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Sizing Your New Tankless Or Conventional Water Heater

When purchasing a new water heater for your home, you will certainly want to determine the right size for your family and your water heating needs. Water heaters come in a variety of different sizes and capacities. Choosing the right size for your home will make certain you don’t waste valuable energy and money on…

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What You Need To Know About Your Indoor Air Quality

Homes built in the last 30 years typically are wonders of technology. They’re sealed, insulated, wrapped and tightly fortified against the outside elements. This makes home comfort more affordable. Unfortunately, trapping our warm and cool air inside means we trap other things as well. Here are a few facts you may not know about your…

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The Geothermal Heat Pump: An Energy Gem Buried In Your Backyard

We live in the Edwardsville region, which as you know means it gets down to freezing in the winter while we swelter through the summer. What it costs to heat and cool our homes is always on our minds. Installing a geothermal heat pump for your home might just be your ticket to lower utility bills…

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Cleaning Your Ducts — When Should It Be An Option?

The air quality inside your home will play a major role in the health of you and your family members. One critical aspect of maintaining a healthy environment in your household is to keep your system’s ductwork clean and clear of debris, mold or pests. When dirt, dust, mold, pests or debris accumulate in your…

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Ice Dams: The Telltale Sign That Your Attic Needs Attention

Ice dams on your roof in the winter are not just a nuisance. Once ice develops on your roof’s eaves, serious damage can occur to the home. In addition, ice dams can be a sign of significant problems within your attic. Southwest Illinois is particularly vulnerable to ice dams. Due to our position bordering the…

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Improving Household Energy Efficiency — Step One, An Energy Audit

If your heating bills seem to be out of hand this winter in the Metro-East area, your energy efficiency may be failing. A whole constellation of factors contribute to how much it costs to heat and cool your home, and inviting an energy auditor to review your home will help eliminate any second guessing on…

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Shopping For A Dehumidifier? Pros And Cons Of Portable And Whole-House Models

The Metro East Illinois area rates slightly worse than the national average for indoor comfort when it’s hot and humid out. As you know, things can get awfully muggy around here. If you’re shopping for a dehumidifier, you also probably know that you can choose between portable and whole-house units. When the humidity is confined…

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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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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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Upgrading Your Furnace? Features Metro-East Homeowners Should Consider

Upgrading your furnace is an investment. Not only does your family depend on that furnace to stay comfortable in winter, but the quality of your furnace can also add to your house’s value. How do you know what features to choose when upgrading your furnace? If you choose energy-efficient features, you get a more comfortable home…

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