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Heat Pump Operation And Benefits — What You Should Know

If you aren’t familiar with the benefits of a heat pump, it’s time to get the facts. Heat pumps have become an increasingly popular heating and cooling solution for homeowners in the Edwardsville area. They’re efficient, affordable and offer a level of convenience and comfort that’s hard to beat. The biggest question most people have is…

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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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Heat Pump 101 — 3 Vital Components Every Homeowner Should Understand

Understanding the workings of a heat pump is similar to understanding your refrigerator. In fact, your refrigerator is a one-way heat pump. Instead of pumping cooling into your refrigerator, the equipment is actually pumping the heat out. The key components of heat pumps operate in a similar fashion. Vital Components Circulation of a refrigerant inside…

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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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Heat Pump Maintenance Tips For You — And What To Expect From A Pro

Is your heat pump keeping you and your loved ones comfortable? To get the best performance from your heat pump this season, and to save money on utility costs, read through these do-it-yourself heat pump maintenance tips, and follow up by calling a heating and cooling technician for professional maintenance. Heat pump basics Heat pumps move…

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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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What Do HSPF And SEER Tell You About Heat Pump Performance?

A heat pump may be one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool homes, since they use no fuel other than electricity. Heat pump performance is measured by HSPF and SEER, the acronyms for heating season performance factor and seasonal energy efficiency ratio. The U.S. Department of Energy has established a minimum 7.7…

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Buying A Heat Pump? Advanced Features To Consider

Heat pumps are excellent heating and cooling choices for a number of reasons, including heating efficiency rates of about 300 percent, and cooling efficiency comparable to high-efficiency air conditioners. In addition, if you’re in the market for a new heat pump, you’ll want to consider available advanced features for extended lifespan of the system, improved…

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Consider Geothermal If You’re Switching Out Your Furnace This Year

So your old heating system finally gave out, and now you’re switching out your furnace before the weather turns cold. You want one that will keep you comfortable without sending your energy bills through the roof. There are a number of options available, but one of the best investments is a geothermal heat pump. No…

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Thinking About A Geothermal Heat Pump? Here Are Some Facts On Installation

Geothermal heat pumps can be one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool a Metro-East home. They work by utilizing the soil temperature deep underground, which remains at a constant temperature year ’round — a temperature that is warmer than the outside air during the winter and cooler during the summer. By circulating…

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