The work of a lineman is dangerous and requires physical strength, agility, and great skill with consistent ability and safe practices. The Gaff ‘n’ Go Lineman’s Rodeo is an opportunity for linemen to test their skills against those of their peers.
February marked a time of historic snow for the residents of Southern Maryland. We faced back-to-back blizzards in less than a week and all-time seasonal snow totals, making this the snowiest winter on record.
The Census counts every resident in the United States and is required by law to take place every 10 years. The data collected from the Census help communities receive more than $400 billion in federal funds each year for services such as education, hospitals, schools, bridges, tunnels, senior centers, job training, and emergency services. The Census information also determines the number of seats each state occupies in the U.S. House of Representatives.
SMECO filed a request with the Maryland Public Service Commission to lower our Standard Offer Service (SOS) rate. The new rate, which SMECO asked to take effect in March, is being postponed to allow the agency more time for review. Until the SOS reduction is approved, customers will instead see a reduction in March through their Power Cost Adjustment credit.
The Family Fun Fest, sponsored by United Way’s “Success By 6” initiative, is offered free to families of children age 5 and younger to promote school readiness. On April 17, 2010, Fun Fest will be held at Barstow Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Heating and cooling costs account for up to half of your energy usage and dollars. Increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system with these tips:
• Change your air filter regularly, at least every three months, preferably monthly
• Tune up your HVAC equipment yearly
• Install a programmable thermostat
• Seal your heating and cooling ducts
• Consider installing ENERGY STAR® qualified heating and cooling equipment
Heating and cooling costs account for up to half of your energy usage and dollars. SMECO is offering a variety of incentives to help you save energy and save money by increasing the efficiency of your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.