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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 [...]

Your Summer Home Generator Guide

Are you ready for summer storm season with a backup generator?
Summertime means more than backyard barbecues and trips to the beach. It also means preparing for summer storms. Hurricane season along the Atlantic Ocean is from June to November, which may mean extreme wind and rain over the summer months. Meanwhile, thunderstorms in Maryland occur once every five days on average during July and August. Summer [...]

The Importance of HVAC Technician Certification

You owe it to yourself to work with a NATE-certified technician.
"Quality first" isn't just an expression, it's how you beat the heat and get your money's worth this summer. Nothing brings out the summertime blues like heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) problems, and your frustration is bound to grow along with costs if you work with a technician who has not had the proper training and testing. When [...]

How Do You Know Which Home HVAC Equipment is Right For You?

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We're now firmly entrenched in warm weather for the next few months - do you have the HVAC equipment you need to stay cool and comfortable throughout the season? It can seem like a daunting task, especially if you haven't had to make such home climate control updates until now. But the process is not as difficult as it may initially seem - as long as you go [...]

Home Healthy Checklist for This Summer

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Did you know there are easy steps you can take to help eliminate hazards within your home? It can be as simple as checking, replacing, or cleaning an area in your home to prevent an accident or illness. SMO Energy is helping homeowners like you identify a few areas in the home to check and be aware of, to help make your home safer and healthier. Common [...]

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Season

The air quality in your home can impact your general health.
Everywhere you look someone else is getting sick with another form of the flu, a cold, or stomach bug. This time of year, sickness tends to spread like wildfire. To prevent getting sick, we spend a lot of time focusing on things like washing our hands, covering our mouths, and sanitizing everything we touch. But what about the air we breathe? Doesn't that [...]

Should I Repair or Replace My Current Air Conditioning System?

Heat Pump Installation, repairs and Maintenance In Maryland
Homeowners often find it difficult to know when it is time to repair vs. replace their current home cooling system. Typically, when your air conditioner or heat pump is 10 years or older, it is time to start researching the potential benefits of replacing your HVAC system. SMO Energy has checked in with some experts, and here is what we found to help you [...]

Take advantage of the spring thaw to handle your HVAC maintenance

Winter weather can take its toll on your HVAC system.
Chances are winter gave your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system quite the workout. With summer right around the corner, now is the ideal time to take care of any HVAC maintenance needs and ensure your system is in proper working order. Data from the 2016 American Home Comfort Study showed 32 percent of HVAC buyers were forced to make [...]

Heat pumps can help with spotty spring weather

Spring weather is nothing if not unpredictable.
  Spring has arrived, and with it, the promise of warmer weather. Unfortunately, the spring season is much less predictable¬†than winter. Rain, snow and sun can all make visits throughout a single week (or a single day). This creates a conundrum for homeowners who want to stay comfortable indoors without reverting back to propane or fuel oil [...]

Save more than daylight this spring: Energy and safety opportunities

Spring into the new season and enhance your home's energy savings.
It makes sense to revamp your home's energy strategy come daylight savings time, as this policy was created to maximize energy savings in the first place. While "when is daylight savings time" may be the most popular question people ask, the basic idea of it stretches back thousands of years. Our modern variation can be attributed to World War I, when it [...]
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