As homeowners like you in the Columbia, Maryland, area become more and more tech-savvy, software developers are creating apps for your mobile devices to help you manage your home efficiently. From apps that help you match the color of the paint in your room to apps that help you with your landscaping projects, you can now use your smartphone to complete your chores. Explore the following five apps that can help you manage your home efficiently.

About My Home

This helpful app is an easy way to keep track of important aspects of your home so that you will have all the information available for home repairs, replacements, and maintenance. You can log vital information (such as model information for your appliances), add room dimensions, and record paint colors for each room of your home.

In addition, you can set up reminders for maintenance tasks such as changing air filters, cleaning your air ducts, or having your HVAC system serviced. When it comes time to match paint, replace the carpet, or repair an appliance, About My Home will have all the information stored and ready for you to use.

Marex Security

For peace of mind over your home’s security and automation, Marex Security is a reliable choice. With an array of features and services, Marex Security provides home automation resources to help you control your home’s comfort systems from your smartphone or tablet from anywhere in the world. With this feature, you can save on energy and reduce your utility bills. You can monitor your home’s temperature and lighting and monitor your daily energy usage.

With Marex Security, your home will have professional 24/7 security monitoring with real-time alerts and notifications. The added feature of the medical alert can allow you to rest easy knowing that your loved ones are protected.


If you find yourself late paying your bills, then this app can help you to avoid future late fees. BillMinder sorts your bills as their due dates come up and will send an alert for you to make the payment. An autopay option exists so that you never have to worry about missing a payment. With this app, you can track your expenses, receive personalized reports and charts, and sync and import vital data. Forget about sorting through monthly bills and marking your calendar with due dates.

The Family Handyman DIY Tip Genius

If you like to call yourself a DIY homeowner, then The Family Handyman DIY Tip Genius app is for you. This app is loaded with practical home improvement tips that can help you around the home with chores. Get tips on woodworking, painting, plumbing, and electrical work as home improvement experts give practical advice and budget-saving suggestions. This app is not only useful and helpful, but also interactive.


When you are ready to begin a landscaping project in your front yard or backyard, iScape is the app you can use to get a start to your project. With this app, you can begin to visualize what your landscaping will look like before you spend any money. Simply take a photo of your existing space and then, using the tutorials provided, you can begin to create the yard that you envision.

You can add live plants, colorful flowers, trees, and bushes, as well as stone paths, bridges, stairs, and retaining walls. Once you are happy with your design, you can purchase what you need to make your beautiful outdoor living space a reality.

These apps can effectively help you with your home’s efficiency by using smart technology. Most of these apps are available either for free or for a nominal cost and can be found on iTunes or through the developer’s website. They are also designed to run on most smartphone operating systems.

If you would like to install the Marex Security security and automation system inside your home or learn more about helpful mobile apps to manage your home’s comfort systems, call Griffith Energy Services today at 888-474-3391. Talk with us about investing in a maintenance agreement for your home’s HVAC system that can help your home become more energy efficient.

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