Now that winter is in full swing, you want every room of your Washington, D.C., home to be warm and cozy. If your HVAC system doesn’t heat your whole home consistently, however, you might have considered using a space heater. Find out when using a space heater makes sense and learn which alternative solutions you may want to consider.

You Need Extra Heating in a Specific Room

If one room in your home always seems colder than the others, using a space heater allows you to turn down your HVAC system’s thermostat while keeping that chilly room warm. Before thinking about this as a long-term solution, though, try to determine why the room feels so much cooler.

The Griffith Energy Services team typically recommends installing weatherstripping around the windows or adding more insulation to the room. These minor updates could make a substantial difference in your home’s temperature without driving up your household energy consumption.

You Haven’t Installed Zoning Systems Yet

If more than one room in your home needs heat, you might consider using a couple of efficient space heaters for a short period of time. Don’t consider space heaters permanent solutions, though.

Talk with our team about whether zoning systems could work for your home. Our team may be able to divide your current heating system into multiple zones so you can set higher temperatures in chillier rooms and lower temperatures in rooms that don’t get as much use. Ultimately, zoning systems can save energy while boosting comfort.

You’ve Taken Appropriate Precautions Against Fires

Before using a space heater in your home, you should know how dangerous these devices can be. They’re prone to sparking fires, so you’ll need to take fire safety precautions to use them safely. Always follow the manufacturer’s safety instructions, make sure you’re plugging the heater into a safe outlet, and set the heater to shut off automatically after a certain period of time.

From zoning systems to new heating systems to energy evaluations, our team is at your service. Call Griffith Energy Services, Inc. for all your heating needs: 888-474-3391.

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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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