This weekend, more than 300 exhibitors will take over the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium for the fall edition of the Maryland Home & Garden Show.
October's gathering of gardeners, house remodelers and interior decorators will focus on energy efficiency in the home to help occupants lower their utilities once colder weather starts to cover the region.
The show is held twice a year, in the spring and in the fall, and showcases a wide array of renovation options for consumers appropriate for each season.
Exhibitors at the show include local companies eager to showcasing their products at the event all year, according to a report from the Baltimore Sun.
Geothermal heating and cooling options for the home are on display at the Supreme Air booth, which will be manned by Catonsville native Denny Kougianos.
"We'll talk to them about the benefits of geothermal, which is not as publicized like solar is," said Kougianos, who founded the company in 2005 with his brother Alex.
Kougianos' company takes advantage of heating options that utilize the cool and consistent 55 degree temperature found just below the Earth's surface.
It is estimated that at least 30 companies present at the event will have a strong tilt towards solar power units opposed to geothermal, which Kougianos believes will give his company an advantage given their unique and cost-efficient concepts.
For homeowners who are inspired by what they see at this year's show, a home inspection contractor can perform an energy audit to help the resident implement utility-saving upgrades to their property.