SMECO newsletter

volume 67 - issue 2 - February 2017

Considering solar? Know what to expect

Are you interested in investing in renewable energy for your home but are unsure of the process?

A growing number of homeowners in SMECO’s service territory have been investing in solar panels for their homes. While there are numerous installers working in Southern Maryland, SMECO has standard procedures that are followed so our customer-members know what to expect.

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Can your home handle the load? Make sure your home’s wiring is not pushed past the limit

Upgrading and improving your home is a goal for many homeowners. Improvements can range from the small stuff, like changing the paint on the walls or switching out light fixtures, to more substantive changes, like adding an addition, finishing your basement, or adding a pool. It can be a lot fun and financially advantageous to improve your home, but it’s important to make sure the changes are done legally and correctly to ensure your investment is safe. Many weekend warriors like to do projects themselves—and for small aesthetic things, that’s fine—but when it comes to the bigger stuff, it’s important to get permits for upgrades and hire the appropriate licensed contractors for the project.

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Registration is open for the sixth annual SMECO 75 Bike Ride

SMECO is hosting its sixth annual 75-mile bicycle ride beginning at the Cooperative’s headquarters building in Hughesville on June 3, 2017.

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Don't forget, scholarship applications are due by April 3

The deadline to apply for 2017 scholarships is close.

SMECO has four scholarships available to high school seniors who live with parents or guardians who are SMECO customers. Completed scholarship application packages (all items must be submitted as one package) are due by April 3, 2017.

They may be taken to a SMECO office or mailed to:

Attention: Bernadette Lewis, SMECO Headquarters
P.O. Box 1937, Hughesville, MD 20637

For more information, visit, see your school career counselor, call SMECO at 1-888-440-3311, ext. 4340, or visit a customer service desk at the SMECO office in Leonardtown or Hughesville.

Save on lighting with instant discounts—get up to $7 for LEDs

When you upgrade to energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs), you not only save energy in your home, you can also save instantly at the register when you shop at participating retailers.

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