Gas and oil are two of the primary methods for providing heat to businesses. The Baltimore, Maryland, winter can be brutal, so having heating that works for you and your clients is vital. This raises the question: Does your business need gas or oil heat? We’ve broken down the differences between these two heat sources to help you figure out which heating system will work best for your business.


Thanks to its relatively low cost, natural gas is one of the most popular heating sources in the United States. In fact, the majority of homes and businesses use heating based on natural gas. The United States has large natural gas reserves and sources, meaning the price is likely to stay stable for a long time. 

Since gas is more common in buildings, you’re less likely to have to change your pre-existing heating system if you choose to stick with gas. However, it’s important to note that gas is reliant on a pipeline for transfer, which means you could be out of luck if a leak springs up or something goes wrong with the line.


Modern heating oil is a clean fuel, meaning it releases very little to absolutely no emissions into the atmosphere. While it may be more expensive, it’s more ecologically friendly than natural gas as it can be artificially produced with almost no impact on the environment. New technologies have helped cut down the consumption of oil in heating systems, making for an even smaller environmental impact. 

Oil is less flammable than gas, and water heaters that use oil replenish heated water faster than natural gas ones. This is an important consideration if your business regularly uses hot water. Plus, oil allows businesses to have their own source, meaning they aren’t reliant on city-maintained pipelines to deliver their fuel. 

Whether you choose gas or oil, we can help keep your system running smoothly. For oil delivery and gas furnace maintenance, give Griffith Energy Services a call at 888-474-3391 to schedule a consultation 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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