St. Louis Heating: Winterizing Tips

December 19, 2012

Making sure your furnace is working properly this winter is essential for the safety, health and comfort of your family. Scott-Lee Heating wants to help you winterize your home so you are prepared for this winter that is coming fast upon us. This is the best time to think about getting your home ready for these coming months. Here are some tips on winterizing your home: Furnace Inspection: By keeping your furnace and ducks clean, this will help keep your monthly payment down and will keep flammable materials from your furnace area. Buying new filters and changing them monthly will keep dust out of your furnace area. Fireplace: Making sure the cap/screen is correctly on the top of your chimney, and sweeping your chimney will save yourself from more work later on. Inspecting your fire place is very important as well. Doors and Windows: Inspecting the exposed areas of your house and making sure all cracks are covered so cold air will not enter and your heat will not escape. Keep in mind any cracks that may be in windows and doors, should be replaced too to help keep the weather out. Inspect roofs and gutters and foundation: Keeping gutters...

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Improve Indoor Air Quality with Whole-House Humidifier

November 30, 2012

Humidifiers control moisture to increase the indoor air quality of your home or business. Humidity refers to the amount of water vapor that is in the atmosphere. A humidifier is a device that increases the humidity level in your home.  Humidifiers usually become more necessary in the winter months because humidity levels drop and heating systems dry out the air. Ideal Humidity Levels The ideal level of indoor humidity is between 30 and 50 percent. When the air in your home is dry, it will act like a sponge that soaks up the moisture in the atmosphere. When this happens your skin and lips become dry. Even your wood floors and other furnishings in your home are adversely affected. Humidifiers control moisture to increase the indoor air quality of your home or business. Whole-house humidifiers are available, which connect to a home’s HVAC system to provide humidity to the entire house. Benefits of a Humidifier Consider some of the benefits of having a humidifier installed in your home or business. Increase your home’s comfort level. Reduce your heating bills since humidified air feels warmer. Soothe dry skin conditions. Ease asthma and other respiratory conditions. Help reduce cold, flu, and allergy symptoms. Prevent peeling of wallpaper or cracking...

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Upgrading Your Home’s Furnace – St. Louis Heating & Cooling

November 16, 2012

Scott-Lee Heating Company understands heating systems. Scott-Lee Heating Company is your premier St. Louis HVAC company. We know that heating your home is a top priority for your family’s comfort and peace of mind. As we head into the cold winter season it is important to make sure that your heating system is running efficiently and reliably. Furnace Replacement We recently tore out an old sub 80% efficient furnace in a home in Webster Groves. We replaced it with a new Lennox furnace. We also replaced the lineset, PVC venting, PVC condensate drain lines and installed a new Merv-10 Media Filter. This new system is now 95% efficient. Scott-Lee Heating Company understands heating systems. Our technicians are second-to-none for repairing your furnace, boiler, or heat pump. Our home comfort advisors can discuss with you the best solution for upgrading that worn out heating systems with a high-efficiency geothermal heat pump or solar-assisted heat pump system. St. Louis HVAC For all of your St. Louis HVAC needs contact Scott-Lee Heating Company at . We would be glad to answer any of your questions or schedule a free consultation.

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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 its 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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