SmartHouse Heating and Cooling Blog

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

June 8, 2022

Using Ductless Mini Splits for Year Round Comfort

Having a full roster when it comes to your home heating and cooling equipment has traditionally meant maintaining and paying for two different pieces of equipment: the air conditioner and the furnace. And if you were to add any rooms or square footage to your home, this can present many challenges when it comes to your ductwork and the sizing of your HVAC equipment! However, there is ... Read More
November 10, 2021

Can Maintenance Extend the Life of Your Heating System?

Regular heating maintenance is one of the best ways to make your HVAC system last longer. Think of your HVAC system the same way you think about your car—you take your car to the shop every six months for a tune-up and to make sure everything under the hood is working properly. Thanks to your efforts, your car will drive better and last longer than it would if you neglected maintenance. Your heating system needs the same ... Read More
October 21, 2021

When’s the Best Time for Home Upgrades and Maintenance?

Regular HVAC maintenance for your St. Louis home improves efficiency, creates a more comfortable home, reduces the money spent on heating and cooling, and leads to less risk of unexpected (and expensive) breakdowns. At SmartHouse Heating and Cooling, we’re often asked by homeowners, “When is the right time to make upgrades to my HVAC system?” or “What’s the best time of year for furnace maintenance, repair or tune-upRead More
October 15, 2021

Will Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Save Energy (and Money) This Winter?

Homeowners everywhere look to save money on heating costs every year when the temperatures drop, and St. Louis is no exception! The problem is, some tips for energy savings are good ideas, while others are not! One of the most popular heating myths we hear from people trying to reduce their utility costs is that your monthly heating bill can be higher or lower depending on which HVAC vents you keep open or closed. This is ... Read More
March 4, 2021

Heating Myths: Fact or Fiction

  1. Looking to save money on heating bills? Don’t fall for “DIY hacks” that don’t actually work.
  2. The whole home experts at SmartHouse hear heating myths all the time. Here are just a few we can definitively debunk.
  3. Myth: Ductless mini splits ... Read More
February 19, 2021

8 Heating System Noises & What They Mean

The best kind of heating system is one that quietly keeps your St. Louis home comfortable all through the winter months. But unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen, and when your furnace, boiler or heat pump starts running into issues, you’ll often be able to hear something isn’t right. Expert HVAC technicians, like the team at SmartHouse Heating and Cooling, have lots of experience diagnosing malfunctioning heating systems, but ... Read More
December 14, 2020

The Benefits of Annual Heating Maintenance

How have the seasons felt for you and your family as they shifted from one to another during a global pandemic? Were you able to enjoy a socially distanced summer and see some friends outside? Have you spent more time inside, finally nailing the art of the “Zoom Happy Hour”? No matter how this year has been, the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 will have homeowners from Brentwood to Webster Groves looking at more time ... Read More