Utilities require safe access to your property for many reasons. Checking meters
and performing necessary repairs and upgrades rank among the top reasons SMECO employees would enter your property.
SMECO is working on ways to streamline and enhance how we do business in order to serve
our customer-members most efficiently. As of December 30, 2010, the White Plains office will
close to the public and service personnel located
there will be moved to our expanded Hughesville campus. To ease the transition, we will shift to
reduced hours at the White Plains office prior to
the final closing date.
More than 1,500 people turned out for the 72nd Annual Meeting of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO), held September 1, 2010. This marks the second year that SMECO held the Annual Meeting at the Blue Crabs Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf. During the event, members voted for SMECO directors.
Your electric bill reflects the power consumed in your home. If you are facing high bills in spite of conservation efforts, a defective electrical device could be the cause. Common culprits include:
• A faulty well pump or thermostat
• A freezer that keeps cycling
• An electric water heater that is leaking or has a defective heating coil
• An air conditioner or heat pump that is low on Freon, or a heat pump with a faulty component
Ensure your home’s appliances, heating and cooling systems, and water heater are in proper working order to keep energy use low.
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR takes a whole-house approach to reducing energy use while improving a home’s comfort. Instead of tackling energy problems individually, such as replacing an old heating and cooling system or fixing leaky ductwork, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR looks at a home as one system and recommends improvements for better, more comprehensive results.
How it works
A certified home performance contractor conducts a comprehensive energy audit of your home. The audit includes a visual inspection and several diagnostic tests using specialized equipment.
The contractor recommends improvements specific to your home and provides details on the associated energy savings and financial incentives available from SMECO.
With your approval, your contractor installs the recommended energy efficiency improvements, and you start enjoying the benefits of an energy-efficient home.
Want more information?
For a list of approved contractors, visit www.smeco.coop/save or call 1-877-818-4094
MEA: Visit www.energy.maryland.gov or call 410-260-7655
Visit www.energystar.gov and follow the link at the bottom for information on tax credits available for energy-efficient purchases for your home.
ENERGY STAR Hotline: 888-STAR-YES (888-782-7937)