You’re not alone if you think that air conditioning is one of the greatest inventions ever. And your appreciation may grow if you realize that you can stay cool but reduce the cost of this cooling wonder by thwarting summer heat buildup.

  1. First, attack the primary sources of heat buildup then pursue the secondary sources. Chief among the former are your roof, walls and windows:
  2. Consider applying a reflective spray coating to your roof. So effective is this remedy that is often marketed to RV owners. 
  3. Consider neutral colors on exterior walls.
  4. Install a reflective coating on your windows. Choose a “combination” film or one that also allows some light into a room. Some “sun-control” films are tinted and can noticeably darken a room.

After reflecting sunlight away from your home, you can block it by:

  1. Sealing cracks, holes and leaks in your home with caulk, insulation and weather stripping. Your attic is a prime source of heat gain, but don’t forget to make your doors and windows airtight. Check, seal and insulate your ductwork, too.
  2. Shading your home with trees. While they grow into this important job, consider fast-growing vines and plants that crawl up trellises.
  3. Hanging exterior awnings and interior shades, especially on east and  west exposures. Keep them closed during the day when the sun is out.

Continue to help your central air conditioner run efficiently by:

  1. Installing a programmable thermostat so that your air conditioner runs only when people are home to enjoy it.
  2. Setting the temperature at 78 degrees or as high as is comfortable. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that for each degree above 72 degrees, you can save between 1 and 3 percent on your utility bill.
  3. Running ceiling fans to create a wind-chill factor.

Like you, the cooling experts at Griffith Energy Services, Inc., also think that air conditioning is one of the greatest inventions ever. We also know that every home is different, so for other ways to reduce summer heat buildup in your home call us today.

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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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