Jessup, MD Air Conditioning & Heating Services
SuperTech HVAC Services Is Proud to Provide Air Conditioning and Heating Services for the Jessup Community.
Are you familiar with Jessup, Maryland? Looking to relocate or maybe for something new to do in the area? When it comes to activities, be sure to check out Jessup Park, the Soccer Dome, Maryland Juniors Sports Center, and Monster Mini Golf. When you’re done enjoying your outing, stop by Wild Seafood for a bite to eat.
Jessup is a small area, no more than 5 square miles, but even so it sits between two counties: Howard and Anne Arundel. You’ll find it located about ten miles from Baltimore, which makes for an easy commute. While Jessup has been listed as having a couple different versions of its name, it’s generally noted that the town’s current name, Jessup, is based off a civil engineer who worked in the area.
One of the things you’ll want to keep in mind when living in Jessup is that Maryland is a mid-Atlantic state. What that means is that the weather is variable. You’ll see four full seasons, and yes summers are hot and stick as you’d expect, but you’ll get some milder days come sprint and fall. Winter on the other hand can be a bit frigid. You’ll see snowfall around January and February, and because it can be blustery, you’ll want to take care to seal any drafts to help keep your home comfortable.
Speaking of being comfortable, a quick tune-up of your furnace is a smart idea before the change of the season. This way you’ll be certain everything is working well before needing it. Don’t forget to check your heat pump and central air conditioning units throughout the year as well.
And of course, if you need any HVAC services, repairs, or even help with new installations, we’re here to help. We love our customers in Jessup, MD and are only a phone call away.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What do I do if my furnace stops working?
The first thing we recommend is checking the air filter. A lot of times a clogged, dirty air filter causes issues. You’ll also want to check the thermostat to make sure it’s properly turned on and its battery is still working. Lastly, check your circuit breakers. Any chance it was tripped?
Is there something I can check if my furnace stops working?
Step 1. Be sure to check the thermostat. You want to make sure it’s on and set to the “heat” setting.
Step 2. Next, check the furnace switch to make sure it is at “on” position.
Step 3. Check the circuit breaker. It’s easy to overlook this. Has it been tripped?
Step 4. Check the furnace filter for clogs. If it’s dirty, it would be smart to replace it.
Step 5. Check the furnace front panel. If it’s come undone, make sure it’s securely shut.
Step 6. Check your gas valve. Check that it’s set to the “on” position.
Step 7. Check your air ducts to make sure that they’re not blocked.
Step 8. Are you still having problems? It would be a good idea to call a professional at this point.
How long is the average lifespan of a furnace?
When it comes to furnaces, there are two main types—an oil furnace and a gas furnace. An oil furnace sees about 15-25 years of life when it’s properly maintained, while a gas furnace gets about 15-20 years out of it.
How do I know when it’s time to replace my furnace? Should I keep fixing it?
How old is your furnace? Consider the cost of repairs and how often you’ve needed them. We use the $5000 rule. Here’s how it works. Multiply the age by the cost of repair per year and if that is less than $5000, repair the furnace. For example, if your furnace is 12 years old, and the repair will cost $500, multiply 12X500=6000, which is greater than 5000. Because the cost is so high for repairing it, it’s time to replace the unit.
What’s the average cost to fix a furnace?
While a repair bill can run anywhere from $100 to $1200, we find that the average is about $300, with our customer’s bills ranging from $170 to $500 for repairs. Now, the pricing comes down to a couple of factors such as if it’s under warranty, how much work is involved, are there parts needed, and what type of unit it is.
When should I service my furnace?
We recommend you do it once a year before the cold weather, so right around fall. Something worth considering is that a well-maintained unit will run more efficiently. It also extends the life of the furnace. Did you know that according to your warranty, you may need to maintain and inspect it yearly for your warranty to stay intact should a problem arise?