You know that the air conditioner in your Columbia, Maryland, home plays a significant role in your energy efficiency and the related utility bills. But can your AC cause poor indoor air quality? Without regular care, the elements of your AC that usually provide a healthy, comfortable home will become threats to your indoor air quality. Here are a few ways that, without proper care, the AC can reduce your indoor air quality.

Clogged Air Filters

Your air conditioner’s filters should improve your indoor air quality by catching dust, dirt, and other hazardous particles and removing those pollutants from the air. If you forget to change these filters, however, they can quickly become clogged and devolve into a threat to your indoor air quality. A clogged filter will be less effective at catching harmful particles, and pieces of that clog may break off and jump on your airflow. Clogged filters also reduce airflow and energy efficiency. Changing your filter once a month should reduce the chances of clogs.

Duct Problems

Without ducts, your AC wouldn’t be able to transfer that cooled air throughout your home on a hot summer day. Problems in your duct network, however, can quickly reduce your indoor air quality. Leaks sometimes form in ducts, allowing pollutants to invade your airflow and spread through your home. Call one of our licensed professionals to check your ducts for problems.

Poorly Ventilated Air

Just like water with nowhere to go becomes stagnant and dangerous, air that’s left in one space for too long will become stale and transform into a pollutant. The AC should move and ventilate your air, but if the system is falling short, it may be unable to keep your air from becoming stale. Regular professional HVAC maintenance will help guarantee that your unit can adequately ventilate your home.

Your AC can cause poor indoor air quality. So don’t let your air conditioner become the reason you can’t stop sneezing. To preserve your AC and improve your indoor air quality, call Griffith Energy Services 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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