HVAC Replacement Services

SMO Energy understands the importance of selecting the right equipment for your home and budget. Our energy consultants provide free in-home appointments and estimates and work with you to find the right equipment at the best value. We have no hidden charges or fees and offer 0% financing on new equipment for well-qualified clients. Our certified technicians are all NATE-certified. SMO Energy also offers 24/7 Emergency Service, should your heating need to be fixed after-hours.

When you choose to use us for your HVAC replacement services, you are entrusting your heating and cooling equipment to one of the best HVAC equipment replacement services in southern Maryland.

Do You Need to Replace Your Heating and Cooling System?

You might be wondering if it is time to replace your heating and cooling system. First, it is important to understand the difference between needing a system repair and needing a system replacement.

A few signs your heating and cooling system may need a repair include:

  • Unusual sounds or smells: If your HVAC system is making sounds — such as rattling or squealing— or is emitting an abnormal smell, it is time to call a professional.
  • Incorrect air temperature: If your heating and cooling system is putting out warmer or cooler air than usual, feels differently than the thermostat reads, or if the airflow is weak, this is a good indicator that a part of your HVAC unit may need to be serviced by professionals. If the temperature in your home varies from room-to-room, this might also be a sign that it is time for an HVAC repair.
  • A gradual increase in energy costs: Has your energy bill seen an unexplained increase recently? If so, something may have gone wrong internally with your HVAC system.

When deciding if a replacement system is the best option for you, consider:

  • Age: How old is your equipment? If your HVAC system is showing any of the symptoms listed above and is approaching the 10-15 year mark, it may be time to consider a replacement.
  • Frequency of repair: Has your heating and cooling system needed several repairs in the past few years? If so, it may be in your best interest financially to invest in a new system.
  • Energy efficiency: Has your energy bill increased, or are you hoping to lower your current monthly costs? Evaluating the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system for any changes or room for improvement may suggest that it is time to consider a replacement. Due to the advances of modern HVAC technology, there may be a better, more energy-efficient option available to you.

Please keep in mind: even issues that can be fixed with a repair may be signs of larger issues with your heating system. We always recommend consulting with a professional when you start noticing any issues with your HVAC equipment to determine if it’s a minor repair or a sign of a larger issue that would require replacement.

What to Expect From an HVAC System Installation With SMO Energy

At SMO Energy, all of our skilled technicians are NATE-certified. NATE refers to the North American Technician Excellence program. The NATE program is the only closed book examination and certification program, administered by a third party, that tests real-world working knowledge of HVAC systems. Our technicians also complete over 2,700 hours of training every year. Caring, professional, clean and efficient service is what you can expect from SMO Energy’s NATE-certified technicians.

With every installation, you can expect SMO Energy’s NATE-certified technicians to:

  • Review the job with you and explain the installation process.
  • Take the time to answer any and all questions you might have.
  • Explain how your new equipment works and the best methods for maintaining it.
  • Pull all of the required permits for the job.
  • Leave the install location cleaner than we found it.
  • Properly and safely install your equipment.

Benefits of an Equipment Replacement with SMO Energy

In addition to reliable, high-quality heating and cooling, some benefits of equipment replacement with SMO Energy include:

  • 24/7 Emergency Service: 24/7 emergency service is available from SMO Energy. Knowing that someone is available around the clock is priceless when it comes to getting your home’s heating system up and running during those colder months.
  • Maintenance and Service: SMO Energy offers yearly maintenance tune-ups to keep your HVAC unit working well.
  • 0% Financing: Purchase the HVAC equipment that you want and need now. SMO Energy offers 0% financing and low monthly payment options for well-qualified clients.
  • Certified Technicians: Our knowledgeable service technicians engage in 2,700 hours of training and are all NATE-certified.
  • Repair and Installation: Whether you need HVAC equipment repairs or a whole unit replacement, our trusted professionals will help you make the decision that makes the most sense for your home comfort and budget needs.

HVAC Equipment Replacement and Services FAQ

1. What Is in an HVAC System?

“HVAC” stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. An HVAC system is responsible for heating and cooling the different parts of your home or business and monitoring the humidity level, as well as filtering and improving the overall indoor air quality.

2. What Types of HVAC Systems Are Available?

There are four main types of HVAC systems available today:

  • Standard Split: Standard split systems are the most common type of residential HVAC system today. A standard split system consists of two parts: one part is indoors, the other is outside. Depending on your climate, some variations of standard split HVAC systems include the traditional furnace and air conditioner, an air handler and heat pump, or a furnace and heat pump.
  • Ductless Split: Ductless split systems consist of an outdoor air conditioner or heat pump and an indoor fan that disperses air into the home. The ductless split system is the perfect choice for a home or business without pre-existing ductwork.
  • Packaged: A packaged HVAC system is one where all parts of the HVAC system exist inside a cabinet found outside the home or business. Packaged systems have a blower that distributes the air inside. Packaged systems may include gas and electric, heat pumps or some combination of the two.
  • Geothermal: Although typically involving a higher up-front cost, geothermal HVAC systems are known for their energy-efficiency. They rely on the earth’s natural temperatures to regulate your home or business, often using refrigerant water.

3. What Type of HVAC System is Right For My Home or Business?

There are many factors to consider when choosing the right type of HVAC system for your home or business, including the type and size of the structure, local climate, existing ductwork and your budget. SMO Energy will send a certified technician to your home or business to help you make the best decision.

4. Does My HVAC Need Maintenance?

Yes. Regular HVAC maintenance is the best way to ensure that your system remains properly functioning and energy costs remain as low as possible. Routine maintenance usually means less money spent on repairs or replacements in the future.

5. How Much Do HVAC Systems Cost?

The cost of your HVAC system varies depending on the type, size and installation process involved. Energy consultants from SMO Energy provide free-in-home appointments and estimates. Our consultants take the time to listen to your needs while assessing your home to provide the best possible equipment selections. We also offer 0% financing and low monthly payment options for well-qualified applicants. We also offer equipment specials.

6. How Long Do HVAC Units Last?

With regular maintenance, HVAC units can last anywhere from 10-20 years. When you purchase a service agreement with SMO Energy, you can have added protection for your HVAC system throughout the years. Our annual service agreements provide you with a fee yearly tune-up to help ensure proper maintenance, function, and efficiency of your equipment. Our agreements cover much of the costs for minor repairs and maintenance parts. The annual coverage can save you money on costly repairs and equipment failures that occur as HVAC equipment gets older.

Has it been a while since you checked on your HVAC system? Schedule your annual maintenance check-up today.

7. What is Involved in an HVAC Inspection?

A certified heating and cooling technician will inspect your HVAC for many different things, all of which promote the performance and longevity of your HVAC system. Although certainly not an exhaustive list, some of the things your HVAC technician will check for include:

  • The functionality of the system: This includes — but is not limited to — checking for the correct temperature, adequate airflow and thermostat functionality.
  • Quality of filters: Our certified technicians will check the quality of your air conditioning filters and replace them as needed.
  • Connection and performance of wiring: Checking and testing the safety, connectivity and performance of wiring.
  • Lubrication of any moving parts: If your HVAC system has moving parts, regular lubrication is key to ensuring smooth performance.
  • Pressure check: Pressure checks include checking the pressure levels of refrigerant and piping, when applicable.
  • Clogs and blockages: Your HVAC technician will search your HVAC unit for any signs of clogs or leakage. Should they find any signs of these common issues, your technician will clear the blockage and help you decide the best course of action in the event of any needed repairs.

When it comes to HVAC inspection or repair, it is best to always consult a professional. In the long run, do-it-yourself fixes can be dangerous may end up costing you more money and might make the problem worse.

8. What Commercial Services Does SMO Energy Provide?

In addition to residential HVAC services, SMO Energy is proud to offer industry-leading commercial HVAC service options, including:

  • Flexible and Customizable Programs: In addition to our standard delivery programs, SMO Energy can work directly with your business to create a customized plan that best meets all of your business’s unique needs.
  • 24/7 Online Account Access: As a valued customer of SMO Energy, you will have access to our Commercial Portal, where you can manage your SMO Energy account at any time. Using the Commercial Portal, you can view your statements, print delivery tickets, pay invoices online, view your delivery history, calculate future delivery costs, edit and manage your account information.
  • Tank Monitoring: Our commercial tank monitoring program allows you to view your fuel tank usage to better determine when you need to order more fuel. SMO can then schedule a delivery. Using the commercial tank monitoring program allows you to stay in the know about your fuel needs. It can also provide you with tank fill alerts.
  • Prompt and Reliable Fuel Delivery: SMO Energy’s commercial division has its own dedicated delivery fleet. We offer scheduled and automatic fuel delivery programs, as well as same-day and next-day delivery options.
  • Extensive Service Range: SMO Energy’s commercial delivery fleet services St. Mary’s, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, Howard, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, and Frederick counties. We fuel businesses across all industries and for various business applications. Contact us today to see if your business is within our service region.
  • Safe Delivery Services: Every one of our fleet drivers goes through best-in-class industry training, where they learn safe driving techniques, how to properly handle each type of fuel, necessary safety procedures and proper equipment handling.

9. What Is "Got Friends? Make Money!"?

SMO Energy’s “Got Friends? Make Money!” program is a referral program we offer our customers. When our customers refer our services to friends and family, we like to show our appreciation.

10. I Am Interested in HVAC Installation, Replacement or Repair. What Do I Do Next?

The first step is to contact SMO Engery today to set up a consultation. Our certified technicians will guide you through the process and help you find the best option to fit your needs — and your budget.

Contact SMO Energy For HVAC Equipment Replacement in Southern Maryland

Whether you are looking to install a new HVAC system, schedule a maintenance check on an existing unit, or are looking for a reputable repair and replacement company, SMO Energy is here to help.

SMO Energy is an industry leader with same-day and next-day heating fuel delivery service and top-quality NATE certified technicians. We pride ourselves on delivering prompt, caring service. Since opening our doors in 1926, we have since expanded to proudly service the following areas in southern Maryland: St. Mary’s County, Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, Charles County, Calvert County.

Other services we provide for homeowners and businesses include:

Read our customer testimonials to learn why we are one of southern Maryland’s favorite option for HVAC equipment replacement. We are proud to offer:

  • No hidden fees.
  • Free monthly payment plans for qualified customers.
  • Online services.
  • Live Client Care Representatives on standby, ready to take your call.

Should you have any questions about your HVAC system or our installation and repair processes, do not hesitate to contact us online or give us a call at 1-888-222-3720. Our team can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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