Maybe you’re returning from a long vacation, or perhaps you’re taking a trip to your Columbia, Maryland, summer home. When you arrive, the house feels hot and stuffy, so you crank down the air conditioner to speed up the cooling process. In reality, turning down the air conditioner to a lower temperature won’t result in faster cooling. Here’s why.

Air Conditioners Can Only Operate at Certain Speeds

When you lower the temperature on your thermostat, the air conditioner turns on and begins to cool your home. Many modern air conditioners feature a two-stage system, which means they can run at both high and low speeds. However, the air conditioning can’t work any harder than that to cool your home.

So, turning down your thermostat by 10 degrees won’t cool your home any faster than if you turn it down by two degrees. The air conditioner will simply continue to run until the indoor air temperature reaches the setting on your thermostat. You can’t accelerate cooling beyond the air conditioner’s capacity.

The Dangers of Turning Your Thermostat Down Too Far

When your air conditioner runs for extended periods of time, it incurs unnecessary wear and tear. This can reduce its lifespan or cause unnecessary mechanical breakdowns. Additionally, if you forget to turn the thermostat back up once the air in your house reaches the desired temperature, your home will become far too cold and you’ll waste energy and money. 

To avoid this problem, consider installing a programmable thermostat that you can control from your mobile device. You can start to cool your house remotely before you arrive, which will eliminate the discomfort and increase efficiency. We love helping our customers save money by upgrading their equipment to the latest technology standard.

A hot house never feels good upon arrival, but cranking down the air conditioning doesn’t solve this problem. To learn about our air conditioning services and how we can help, call Griffith Energy Services at 888-474-3391 to schedule an appointment.

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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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