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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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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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A Heat Pump Tuneup Can Extend the Life of Your Heating and Cooling System

Your heating and cooling system is designed to shield you from both bone-chilling winter weather and hot, humid summer temperatures year after year, with little or no complaint. The better it works, the less you think about it. Unfortunately, if neglected for too long, your heat pump will begin to lose efficiency, and you’ll start …

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When Your Heat Pump Ices Over, Here’s What to Do

When the temperature gets cold, it’s good to know that your heat pump will keep your family warm. Unfortunately, sometimes the heat pump’s outside unit (the compressor/condenser) may become encased in ice, inhibiting the heat-exchange process and reducing heating efficiency, or potentially shutting down the heat pump altogether. Unless the problem is a mechanical malfunction, …

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The Pros and Cons of Using a Heat Pump in Your Collinsville Home

If you are considering installing a new heat pump in your Metro-East home, you should be aware of heat pump pros and cons. Here is what you need to know to make an informed decision about whether a heat pump is right for you: The Pros Energy efficiency – Heat pumps provide exceptionally efficient heating, …

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Using a Geothermal Heat Pump to Handle the HVAC Needs of Your Alton Home

A geothermal heat pump is an energy-efficient, reliable system for heating and cooling your home. This system uses the earth’s natural temperatures for heating and cooling the house. When it’s time to replace your current system, geothermal should be on your list for consideration. How Does a Geothermal Heat Pump Work? Geothermal heat pumps rely …

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Are You Setting Your Heat Pump at the Right Balance Point for Wintertime Comfort?

Air-source heat pumps work on a novel principle: instead of directly producing the heat that you need to keep warm through the winter, the heat pump will find heat energy in the outside air and bring it into your home, using refrigerant as the medium of heat exchange. But for it to be effective at doing …

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Heat Pump And A/C Theft? Yes, It’s on the Rise

With the rising costs of scrap metal, especially copper, it’s no wonder that your outside heat pump or A/C’s condensing unit is considered a valuable item by burglars and thieves. Plus, since the unit is sitting out there beside your home, it’s hard for would-be rip-off artists to miss. Why Do AC Units and Heat Pumps Get …

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Heat Pump Air Conditioning: A Comfortable Way to Keep Cool

If you have been considering a heat pump to keep your home cool this summer, now’s a great time to understand how they work and how they can benefit your Metro-East home. Heat pumps are excellent appliances for energy efficient and effective cooling and heating your home. Basically, heat pumps work by the process of transferring heat, using the …

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Heat Pump Maintenance: Some Tasks Require Professional Attention

A well-maintained heat pump uses up to 25 percent less energy than a neglected one. Heat pump maintenance by a qualified HVAC technician at the beginning of the cooling and heating seasons will ensure your heat pump operates efficiently, save you money on energy costs and extend the life of your system. A professional heat …

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