COVID-19 Response From B. Tucker HVAC

Following Governor Kemp’s declaration of a healthcare emergency, and in response to the growing concern over the COVID-19 coronavirus, we at B. Tucker HVAC want you to know that we are doing everything we can to minimize everyone’s exposure to the virus. The safety of our staff and clients is guiding the decisions we take as we instill a variety of precautions at this time.

  • We are encouraging our staff to employ proper handwashing techniques.
  • We are requiring our employees to self report and self-quarantine should they begin to feel ill.
  • We are implementing social distancing techniques, and limiting in-home visit as much as possible.
  • We are carefully monitoring the situation, and following the guidelines set forth by the CDC, WHO and our local government.

Taking care of our B. Tucker family is of our utmost priority. We want you to know that we will still be implementing our Spring Service schedule, and will be happy to call/text or FaceTime/Skype you should you have any technical questions. We are always available via e-mail as well. Thank you in advance for your patience during this time. We are dedicated to the health and wellness of our clients, and will be sending emails as new information becomes available. Please take care of yourself and your family during this
outbreak.

Thank you,

Amber Dean

Director of Operations
B. Tucker HVAC

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What Does a SEER Rating Mean?

All air conditioning units have a SEER rating.  That stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.  This number represents the ratio of the cooling output over the season divided by the energy consumed in watt hours.  It is a measure of air conditioner and heat pump cooling efficiency.  The measurement is taken over the course of a typical cooling season.  The higher the number, the more efficient the unit. 

The minimum standard for a SEER rating is 14.  A maximum rating can range between 21 and 25.  Most newer air conditioning units will fall somewhere in this range.  The SEER rating is a maximum rating but doesn’t mean the unit always performs at that level.  Older air units may only have a SEER rating around 8 or 9.  This means those units are not very energy efficient.  The SEER rating is labeled on the yellow “Energy Guide” sticker found on the air conditioning unit.

When replacing an old AC unit, you’ll want to choose one that has a SEER rating of 13 or higher.  That upgrade will significantly reduce the cooling costs for the homeowner.  Today’s air conditioning units are 20-40% more efficient than models that are 10 years old.

AC units with a low SEER rating usually run on one speed.  These older units turn off and on more frequently.  They also tend to cool unevenly, leaving hot and cold spots in the house.  Units with a higher SEER rating generally have a variable speed compressor.  They provide greater indoor comfort and remove more humidity (moisture) from the air.

When getting ready to purchase a new unit, how high a SEER rating is high enough?  The answer varies and will depend on several factors including:

  • How many hours on average will the system run each day?
  • At what temperature will the thermostat be set?
  • How much insulation does the home have?
  • Are the windows good quality, or do they leak?
  • How often will the filters be changed?
  • How regularly will the system receive routine maintenance?

The Energy Star website has an energy savings calculator that can help homeowners decide what SEER rating to consider for their new unit.  Your HVAC contractor should also provide clear information and work with you to determine what best meets your needs.

HVAC Preventive Maintenance

Advantages of HVAC Preventive Maintenance

Heating and cooling systems are among the most important things to maintain in your home.  These systems keep your home comfortable in all seasons.  There is nothing worse than coming home to find that the HVAC system has failed in the middle of winter or during a heat wave in July.  Regular system maintenance is critical to keeping everything in proper working order.  Here are some advantages to scheduling preventive maintenance for your HVAC system.

Fewer repairs– Regular maintenance allows technicians to catch small problems before they become a major expensive repair.  This can save the homeowner money in the long run.

System Longevity– Maintaining the HVAC system can increase its lifespan.  A unit that is regularly serviced and cleaned will run as it should with fewer break downs.  Just as your vehicle will run longer with regular maintenance, so will your HVAC system.

Lower Energy Bills– Systems that are not well maintained don’t run as efficiently as they should.  This can result in higher utility bills for the homeowner.

Better Air Quality– An HVAC system that is regularly cleaned and maintained will provide better air quality in your home.  Regular maintenance includes changing the air filters.

Regular HVAC preventive maintenance can pay for itself by preventing future repairs or expensive break downs.  There are many things the average homeowner is not trained to do.  An experienced HVAC technician will perform a thorough inspection of the system and all its components.  The technician will lubricate moving parts, check the condensation drain, check and repair any leaks in the system, check the system controls and thermostat, and clean the blower, evaporator, and condenser coils.  Having a preventive maintenance relationship with an HVAC company may offer other benefits to the homeowner, such as discounts on repairs and priority service scheduling when there is a problem.

At B Tucker Heating & Air we recommend having your HVAC serviced at least twice a year for best results and system longevity.  Call us today to learn about our Preventative Maintenance.

B. Tucker Heating & Air Accredited by Better Business Bureau

PRESS RELEASE

B. Tucker Heating & Air, an Atlanta HVAC company, has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).  This coveted accreditation signifies trust and integrity.  Businesses receiving accreditation are granted exclusive use of the BBB logo and seal.  This useful tool helps consumers find businesses they can trust.

BBB Accreditation standards require that businesses build trust, advertise honestly, tell the truth, be transparent in their dealings, honor promises, be responsive, safeguard customer data, and embody integrity.  Accredited businesses are listed in the BBB directory.

“B. Tucker Heating & Air is proud to be a BBB Accredited Business,” shares Barney Tucker, founder and president of the Atlanta HVAC company.  “We strive to maintain the highest levels of personal service, making sure the job is completed right the first time.”

B. Tucker Heating & Air is a family-owned business providing residential and light commercial heating, cooling, and ventilation solutions for Atlanta area customers.  Their highly qualified HVAC technicians install, service, and repair all major brands.  B. Tucker Heating & Air services electric, gas, and dual fuel systems.  Their preventative maintenance plans keep HVAC units running in peak condition and may prolong the life of the system.

To book an appointment for HVAC services and repairs in Atlanta, call 404-298-1314 or visit the new website at http://www.btuckerhvac.com/.

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About B. Tucker Heating & Air

B. Tucker Heating & Air is a full service heating and air conditioning company in metro Atlanta providing repairs, system installations, and preventative maintenance plans.  Experienced technicians service all major brands.  B. Tucker Heating & Air promises honest and efficient service, making sure the job is done right the first time. 

Changing Furnace Air Filter

Importance of a Fall HVAC Tune Up

Now is the time to schedule a fall tune up for your HVAC system.  Fall is the transition period between the cooling and heating seasons.  However, Atlanta nights have already become cool enough for many homeowners to turn on their heat.  Schedule a tune up now to ensure that your system is ready to go when your family needs it.

Regular fall maintenance keeps the HVAC system running smoothly and improves its performance and efficiency.  A trained technician can spot small problems and address them before they become costly repairs.  A tune up can extend the life of the system and save the homeowner money on their energy bills. 

The technician will check all electrical connections and switches.  Accumulated dust and debris will be cleaned from the system, and air flow will be tested.  The filters will be changed, if the homeowner has not already done so.  The thermostat should be reprogrammed for winter heating needs.  Fall is the time to turn on the whole house humidifier, if there is one.  The homeowner may consider having one installed to the HVAC system to make the house more comfortable.  A humidifier eliminates symptoms such as dry skin, eyes, noses, and throats caused by dry indoor air in the winter.

Homeowners sometimes assume that a newer HVAC system doesn’t need to be serviced.  However, many warranties require that regular maintenance be performed on the system to keep the warranty valid.  The HVAC system is a work horse in your home.  Protect that expensive investment by having it serviced regularly.

HVAC companies have more flexibility in scheduling a tune up before the weather gets really cold.  The demand for service always goes up when winter weather hits.  Be proactive and schedule now.  Avoid the frustration of having to deal with heating problems over the holidays when you are entertaining company. 

Call B Tucker Heating & Air today to schedule a fall tune up for your HVAC units.  Our experienced technicians service all major brands.      

B. Tucker Heating & Air Debuts New Website and Logo

B. Tucker Heating & Air, an Atlanta HVAC company, announces the debut of their new website and company logo.  The website is easy to navigate and provides a more comprehensive overview of all B. Tucker Heating & Air services including HVAC repairs, new HVAC system installations, and preventative maintenance plans.  Customers will find a helpful new blog which offers informative heating and air conditioning articles and addresses frequently asked questions.  The company’s new logo features an updated, refreshed look.

“The website was designed and built to focus on the needs of our customers,” explains Barney Tucker, founder and president of B. Tucker Heating & Air.  “It also highlights expanded north Atlanta communities we now service including Peachtree Corners, Johns Creek, Norcross, Suwanee, and Cumming / Windermere.”

B. Tucker Heating & Air has provided residential and light commercial heating, cooling, and ventilation solutions for Atlanta customers for more than 40 years.  Their experienced HVAC technicians are qualified to install and service major brands including Carrier, Lennox, Trane, and Rheem.  This full service Atlanta heating and air conditioning company services gas, electric, and dual fuel systems.  Quotes are fixed price, with no hidden surprises.

To book an appointment for HVAC services and repairs in Atlanta, call 404-298-1314 or visit the new website at http://www.btuckerhvac.com/.

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About B. Tucker Heating & Air

B. Tucker Heating & Air is a full service heating and air conditioning company in metro Atlanta providing repairs, system installations, and preventative maintenance plans.  Experienced technicians service all major brands.  B. Tucker Heating & Air promises honest and efficient service, making sure the job is done right the first time. 

For more information visit:  http://www.btuckerhvac.com/