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The mercury is rising in Martinsburg, West Virginia, but when you use a smart thermostat effectively, staying cool couldn’t be easier. From increasing the temperature to using vacation mode, find out how to make the most of using your smart thermostat in the summer.

Increase the Temperature

If you tend to set the thermostat as cool as possible during the summer months, try increasing the base temperature a few degrees. The Department of Energy recommends setting your smart thermostat to 78 degrees to save energy while still feeling comfortable. At Griffith Energy Services, we recommend adjusting the relative humidity level to below 50 percent to help your home feel cooler without lowering the temperature.

Know Your Family’s Schedule

Just because 78 is your base temperature during the summer doesn’t mean you have to leave it there while your family is out for the day or asleep at night. Instead, program the thermostat to increase the temperature up to 10 degrees when you don’t usually need cooling. This simple setting can help you save energy and lead to saving up to 10 percent a year on your utility bill.

Adjust on the Go

If your typical cooling schedule changes or if your family tends to plan spontaneous evenings out, don’t forget to adjust the thermostat while you’re on the go. Since these smart devices connect to your home’s Wi-Fi network, you can log in and change the temperature as necessary.

Use Vacation Mode

If summer means vacation time for your family, don’t forget to set your thermostat to vacation mode to put your HVAC system on pause before you head out the door. When you activate this setting, your thermostat will ensure that your HVAC system runs as efficiently as possible while you’re away, as it won’t cool down your home when you’re out of town.

Whether you’re concerned about convenience, efficiency, or cost, a smart thermostat can help you get a handle on your HVAC system as the weather warms up. Call the team at Griffith Energy Services, Inc. for all your air conditioning needs this summer at 888-474-3391.

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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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