SmartHouse Heating and Cooling Blog

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
May 4, 2021

How to Get Your Home Ready for a Hot Summer

(View as a downloadable PDF version) St. Louis summers can be real scorchers, and if your home isn’t up to the challenge, you could be in for a long couple of months of expensive cooling bills and low indoor comfort. Here are some tips to get your home ready for hot weather.

Spring AC Maintenance

An AC maintenance visit from SmartHouse can help you avoid unexpected and inconvenient cooling system ... Read More
February 12, 2021

5 Signs Your Home Needs Air Purification or Ventilation

(View as a downloadable PDF version) If you are concerned about the health and cleanliness of the air you breathe at home, you’re not alone! Homeowners all across St. Louis are wondering how to make their homes healthier—be on the lookout for these signs of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) that indicate your home could benefit from air filtration, purification, or ventilation to clean the air that circulates through your home and your heating and cooling systems. 

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February 2, 2021

How Insulation Provides Year Round Comfort

  1. Did you know that it has been estimated that 90% of homes in North America are under-insulated?
  2. Insulation can increase the comfort of your home, save you on your energy costs, and upgrade your indoor air quality.
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January 21, 2021

How We Can Help You Stay Warm in Your Home This Winter, While Saving Money

Now that the holidays are over and Christmas Vacation is no longer playing every three hours on cable, the reality of another long cold winter is upon the homes of Richmond Heights, University City, Webster Groves, and the rest of the St. Louis area. And while Clark Griswold may be the archetype of what not to do during the holidays, there is one clue in Christmas VacationRead More
January 7, 2021

4 Signs It Is Time To Upgrade your Attic Insulation

When considering all of the different systems within a home that contribute to keeping it comfortable and protected from the outdoor elements, the attic usually doesn’t jump to the top of the list. However, the insulation in your attic can affect the overall comfort of your entire home in ways you may not expect—and if your attic insulation can affect your comfort, it can affect your wallet, too.  Fortunately, there are signs ... Read More

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