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Category: Geothermal Heating and Cooling

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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How Geothermal Heat Pumps Work

Geothermal heat pumps are a great way to keep your home comfortable. Not only do they help you stay comfortable but they are also extremely energy efficient. You can cut your energy bills up to 70 percent by installing this clean, quiet heating method. So how does a geothermal heat pump help keep your home…

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Energy Saving Ideas — Have You Considered Geothermal Heating And Cooling?

The climate in the St. Louis area requires substantial winter heating and summer cooling. One way to achieve energy savings winter and summer is to condition your home with a geothermal heat pump. These offer the most energy-efficient way to heat and cool a home. A geothermal system has underground coils that tap into the stable…

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The Energy Tax Credit For A Geothermal Heat Pump Is Like Money In Your Pocket

Many of the available federal energy tax credits expired at the end of 2011, with a few exceptions, including the geothermal heat pump (GHP) credit. When homeowners install a new GHP that meets the criteria for the credit, they’re eligible to receive a 30 percent credit on the purchase, the installation and the labor involved,…

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Geothermal Systems Boast 5 Major Benefits for Metro-East Homeowners

Whether your A/C or furnace’s life span is nearing its end and you’re looking for a fresh alternative, or you’re looking for the best way to heat and cool your new home, consider these major benefits of a geothermal system. 1. Lower cost – You’ll receive very efficient performance from geothermal heating and cooling. This is mainly…

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Geothermal A/C: Comfortable, Clean and Quiet Cooling for Your Home

While many people look to the sun for green energy, there’s a more dependable option right under your feet; geothermal A/C utilizes the constant temperatures that are found several underground to provide cooling at efficiencies that are unmatched by traditional A/C. These constant underground temperatures are found basically everywhere, and there are a range of…

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Geothermal Myths That Need to Be Debunked

Are you interested in making the energy-saving and greener switch to a geothermal heat pump system? If so, you’ll want to separate the truth from various geothermal myths floating around. But first a quick overview of geothermal heating and cooling. A geothermal HVAC system uses the constant temperature of the earth to both heat and cool…

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A Geothermal System for Your Southwest Illinois Home: How Tax Credits Can Help

Updated 8/2019 If you’re considering replacing or adding a geothermal system to your home, you’re on the right track of energy savings and improved home comfort! Additionally, the federal government is offering a 30% tax credit on qualified geothermal system purchase and installation through 2019. After 2019, systems will still be eligible for a tax credit,…

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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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Should You Install a Geothermal System or a Gas Furnace?

When your home’s heating system is on its last leg, you’re forced to make a major decision. Which heating system is the right choice for your home? Should you replace your current system with another gas furnace or should you install an electric furnace? But then, there is the question of the energy-efficient option of…

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