Air Conditioning & the Growth of Atlanta

If you’re like most people living in the Atlanta area, you’ve probably never considered what life here would be like without air conditioning. Most homeowners have air conditioning systems in their homes, and there aren’t many stores, restaurants, or other retail locations that don’t have air conditioning. But, air conditioning wasn’t invented until the early…

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Is Air Conditioning Maintenance Necessary Every Year?

When you live in a climate as we have here in Georgia, you rely on your air conditioning system for a good portion of the year. Your AC works hard to keep your home and family comfortable, no matter how hot it might get outdoors. That’s why it’s so important to take steps to make…

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New Year, Improved Home Comfort: A Calendar of HVAC Solutions

The new year has arrived, and for many people, that often means considering home improvements that they may have put on the back burner. While purchasing new furniture and fixtures, updating flooring, and adding new home décor items are always fun to think about, many times people put off improving their home comfort systems until…

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How Do I Know if My Air Conditioner Needs Repair?

Empire employee working on outdoor AC unit

When the summer temperatures are at their hottest, there’s nothing like the cool, comfortable reprieve provided by an air-conditioned home. But, if your AC system doesn’t seem to be cooling your home as it should, it can leave you and your family feeling hot and sticky, and can even cost you more in utility bills.…

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

Ductless unit installed on a wall in a living room.

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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