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July 22, 2015

Ask the St. Louis AC Experts: Why is My 2nd Floor So Hot?

You may have noticed this phenomenon in your home this summer: the first floor gets nice and cool when you have the AC running, but the second floor stays hot! When you try to turn up the AC to make your second floor more comfortable, you wind up making the first floor too cold and paying too much on your energy bills. Why does this happen, and more importantly, how can you fix the problem? The SmartHouse Home Performance specialists are here ... Read More
July 15, 2015

St. Louis Emergency AC Service: Cooling Tips From The Experts

When you wake up feeling hot or come home to a humid house, you feel desperate. AC repair seems like a huge hassle, and what if you need your whole air conditioner replaced? It's a sweaty mess of a situation...but it doesn't have to be! At SmartHouse, we offer 24/7 emergency response to air conditioning repair in St. Louis. You can call anytime you have a problem, and we'll be there to help! When you work with our licensed professionals, you'll never ... Read More
July 8, 2015

Zoning: The Smarter Way to Heat and Cool Your St. Louis Home

If you want to enhance your temperature control and quality of life, then consider zoning your St. Louis home. Living in Missouri has its perks, but it also means your home is exposed to some pretty extreme temperatures. Freezing cold old winters, hot and humid summers— even when you’re indoors, you can feel temperature differences. For example, even when you turn the heating up in the winter, your living room is colder than your upstairs hallway. And in the summer, despite your air ... Read More
July 1, 2015

Ecobee Wi-Fi Thermostats: The Latest in AC Control

Particularly in the St. Louis summertime, many homeowners find themselves constantly adjusting their thermostats. Are you one of them? There's a very careful balance to maintain: on the one hand, you don't want to waste energy, but on the other hand, you and your family need to stay cool! Having to turn the AC on and off repeatedly throughout the course of the day can be frustrating, and it creates high energy bills while leaving your home uncomfortable — that's why ... Read More
June 24, 2015

Ameren Missouri AC Rebates Make Saving Energy Easy!

If you're looking to save money and help the environment by improving the efficiency of your home, SmartHouse supports you. We're the home performance experts of St. Louis, and we know how you can enjoy the summer with lower cooling costs and more reliable AC! An installation of a higher efficiency air conditioner will help you beat the heat while paying lower monthly bills than ever before. And now, with rebates and incentives offered through Ameren Missouri, the cost of an energy efficient air ... Read More
June 17, 2015

SmartHouse Projects: Ductwork Installation for Frontenac Home

Here at SmartHouse, we're always excited to help out with new construction projects in St. Louis, especially when they're through our partners at R.E.A. Homes. Currently, we're working on a home located in Frontenac: we're installing the heating and cooling systems for this home from scratch. This installation is ENERGY STAR certified, which means it not only meets all of the qualifications for local codes but also hugely surpasses normal standards for energy efficiency and quality. So how do the St. Louis home performance experts of ... Read More
June 10, 2015

Join SmartHouse at the “Green Homes Festival” June 20th!

Once a year, Missouri homeowners have the opportunity to participate in the Green Homes Festival. It's an educational fair event dedicated to helping people live more sustainably while still leading healthy, active and comfortable lives. Come join the fun next week! There will be lots of learning, plenty of great activities, and a chance to engage with others interested in a more environmentally conscious lifestyle. This year, the fair is on June 20th between 9a.m. and 4p.m. at the Butterfly House at ... Read More
June 3, 2015

AC Replacement: What Every St. Louis Homeowner Needs to Know

When you're trying to beat the heat this summer, make sure you call SmartHouse for local cooling service. We're the home performance experts, and we can make sure that you stay comfortable with a highly efficient and affordable air conditioning system. Need a brand new air conditioning system? Our specialists can help! The typical lifespan of a central air system is about 15 years, but it can be made to last longer with some general maintenance. Here's what every St. Louis homeowners should ... Read More
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