How big of a deal is an incorrectly placed thermostat? Worse than you think. Direct sunlight shining on your thermostat is bad for your whole HVAC system because it means your thermostat can’t correctly read the interior temperature. Think about your thermostat’s placement in your Frederick, Maryland, home. Do any skylights or windows shine on it during the hottest part of the day? If the answer is yes, you may need a thermostat adjustment.

Direct Sunlight Affects Temperature Readings

If the thermostat is affected by direct sunlight, that will cause it to misread the indoor temperatures. The thermostat works by sensing heat in the home. The direct heat from the sunlight will, therefore, cause the thermostat to react. That means the thermostat kicks on the AC in response, when only that area is warm. This wastes energy and the rest of your house will feel cold.

Your Heat Settings Will Be Wrong, Too

The opposite problem happens in winter. The direct sunlight will heat up the thermostat, convincing it that the house is warmer than it is. That means it will take longer for the thermostat to trigger the furnace. You’ll be shivering into your wool socks and sweaters, wondering why the furnace is off.

Get Help Moving the Thermostat

A badly placed thermostat will cost you a lot in energy and comfort. Moving a thermostat is a project you shouldn’t try on your own. It involves handling electrical wires and determining electrical wires and proper placement.

If you suspect that thermostat location is a problem in your home, call Griffith Energy Services. We can send someone over to look at the setup and move your thermostat if needed. After our visit, you will experience a more consistent temperature. We can also suggest great thermostat upgrades that will give you more control over your HVAC system and interior temperature. Contact us today 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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