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Progammable Thermostat Settings — Tips For Maximum Energy Savings

With a programmable thermostat installed in your home, you will have the potential to heat your home more efficiently year round. However, simply having the device is not enough. You must manage your thermostat settings correctly in order to see the full benefits. The federal Energy Star program states that it’s possible to significantly reduce…

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Good Reasons To Get A Programmable Thermostat When You Upgrade Your HVAC System

If you’re getting ready to upgrade your HVAC system, you’re making a wise decision. Modern, high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment offers great savings on energy costs. In order to really maximize the energy savings from your new system, there are two other things you should do. First, make sure you have no leaks in your…

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Considering Key Components Of Efficient Household Heating

As winter approaches here in the Edwardsville area, your heating system will become a very important part of your home. It’s important that you ensure that it’s in the best working condition possible. There are three main parts of your home’s heating system. They are: Heat Source. Furnace, boiler, heat pump, etc. Ductwork. Ductwork distributes warm air…

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Reducing Your Heating Load Can Alleviate The Burden Of Your Heating System

With winter looming here in the Highland area, the thought of high utility bills may have you worried. However, with the right knowledge about your heating system and how to reduce its heating load, you can remove the burden of expensive utility costs. Below is a list of steps that you can take to reduce the…

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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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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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Get With the Program: Programmable Thermostats

They’re more than just a hot high-tech gadget—programmable thermostats are tools that help you regulate the comfort level of your home and save money on your energy bills. Easy to install and easy to use, programmable thermostats, along with zoning systems, customize your home’s heating and cooling systems to maximize their efficiency. Digital Thermostats and…

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Buyer’s Guide to Energy-Efficient Air Conditioners

When facing a hot and humid Illinois summer, you need a reliable air conditioner that can ensure your home is cool no matter the temperatures outside. Without one, you may find yourself sweating in places you never thought possible! (Gross—we know!) Don’t swelter in this heat any longer than you need to. What would you…

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