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Considering A New AC Unit? SEER & Other Features To Look For

Shopping for a new A/C can be overwhelming. There are dozens of possibilities to choose from, and this large investment is one you certainly don’t want to take lightly. Perhaps you’re considering a new A/C with a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). This is certainly a good start, since SEER ratings indicate how efficiently…

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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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What Do HSPF And SEER Tell You About Heat Pump Performance?

A heat pump may be one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool homes, since they use no fuel other than electricity. Heat pump performance is measured by HSPF and SEER, the acronyms for heating season performance factor and seasonal energy efficiency ratio. The U.S. Department of Energy has established a minimum 7.7…

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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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Caulk & Weather Stripping: The Importance Of Proper Application

Caulk and weather stripping are two simple ways to create a sealed envelope around your home. Without it, your heating and cooling system will work harder than it should have to, and this will drive up your monthly power bills. Proper application is the key to getting the full benefit of weatherizing. Finding the Leaks…

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Our Best And Easiest DIY Tip: Keep Your Air Filters Fresh

Here’s an easy way to extend the longevity of your heating and cooling system, improve your indoor air quality and control your utility bills all at the same time: Replace your air filter regularly. Filters don’t work as designed when they get dirty.  A dirty filter inhibits air flow and prevents air from circulating well. …

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The Crucial Reason Your Air Conditioner Needs A Safety Cap

You may not have heard of refrigerant huffing, but it’s an alarming practice, typically among teenagers. The abusers remove refrigerant from air conditioners either by trapping it in plastic bags or breathing it directly. Central air conditioners and heat pumps have condensers that sit outdoors and have valves that can be opened to expel the…

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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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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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