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What To do If You Run Out of Heating Fuel This Weekend

The first snow is this weekend but are you ready? The most important thing to bear in mind during the cold days ahead is the comfort of your home. So, now maybe a good time to stock up on heating fuel and service your HVAC equipment. If, however you do run out of heating fuel this weekend, here are some steps you can take to restore your home comfort.[...]

How to Get The Most From Your Oil Heat System

Winterize your windows to keep your home warm this winter.
A warm home in the middle of a cold Maryland winter is a wonderful thing. When you walk in from outside where ice, snow, and wind keeps you chilled, you're immediately greeted with friendly warmth.An oil heating system can keep your home toasty warm all winter long. But there are some things you should do to ensure you're getting the most out of your [...]

Is it Time to Replace Your Oil Tank?

Tank Protection
 Your heating oil tank is one of your home's most important features, even if it isn't always on your mind. If you rely on home heating oil for heat, it's essential that the tank is well-maintained.Oil tanks are highly durable and, for the most part, require very little attention. But that doesn't mean they won't wear out over time or require a [...]

5 Factors That Make Now a Great Time to Replace Your HVAC System

If your home feels colder than it used to, it might be time to replace your furnace.
During the winter, your heating, air conditioning, and ventilation system is one of the most important features in your home. These systems age and become less efficient with time. Though they can last for many years, it's important to be aware of how well it's working and when it's time for a repair or a replacement.Here are five factors that might [...]

Here’s What You Need to Know About Gas Fireplaces

A gas fireplace can make your home cozier without the mess associated with wood-burning models.
There are few activities cozier than curling up in front of the fireplace on a brisk late-autumn or mid-winter day. A fireplace is one of the most sought-after home features, and many buyers are willing to increase their bid on a home if it comes with a fireplace.Though many people believe an old-fashioned wood-burning fireplace is the only way to go, [...]

5 Propane Safety Tips for Home Heating

It's crucial you take the right safety precautions with your home heating propane tank.
With cooler months in the forecast, people will be loading up on propane to warm their houses. Propane-fueled heating provides many additional benefits for homeowners, offering wide versatility for usage in cooking, washing, and drying.It's important to remember propane safety as you fire up your propane appliances this fall and winter. Although propane [...]

How to Keep Your Home Safe and Healthy This Fall

It’s finally September, and while many of us gear up for the fall season with a pumpkin spice latte or your favorite football team’s jersey, it is also important to think about fall preparation to prevent home hazards and illnesses. SMO Energy would like to remind you and your family of some helpful safety tips to make sure you and your home are [...]

Labor Day Safety Tips

Labor day safety tips
Labor Day weekend is the last chance to squeeze out a vacation, go to the beach, or fire up the grill. No matter how you are celebrating, we have a few tips to help keep you safe:If You Are Traveling:Carry an emergency kit in the trunk of your car. Check the weather, and try to plan to drive in the optimal conditions for that day. Have a [...]

4 Handy Tips to Keep Your Generator in Optimal Shape

Regular maintenance of your home generator helps ensure you have power when you need it.
Owning a home generator is the perfect way to ensure you maintain power during outages. Since generators are often left to sit idly until they're needed, it's important that you take the steps necessary to ensure it works when you need it most. The last thing you want is to experience a power outage and have your generator not fire up.Plus, spending a [...]

Important Propane Safety Information for You and Your Family: Part 1

SMO Energy partners with the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) to remind our propane customers of the importance of propane safety. As part of our yearly reminder below is a quick guide for how to detect a propane leak and what to do in the event you or a family member smells propane gas. What does propane gas [...]
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