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Is This The Right Time To Replace Your Furnace? Do The Math

Winter is only a few months away in the Metro-East region, and you may be wondering if it’s time to replace your furnace. Before rushing out to look at furnaces, do the math to see if buying a new unit makes financial sense. Furnace Efficiency Before replacing a furnace, you should first evaluate the efficiency…

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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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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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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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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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Standby Power: A Silent Thief Of Your Household Energy

One can take for granted the convenience of electronic appliances that wait for our instructions, then respond instantly. Being able to switch on the TV without walking across the room is something most of us don’t think twice about. Unfortunately, that convenience comes at a price. The glowing dot on every device that we consider…

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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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Manual J: Why Your Contractor Should Know It Chapter And Verse

When it comes to home heating and air conditioning equipment, size does matter. If you want to be comfortable in your own home, and spend as little as possible on your heating and cooling bills, you’ll want to have HVAC equipment that’s the perfect size for your needs. Improperly sized equipment can cause many problems,…

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