats: it’s both the heater and the air conditioner in your home. They’re both important, but it’s a complicated system to maintain. When it switches from one mode to another, it can run into issues and get stuck in place. So what do you do now?

Through our heater repair in Bethesda, MD, we’ve seen this issue pop up time and time again. Let’s talk about what it means, how you can prevent it from happening in the future, and why it requires a technician’s touch to remedy the situation. 

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How Often Do You Really Need AC Maintenance?

Monday, September 18th, 2023

We all know that maintenance plays a huge role in how your air conditioner operates. It keeps energy costs low, prevents many repair requests, but how often do you need to have AC maintenance to enjoy those effects?

When you get AC maintenance in Bethesda, MD, it’s important to note that maintenance for air conditioners and heat pumps are different. Many homeowners have made the jump to heat pumps, but these machines differ in important ways that change the scope of maintenance. We’ll explain below.

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Clear Signs You Need a New Electric Water Heater

Monday, August 21st, 2023

Water heaters are usually out of sight and out of mind. But what happens when you encounter problems that feel much bigger than the last time? You have to listen to the signs and know when it’s time for electric water heater replacement in Bethesda, MD.

Here’s a list of classic signals that an electric water heater can send your way to let you know it’s nearing the end of its life. Once you know what to look for, you’ll be much better equipped to listen and get a replacement before it breaks down for real.

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Most Common Tankless Water Heater Problems

Monday, January 23rd, 2023
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Tankless water heaters are innovative and extremely helpful for many homeowners, but they’re not perfect. Even your efficient tankless water heater can still runs into its fair share of problems.

At one point or another, you’ll need water heater service in Bethesda, MD for your tankless water heater. We’re here to tell you about the most common problems you’ll run into so you can know what to expect.

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Heating Problems That Regular Maintenance Helps You Avoid

Monday, January 9th, 2023
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If you don’t change the oil in your car, eventually it turns to sludge, clogs the engine, and you have a bigger mess on your hands than that $30 oil change you avoided. The same works with maintenance for your heater.

Don’t wait to call heating service in Bethesda, MD until your heater is busted; schedule preventative maintenance and keep your system in tip top shape as often as possible. Let’s run through some common heating problems that can happen when you neglect maintenance for too long.

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Why Drain Cleaning Maintenance Is Important

Monday, October 17th, 2022
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When was the last time your home had drain maintenance? If you don’t know when it was, that might explain these common drain problems we’re going to talk about. Your drains need regular maintenance just like your air conditioner system does, and this is why.

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What Can Happen If You Leave a Dirty Air Filter in Place

Monday, August 8th, 2022
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Changing your air filter is one of the most important parts of maintaining your air conditioning system, but many homeowners forget to do it. Without giving your AC a new air filter every 1 to 3 months, you run the risk of short-cycling, low airflow, and even system damage. 

The air filter is one of the simplest but most critical components of your HVAC system. It prevents dirt, dust, and debris from building up in your AC. It also defends your system against larger hazards that could break the entire AC or even start a fire.

If you ever find yourself in need of air conditioning repair in Bethesda, MD, your air filter may be the reason why. 

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How Long Should You Keep Repairing Your Furnace?

Monday, January 24th, 2022
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The majority of homeowners often wonder when they should stop repairing their furnace and replace it with a new one instead. While it’s impossible to generalize all furnaces, there are several tips you can use to help you determine when to stop repairing your heating system. From rising heating costs and the age of the furnace to temperature fluctuations and loud noises, there are multiple signs to watch out for that will tell you it’s time to replace the old furnace with a new eco-friendly one.

This post will discuss how long you should keep repairing your furnace and the signs to look out for. If you want to make an informed decision about replacing your furnace, get in touch with Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing technicians to discuss the most recent eco-friendly heating systems in the market.

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Some Plumbing Resolutions for 2022

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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Have you already made your New Year’s Resolutions for 2022? Even if you have, you can always add a few more—especially ones that aren’t too difficult to follow through on. We recommend you make some resolutions about your plumbing system for this year. These resolutions will help keep your plumbing in the best shape possible and lower the chances you’ll need to call professionals for plumbing service in Bethesda, MD due to an emergency. 

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Why DIY Plumbing Is a Bad Idea

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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“Fix-it-yourself” is a popular modern philosophy, and we agree with it—for some parts of a house. Getting out the tools and going to the hardware store for supplies can help you save money with several repairs around your home, and some people even enjoy getting hands-on with solving issues on their own. 

When it comes to the plumbing in a home, however, DIY should be off the table except for some basic fixes such as cleaning out aerators in faucet heads. As tempted as you may feel to put on a belt filled with all the wrenches you can carry, residential plumbing jobs such as leak repair, toilet replacement, drain cleaning, and anything to do with water heaters are not for amateurs. Unless you’re a professional plumber yourself, leave your plumbing in Bethesda, MD in the hands of our licensed plumbers.

Below we’ll go over some reasons amateur plumbing is a mistake.

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