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An oil or gas boiler can be an efficient way to heat your Cheverly, Maryland, home and keep it comfortable in cold weather. Boilers work differently than traditional furnaces, and using a boiler to heat your home prevents dry air and won’t spread dust like a forced air furnace. Discover why a boiler may be what your home needs to make you feel comfortable this winter.

How a Boiler Works

A boiler’s main parts include a burner, combustion chamber, and heat exchanger. A boiler heats your home by igniting fuel with the burner and moving that fuel to the combustion chamber. From this chamber, the heat becomes transferred to water in the heat exchanger.

The system then pumps hot water throughout your house through pipes and into radiators. This hot water transfers its heat to the rooms in your house and returns to the boiler, absorbs more heat, and recirculates through the pipes.

Advantages of a Boiler Heating System

Since a boiler circulates water and not air, dust and debris won’t spread through your home like they will with a forced air system. Besides spreading dust, a traditional furnace can dry out the air in your home. By using a boiler, you can keep humidity in the air, and minimize the effects of asthma irritation and nosebleeds.

Without a fan and air circulating through the vents, boilers are much quieter than traditional furnaces. The water in your radiators will keep your home warm long after your boiler stops heating your home. With a forced air system, your home cools quickly once the system stops heating.

How Efficient Are Boilers?

According to the U.S. Boiler Company, a gas boiler typically has an AFUE rating of 82 percent or higher. That number means that only 18 percent of the heat from your boiler goes to waste.

A high-efficiency condensing boiler, designed to capture waste heat, can have an AFUE rating as high as 95 percent, competitive with other heating systems on the market today.

At Griffith Energy Services, we install, repair, and maintain both gas and oil boilers in the Cheverly area. Call 888-474-3391 to find out more about boiler systems for your home as well as our convenient fuel delivery service.

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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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