Summer has come to Baltimore, Maryland, and air conditioners are the best way to escape the heat. To keep your house cool all summer long, it’s important to do your part in maintaining your system’s efficiency. Target these three threats to your air conditioner’s summer energy efficiency in order to cut utility costs and guarantee a cool home this summer.

Air Leaks

Air leaks can allow conditioned air to escape your home and hot air to enter. They can happen in your duct network, around windows and doors, and in under-insulated areas of your home, such as attics. Those leaks risk placing more strain on your HVAC unit and reducing its energy efficiency.

Seal leaks around windows with fresh caulk and around doors with weatherstripping. It may also be worthwhile to add some extra insulation to an unfinished attic. For leaks inside ductwork, be sure to call an HVAC professional to inspect the system and address any issues. Sealing leaks will help you avoid unexpectedly high energy bills.

Inefficient Cooling Habits

It might be tempting to beat the heat with extremely cool temperatures indoors. But the further the temperature inside your home is from the temperature outside, the harder your system works, the more strain it experiences, and the more its energy efficiency can drop. When possible, program your thermostat to around 75 degrees while you’re home and closer to 80 while you’re away. When it’s cool enough outdoors, give your system a break by opening your windows and letting in fresh air.

Lack of Professional Maintenance

Without proper, regular maintenance, your HVAC system might struggle to do its job cooling your home. When it’s hot outside, your system must compensate to produce cool air inside, taking a toll on its efficiency over time. If you don’t have a professional maintenance check-up before the summer, small issues risk turning into bigger issues such as added strain and possible breakdowns. Be sure to schedule professional maintenance to inspect your system before it really heats up out there.

Keep your home cool this summer by protecting your AC unit’s efficiency. If you’re worried about any of these threats to your air conditioner’s summer energy efficiency, schedule a professional HVAC maintenance appointment by calling Griffith Energy Services at 888-474-3391 today.

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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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