Your Berryville, Virginia, outdoor HVAC unit needs care and protection if you want it to run efficiently. Unfortunately, weeds and vines can easily take over your outdoor unit. If you find vine tendrils snaking around or through your outdoor unit, take care of them immediately. If left unchecked, they can do irreversible damage to your HVAC system.

Spray the Vines With Weed Killer

For a big vine infestation, one option you have is to spray the vines with weed killer. The leaves and stems will absorb the chemicals and die off within a day or two. Once the vines are dead, they’re much easier to pull off the side of your house and off your outdoor unit.

When spraying, be careful that you do not spray any part of the outdoor unit with weed killer. Be especially careful to avoid spraying the internal components.

Dig Up the Roots

Once you’ve discovered the roots, use a spade to dig them up. If you don’t get the roots, the vines will come back eventually. You will need to do this to all the vines. Watch for electrical components connected to the unit.

Landscape the Area

After killing the vines and digging up their roots, treat around the area to ensure no more vines grow. Consider putting gravel on the ground around the HVAC system. Installing a fence or an awning over the HVAC system will protect it from the external elements. Plus, if vines do come back, hopefully, they’ll grow on the fence and not on the outdoor unit.

If you think the vines have damaged your outdoor unit, give Griffith Energy Services a call. We’ll schedule a maintenance appointment for your HVAC system, which will include a thorough examination of your outdoor unit. We will remove any debris and make sure the system is operating as it should. Give us a call today at 888-474-3391.

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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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