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Does the Furnace Brand REALLY Matter? Yes.

When it comes time to install or replace a furnace in your home, you tend to want the best, right? You consider power, reliability, energy-efficiency–but should you consider the brand, too? The answer isn’t so cut and dry, but the certified HVAC experts at Ernst Heating & Cooling are here today to explain!

HVAC Fall Maintenance Tips

Service Your Furnace, Heat Pump, or Boiler This Fall Is your home’s heating system ready for the upcoming fall and winter season? To be sure that your air conditioner is properly shut down and your heat is ready to kick in, you will want to go through our list of HVAC fall maintenance tips. Hiring …

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Winter Weather Tips for Your Outdoor HVAC System

You don’t need the assistance of an expert to tell you that our winters here in Metro East Illinois can be a taxing ordeal! It’s frigid, windy and snow is knocking on the front door on a regular basis. But while you’re quite familiar with the tribulations of winter here, the specialists at Ernst Heating …

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Why Should You Invest in a Geothermal Heat Pump?

Heating and cooling bills can be a burden. But they don’t have to be! If you’re looking for a cost-effective and energy efficient solution to heat and cool your Illinois home, then you should consider investing in a geothermal heat pump! It a great option to dependably heat AND cool your home year in and year …

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Why Is My Furnace Turning On & Off?

Is your furnace kicking off and on over and over again? This is a common problem with several possible causes—and the team at Ernst Heating & Cooling is here to help you get your furnace up and running again. If your furnace isn’t working and you need immediate assistance in the Illinois area, call Ernst …

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Furnace Buyers Guide

If you have never purchased a furnace—or haven’t purchased one since before the turn of the millennium—buying a new one can be an intimidating prospect. At Ernst Heating & Cooling, we’ve been installing, servicing, and repairing furnaces for more than half a century. Let us be your guide through the world of AFUEs, BTUs, variable …

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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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Furnace On Its Last Leg? When To Repair Or Replace

If you own a home, it’s likely that you’ll experience a broken furnace at some point. When your furnace does break, you’ll be faced with a challenging question. Is it better to replace or repair? There’s no hard and fast rule in the furnace repair or replace dilemma. Every furnace issue is unique. However, there …

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Installing a New HVAC System? Tips for Properly Sizing the Furnace

When you’re getting ready to replace your home’s central heating system, it’s critical that you take the steps for sizing the furnace accurately. HVAC contractors use special load calculation software to start this process. The Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s Manual J is considered the industry standard when it comes to determining proper furnace size. …

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An Efficient Furnace Is a Good Buy in SW Illinois—but How Efficient?

Furnace efficiency is an important factor in keeping your energy costs low. A furnace’s efficiency is measured by a percentage using the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating. Available new furnaces come with AFUE ratings ranging from 78 percent for standard-efficiency models to 90-98 percent in high-efficiency condensing furnaces. The AFUE rating measures what percentage of …

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