At Griffith Energy, we understand the DIY impulse. After all, the internet can teach you how to build an entertainment center, seed your own lawn, and install your own hardwood flooring. When it comes to thermostats, however, we recommend a hands-off policy — at least until after installation. When you need a new thermostat for your Baltimore, Maryland home, let us handle the hardware for these three reasons.

Dangerous Wiring

Thermostats have grown up over the last few years. They barely resemble their simple, two-button cousins of old, and they demand expertise in electrical wiring. 

Aside from the obvious risk of electrocution, you could also damage your thermostat during installation. Sending too much current through the unit, for instance, might render it inoperable. You’re better off hiring us to install it so you don’t cause injury or damage.

Warranty Protection

Some smart thermostat manufacturers will void a thermostat’s warranty if an HVAC professional doesn’t install it. Manufacturers want to protect themselves from claims inspired by user negligence. Since you don’t have experience with smart or programmable thermostat installation, the manufacturer would rather you hire an expert.

Warranties might not seem like a big deal, but they can come in handy. If your thermostat suddenly malfunctions, you don’t want to pay out of pocket. The manufacturer will pick up the tab as long as you’ve followed the rules.

Unit Performance

Thermostats function more reliably when they’re installed by professionals. We want you to get the best performance from your unit, including energy efficiency and reliable comfort. While the DIY approach might sound appealing, you don’t want to pay for it later with high heating and cooling bills.

Instead of installing your own smart thermostat, focus on your latest woodworking project or building a deck in your backyard. You won’t face as many hazards, and you’ll get Griffith Energy Services’ expertise on the project. For smart thermostat installation and other heating services, call us 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
888-474-3391

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