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

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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Should You Consider a Heat Pump?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Keeping your home warm as we enter the winter season is important to focus on. A big part of this is knowing to turn to a reliable HVAC company in Frederick, MD for your heating services including replacements and installations. We are happy to be that professional company you can turn to.

If you are ready to get enjoy great heating comfort in your home this season, it may be a good idea to consider a heat pump mini split. These are great heating systems and can be a great solution for your home’s comfort needs. We can provide you with some things to know about heat pumps that will help you determine if they are a good match for you.

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How To Tell Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Your heat pump is an important part of your home. Thanks to its ability to move heat, it can offer you both heating and cooling throughout the year. In order to keep doing this reliably though, your heat pump will need professional services at some point, whether it is maintenance or heater repair in Urbana, MD.

If you have been careful to schedule regular maintenance for your heat pump since having it installed, you may not have needed to schedule repairs for it just yet. However that does create a small problem: you might not know what the signs are that signal that your heat pump requires repairs. If you aren’t sure what the indicators are that you need to schedule heat pump repairs, we can give you both the information and the services you need.

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The Benefits of Heat Pump Installation

Monday, September 26th, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new heating system, you have a lot of different options to choose from. Each home heating system has its own set of pros and cons, and is suited to a different set of individual needs. It’s important that you narrow down which heating system is the right one for your unique situation before having one installed. Read on to find out more about heat pumps, how they work, and the advantages that they can offer you.

Heat Pumps

A heat pump is constructed less like a heater and more like an air conditioner. Two units evaporate and condense refrigerant to move heat from one place to another, just like an air conditioner does. The difference is that heat pumps have a reversing valve, which allows them to change the direction that refrigerant flows through the system. By doing this, the heat pump can act as either a heater or air conditioner.

Advantages of Heat Pumps

By using a heat pump all year-round, you are condensing two different climate control functions into one system. That’s immensely helpful when it comes to saving space and money on climate control. Heat pumps are also quite a bit more energy efficient than most combustion based heating systems. They don’t have to burn fuel to generate heat, and so they don’t cost nearly as much to heat the home. They also don’t produce any toxic combustion byproducts, like some furnaces and boilers do. If you’re looking for a way to make your home more energy efficient and comfortable at the same time, you should consider installing a heat pump system in your home.

Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing offers heat pump installation services throughout Gaithersburg, MD. If you need heat pump services, call today to schedule an appointment.

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Why Your Heat Pump Output is Low

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The very last thing you want to have happen during a record-breaking summer heatwave is to have your heat pump output drop. If your heat pump isn’t putting out as much cool air as it should be, there could be a number of different reasons why. Let’s take a look at some of the more common reasons why your heat pump output might be low, and what can be done to fix them.

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When to Replace Your Heat Pump

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Heat pumps can last a fairly long time, if they are properly taken care of. However, no matter how well you treat your heat pump, you will eventually need a new one. What’s important is that you be able to properly identify when your heat pump is reaching the end of its life. If the system can’t get you through another summer, you’re going to want to replace it before the truly hot weather hits. That is, unless you enjoy suddenly being without cooling during a record-breaking heat wave. Let’s take a look at some signs that you need to replace your heat pump.

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What It Means When Your Heat Pump Ices Over

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

If you have a heat pump installed in your home, you may have noticed ice building up on the outside unit while it’s running. This isn’t an emergency, per se, or even necessarily a problem. However, it can quickly become an issue under the right circumstances. Read on to find out why ice forms on your heat pump, and when to call for repairs.

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Heat Pump Problems to Watch for

Monday, November 16th, 2015

With cold weather here again, homeowners are going to start relying on their heating systems on a daily basis to keep them warm. If you are using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, there are some problems that you need to watch out for. The sooner you call for repairs, the better off your system will be. So let’s go over some of the signs to look for that indicate a problem with your heat pump.

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Advantages of Installing a Heat Pump this Fall

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

If you’re in the market for a new heating system this fall, the number of options can be a little overwhelming. The more you know about each option, though, the better equipped you’ll be to make a decision. With that in mind, let’s take a look at heat pumps and the advantages they offer.

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Common Heat Pump Problems to Watch For

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Heat pumps are becoming more and more popular, thanks to the unique advantages that they provide to homeowners. Just like any other system, however, they occasionally develop problems. The faster you can recognize problems with your heat pump, the faster you’ll be able to get them repaired and the more damage you’ll be able to prevent. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some common heat pump problems to watch out for.

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