Laurel, MD Air Conditioning & Heating Services
SuperTech HVAC Services Is Proud to Provide Air Conditioning and Heating Services for the Laurel Community.
Did you know that the Patuxent River runs into the Chesapeake Bay? If you’re from the Laurel, MD area, you’re aware of the river, as it’s a part of the community. The area was once a mill town and sits mostly in Prince George County. One cool feature of Laurel, MD you may not be aware of is that there are dinosaur fossils in a park there! Yeah, pretty historic feature if you ask me.
Anyway, if you’re looking for something else to do, besides check that out, be sure to visit either the Patuxent Research Refuge or National Wildlife Visitor Center. There’s even a Walking Tour of Historical Laurel, or the Laurel Museum if you’re in search of something new. Here’s another thought, consider stopping by the Dutch Country Farmer's Market. Pick up something for lunch, then bring home something sweet to eat for later.
Do you dread hot, muggy summers? The best way to tackle them in Laurel, Maryland is to be ready and make sure your central air conditioning system is in good working order. This way, you’ll be able to combat the heat, along with helping your home. How, you ask? Excess moisture can damage things like untreated wood and drywall. The simplest fix is to keep the humidity levels in your home just right.
Unfortunately, all months can’t be as pleasant as the spring and fall, weather wise. But, even with cold, drafty winters and snow, it doesn’t mean you can’t be comfortable. The quick fix is to make sure you treat your furnace and heat pump well by keeping them serviced, repaired, or give them a tune-up when needed.
If you need help with your HVAC services, be sure to give us a call, and we’d be glad to help you out.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why did my furnace stop working?
Is your filter dirty? This can cause a lot of issues. Be sure your filter is clean and doesn’t need replacing. Also, head to your thermostat and check the battery, as well as making sure the setting is clicked to on and positioned to heat. Lastly, check your circuit breakers to make sure one didn’t trip.
What can I do when my furnace is not working?
Step 1. Go and check the thermostat first. Is it turned on, and to the heat setting?
Step 2. Is the furnace switch set to on?
Step 3. Did your circuit breaker trip? Make sure it’s okay.
Step 4. Check the furnace filter. It can become clogged. If it is dirty, it’s time to get a new one to replace it.
Step 5. Check the furnace’s front panel. Is it closed securely?
Step 6. Is the gas valve in the right, “on” position?
Step 7. Blocked air ducts can cause a problem. Make sure they’re not blocked.
Step 8. Still nothing? It sounds like it’s time to call a professional if the above fixes don’t work.
How long will my furnace last me?
The lifespan of a natural gas furnace is about 15-20 years. This is an average, and it needs to be maintained on a regular basis. The lifespan of an oil furnace is roughly 15-25 years with proper care. It’s important to note that routine maintenance makes a big difference on lifespan.
Should you repair or replace your furnace?
How old is your system? How often do you need repairs? How much do those repairs usually cost? We recommend the $5000 rule. Multiply the age by the cost of repair per year. When that’s under $5000, repair it. For example, say you have a furnace that’s 12 years old and the repair costs $500. You’d multiply 12X500=6000, which is greater than $5000. It’s better to replace than repair.
How much does furnace repair cost?
The cost of furnace repair depends on what the problem is. This can range from $100 to $1200. The average repair cost is usually pretty close to $300. In most cases, people spend between $170 to $500. What you pay completely depends on the type of furnace you have and other factors, like whether the furnace is under warranty. You also have to consider what replacement parts cost along with labor costs.
When should you get your furnace serviced?
You should have your furnace serviced once a year. We recommend you do it in the fall before the cold weather kicks in. Furnace manufacturers also want you to get annual inspections and maintenance and may require proof of prior maintenance if you put in a warranty claim. A regular maintained furnace will not only save you money on utility costs, but it will last longer.