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Reasons You Should Replace Your Window AC Unit

Nobody likes the idea of spending thousands of dollars on central air conditioning, which makes the window air conditioning unit an attractive option for those on a tight budget. But, unfortunately, a window air conditioner can cost you quite a bit of money in the long run, and there are other affordable options available. If you have…

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Will a Lennox Heat Pump Work in Metro East, IL?

You may be wondering: are Lennox heat pumps a good heating and cooling option for the Metro East, Illinois climate? The answer is yes! Have more questions? The heat pump experts at Ernst Heating & Cooling can help you decide if heat pump installation is a good option for your Metro East home. Call us…

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How to Spring Clean Your Home’s HVAC System in One Day

As winter rolls out in Metro East Illinois, it’s time to start spring cleaning. And as you’re getting your home ready for warmer days, don’t forget about your home’s HVAC system! Many homeowners aren’t sure where to start, but Ernst Heating & Cooling, one of Metro East Illinois’ oldest HVAC companies is here to help!…

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HVAC Maintenance & Spring Allergies

For some of us, it’s already started: the sneezing, itchy nose and throat, watery eyes, and general miserableness that signal the onset of allergy season. When we think about seasonal allergies, we usually picture grass and pollen. But in fact, most seasonal allergens are found inside the home. Dust mites, mold, pet dander, and more…

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Common Heating Mistakes to Avoid

During the winter, you want to make sure your heating system is running at optimal levels. There’s nothing worse than losing heat when the Metro East’s temperatures are at or below freezing. Here are a few common heating mistakes to avoid that will keep your system running smoothly and save you money. The HVAC professionals…

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How Do Geothermal Systems Work?

Geothermal systems, such as geothermal heat pumps, run on geothermal energy to heat and cool your home. What is geothermal energy anyway? It is a clean, energy-efficient, and renewable source of power that is harnessed from the internal heat trapped beneath the earth’s crust. Although the earth’s core is estimated to be about 10,800 degrees,…

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What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is like a horrible movie villain. Nicknamed the “silent killer” for a good reason, Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas. This dangerous gas cannot be noticed without a detector or meter in your house. CO leads to accidental deaths of up to 500 people each year in the USA,…

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These 3 Things Will Ruin Your Furnace

Your furnace is likely one of the larger investments you’ll make in your home, so of course you want to do everything you can to protect that investment. With proper care and maintenance, your furnace will provide your family with continued warmth and comfort for decades. Ernst Heating & Cooling wants to make sure your family enjoys…

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Furnace Maintenance Checklist

Much like the advancements in cars, furnace designs started featuring high efficiency modifications more than thirty years ago. Many complex parts have been constantly added in order to enhance both efficiency and safety. Even so, these parts fail at some point. HVAC technicians at Ernst Heating & Cooling make use of specialized tools that help…

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Should I Invest in a Forced Air Heating System?

In Metro East Illinois, keeping your home warm in the winter needs to be a top priority. When temperatures dip well below freezing, you need reliable heating to ensure your home stays safe and comfortable. Forced air heating systems are a reliable way to do just this, which is why most of the homes in…

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