SmartHouse Heating and Cooling Blog

April 24, 2024

Replacing an Air Conditioner With a Heat Pump

Replacing an Air Conditioner With a Heat Pump. Many St. Louis homeowners are turning their attention towards replacing traditional air conditioning units with heat pumps. Heat pumps can help slash your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint while providing both heating and cooling from one unit. This article will delve into why a heat pump might be the perfect replacement for your old AC. If you’re thinking of replacing your air conditioning unit, call SmartHouse today at 314-370-1816, ... Read More

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

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

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

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

May 2, 2023

Top AC Accessories to Enhance Your Home Cooling

Top AC Accessories to Enhance Your Home Cooling. Summer is a season of warmth, sunshine, and fun activities, but it can also be accompanied by unbearable heat, especially indoors. Anyone who's been inside a St. Louis home in the summer understands the importance of a well-functioning air conditioner. But many homeowners don't know that there are a range of additional AC products that can help increase your efficiency while stabilizing your comfort. At SmartHouse, we cater our AC ... Read More

May 2, 2023

Home Comfort in the Dog Days of Summer: AC Tips for Pet Owners

Home Comfort in the Dog Days of Summer: AC Tips for Pet Owners. We owe it to our furry family members to keep them, ourselves, and our homes healthy, comfortable, and cool. While pets bring a lot of joy and companionship to our lives, the fur, dander, and dust that come with them can reduce indoor air quality and put a strain on your cooling system. But, with some planning, preparation, good decisions, and honest advice from your St. Louis ... Read More

April 14, 2023

Is an HVAC Maintenance Plan Really Necessary?

Is an HVAC maintenance plan really necessary? Any St. Louis homeowner has seen, and likely considered, ads from HVAC companies telling them of the importance of an annual maintenance plan in keeping their heating and cooling systems running and their home comfortable. You may be thinking, do I really need an HVAC maintenance plan? The answer is: yes and no. HVAC maintenance is absolutely necessary to ensure your system operates at peak efficiency and won't suffer unexpected failures. That ... Read More