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May 20, 2015

Pros and Cons of an AC Installation in St. Louis This Summer

Temperatures are rising! With summer just around the corner, it’s important to start planning how you’ll keep your home cool this summer. If you’re looking into purchasing a new AC, there are a lot of decisions to make—brand, design, size, etc. A new AC is a big investment, and it’s a decision that deserves a lot of attention! Purchasing a new unit can be a very difficult process, the most difficult part of that process being the installation. Fortunately, there are ... Read More
May 13, 2015

3 Reasons Why Indoor Air Quality in St. Louis is Important

If you’re a responsible homeowner in St. Louis looking to provide your family with a safe, healthy living environment, you can now get advice from SmartHouse on how to improve your home’s indoor air quality.

Why Indoor Air Quality Is Important

It’s becoming increasingly important to Americans to monitor the air quality inside their homes, and here’s why:
  1. With the outdoor air becoming increasingly polluted and more and more people suffering from allergies and respiratory illnesses, safeguarding the quality of the air ... Read More
May 1, 2015

Improve Your AC with Better Insulation in Your St. Louis Home

The AC equipment in your home ought to be tuned-up by a cooling specialist at least once a year (according to manufacturers) in order to preserve peak efficiency. In fact, if you haven't had your AC checked on in a long time you may start to notice any of the following problems:
  • Higher Energy Bills
  • Uneven Cool Air Between Rooms
  • Temperatures Not Matching Thermostat Setting
  • Poor Air Quality
Many of these problems can be solved simply by having a professional come to clean the parts, ... Read More
April 22, 2015

Get a Home Performance Evaluation in St. Louis

If you are a St. Louis homeowner looking to reduce your energy bills and improve the comfort of your home, then a home energy audit should be your first step in the planning process!  When deciding on home improvement plans, many homeowners “self diagnose” their homes and often order expensive improvements only to find that they did not solve the problem or decrease their utility bills as they had hoped. Unfortunately, most improvement choices are driven by the type of contractor ... 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