Woodstock, MD Air Conditioning & Heating Services
SuperTech HVAC Services Is Proud to Provide Air Conditioning and Heating Services for the Woodstock Community and the Surrounding Marriottsville, Sykesville, West Friendship and Frederick Communities.
Woodstock, Maryland sits in Howard County, and is a suburb of Baltimore. Though, technically, it crosses over to two other counties due to its location! With a population under 10,000, this town is waiting for you to call it home, and in fact is known for having a lot of families and children in the area. While the area was settled in 1702, it didn’t get its specific name until later. Granite was an important part of their history.
When you move to the Woodstock area, or if you currently live there, there are plenty of things to see and do. Be sure to visit the Howard County Conservancy, Frisky's Wildlife and Primate Sanctuary, and the Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing Headquarters. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, add The Woodstock Inn to your list, then head over to The Snowball Stand for some cold and refreshing shaved ice.
Woodstock offers a nice mix of weather through the year. You’ll enjoy four full seasons, though the summers can get hot and sticky. One thing to keep in mind when dealing with the mugginess and humidity is that extra moisture in your home isn’t good for drywall or untreated wood. Make sure your central air conditioning unit is serviced before the start of the season to prevent damage.
Spring and fall are gorgeous times to enjoy the outdoors, while winter can be a little brisk. You’ll see snow in the months of January and February, but Woodstock doesn’t get too many blizzards. Nothing unbearable, but it can still get bitter and damp. We offer HVAC services, installations, and repairs if you need to get a tune-up or a new system. Be certain that your furnace and heat pump are good to go, and you’ll be comfortable all winter long.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why would my furnace stop working?
If you have a dirty filter, it can cause all sorts of problems. A quick check of your filter can save you a big headache. Another thing to look at is your thermostat. Is it set on properly? Is the battery still good? One last worth checking is the circuit breaker. Could it have tripped?
My furnace isn’t working. What should I do first?
Step 1. Before anything, first check to make sure your thermostat is in the correct “on” position for heat.
Step 2. Once you’ve done that, you’ll want to also make sure your furnace switch is also “on” and didn’t get knocked off accidentally.
Step 3. Be sure to check your circuit breaker. It may have been tripped.
Step 4. A clogged filter can cause issues. Be sure that your filter isn’t dirty and ready for a replacement.
Step 5. There’s a panel on the front of your furnace. Make sure it’s securely closed shut.
Step 6. Is the gas valve set to the “on” position?
Step 7. Are your air ducts blocked? Have you checked them yet?
Step 8. If you’ve gone through each of these steps and it’s still not working, it’s time to call a professional.
How many years should a furnace last?
This depends on the type of furnace you have. A gas furnace tends to last about 15-20 years when maintained properly. If you have an oil furnace, the lifespan is a bit longer at 15-25 years when it’s been properly serviced and maintained. Keep in mind that a well-maintained unit will last longer for you.
Should I repair or replace my furnace?
This is a question we get a lot. First, consider how old your furnace is. With a simple equation, you can determine if you should repair or replace your furnace. Say your furnace is 12 years old…we’re going to go by a rule called the $5000 rule.
You take the age of your furnace (in this case, we’re using 12 as an example) and multiple it by the cost and frequency of repairs. If your average cost of repair is $500, you’d do 12 x 500 = which equals $6000. With the $5000 rule, if the figure is over $5000, it’s time to replace it. Under $5000, repair it. So, say in that same scenario, your furnace is 3 years old. 3 x 500 = 1500. In this instance, you’d repair.
How much will it cost me to fix my furnace if it’s not working right?
Repairs come down to the type of furnace you have, the parts you need, if it’s under warranty and labor involved. There’s no one set price, but we find the average cost is between $170-500, and averaged out is about $300. Take in mind, it may be as low as $100 or as high as $1200 based on the situation, the condition of your unit, and what needs to be repaired.
Do I need to have my furnace serviced?
We highly recommend that you make this a priority once a year. A properly maintained unit not only runs more efficiently, but it also helps the furnace last longer. The best time to do it is right before winter when the cold weather is starting up. Also, keep in mind if you have a warranty, the manufacturer may require proof that you took care of your furnace with yearly inspections and maintenance.
How much does it cost to replace an AC unit?
When replacing central air conditioning, there are a couple of things you need to consider. The price ranges from between $3,700 to $7,000, which includes the unit. This figure is based on information from HomeAdvisor. While this is the typical price, it can vary based on where you reside, which type of system you’re interested in, and the shape of your existing air ducts.
How do I know if my A/C unit is big enough?
A general rule of thumb is to consider 1 ton of AC for 500 to 600 square feet. But, it’s more complicated than that. The thing is that there are multiple factors that go into the right size unit. It’s important to also consider insulation, ceiling height, climate, windows and doors, and even how many people live in your home. The best thing to do is have a professional HVAC contractor come out and use a Manual J to help you find the correct unit size for your circumstances.
How long do air conditioner units last?
Most air conditioning systems last for about 12-15 years if they were properly installed, and well-maintained. When it comes to heat pumps, consider a 14-year life span. This is when you follow the recommended maintenance. Don’t slack on keeping things maintained, because it extends the life of the unit. Once the unit is over 10 years old, you might want to look into forgoing all the repairs and simply replace it.
Why is my air conditioner running but not cooling the house?
It’s frustrating, I know. Unfortunately, there are some problems that cause an AC unit to not work right. It can be something like a bad air filter, dirty coils, a suffocating condenser, or even a frozen evaporator coil. There are even things to consider like faulty wiring and more. Lastly, check your settings, and make sure you have the unit set to cool and your fan set to auto.
Why is my air conditioner leaking water inside the house?
There are different reasons your AC may leak water. One reason could be that the drain line is clogged. If you have a wet/dry vac, try cleaning the drain line with a proper attachment. One tip that can help you prevent future problems is to use a small amount of vinegar and pour it down the line a few times a year. This can help stop bacteria and fungus.
How often should I have maintenance done on my air conditioner?
When it comes to having your air conditioner running efficiently, one of the things to keep in mind is to service it regularly. We suggest you do this in the spring, so your unit offers peak efficiency when you need to cool your home. Did you know that an un-serviced AC system can lose 5% of its operating efficiency? Also, as a reminder, change your clean your air filters once a month. As for your heating system, you should service it in the fall.
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Mark - Sykesville, MD
Fixed our Nest, Excellent Service
Megan - Marriottsville, MD
Kenny was on time and quickly diagnosed and fixed the issue with our Nest thermostat following a new AC system installation. Very professional and friendly. Highly recommend.
Karen - Sykesville, MD
We have always been very satisfied with Kenny’s thorough diagnostics. He truly cares about the clients. He listens to our concerns and always goes the extra mile to make sure we are aware of the situation and happy with the solution. Couldn’t be happier with his work!
Dean - Sykesville, MD
Fast, nice tech. Kept us updated
Michelle - Sykesville, MD
Daniel was fantastic. Kept in touch about the timing, explained what he was doing. Very polite and cleaned up everything he did. Felt like he took care of everything and my HVAC was in good hands.