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Spring is on the horizon for Easton, Maryland, and it can’t come soon enough. With the seasonal change, however, comes new challenges to maintaining energy efficiency in your home. Use these three strategies to start your spring with high energy efficiency, lower utility costs, and a cozier home.

Schedule Professional HVAC Maintenance

Spring is one of the best times to schedule professional HVAC maintenance. With your system coming off a winter that likely strained the unit, and in preparation for a summer that may push your air conditioner, HVAC maintenance will guarantee that your system is operating efficiently. During a maintenance appointment, our technicians will repair any damage or wear that your unit may have experienced during winter and catch any problems that could cost you in the future.

Install a Smart Thermostat

Why not celebrate the season of fresh starts by bringing some fresh technology into your home? Smart thermostats take the best of programmable thermostats and merge them with the connectivity and convenience of Wi-Fi. With a smart thermostat, homeowners can take control of their energy efficiency by programming different temperatures for different times of day, changing their home’s temperature from their smart device, and accessing energy usage reports that will help them develop more energy-efficient habits.

Seal Your Home

Spring will likely bring warmer air to Maryland, potentially prompting you to start using your air conditioner. Unfortunately, you may not be enjoying all of the comfort your AC is attempting to provide. Controlled air could be seeping out of leaks around your doors, windows, and in less insulated areas of your home. As your HVAC system struggles to maintain comfort despite air leaks, its energy efficiency will probably drop.

Seal your home by caulking around your window and laying weatherstripping around your doorways. You could also consider adding extra insulation to unfinished areas of your home.

Let spring be the liberating season that it’s meant to be. Increase your energy efficiency with these three strategies and you’ll enjoy lower energy costs and a more comfortable home. To schedule HVAC maintenance or install a smart thermostat, call Griffith Energy Solutions at 888-474-3391.

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