You turn off lights when you leave a room and you habitually unplug your electronics, but your energy bills from the city of Baltimore, Maryland, continue to climb. That rise in energy cost may be related to your air conditioner. Identify and address these three AC-related causes of high energy bills, and you’ll both reduce your energy bills and build a more comfortable home.

Neglecting Air Conditioner Maintenance

Few things will cause your energy bills to rise more than AC problems. The strain caused by both minor and severe issues will force the system to work harder, draw more energy, and consequently drive up your utility costs. If you’re neglecting the professional maintenance that can catch these issues early, then you’re inadvertently increasing your own energy expenses. With regular HVAC maintenance, our technicians will identify and resolve the problems that could cost you down the road.

Inefficiently Using Your Air Conditioner

The harder you push your system, the more your energy bills will rise. We know that it’s tempting to turn down the temperature and let your AC turn the home into a crisp, spring morning. Unfortunately, the further your thermostat setting is from the outdoor temperature, the harder your system will work to meet your comfort demands. Keep your thermostat around 77 degrees Fahrenheit while you’re home and closer to 80 when you’re away.

Ignoring Air Leaks

Air leaks can become another cause of high utility bills because of the strain they place on your air conditioner. Air leaks allow the air your unit has conditioned to escape and for unconditioned air to enter your home. That heat transfer forces your system to work harder and ends up increasing your energy bills. Keep your air where it belongs by placing weatherstripping around your door and fresh caulk around cracked window edges.

Cut off these three AC-related causes of high energy bills to enjoy a more comfortable home and a more balanced budget. To improve your AC efficiency with professional maintenance, call Griffith Energy Services at 888-474-3391.

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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

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