SmartHouse Heating and Cooling Blog

July 2, 2024

Top 10 Questions to Ask an HVAC Contractor

Top 10 Questions to Ask an HVAC Contractor. When it comes to your St. Louis home's HVAC system, hiring a reliable contractor can make the difference between a comfortable, energy-efficient home, and one that's uncomfortable with energy bills that are way too high. The right HVAC contractor will not only ensure you get the best system for your home, but also provide peace of mind with their expertise and customer service. Asking the right questions can help you ... Read More

December 5, 2023

Are High Efficiency Boilers Worth It?

Are high efficiency boilers worth it? When it comes to keeping your home warm and your energy bills down, especially during our chilly winters, the importance of selecting the right heating system cannot be overstated. Your choice of boiler not only affects your daily comfort but also has long-term implications for your energy bills and environmental footprint. High efficiency boilers have a higher upfront cost than many other systems, but offer many advantages that make them worth it ... Read More

October 16, 2023

Energy Saving Tips for Fall and Winter

Energy saving tips for fall and winter. In St. Louis, we need our HVAC system to be at its best year-round. The chilly months often witness a spike in energy bills as heaters run longer and lights stay on earlier in the evening. Moreover, if a home isn't optimized for energy efficiency, a significant amount of this energy – and money – can go to waste. By adopting a few strategic habits and making minor home improvements, St. Louis homeowners ... Read More

October 16, 2023

Common Fall and Winter HVAC Problems and How to Troubleshoot Them

Common fall and winter HVAC problems and how to troubleshoot them. A dependable HVAC system ensures our homes and families stay comfortable year-round. Yet, as we turn our heaters on in the fall and winter, many homeowners face challenges they don't know how to troubleshoot. Whether you're noticing unusual sounds from your furnace or contending with uneven room temperatures, SmartHouse can help get your system back on track. Below are some troubleshooting tips for common heating problems in the fall ... Read More

September 29, 2023

Do Heat Pumps Work in Freezing Temperatures?

Do heat pumps work in freezing temperatures? Heat pumps are growing in popularity as a year-long heating and cooling option. While they've been popular in southern states for years, homeowners in St. Louis and other more northern parts of the country rightly wonder if heat pumps can maintain a comfortable temperature in the depths of winter.

So, do heat pumps work in freezing temperatures? The short answer is yes, heat pumps work just fine in extremely cold climates, and St. ... 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

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

March 7, 2023

Meet The Daikin Fit

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

March 3, 2023

HVAC Repair: DIY or Call a Pro?

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