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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 [...]

6 Most Common Furnace Issues

When everything is going well with your home's furnace, it is able to keep the temperature indoors at a comfortable, cozy level. You might not even notice it operating in the background when there are no issues. While your furnace is designed to have a long, useful life, there is a chance that something will go wrong with it. In a lot of instances, a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ways To Lower Your Home’s Humidity

Humidity is a huge source of discomfort for many homeowners. The main reason humidity is such a hassle for people is that it is caused when there is too much moisture in the air, and your body's sweat cannot evaporate. Instead of cooling you as it is should, you perspiration acts as a sealant and keeps much of your body heat inside. Additionally, high [...]

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, [...]

How to Find Out How Much Oil Is Left in Your Tank

You would not want to run out of fuel while driving across the country on a road trip or even if you were just driving across town during your commute. The same is true of the fuel you use to heat your home. You want to make sure there is an adequate amount of heating oil in your home's tank at all times so that your home can remain comfortable when you [...]

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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