Autumn is in full swing in Baltimore, and now is the time to schedule your fall furnace tune-up. Annual preventive maintenance on your furnace will benefit you in several key ways:

  • Increase system efficiency
  • Lower your heating costs
  • Extend the life of your furnace
  • Help prevent mid-winter breakdowns
  • Ensure safe operation of your equipment

While key tune-up tasks vary among different contractors, a reputable HVAC company will perform a comprehensive inspection of your system, including these essential points:

  • Lubricate the moving parts of your system to prevent friction.
  • Tighten electrical and gas connections.
  • Inspect wires and terminals for corrosion, and apply nonconductive coating where needed.
  • Test the gas pressure and burner combustion.
  • Check for dangerous carbon monoxide leaks.
  • Inspect the blower assembly for optimum airflow.
  • Measure the voltage and current on the motor.
  • Test the controls of the system to ensure proper cycling.
  • Inspect your ductwork for loose joints that result in air loss.
  • Check your thermostat for accuracy.

Once your tune-up is complete, there are several things you should do before turning on your system this fall:

  • Stock up on air filters. Inspect your filter every month, and replace it when you can no longer see through it. A clean filter ensures proper airflow, reduces indoor air pollutants and prevents dust from building up inside your system and damaging essential components.
  • Replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and push the test button to ensure they’re working properly. You should have one of each type of detector on every floor in your home, located as close to the ceiling as possible, with one of each near your main sleeping area.
  • Post the emergency contact number for your gas company near your furnace and call it immediately if you smell gas around your unit.
  • Know the location of your gas shutoff valve and make sure it’s easily accessible in case of an emergency.

To schedule your fall furnace tune-up with one of our qualified professionals, please feel free to contact us at Griffith Energy Services, Inc., proudly serving the Baltimore area with a high level of customer satisfaction.

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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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