To keep the oil furnace in your Columbia, MD home working its best, you’ll want to pay attention to signs such as any strange furnace noises or increases in your heating bills. These signs and other issues could let you know that it’s time for furnace maintenance.

Strange Furnace Noises

If you hear loud banging, rattling, or squealing noises coming from your furnace, it’s time to call a technician. Strange noises could indicate something small, such as a loose access panel, or they may be symptoms of a bigger problem, such as a dirty burner. A qualified HVAC technician will be able to diagnose your furnace noises and complete the necessary maintenance or repairs.

Increased Heating Bills

It’s normal for your heating bill to increase when temperatures cool or if the cost of fuel increases. But when the cost to heat your home is increasing and you can’t figure out why, these increases might be signs that your oil furnace needs maintenance.

Regular furnace maintenance keeps your unit working at peak efficiency. At Griffith Energy Services, we offer flexible oil furnace maintenance plans to suit your specific needs.

Soot or Smoke Coming from Heating Registers

When a problem occurs with your furnace’s internal parts, you may see soot or smoke coming from your heating registers. You should correct this problem quickly, since an internal problem could mean major repairs or furnace replacement. Be sure to call a qualified HVAC professional if you see soot, smoke, or other debris coming from your heating registers.

A clogged chimney can prevent proper ventilation from reaching your furnace, causing soot and smoke to gather in your home. Have a technician check your furnace flue for blockages.

At Griffith Energy Services, our oil furnace maintenance plans include a comprehensive tuneup and cleaning. Choose from the Bronze or Gold Level packages to keep your Berryville, Virginia, home’s oil furnace working for years to come. Call us at 888-474-3391 to learn more.

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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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