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If you are considering new furnace installation in Westminster, MD, Griffith Heating & Air is available to help you with every step of the process. The first thing you need to do is consider the age and energy efficiency of your current furnace. We typically recommend replacement if the unit is more than a dozen years old. The reason for this is that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put minimum energy efficiency standards in place in 2000 that were not in effect for older furnaces. You could improve the energy efficiency level of your furnace from less than 60 percent to 90 percent or even more by installing a new unit.

Another indication that you should consider new furnace installation is when your utility and repair bills continue to climb in spite of your best efforts at energy conservation. You probably don’t realize just how much money is being wasted every month paying for inefficient heating equipment in Westminster, MD. To find out, compare your current energy bills to what you paid for heat at the same time last year. Assuming that weather conditions aren’t vastly different, the increase in cost can be explained by having an inefficient furnace.

You should also consider how your current furnace performs before you make the decision to replace it. When you power on your furnace, how long does it take for your Westminster, MD home or business to feel comfortable? Do you notice that some areas are very warm and others are very cold? A furnace that shuts itself off, emits foul odors or makes sudden loud noises are sure signs of inefficiency. If repairs and preventative maintenance don’t seem to help anymore, it’s time to seriously consider new furnace installation in Westminster, MD.

How to Evaluate a New Furnace for Energy Efficiency

Furnaces that are manufactured today must have a minimum Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating of 78 percent. The AFUE percentage is the amount of fuel that a gas furnace utilizes when compared to the amount that it vents outdoors. For example, a gas furnace with an AFUE rating of 90 percent only wastes 10 percent of the fuel that is available to it. As a factory authorized dealer for Trane, Carrier, Mitsubishi, Regal Warm Air Furnaces, Columbia Boiler Company and Climate Master, we can help you find the most energy efficient new furnace for your home or business.

How We Prepare for New Furnace Installation

Before we can even consider new furnace installation, we must first perform a load calculation. This means that we measure your home or commercial building accurately and take into account how many people occupy the space. We also consider how many windows and doors are in the space and how efficient they are in helping to keep your home or business warm. Our service technicians then check your duct work and insulation to ensure proper functioning with your new heating system. Once we have completed these steps, we are ready to put in your new furnace and help you feel comfortable once again.

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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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