The SmartHouse Blog

There is a lot of information to sift through when you are looking to make the smart choice for your next furnace or AC replacement or home improvement project. SmartHouse is dedicated to being your trusted resource for up to date information on the best practices, tips, and tricks, as well as the latest in building science and technology, and our blog is where you can find just about everything you’ll need.

As a heating and cooling contractor here in St. Louis that specializes in understanding the whole home as a system, we understand what it takes to get your home to perform at its very best, while using the least amount of energy possible to keep it comfortable all year round. From helping you find the best air conditioner or air purifier to install in your home, to how to get rid of the condensation on your windows, to the inner workings of an energy efficient heat pump, the SmartHouse blog is where your questions are answered.

January 13, 2021

Understanding the Indoor Air Quality Concerns in Winter

Among the many changes and surprises 2020 brought us, staying indoors more often is one change many homeowners are continuing through the winter and into 2021.  Staying inside means you’re also stuck with all of the indoor contaminants circulating in the air you breathe.  At SmartHouse, we want to ensure our friends, family, and neighbors have the information they need Read more...
January 7, 2021

4 Signs It Is Time To Upgrade your Attic Insulation

When considering all of the different systems within a home that contribute to keeping it comfortable and protected from the outdoor elements, the attic usually doesn’t jump to the top of the list. However, the insulation in your attic can affect the overall comfort of your entire home in ways you may not expect—and if your attic insulation can affect Read more...
December 23, 2020

The Best Places in Your Home for a Mini Split

The first step in finding the perfect place to install your new mini split is understanding its advantages.  Consisting of an outdoor unit and one or more indoor (air handler) units, today’s ductless mini splits offer design flexibility, with floor-standing, wall-mounted and ceiling-recessed options for the indoor component, plus energy efficiency and easy system management.   So, now that you Read more...
December 14, 2020

The Benefits of Annual Heating Maintenance

How have the seasons felt for you and your family as they shifted from one to another during a global pandemic? Were you able to enjoy a socially distanced summer and see some friends outside? Have you spent more time inside, finally nailing the art of the “Zoom Happy Hour”? No matter how this year has been, the end of Read more...
December 7, 2020

SmartHouse Receives the BBB TORCH Award

  In our office hallways, in our service vehicles, and when we are privileged enough to safely enter the homes of other St. Louis residents, we ask every SmartHouse employee to run each and every decision through a “what is the right thing to do” test.  Often, there is an easy and fast way to get something done, but it Read more...
December 1, 2020

Four Steps for a Healthier Home

Have you ever stopped to consider how healthy your home is? Many homeowners here in St. Louis go to great lengths to make their homes safe, by eliminating weather hazards such as ice and snow, or by resolving injury risks like sharp edges or missing handrails. Now, a global pandemic has many homeowners considering how healthy the air in their Read more...
November 23, 2020

Home Upgrades That Actually Pay Off

Everyone may have their own secret recipe when it comes to upgrading the comfort and efficiency of their home.  But what are the upgrades that will actually pay off? 1. Replace your old furnace or air conditioner with a Diakin FIT heat pump! A Diakin FIT system is a highly efficient replacement for conventional heating and cooling systems, and will Read more...
November 18, 2020

Could Your Furnace Be Improperly Sized?

  When you settle in for a night of camping by the fire at Babler State park, it’s pretty easy to throw another log in the fire when things start to get too cold. After all, a bigger fire (within reason) is better, right? Unfortunately, the same process is not true when it comes to the furnace you rely on Read more...
November 10, 2020

Will Your Heating System Make It Through the Year?

If you have home comfort issues stemming from a worn-down furnace or boiler, you’re not alone. As many of us have spent more time inside this year, our central heating and cooling systems have gotten a lot more “playing” time—and all that extra work can take its toll on older systems! As the St. Louis weather has transitioned from the Read more...
November 2, 2020

Fall Home Checklist

Insulation & Air Sealing Insulation protects your home from the summer heat and prevents the hot air from your furnace from escaping. Upgrade your insulation now, before the winter arrives! Book your insulation upgrades before temperatures drop Heating (and Air Conditioning) Check Now is the time to double-check that your furnace is in peak operating condition. Plus, your air conditioner Read more...

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