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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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Considering Key Components Of Efficient Household Heating

As winter approaches here in the Edwardsville area, your heating system will become a very important part of your home. It’s important that you ensure that it’s in the best working condition possible. There are three main parts of your home’s heating system. They are: Heat Source. Furnace, boiler, heat pump, etc. Ductwork. Ductwork distributes warm air…

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A Heat Pump Tuneup Can Extend the Life of Your Heating and Cooling System

Your heating and cooling system is designed to shield you from both bone-chilling winter weather and hot, humid summer temperatures year after year, with little or no complaint. The better it works, the less you think about it. Unfortunately, if neglected for too long, your heat pump will begin to lose efficiency, and you’ll start…

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Heat Pump 101 — 3 Vital Components Every Homeowner Should Understand

Understanding the workings of a heat pump is similar to understanding your refrigerator. In fact, your refrigerator is a one-way heat pump. Instead of pumping cooling into your refrigerator, the equipment is actually pumping the heat out. The key components of heat pumps operate in a similar fashion. Vital Components Circulation of a refrigerant inside…

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A Geothermal System for Your Southwest Illinois Home: How Tax Credits Can Help

Updated 8/2019 If you’re considering replacing or adding a geothermal system to your home, you’re on the right track of energy savings and improved home comfort! Additionally, the federal government is offering a 30% tax credit on qualified geothermal system purchase and installation through 2019. After 2019, systems will still be eligible for a tax credit,…

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Think R22 Refrigerant Prices Are Outrageous Now? This Is Just The Beginning.

The next time you need to recharge the refrigerant in your air conditioner or heat pump, be prepared for a shock. The cost of the refrigerant in most current cooling systems has been sharply increasing. R22 refrigerant, commonly referred to by the brand name Freon, is being phased out in response to an international climate…

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The Benefits of a Geothermal System

Did you know that you can heat and cool your home with energy extracted directly from the earth’s core? Geothermal energy is one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool your home. Ernst Heating & Cooling was one of the first HVAC companies in the Madison County region to install geothermal heat pumps.…

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Buying A Heat Pump? Advanced Features To Consider

Heat pumps are excellent heating and cooling choices for a number of reasons, including heating efficiency rates of about 300 percent, and cooling efficiency comparable to high-efficiency air conditioners. In addition, if you’re in the market for a new heat pump, you’ll want to consider available advanced features for extended lifespan of the system, improved…

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Learn Your HVAC Contractor’s Language, And Hold Up Your End Of The Conversation

It can be an intimidating process when researching new heating or cooling equipment for your home or when speaking to an HVAC contractor, if you’re not familiar with the terminology. We’ve provided a short glossary of terms to help you feel more confident when discussing heating and cooling systems with an HVAC contractor. AFUE stands…

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