SmartHouse Heating and Cooling Blog

March 5, 2024

2024 HVAC Rebates and Tax Incentives – What to Know

2024 HVAC Rebates and Tax Incentives – What to Know. In 2024, homeowners looking to upgrade their HVAC systems have a plethora of rebates and tax incentives to consider, thanks to federal initiatives aimed at promoting energy efficiency and the transition to cleaner and more efficient energy sources. These incentives are designed to reduce the overall energy costs for homeowners while also supporting environmental sustainability.

Are you looking to upgrade your home’s HVAC system this year? SmartHouse Heating & ... Read More

September 2, 2022

Why Choose Daikin?

Here at SmartHouse Heating and Cooling, we take pride in our daily commitment to providing homeowners throughout the greater St. Louis area with home heating and cooling equipment tailored to their unique needs. With the hot, humid summers and cold, damp winters we see every year, our team of licensed and NATE-certified HVAC technicians require a line of air conditioners, Read More
December 1, 2021

What’s the Right-Sized Furnace? (and Why it Matters!)

(View as a downloadable PDF version) Size matters—especially when it comes to furnaces! If you’re suffering from a cold house and inconsistent heating, the problem could be your furnace sizing.

Too Large

A furnace that’s oversized may heat your home up quickly, but unevenly. It will start and stop too often, cutting your energy efficiency and adding wear and tear.

Too Small

An undersized furnace will run constantly but never achieve desired even heating. With no downtime, ... Read More
October 13, 2021

Why Insulation and Air Sealing Work Best Together

Every St. Louis, MO homeowner wants their home to be as comfortable and efficient as possible. Proper home insulation is supposed to protect against heat transfer, but moving air undermines its effectiveness. Read More
April 22, 2021

6 Efficiency Upgrades to Make to Your Home

One of the most common phone calls we get here at SmartHouse is from St. Louis homeowners who are looking over their finances and have noticed their heating and cooling bills have been steadily creeping upwards. High energy costs are one of the most common reasons why people want to make energy efficiency upgrades for their homes, and it often comes as a surprise that there are a variety of solutions available. What are some of the ... Read More
April 12, 2021

Why Spring Is the Perfect Time to Upgrade Your Insulation

Now that we’re on the other side of winter, homeowners in St. Louis and across Missouri are looking forward to warmer weather. Maybe their homes were less comfortable or more expensive to heat than they’d have liked during the colder months, as poor insulation and air sealing in their home allowed heat to escape and cold air to get inside, driving up their energy bills in the process.    If this sounds like ... Read More
January 13, 2021

Understanding the Indoor Air Quality Concerns in Winter

Among the many changes and surprises 2020 brought us, staying indoors more often is one change many homeowners are continuing through the winter and into 2021.  Staying inside means you’re also stuck with all of the indoor contaminants circulating in the air you breathe.  At SmartHouse, we want to ensure our friends, family, and neighbors have the information they need to recognize the symptoms of poor IAQ (indoor air quality), and how ... Read More
December 23, 2020

The Best Places in Your Home for a Mini Split

The first step in finding the perfect place to install your new mini split is understanding its advantages.  Consisting of an outdoor unit and one or more indoor (air handler) units, today’s ductless mini splits offer design flexibility, with floor-standing, wall-mounted and ceiling-recessed options for the indoor component, plus energy efficiency and easy system management.   So, now that you know a little bit about mini splits, the question is - where is a mini split most useful?

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December 7, 2020

SmartHouse Receives the BBB TORCH Award

  In our office hallways, in our service vehicles, and when we are privileged enough to safely enter the homes of other St. Louis residents, we ask every SmartHouse employee to run each and every decision through a “what is the right thing to do” test.  Often, there is an easy and fast way to get something done, but it may not be the right way to get it done and, here at SmartHouse, we have a commitment to ... Read More
December 1, 2020

Four Steps for a Healthier Home

Have you ever stopped to consider how healthy your home is? Many homeowners here in St. Louis go to great lengths to make their homes safe, by eliminating weather hazards such as ice and snow, or by resolving injury risks like sharp edges or missing handrails. Now, a global pandemic has many homeowners considering how healthy the air in their home is and wondering how they can improve their indoor air quality. Read More