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Your thermostat is the control hub for your home’s cooling system. Make sure your Cheverly, Maryland, home is properly controlled by keeping your thermostat in good condition through regular maintenance and prompt repair visits when needed. Watch for these signs that something is amiss with the Cheverly, MD thermostat that is controlling your home’s AC system.

Your System Cycles Frequently

If you notice your air conditioner turning on and off frequently, this could indicate a problem with your thermostat. If the thermostat isn’t reading temperatures properly, it may signal to your system that it needs to turn on or off more often than is really necessary.

Short cycling may also occur if your refrigerant levels are low, if the filter is clogged, or if you have a dirty evaporator coil. These issues are more likely if you haven’t had regular maintenance performed in the last year. During tune ups, our technicians charge your refrigerant as needed, replace your air filter, and clean the evaporator coils to help you avoid these problems.

Your System Doesn’t Cycle at All

If your air conditioner meets your desired temperature yet fails to turn off, your thermostat may not be sending the right signals. If your air conditioner runs constantly because it cannot meet your desired temperatures, this is likely a different problem. In this case, you may have leaky ductwork, a low refrigerant charge, a dirty filter, or a damaged blower motor or fan. All of these issues can be resolved with an AC repair visit from one of our technicians.

If your home is too warm and your air conditioner is taking a long time to turn on or bring your home to the target temperature, this is another potential indicator of a problem with your thermostat. However, this could also mean that the AC system itself isn’t functioning though the thermostat is still trying to communicate with it. Call our technicians for a proper diagnosis.

There are Hot and Cold Spots in the Home

If you notice areas of the home that are significantly hotter or colder than others, this could mean that your thermostat isn’t telling your AC system to cycle properly. If it doesn’t run long enough, the system won’t be able to send cool air to the further reaches of the home. This problem could also indicate that your thermostat isn’t in the right area of your house. If the thermostat isn’t centrally located, it’s not getting an accurate temperature reading for your home.

The Home Maintains Incorrect Temperatures

Do you have a programmable thermostat that seems to forget your programed settings? Perhaps it’s maintaining an even temperature in the home, but a different thermometer indicates that the actual temperature is different from what your thermostat is saying. These are sure signs that there’s something wrong with your thermostat. Our technicians may be able to help you calibrate the system properly so it’s reading and delivering temperatures accurately again.

The Screen is Unresponsive

If your thermostat screen doesn’t illuminate and respond as it should, this is a clear indicator that something is wrong with this part of your HVAC system. If the thermostat isn’t working consistently but still responds some of the time, you can try performing a factory reset. This may resolve your problems. If the thermostat still isn’t working properly, check your warranty to see if it’s still covered. Mechanical errors are almost always included under your warranty, so you may be able to get a new system.

If your system is no longer under warranty and isn’t turning on or responding properly, you may need a new installation. Our technicians can inspect the problem for you and confirm whether or not it’s time for a replacement.

If you suspect something is wrong with your thermostat, give Griffith Energy Services a call at 888-474-3391. We can help you get to the bottom of the problem and come up with an efficient AC repair solution that will return your home to cool comfort. Whether we repair your existing thermostat, help you with another type of AC repair, or assist with a more efficient replacement at the end of your thermostat’s lifespan, rest assured that we’ll find the right answer for your issue.

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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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