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

The Benefits of a Dual Fuel Heating System

Monday, February 3rd, 2020
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People across the United States are looking for ways to improve their energy efficiency. This means using less energy and losing less of what you use too. One of the many great ways to do this is to utilize highly energy efficient home comfort systems such as the heat pump.

Energy efficiency is a great thing to work towards but it doesn’t always keep you comfortable. After all, a heat pump’s greatest weakness is freezing cold temperatures. This doesn’t make it a bad system, it just means that your heat pump may not be able to do its job efficiently all year round.

But what if this didn’t need to be a problem? When you use a dual fuel system, it won’t be!

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Humidity Can Help Your Comfort!

Monday, January 20th, 2020
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We know it sounds strange but hear us out. Humidity isn’t always a bad thing–it just depends on what you are looking for in terms of comfort. If you are looking to cool off, humidity is definitely a hindrance. However, humidity can offer a helping hand in the effort to keep you and your home warm.

If you are curious about the benefits of humidity in the effort to keep your home comfy during winter, we are happy to give you some information. On top of that, if you are looking for ways to improve the environment in your home throughout the cooler months of the year, our service technicians are ready to help.

For now though let’s discuss how humidity can actually be helpful for your comfort and your indoor air quality in Jefferson, MD.

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When Was the Last Time You Cleaned Your Ducts?

Monday, January 6th, 2020
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Have you noticed that your home is a little dustier than normal? Your dust rags are being put to good use but you are feeling like the air in your home is more dust than anything else at this stage!

Believe it or not, the issue may not lie with your cleaning habits. It may actually be a hidden offender behind your vents. We are talking about your ductwork of course.

Your ducts, while hidden from sight, play a huge role in your indoor air quality and even in how dusty or clean your home can be. There is a reason that our team offers duct cleaning in Jefferson, MD after all; we know how vital clean ductwork is!

Before you go back to dusting, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of how and why duct cleaning can impact your indoor air quality.

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Tips to Improve Your IAQ

Monday, December 23rd, 2019
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It is literally freezing outside. With temperatures in the 30s and below, most of us are hiding out indoors as much as possible and doing our best to stay warm. However, there are times when the comfortably warm environment of our homes can be our worst enemy.

What we are talking about of course is when your home plays host to a lot of dust, dirt, and debris. This can create the feeling of dry, dusty conditions that trigger respiratory irritation, allergies, and plain old discomfort. When your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is poor, it is less than pleasant. Thankfully, we can help you find a few different ways to improve your IAQ so you can enjoy the rest of the season fully content.

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The Importance of Surge Protectors For Your Heater

Monday, December 9th, 2019
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We recently encountered a power surge in his neighborhood when a tree took out a power line, emphasized by a big flash of blue light. Of course, a power surge means that electronics that were plugged in that night were at risk of taking on damage. And, true to form, several homes discovered their heaters were out of commission once the power returned due to their electric motors taking on the full brunt of the power surge.

This incident of course prompted Carl to send the word out to remind our valued customers of the importance of surge protectors. Because, when the lights came back on, those in the neighborhood who had these handy devices installed discovered that the only thing the power surge took with it was the protectors themselves!

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5 Ways to Tell Your Heater Needs Help

Monday, November 25th, 2019
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Maryland is definitely like a slice of paradise. It’s green and fertile and full of interesting bits of history and engaging things to do. With that said, it also has a tendency to get a little chilly.

During these next several months when most of us are more inclined to enjoy the great indoors with a blanket, comfy clothes and hot drinks, we will rely on our heaters quite a bit. However, before you settle in for the human version of hibernation, we would advise that you double-check just how well your heater will operate before you end up without warmth when you really need it the most.

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