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While fall brings relief from the heat of the Mid-Atlantic summer, it also brings the stress of trying to stay warm without spending too much money. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stay comfortable without cranking up the thermostat. By maintaining healthy humidity, controlling your environment, and taking care of yourself, you can stay warm during Mid-Atlantic winters without burning through your paycheck.

Maintaining Humidity Levels

Believe it or not, the amount of moisture in the air affects how warm or cool it feels. In the fall and winter, there is always the risk of reduced humidity levels, which results in dry air that feels colder than it actually is. Feeling extra cold may prompt you to turn up the heat. To solve this issue, install a whole-home dehumidifier, which can keep your home between the healthy 40 and 60 percent relative humidity levels.

Controlling Your Environment

This step encompasses everything in your living space that you can control in order to stay warmer. For example, seal cracks around windows with fresh caulk to prevent drafts. If that still doesn’t keep cold air from getting in, put up some thick drapes that will catch the heat. During the day, let in the sunlight to give your home some natural warmth. Being aware of any place that warm air may be seeping out of your home will help you keep the heat where it belongs.

Taking Care of Yourself

The best way you can stay warm without turning up the heat is by taking care of yourself. Keeping yourself warm matters more than keeping your entire home at a toasty temperature. To keep yourself warm, eat warm food and drink warm beverages. Wear warm clothes or keep a blanket around you. Cozy up to a special someone. Don’t just depend on your heater to keep you warm, and you’ll save plenty of cash.

The fall and winter are seasons to enjoy relaxing with family and friends, not for fretting over money spent on just staying warm. For professional assistance in raising the efficiency of heating in your home, give Griffith Energy Services a call 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
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