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Winter-proof Your Home for Energy Efficiency

Do your energy bills shoot up when winter hits? Do you feel cold air sneaking in around your home’s doors and windows? Get your Metro East Illinois home ready for cold weather with these smart winter-proofing tasks. The Usual Suspects: Doors and Windows They are the most susceptible spots in your house—any compromise in the…

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Get With the Program: Programmable Thermostats

They’re more than just a hot high-tech gadget—programmable thermostats are tools that help you regulate the comfort level of your home and save money on your energy bills. Easy to install and easy to use, programmable thermostats, along with zoning systems, customize your home’s heating and cooling systems to maximize their efficiency. Digital Thermostats and…

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Buyer’s Guide to Energy-Efficient Air Conditioners

When facing a hot and humid Illinois summer, you need a reliable air conditioner that can ensure your home is cool no matter the temperatures outside. Without one, you may find yourself sweating in places you never thought possible! (Gross—we know!) Don’t swelter in this heat any longer than you need to. What would you…

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Summer Energy Saving Tips

Although it’s tempting to crank up the AC when summer’s at its peak discomfort level, you may regret it when your energy bills arrive. The thing is, you CAN stay comfortable in your home this summer without overspending! Don’t let the Metro East IL heat drain your energy or your bank account! Read on to…

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The Coolest Air Conditioner Financing & Rebate Deals

There’s no better time than right now to save big on a new air conditioning system. With manufacturer specials and deals from Ernst, you can choose which way to save is best for you! And we offer several financing options to help. Mitsubishi Electric Ductless Mini-Split System Rebate Mini-split systems are ideal for cooling entire…

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How Can I Lower My Energy Bills?

The two major heating and cooling seasons can see our energy bills rise quite quickly. There are some things you can do to help keep your home comfortable while helping to lower your energy bills. How to Lower Your Energy Bills and Stay Comfortable Lowering Energy Bills in the Winter In winter it is a…

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How Can I Lower My Water Bill?

We use a lot of water each day. Taking showers, washing dishes, doing laundry, cleaning the house, watering plants—it all adds up. But did you know you can lower your water bill with several easy steps? Just follow these suggestions, and you’ll start saving money and conserving water. It’s a win-win! Below Are a Few…

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Your Heating And Cooling Costs Are Out Of Hand? 6 Ways To Cut Them Down To Size

There are many different ways to reduce your energy costs. Some require high-tech gadgets to monitor energy use, while others involve upgrading to high-efficiency appliances. If you are daunted by the potential up-front expense it takes to reduce energy costs, don’t despair. There are many easy and affordable ways to reduce your heating and cooling…

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The Benefits of a Geothermal System

Did you know that you can heat and cool your home with energy extracted directly from the earth’s core? Geothermal energy is one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool your home. Ernst Heating & Cooling was one of the first HVAC companies in the Madison County region to install geothermal heat pumps.…

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