St. Louis HVAC Professional Explains How Heat Pumps Work

November 1, 2012

Heat pumps use two to three times less energy to produce hot or cool air. The term ‘heat pump’ can be misleading. Do heat pumps only serve one purpose? The answer is no. Heat pumps serve a double purpose in your home or business. Heat pumps have been found to be more energy efficient than the standard air conditioner or furnace. This is because heat pumps do not use fossil fuels to convert heat. When a heat pump is in use during the cold weather season, it extracts outdoor heat and moves it inside your home. It uses a small amount of energy to move heat from one place to another. Heat pumps provide cool air, like an air conditioner, on warm days. However, during cold days, a heat pump reverses its refrigerant flow to provide warm air. Because a heat pump works in this way, it uses two to three times less energy than it produces in hot or cool air. Heat Pump Installation If you are interested in having a heat pump installed in your home or business, or have any questions regarding heat pumps, call Scott-Lee Heating Company today. Our St. Louis HVAC technician will be happy to help you decide...

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Department of Energy Sets Out New Energy Standards

October 10, 2012

Residential Heating and Cooling In October of 2011 the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the effective date of the proposed energy conservation rules which impose elevated minimum standards and regional standards for residential HVAC appliances. These new proposed standards are set to take effect in May of 2013 for residential non-weatherized furnaces. The new standards for residential weatherized furnaces, central air conditioners and heat pumps will go into effect January 2015. The new rules for non-weatherized residential furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces are set for those that are installed on or after May 1, 2013. In the Northern Region of the United States the new rules sets out that they must be at least 90% AFUE. In all other states they must be at least 80% AFUE. In the Southeastern region of the United states, split system air conditioners must be a minimum of 14 SEER when installed after the beginning of January 2015. In the Southwestern Region they must be at a minimum of 14 SEER and 12.2 EER. All other states must be at a minimum of 13 SEER. For heat pumps the minimum efficiency standard is 14 SEER and 8.2 HSPF which begins January 1,...

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St. Louis Commercial HVAC Installation

October 10, 2012

Scott-Lee Heating has been servicing commercial customers in the St. Louis Metro area for over 30 years. Scott-Lee Heating Company installed the air conditioners for the build of the Wal-Mart in High Ridge, MO. Check out our video of the helicopter that picked up the air conditioners and placed them on the roof of the building. Contact Scott-Lee Heating at for a free consultation.

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Scott-Lee Heating Involved in “Active House USA” Project

October 10, 2012

Active House USA Active House USA is custom sustainable home being built in Webster Groves, MO. The building project is a culmination of leading green, sustainable and environmentally conscious building practices from all over the world. This home is a prototype and is currently the only project of it’s kind in the United States. Active House USA is being built by Hibbs Homes & Verdatek Solutions. The purpose is to help further development of green home building specifications that will fit the climate and environmental needs of homes in North America. The location of the house in Webster Groves is ideal because of the areas humid climate in both warm and cold weather. It is expected to meet and exceed building through 2020. Scott-Lee Heating is proud to be a partner of this special program. For more information about this project visit activehouseusa.com.  

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Arnold Food Pantry Testimonial

October 10, 2012

The mission of the non-profit Arnold Food Pantry is to provide supplement food and personal items to those who are in need in the Arnold area. Each year there are many local businesses that assist in the volunteer program. Scott-Lee Heating is proud to be one of these businesses. We are honored to have this testimonial: Tom Leonard, Dave Stanley, Dave Doerr, Bob Meynell, Nick Rothe, Brian Chumley, Mike Grady, Ozark Electric, Sauder Plumbing, Scott-Lee Heating, Larry Bast Construction, and now Don Willey, there are no words in the English language to adequately explain or describe what you guys have done in helping not only with this project but helping to feed hungry people.  On behalf of the Arnold Food Pantry Board, thank you from the bottom of my heart. – Phil Amato

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Scott-Lee Heating Talks About Geothermal on KTRS

October 10, 2012

St. Louis Geothermal Systems On September 9, 2012 Shaun Tarrillion, of Scott-Lee Heating Company, made a special appearance on the KTRS radio show. He was joined by Steve Smith of Enertech, to talk about geothermal heating and cooling. The interview was in preparation for the Green Homes and Green Health Festival which was held at the Missouri Botanical Garden on September 29, 2012. On the radio show Shaun discussed geothermal heating and cooling. He explained what it is, how much it costs, how the system is efficient and why businesses and homes would want to choose geothermal. To learn more about geothermal heating and cooling systems, contact Scott-Lee Heating today at . Request a free consultation by filling out our online contact form.  

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