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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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Heat Pump Maintenance Tips For You — And What To Expect From A Pro

Is your heat pump keeping you and your loved ones comfortable? To get the best performance from your heat pump this season, and to save money on utility costs, read through these do-it-yourself heat pump maintenance tips, and follow up by calling a heating and cooling technician for professional maintenance. Heat pump basics Heat pumps move…

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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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Factors To Consider When Choosing An HVAC Contractor

The choice of any contractor to work on your home or business premises should be based on more than clever advertising. This is particularly true when choosing an HVAC contractor, since they’ll be working on probably the main physical investment in your home — your cooling and heating system. These complex systems contain electrical and…

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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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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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