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A/C 101: It Keeps You Cool, But Can You Explain How It Works?

You do not have to be an air conditioning expert to own one, or to enjoy the cool air it provides. However, understanding the inner workings of your A/C can come in handy at times. So, the air conditioning experts at Ernst Heating & Cooling have put together this little A/C 101 for our Metro-East customers.…

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Air Conditioner Anatomy: How Your System Keeps You Cool All Summer Long

An air conditioner can keep your house cool even on the hottest Illinois summer day. But how does it do so? To understand this miracle of modern technology, you have to take a look at air conditioner anatomy. An A/C system is made up of multiple different parts that work together to take heat from…

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When Your Heat Pump Ices Over, Here’s What to Do

When the temperature gets cold, it’s good to know that your heat pump will keep your family warm. Unfortunately, sometimes the heat pump’s outside unit (the compressor/condenser) may become encased in ice, inhibiting the heat-exchange process and reducing heating efficiency, or potentially shutting down the heat pump altogether. Unless the problem is a mechanical malfunction,…

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Troubleshooting the A/C Noises in Your Edwardsville Home

After a long winter, dealing with the heat of Southwest Illinois summers can be just as challenging for a homeowner as months worth sub-zero temperatures. Having a well-functioning central air conditioner (A/C) is essential. If you can troubleshoot A/C noises, you can better address any problems, either yourself or by telling a professional technician what the problem seems to be. Most…

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