Air Conditioning 101: What Type of AC is Best for My Home?

Summers can be absolutely sweltering in Georgia, and having effective air conditioning is essential for almost any home. Today, there are many types of air conditioning systems available, and most modern systems are designed to not only provide more effective comfort than their predecessors, but to provide cooling in a highly efficient manner as well. If…

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

pink child's bedroom with ductless air conditioning on wall

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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Spring Will Be Here Soon. Is Your AC Ready?

Spring is on its way, and with it the warmer temperatures. During the spring months in the Decatur area, the temperatures average out in the mid-70s, and start to move up into the 80s once May arrives. That’s why it’s so important that your home’s air conditioning system is ready for the warm weather ahead.…

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Ductless Heat Pumps Are a Year-Round Comfort Solution

In Georgia, many people choose ductless air conditioning to keep their homes cool when the temperatures outside are on the rise. But did you know it’s also possible to heat your home with a ductless system as well? The best part? It’s an all-in-one solution, so you can reliably heat your home with your ductless…

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Case Study: Indoor Air Quality and Proper HVAC System Installation

The owner of this two-story brick home wanted to replace an old gas furnace (thirty or more years old) and air conditioning system (fifteen or more years old). The original installer hadn’t considered the importance of air quality in this setup.  As such, only an inefficient one-inch filter was in use, impacting the condition of…

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Case Study: HVAC System Replacement Before Selling House

Upon a recommendation from their realtor, a customer approached us about replacing a 29 year old AC system at their father’s home before listing it. During our inspection, we demonstrated that the furnace was also showing signs of failure. After discussing options with the customer, it was decided a full system replacement was necessary. Our…

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Case Study: Fixing Improper HVAC Installation

Improper installation of HVAC units can cause long-term headaches or even damage to your home, health and safety. In this example, a lack of headroom hindered the duct work, requiring a drainage pan and sump pump to move moisture. Eventually, the homeowners decided to contact Empire HVAC for a proper installation. Our solution involved a…

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Case Study: Wall-Mounted High Efficiency System Installation

Sometimes, a once solid installation location for outdoor units can become unstable over time if nature decides to be a factor. In this example, the previous units were buried under 6-8 inches of pine, straw and dirt that built up over the years, majorly impacting cooling performance. Our solution involved the installation of new, slim…

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Case Study: High Efficiency HVAC Installed in a Difficult Space

For this HVAC installation, we faced a unique challenge. The original unit was installed on top of sloped concrete, leading to water damage to the unit’s internals. The solution included our premiere Daikin Brand variable speed FIT system, which has a unique and lightweight design that avoided water damage. Please download the case study for…

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Case Study: Ductless System Installation For Sunroom

Sunrooms are often difficult to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter. By installing a modern, high-efficiency, ductless mini split,  we are able to help your family use their entire home year-round and keep energy bills affordable. In this case study, homeowners completed renovations on a 1961 ranch before realizing the sunroom…

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