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Thinking About A Geothermal Heat Pump? Here Are Some Facts On Installation

Geothermal heat pumps can be one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool a Metro-East home. They work by utilizing the soil temperature deep underground, which remains at a constant temperature year ’round — a temperature that is warmer than the outside air during the winter and cooler during the summer. By circulating …

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Have Your Air-Conditioning System Checked Out Now To Keep It Humming All Summer Long

Summer is near and so is the hot weather. Regular maintenance on your air conditioning system is important this time of year in order to avoid costly repairs during the peak summer season. This should include both home and professional maintenance. Here’s a list of things you can do yourself to help prepare your cooling …

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Boost The Efficiency Of Your Cooling System With Better Insulation

Temperature naturally moves from heat toward cold. In winter, your heated indoor air tries to expand outward into the cooler outdoors. In summer, the heat from the outdoors tends to travel inside toward the cooled interior. The one thing that blocks this process is insulation. Before the onset of summer is an optimum time to …

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Gain Precise Control Of Your Home’s Temperature With A Zoning System

In Metro-East Illinois, our summers are hot and our winters are cold. With temperatures on opposite ends of the spectrum, your heating and air conditioning system will have a difficult time keeping your home temperature-controlled and comfortable. So whether you want to keep cool this summer or prepare in advance for warm comfort next winter, …

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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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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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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 lying around), you face an important decision on whether or not your …

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Make A Plan For Efficiency With An Energy Evaluation

Are you considering an energy evaluation but aren’t sure what you’ll get? This guide will tell you what you can expect and what an energy auditor will do. A professional energy evaluation is simply an assessment of how your home consumes energy and protects itself from energy losses. It involves testing to see how efficiently …

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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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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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