Residents of Columbia, Maryland, are no strangers to the seasons. Hot summers and freezing winters can make home energy management a pain to deal with when using outdated systems. Our products feature new technology that allows you to keep track of heating, cooling, and even security systems from your smartphone. Here are five ways you can manage your home from your phone.
A smart thermostat is essential to easy home energy management. Your new furnace, air conditioner, and other systems can all be paired with our high-tech thermostats so you can control your home’s temperature from your smartphone, computer, or tablet. We’ll show you how to program your system for optimal efficiency, no matter the season.
Find yourself on a warm winter getaway? Keep track of your home’s heat remotely to be sure it never gets too cold, which can lead to frozen and damaged pipes. Turn the heat back up a few hours before you arrive so you’re welcomed by a cozy house.
Smart thermostats can also be programmed to pick up on outdoor conditions for automatic heating and cooling, offering even better efficiency.
Stay on top of your HVAC maintenance schedule with a smart thermostat that sends reminders to your phone for regular servicing appointments and filter replacements.
Smart Energy Management
Even with the most efficient HVAC systems, it’s a good idea to keep track of your energy use. Maintenance needs can be caught early when water, electricity, and fuel use are regularly monitored. Home automation systems will connect to the products you already have in place for easy and affordable installation.
Learn what signs to look for in your home’s energy use to know when to schedule repairs and when you may need to replace a product. If a furnace or air conditioner is using more energy than usual, this could be a sign that you need to have the ductwork and vents cleaned. Note the problem and schedule the cleaning, all from your smartphone.
A home automation system can also connect to your lighting to help you save on your electric bill. Don’t worry if you forgot to turn off the light in the kitchen when you left for work; just flip the switch from your phone.
Winters in Maryland mean earlier sunsets. If you get home after dark, turn the porch light on from your phone. You can even set a lights-out time for the whole house, encouraging the family to go to bed on time.
Smart Air Quality
Indoor air quality products come in many different types and have different purposes. Ventilators add fresh air to your home; air filters and purifiers keep you breathing well with particle trapping systems and UV lamps; whole-home humidifiers are essential for cold and allergy seasons. All of these systems work together to make your home as comfortable and healthy as possible, but it is a lot to keep track of.
We offer these products with programmable thermostats and the ability to connect to a home automation system so you can enjoy optimal air quality, hassle-free. Keep track of humidity levels from your smartphone and make adjustments easily. Get reminders to replace air filters or UV lamps and turn off a ventilator remotely if needed.
Smart Security System
New home security systems can be completely managed from a smartphone. Did you forget to arm the system before you left the house for the day? Pull up the app on your phone and turn on security monitoring. You also can keep track of front door visitors with video surveillance and see emergency alerts. If you see a problem at your home, you can call the authorities, and they might even get to the house before you do. With a remotely-monitored security system, you never need to worry about the safety of your house or pets while you’re away.
We would love to show you how we can help make your home smarter and easier to manage. Call Griffith Energy Services at 888-721-5707 to learn about our services and smart products, and schedule an appointment today.
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