The largest choice may not always be the best one, especially when choosing a new boiler. Just as in the case of HVAC systems, an improperly sized boiler can be a waste of money and a waste of the boiler’s lifespan. If you want to get the most out of your boiler, then consider why it needs to be sized correctly for your Baltimore, Maryland home.

Why Does Boiler Size Matter?

So why shouldn’t you heat your home with the largest boiler around? Because a boiler’s capacity should reflect the size of the home. Boiler capacity is measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs), which represent the energy necessary to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.

A building’s BTU requirement varies depending on its geographical location, the surrounding climate, the quality and amount of insulation in the building’s walls and ceilings, and the number of doors and windows. The larger the home, the more windows and doors, and the colder the climate, the higher the BTU requirement will be. For example, in most cold climates, an efficient boiler operates with a requirement of 50 BTU per square foot of interior space.

Boiler Size and Efficiency

Why not install a large boiler and have a more powerful, hotter system? If you want an energy-efficient winter, you’ll avoid such a choice. An oversized boiler, unfortunately, wastes fuel, which (in turn) wastes your money and also reduces the lifespan of the boiler. If you install an oversized system, you’ll be paying for a brand new one after a shorter span of time than if you’d installed a boiler that was properly sized for your home.

A properly sized boiler can be trusted to provide you with comfortable, low-cost heating. To find out what size boiler will work best in your home, call Griffith Energy Services 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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