SmartHouse Heating and Cooling Blog

March 5, 2024

2024 HVAC Rebates and Tax Incentives – What to Know

2024 HVAC Rebates and Tax Incentives – What to Know. In 2024, homeowners looking to upgrade their HVAC systems have a plethora of rebates and tax incentives to consider, thanks to federal initiatives aimed at promoting energy efficiency and the transition to cleaner and more efficient energy sources. These incentives are designed to reduce the overall energy costs for homeowners while also supporting environmental sustainability.

Are you looking to upgrade your home’s HVAC system this year? SmartHouse Heating & ... Read More

March 5, 2024

HVAC Technology Spotlight

HVAC Technology Spotlight. The HVAC industry has seen remarkable advancements over the years, significantly enhancing the way we heat, cool, and enjoy our St. Louis homes. Today, homeowners have at their disposal a variety of innovative technologies that not only promise improved comfort but also higher efficiency and lower monthly pills. Understanding these technologies is crucial for making informed decisions that can lead to a more comfortable and less expensive living environment while simultaneously lowering your carbon footprint.

If you're ... Read More

March 5, 2024

The Pros and Cons of Repairing vs. Replacing an Aging AC System

The Pros and Cons of Repairing vs. Replacing an Aging AC System. When faced with an aging air conditioning system, St. Louis homeowners are often caught in a dilemma: should they repair the unit to extend its life, or replace it entirely for a more efficient and reliable solution? Deciding whether to replace your HVAC unit or repair it not only impacts your immediate comfort but also involves considering long-term costs, environmental impacts, and the evolving ... Read More

February 15, 2024

Spring and Summer Energy Saving Tips

Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips. Maintaining a comfortable and energy-efficient home can be a struggle for many in the St. Louis area given the cold winters and sweltering summers. SmartHouse Heating & Cooling, a leading provider of HVAC services in the St. Louis area, is your go-to expert for keeping your home cool, comfortable, and cost-efficient during the warmer months. Below are essential spring and summer energy-saving tips, backed by SmartHouse's expertise and commitment to energy efficiency and home ... Read More

February 15, 2024

When to Spring for a New Air Conditioner

When to Spring for a New Air Conditioner. No St. Louis homeowner wants to find themselves in the midst of a summer broil facing the sudden breakdown of an outdated AC or just the skyrocketing energy bills of older, less efficient models that struggle to keep up with the heat. Upgrading your air conditioner in the spring helps ensure you and your family can enjoy a cool, comfortable home all summer long at a reasonable cost. At SmartHouse ... Read More

February 15, 2024

Save on Energy Efficient HVAC Upgrades

Save on Energy Efficient HVAC Upgrades. The first months of the year are typically the coldest in St. Louis, where we find ourselves bundling up and seeking comfort in the warmth of our homes. But did you know that these frosty months offer more than just a test of our HVAC system's endurance against the chill? Winter presents a great opportunity for St. Louis homeowners looking to enhance their comfort and cut down on energy costs. At a time when ... Read More

December 5, 2023

Are High Efficiency Boilers Worth It?

Are high efficiency boilers worth it? When it comes to keeping your home warm and your energy bills down, especially during our chilly winters, the importance of selecting the right heating system cannot be overstated. Your choice of boiler not only affects your daily comfort but also has long-term implications for your energy bills and environmental footprint. High efficiency boilers have a higher upfront cost than many other systems, but offer many advantages that make them worth it ... Read More

October 16, 2023

7 Signs Your HVAC Contractor Is Trustworthy

7 Signs an HVAC Company is Trustworthy. When it's time to service, repair, or replace your HVAC system, choosing the right company is paramount. Your home's comfort and energy bills are at stake, and the wrong choice could lead to unnecessary costs or subpar service. There are a lot of HVAC scams to watch out for, however, there are also distinct signs that can guide you to a trustworthy HVAC service provider.

Read our guide below for how to spot ... Read More

October 16, 2023

Energy Saving Tips for Fall and Winter

Energy saving tips for fall and winter. In St. Louis, we need our HVAC system to be at its best year-round. The chilly months often witness a spike in energy bills as heaters run longer and lights stay on earlier in the evening. Moreover, if a home isn't optimized for energy efficiency, a significant amount of this energy – and money – can go to waste. By adopting a few strategic habits and making minor home improvements, St. Louis homeowners ... Read More

October 16, 2023

Common Fall and Winter HVAC Problems and How to Troubleshoot Them

Common fall and winter HVAC problems and how to troubleshoot them. A dependable HVAC system ensures our homes and families stay comfortable year-round. Yet, as we turn our heaters on in the fall and winter, many homeowners face challenges they don't know how to troubleshoot. Whether you're noticing unusual sounds from your furnace or contending with uneven room temperatures, SmartHouse can help get your system back on track. Below are some troubleshooting tips for common heating problems in the fall ... Read More