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A Geothermal System for Your Southwest Illinois Home: How Tax Credits Can Help

Updated 8/2019 If you’re considering replacing or adding a geothermal system to your home, you’re on the right track of energy savings and improved home comfort! Additionally, the federal government is offering a 30% tax credit on qualified geothermal system purchase and installation through 2019. After 2019, systems will still be eligible for a tax credit,…

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HVAC Maintenance & Spring Allergies

For some of us, it’s already started: the sneezing, itchy nose and throat, watery eyes, and general miserableness that signal the onset of allergy season. When we think about seasonal allergies, we usually picture grass and pollen. But in fact, most seasonal allergens are found inside the home. Dust mites, mold, pet dander, and more…

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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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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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Think R22 Refrigerant Prices Are Outrageous Now? This Is Just The Beginning.

The next time you need to recharge the refrigerant in your air conditioner or heat pump, be prepared for a shock. The cost of the refrigerant in most current cooling systems has been sharply increasing. R22 refrigerant, commonly referred to by the brand name Freon, is being phased out in response to an international climate…

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Choosing the Right Air Conditioner for Your Metro East Home

When summer hits Metro East Illinois, the blistering heat can make residents nostalgic for our icy winter chill. When it comes time to choose a new air conditioner, make sure you get the best system for your home, budget, and needs. At the Top of the List: Energy Efficiency To save money and be more…

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Does Your Air Conditioner Need Repair or Replacement?

Are you are having issues with your air conditioner and facing the dilemma of whether to repair your cooling system or replace it entirely? If so, follow these tips to determine which option would most benefit you and your home. When to Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner: Old Unit: If your air conditioner is…

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Summer Energy Saving Tips

Although it’s tempting to crank up the AC when summer’s at its peak discomfort level, you may regret it when your energy bills arrive. The thing is, you CAN stay comfortable in your home this summer without overspending! Don’t let the Metro East IL heat drain your energy or your bank account! Read on to…

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Need A Precision Tune-Up? Consider Our Energy Savings Agreement

If you want to keep your energy bills under control, make sure your air conditioning system gets a precision tune-up every year. Annual service saves you money by keeping your system operating at peak performance and helping you avoid costly breakdowns. When you make the call to Ernst Heating & Cooling to schedule this year’s service,…

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The Coolest Air Conditioner Financing & Rebate Deals

There’s no better time than right now to save big on a new air conditioning system. With manufacturer specials and deals from Ernst, you can choose which way to save is best for you! And we offer several financing options to help. Mitsubishi Electric Ductless Mini-Split System Rebate Mini-split systems are ideal for cooling entire…

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