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.

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 Daikin FIT heat pump! A Daikin 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...
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...

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