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Top Red Flags to Watch for With Your HVAC System

Today’s blog is even better than a four-leaf-clover: it’s a guide to diagnosing and understanding HVAC problems. This is our way of saying, happy spring!

Why Is My Furnace Turning On & Off?

Is your furnace kicking off and on over and over again? This is a common problem with several possible causes—and the team at Ernst Heating & Cooling is here to help you get your furnace up and running again. If your furnace isn’t working and you need immediate assistance in the Illinois area, call Ernst …

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How the Energy Star Most Efficient Label Can Benefit Your Alton Area Home

If you’re looking to upgrade your air conditioner, furnace or another appliance, the Energy Star Most Efficient designation is worth watching for. Whether you’re up in Alton or down south by Carbon Glen, Maryville, and Troy, it takes quality heating and cooling systems to deal with the highly variable Southwest Illinois climate. By looking for …

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Is Your Programmable Thermostat Acting Up? Troubleshooting Tips to Try

Programmable thermostats allow you to program your heating and cooling system to operate at a reduced capacity when you’re away from home or asleep, which leads to lower energy bills. While most programmable thermostats work efficiently and reliably, problems can occur. Knowing what common issues to look for can resolve the issue without a call …

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Air Filter Replacement Should Be On Your Winter List of To-Dos

If it’s been a while since you changed your forced-air heating and cooling system’s air filter, it’s time to remedy that situation right away. Air filter replacement is one of the simplest and most inexpensive ways to keep your furnace performing at peak capacity. Here’s a brief overview of air filter replacement and what it means …

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An Efficient Furnace Is a Good Buy in SW Illinois—but How Efficient?

Furnace efficiency is an important factor in keeping your energy costs low. A furnace’s efficiency is measured by a percentage using the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating. Available new furnaces come with AFUE ratings ranging from 78 percent for standard-efficiency models to 90-98 percent in high-efficiency condensing furnaces. The AFUE rating measures what percentage of …

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Protect Your HVAC System Investment with an Annual Maintenance Agreement

Hamel ∙ Greenville ∙ Highland ∙ Edwardsville ∙ Maryville ∙ Glen Carbon ∙ And Nearby Areas Annual maintenance agreements can help you save money on your utility bills. Just as with a car or other piece of equipment, the better you care for it, the longer it will last. Typical annual maintenance agreements cover two inspections—one for the air conditioner and one …

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A Variable Speed Furnace Provides 3 Significant Benefits to Troy Homeowners

There comes a time when you need to replace your furnace, and with the cold weather setting in, many Metro East homeowners have come to the same conclusion. Fortunately, homeowners can now save money, enjoy better air quality, and have more control over the temperature in their homes thanks to the variable speed furnace. How …

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Use These Tips to Lower the Heating Bills of Your Greenville Home

Everyone in Southwest Illinois loves lower heating bills. Luckily there are many things you can do to make this happen. Follow some of these suggestions and leave extra money in your wallet this winter:  Service your heater.  Having your furnace, heat pump or whatever you use to heat your home tuned up, filters replaced, and …

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Think Putting In A Furnace Is Something You Can Do Yourself? Think Again

Putting in a furnace by yourself is only a good idea under one condition: You’re a licensed HVAC technician. While it may seem like replacing your furnace is a moderately complex project, in fact it’s one of the more complex projects one can do around the house. It requires special tools, multiple areas of expertise …

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