programmable thermostatReducing your energy bills this winter could be as easy as upgrading a thermostat from a manual device to one that’s programmable. They save energy because they tend to be more accurate than analog thermostats, and the programmable units remember to change the temperatures for you.

Anytime you reduce the temperature indoors during the heating season, you lower energy consumption. A programmable thermostat simplifies setting the thermostat back, and some even take it a few steps further by letting you monitor your HVAC remotely or sensing when no one’s home and automatically adjusting the temperature.

Upgrading a Thermostat by Selecting the Right Model

  • Identify the brand and model of HVAC system you have and find out what it’s compatible with.
  • Select its power source. You might be able to choose from a thermostat that uses batteries or one that’s hard-wired into your home, or both. Some homes may not have the right kind of wiring, or you may want to have a battery-back up system in the event of power outages to save the programming.
  • Decide on the type of programming you need. Models are available that easily accommodate 5-1-1 programming, which work well if you’re away five days in a row and have a different schedule during each weekend day. If your weekend schedule is the same, you can select a 5-2 day model. One week models are also available if you have the same daily schedule. If it’s different each day, choose a 7-day device. Each of these devices typically lets you change the programming for four separate schedules daily.
  • Choose its accessibility. If you use a smartphone or have Internet access throughout the day, consider upgrading a thermostat to a WiFi model. They afford you many more options, like managing temperatures remotely, estimating daily energy consumption, and receiving alerts about performance, service and maintenance.

If you’d like more information about upgrading a thermostat for your home’s HVAC system, contact Griffith Energy Services, We’ve provided top-notch HVAC services for homeowners in Chantilly, McLean and Centreville homeowners since 1970.

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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