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.

March 4, 2021

Heating Myths: Fact or Fiction

Looking to save money on heating bills? Don’t fall for “DIY hacks” that don’t actually work. The whole home experts at SmartHouse hear heating myths all the time. Here are just a few we can definitively debunk. Myth: Ductless mini splits don’t work well in cold weather. The truth: Mitsubishi mini splits operate at 100% capacity in weather as cold Read more...
February 19, 2021

8 Heating System Noises & What They Mean

The best kind of heating system is one that quietly keeps your St. Louis home comfortable all through the winter months. But unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen, and when your furnace, boiler or heat pump starts running into issues, you’ll often be able to hear something isn’t right. Expert HVAC technicians, like the team at SmartHouse Heating and Cooling, have Read more...
February 12, 2021

5 Signs Your Home Needs Air Purification or Ventilation

(View as a downloadable PDF version) If you are concerned about the health and cleanliness of the air you breathe at home, you’re not alone! Homeowners all across St. Louis are wondering how to make their homes healthier—be on the lookout for these signs of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) that indicate your home could benefit from air filtration, purification, Read more...
February 2, 2021

How Insulation Provides Year Round Comfort

Did you know that it has been estimated that 90% of homes in North America are under-insulated? Insulation can increase the comfort of your home, save you on your energy costs, and upgrade your indoor air quality. Insulation is installed in the attic, basement or crawl space, and exterior walls to prevent the transfer of heat. In the winter time, Read more...
January 21, 2021

How We Can Help You Stay Warm in Your Home This Winter, While Saving Money

Now that the holidays are over and Christmas Vacation is no longer playing every three hours on cable, the reality of another long cold winter is upon the homes of Richmond Heights, University City, Webster Groves, and the rest of the St. Louis area. And while Clark Griswold may be the archetype of what not to do during the holidays, Read more...
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...

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