Ductless AC vs. Window AC – Which Should I Choose?

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If you have a converted space or addition to your home that doesn’t have access to your central air conditioning system, you may be wondering what the best choice is for cooling that space. While window air conditioning units can be a lower-cost choice for home comfort, they may not be as cost-effective as you…

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Does My Home Need Better Indoor Air Quality?

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Once spring arrives, most of us find that it’s the perfect time of the year to freshen up our homes. Taking care of our lawn and garden areas, deep-cleaning inside our homes, and getting our pool and deck areas ready for summer entertaining are all a part of the spring-cleaning routine. But, have you thought…

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Do you need a humidifier?

A humidifier is an accessory that can be easily added to your home’s heating and air conditioning system. But why do you need one? When the outside air begins to drop in temperature, your home’s central comfort system will automatically start heating the air inside your home so that you stay warm on those frosty…

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Ready to Turn on the Heat? A Few Tips.

  Fall weather in Georgia is notoriously unpredictable. For most people, it’s also the time of year when the heat gets switched back on. It’s one of our busiest seasons at Empire Heating & Air Conditioning! Are you getting ready to turn on the heat? Here are a few things to know. Fall is Inspection…

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Why You Need a Preseason Heating Tune-Up

It’s almost heating season! We know because this is when our phones start ringing off the hook. People turn on their heat for the first time in months and find it’s not working the way they remembered! At Empire Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer preseason heating tune-ups in metro Atlanta. Here’s why you need…

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What to do About High Humidity in Your Home

Here in Georgia, humidity is as certain as summer! Summertime may be over but the warm, wet weather hasn’t left us just yet. That persistent humidity can be a huge challenge for your home over time. Do you have issues with humidity at home? Why High Humidity in Your Home is Bad When humidity levels…

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Is Using Fans Energy Efficient or a Waste of Energy?

Maybe you’re trying to cut back on the energy usage at your house…smart idea! Turning the thermostat up just one degree during warmer months can save up to 3% on energy costs. Imagine how much more you could save if you implemented alternative cooling methods! Ceiling fans are – by and large – very energy…

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AC Mold: Should You Be Concerned?

In a word…yes! Although most air conditioner mold isn’t anything to panic about, it’s not something you want to ignore. Mold growth can occur almost anywhere in your system, from the blower to the vents to the unit itself. Here at Empire HVAC, we get calls all the time from customers concerned about mold. Why…

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Coil Cleaning Conundrum

During the hottest part of the year, it is easy to forget just how much strain is put on your air conditioning unit while it works as hard as it can to keep up with the demand requested from it. While most of the time your system is working well, things like dust, grime, dirt,…

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The Supply and Demand of the HVAC Service Industry

In the heating and air conditioning service industry, it is oftentimes difficult to predict the level of demand from day to day. This, coupled with the seasonal nature of the industry, makes for an interesting scheduling department to say the least. On-demand service is another term for this type of ‘not next week, not tomorrow,…

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