St. Louis Air Conditioning Tips to Keep Your Home Cool this Summer!

May 31, 2017

Here are some tips to keep your home cool but keep your costs low this summer! When the hot St. Louis summer heat hits, you’ll be relying on your air conditioning system more than ever. However, when your HVAC system isn’t functioning to full capacity, it can be really annoying. Our St. Louis HVAC experts offer top tips that will help you to keep your cool when the temperatures soar this summer: Test your system before you need it – It’s a really good idea to test your system before the weather gets too hot. If there’s something wrong, you can then get it sorted while the temperatures are cooler. Check the external unit – The air flow can easily become blocked from the outside by fallen autumn leaves or plants growing in it. Take a look and clear it if necessary. Get repairs done before the temperatures soar – A stitch in time saves nine they say. If you test your system and find there is an issue with it that you can’t fix yourself, don’t put off getting it fixed until later in the season. If you’re looking for a St Louis HVAC technician before the weather gets...

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The Key to Finding the Right St Louis HVAC Technicians

May 9, 2017

We will be there when you need us, charge you a fair and honest price, and stand behind our work 100%. When you need some work carried out on your heating, ventilation, or air conditioning system, you may wonder how to choose from the range of St Louis HVAC technicians around. Given the importance of your HVAC system, you certainly won’t want to take any chances on making a mistake with the company that you use. The following are some key factors to take into account. Certified and Qualified Workers Thankfully, there are types of certifications that let you know that you are dealing with qualified St Louis HVAC technicians who know what they are doing. Check out the company’s certification to make sure that they can be trusted to carry out work for you. Good Reviews These days, it is very easy to find out how well any company keeps their clients happy. By just carrying out a quick Google search you can very easily track down some customer reviews that tell you more about the company you are looking at. You can expect to see a wide selection of comments and ratings online, as we all have different...

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St. Louis HVAC – Is Your HVAC System Winter Ready?

January 4, 2017

The onset of winter indicates that homeowners will put their HVAC systems to maximum use this year to make sure their homes are warm and comfy. However, many do not prepare their HVAC for the extra pressure during the winter season. The extra running time, cold winter temperatures,  as well as regular wear and tear, can cause a perfectly well running HVAC system to simply stop functioning correctly. In the cold winter months, the last thing you need is to spend an uncomfortable cold night, or nights, waiting for a St. Louis HVAC technician to come and fix the problem. Thankfully, the solution to avoid such a problem is simple. Regular maintenance and added winter maintenance is the answer that will keep an HVAC system working well when needed the most. What does HVAC winter maintenance include? Winter maintenance essentially involves conducting a thorough check of the entire HVAC system to ensure smooth functioning all through the winter months. With the demands on the HVAC increasing in winter any small repair can turn into a bigger, more expensive repair if left unchecked. A maintenance check conducted by an experienced, qualified and trained St. Louis HVAC technician, scheduled just before or...

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Does Your St. Louis HVAC System Need to be Repaired or Replaced?

October 24, 2016

At Scott-Lee Heating, we will help you determine if your HVAC system needs repairs or just needs to be replaced. Inefficient HVAC systems can cost your home or business a lot of money, and lead to health and comfort issues. So, it’s important to understand whether your system needs repairs or if it needs to be replaced. At Scott-Lee Heating, we come across some homeowners and business owners who put off HVAC repairs or replacement to save on costs for as long as they can, but by doing so they end up doing more harm than good. By keeping a track of the maintenance needs of an HVAC system, it can reduce the monthly energy costs, keep repair costs low, and improve the home or work environment. Here are 9 steps that can help you determine whether your HVAC system needs repair or replacement. When deciding on whether your HVAC system needs repair or replacement, you should seek help from a competent St. Louis HVAC expert. Find out the essential information about the current system including age and repair history. This will help the HVAC contractor make a better decision about repairs. If the system is older, replacement would be...

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How to Choose between a Humidifier and a Dehumidifier

August 23, 2016

Do you find your house too damp in summer and too dry in winter? If you do, a humidifier or a dehumidifier is what your home may need. Your house should have a relative humidity level of 30-60 percent, depending on what time of the year it is. In winter, use of heating systems can reduce the humidity by over 30-40 percent. On the other hand, in summer, the humidity may be as high as 60 percent. If the relative humidity is below 30, you may want to invest in a humidifier to keep your family comfortable, however, if it touches 60 or more, you may need a dehumidifier. So, you may need both a humidifier and dehumidifier and use them according to seasons. How Does Humidity Affect Our Health? Extremes of relative humidity in the atmosphere affects human health adversely. If the air inside your home is dry, the residents may have dry skin and may suffer from other types of dermatitis. These may be the first signs that you need to invest in a humidifier. Other health problems caused by dry air include dry sinuses, congestion, nosebleed, persistent cough, and sore throat. If the air is too moist,...

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Is a Geothermal Heating System Right For Your Home?

May 20, 2016

Geothermal heaters are an environmentally friendly and efficient option available to homeowners. There are a number of choices to consider when choosing the best HVAC system for your home. HVAC systems are installed based on the requirements of your home – either stand alone or in combination with gas furnace heaters or electric heaters. Geothermal heating systems are an environmentally friendly and efficient option available to homeowners. What are Geothermal Heaters? Geothermal heaters use naturally available heat inside the earth to heat up a living space. Using electricity to run, geothermal heaters have three or four parts, comprising of a heat generating loop, an indoor unit, and the ductwork. A four-piece heater has an additional air handler. Types of Geothermal Heater There are two types of geothermal heaters, which vary on the type of heat exchanging ground loops. Water source geothermal heaters – This type of heater makes use of water pumps and refrigerant-to-water heat exchangers and tubing that is buried into the ground to extract the earth’s heat. Geoexchange heaters – These heaters use copper-based refrigerant tubing by directly attaching them to the ground, for more efficient heat transfer. Both these types of geothermal heaters are dependable and use electricity. However, the direct geoexchange heaters prove to be more efficient in the...

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Using Ceiling Fans to Reduce Energy Costs – St. Louis HVAC

March 30, 2016

Are you looking for ways to improve energy efficiency and save on heating and cooling costs? Maintain your home’s HVAC system and you will get the best performance from it. Are you looking for ways to improve energy efficiency and to save on heating and cooling costs? Our St. Louis HVAC expert from Scott-Lee Heating Company will share a simple and low cost way to save you money this year. Ceiling fans are a great way to improve energy savings in a home. A ceiling fan does not use more power than a 100 watt light bulb and can help you save money on utility bills throughout the year. Ceiling fans provide various benefits during both winter and summer. Winter Benefits of Ceiling Fans Running ceiling fans clockwise throughout winter months can reduce heating costs by over 10 percent. Irrespective of what season it is, warm air always rises upwards, towards the ceiling. A ceiling fan running clockwise pushs warm air against the ceiling and down the walls, thereby recirculating warm across the room without creating any cold drafts. Summer Benefits of Ceiling Fans Running a ceiling fan in a counter clock wise direction in summer months provides great energy savings. Ceiling fans do not bring down the room temperature,...

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Lennox Spring Promotion

March 21, 2016

The Lennox spring promotion starts Monday, March 21st and will run through Friday, June 10th. Scott-Lee Heating Company is your St. Louis premier heating and cooling company. We are also proud to be a Dave Lennox Premier Dealer. We are a provider of Lennox air conditioners, air handlers, furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps. These Lennox rebates will only last through June 10th.           The Dave Lennox Signature® Collection is the ultimate expression of Lennox® innovation, and that makes it the perfect choice for your home. Each product is a standout on its own, leading the market in efficiency, quiet operation and comfort. Working together in one system, they create an environment of perfectly heated and cooled air. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality and most energy efficient heating, air conditioning and geothermal systems available. For more information call us today at or fill out our online contact form.

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A Faulty Furnace Means Higher Utility Bills

February 24, 2016

If your utility bills are showing some unusual spikes, a faulty furnace might be the culprit. If there is no change in the number of people living in the home or the way you consume power, then your furnace might be causing this spike. Our St. Louis HVAC expert will provide tips on maintaining your furnace in a way that keeps your utility bills under control. Regular Inspections Make sure you get your furnace inspected at regular intervals just like you get your car and other equipment inspected. This will ensure that your furnace is always in perfect working condition and is safe for your family. There are a variety of things that can go wrong with your furnace, so it is best to have a professional St. Louis HVAC company inspect your furnace. It is possible that your furnace may be old and may not be working as efficiently as it used to. The problem could be as simple as the thermostat not being accurate or set properly or the heat pump might be switching to auxiliary heat. There could be several other problems affecting your furnace. There could be leaks in the ductwork or seals around the house, lack of...

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St. Louis HVAC – How to Maintain Ductless Mini-Split HVAC

February 4, 2016

Homeowners are using ductless mini-split air conditioners as a cost-effective alternative to central air conditioners. If you are one of them, you may want to learn some tips on how to maintain or troubleshoot your mini split air conditioner on your own. Regular maintenance and timely repairs help extend the lifespan of air conditioners. Installation of Mini-Split Air Conditioners Ductless mini-split air conditioners come with three components – an outdoor unit, an indoor unit, and a remote. The outdoor unit contains a compressor, while the indoor unit consists of an air handler. Unlike a central air conditioning system, a mini-split air conditioning system does not require extensive reconstruction for installation. The indoor and outdoor units are installed and connected with pipes and wires. A small hole is drilled in the wall to pass the pipes and wires through. Regular HVAC Cleaning and Maintenance If properly cleaned and maintained, a mini-split air conditioner can last for 12 to 15 years. Regular cleaning is perhaps the most important maintenance task. Remove and clean the filters regularly with soap and water. If a filter is damaged, replace it as soon as possible. Use your garden hose for cleaning the compressor. Make sure that you unplug the system before cleaning it....

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