SmartHouse Heating and Cooling Blog

April 24, 2024

Heat Pump vs. Air Conditioner: Heat Pumps are like your AC, but better!

Heat Pump vs. Air Conditioner: Heat Pumps are like your AC, but better! Homeowners in St. Louis who are considering upgrading or replacing their current cooling system have an important choice to make: stick with a traditional air conditioner or upgrade to a heat pump.

At SmartHouse, our goal is to provide you with honest, reliable advice that can help keep your home comfortable and energy efficient for years to come. If you’re considering upgrading or replacing ... Read More

March 5, 2024

The Pros and Cons of Repairing vs. Replacing an Aging AC System

The Pros and Cons of Repairing vs. Replacing an Aging AC System. When faced with an aging air conditioning system, St. Louis homeowners are often caught in a dilemma: should they repair the unit to extend its life, or replace it entirely for a more efficient and reliable solution? Deciding whether to replace your HVAC unit or repair it not only impacts your immediate comfort but also involves considering long-term costs, environmental impacts, and the evolving ... Read More

February 15, 2024

Spring and Summer Energy Saving Tips

Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips. Maintaining a comfortable and energy-efficient home can be a struggle for many in the St. Louis area given the cold winters and sweltering summers. SmartHouse Heating & Cooling, a leading provider of HVAC services in the St. Louis area, is your go-to expert for keeping your home cool, comfortable, and cost-efficient during the warmer months. Below are essential spring and summer energy-saving tips, backed by SmartHouse's expertise and commitment to energy efficiency and home ... Read More

February 15, 2024

When to Spring for a New Air Conditioner

When to Spring for a New Air Conditioner. No St. Louis homeowner wants to find themselves in the midst of a summer broil facing the sudden breakdown of an outdated AC or just the skyrocketing energy bills of older, less efficient models that struggle to keep up with the heat. Upgrading your air conditioner in the spring helps ensure you and your family can enjoy a cool, comfortable home all summer long at a reasonable cost. At SmartHouse ... Read More

February 15, 2024

Save on Energy Efficient HVAC Upgrades

Save on Energy Efficient HVAC Upgrades. The first months of the year are typically the coldest in St. Louis, where we find ourselves bundling up and seeking comfort in the warmth of our homes. But did you know that these frosty months offer more than just a test of our HVAC system's endurance against the chill? Winter presents a great opportunity for St. Louis homeowners looking to enhance their comfort and cut down on energy costs. At a time when ... Read More

September 28, 2023

How to Get the Most Out of Your New Heat Pump

How to get the most out of your new heat pump. If you've recently made the jump to a heat pump for a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly home, you're undoubtedly excited to see the difference in your home's comfort and energy bills. But, like any technology, heat pumps must be properly maintained and looked after to get the most out of them throughout their lifespan.

SmartHouse Heating & Cooling is a full-service HVAC contractor serving the St. ... Read More

July 10, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Heat Pumps

The ultimate guide to heat pumps. Heat pumps have gained significant popularity in recent years due to their versatility and energy-saving capabilities. With their ability to redistribute heat they provide consistent comfort throughout the year. Whether you're a homeowner considering a heat pump for the first time or simply curious about this innovative technology, this guide will equip you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions. If you're considering a heat pump installation for your St. Louis home, ... Read More

June 12, 2023

How to Stay Cool and Comfortable in a Heatwave

How to stay cool and comfortable in a heatwave. It seems like every summer we hear about more record-setting highs in temperature. In addition to causing health concerns, heatwaves can make the inside of your home unbearable and cause your energy bills to skyrocket.

Unfortunately, there's no magic wand you can wave to make the outside heat go away. There are, however, a number of common sense steps St. Louis homeowners can take to keep heat out of their home and ... Read More

June 12, 2023

Variable Capacity ACs: The Future of Home Cooling

Variable Capacity ACs: The Future of Home Cooling. If you're considering replacing your air conditioner, you've likely heard the term "variable capacity" used at some point. But what are variable capacity ACs? Why are they taking over the home cooling market?

While single stage ACs operate with an on/off function and two-stage ACs have high/low/off settings, variable capacity ACs use the precise amount of energy needed to help your home reach and maintain a specific temperature. By scaling their energy use ... Read More

June 12, 2023

How Whole House Dehumidifiers Help With Allergies and Asthma

How Whole House Dehumidifiers Help With Allergies and Asthma. If you suffer from asthma and allergies, you're probably used to the humidity and heat triggering your symptoms. While most people in St. Louis accept the high humidity outdoors as a fact of life, no one wants their home to be a source of discomfort. High indoor humidity levels can affect anyone's health and worsen symptoms for people with allergies or asthma. One popular solution among St. Louis homeowners is installing ... Read More