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Standby Generators — No Power, No Problem

We have all experienced that inconvenient moment of losing power. Power outages are not only inconvenient and costly but they can be hazardous during extreme weather conditions. You can prevent the anxiety and disruption caused by a power outage by purchasing a standby generator for your home. With the help of a heating and cooling…

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You’ll Soon Be Needing The Furnace; Have You Checked Your CO Detectors?

Fall is here, and soon we will be switching on our furnaces to get us through the cold winter months. There’s no time like the present to start preparing for using your furnace. In addition to scheduling your heating system’s annual preventive maintenance, checking your CO (carbon monoxide) detectors should be at the top of your…

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Hot Water Not So Hot? Tips For Upping Your Water Heater’s Performance

Few inconveniences are more aggravating than running out of water in the middle of a shower, or constant strategizing to ensure that every appliance that needs hot water actually gets it. A sure way to avoid these types of situations is to improve the performance of your water heater. Fortunately, a variety of simple tips can…

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On the Hunt for an HVAC Professional? Look for NATE Certification

When your heating and cooling equipment is having trouble, do you know whom to call? Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t give much thought to choosing a reliable and professional HVAC contractor until their moment of need. But whether you’re planning ahead or are in search of immediate help, you should always make NATE certification a priority.…

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AC Maintenance: Best Performed Before You’re Relying on Your AC Daily

The weather in the Metro East is quickly warming up. Have you scheduled your AC maintenance tune-up yet? In order to prepare your air conditioner for daily use and ensure that it will run smoothly all summer, it’s important to follow these three steps: Perform Some Do-It-Yourself AC Maintenance There are several things that all…

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Clogged Condensate Drain: Why It Happens and How to Deal With It

Your air conditioner works hard to keep you comfortable during the hot Metro-East summer, and breakdowns are common during the hotter months due to the constant operation of your system. One of the most common air conditioning problems is a clogged condensate drain. While preventive maintenance will go a long way toward keeping your air…

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Surge Protectors: A Simple Strip That Can Save You Energy and Money

When most people think of surge protectors, the protection of electronic equipment such as computers, televisions and video game systems comes to mind. Although surge protectors prevent damage to these devices, they can also protect your home’s HVAC equipment from damage as a result of power surges. The Instability of the Electrical Grid There has…

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Benefits of an HVAC Maintenance Agreement

Why get a maintenance agreement with your HVAC company? Are these service contracts worth the money? At Ernst Heating & Cooling, we offer our Metro East Illinois HVAC customers a maintenance plan that we call our Energy Savings Agreement. Here’s why we think it’s a worthy investment. How an HVAC Maintenance Plan Provides Value Most…

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