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Hagerstown, Maryland, homeowners often look for the most inexpensive HVAC solutions, but hiring a cheap technician could cost you more in the long run. Here are the types of people we suggest never touch your HVAC system.

Unqualified Family Members

While well-meaning, untrained relatives who offer to “take a look” at your noisy air conditioner simply aren’t qualified to handle even the most basic HVAC issues. Not only do untrained eyes miss common issues, but they could end up doing more damage to your system.

Unless your brother-in-law or uncle happens to be a well-trained, certified HVAC technician who has worked for a reputable company at some point, you’re better off declining the offer.

Fly-by-Night Contractors

So-called “fly-by-night contractors” typically advertise on sites like Craigslist. They’re not known in the community and don’t have the credentials to back up their contractor claims. Unlicensed, unqualified HVAC contractors might advertise as experienced professionals, but they typically come in and do the bare minimum in order to turn a quick buck before moving on.

You can avoid fly-by-night contractors by asking the contractor for customer references. If nobody in your community has ever dealt with this person, and the contractor cannot produce the proper credentials, you’re better off looking elsewhere.

The Neighborhood Handyman

When you live in a close-knit community, it’s not uncommon to call your local handyman when HVAC issues arise. Unfortunately, while your favorite handyman may be great at building cabinets or painting your front porch, chances are he’s unqualified in areas related to your HVAC system.

HVAC maintenance requires extensive training and a slew of knowledge gained both on and off the job. A handyman who dabbles in basic home maintenance will be in over his head, and possibly even cause damage to the system.

Always be cautious and go with experienced, licensed professionals like the ones on staff at Griffith Energy Services. Make an HVAC maintenance appointment with one of our experts by calling 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
888-474-3391

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