2018 Lennox Winter Promotion

January 12, 2018

The perfect system should adapt to your life to deliver the ultimate in energy savings and precision temperature control. We agree. And that’s why we’re proud to be a leading provider of innovative, home heating and cooling systems. Our high-efficiency, Lennox® residential air conditioners, furnaces and HVAC systems help maximize comfort while reducing utility costs. Plus, our Lennox air filters, humidifiers and dehumidifiers help create healthier and cleaner indoor environments. Call now and save with REBATES UP TO $1,500* OR UP TO 72 MONTHS INTEREST-FREE FINANCING on qualifying equipment.   START WITH UP TO $1,250 IN REBATES.* Save on a complete qualifying Lennox® home comfort system that includes a gas furnace or blower coil, an air conditioner or heat pump and thermostat. Enjoy additional product rebates when you purchase an iComfort® S30 Smart thermostat, iHarmony ® zoning and a PureAir™ system. GET UP TO A $100 REBATE ON a WI-FI THERMOSTAT.* Save now on the iComfort® S30 and save every month on utility bills. Anytime your routine or weather changes, the iComfort S30 smartly adapts to reduce your energy costs.   GET UP TO A $50 REBATE ON ZONING.* Enhance your comfort and savings with iHarmony® zoning, a major advance in precision climate control. GET UP TO...

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How Your Home’s Foundation Can Help or Hinder Your HVAC System

January 11, 2018

The type of foundation your home was built on has a big impact on the ways you can conserve energy. As the cold winter months rush in in Missouri, many homeowners are scrambling to try to minimize their heating costs and maximize their energy efficiency. There are things that you can do to keep the cold air out and the warm air in. A sad reality is that how your house was constructed plays a part in how efficient your HVAC system is. There are some ways you can enhance its efficiency. The type of foundation that your home was built on has a major impact on the ways that you can conserve energy. If you have a damaged foundation, it might not just be causing structural problems, it can be hindering your energy budget. The good news is that depending on the type of foundation you have, there are ways that you can shore up the cracks and keep the hot air in. If You Have a Damaged Foundation If the foundation of your home is damaged, much of the warm air may be leaking out through the cracks. If you want to reduce your bills and increase the...

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter Season

January 5, 2018

There are tips that you can follow to ensure that your pipes don’t freeze and burst this winter. As we deal with this unusually cold winter, many homeowners cringe at the prospects of rising gas and electric bills. If you live in St. Louis, you know that the weather can be unpredictable. When it comes to winter, there is nothing worse than a cold snap that keeps everyone indoors and can compromise your pipes. One pipe leak can lead to flooding, water interruption, and huge costs. Instead of trying to clean up afterwards, prevention is the best medicine to ensure that your pipes don’t succumb to the cold weather and wreak havoc on your home. St. Louis HVAC contractors and plumbers have to follow certain guidelines about where pipes and heating and cooling vents can be located, but that doesn’t always work to protect them from freezing when the coldest weather sets in. However, there are tips that you can follow to ensure that your pipes don’t freeze and burst. Keep your Cabinets Open If you have plumbing or HVAC piping underneath your cabinets, then leave the cabinets open. When the doors are shut, it is hard for the heat...

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How to Choose the Right HVAC System for Your New Build or Remodel

December 23, 2017

At Scott-Lee Heating, we will help you determine which HVAC system fits your family’s needs and budget! If you are either remodeling or building a new home, your HVAC system might not be your first concern – but it should be. The heating and cooling system that you choose will determine not just how comfortable your house is, but also will impact the amount of money that you pay per month. Although it’s not always one of those things that seems like a high priority, your HVAC system is one of the major ways that you should have to keep your home comfortable, while also keeping energy costs low. So, what is the right system for your house? There are a lot of factors to take into consideration. Basements Basements are commonly found in places that experience frost and harsher weather conditions, which is why choosing the right HVAC for them is critical. The right HVAC system will not only regulate the overall temperature of your home, it will also help to regulate the house’s humidity level, which in some regions is critical to the house being comfortable. You can either choose to install a different system just for your...

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The Importance of Having the Air Quality of Your HVAC System Checked

December 22, 2017

Now is the time to make sure your family isn’t breathing in allergens or other harmful toxins. During the winter months, it is important to have the indoor air quality of your home evaluated. There are many harmful pollutants that cannot be seen but could be making you and your family sick. Others have the potential to be life-threatening. Therefore, it is important to have your home’s air quality checked by having your HVAC system and ductwork inspected. If you or your family members are prone to allergies or asthma, this is even more important. If you have symptoms such as headaches or ongoing sinus issues, these may be signs that these harmful things are lurking in your home. The indoor air quality of your home has a lot to do with your overall health. Some allergens may only be annoying, but others can lead to serious, long-term health issues. Although there are a wide variety of toxins that you can be exposed to through your HVAC system, the most common include: Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide is a an odorless and colorless gas that is deadly in high concentrations. When fuel doesn’t burn completely this gas is created and it...

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When is the Best Time to Have My HVAC System Maintained?

December 15, 2017

Maintenance isn’t just about repairs, it’s also about making sure you’re not putting additional wear and tear on your system. As the cold weather approaches, many homeowners are glad to be able to shut the air conditioning down and get a break on their electric bills. But before you forget about the air conditioner until next year, you might want to consider having it maintained by a professional HVAC company. Prior to shutting it down, having someone perform maintenance service on it is important to ensure that when springtime rolls around it is ready and able to start up again. Why Maintenance is Important Obviously, if you have noticed signs that your HVAC system isn’t working properly, then it is time to call a St. Louis HVAC contractor to repair it. But maintenance isn’t just about repairs, it is also about making sure that you aren’t putting additional wear and tear on your equipment because it is dirty, has built-up debris or something isn’t working as efficiently as it should. If you don’t maintain your HVAC equipment, including your air conditioner and your furnace, then you are minimizing its life-cycle and aging it faster than it should be. The Best...

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How the Right Vent Covers Can Save on Energy Costs

December 10, 2017

The right vent covers can significantly reduce your home’s energy costs! There are all sorts of different vent covers in the HVAC industry. Vent covers work by isolating specific areas of your home and either increasing the flow to some areas or decreasing or eliminating it to others. Not many people give much thought to vent covers, but they should. They are an excellent way to regulate the flow of air from the HVAC system and can help significantly to cut down on your heating and cooling costs. How Your HVAC Vent System Works In every home, there are two types of supply and return vents. They work to keep the conditions in your home comfortable and tepid. The return vents regulate the air in your home back to your HVAC system and run continually to regulate the temperature of your home. A Cold Air Return Vent It is possible to have return vents in every room of your home, but in most cases, they are centrally located. Most St. Louis HVAC contractors recommend that every room has its own return vent to circulate air more effectively. Cold air returns help control the flow and the pressure of air circulation...

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Is it Really Important to Have Your HVAC Ductwork Cleaned?

December 6, 2017

When your heating and cooling equipment runs efficiently, you save energy. As the cold weather comes in and the windows are being locked up tight, many people are wondering whether it’s worth the cost to get their ductwork cleaned professionally, or if it is just hype. The truth is that air duct cleaning is essential – not just for your family’s health, but to reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system. If your ducts are riddled with allergens or dust and dirt, it is recirculating those things around your home and making you miserable. It is also making your furnace run overtime to push air through the compromised ducts. What’s in Your Ductwork? When the windows are closed, a large percentage of the air in your home is just continually being recirculated – which means that dust, dirt and all the other environmental allergens are just going around and around, kicked up time and again. If you can’t open up your windows to let things air out, then all that dirt and debris is getting caught up in your ductwork. When the heater is working and hot air is being pushed through the ducts, it creates an atmosphere of...

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The Best Thermostats to Regulate Your HVAC System

November 29, 2017

Smart thermostats are the most innovative type and can save you as much as $200 per year. The newest thing in HVAC technology is zoned heating and cooling that runs off of thermostats that can be controlled with ease, sometimes even by your mobile device or smartphone. They don’t only offer convenience, these newly designed thermostats can use your home’s wifi system and allow you to make your spaces more comfortable and cut back on your monthly heating and cooling bill. A totally redesigned thermostat is a welcomed addition for many looking to cut monthly energy costs and wanting the ability to control their HVAC systems remotely to increase their home’s comfort level. There are many different types of thermostats that a homeowner can choose from. Deciding which one is right for you your home is based upon the size of your HVAC system and your budget. Mechanical Thermostats Mechanical thermostats are the traditional type that use bimetallic strips to detect and adjust the temperature of a room. They are typically found in older homes and apartments. Non-Programmable Thermostats Non-programmable thermostats require you to directly adjust the settings, but they typically have digital programming. As they are typically cheap, they don’t do...

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The Right Ductwork is Important for the Efficiency of an HVAC System

November 21, 2017

A lot of planning goes into renovating your home or building a new home from scratch. When it comes to HVAC, the way that your home system impacts not just with energy flow and eliminating cold or hot spots, but also your overall energy bills over time. Putting a lot of thought and planning into things like the size of your ductwork and your furnace might not seem like a big deal, but it is. Why Hire a Professional HVAC Contractor? The best way to determine the size of your ductwork and your overall HVAC system is to hire a professional St. Louis HVAC contractor who has a lot of experience and a good reputation. The HVAC contractor should be involved from the beginning stages of the drawings and building plans to ensure that all matters are taken care of, including insulation, window placement and how much heating and cooling each room will need according to the size of the room and the furnace output. Taking all things into account, an HVAC contractor will be able to determine the individual size of the ductwork leading to various rooms in the home and what size the furnace will need to be...

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