Everyone wants a cool and comfortable home throughout the year, but no one wants to spend more than necessary on utility bills to keep the home comfortable. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to cut energy costs and save money by adjusting or upgrading HVAC equipment. Follow these tips, and you will notice the difference in your budget.

Careful Control

One of the simplest ways to lower electric costs is to make sure HVAC equipment isn’t running when it doesn’t need to be running. Try setting the thermostat a few degrees higher before going to bed in the summer; your body can tolerate higher temperatures while you are asleep, so you may not notice the comfort difference at all. Likewise, the temperature can be set a little lower overnight in the winter without making too much of an impact. Turning air conditioners off before leaving the home for an extended period can be a good choice, too, since they won’t take long to cool things down when you return.

For the ultimate in energy-saving control, consider investing in a programmable thermostat for your heating and cooling equipment. By turning your air conditioning off while the home is vacant and bringing it back on in time for your return, these systems can save you money without impacting home comfort at all. If your home has one or more unused rooms, try getting a zoned system that can shut off the air conditioning in places where it is not needed.

Preventative Maintenance

Heating and cooling devices are fairly complex machines that are prone to a number of issues. Left unchecked, emerging problems can lower energy efficiency and thus cause your utility bills to spike. On the other hand, a little home maintenance work will keep your system running efficiently and reduce energy costs. At the start of the cooling season and monthly thereafter, change or clean the air filters in your air conditioners and check for corroded wiring, low refrigerant levels and other problems.

The best way to make sure your HVAC equipment is as running as efficiently as possible is to get professional maintenance from a licensed HVAC contractor. During service visits, HVAC technicians will check your machines for any growing problems and make small calibration adjustments intended to reduce energy costs. Thus, professional maintenance will help you save money two ways: Your utility bills will go down, and the risk of expensive future repairs will likewise drop.

HVAC Upgrades

Ultimately, you can only get so much out of an aging, inefficient machine. The HVAC industry is constantly working to improve energy efficiency without sacrificing comfort, and investing in a new system will help you benefit from that hard work. When looking into HVAC upgrades, find out how much of an impact the new machine will have on your monthly utility bills and compare that change to the cost of the purchase and installation. Often, an upgraded system will pay for itself in short order, and in the meantime, you will enjoy the benefits of improved home comfort. Call Griffith Energy Services Inc. today and let our trained staff walk you through how to save money. 

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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.

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Griffith Energy Services

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