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What You Should Expect From Your HVAC Specialist

HVAC systems need regular maintenance and repairs. When your heating and cooling system need attention, you must call a HVAC technician to get it back to proper working order. However, you should not hire just any specialist. Before you employ an HVAC repair team, you should know what to expect from them. Take a look below to see the qualities of a good [...]

What You Need To Know About Your Indoor Air Quality

Although your home may appear clean, you may be breathing in microscopic pollutants every day. These pollutants can include bacteria, mold, dust, pollen and more. These contaminants can spread in homes with excess moisture, old energy units and poor ventilation, among other things. Spring is a wonderful time of year, and no doubt you're looking forward [...]

Ductless vs. Central Air Conditioning Systems

Where it was once a luxury, air conditioning has become a standard convenience for many homeowners. However, choosing which air conditioner is best for you can get confusing. Both ductless split and central air conditioners are excellent options, but they have clear advantages and disadvantages. If you are trying to decide which system might be best for [...]

How To Kill Virus and Germ Particles In Your Home’s Air

Now more than ever, we are reminded of the importance of keeping the air we breathe as clean as possible. Indoor air quality products such has UV lights can help clean the air in your home by sterilizing virus and bacteria particles in your home’s air. SMO Energy offers a wide variety of indoor air quality products to fit the specific needs of your home. [...]

A Guide To Replacing Your Home’s Water Heater

If your water bills have been higher than usual, it may be the result of an old, inefficient water heater. Your water heater puts in a lot of work day in day out, and can become less efficient over time. How do you know when it's time to replace your unit, and what are some options for new models? The SMO Energy team has a helpful guide on when you [...]

Energy Rating Systems: SEER

Everything You Need To Know About SEER Energy Ratings In this article, we’ll take a look at different ways the experts rate heating and cooling equipment for efficiency. One of the most common energy rating systems you will see is SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating.​ SEER Basics SEER is used to rate the cooling efficiency of an air [...]

How A Heat Pump Can Help You Save Money All Year Long

If you’re looking for a simple way to save on your energy bills, you should consider using a heat pump. Heat pumps help  you save money without sacrificing comfort. While it may have the word “heat” in the name, a heat pump can help you in both hot and cold weather. It can also at times perform more efficiently than an air conditioner or a more [...]

What to Do If You Hear Strange Noises Coming From Your Heating System

In an ideal world, the appliances that make our homes comfortable places to live would operate smoothly and soundlessly. If you are concerned that your furnace is loud or that your gas heater is making noise, it is a good idea to determine the source of the noise and whether it is a "normal" sound or a sign that something is going wrong with [...]

Everything You Need To Know About Tankless Water Heaters

If you enjoy taking hot showers or doing the dishes and laundry, you are probably grateful for your hot water heater. These devices are an essential part of the modern home, but they are often unsung heroes. Fortunately, energy specialists did not forget about the water heater. In fact, as with all great inventions, the modern water has been greatly [...]

Preventing Ice Dams and Frozen Water Pipes

Seasonal maintenance is always important, but even more so as we head into February, when temperatures really begin dropping off. Luckily, through taking certain precautions, homeowners can guard against the worst of winter's ravages. Taking the right steps now can help you prevent two of the most common — as well as serious and expensive — risks to [...]
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