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What is the best heating system for Atlanta?

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Heating choice depends on your home’s fuel source

I am often asked what is the best system for our weather conditions here in the Atlanta market. The best answer depends on what fuel source you have available. Most of metro Atlanta and the suburbs have existing natural gas systems and if that’s the case I really like a 95% afue two stage variable speed furnace. Prices on these have come down significantly over the last couple years and the warranties are excellent. Our most popular furnace comes with a limited lifetime unit replacement warranty on the heat exchanger so if it ever fails you get a new unit direct from the manufacturer.

Another popular choice for those with natural gas available would be to use a dual fuel (or Hybrid) system. This system uses a Heat Pump for cooling and for heating down to about 34 degrees. On colder days the gas furnace will run so you kinda get the best of both a heat pump and a gas furnace. Typically when installing a dual fuel system you would want to choose the most efficient Heat pump for your budget and use a more modest heating system as the typical Atlanta winter only has about 200 hours below freezing when the gas furnace would be running.
Empire Extreme Comfort System HeatpumpIf you are in a total electric property a heat pump is the way to go. There are some special considerations with heat pumps. These systems are very efficient at heating but that efficiency goes down as the temperature outdoors gets colder. It’s very important to get a system that is properly sized for maximum efficiency and have an outdoor thermostat installed. The outdoor thermostat is an optional devise that helps sequence the heating and prevent the system from running continuously while blowing lukewarm air. We install ODT’s routinely and I cannot for the life of me figure out why manufacturers do not include them as standard equipment since most complaints I’ve ever had with a heat pump system have been solved with this simple ODT.

Empire HVAC offers the best heating system in Atlanta.

When you decide it’s time to replace your HVAC system we will be glad to come out help you choose the best system for your application. Estimates and basic design services are free and most of the year can be arranged same day. Click here to schedule an appointment or give us a call at 404-294-0900.

If you aren’t sure if you should consider replacement or might be better served by repairing your existing system, call on our NATE certified service technicians. Our guys are well trained and thorough in diagnosing problems as well as presenting all the options so you can make an informed decision. On each service call we perform a complete evaluation of your system.

Empire looks forward to serving you.