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    Where to Turn When You Need Help Heating Your Home

    Last updated 6 months ago

    One reason we pay taxes is so that those who otherwise could not afford to feed and shelter themselves are able to do so. Individuals and families who meet the prescribed criteria qualify for energy subsidies that make their energy costs more affordable. If you think your income and financial situation might qualify you for an energy subsidy, there are a handful of places you can look.

    For federal assistance, look into the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which offers grants that are designed to help recipients heat their homes and improve their indoor air quality. Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia also have programs in place that are designed to assist low-income families in meeting their heating needs.

    Serving the D.C.-Baltimore metropolitan area, Griffith Energy Services believes that everyone has the right to clean indoor air and a warm, cozy home in the wintertime. For this reason, we keep our services priced as competitively as we can. To arrange a heating system maintenance inspection with one of our experienced and knowledgeable HVAC repair and heating oil delivery professionals, call (888) 474-3391 today. 

    How Griffith Energy Services Can Support Your Business

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Productivity in the workplace is influenced by many factors, one of the most important being comfort. Since commercial and industrial settings tend to require more heating oil than most residential buildings, most businesses are best served by a heating oil company that specializes in commercial heating oil delivery. Griffith Energy Solutions offers automatic delivery service that can ensure your business never runs out heating oil, in addition to the following helpful services:

    Energy-Efficient Systems

    Griffith Energy Services specializes in the installation and service of eco-friendly, energy-efficient heating systems that can help companies lower their heating costs and their carbon footprint. An experienced HVAC repair professional can help you determine what type of ENERGY STAR approved heating equipment is best suited to your needs.

    Courtesy Maintenance Checks

    Carried out by thorough experts, courtesy maintenance checks help our regular customers detect and identify problems before they become major. Conducted annually, these checks can help extend or at least maximize the life of most HVAC systems.

    Commercial Delivery Fleet

    Some companies’ operations require a lot of heating oil, and Griffith Energy Services can meet these companies’ delivering needs. Our fleet of commercial delivery vehicles are capable of carrying large volumes of oil at once so that refilling your heating oil supply does not have to be done in shifts.

    24-Hour Emergency Repairs

    HVAC and heating oil emergencies can have serious financial and health-related consequences, and should never be left until morning. Understanding this, we provide our commercial clients with access to 24-hour emergency HVAC repair services.

    Does your business run operations in the Baltimore-D.C. area? If you are looking for a full-service heating oil specialist to ensure that your company’s heating needs are always met, call Griffith Energy Services today at (888) 474-3391. Sign up for a commercial heating oil service plan, and we will conduct a free heating survey on your property. 

    Diagnosing Common Hot Water Heater Problems

    Last updated 6 months ago

    At this time of year, hot water showers are a prerequisite to enjoying a sense of comfort in our homes. Unfortunately, the winter months also seem to be when the majority of hot water heating malfunctions occur. Many common water heater problems can be diagnosed merely by the presence of the warning signs associated with them, which include:

    No Hot Water

    Stepping into the shower and realizing that you have no hot water is one of the least pleasant discoveries you can make concerning your hot water heater system, but it is sometimes also one of the easiest problems to fix. Rectifying the problem could be as easy as relighting an extinguished pilot light. If your water heater’s pilot light is not out, then you probably have a more serious problem that will require the attention of an HVAC repair professional.

    Lukewarm Water

    Water that is not hot enough to provide you with the comfort you desire in the shower could mean one of many things. It could mean that your water heater’s thermostat is set too low, but it could also mean that your tank needs to be flushed out or that it is beyond its prime and needs to be replaced.

    Water Around Tank

    If water is pooling near your hot water heater, you should switch off the water supply and contact an HVAC repair professional. Chances are that your hot water heater is in need of repair or replacement.

    Noisy Tank

    Unusual noises originating from your tank should not be ignored. Such noises are often a sign that sediment has built up and that your tank should be thoroughly cleaned. Failure to clean out your tank or hire a professional to service it could result in premature hot water heater failure.

    If none of the troubleshooting methods recommended in this article get your hot water heater working properly again or you suspect that your water heater is plagued by a more serious problem, hire an HVAC repair professional to identify and solve the problem. To speak with an experienced home heating system contractor and heating oil delivery professional in the Baltimore-D.C. area, call Griffith Energy Services at (888) 474-3391.

    How to Heat Your Home Safely

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Without home heating oil and the furnaces it powers, winters in Baltimore and throughout the Washington. D.C. area would be unbearable. As wonderful as home heating is, it is important to recognize that the safe operation of a furnace hinges on regular maintenance, routine inspections, and necessary safety precautions.

    Watch this brief news clip to find out what can go wrong when recommended safety measures are not taken in the handling of home heating systems. Failure to maintain your furnace or take care when operating it can result in irreparable damage to the home. It can also be lethal.

    Keeping your furnace in safe and effective operating condition requires vigilance on your part, as well as periodic assistance from a trained professional. For HVAC repair, maintenance, and heating oil delivery service from an experienced contractor for whom safety is a top priority, call Griffith Energy Services at (888) 474-3391.

    Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning from Your Winter Heating System

    Last updated 7 months ago

    “Silent but deadly” is a phrase that is often used in a humorous context. When it comes to carbon monoxide in the home, however, this common phrase takes on a serious meaning and is no laughing matter. To keep you and your family safe from exposure to this lethal gas, take the following precautions concerning your home heating system

    Use Heating Units As and Where Directed

    Charcoal grills, camp stoves, and portable flameless chemical heaters are designed for outdoor use. Indoor use of these heating devices is dangerous and is responsible for many of the 400 accidental deaths that occur as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in the United States each year. It is also important that heating units approved for indoor use are used only as directed.

    Have Heating System Serviced Regularly

    Once a year, ideally just before or at the start of the heating system, an HVAC repair expert should inspect and service your home’s heating system. This will keep your furnace operating efficiently and can ensure that potentially dangerous problems associated with your heating system are detected early on.

    Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector

    Because carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas, its presence in a home can go undetected until it is too late. A carbon monoxide detector can alert you to the presence of CO gas in your home before it even reaches dangerous levels so that you can arrange to have your heating system repaired or replaced as necessary before anyone in your household falls ill.

    Know the Symptoms

    Dizziness, headache, nausea, chest pain, and general fatigue are symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you or anyone in your home experiences several of these symptoms simultaneously, seek appropriate medical attention and take immediate action to prevent further exposure to carbon monoxide.

    Has it been longer than a year since you last had your home’s heating system professionally serviced? To hire an experienced HVAC repair professional in the mid-Atlantic region, call Griffith Energy Services at (888) 474-3391. Our technicians are trained to detect and correct problems in their earliest stages, reducing the risk of furnace-related combustion and carbon monoxide poisoning in our Baltimore and D.C. customers’ homes.

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