Cheverly, Maryland has beautiful weather in summer, and it’s a perfect time for you to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Warm weather is even more fun when you can come back to a cool, comfortable home. Unfortunately, many people accidentally heat their home in summer, which forces them to use their air conditioner more and increases their utility bills. People often add heat to their homes by running ceiling fans in the wrong direction, using appliances at the wrong times, or forgetting about HVAC maintenance.

Running Ceiling Fans in the Wrong Direction

A ceiling fan moves clockwise in winter to distribute warm air trapped near your ceiling. This saves energy and makes your home more comfortable. You should change the direction of your ceiling fan so that it moves counterclockwise in spring. Just flip the small switch in the center of the fan to create a cooling breeze instead of making your home feel warmer.

Using Appliances at the Wrong Times

Using your oven or running your dishwasher on a hot day can make your home feel miserable. Whenever it’s convenient, use appliances that produce heat in the morning or the evening instead of during the middle of the day or the afternoon. That way, you won’t have to use your air conditioner as much. Even TVs, computers, and inefficient lights can add heat to your home. Also, some power companies charge more for electricity used during peak hours, which are usually noon to 7 p.m.

Forgetting to Maintain Your HVAC System

You should have your air conditioner checked by a professional in spring or summer to keep it running efficiently and prevent breakdowns. Homeowners should also remember to check their air filters once per month and remove debris like leaves, grass clippings, or twigs from their outdoor unit.

Griffith Energy Services can help you stay cool and comfortable, and we have more than 100 years of experience. We can help you install, maintain, and repair a variety of HVAC equipment. Call us anytime at 888-474-3391 for excellent service.

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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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