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Don’t Forget To Protect Your Air Conditioner This Winter

The winter months are approaching, and as well as your air conditioner served you this summer, its a good idea to put it out of commission until you need it again. You want your cooling system to be in the best shape possible when you bring it back out next summer, and to ensure this,…

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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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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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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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Don’t Neglect Preventive Maintenance, Schedule Annual Precision Tune-Ups

Many people put off preventive maintenance visits for their heating and cooling systems in an attempt to save money. However, by not having your system properly maintained and serviced regularly, you’ll actually increase the likelihood of requiring costly repairs later, not to mention living with a system that may not be efficiently heating and cooling…

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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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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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Ice Dams: The Telltale Sign That Your Attic Needs Attention

Ice dams on your roof in the winter are not just a nuisance. Once ice develops on your roof’s eaves, serious damage can occur to the home. In addition, ice dams can be a sign of significant problems within your attic. Southwest Illinois is particularly vulnerable to ice dams. Due to our position bordering the…

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Our Best And Easiest DIY Tip: Keep Your Air Filters Fresh

Here’s an easy way to extend the longevity of your heating and cooling system, improve your indoor air quality and control your utility bills all at the same time: Replace your air filter regularly. Filters don’t work as designed when they get dirty.  A dirty filter inhibits air flow and prevents air from circulating well. …

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