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Choosing the Right Heating System for Your Home

You may decide to purchase a new heating system for one of many reasons. Perhaps your older unit has finally bitten the dust. Or maybe you just want a high-efficiency alternative to an older system that’s nearing the end of its life. In a new home, you’re looking for a new heating system that gives you the best bang for your buck. Whatever your needs are, the people at Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing can help you to find the optimal new heating system. We’ll install your new furnace, heat pump, or boiler with the utmost of care so that it can serve your family for years to come.


One of the reasons that furnaces continue to be such a popular selection among technicians and homeowners is that they are some of the most reliable systems for heating out there. The technology used in a furnace has long been trusted for home heating, though it has also improved greatly. Today’s furnaces have the most advanced safety settings possible, and any furnace sold in the U.S. today must have an AFUE of 80% or more (while those built decades ago had an annual fuel utilization efficiency of 50-60%).

Heat Pump

Alternatively, if you have a working set of ducts in place, you might consider a heat pump. Heat pumps move into a home in the winter and out of the home in the summer. This means that a heat pump can replace both your heating and air conditioning system. When it becomes too chilly outside, a backup heat source may be necessary, such as a furnace or electric heating strips. But a heat pump is still one of the most efficient units available today.


A boiler uses a hot water system to heat the people and objects in the room while other heating systems heat up the air. Installing a boiler is quite a process if you don’t already have a piping system underneath the floor or a terminal unit like a boiler. But most boiler owners describe the heat from their boiler as the most comfortable heating available in homes.

Call us today at Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing for quality heating installation in Rockville from professionals you can trust.