About - Ernst Heating & Cooling - HVAC Hamel, Edwardsville, Highland, IL


General Manager Dusty Ernst has spent his entire life in the heating and cooling industry. He is the son of Roger Ernst, the second-generation proprietor of Ernst Heating and Cooling. Dusty is the grandson of original owner Al Ernst. He began working with his father, Roger, some years after Al’s retirement in 1991. With a family legacy filled with industry knowledge, Dusty Ernst brings nearly 20 years of experience to Ernst Heating and Cooling.  

For more than 70 years, the Ernst family has grown the business to become a true staple in the Edwardsville, Illinois, area. The Ernst legacy continues, meeting one-on-one to consult with homeowners about upgrading to high-efficiency systems, diagnosing comfort issues in their homes, and recommending solutions. Ernst Heating and Cooling is committed to staying on top of the latest technology through ongoing training and education.

Current memberships include:

  • Air Conditioning Contractors of America
  • International Ground Source Heat Pump Association
  • Indoor Air Quality Association

About Ernst Heating and Cooling

Al Ernst started Ernst Hardware in 1951. The store was filled with tools, nails, and screws until Al installed his first furnace in 1954. The rest is history. After installing his first of many air conditioners, heat pumps, and geothermal systems, Ernst Hardware officially became known as Ernst Heating and Cooling. These days, the company also offers zoning and mini-splits to residential customers. 

Ernst’s top services include:

  • Precision Heating & Cooling Tune-Ups 
  • Heating & Cooling System Replacements 
  • Geothermal Experts 
  • Ductless Installations 
  • Free Replacement Estimates 
  • Emergency Service & Repair 

Now managed by Al’s grandson, Dusty, Ernst Heating and Cooling continues to be an industry leader with a genuine focus on customer satisfaction. They pride themselves on being transparent, openly communicating with customers about ways to lower their monthly utilities, providing whole-house problem diagnoses, and thinking outside the box for comfort solutions. With a third-generation Ernst now at the helm, you can remain assured of that same level of service you’ve relied on from Ernst Heating and Cooling for years to come. 

Want to know if the experts at Ernst Heating and Cooling serve your area? Check our list of service areas below to see, and if you’re on the list contact us online or call 618.217.1836 to set up an appointment!

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