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7 Ways to Tell If You Need to Replace Your Furnace

Your furnace has served you well for however long you have had it. Sure, you might have had some ups and downs, and there might have been times when the furnace needed repair or some attention. For the most part, though, it has been able to do the job of keeping your home comfortable for years. There comes a point, however, when even the most reliable of [...]

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 [...]

Reasons You Need an Energy Consultation

When it comes to your home, you have many options for handling problems. You can mask issues by treating the symptoms, such as cranking up the thermostat to make a drafty home feel warmer. Or, you can get to the heart of the problem, pinpointing exactly what is going on and taking steps to fix it. The first step toward a more energy-efficient and [...]

Monitoring Your Home’s Energy Efficiency and Usage

There are many reasons why you might want to reduce the amount of energy your home uses. Using less energy can mean more money in your bank account. The average home in the U.S. spends more than $2,000 per year to heat and cool their homes, heat water, keep the lights on and power equipment and electronics. In Maryland, the average monthly electric bill [...]

Top 10 Tips for Picking the Right Furnace for Your Home

One of the things that should be at the top of your home maintenance to-do list is servicing your home's heater. In the course of servicing your furnace, you may discover that it is not operating the way it used to. It might not be putting out the level of heat you need, or maybe it is not heating at all. Perhaps last winter's energy bills drained your [...]

How to Calculate Your Heating Oil Costs per Month

To keep your home warm during the winter months, it is crucial to have a well-fueled and functional heating system. Heating your home in the winter, regardless of how your home is heated, can be one of your most costly living expenses. To keep these costs under control, you need to know how to calculate your daily and monthly usage. Regarding cost, [...]

Should I Replace or Fix My Air Conditioning System?

Is your air conditioner acting up? Maybe it is making a loud, unusual noise or maybe it is not cooling your house as well as it once did. You might not be sure how old the system is, as it might have been in the house when you purchased it.  While regular tune-ups and maintenance can help you prolong the life of your air conditioner, [...]
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