As the seasons change, homes in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, or elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic region can experience a wide spectrum of temperatures. But there are things a homeowner can do to keep their abode comfortable throughout the year.
Keep Up Maintenance
Probably most important is making sure your heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems are functioning properly. Signing up for a service plan with Griffith Energy Services for these systems helps assure you won’t be surprised by problems.
Consider Smart Thermostats
A smart or programmable thermostat can raise or lower the temperature in your home to comfortable levels even when you forget. They can be set to change the temperature based on the time of day. Many can be controlled by your smartphone.
Air Quality Is Crucial
In a tightly sealed home, poor air quality can result in aggravated respiratory conditions. Several factors come into play, but each can be optimized.
Energy recovery ventilators capture lost energy while introducing fresh air into a room. Filtration systems can work with programmable thermostats, even alerting you when a filter needs to be replaced. Humidifiers can help maintain a consistent level of humidity in the entire house. A germicidal UV lamp can sterilize the air system, destroying mold spores, bacteria, pollen, and viruses caused by condensation in the evaporator coil.
Ductless Mini-Split Systems
Want more control over the climate in each individual room of your home? We can install a ductless system in place of central air conditioning. Indoor handling units replace ductwork, bringing more comfort, less noise, and more energy efficiency. These can be installed quickly, they are environmentally friendly, and you may even qualify for a rebate or tax credit.
Home Standby Generators
Worried that storms or other natural occurrences could knock out the power to your home for an extended period? We can install a gas- or propane-powered generator to take over in such emergencies and supply power for days.
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