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The long, hot Baltimore summers can take a toll on your air conditioner. Preventive maintenance before the cooling season gets into full swing will ensure your system operates efficiently, reduce your cooling costs and extend the life of your system. Cleaning your A/C coils should be a part of your regular air conditioning maintenance to promote optimum heat exchange to keep you cooler while maintaining optimum system efficiency.

What are the A/C coils?
Your air conditioner has two coils that work in tandem to keep you comfortable. The evaporator coil, found in your indoor unit, absorbs heat from the air in your home. The condenser coil, found in your outdoor unit, sends the heat outdoors. Dirty coils typically result in your system working harder to maintain the setting on your thermostat, causing undue wear and raising your utility bills.

What coil cleaning involves
Your HVAC technician will use one of three methods to clean your coils, depending on how dirty they are. 

  • Lightly-soiled coils can be blown free of dust with low-pressure compressed air.
  • Dirtier coils require scrubbing with a solution of water and a mild detergent. 
  • Heavily-soiled coils are cleaned with a foaming coil cleaner that’s sprayed on, allowed to sit for a period of time and then rinsed off. Very dirty coils may need a few applications of the cleaner. Opt for biodegradable coil cleaner when possible to reduce potential harm to the environment.

Prevention
There are several things you can do each month to help keep your coils free of dirt:

  • Keep the area around your indoor unit maintained to prevent dust and debris from entering your system and settling on the coils.
  • Hose down your outdoor unit to remove grass clippings and other material from the metal fins.
  • Check your air filter and replace it when it’s dirty to help keep the interior of your system clean.

For more expert advice about the importance of clean A/C coils, please feel free to contact us at Griffith Energy Services, Inc. We proudly serve Baltimore area homeowners with a high level of customer satisfaction for over a century.

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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
888-474-3391

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