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Choosing An Air Purification System That Meets Your Needs

As we have gotten better at insulating homes to keep cool and warm air inside the house, we also have locked in some unwanted visitors. We live with pets, pet hair and pet dander. We try to keep our Metro-East homes clean with cleaners and aerosols that get into our air. Pollen and pollutants hitch…

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Degree Days: How They Figure Into Your Energy Calculations

At the end of every month, if you’re like a lot of homeowners, you look at your utility bills to see how much energy you have used over the course of the past month. In the winter and summer, the cost of heating and cooling your house will go up drastically. In order to calculate…

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Service In Just Hours With Ernst Heating & Cooling

When any of your HVAC equipment fails to perform in the middle of the night, you might not be able to wait for morning to get service. Whether it is steaming hot outside or quite chilly, doing without air conditioning or heating could cause hosts of other problems and discomfort for your family. If you…

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How Ductwork Design Affects HVAC Efficiency

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, homeowners can lose up to 60 percent of their heated air through leaky or poorly insulated ductwork. This is a waste of efficiency, money and warmth on a cold day. By maintaining HVAC efficiency through better ductwork design and maintenance, homeowners can have the best running system for…

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Indoor Air Quality — Breathe Easier With Proper Dust Removal

Dust is a common enemy of many homeowners and for good reason. Dust makes your home appear dingy and dull, and will impact the quality of air that you breathe in every day. Unfortunately, getting rid of dust completely or permanently is not possible. About 90 percent of dust in your home comes from fabric…

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Does Your Air Conditioner Need Repair or Replacement?

Are you are having issues with your air conditioner and facing the dilemma of whether to repair your cooling system or replace it entirely? If so, follow these tips to determine which option would most benefit you and your home. When to Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner: Old Unit: If your air conditioner is…

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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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Smart Decision Making With The EnergyGuide Label

Shopping for new appliances can be a little overwhelming — especially if you have little or no prior knowledge and haven’t had time to do research. While you can always ask a home comfort specialist to clarify terms and explain product differences, it’s important to learn how to compare different options yourself. Of course, one…

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Boost Home Energy Efficiency With These Fall Projects

After a long summer, these cooling fall days in the greater St. Louis metro area are a perfect time to take on a few DIY projects designed to improve home energy efficiency. Once the cold winds start blowing, you’ll be in position to settle in for the winter and enjoy savings from lower utility costs.…

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