Baldwin, MD — Heating and Air Conditioning Services
SuperTech HVAC Services Is Proud to Provide Air Conditioning and Heating Services for the Baldwin Community and the Surrounding Bel Air, Fallston, Forest Hill, Glen Arm and Jarrettsville Communities.
Baldwin, MD sits just about 40+ miles outside of Washington, D.C. and is a suburb or Baltimore. It’s not far from the Gunpowder Falls State Park Sweet Air area and sits to the west of the Chesapeake Bay. While it’s got a higher cost of living than other parts of the state, it’s a great location for raising a family offering open space, a convenient commuter location for Baltimore workers, and close proximity to water activities.
When it comes to things to do, you’ll find people often head to the Harford Mall for shopping, or stopping by Annie’s Playground with the kids, so they can burn off some steam. Then there’s always Boordy Vineyards which makes for a perfect day trip with the girls. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, head on over to Richards Fish and Crabs.
What if you’re new to the area, having newly relocated here? What can you expect come winter? What about summer? How’s the weather in Baldwin, Maryland, and what might you need to know?
The first thing to consider is that the winters can be a little brisk. The roughest part of the year is January and February bringing in the most snow. It can be breezy, so be sure you’ve taken caution to seal up any cracks or drafty spots. Also, make sure to give your furnace and heat pump a good once over, get a tune-up, and service your units so you’re comfortable on those cold, winter days.
Spring and autumn bring delightful weather, and you’ll love being in a mid-Atlantic state. When it comes to summer, it does get hot, and being near water means humid, muggy weather is a given. What that means for your home is that a good central air conditioning unit is a must for both comfort and to help stop moisture damage. All that humid weather can cause havoc on things like interior walls if left unchecked. Thankfully, maintaining the humidity levels in your home is easy enough. Also, if you have any HVAC needs like a new unit or repairs, be sure to give us a call.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why isn’t my furnace working?
It’s frustrating when your furnace stops working, but there a few things that are easy to check. Make sure your circuit breaker wasn’t tripped. Also, check your filter to see if it’s dirty. Lastly, check the thermostat to make sure it’s turned to the on position and that the battery within it in still functioning.
What can I do if my furnace isn’t working?
Step 1. First, check the overlooked obvious things. Is the thermostat on and set on “heat”?
Step 2. Did you check furnace switch? Make sure it’s in the “on” position.
Step 3. Did your circuit breaker for the furnace get tripped?
Step 4. Check the furnace filter. Is it clogged? It might be time to replace it.
Step 5. Check the furnace front panel. Is it closed properly?
Step 6. Check the gas valve. Is it on?
Step 7. Check the air ducts. Have they gotten blocked in any way?
Step 8. Call a professional if you’re still stuck with a non-working furnace.
How long does a furnace actually last?
A well-maintained furnace lasts longer. An oil furnace should see between 15-25 years, while a gas furnace has a lifespan of 15-20 years. Proper care makes a big difference in the life of the furnace.
Should I repair my furnace or replace it?
How old is the unit? Use this when figuring things like the cost of repair and frequency of repairs. Use the $5000 rule for a basis to go by. What you’ll do is multiply the age by the cost of repair per year. Once you’ve done that, you’ll determine if it is less than $5000 figure given above. If it is, repair it. For example, if your furnace is 12 years old, and the repair will cost $500, multiply 12X500=6000, which is greater than 5000. In this case, it’s smarter to replace it, due to the cost.
What’s the average cost to fix a furnace?
First, it will depend on the type of furnace you have, what parts are involved, how well maintained the unit is, and if it’s under warranty. With that in mind, we do find the average repair runs right around $300.
How often should I be maintaining my furnace?
To extend the life of your furnace, we recommend you service your unit yearly in the fall. This helps in multiple ways. It’s more efficient, but also, if you have a warranty you’ll want to keep up with yearly inspections and maintenance. This way if there’s a problem and the manufacturer requests proof, you can show them you’ve kept your unit serviced.
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Robert - Fallston, MD
Rick & Ryan were fantastic explained each step as they were installing our new heater. Work always done on time and correct HIGHLY recommend Super Tech HVAC services for any work needing done