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Boost The Efficiency Of Your Cooling System With Better Insulation

Temperature naturally moves from heat toward cold. In winter, your heated indoor air tries to expand outward into the cooler outdoors. In summer, the heat from outdoors tends to travel inside toward the cooled interior. The one thing that blocks this process is insulation. Before the onset of summer is an optimum time to check…

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Premier Contractor Ernst’s GeoComfort Geothermal Systems Shine

Geothermal heat pumps can be used to both heat and cool your home.  The efficiency at which this occurs is measured in two primary ways.  For heating, efficiency is indicated by the coefficient of performance, or COP, which declares the relationship between the heat provided and energy input required to produce the heat.  For cooling,…

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The Heat Is On—Are You Sure Your Family Is Safe From Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide detectors are the only way to protect your family from this odorless and potentially deadly gas. These devices become even more vital in the winter because you are using your fireplace, furnace, water heater or whatever other heating equipment you use more and more. If you do not yet have carbon monoxide detectors in…

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Furnace Replacement: As Easy As 1, 2, 3

Are you intimidated by the prospect of a furnace replacement? There’s no need to be — it’s relatively easy if you follow the three guidelines listed below: Find a top-notch contractor Finding the right contractor is easier said than done, but if you keep the following factors in mind, you can weed out the best…

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Energy Saving Ideas — Have You Considered Geothermal Heating And Cooling?

The climate in the St. Louis area requires substantial winter heating and summer cooling. One way to achieve energy savings winter and summer is to condition your home with a geothermal heat pump. These offer the most energy-efficient way to heat and cool a home. A geothermal system has underground coils that tap into the stable…

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Your Air Conditioning: It’s Doing The Job, But Do You Really Know How It Works?

Though most every home today has air conditioning, many people don’t really know how their air conditioners work. When making decisions about air conditioning repair or installation, though, it’s helpful to at least have a general idea of how they function. To understand air conditioning, you have to understand a little bit about the refrigeration…

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Sizing Your New Water Heater

Homeowners don’t usually give much thought to hot water heaters until it’s time to repair them. Usually, people look for the number of gallons on the existing tank and go from there. However, there’s a more involved in sizing a new water heater than what you might think. Water-heating appliances take a lot of energy,…

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