System Breaking Down? Not Cooling? Learn About the Benefits of New Equipment - Ernst Heating & Cooling

System Breaking Down? Not Cooling? Learn About the Benefits of New Equipment

Summer is upon us, with forecasters predicting hot weather with a side of muggy weather for the East Metro and surrounding areas. If you’re worried that your older unit isn’t up to the task of keeping your home cool this summer, it may be time to talk to Ernst Heating & Cooling about a new system. Remember, you’re not just replacing your old heating and cooling system. You’re investing in better technology, air quality, and energy efficiency. Do your research and make an informed decision this summer as you strive for cool respite inside your Hamel, IL, home.

Repair or replace?

Is your AC making funny noises or sending hot air throughout your home? Sometimes the unit simply needs an easy fix, and your Ernst Heating & Cooling technician can troubleshoot the problem and offer solutions during a service call. We always keep our customer’s bottom line in mind when we make a recommendation. That’s why a lot of heating and cooling professionals rely on the $5,000 rule. Multiply the age of your unit and the estimated cost of repair. If the total is more than $5,000, it may be time to replace it.

We understand. Very few people welcome surprise expenses. But read on to learn what you gain when you invest in a new heating and cooling system.

The benefits of upgrading to new equipment

If your system is more than 10 years old, you’re missing out on some of the new whistles and bells that pay you back in convenience, efficiency, and other benefits. Consider some of the advantages of replacing your system now:

You may lower your energy bills. We’re all looking for ways to cut energy costs in light of today’s inflation rates. Simple changes like raising the thermostat setting or closing the drapes during the sunniest part of the day can have a modest effect on your cooling bills. But they can’t overcome a system that’s no longer working efficiently. Today’s newer heating and cooling systems employ updated technology that heats or cools your home using less energy than the older counterparts. As an added bonus, you’re doing your part for the environment as well.

New systems are covered by warranties. Are you living in fear of repair bills? A new system often comes with an extended warranty to pay for servicing or repairs. You can’t put a price on that peace of mind. Remember, too, that some warranties require regular maintenance checks by trained technicians. Our Ernst Comfort Plan can set you up with regular biannual appointments and special member savings.

You’ll enjoy better climate control. Today’s modern units do a much better job keeping your home at an even setting throughout the day, even when the outdoor temperatures are fluctuating with each passing cold front. You may take advantage of a new smart thermostat, which lives up to its name, by sensing the indoor temperatures and adjusting them accordingly. Some units let you control temperatures via your smartphone. They can even sense when your family is gone, so you’re not paying to heat or cool an empty home.

You will enjoy peace and quiet. Remember, some noises are warning flags that Ernst Heating & Cooling should address immediately. But even the regular hum and noises that accompany your system can be distracting. Our industry engineers are working to minimize operating sounds. You can enjoy a summer evening without the soundtrack of your AC unit serving as background noise.

You may increase your home’s resale value. If you’re thinking of selling your home in the next few years, a new heating and cooling system can tip the price in your favor. But even if you plan on staying put for the next decade, you deserve to be comfortable in the place you call home!

If your AC is acting up this summer, give Ernst Heating & Cooling a call at 618.217.1836 or fill out our online form. We’ll give you an honest assessment of your system and help you explore every option. Trust Ernst Heating & Cooling to give you honest advice and professional service.

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