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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 for 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

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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

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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 [...]

How To Cool Down the Hottest Rooms in Your House

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With the dog days of summer firmly upon us, finding ways to keep the hottest rooms in your house cool can be a tricky undertaking. Uneven cooling efforts lead to higher electricity costs as you run your residential air conditioning longer, with less efficiency. This problem can be especially common in older homes that were built before modern [...]

How to Storm-Proof Your Home HVAC Equipment

Are you ready for summer storm season with a backup generator?
Summer storm season is upon us, which means it's time to storm-proof your home HVAC equipment. Your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is an investment - it pays to ensure it remains well-maintained and your home keeps comfortable even during disruptive summer storms. While it's important to examine the durability of your HVAC equipment [...]

Your Summer Storms Preparation Checklist

Backup generators will help you avoid power loss during a summer storm.
As homeowners in the Northeast know all too well, summer means more than backyard barbecues. It also means storm preparation. Summer storm season lasts from June to November along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, with thunderstorms hitting Maryland once every five days on average in July and August. Fortunately, by following a storm preparation [...]

What’s the Best Way to Save Money on AC Costs in the Summer?

Don't sweat AC costs this summer.
All too often, rising temperatures translate to rising air conditioning bills (giving you yet another reason to sweat this summer). But it doesn't have to be this way! You can save money on AC and keep cool this summer with a little forward thinking and smart strategy. Find out how to stay comfortable while reducing AC costs. Select the Right [...]
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