With cold weather approaching, Frederick, Maryland, homeowners need to start thinking about how to stay warm in their homes. Instead of turning up the heater and wasting energy, preventive maintenance and some smart housekeeping practices can keep your home warm without wasting energy. Discover three ways to stay warm in your home so you can avoid continually reaching for the thermostat dial.

1. Caulk and Apply Weather Stripping to Doors And Windows

Inefficient doors and windows can lead to air leaks that waste energy. To find out whether your doors and windows are in good shape, check for air leaks by holding a flame up to the frames on a windy day. If the flame or smoke flickers, you’ve found a leak. Also be sure to check baseboards, electrical outlets, ventilation fans, and points where pipes and wires enter walls for leaks.

You can seal leaks with caulk and weather stripping. The team at Griffith Energy Services Inc. can help find and stop leaks to maintain a warm and energy-efficient home as colder weather approaches.

2. Replace Old Windows

The seals on old windows can degrade over time, allowing warm air to escape from your home. By replacing old windows with worn-out seals, you’ll be able to keep heat from escaping and improve the efficiency of your windows.

3. Cover Bare Floors With Area Rugs

During the cold months in the mid-Atlantic, place area rugs on as many bare floors as possible. Area rugs actually create another layer of insulation by trapping the cold air from chilly flooring surfaces.

In addition to wearing layers and giving your beds inviting winter wardrobes with down bedding and blankets, make sure your heating system has been serviced before winter weather arrives. Call 888-474-3391 and schedule an appointment with a Griffith Energy Services expert. Don’t wait until a costly home heating repair occurs before you begin thinking about how your central heating system will stand up to a mid-Atlantic winter.

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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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