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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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The Top Causes of AC Breakdowns in Metro East Illinois

When it’s the middle of the summer in the East Metro Area and you’re trying to stay cool, there’s nothing worse than having your air conditioner break down. Luckily, there are ways to ensure your AC runs in tip-top shape all summer long.

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These 3 Things Will Ruin Your Air Conditioner GUARANTEED

Your air conditioner should last for about 15 years with proper care and maintenance. Neglecting your air conditioning unit could cut its lifetime in half. And we all know that air conditioners tend to break on the days we need it most. To avoid emergency air conditioner repair, make sure you’re not doing these three…

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Forced Air vs. Central Air: What’s the Difference?

In the HVAC industry, you are likely to encounter lot of technical terms. You’ll hear these from your technician, from the specialist performing your installation, in a catalog—you’ll hear them everywhere! It can be confusing if you’re unfamiliar with the terms. One of the most common confusions we encounter here at Ernst Heating & Cooling is…

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What Is Refrigerant & How Does It Help Your AC Unit?

Your cooling system in Madison County relies on quite a few parts and pieces to provide the cool comfort you’ve come to depend on. From the blower motor to your evaporator coil, everything in your system works in tandem to fight off our summer heat. But of all the components of your system, there is one…

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AC Smells That Indicate a Problem

As the proud owner of a cooling system, you’re probably pretty familiar with at least a few common problems that plague us here in Hamel. Maybe your system has experienced poor air flow or made some funny noises. But have you ever suspected that your system might be smelling odd? At Ernst Heating & Cooling,…

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Help! My Air Conditioner Keeps Freezing!

When summer hits your Metro East Illinois home, you want your air conditioning system to provide the cool, reliable relief you depend on. But what happens when your system starts getting too cool? If you’ve got a system that is trying its best to become an ice cube maker, it’s time to call in the…

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell like Mildew?

Summer is here and if you switch on your air conditioning system only to discover a moldy, musty smell, you may be alarmed. The smell of mildew can certainly make your home uncomfortable. When you turn on your AC you expect cold air that will leave your home feeling comfortable, not a smell that will…

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Heat Pump vs. Air Conditioner

Looking for that perfect HVAC solution for your Metro East Illinois home? When it comes to choosing a heating and cooling system, a homeowner can come across a plethora of options. Suddenly what seemed like a simple decision has quickly become a stressful ordeal! At Ernst Heating & Cooling, we don’t want finding the perfect…

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Heatproof Your Home to Keep the Cool In

If you run your AC only to find that you can’t keep the cool air inside your home, and that as soon as you turn the AC off your house heats right back up again, there may be more you can do to heatproof your home. Tips to Keep the Cool Air In It can…

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