- Energy Efficiency
- Heat Pumps
- Indoor Air Quality
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Failed AC? How to Make Lemonade From Your Lemon. At some point, almost every homeowner experiences the frustration of a broken air conditioner. Whether it's in the middle of summer or when you first start to use it again in the spring, a failed AC unit can quickly turn your home into an uncomfortable environment. But fear not – with the help of an experienced and reputable HVAC contractor in St. Louis you can put yourself and your home in ... Read More
Meet the Daikin Fit. As homeowners become more conscious of energy efficiency and the impact of their HVAC systems on the environment, manufacturers are innovating new solutions to meet the demand for greener heating and cooling options. One such solution is the Daikin Fit, a variable capacity HVAC system that offers St. Louis homeowners a range of benefits over traditional systems. As a trusted top-level seller of Daikin, SmartHouse can recommend and install their ... Read More
HVAC Repairs: DIY or Call a Pro? If you're having an issue with your HVAC system, it can be tempting to try to fix the problem yourself to avoid paying for a professional repair. While there are a few HVAC repairs that can be safely done by St. Louis homeowners, most should be left to the professionals. SmartHouse has HVAC technicians in fully stocked trucks throughout the St. Louis area, meaning there's a good chance we can repair your ... Read More