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Radiant Barriers Are A Simple Solution To Heat Gain In The Attic

Summer heat gain, the process whereby exterior heat migrates into attics and loft voids, can be costly. It increases the work your air conditioning system must do to keep the building cool, which translates directly into increased energy costs. Radiant barriers are a simple solution to heat gain in the attic. The sun’s heat is…

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Boost Home Energy Efficiency With These Fall Projects

After a long summer, these cooling fall days in the greater St. Louis metro area are a perfect time to take on a few DIY projects designed to improve home energy efficiency. Once the cold winds start blowing, you’ll be in position to settle in for the winter and enjoy savings from lower utility costs.…

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HEPA Filters Clear the Air, Along with Allergy-Ridden Sinuses

If you suffer from asthma, airborne allergies or other respiratory conditions, you might be surprised to learn that relief from your symptoms can be attained without a lot of extra fuss or cost. Your home can be the refuge you’ve been searching for, and all you may need is a HEPA filtration system. Understanding HEPA Filters…

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What Do HSPF And SEER Tell You About Heat Pump Performance?

A heat pump may be one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool homes, since they use no fuel other than electricity. Heat pump performance is measured by HSPF and SEER, the acronyms for heating season performance factor and seasonal energy efficiency ratio. The U.S. Department of Energy has established a minimum 7.7…

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Does Your Home Ventilation System Require An Upgrade?

Many homeowners experience problems with HVAC inefficiency and excess moisture due to failings in their home ventilation system. To avoid these issues, here are three common attic ventilation myths to avoid: 1. More ventilation is better While a lack of ventilation can cause problems with reduced home energy efficiency during the summer and moisture buildup…

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Installing a New HVAC System? Tips for Properly Sizing the Furnace

When you’re getting ready to replace your home’s central heating system, it’s critical that you take the steps for sizing the furnace accurately. HVAC contractors use special load calculation software to start this process. The Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s Manual J is considered the industry standard when it comes to determining proper furnace size.…

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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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Dual Fuel For Singular Savings

It seems it’s always a conflict between keeping your home comfortable and keeping energy costs within reason. There’s now a way to have your cake and eat it too – stay comfortable and still keep your heating bills under control. The efficiency of a dual fuel system will do it for you. Winter comfort without…

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Factors to Consider When Choosing an HVAC Contractor

Are you in the market for a new HVAC contractor and don’t know what questions to ask or the guidelines you should follow? To ensure that you’re not in the dark when making your decision, here are some factors to consider when choosing an HVAC contractor: Ask around – There’s a good chance that someone you…

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Caulk & Weather Stripping: The Importance Of Proper Application

Caulk and weather stripping are two simple ways to create a sealed envelope around your home. Without it, your heating and cooling system will work harder than it should have to, and this will drive up your monthly power bills. Proper application is the key to getting the full benefit of weatherizing. Finding the Leaks…

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