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Service Is Where It All Begins... You have a need and Griffis Heating is here to help you find a solution. All of our services are quoted before the work begins, so you never need to worry about "hidden costs". From courteous and knowledgeable dispatch staff to well-stocked radio-dispatched service trucks, everything Griffis Heating does is directed to providing you comfort and service when you need it.

Griffis Heating offers free energy consultations, professional installation, service and repairs, and preventative maintenance plans. All of TRANE high efficient heating and cooling equipment includes a ten year parts and labor, manufacturer-held extended warranty, a lifetime warranty on installations installed by Griffis Heating and Air-a certified TRANE DEALER. To make sure every one of our customers is completely satisfied with our equipment, service, and installation, we have a 100% money-back, satisfaction guarantee. Contact us for warranty and guarantee details.


 

Heating

Whether you are looking for a furnace or a heat pump system, we offer installation, maintenance and repair for all of your heating needs. Let our professional staff install a new heating system that is right for you or help you maintain your current system. We specialize in heating and cooling services for your home.

Heating Installation
One size does not fit all. Every home is unique in it's heating needs. Our Comfort Specialist will help determine what heating system is right for you. We will inspect your home and make recommendations on what type of heating system will be the most cost effective and efficient for your home. Whether you are looking for a furnace or heat pump system, we can help install a new heating system that is right for you. We carry the best in high efficiency heating systems for your home. Our staff is looking forward to your call so we can help you install a new heating system for your home.

Heating Replacement
Replacing your heating system can be very costly, but so can the constant repair bills to keep your old heating system running. It may be time to replace your old furnace or heat pump. Today's systems are much more efficient than systems 8 to 10 years ago. Our expert team will evaluate your old heating system to determine if an upgrade to a new heating system make sense for your family. Our staff can quickly and professionally install a new high efficiency heating system in your home.

Heating Maintenance
If you can't remember the last time that your heating system was serviced...It's Time. It's time to call us to schedule a heating maintenance seasonal tune-up. Your heating system is like a vehicle, it requires service to run efficiently. If you are not scheduling annual maintenance on your heating system, you are risking costly repairs as well as the possibility of system failure. Scheduling regular maintenance on your furnace or heat pump will ensure that your system is running efficiently and help avoid the potential of having to replace the system. Our heating maintenance tune-ups inspect all major components of your furnace or heat pump.

Heating Repair
In the event that your heating system breaks down, you can rest assured that our factory trained technicians can get your system back up and running quickly. Our service technicians are trained to work on all makes and models of furnaces or heat pumps. Our technicians will be professional, timely and knowledgeable. If your system is not heating properly or blowing cold air, please give us a call so we can address the problem and fix your system properly the first time. Don't be left in the cold when your system breaks down, call us today.

Furnaces and Heat Pumps
We offer a wide array of high efficient furnace and heat pump models to choose from if you are thinking about replacing your old heating source. We will ensure that the new furnace or heat pump is properly installed and maintained for many years to come. Call us today if you are interested in replacing your old furnace or heat pump. We also offer furnace and heat pump repair and maintenance. Today, gas furnaces offer efficiency ratings of up to 98% AFUE. That means they can use 98% of all gas consumed to produce heat. This will save you money on future gas bills


 

Air Quality and Filtration

Superior air quality at home is an essential component of your family’s health and comfort.
Griffis Heating and Air offers indoor air analysis and air cleaner installation and repair.

Many allergies are caused by indoor contaminants many times indoor air quality is 5 times worse inside the outside air, but the proper air filtration system works to eradicate these bothersome elements from the air you breathe. It also prevents dangerous viruses and molds from circulating through your home. We can install air filtration that works in conjunction with your existing heating and air conditioning system. The filters greatly reduce the percentage of dust, pollen and allergens, viruses, bacteria, molds, pet dander, and tobacco smoke in the air in your home by up to 99.9%. They also eliminate pesky odors; the smell of frying onions in the kitchen won’t be transferred to every room in the house.

Griffis Heating and Air specializes in indoor air cleaner installation and service.

Since heating and air conditioning ducts may foster the growth of certain bacteria and allow for dust and particles to collect, air filters are an essential addition to your home comfort system.


 

Central Air Conditioning

Griffis Heating Inc offers Free estimates for air conditioning repair and air conditioner installation or replacement.

Central air conditioning works to provide you with the highest level of comfort in your home during the sweltering summer months. By removing heat and humidity and circulating cool air, central air creates a pleasant and livable atmosphere inside your home no matter the temperature outside. Air conditioning systems function the same way as refrigerators. There are five main parts to any air conditioner: a compressor, internal heat-exchanging pipes, an expansion valve, external heat-exchanging pipes, and a refrigerant, which is commonly called Freon. The Freon is first compressed in the compressor, which turns it into a hot, high-pressure gas. The hot gas then travels through the internal pipes where it dissipates heat and liquefies. The liquid passes through the expansion valve and evaporates into a cold, low-pressure gas. The cold gas then runs through the external pipes and absorbs heat, cooling the air in the room.

An air conditioning system performs two basic tasks for you – it cools the hot air and removes humidity. The first function is easily noticeable, but the second is just as important. Reduced humidity makes the air feel cooler, allowing you to set the actual temperature level higher and conserve energy. Also, damp air can make furniture sticky and uncomfortable and shorten the freshness time of many foods kept in cabinets.

Humidity also affects the human body. High levels of moisture in the air impair the body’s ability to sweat, which raises internal temperature and can even cause heatstroke, a condition marked by extreme fatigue and nausea. High humidity levels also foster the growth of bacteria that feed dust mites, which are nearly microscopic organisms that flourish in carpets and bedding and are a prominent cause of asthma. Though dust mites thrive in even the cleanest homes, humidity reduction disrupts dust mites’ living environment, which can greatly reduce the number living in your home.

Central air conditioning provides not only comfort but important health protection by reducing humidity. We can install central air conditioning that works in conjunction with your heating system.

What’s a SEER Rating?
Every air conditioning model manufactured and sold in the United States receives a SEER rating, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This number is calculated by dividing the number of BTUs of heat removal by the total watt-hours of energy use. One BTU (British Thermal Unit) equals the amount of energy required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit – roughly the amount of energy created by a lit birthday candle; watt-hours measure electricity. By calculating the ratio between how much heat an air conditioner removes and the energy it needs to do so, the energy efficiency can be determined. The higher the SEER number, the more efficient the air conditioner. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) recently raised the minimum SEER rating in the U.S. to 13, which will result in a significant decrease in energy consumed by residential air conditioners. When purchasing a new air conditioning unit, look for the higher SEER ratings. The extra initial expense will be returned to you in monthly energy bill savings. ‚

If you’re interested in home improvement…
Upgrading your current air conditioning system to one with a higher SEER rating will save you money and increase your family’s comfort level at home. Also, newer units have improved filtration, run more quietly, and require less maintenance. Consider installing an Energy Star approved unit; these are appliances designed to use as little energy as possible and still run smoothly. Saving energy prevents pollution. By choosing Energy Star and taking steps to optimize the performance of your cooling equipment, you are helping to prevent global warming and promoting cleaner air while enhancing the comfort of your home. You can find more information at www.energystar.gov.

If you’re purchasing a new home…
Look for a home with central air conditioning already installed. If this is not possible, a home that utilizes a duct heating system can be easily adapted to also accommodate central air conditioning in the summer months. Also remember to check out the SEER rating of the unit. Find out what the local electric company charges per kilowatt-hour and estimate how much it will cost to run the air conditioning in your new home. Remember, it may be worth your money to upgrade the system if it has a low SEER rating.

Griffis Heating and Air is a proud

  • TRANE COMFORT SPECIALIST
  • INDEPENDENT TRANE DEALER
  • THERMOPRIDE DEALER

Radiant Heat

Radiant heat is a fast-growing home heating alternative. It works by sending heated water from your boiler or water heater through a tubing system that is installed in the floors, heating your entire home.

Radiant heat has many advantages over forced air conventional heating systems. When normal heating systems emit hot air, it rises to the ceiling and stays trapped there. Energy is wasted heating the top half of the room, while people occupy the space closer to the floor. Since it is evenly generated and distributed from the bottom up, radiant heat warms the body, not the air, and provides the most efficient heat source. The air is warmed when it touches heated objects – mainly carpets and furniture. Imagine sitting on cozy heated couches and walking across warm tile floors. This direct method of keeping people warm allows the thermostat to remain at a lower setting, saving money and conserving energy. It also eliminates the need for unattractive, noisy air vents – you can arrange furniture without obstructing the heating system, and children are safe from scalding radiators or baseboards. In addition to the efficiency and aesthetic benefits, radiant heat also keeps the air in your home cleaner and healthier because it does not circulate allergens and dust throughout the house.

The system is protected in your floors, so it’s extremely durable. Many homeowners have discovered the amazing advantages of radiant heat, and installing it will immediately increase the resale value of your home, as well as provide your family with comfortable, economical heat.


Contact us to schedule a free energy consultation today.

  • TRANE Equipment
  • Heat Pumps
  • Air Conditioners
  • Gas Furnaces
  • Electric Furnaces
  • On Demand Tankless Hot Water Heaters
  • Mitsubishi Mini Splits
  • Ultraviolet Sanitizer
  • High Efficiency Filters
  • Air Conditioning Installation/Heat Pump, Furnace Installation (New & Replacement)
  • HVAC System Repairs & Safety Inspections
  • Duct work Design and Installation
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Equipment Installation & Service
  • Scheduled Preventative Maintenance
  • Fireplaces (indoor and outdoor) and Fireplace Inserts
  • High Efficiency Tankless Hot Water Tanks
  • Hydronic and Radiant In-Floor Heating
  • Gas Pipe Installation
  • Seasonal Maintenance
  • Maintenance Agreements
  • Light Commercial HVAC
  • Equipment Repair and Replacement
  • Leak Detection and Repair
  • Repair Water Drips and Condensation
  • Air Conditioning Installation and Service and Extended Warranties
  • Custom Home HVAC
  • Attic Insulation Inspection and Quote/Bid
  • Heat Loss
  • Real Estate Inspections
  • Carbon Monoxide Testing & Equipment
  • Gas Piping Hot Water Tank Replacement
  • Professional Installation
  • Oil Furnace Service & Installation Specialists
  • Boiler Maintenance, Service and Installation
  • Free Quotes & Estimates
  • Furnace Parts to Public
  • Electronic Air Cleaners
  • Digital Thermostats
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Fireplaces
  • Thermostats
  • Thermopride
 

Energy Efficiency

For the last 20-30 years, manufacturers of HVAC equipment have been making an effort to make the systems they manufacture more efficient. This was originally driven by rising energy costs, and has more recently been driven by increased awareness over environmental issues. There are several methods for making HVAC systems more efficient.

Heating energy
Water heating is more efficient for heating buildings and was the standard many years ago. Today forced air systems can double for air conditioning and are more popular. The most efficient central heating method is geothermal heating.

Energy efficiency can be improved even more in central heating systems by introducing zoned heating. This allows a more granular application of heat, similar to non-central heating systems. Zones are controlled by multiple thermostats. In water heating systems the thermostats control zone valves, and in forced air systems they control zone dampers inside the vents which selectively block the flow of air.

Ventilation Energy recovery
Energy recovery systems sometimes utilize heat recovery ventilation or energy recovery ventilation systems that employ heat exchangers or enthalpy wheels to recover sensible or latent heat from exhausted air. This is done by transfer of energy to the incoming outside fresh air.

Air conditioning energy
The performance of vapor compression refrigeration cycles is limited by thermodynamics. These AC and heat pump devices move heat rather than convert it from one form to another, so thermal efficiencies do not appropriately describe the performance of these devices. The Coefficient-of-Performance (COP) measures performance, but this dimensionless measure has not been adopted, but rather the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER). To more accurately describe the performance of air conditioning equipment over a typical cooling season a modified version of the EER is used, and is the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). The SEER article describes it further, and presents some economic comparisons using this useful performance measure.

Griffis Heating and Air has quality service and parts available for energy efficient Furnaces, Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps.
Griffis Heating and Air specializes in Furnace Installation, Heat pump and Air Conditioner Installation as well.

Summer & Winter Energy Savings Tips

  1. Insulate your home. Insulation reduces the amount of heat that enters your home from outside. In a well insulated house, less energy is consumed battling heat conducted in from the outside through walls and ceilings.
  2. Seal up air leaks. A tightly sealed home reduces the amount of warm air that leaks into your home from outside. In a well sealed home, less energy is consumed battling warm air leaking in from outside.
  3. Use shades to prevent the "greenhouse effect". Don't let your home heat up inside like a car with closed windows on a hot sunny day. Closing window shades during the day will prevent sunlight from entering your home and heating it up, decreasing the load on your cooling equipment.
  4. Install a Ceiling fan. A ceiling fan cools in summer by circulating air. The air temperature is not reduced, but people feel cooler due to the breeze.
  5. Turn air conditioner thermostats up a few degrees. Instead of cooling your home to 72 degrees F, try 75 or 78 degrees F. Every degree you increase the thermostat setting reduces the load on your cooling system.
  6. Cool only the spaces you are in. Zone your cooling system or use window air conditioners or portable air conditioners so you air condition only the area you are in. This will greatly reduce energy consumption.
  7. Programmable thermostat. Set a programmable thermostat up for your schedule do it runs air conditioning only when you are home.
  8. Change or clean filters. Clean filters increase the airflow and efficiency of air conditioning equipment.
  9. Attics can reach temperatures of 160 degrees F during the summer. When this happens, heat from the attic leaks into the living spaces of your home and makes your cooling equipment work harder. An attic fan removes hot air from your attic and replaces it with cooler air from outside, bringing the attic temperature down to 15-20 degrees F above the outdoor temperature. Solar attic fans have recently been developed to provide attic ventilation while using no electricity at all.
  10. Service your heating system every year. It's the best money you'll spend. Cost for a typical service call to clean the unit and change filters in both the furnace and humidifier? An average between $75-$100, depending on where you live.
  11. Install a programmable thermostat. A must. There are many different brands on the market that range in price from $40-$100. You can program it to lower the temperature while you're at work or sleeping and save up to 30-percent in a well insulated home. What's more, outdated thermostats are the weakest link in conserving energy. According to the government's Energy Information Administration, only about 11% of U.S. homes are equipped with modern programmable thermostats. A leading manufacturer estimates that homeowners can receive one to three months of free heating and cooling by installing a programmable thermostat. What are you waiting for?
  12. Add weather stripping around windows and doors. A project that any homeowner can do. This also has a real impact on drafts and conserving energy. Door thresholds, window caulking, and plastic window film can go a long way in saving your money this winter. If you live in a drafty home, you could save up to 20% with an investment of as little as $25.
  13. Utilize or install ceiling fans in your home. Remember learning that heat rises in physics class? Well, running the fans slowly and in reverse will keep that warm air circulating and keep you more comfortable. The bonus? The time your furnace runs will reduce. So will your monthly bill.
  14. Check the arrangement of your furniture. Really. Many times people put couches and chairs over vents and in front of baseboard radiators, decreasing the efficiency of the units. By restricting the airflow, you increase the use of your furnace or boiler, and ultimately the energy used to heat your home.
  15. Consider installing a tankless-water heater. Hey, this technology has been around for almost 70 years. Now units are less expensive and can save you hundreds of dollars each year. How? They create hot water on demand so there's no stored water needing to be continuously heated. (Think about when you're away or asleep.) Cost? Around $200-$250 more than a standard heater, but you'll recoup the cost increase in just two years. What's more, standard water heaters tend to reduce in efficiency as time goes on. A seven-year-old tank heater runs at about 60-70% efficiency. While a tank-less heater of the same age runs at about 82%. The limitations? Multiple fixtures can't run at the same time, making it difficult to run your washing machine and take a shower simultaneously. But the savings are really worth it. Trust me.
  16. Be smart about the temperature you set in your home. According to the EPA, you'll save up to 3% on your energy bills simply by turning down your thermostat just one degree.
  17. Install thermo-pane windows in your home. You'll increase your home's energy efficiency up to 70%. Multi-pane windows can have R-values of as high as 9.1. The higher the R-value, the more resistant the glass is to losing heat. Conversely, your typical single pane glass has an R-value of 1.
  18. Make sure your ceilings and attic are properly insulated. Heat rises, and if there isn't enough insulation in the space above, your money is going out the roof. Literally. Most ceilings and attic spaces should have at least an R-30 rating, although some areas of the country recommend an R-40-50 rating.
  19. Let the sun be your guide. Why not? It's free energy. During the day, open up those drapes and blinds and let that sun heat your home. At night draw the curtains to keep the heat inside.
  20. A small label can save you big money. Look for the energy star label on your appliances, easily found on washing machines, computers and stereo equipment. This label means the department of energy and the EPA have deemed these products as energy efficient.

 
             
 

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328 37th ST NW, Ste D
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