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.

October 22, 2020

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 certified HVAC technicians require a line of air conditioners, Read more...
October 15, 2020

How Insulation Boosts Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Home heating and cooling accounts for 51% of the average home’s energy consumption. Properly air sealing and insulating your home can reduce your monthly energy costs by an estimated 15%. How Insulation Keeps you Comfortable Insulation is the thermal barrier that separates your home from the outside temperatures, preventing heat from transferring in or out. Hidden holes and gaps throughout Read more...
August 4, 2020

Why Is My Upstairs Too Hot?

It’s a hot and humid summer day, and you’ve just finished working out in the yard. You walk into the kitchen to grab a cool glass of water and let your air conditioner do its job cooling you down, but as you head upstairs to change your clothes you notice the cool air from your ground level is slowly turning Read more...
July 17, 2020

5 Reasons Your AC Won’t Turn On

When you’re waiting for the cool air to come out of your AC vents in the middle of a hot summer day, the heat and the humidity can feel especially stifling. If your air conditioner is malfunctioning, leaving you panicked, sweaty, and scrambling for AC repair near you, here are a few reasons your cooling system may be failing. 1. Read more...
July 8, 2020

Using Ductless Mini Splits for Year Round Comfort

Having a full roster when it comes to your home heating and cooling equipment has traditionally meant maintaining and paying for two different pieces of equipment: the air conditioner and the furnace. And if you were to add any rooms or square footage to your home, this can present many challenges when it comes to your ductwork and the sizing Read more...
June 29, 2020

How Can You Lower Your Cooling Bills This Summer?

Are you hoping to avoid the high cooling bills of last summer? The AC experts at SmartHouse can help you reduce your cooling costs, and keep you comfortable all summer long! First, turn on your ceiling fans and close any curtains or blinds. This will keep the air moving and reduce solar heat gains.   Second, an AC unit is too Read more...
June 17, 2020

5 AC Myths, Busted!

Everyone has their own ideas on how they can keep their home comfortable in the upcoming heat and humidity of a St. Louis summer. But how can you know which air conditioning habits will actually keep your home cool, without wasting extra money on your cooling bills each month? SmartHouse has been helping homeowners increase the efficiency of their air Read more...
May 27, 2020

Schedule AC Maintenance, Before the Heat Arrives

If you were getting ready to run the Go! St. Louis Marathon, you wouldn’t start training the day before the marathon, would you? If you think of the hot Missouri summer as a marathon for your air conditioner, then training should start now, before the hot temperatures arrive! As the heating, cooling, and home performance experts that have been serving Read more...
May 21, 2020

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, Read more...
May 15, 2020

Weird Noises Coming from Your AC Unit?

  The increase in the amount of time you are spending inside this year may have you firing up the old AC unit a little earlier than years previous. So what should you do when you start hearing an odd, unfamiliar noise coming from your AC vents? Here is what you should know about these weird noises, from the AC Read more...

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