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Why Buy A Standby Generator?

If you should lose power at your home, how would you respond? Do you have a stockpile of flashlights and candles, just in case? How will you prepare meals or run water when the electricity has gone out?Although the typical power outage in Maryland does not last for very long, it is possible for the power to go out for several days in a row. Should that [...]

Spring & Summer Home Safety Tips

After a long, chilly winter, many homeowners are all too happy to welcome spring and the arrival of warmer weather and longer days. Although the increased sunshine, higher temperatures and the return of flowers and leaves can make spring and summer more inviting than winter and fall, the seasons are not without their challenges. Spring often means rain [...]

Lennox vs. Carrier vs. Trane Review 2020

When you buy a new central air conditioner, you want to invest your money in the best brand available. Making your decision requires plenty of research on manufacturers and reading reviews.At SMO Energy, we want to empower you with our expertise and reliable information so that you can choose the best central air conditioner for your home. This guide will [...]

Does My HVAC System Need Repair?

Have you started hearing strange noises, such as whirring, bumping or clanging, coming from your HVAC system? Or, have you noticed that your home's temperature is no longer as comfortable as it once was? You might shiver all through the colder months, even though the thermostat says the temperature is 70 degrees. In the warmer months, it might seem [...]

How To Know When It’s Time To Replace Your Heating Equipment

Is your heating system barely hanging on? Most heating systems can last about 15-20 years, but this number can greatly fluctuate based on your usage and how well it’s been cleaned and maintained over the years. So how do you know when it’s time to replace your system? When it comes to your heating system, it’s always better to be proactive. It’s [...]

Selecting the Right Heating Equipment for Your Home

How to Select the Right Heating Equipment Selecting the right heating equipment for your home can make a major difference in your family’s comfort and your home’s energy efficiency. Finding the right type of heating equipment is reliant on a number of factors, including the size of your home, the climate you live in and the type of duct work you can [...]

Enjoy Endless Hot Water While Saving Energy: Tankless Water Heater

Do you like taking cold showers? Probably not. If you have a large family, then getting a hot shower in the morning can be a struggle. Sometimes by the time you get to take a shower, the hot water has already run out. Nothing starts your day out on the wrong foot like having to take a cold shower. Did you know there's a way to have virtually endless hot [...]

Replacing The Batteries In Your Thermostat

Thermostats are vital to HVAC systems. Where old thermostats used Mercury and dials to control the temperature, modern thermostats are digital and allow homeowners to control the temperatures in their homes by simply pressing a button. It also signals to the system when to switch from heating and cooling based on the owner's preferences. Most thermostats [...]

How Much Oil Do I Burn in a Day?

If your home uses oil for heating, it is important to make sure there is always an adequate amount of fuel in the tank to keep your home warm and comfortable throughout the colder months of the year. Figuring out how to calculate fuel oil consumption can help you make sure there is enough fuel in your tank all winter long and can help you determine how much [...]

Retrofit AC for Old Homes

There are steps you can take to storm-proof your home HVAC equipment.
Older homes are often difficult to retrofit with heating and cooling systems because of the way such properties were constructed. While homes built in the past century mostly use balloon framing, historic homes usually consist of post and beam construction. Consequently, it can be difficult to add insulation or install ductwork in historic [...]
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