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SmartHouse Heating and Cooling Blog

August 4, 2020

Why Is My Upstairs Too Hot?

It’s a hot and humid summer day, and you’ve just finished working out in the yard. You walk into the kitchen to grab a cool glass of water and let your air conditioner do its job cooling you down, but as you head upstairs to change your clothes you notice the cool air from your ground level is slowly turning into hot and muggy air as you approach ... Read More
June 17, 2020

5 AC Myths, Busted!

Everyone has their own ideas on how they can keep their home comfortable in the upcoming heat and humidity of a St. Louis summer. But how can you know which air conditioning habits will actually keep your home cool, without wasting extra money on your cooling bills each month? SmartHouse has been helping homeowners increase the efficiency of their air conditioners through maintenance, ... Read More
May 21, 2020

FAQs About IAQ

Understanding what can affect the health of the air you breathe in your own home can be a conundrum, especially knowing that indoor air can contain up to five times the concentration levels of air pollutants than the air outside! If you are a health-conscious homeowner that has been searching for air quality testing here in the St. Louis area, here are the things you need to know about indoor air quality (IAQ).

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September 27, 2019

The Design of Your HVAC System in St. Louis

Throughout this blog series we are going to take you through the process of what it takes to design, construct and install a custom HVAC system in St. Louis to provide the highest standards in comfort and efficiency.  We will show you how the tools and strategies used in Energy Star rated, luxury new construction homes, like those built by our friends at R.E.A. Homes, can add benefit to your own heating and cooling project. Taking you through each phase, we ... Read More
May 11, 2016

3 Signs You Need Air Conditioner Replacement in St. Louis, MO

Around this time of year, you probably have a few purchases on your mind. Maybe you want to buy a new grill for all those summertime cookouts, or perhaps you even want to purchase plane tickets for your big summertime getaway. But while you’re in the mood for a shopping spree this season, we also suggest you consider air conditioner replacement in St. Louis, MO. Yes, while cookouts and vacations are just around the corner, you need to guarantee the ... Read More
December 22, 2015

Ductwork Fabrication in St. Louis

In phase 1 we discussed the importance of design for a HVAC system. Following the design process comes phase 2, ductwork fabrication. Once you have engineered the proper system it is important to distribute the right amount of air through the system you designed. The art of fabricating a high performance ductwork system involves using heavy gauge sheet metal ductwork, proper sealing and skilled crafts people who understand how a proper system works. There are established best practices to follow when ... Read More
October 7, 2015

Ensure Reliable Heating with SmartHouse Furnace Maintenance!

The average lifespan of your furnace ranges around 15 to 20 years and while your furnace can still work well, it faces a higher risk of breakdowns as it advances in age.  Furnace maintenance helps get ahead of any needed repairs and keeps your system running as efficiently as possible. Our furnace experts will come to your home to carefully inspect your furnace to make sure it’s in working order, ironing out any kinks and bugs to help avoid any problems ... Read More
August 17, 2015

5 Reasons to Invest in a St. Louis Energy Audit

A St. Louis energy audit is the first step in making sure you conserve energy in your home. There’s no denying that the energy demands of the 21st century are enormous, and it seems to be getting harder to keep up with the pace. A failure to conserve energy can be expensive as the costs of your energy bills skyrocket to unbearable heights. However, the folks at SmartHouse Home Performance are here to tell you to stop worrying and invest in ... Read More
August 10, 2015

3 Benefits of a GeoThermal System in St. Louis

There are lots of ways to produce heat and energy for your home. However, geothermal energy is one of the best options in terms of low energy costs and environmental friendliness. If you’re interested in a geothermal system in St. Louis, contact your local heating and cooling professionals at SmartHouse!

The Perks of Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy is a great option when it comes to energy production. Here are three reasons why you should seriously consider switching to this alternative ... Read More
July 22, 2015

Ask the St. Louis AC Experts: Why is My 2nd Floor So Hot?

You may have noticed this phenomenon in your home this summer: the first floor gets nice and cool when you have the AC running, but the second floor stays hot! When you try to turn up the AC to make your second floor more comfortable, you wind up making the first floor too cold and paying too much on your energy bills. Why does this happen, and more importantly, how can you fix the problem? The SmartHouse Home Performance specialists are here ... Read More