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HVAC Spring Maintenance Checklist

With spring creeping around the corner, there’s no better time to go through your routine HVAC maintenance checklist! Don’t have a maintenance checklist? No problem! The specialists at Ernst Heating & Cooling have taken a bit of time to detail the basics of a strong maintenance routine that will keep your system running its best …

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Benefits of an HVAC Maintenance Agreement

Why get a maintenance agreement with your HVAC company? Are these service contracts worth the money? At Ernst Heating & Cooling, we offer our Metro East Illinois HVAC customers a maintenance plan that we call our Energy Savings Agreement. Here’s why we think it’s a worthy investment. How an HVAC Maintenance Plan Provides Value Most …

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Vacation Plans? Here’s a Plan for Your Home While You’re Away

Are you ready for a vacation away from your southwest Illinois home? Before you leave for the airport, it’s important to set up a plan to protect your home, reduce energy costs, and prevent you from coming home to an unnecessary disaster. Consider the following helpful vacation plans and tips: Leave the A/C on and …

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Air Conditioner Anatomy: How Your System Keeps You Cool All Summer Long

An air conditioner can keep your house cool even on the hottest Illinois summer day. But how does it do so? To understand this miracle of modern technology, you have to take a look at air conditioner anatomy. An A/C system is made up of multiple different parts that work together to take heat from …

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A 5-Step Guide To Preparing For Annual Service

A quick glance outside your window will confirm that fall is definitely here, and it’s time to have your heating systems checked out before the cold weather sets in. Preparing for annual service doesn’t have to take long, and if you follow this step-by-step guide, you’ll be ready in no time at all. Pull out …

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5 Benefits Regular Preventive Maintenance Offers: Can You Afford To Miss Out?

Every once in a while, we run into a customer who just doesn’t believe in regular preventive maintenance for his or her heating and cooling equipment. While that individual may feel that the costs of an annual checkup outweigh the benefits, that sentiment tends to change when the heat goes out in the middle of …

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Caulk & Weather Stripping: The Importance Of Proper Application

Caulk and weather stripping are two simple ways to create a sealed envelope around your home. Without it, your heating and cooling system will work harder than it should have to, and this will drive up your monthly power bills. Proper application is the key to getting the full benefit of weatherizing. Finding the Leaks …

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Air Conditioner Service Removes Dirt And Grime, Allowing Your System To Function Efficiently

Making sure that you have your A/C serviced regularly and maintained is essential to the health of your system. Dust can damage electrical components, cause electrical shorts, abrade moving parts and lead to refrigerant leakage. Dust can also cause over-heating and overall system failure, which can leave you in a situation that is both avoidable …

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Dust Buildup Is Bad For A/C Performance, Schedule Professional Service

When completing your spring cleaning this year, don’t forget one of the most important areas of your home to clean, your air conditioner. Over time, dust, mold and other contaminants can build up inside of your air conditioner components and ductwork, reducing performance and causing other problems. Dust can get into the motors and other …

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HVAC Service Agreements — How The Benefits Outweight The Costs

When you’re trying to decide whether to sign an HVAC service agreement, consider the benefits that you’ll gain by having a contract with a local service company. The benefits will far surpass the costs of your service agreement. Here are just a few of the benefits of signing an HVAC service agreement (also called our Energy …

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