Home Improvement Category

What You Need To Know About Your Indoor Air Quality

Although your home may appear clean, you may be breathing in microscopic pollutants every day. These pollutants can include bacteria, mold, dust, pollen and more. These contaminants can spread in homes with excess moisture, old energy units and poor ventilation, among other things. Spring is a wonderful time of year, and no doubt you're looking forward [...]

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. [...]

A Guide To Replacing Your Home’s Water Heater

If your water bills have been higher than usual, it may be the result of an old, inefficient water heater. Your water heater puts in a lot of work day in day out, and can become less efficient over time. How do you know when it's time to replace your unit, and what are some options for new models? The SMO Energy team has a helpful guide on when you [...]

Everything You Need To Know About Tankless Water Heaters

If you enjoy taking hot showers or doing the dishes and laundry, you are probably grateful for your hot water heater. These devices are an essential part of the modern home, but they are often unsung heroes. Fortunately, energy specialists did not forget about the water heater. In fact, as with all great inventions, the modern water has been greatly [...]

Preventing Ice Dams and Frozen Water Pipes

Seasonal maintenance is always important, but even more so as we head into February, when temperatures really begin dropping off. Luckily, through taking certain precautions, homeowners can guard against the worst of winter's ravages. Taking the right steps now can help you prevent two of the most common — as well as serious and expensive — risks to [...]

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Shopping For A Furnace

In a recent article, we discussed seven signs that your furnace may need to be replaced. Once you have made that decision, it’s time to start shopping for a new furnace. To make the buying process go successfully, make sure to avoid the following five pitfalls: 1 - Waiting too long. Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long to replace your furnace. [...]

7 Signs You May Need to Replace Your Oil Furnace

Although it is some of the most important equipment in your home, your heating system is often overlooked or forgotten about - out of sight, out of mind. It isn't until it stops working that most people pay attention to it, which is the most costly and inconvenient time to replace it. So how do you know if it's time to replace your oil-burning furnace? Here [...]

Your Guide to Home Energy When Renovating

Your Guide to Home Energy When Renovating
Considering a home renovation? You are in good company. In 2015, homeowners in the U.S. spent around $340 billion on home renovation projects. There are many reasons why you might renovate your home, among them, are a desire to improve the energy efficiency of your property and save money on heating and cooling. Learn more about the benefits of [...]

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 [...]
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