SmartHouse Blog

April 22, 2015

Get a Home Performance Evaluation in St. Louis

If you’re a homeowner looking to reduce your energy bills as well as your carbon footprint, then it’s a good idea to do a home performance evaluation in St. Louis. A home performance evaluation basically considers all of the factors that contribute to your household’s energy consumption and makes recommendations to improve it.

A Whole House Approach

A lot of homeowners make the mistake of only considering one element at a time when trying to lower their energy consumption. For example, if ... Read More
April 15, 2015

Preparing for a St. Louis Summer with AC Maintenance

As part of your spring cleaning for this year, make sure that your home’s cooling system is ready to beat the heat! Check your AC unit — is air coming out from the vents? Is it reaching the correct temperature set by the thermostat? When your utility bills come around, does it seem like you’re paying too much for the cool air in your home? Here are the warning signs that your AC may not be ready to handle your temperature ... Read More
April 8, 2015

Save Money With an Energy Audit in St. Louis

No, not that type of audit! It's tax season, and everyone is worrying about the bad kind of audit you might receive from the IRS if your accountant botches some paperwork. We get that. But with spring's arrival, SmartHouse wants to remind homeowners in St. Louis about energy audits: these critically useful inspections could help you save hundreds, even thousands of dollars over the course of 2015. How? It's simple. A SmartHouse energy audit professional shows up at your home and ... Read More
April 1, 2015

AC Maintenance Advice from the St. Louis HVAC Experts

It's finally spring time, which means it's finally time for spring cleaning. The best HVAC contractor in St. Louis, the SmartHouse home performance experts, want to help! Pack away those winter clothes, let a little sunlight in, and, most importantly, make sure your home's air conditioning or central air system is ready to keep you comfortable this season. When it comes to breathing fresh, cool, indoor air, the St. Louis HVAC experts at SmartHouse are the ones to turn to! Our ... Read More
February 2, 2015

Indoor Air Quality Testing in St. Louis

Homeowners are becoming aware that chemicals that we use in our day to day lives can cause indoor air quality problems. Plus, the air all around us becomes more polluted every day, and other issues like mildew and molds can create odors that make your home unhealthy. The four main air quality problems homeowners are up against are as follows:
  • Mold Sports
  • VOCs (Volative Organic Compounds)
  • Particles
  • Excessive Humidity
All of these can result in coughing, wheezing, illness, light-headedness, bad odors, chronic allergies, and even more ... Read More
February 1, 2015

When to Service Your Furnace in St. Louis

  With recent winters getting colder and more severe, it’s essential to know when to service your furnace for St. Louis home and business property owners. For those who live in climates with extremely cold winters, the value of having a properly functioning furnace is clear: it keeps your structure warm and stops the pipes from freezing—thereby not only providing a comfortable living and work environment, but also preventing potential damage to the structure from burst pipes. That’s why it’s key ... Read More
January 7, 2015

10 Winter Energy Saving Tips

It's the new year, but winter is far from over. Here at SmartHouse, we know that homeowners are more concerned about their heating than anything else right now, so we wanted to make sure that all homeowners in St. Louis have the chance to hear these critical energy saving tips. Make 2015 the year you stop wasting money on your heating bill and start being comfortable for less! For insulation checks and heating services, call SmartHouse today. ... Read More
November 26, 2014

Is Your St. Louis Home Insulated Properly?

We all know that having an adequate amount of insulation installed in our home's attic is an important element of conserving energy and reducing energy bills. For the most part however, we don't have a way of assessing what we have. And even for the few brave souls that do pop their heads up into the attic, we don't always know what to look for. The first step is a simple assessment of quantity. Because insulation functions as a blanket to resist ... Read More
November 24, 2014

Why Choose SmartHouse for Your Furnace Replacement?

If you live in the St. Louis, Missouri area and you are considering a furnace replacement, SmartHouse would really appreciate the chance to earn your business! At SmartHouse, the first step, done before any installation begins, is to perform an evaluation and estimate process. A technician will come to your home and start by asking a few questions. These questions will help us figure out what systems to recommend to you, and what changes we may need to make during the ... Read More
November 20, 2014

How To Choose A New Furnace For Your St. Louis Home

The purchase of a new furnace is a major investment. Unfortunately, since many furnace replacements are done on an emergency basis, too many homeowners make quick decisions rather than smart and informed choices. I hope this article will provide you with information to help make the most of your investment. There are several issues to consider in choosing a new furnace. While there is a tendency to simply choose a model equivalent to the one you are replacing, that ignores ... Read More