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The Benefits of a Geothermal System

Did you know that you can heat and cool your home with energy extracted directly from the earth’s core? Geothermal energy is one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool your home. Ernst Heating & Cooling was one of the first HVAC companies in the Madison County region to install geothermal heat pumps.…

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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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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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Thirty Percent Tax Credit On Geothermal Heat Pumps And Solar PV

Have you thought about switching to geothermal or solar energy? Now may be the time, with 2011 tax credits making them more affordable. Geothermal and solar energy are highly coveted as energy sources, because they take a free, renewable and clean energy source and transfer that energy into electricity for heating and cooling. Geothermal systems…

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The Geothermal Heat Pump: An Energy Gem Buried In Your Backyard

We live in the Edwardsville region, which as you know means it gets down to freezing in the winter while we swelter through the summer. What it costs to heat and cool our homes is always on our minds. Installing a geothermal heat pump for your home might just be your ticket to lower utility bills…

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Buttoning Up Your Home For Cold Weather: 19 Tips

With winter on its way, here are some tips to help keep your home warm and energy efficient for when the cold weather arrives: Change Your Furnace Filter:  If too much debris has collected, your heating system has to use more energy to push air through. Dress Warmer:  This lets you lower your thermostat while…

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The Energy Tax Credit For A Geothermal Heat Pump Is Like Money In Your Pocket

Many of the available federal energy tax credits expired at the end of 2011, with a few exceptions, including the geothermal heat pump (GHP) credit. When homeowners install a new GHP that meets the criteria for the credit, they’re eligible to receive a 30 percent credit on the purchase, the installation and the labor involved,…

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25C Tax Credits: Available Through 2013

The 25C federal energy-efficiency tax credits that expired at the end of 2011 have been resurrected. If you’re shopping for a high-efficiency HVAC system upgrade, inform yourself about which systems, equipment and products are eligible, the tax credit amount and more. Qualifications for 25C tax credits The federal tax credit is available for eligible homeowners…

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