How do you know if your air conditioner is facing the end of the line? Three telltale signs almost always signal that it’s time to replace your air conditioner.

  • Old age and frequent repairs — View these two factors together because older air conditioners are most prone to malfunctions during their last two years. Most air conditioners last between 15 and 20 years, so if your air conditioner is 18 years old and you’ve been keeping it running only with frequent repairs, the writing is on the wall. The trickier area lies in the 10- to 15-year range. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that homeowners can save as much as 40 percent by replacing even a 10-year-old system with an efficient Energy Star-labeled system. In this case, evaluate your repair bills against your potential energy savings.
  • Your electric bills — It’s easy to blame utility companies for big bills, but the truth is that older air conditioning systems have to work harder and longer to cool a home. For guidance, compare a system’s seasonal energy efficiency ratio, or SEER rating. The higher the number, the more efficient the system. A SEER rating of at least 16 is considered a good rating by most air conditioning experts.
  • Humidity issues — Older, inefficient air conditioners may have difficulty cooling a home and removing humidity. So can a system that’s improperly sized, which points to the need to call a heating and cooling expert to size your new system to ensure that it’s neither too small nor too large.

If you’re uncertain about whether your air conditioner will make it past the finish line, call Griffith Energy Services to schedule an appointment. We’re proud to serve homeowners in Baltimore, Frederick, Hagerstown, Westminster and Easton, Md.; Dover, Del.; Manassas, Va., and Martinsburg, W.Va. 

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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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