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The History of Home Heating

We thought we would celebrate the holidays by telling you a story! Once upon a time … before homes had heat …

The Coolest Air Conditioner Financing & Rebate Deals

There’s no better time than right now to save big on a new air conditioning system. With manufacturer specials and deals from Ernst, you can choose which way to save is best for you! And we offer several financing options to help. Mitsubishi Electric Ductless Mini-Split System Rebate Mini-split systems are ideal for cooling entire …

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HVAC Energy Efficiency Standards Are Going Up: What’s in Store for Your Southwest Illinois Home?

Several years ago, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established new HVAC energy efficiency standards in an effort to curb energy consumption. They divided the country into separate regions based on their heating and cooling needs and based the higher standards on each region’s need for heating and cooling. Southwest Illinois and St. Louis fall …

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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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The Pros and Cons of Using a Heat Pump in Your Collinsville Home

If you are considering installing a new heat pump in your Metro-East home, you should be aware of heat pump pros and cons. Here is what you need to know to make an informed decision about whether a heat pump is right for you: The Pros Energy efficiency – Heat pumps provide exceptionally efficient heating, …

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Using a Geothermal Heat Pump to Handle the HVAC Needs of Your Alton Home

A geothermal heat pump is an energy-efficient, reliable system for heating and cooling your home. This system uses the earth’s natural temperatures for heating and cooling the house. When it’s time to replace your current system, geothermal should be on your list for consideration. How Does a Geothermal Heat Pump Work? Geothermal heat pumps rely …

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Those Hefty Energy Tax Credits: You Can Still Get Them For Geothermal

You may have heard about the tax credits that were available for upgrading your home with energy-efficient improvements, such as new HVAC systems or insulation. You may have also heard that those energy tax credits expired at the end of 2011. Well, that’s only partly correct. Some of the energy tax credits have expired, such …

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Lowering Your Home’s Cooling Load To Lighten Your Energy Costs

As the summer heats up, take a load off your energy bill by lowering your home’s cooling load. Keeping heat and sunlight out of your home as much as possible is one of the simplest ways to reduce the load on your cooling system. Cut heat gain by a third through strategic planting of trees, …

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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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No-Sweat Ways To Lower Your Summertime Energy Costs

It’s enough of a hassle to deal with the summer heat when you’re outside or getting into your car after it’s been in the sun. You shouldn’t also have to feel the wrath of the high temperatures when you open your energy bills every month. But how do you keep those bills under control without …

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