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Clean ductwork is important to every Columbia, Maryland, homeowner. You may not think much about your HVAC system’s ductwork, especially when it seems like such a tedious chore to have the system cleaned, but having your ducts professionally cleaned and sealed can provide your home with numerous benefits this summer. If you’re still not convinced, consider the following reasons for scheduling a duct cleaning and sealing from Griffith Energy Services.

You’ll Enjoy Improved Efficiency and Savings

Ducts distribute conditioned air throughout your home, but in a typical house, as much as 30 percent of forced air moving through the system is lost due to holes, leaks, and other issues. This type of energy loss results in increased utility bills and poorer indoor air quality.

Duct sealing is a smart investment that increases your HVAC system’s efficiency to the point that you may be able to downsize to a smaller, more affordable HVAC unit that boasts a better energy rating and provides better dehumidification.

Duct Sealing Is One of the Smartest HVAC Investments

According to research carried out by the Department of Energy, duct sealing provides the greatest amount of energy savings out of all methods studied. In the long run, duct sealing allows you to keep more money in your pocket for an investment that’s worth it, which is always a great perk. In fact, the DOE concluded that the cost of duct sealing or having ductwork insulated will generally pay for itself in just three years. This makes duct sealing one of the smartest, most effective energy-saving measures you can invest in for your home.

It’s an Environmentally Friendly Option

By reducing the amount of conditioned air that escapes through the system, your home will be more eco-friendly than ever. The energy we use in our homes comes from the burning of fossil fuels, which contributes to acid rain, smog, pollution, and climate change. When you use less energy overall, you decrease your family’s carbon footprint, which in turn leads to less air pollution.

It may seem like an insignificant step, but boosting your HVAC system’s efficiency results in less waste, which is always better for the environment. Because of this, any homeowner with a mind toward green living should consider having their ductwork cleaned and properly sealed.

You’ll Enjoy Improved Indoor Air Quality

Dirty, clogged ductwork is not only inefficient, but it’s also unhealthy. Dust, pet dander, mold spores, hair, and other particles accumulate in your HVAC’s air filters and ducts. When this happens, allergens are recirculated through your home along with the conditioned air, leaving your family to breathe them in.

What’s more, leaky ductwork can allow other pollutants to enter your home. Insulation fibers, car exhaust, pesticides, and other pollutants seep into a home via holes and leaks in the ductwork. Those leaks can also cause combustion gases from your furnace, water heater, clothes dryer, wood stove, or fireplace to backdraft into your living space, creating a potentially deadly situation. Duct cleaning eliminates these hazards inside the system itself, while sealing reduces the chances of contaminants making their way back in. You’ll experience a noticeable difference in your indoor air quality, helping the entire family breathe easier.

It Boosts Your Home’s Comfort Levels

Not only will you enjoy better indoor air quality, but clean ductwork leads to improved comfort as well. When ducts are dirty or clogged, it can be difficult for the system to properly cool certain areas in the summer and heat them up in the winter. If you’ve noticed that some rooms in your house get too hot while others stay too cold, or if you’ve noticed any drafts, you’re probably dealing with a leak somewhere in the ductwork.

Having your ducts cleaned, sealed, and insulated helps control comfort levels throughout the home, making it easier for your thermostat to maintain a desired temperature, which makes your home more enjoyable for everyone.

To learn more about our energy-saving HVAC services, contact Griffith Energy Services today at 888-474-3391. Our expert technicians can have your ducts performing like new in no time.

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Dear Customers,

At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services
888-474-3391

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