Elkridge, MD Air Conditioning & Heating Services
SuperTech HVAC Services Is Proud To Provide Air Conditioning And Heating Services For The Elkridge Community
Founded in the 1800’s, Elkridge, Maryland sits between three counties, though most of it is in Howard County. On multiple occasions in the 1700’s people tried to establish the town, but it always fell through. The seaport dock was an important aspect of the area as it sat along the Patapsco River. It did finally get a postal stop in 1825, called Elkridge Landing.
Here’s a neat piece of history, they have the “oldest multiple-arched curved stone railroad bridge in the world,” called the Thomas Viaduct. It took two years to be built, and was finished in 1835 after being commissioned by the B&O Railroad.
Looking for something to do? Check out Belmont Manor & Historic Park, Rockburn Skills Park, The Timbers at Troy, or The Salt Sanctuary of Maryland. If it’s food you’re all about, you’ll want to make a stop at Frank's Produce & Greenhouses.
When it comes to living in Elkridge, there are a few things to keep in mind. For example, the winters can be brisk. While there’s snow during the colder months, it’s not usually blizzard like conditions. Either way, it can be more than chilly, so make sure you don’t have any cracks or drafts in your home. You’ll also want to service your furnace and heat pump units before the season to make sure they’re working properly.
When it comes to summer, it’s all about the humidity. Excess moisture leaves your skin feeling sticky, but did you know it can also cause damage to your home? It’s important to control the moisture levels so that your drywall or any untreated wood doesn’t get nasty from mold or mildew. The best thing you can do is make sure your central air conditioning system is well maintained. We can help you with any of your HVAC services, installs, repairs, or needs. Have a question? Need a tune-up? Give us a call.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is there a way to know what caused my furnace to stop working?
It’s hard to say without looking at it, but there are a couple places you can check on your own. Is your air filter dirty? Be sure to replace it. It can help. Is the thermostat set to on? Have you checked your thermostat’s battery recently? Did you check the circuit breaker box to make sure it didn’t trip?
What do I do when my furnace stops working? Are there things I can do?
Step 1. A quick thing to do is to check the thermostat. Is it set on and set on the “heat” setting?
Step 2. Another quick check is your furnace switch. Make sure it’s at the “on” position.
Step 3. Check the circuit breaker. Is it possible the breaker to your furnace tripped?
Step 4. Check the furnace filter. It’s easy to overlook a clogged filter. Be sure to change it out if it’s dirty.
Step 5. Is the front panel of your furnace closed properly?
Step 6. What about the gas valve? Did you make sure it is at the “on” position?
Step 7. Don’t forget to check the air ducts. Have them become blocked?
Step 8. Call a professional if you’re still having problems.
How long should my furnace last?
A gas furnace lifespan is about 15-20 years. An oil furnace sees 15-25 years. These figures vary based on how well the unit has been maintained.
How do I know whether to fix or replace my furnace?
The age of your system is the first factor to think about. You also want to account for things like the cost of repair and frequency of repairs. Use the $5000 rule for a guideline. Here’s how you do it. Multiply the age by the cost of repair per year and if that is less than $5000, 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 probably better to replace the furnace over repairing it.
What can I expect to pay for a furnace repair bill?
We find that the average repair bill is right around $300. Now, with that in mind, do know it varies based on different factors such as if the unit is under warranty or not. Also consider things such as labor, parts, and what type of unit it is.
How often should I get my furnace serviced?
Set a yearly schedule for the fall. This way you’ll have a well-maintained unit that runs efficiently. Also, your manufacturer’s warranty wants you to have it inspected and serviced yearly so that it knows you’ve taken care of your unit. In fact, if they have to pay for something, they may require proof that you’ve done this.