Many people in Columbia, Maryland, wake up with allergy symptoms, even when it’s not allergy season. The reason you have a stuffy nose in the morning might have to do with allergens trapped in your HVAC system or home. Take a look at your home environment to get to the bottom of this problem.

You’re Using a Cheap Air Filter

Flat HVAC filters don’t clean small allergens from your indoor air. Dust mites, pet dander and pollen all make it through a flat cardboard filter.

Instead, opt for a pleated fabric filter. A MERV rating between 10 and 13 will remove significant allergens from your home’s air without forcing your blower to work too hard to pull air through the filter.

High Home Humidity Has Caused Mold

High humidity in your home throughout the summer creates the right environment for mold growth. You might not see the mold yet, but the spores cause respiratory issues that can leave you with a blocked or dripping nose when you wake up each morning.

To figure out if mold is the cause, you can perform an at-home mold test. But it’s safer to talk with an HVAC service technician or a professional mold inspector.

You Have Allergens in Your Bedroom

Pollen clings to your clothes when you come inside and scatters into your home. Dust mites love mattresses and bed sheets, and they contribute to your allergy symptoms. Sleeping in this environment for eight hours every night puts you at constant exposure to your allergens, so you wake up with sinus problems.

Use an air cleaner in your bedroom to tackle your allergens. Sleeping in HEPA-filtered air will help you feel better when you awake.

Your Griffith Energy Services technician is here to help you address your IAQ issues. When you schedule your fall maintenance appointment, ask how we can help you improve the air in your home. Call us today to set up an appointment: 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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