You need that warm shower in the cold morning to gently ease you from sleep and into full consciousness. When cold water slaps you awake, though, your mood might immediately sour. You’re not the only homeowner to wake up to such a problem. Additionally, water heaters can leak and also contribute to high energy costs. If you notice any of the following issues, you should replace your Baltimore, Maryland, water heater to stop sacrificing money, comfort, and convenience.

Old Age

As much as we would prefer to avoid a replacement, the typical water heater lasts between 10 and 15 years. To determine the age of your heater, locate the serial number. If your serial number is G025964823, the first three characters indicate your date. That is, G is the seventh letter of the alphabet and represents the seventh month of the year—July, and 02 signifies the year 2002. Most manufacturers adhere to the same basic code. However, you will come across unique sequences, so be sure to check your manual.

Falling Efficiency

If your water heater cannot keep up with your demand for hot water, it may be time for a replacement. As water heaters age or fall into disrepair, they typically become less efficient. The lowered efficiency can contribute to higher utility costs and more frequent and expensive repairs.

Strange Sounds and Smells

Abnormal noises and scents are always a sign that something is amiss. It may be time to replace your water heater if you turn on the hot water and smell something metallic. Such an odor often indicates that the inner tank is breaking down and starting to rust. Loud cracks and pops could also indicate a problem with the unit’s heating elements.

It can be stressful to have to replace your water heater. However, doing so will trim your energy bills, limit repair costs, and provide the precious hot water we often take for granted. To learn more about replacing your water heater, call Griffith Energy Services, Inc. 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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