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

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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Are Coffee Grounds Okay to Go Down the Sink or Disposal?

Monday, July 11th, 2022
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It feels as if there’s a constant war of information about what can and cannot go down a kitchen drain or kitchen garbage disposal. You may have heard that you should pour cold water down the disposal when you run it—or you should run hot water. (We’re on the cold water side, as it solidifies fats, oils, and grease so they’ll wash down the drain easier.) And you’ve probably heard conflicting information about coffee grounds going down the sink or disposal:

  • Coffee grounds can help clean the drain and make it smell pleasant.
  • Coffee ground will clog the drain and damage the disposal.

Which is it? As professional plumbers, we can give you an expert opinion, which is…

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How Dirty Coils Create AC Problems

Monday, June 27th, 2022
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Your air conditioning system has two sets of coils that are responsible for it to do its basic job of cooling your house. An AC works through a process called heat exchange, which is the movement of heat from one place to another. The job of the refrigerant coils in heat exchange is to directly interact with the air. The indoor coil (known as the evaporator coil) removes heat from the air blown over it, and the outdoor coil (known as the condenser coil) releases this heat into the air outdoors.

An AC’s coils can run into several problems that will require air conditioning repair in Rockville, MD to prevent the air conditioning system from turning inefficient, losing cooling power, overheating, or developing ice along the coils. The most common problem for the coils is when they get dirty.

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Why Hard Water Is Bad for Your Plumbing

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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Hard water may not make you sick but it can damage the plumbing in your home. Hard water has a large amount of calcium and magnesium that gets deposited in your home’s plumbing appliances and pipes over time. 

This can cause blockages and may even lead to leaks in your pipes and faucets. You can install a water softener to improve your plumbing in Rockville, MD. In this, blog, we’ll look at some of the problems caused by hard water and why a water softener is a good way to address them.

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Options If You Need a New AC Before Summer

Monday, April 22nd, 2019
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Is your home ready for the first true day of summer heat—whenever that may be? We can help see that your current system is in top shape with routine maintenance or air conditioning repair in Rockville, MD.

But repairs and maintenance may no longer be enough. This spring might be when you replace an aging AC that drains too much power and costs too much in repairs. If it looks like it’s time for a new AC (and our technicians can always help you make this choice if you’re unsure), you have several options for a new unit.

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The Importance of Furnace Maintenance

Monday, February 11th, 2019

furnace-in-basementIt’s the second half of winter, and if you didn’t schedule regular maintenance for your furnace back in the fall, you may think it’s too late to bother. You can wait until the next fall to have it done.

But it isn’t too late! Furnace maintenance needs to be done annually. Although it’s always best to have the furnace maintained in fall to beat out the first cold days of winter, it’s better to have it done late than to skip it entirely. Furnace maintenance isn’t a luxury or “bonus” for the heating system—it’s essential. Call on a professional Rockville, MD, HVAC company today to arrange for a tune-up and inspection of your furnace.

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Be Careful of These Common Heating Problems

Monday, December 31st, 2018

cold-man-with-thermostatAs we move into the New Year, we also move into the deepest and coldest part of the winter season. This is the time when you’ll depend the most on the heating system warming your home—and if it starts to fail, or does fail, you’ll want the problem fixed immediately. You can depend on us for your residential heating repair in Rockville, MD. We have the finest technicians on our staff, and they can restore your heater to its proper working condition so you and your family can enjoy the winter season.

We’d like to point out a few common heating problems you may run into so you’ll know what to do and when to call our number for help.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Iced Over? That’s Not Good!

Monday, October 8th, 2018

frozen-air-condtionerHas your air conditioner been slowly accumulating ice over the last few days or weeks? No, that isn’t due to the impending arrival of fall. It’s actually a symptom of a serious problem that can cause your entire air conditioner to break down if you don’t deal with it as quickly as possible. If your air conditioner has ice on it, you need to call a professional technician to handle it for you. Let’s go over why ice forms on the air conditioner, and what you can do to stop it from happening.

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Why Your Water Heater Isn’t Providing Hot Water

Monday, August 27th, 2018

tank-water-heaterA water heater that isn’t providing hot water isn’t good for much. That’s kind of its entire purpose for existing, after all. Of course, just because your water heater isn’t currently providing water, doesn’t mean that you need to get a new one. It’s possible that you just have a problem of some sort in the system that needs to be resolved for it to return to normal function. If your water heater isn’t providing enough hot water, read on to find out why that might be happening.

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Why is My Furnace Making Weird Noises?

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Furnace-TechHopefully, you’ve been staying vigilant for any signs that your furnace is having trouble over the last few months. The faster you can identify signs that your furnace is malfunctioning in some way, the faster you can have it fixed. One of the more obvious warning signs that something isn’t quite right with your furnace is if the system is making strange noises while it’s operating. If your furnace is doing this, you should call for repairs as soon as you can. The following are some of the more common noises that indicate a problem with the system.

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