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How A Variable-Speed Blower Can Contribute To System Efficiency

Most traditional furnaces and air conditioners come with a single-speed blower. This limits them to only running on one setting – high. During mild weather, this can be overkill, wasting energy by outputting too much air when a lower setting would suffice. If you’re in the market for new heating and cooling equipment, one option…

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Replacing Your Furnace Is Simple With Our Furnace Replacement Guide

A well-maintained home furnace can stay useful at least 15 years. However, if your unit is approaching the big 2-0 – or if it’s not heating your home as efficiently as it could – the time could be right for replacing your furnace. The upcoming winter is forecast to be a harsh one in the Edwardsville…

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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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Getting A Grip On Your Heating Costs

Living in the Midwest, you know that finding ways to manage heating costs is a priority every winter. In fact, heating costs often comprise well over half of a homeowner’s total energy budget, so it’s wise to figure out how you can reduce heating costs, without impacting home comfort. There are a variety of ways…

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Choosing A Heating Contractor? Make A Wise Choice

Picking a new and efficient heating system for your Metro-East home is the first step toward enjoying greater comfort with lower utility bills this winter. The second step is choosing a heating contractor who can complete the installation correctly. Poor installation can decrease a system’s efficiency by up to 30 percent, causing higher energy bills,…

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Use These Tips to Lower the Heating Bills of Your Greenville Home

Everyone in Southwest Illinois loves lower heating bills. Luckily there are many things you can do to make this happen. Follow some of these suggestions and leave extra money in your wallet this winter:  Service your heater.  Having your furnace, heat pump or whatever you use to heat your home tuned up, filters replaced, and…

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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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Welcome To Ernst Heating & Cooling’s New Home Comfort Blog!

As a homeowner in the Metro-East area, you probably have a lot of questions about your heating and cooling systems.  Where do you go to get the answers?  We’re starting our new blog for the purpose of answering some of those questions and making it a little bit easier for you to get the comfort…

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