AC Equipment Category

Ductless vs. Central Air Conditioning Systems

Where it was once a luxury, air conditioning has become a standard convenience for many homeowners. However, choosing which air conditioner is best for you can get confusing. Both ductless split and central air conditioners are excellent options, but they have clear advantages and disadvantages. If you are trying to decide which system might be best for [...]

How To Kill Virus and Germ Particles In Your Home’s Air

Now more than ever, we are reminded of the importance of keeping the air we breathe as clean as possible. Indoor air quality products such has UV lights can help clean the air in your home by sterilizing virus and bacteria particles in your home’s air. SMO Energy offers a wide variety of indoor air quality products to fit the specific needs of your home. [...]

Energy Rating Systems: SEER

Everything You Need To Know About SEER Energy Ratings In this article, we’ll take a look at different ways the experts rate heating and cooling equipment for efficiency. One of the most common energy rating systems you will see is SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating.​ SEER Basics SEER is used to rate the cooling efficiency of an air [...]

How A Heat Pump Can Help You Save Money All Year Long

If you’re looking for a simple way to save on your energy bills, you should consider using a heat pump. Heat pumps help  you save money without sacrificing comfort. While it may have the word “heat” in the name, a heat pump can help you in both hot and cold weather. It can also at times perform more efficiently than an air conditioner or a more [...]

How To Fix Your Frozen Air Conditioner

Regular Maintenance to Prevent Frozen Air Conditioner
​You may think it's bizarre, but even in the summertime your air conditioner can freeze. Even though the icicles look nice and cold, air conditioning units that freeze are not cooling your home properly. If the problem keeps occurring, it can cause long-term damage to the unit and prevent you from enjoying the summertime in comfort. What causes an air [...]

3 Summer Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

No matter where you live across the country, there is one universal truth we all face time and time again — summer weather can be unbearably hot. What this means is that you will want a fully functional air conditioner that will be able to keep you and your family cool over throughout the summer months. This also means minimizing any [...]

How To Save Money On Air Conditioning This Summer

On hot summer days, there is nothing quite so wonderful as a fully functioning air conditioning unit. These days, these handy units are such a big part of our summers that it can be hard to remember how we got along before they existed. One thing that is not quite so wonderful, however, is how expensive they can be to maintain. If you have had an air [...]

Spring Home Maintenance Tasks to Tackle This Season

Scheduling HVAC maintenance every spring can help your air conditioner last longer.
  Now that spring is here, homeowners everywhere are taking stock of their properties and identifying areas to fix up before summer. Spring cleaning can be a big undertaking, so we've put together a simple spring home maintenance checklist to get you started. 1. Change Your AC Filter As the mercury continues to creep up, you'll soon want to turn [...]

How a Mini-Split Can Make Your Home Addition More Comfortable

More families are living with multiple generations under one roof.
  Multigenerational households are becoming more popular in the U.S. As of 2014, nearly 1 in 5 households had more than one generation living under one roof, the highest percentage since the 1950s, according to Pew Research Center. The multigenerational household looks different for each family. Sometimes a grandparent lives with an adult [...]

How To Cool Down the Hottest Rooms in Your House

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With the dog days of summer firmly upon us, finding ways to keep the hottest rooms in your house cool can be a tricky undertaking. Uneven cooling efforts lead to higher electricity costs as you run your residential air conditioning longer, with less efficiency. This problem can be especially common in older homes that were built before modern [...]
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