Phoenix, MD Air Conditioning & Heating Services
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When people hear the name Phoenix, many automatically think of Arizona, but did you know that Maryland has its own Phoenix? This large town is situated in Central Maryland. Phoenix offers a touch of history, film nostalgia (Pink Flamingos), and beautiful countryside. You’ll also enjoy trails and golfing in this scenic suburban area.
Phoenix gets its name from the mills that were built in the area back in late 1800’s. Prior to that, in the very late 1700’s it was listed as Gunpowder Mills for a grist mill built in the area.
You’ll find activities like the Loch Raven Fishing Center, the Eagle’s Nest Country Club, the Lock Raven Skeet & Trap Center and more. Have you heard of Sweet Air Park? If you’re interested in the Gunpowder Falls, we’ll bet you have. And if you love the outdoors and a good rail trail, you’ll want to head over to the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail.
Now that you know all the great things that Phoenix has to offer, let’s look at the weather and what you can expect. Their highest rainy period is in May. With it already being a Mid-Atlantic state, it’s important to keep this in mind. You’ll want to make sure your HVAC units are serviced regularly and working well. Excess moisture can cause damage to your walls, and that summer humidity can be a bear to deal with.
Come winter, February offers the most snow, though a lot of days in the winter months are cold and windy. Be sure you’re prepared and that your heat pump and furnace is ready to go. It’s important to make sure your units are operating at peak condition. A quick tune-up is the best way to prepare for colder weather.
And if you need repairs or a new unit, such as a new central air conditioning system, you can count on us for all your HVAC needs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why isn’t my furnace working right?
When it comes to a non-working furnace, there are three areas you can quickly check. Head to the thermostat and first make sure it’s set to the on position and heat. Have you checked the thermostat battery lately? What about your circuit breakers? See if one tripped.
What can I check on my end if my furnace is not working?
Step 1. Check the thermostat. Is it on? Set to heat?
Step 2. Check your furnace switch. Is it on?
Step 3. Check the circuit breaker. Did the furnace switch get tripped?
Step 4. Check the furnace’s air filter. Is it clogged? Whoops! Time to change it.
Step 5. Check the panel near the front of your furnace. Is it closed properly?
Step 6. Make sure the gas valve is on the right setting. Is it clicked to the “on” position?
Step 7. The air ducts could be blocked. Better go check!
Step 8. Still not working right? Okay, then it’s time to call a professional.
How long does a furnace last when it’s an oil furnace? What about a gas furnace?
The average lifespan varies based on how well it’s taken care of. For instance, a natural gas furnace will get about 15-20 years out of it, if it is maintained on a regular basis. If you’re talking about an oil furnace, the lifespan is around 15-25 years with proper care. A regularly maintained furnace will last you a lot longer.
Should you repair or replace your furnace?
The age of your system is the first factor worth noting. You also want to note the cost of repair and frequency of repairs. By using the $5000 rule, it can help make the decision easier. Simply multiply the age by the cost of repair per year. If it’s 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, that means it’s better to replace than repair the unit.
How much does furnace repair cost?
The cost of furnace repair varies. It usually ranges from $100 to $1200. The average repairs cost about $300. In most cases, people spend between $170 to $500. What it really comes down to is a couple of important factors, such as, do you have a warranty? You’ll also need to look at labor, parts, and what type of furnace it is.
What kind of maintenance should I do? How often should you have your furnace serviced?
You should have your furnace serviced at least once a year, usually in the fall before the cold weather kicks in. Furnace manufacturers all recommend annual inspections and maintenance. Many of them require proof of prior maintenance for warranty claims. A clean, regular maintained furnace will save you money on utility costs and has prolonged life.
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