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The fall season is a beautiful one in Westminster, Maryland, but it’s not without its hazards. This is a prime time for allergies in the area. If you’re suffering from the signature combination of itchy eyes, runny nose, irritated skin, and frequent headaches, allergens probably have you down. Here’s what you need to know about Westminster, MD IAQ (indoor air quality) to regain your comfort.

Mold Is a Major Contender

Most people think of pollen when they’re considering common irritants, but mold is a frequent issue in the Westminster area as well. Fallen leaves provide a welcome home for outdoor molds. Leave shoes and coats at the door to avoid tracking these allergens in. Watch for mold in the home as well, particularly in the kitchen and bathroom. Make sure there’s no moisture in your HVAC system. A clogged condensate drain will create standing water and the ideal breeding ground, but your HVAC tech can clear this problem easily.

Your HVAC System Can Help

Your HVAC system helps clean and circulate air in your home. Regular maintenance will help keep the system itself in good shape. Schedule an annual tuneup for a thorough cleaning of all the system’s components. Change the HVAC filter yourself at least every three months to keep contaminants to a minimum. Installing an air cleaner or dehumidifier in your HVAC system will offer additional benefits.

Ragweed Loves to Move

Ragweed pollen is one of the top allergens you’ll face in Maryland. The pollen travels easily through the air, so you can pick it up almost anywhere. Once in your home, ragweed can settle, causing constant irritation. Dust, sweep, and vacuum often to pick up pollen. Leave the fan in your HVAC system running overnight to pull pollen up and through your HVAC filter, which is an efficient way to get it out.

If you’re suffering from persistent allergy symptoms in your home, contact Griffith Energy Services, Inc. at 888-474-3391. We can help you find the indoor air quality solutions you need for fresh, breathable air this autumn.

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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
888-474-3391

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