SmartHouse Heating and Cooling Blog

October 16, 2023

7 Signs Your HVAC Contractor Is Trustworthy

7 Signs an HVAC Company is Trustworthy. When it's time to service, repair, or replace your HVAC system, choosing the right company is paramount. Your home's comfort and energy bills are at stake, and the wrong choice could lead to unnecessary costs or subpar service. There are a lot of HVAC scams to watch out for, however, there are also distinct signs that can guide you to a trustworthy HVAC service provider.

Read our guide below for how to spot ... 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 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

February 13, 2023

What Makes SmartHouse Different From Other HVAC Companies?

What makes SmartHouse different from other HVAC companies in the St. Louis area? There's no shortage of HVAC companies in St. Louis, and while many of them do a good job, the quality of their work and services can vary greatly. We founded our business with the goal of being St. Louis' leader in heating and cooling. Shortly after we did, we saw that many in our communities were not getting the quality service they needed to keep their homes ... Read More

February 13, 2023

Financing Strategies to Afford a New AC Unit

Financing strategies to afford a new AC. We're all used to relying on our air conditioning for comfort whenever the smoldering St. Louis summer hits. However, if your AC unit is past its prime, you may be in the market for a new one. But are doubts about how you're going to fit your new AC unit into your budget stopping you from making the move? With SmartHouse, you don’t have to stress.

SmartHouse Heating & Cooling is ... Read More

August 4, 2022

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
July 17, 2022

5 Reasons Your AC Won’t Turn On

When you’re waiting for the cool air to come out of your AC vents in the middle of a hot summer day, the heat and the humidity can feel especially stifling. If your air conditioner is malfunctioning, leaving you panicked, sweaty, and scrambling for AC repair near you, here are a few reasons your cooling system may be failing.

1. Clogged Condensate Drain Line

As your air conditioner cools the air ... 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
October 25, 2021

7 Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split Installation

Tired of paying for, maintaining, and repairing both a heating and cooling system? Looking for a single-room HVAC solution to supplement your existing furnace and central AC? One of the biggest advantages of Mitsubishi Electric ductless mini-splits from SmartHouse Heating and Cooling is how versatile they are! (View as a downloadable PDF version)

1. Year-Round Comfort

Ductless mini-splits have both heating and cooling settings, which means ... Read More
May 18, 2021

How Attic Insulation Is Key to a Comfortable, More Energy Efficient Home

Living in an uncomfortable home can take a toll on you and your family, especially when you’re cooped up inside it all the time. If this last St. Louis winter had you wishing you were anywhere but home, then the relief you’re feeling this spring as the weather gets warmer could be short-lived: An uncomfortable home can be just as unbearable in the summer as it is during the colder months of the year. Luckily, SmartHouse’s team ... Read More