When it comes to your HVAC system, preventative maintenance is crucial. Routine servicing keeps your heating and cooling system running efficiently for years to come. Preventative maintenance and annual tune-ups can alert your service technician to minor problems that — if left untreated — could lead to more costly repairs in the future. It can be a challenge to know when it is the right time to call a technician— SMO Energy can help.
Maintaining your HVAC system offers several benefits, including:
A big part of preventative maintenance goes beyond annual tune-ups. It also includes scheduling an appointment with your technician anytime you have a concern or notice something unusual with your heating and cooling system.
Certified HVAC technicians check several different parts of your heating and cooling system during a tune-up. During an annual tune-up, our technicians will:
If you have specific concerns about your heating and cooling system, let your technician know before they begin your inspection. They can investigate the source of the problem. If the technician finds that your system needs additional repairs beyond the maintenance involved in the tune-up, they will discuss the costs with you and let you know what your options are.
One way to keep your heating and cooling equipment protected throughout the year is by investing in a service agreement from SMO Energy. SMO’s annual protection plans ensure you are covered in the event of an emergency. The plans also provide you with a free yearly tune-up. SMO Energy offers discounts for multiple service agreements to protect all of the equipment in your home.
SMO Energy is one of the leading HVAC service providers in southern Maryland. We are happy to service clients in Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties.
Want to know more? Below you will find some frequently asked questions regarding preventative heating and air conditioning maintenance and SMO Energy’s HVAC services.
HVAC services include the installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of your home heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.
When you are looking for quality HVAC services, it is a good idea to check business credentials and read any customer testimonials. Rather than trying to service your HVAC system yourself, a certified technician should always do HVAC repairs and installations. High-quality HVAC servicers are well-trained, knowledgeable and take the time to address each of your concerns.
HVAC units typically have a lifespan of 10-15 years. However, the lifespan of your heating and cooling system depends on several factors, including regular maintenance and frequency of use. That means there may be times when you need to replace your HVAC unit sooner. Additionally,there may be instances where only a few parts of your unit will need to be replaced.
A couple of things that can indicate it is time to replace your entire HVAC unit include:
The cost of servicing an HVAC system depends on a combination of factors, including the size and type of HVAC unit, whether the system is being repaired or replaced, the age of your unit and the overall nature of the service.
Preventative HVAC maintenance means taking the steps necessary to ensure your HVAC system continues to run smoothly and efficiently before a repair is needed. Preventative maintenance includes scheduling annual maintenance tune-ups, keeping track of when filters need to be changed and being proactive about any changes you experience with your HVAC system. Successful preventative maintenance includes notifying your HVAC equipment service provider of any problems or concerns you have regarding your heating and cooling.
Being proactive about your HVAC unit’s health is the best way to ensure seamless operation. By scheduling routine maintenance on your system and addressing issues as they arise, you are keeping your HVAC system in prime shape. Not only does this prolong the life of your HVAC system, but it may save you from potentially more substantial and expensive damages that tend to arise from an ignored HVAC unit. Plus, taking preventative care of your HVAC system helps to reduce the likelihood of breakdowns, meaning you, your family and your home remain comfortable.
Routine maintenance can alert technicians to any problems — or potential future problems — with your HVAC unit. Without the eye of a trained professional, some of these issues could escalate further, causing a breakdown of your HVAC unit. If you wait until your system breaks down to have it repaired, it tends to be more costly to fix or may even result in total system replacement.
Yes, SMO Energy understands the importance of a warm home, especially in those cold winter months. Should your heating system fail in the middle of the night or over the weekend, SMO Energy will send an emergency technician to your home for an additional fee.
When something happens with your HVAC unit, it can sometimes be difficult to know if the issue warrants a service visit outside of your annual tune-up and maintenance. Here are some signs that you should definitely schedule an appointment with your HVAC technician:
SMO Energy has over 124 years of experience in the industry. Our knowledgeable technicians complete over 2,700 hours of training every year to maintain and learn new working knowledge of heating oil, propane, air conditioners, boilers, furnaces, heat pumps, ductless mini-splits, water heaters (both tanked and tankless), indoor air quality systems, fireplaces and generators.
In addition to HVAC services, SMO Energy offers heating oil and propane delivery and free energy consultations. We also provide a variety of equipment, including:
Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
SMO Energy’s commitment to industry leadership began in 1926 when Jim Wills and Harold Swann acquired La Plata Oil Company and Mechanicsville Oil Company. They merged the two companies to create Southern Maryland Oil Company (SMO). The newly formed company distributed products and pledged to deliver “courteous and efficient service.” Soon after, the company began deliveries on an automatic basis – the first such service available to clients in Southern Maryland. Wills and Swann had no idea that their company would grow into one of the largest businesses of its kind in southern Maryland.
For over 124 years, SMO Energy has continued to work and be recognized for its great customer service.
SMO Energy is proud to serve the following areas:
Schedule your annual HVAC maintenance with SMO Energy. In addition to our dedication to courteous, efficient service, we offer:
Whether you are looking for HVAC replacement, repair, installation or preventative maintenance, our trusted professionals can help. We are dedicated to finding you the best fit for both your home comfort needs, as well as your budget. Start the process with a free in-home energy consultation to get your free estimate.
To set up your consultation or to learn more about SMO Energy’s HVAC services, contact us online or give us a call at 1-888-222-3720.
*Emergency services are subject to an additional fee.