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9 Heating Oil Tank Tips To Get You Through Winter Safely

As winter approaches, now is the perfect time to make sure your home heating oil storage system is working properly. Here are some tips to ensure it will get you through the cold season: 1. Check for leaks As part of routine maintenance, you should inspect for leaks in the tank, as well as any pipes, vents lines and fittings emanating from the [...]

Tankless Water Heaters – The Right Choice For Your Wallet and the Environment

If you find that you regularly run out of hot water, you might want to consider a tankless water heater. When you don't have enough hot water, running the dishwasher or taking a shower can become challenging, and this doesn't need to be the case. Luckily, a tankless water heater solves these problems, as our very own Arielle Kimmer explains. Tankless [...]

Investing In A Dual Fuel HVAC System for Year-Long Energy Efficiency

How Old is Your Heat Pump? If you have an older HVAC system, you’re probably throwing away a lot of money each year. If you’re looking for ways to save on your energy bills, look no further than a dual fuel HVAC system. This hybrid energy system provides the best of several types of equipment. A dual fuel system is a combination of a fuel oil [...]

What’s That Smell? How To Recognize The Smell of Mold In Your AC

If you turn on A/C and smell a musty smell, chances are your cooling system might have mold or mildew growth. This can be a hazard to you and your family’s health, and needs to be dealt with promptly. Moreover, mold and mildew have a foul smell that could cause discomfort in your home. Knowing the causes of mold and mildew growth in an air conditioning [...]

How Does Central Air Conditioning Work?

If you’re tired of getting sweaty and sticky during the summertime, but you don’t want to deal with installing window units, central air conditioning might be for you. This more advanced system keeps air flowing throughout the home, while drawing heat and moisture out of the house to increase comfort. Why Central Air Conditioning? A central air [...]

What Should I Do If Water Leaks From My AC Unit?

If your AC is leaking water, what do you do? Water occurs in your air conditioner unit naturally. To create cold air, the AC unit sucks in hot and humid air and blows it over a cooled coil called the evaporator coil. As the air passes over the evaporator coil, the humidity builds condensation on the coil, and that creates water in the AC [...]

Ways To Stay Cool While Waiting For Your AC to Be Repaired

If your air conditioner system is being repaired, you and your family may have to get creative about keeping cool for a bit. Follow these tips to stay comfortable while you and your family wait for your air conditioning repairs. Go to the movies or a museum Summer blockbusters are out, so there's no better time for you and your family to enjoy an air [...]

Things You’ve Experienced If You’ve Lived Without Air Conditioning

It’s that time of year again. The sun is beating down on you whenever you go outside. You can fry an egg on the sidewalk. Summer is here. The best way to deal with this heat is an efficient, modern central air conditioning unit. If you’re lucky enough to have air conditioning, you’re no probably hiding inside to beat the heat. However, [...]

Don’t Fall For These Air Conditioning Myths

Every summer, people try to find new ways to keep cool while saving energy. That leads to lots of tips floating around about managing your air conditioner system. Many of the tips people share are actually false, though, and could end up costing you more. The SMO Energy team is here to help debunk these myths for you, so you can get the most out of your [...]

Why Is The Upstairs Hotter Than The Basement of My House?

Even as summer comes to a close, many parts of the country are still experiencing warm temperatures. For some, the heat can be a real source of discomfort. In a multilevel home, the upper levels are often at least 10 degrees warmer than the lower levels. Because heat rises, it tends to get trapped on the upstairs areas of a home, making those rooms places [...]
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