Maryland Blogger: Spring HVAC Checkup

Spring HVAC Checkup

Spring HVAC Checkup


We always recommend an annual service contract for HVAC equipment. This is the 25th year of using Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing for our home. Our spring checkup took place on Monday. Sadly, we have some problems with our air conditioning equipment for our second floor and have decided to replace it. That work will take place on Friday.


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Iris, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 8582
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs


Subhash Sharma This Iris comes from a genus of 260 –300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, which is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris. Some authors state that the name refers to the wide variety of flower colours found among the many species. As well as being the scientific name, Iris is also widely used as a common name for all Iris species, as well as some belonging to other closely related genera. A common name for some species is 'Flags', while the plants of the subgenus Scorpiris are widely known as 'Junos', particularly in horticulture. It is a popular garden flower. 

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend in Ireland. He frequently comments on my photographs.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comment balloon 20 commentsRoy Kelley • May 18 2020 06:11PM


Good morning Roy Kelley .  Here in Florida, we have an extended use of our AC to aoub 3/4 of the year.  If you consider the AC is also our hear providor, we use on a few occaisions in the winter.  Maitenance is a money saver over the long run.  And our electric bills are much less with maintaining.

Posted by Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate" (HomeXpress Realty) 4 months ago

Good morning, Roy Kelley if it's a working system in the home, it needs to be serviced annually.... AC, for sure.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) 4 months ago

Great picture of an Iris!!!

Spring tune up and clean up so important to avoid any major repairs for the rest of the season!!!

Posted by Sham Reddy CRS, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) 4 months ago

Roy - it is alway good to have a checkup at the beginning of the season.  Nice shout out.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 4 months ago

Good morning ROy. For so many years a HVAC tune-up was an anual thing. Still occurs but the buiding mainenance just changes the filters. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 4 months ago

Good morning, Roy... we had our spring check-up just this past Friday and I'm happy to say our system had a clean bill of health! Your iris picture this morning is very beautiful.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 4 months ago

I need to order a summer HVAC check up on some properties I own - thanks for the reminder

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 4 months ago

Hello Roy - hopefully your new system will provide improved energy efficiency and overall operation of the unit.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 4 months ago

That's a long time Roy to be with a service company. They must be doing everything right!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 4 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 4 months ago

Outdoor activities that provide six feet of social distancing are encouraged, and we all must continue to do our part to help stop the spread of Covid-19 by wearing face coverings 😷 and washing our hands. We cannot afford to undo all the progress that we have made together to help stop the spread of this insidious virus.

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 4 months ago

That is a gorgeous Iris!  Good luck with the repair of your hvac system.  I hope it goes well.

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 4 months ago

This is very important to do and in my area, our HVAC units put in double time during the summer months.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 4 months ago


Glad to hear your HVAC unit is being replaced.  We have been in your area during the summer, and it was very hot....A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 4 months ago

Happy to hear that your HVAC troubles have been taken care of, Roy Kelley ... and you'll experience more comfortable days ahead.

We have iris all over our back and side yards ... heirloom plants that came from my wife's grampa's farm.  They are treasured and traveled with us each time we moved.  You can take the girl off the farm, but you can't take the farm out of the girl.

Absolutely beautiful, as usual, Roy ... thank you for sharing ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) 4 months ago

Beautiful photo! Thanks you for the reminder it is a great time to do those yearly check ups. Have a great afternoon.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) 4 months ago

regular checkups of HVAC systes are important.  You just reminded me.  I need to replace the filter.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 4 months ago

Thanks for sharing this, I need to replace a filter and two cartridges on my HVAC...

Happy Tuesday Roy Kelley 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) 4 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 4 months ago

Good Monday morning to all. Have a very special Memorial Day.

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