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

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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Signs You Need a New Heater

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Replacing your home’s heating system may not be how you want to spend the first month of 2019, but if you detect the signs your heater is on its last legs, having it done as soon as possible is the best route. The winter weather is only going to get colder, and if your heater breaks down on you, it can mean a longer stretch without any heating at all—you never want that.

We want you to catch early the indications you have a heater that’s near The End. There are many different signs of a dying heater, and they’ll usually come in a cluster. Please don’t ignore these and simply hope the heater will make it through to spring!

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How to Prepare Your Plumbing System for Winter

Monday, December 17th, 2018

frozen-pipeIt’s getting colder, and the temperatures will continue to drop until they reach the lows of January and February. If you haven’t yet taken steps to protect the plumbing of your home for the ice-cold season, now is definitely the time.

We know December is a busy month for most people, but preparing the plumbing in a house to avoid damage from frozen and bursting pipes is one of the most important jobs to have done for a home.

And you don’t need to do it alone: a professional plumber in Bethesda, MD can help make the work easier and take care of tasks that may require special training and tools.

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Careful of These Threats to Your Water Line

Monday, May 7th, 2018

water-lineOf all the various parts of your plumbing system, the most important is the water line. All water that flows into your home, whether from a well or from a city water main, flows through this pipe first. So, if you want your plumbing system to continue operating as smoothly as possible, it’s a good idea to make sure that your water line stays healthy. Part of doing that is familiarizing yourself with the signs that your water line is in trouble, and knowing when to call for repairs. Below are some of the more typical issues that your water line may run into, and what you should do about them.

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Signs It’s Time for a New Furnace

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

FurnaceFurnaces don’t last forever, regardless of how well you treat them. That doesn’t mean that you should just let yours degrade, of course, but it does mean that you should know when to throw in the proverbial towel and install a new one. You don’t want your first warning sign of your furnace getting towards the end of its life to be when it breaks down permanently. Have a look at the following signs that you really should replace your furnace sooner rather than later.

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Why is My Furnace Not Heating?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Gas-Burner-AssemblySo, you’re sitting at home, watching TV and thankful that you’re not out in the weather, when suddenly all the heat seems to dissipate from the room like you just read some Latin from that old book you found in the basement. What the heck is going on? Well, it sounds like you might have a problem with your furnace. Loss of furnace output is a common issue, and tends to happen during this time of year. This is when the most demand is placed on the average heating system, after all. If your furnace isn’t heating properly, and you want to find out why, read on.

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The Advantages of Installing a Boiler System

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

BoilerFor some homeowners, now is the time of year when it’s a good idea to replace their heating system with a new one. Either the current system is old, or just doesn’t fit the home that well. Maybe they’re moving into a brand new home that doesn’t even have a heating system yet. No matter what the reason, if you’re one of those people who needs a new heating system, you should consider the benefits of installing a boiler.

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Signs You Need a New Heat Pump

Monday, October 9th, 2017

heat-pump-technicianThe weather will be getting colder soon, despite the current heat. That means that you’re going to be switching your heat pump from cooling to heating pretty soon, without letting up on the amount of demand. Before the weather gets too cold, now would be a good time to evaluate your heat pump to see if it can get you through another winter. If not, you should probably replace it now rather than wait for the weather to get much colder. The longer you wait, the more problems you create for the system, up to and including a sudden breakdown. Have a look at some of the signs that it’s time to install a new heat pump.

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Keep Your Plumbing System in Good Shape with These Tips

Monday, August 28th, 2017

plumbing-maintenanceThe plumbing system is one of the most important parts of your home. Just think about how much more difficult your life would be if you didn’t have access to running water. Unfortunately, the plumbing system is also quite difficult to maintain, at times. Most issues that afflict plumbing systems are difficult to detect at first, and can have widespread effects on the rest of the home. It’s important that you know what steps you can take to keep your plumbing system in the best possible condition for as long as possible.

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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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