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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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HVAC Maintenance & Spring Allergies

For some of us, it’s already started: the sneezing, itchy nose and throat, watery eyes, and general miserableness that signal the onset of allergy season. When we think about seasonal allergies, we usually picture grass and pollen. But in fact, most seasonal allergens are found inside the home. Dust mites, mold, pet dander, and more…

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Heatproof Your Home to Keep the Cool In

If you run your AC only to find that you can’t keep the cool air inside your home, and that as soon as you turn the AC off your house heats right back up again, there may be more you can do to heatproof your home. Tips to Keep the Cool Air In It can…

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Air Conditioner Maintenance — Why Springtime Is The Best Time To Schedule

If you’re budget-minded when it comes to your utility costs, but like your home comfortable throughout the cooling season, consider scheduling air conditioner maintenance during the spring. You’ll be taking advantage of the lower demand for HVAC services before things heat up and be prepared for the warm summer days ahead. Routine maintenance does cost money,…

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HVAC Service Agreements — How The Benefits Outweight The Costs

When you’re trying to decide whether to sign an HVAC service agreement, consider the benefits that you’ll gain by having a contract with a local service company. The benefits will far surpass the costs of your service agreement. Here are just a few of the benefits of signing an HVAC service agreement (also called our Energy…

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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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Protecting HVAC Equipment From Power Surges, Why It’s Important

When you think of surge protection, you probably think of electronics like computers, TVs and stereos, and your expensive heating and cooling equipment might not come to mind. Your HVAC equipment does contain sensitive electronics, though, and needs surge protection just as much as your computer and other electronics. Since HVAC systems cost more than…

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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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