SmartHouse Heating and Cooling Blog

August 19, 2021

SmartHouse’s AC Emergency Breakdown Checklist

It can be tempting to pick up the phone and schedule emergency AC repair the second your cooling system stops working. But while SmartHouse is here to get your HVAC back on track 7 days a week, we’d also like to save you the cost of a visit from an HVAC contractor for your St. Louis MO home! (View as a downloadable PDF version) Before you call our team of local heating and cooling experts, have ... Read More
June 30, 2021

Fact or Fiction: The Importance of AC Maintenance

There are two things every homeowner with central air conditioning in St. Louis wants out of their system: reliable operation and affordable cooling bills. The last thing you want in your Brentwood, Ladue, or Kirkwood home is to find yourself in the middle of a Missouri heatwave - either without AC because of an unexpected breakdown or stuck paying astronomical cooling bills because of an inefficient system. So, how do you know ... Read More
June 15, 2021

Variable Speed Air Conditioners: Explained!

Time to upgrade your AC?

Variable speed air conditioners save you money while keeping you comfortable. So what’s different about variable speed cooling systems? Single stage or single speed units have only two settings: on (100%) or off (0%). But variable speed air conditioners can operate at many different speeds to optimize efficiency. They use lower settings ... Read More
June 3, 2021

5 Easy Things to Check If Your AC Won’t Turn On

“Why won’t my air conditioner turn on?!?” There are few things more frustrating on a hot St. Louis summer day than when you discover there’s something wrong with your air conditioning. An AC that isn’t working properly can feel like an emergency, especially on days when the temperature is approaching the triple digits! Your first impulse if you don’t feel cool air coming out of the vents in your home might be to race to the ... Read More

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