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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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Three Good Reasons To Consider Continuous Attic Ventilation

High attic temperatures in the middle of hot, humid August are unavoidable, but the difference between 100 degrees and 135 degrees is huge.  The lower temperature is possible only if you have proper continuous attic ventilation.  Here are three reasons why a lower temperature and greater air flow in your attic are desirable. Reduces cooling and…

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Moisture Control Is The Key To Mold Elimination — 7 Secrets

All mold stems from moisture, so if you want to eliminate mold in your home, the goal should be to modify your home environment so moisture doesn’t stand a chance. Eliminating or reducing mold will also reduce its health hazards, which can include allergies and respiratory ailments, among others. Here are seven secrets to help…

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Unsure About Your A/C’s Future? Here’s Our Advice

You can’t predict the future. If you could, you would be too busy counting the millions you just won in the lottery to be reading this now. But, since you can’t see the future (and, most likely, don’t have millions in spare cash laying around), you face an important decision on whether or not your…

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Choosing Your MERV Filter: How Do All Those Numbers Add Up?

Indoor air quality is of growing concern in the Highland area and the nation as a whole. Pollen, dust and other indoor and outdoor pollutants put your health and the health of your family at risk. One way to increase indoor air quality in your home is to understand MERV ratings for air filters. What is…

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Want Cleaner Air? Consider Adding UV Lights To Your HVAC System

Cleaner air is now easier to achieve with the innovation of the electrostatic filter and with high-intensity UV (ultraviolet) lights that are directly installed into your HVAC system. Electrostatic filters capture dust, pollen, mold spores and pet dander by attracting them to a surface that is charged, whereas UV lights kill potentially harmful bacteria, viruses…

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What A Good A/C Preventive Maintenance Check Should Include

An air conditioning system is a complicated, expensive piece of equipment. To keep it in good working order and to extend the life of the system as long as possible, regular preventive maintenance is essential. There are a couple of things you as a homeowner can do on your own that are inexpensive and easy.…

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Our Whole-House Energy Savings Ideas Just For Metro-East Homeowners

Energy savings is at the forefront of a lot of people’s minds today, fueled by job loss, the economic climate, and rising prices. In general, people are looking for lots of different ways to cut costs, and saving energy is one good way to spend less. Because heating and cooling costs, and energy use in…

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What To Expect From Your Duct-Cleaning Contractor

More and more homeowners in the Metro-East region are choosing to have their air ducts cleaned as a way to enhance indoor air quality. Over time, dust, pollen, other particles and sometimes mold can build up in ducts. These indoor and outdoor pollutants could negatively affect your health, and the health of your family. If…

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