If you’re headed away on vacation, it’s worthwhile to reconsider your thermostat settings while you’re away. Your Ocean City, Maryland, home may need plenty of air conditioning to keep you comfortable while you’re home for the summer, but this same level of cooling isn’t necessary when you’re away. The same is true for your heating system as well. Adjusting your thermostat properly before you head out of town can make a dramatic difference in your energy bills while you’re on vacation.

Summer Vacation Settings

In the summer months, there’s no need to keep your air conditioner running regularly if you’re not home to enjoy it. While you’re away on vacation, you can turn the temperature up significantly, setting it around 85 degrees. This is typically better than turning the system off completely, because it will still cycle air occasionally and keep humidity under control. If humidity is left to run rampant in the home, it can lead to mold and mildew growth, which is not a surprise you want to come home to.

Winter Vacation Settings

In winter, you can set your thermostat temperatures back to save energy, but you should be mindful of potential hazards in a freezing home. Keep your thermostat around 50 degrees to prevent frozen pipes and other damage to your house.

Key Considerations

If you have pets who will be staying home in your absence, consult your vet on the best temperature for your animal’s health and comfort. Different breeds respond differently to extremely hot and cold temperatures. It’s best to learn about the proper temperature for your individual animals so you can maintain appropriate conditions for your pets’ safety.

Make sure your HVAC system is equipped to provide the best energy efficiency while you’re away by scheduling the appropriate maintenance early in the season, before you head out of town. If you’re overdue for your maintenance visit, contact Griffith Energy Services at 888-474-3391. We offer convenient maintenance agreements to help you stay on top of this critical task.

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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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