A problem with your Columbia, MD furnace could make you and your family uncomfortable and unnecessarily increase your utility bills. Without repairs from a skilled professional, the issue could become more severe and lead to a costly breakdown. If you notice strange noises, a yellow pilot light, or an uncomfortable home, your furnace may need repairs.

Strange Noises

Your home’s furnace may produce a click when it shuts off or comes on, and you may hear air moving through your ductwork. Other noises, such as grinding, screeching, squealing, or banging, could mean you need a repair. Your fan’s motor may need oil, or you could have a loose screw. Flapping, buzzing, or scurrying sounds could be signs of pests in your ducts. A leak in your ducts could make a whistling noise.

A Yellow Pilot Light

Instead of an electronic ignition source, many furnaces use a pilot light that works all the time. Most pilot lights should be blue, and a different color could be a sign of carbon monoxide accumulating in your home because of poor ventilation. An incorrect mixture of air and gas in your furnace could also cause a yellow pilot light. If you notice a yellow light, turn off your furnace until an expert can inspect it.

An Uncomfortable Home

If you and your family feel uncomfortable more often than normal, you might have a furnace issue. Leaks in your ductwork could cause warm or drafty areas, and low humidity could lead to sore throats, nosebleeds, and asthma or allergy symptoms. If you notice a musty smell, you could have biological growth or a dirty air filter. A malfunctioning thermostat or a furnace that’s not working efficiently could make you uncomfortable, as well.

Griffith Energy Services has decades of furnace repair experience that you can count on. We can help you lengthen your furnace’s life and keep it working well. For outstanding service from our friendly, knowledgeable technicians, call us anytime 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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