SmartHouse Heating and Cooling Blog

September 2, 2022

Why Choose Daikin?

Here at SmartHouse Heating and Cooling, we take pride in our daily commitment to providing homeowners throughout the greater St. Louis area with home heating and cooling equipment tailored to their unique needs. With the hot, humid summers and cold, damp winters we see every year, our team of licensed and NATE-certified HVAC technicians require a line of air conditioners, Read More
April 21, 2022

FAQs About IAQ

Understanding what can affect the health of the air you breathe in your own home can be a conundrum, especially knowing that indoor air can contain up to five times the concentration levels of air pollutants than the air outside! If you are a health-conscious homeowner that has been searching for air quality testing here in the St. Louis area, here are the things you need to know about indoor air quality (IAQ).

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February 28, 2022

Energy and Money Saving Home Improvements

Looking for home improvements that will save you money and energy? With help from SmartHouse, you can find the right projects for your St. Louis home.

Upgrading to a new energy efficient furnace or AC can lower monthly energy bills. Ducted heat pumps and ductless mini-splits are even more efficient, saving you even more money. Read More

February 4, 2022

The Best Ways to Program Your WiFi Thermostat for Actual Savings

Tired of wasting energy and doing double takes every time you get a new energy bill? WiFi thermostats, also called smart thermostats, not only make it easier and more convenient to keep your home comfortable, but they can lead to significant energy savings and lower heating bills in the winter as well. By setting up your smart thermostat correctly, the average homeowner is estimated to save 8% on their annual heating and ... Read More
December 15, 2021

3 Home Upgrades That Help with Indoor Allergies

Coughing, sneezing, an itchy or stuffy nose—the symptoms of indoor allergies can make living in your St. Louis home uncomfortable and unpleasant at all different times of the year. Common indoor allergens can include:
  • Dust mites
  • Pet dander
  • Smoke
  • Germs
  • Pollen
  • Mold
Many homeowners don’t realize that ... Read More
December 1, 2021

What’s the Right-Sized Furnace? (and Why it Matters!)

(View as a downloadable PDF version) Size matters—especially when it comes to furnaces! If you’re suffering from a cold house and inconsistent heating, the problem could be your furnace sizing.

Too Large

A furnace that’s oversized may heat your home up quickly, but unevenly. It will start and stop too often, cutting your energy efficiency and adding wear and tear.

Too Small

An undersized furnace will run constantly but never achieve desired even heating. With no downtime, ... Read More
November 10, 2021

Can Maintenance Extend the Life of Your Heating System?

Regular heating maintenance is one of the best ways to make your HVAC system last longer. Think of your HVAC system the same way you think about your car—you take your car to the shop every six months for a tune-up and to make sure everything under the hood is working properly. Thanks to your efforts, your car will drive better and last longer than it would if you neglected maintenance. Your heating system needs the same ... Read More
October 25, 2021

7 Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split Installation

Tired of paying for, maintaining, and repairing both a heating and cooling system? Looking for a single-room HVAC solution to supplement your existing furnace and central AC? One of the biggest advantages of Mitsubishi Electric ductless mini-splits from SmartHouse Heating and Cooling is how versatile they are! (View as a downloadable PDF version)

1. Year-Round Comfort

Ductless mini-splits have both heating and cooling settings, which means ... Read More
October 21, 2021

When’s the Best Time for Home Upgrades and Maintenance?

Regular HVAC maintenance for your St. Louis home improves efficiency, creates a more comfortable home, reduces the money spent on heating and cooling, and leads to less risk of unexpected (and expensive) breakdowns. At SmartHouse Heating and Cooling, we’re often asked by homeowners, “When is the right time to make upgrades to my HVAC system?” or “What’s the best time of year for furnace maintenance, repair or tune-upRead More
October 15, 2021

Will Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Save Energy (and Money) This Winter?

Homeowners everywhere look to save money on heating costs every year when the temperatures drop, and St. Louis is no exception! The problem is, some tips for energy savings are good ideas, while others are not! One of the most popular heating myths we hear from people trying to reduce their utility costs is that your monthly heating bill can be higher or lower depending on which HVAC vents you keep open or closed. This is ... Read More