Empire Blog 2018-05-01T03:51:46+00:00
703, 2018

Check the HVAC System Before Purchasing a Home

When you’re looking to buy a new home, there are many things to consider. Home size, location, price; the list goes on and on. But one of the things people tend to forget is the home’s HVAC system. Being that these units cost thousands and thousands of dollars, they shouldn’t be overlooked. The last thing you’ll want to happen is to have the AC unit breakdown on you right after purchasing the home. [...]

902, 2018

The Importance of the Uniform

At Empire Heating and Air Conditioning, our technicians take a lot of pride in their uniforms. They’re proud to be identified as employees of one of the best-reviewed HVAC companies in Atlanta, but they’re also proud of what those uniforms represent. Why is an HVAC professional’s uniform so important? Here are a few things to consider. The Uniform Means Vetting Empire Heating and Air Conditioning At Empire Heating and [...]

3012, 2017

Should I Close My Unused Vents?

Everyone’s always looking for tips and tricks to save money on heating and cooling their home. At Empire, we hear this question all the time: “Does it save money to close the air vents in rooms I don’t use?” It makes sense, in theory. Closing vents should just lessen the amount of heated air your furnace has to pump into your home, right? It’s like cutting square footage off your house! [...]

1511, 2017

5 Ways to Winterize Your Home

  Winter’s in full-swing! Do you really need to “winterize” your home here in the South? You do! Before the cold really sets in, do these five things to ensure your house is fully prepared for the elements.   1. Find Your Drafts Take a spin around your home to look for drafts coming in through windows, doors, or even corners. Do what you can to properly seal your home, from [...]

1610, 2017

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 Season When did you last have your furnace or heating system inspected? If it’s been over a [...]

1809, 2017

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 one. Perform Routine Maintenance There’s a lot of value in performing preventative maintenance! Empire Heating & [...]

1608, 2017

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 rise above around 40%, you’ll start to feel it. Your HVAC system will have a tougher [...]

2607, 2017

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 efficient. Most fans outweigh their own energy usage by offsetting some HVAC use, depending on the [...]

207, 2017

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 is Mold a Problem? Your AC system is designed to blow air all throughout your house; [...]

2606, 2017

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, leaves, and even animals can get into the outdoor coil and inhibit its ability to transfer [...]

706, 2017

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, not this afternoon, get here NOW. While some of the calls that come in aren’t as [...]

2703, 2017

Ways to Save Money on Energy Bills This Summer

Summer is the season of fun and festivity along with family picnics and tons of outdoor activities. Despite summer being a great time, it is also a time of high temperatures and unfortunately, high energy bills. Let's look at some simple tips to save you money during the scorching heat of summer.   Adjust Thermostat Settings   A major portion of your energy bills this summer are related to how often [...]

1403, 2017

Ways to Keep Air Cooler In Your Home This Summer

Recently, warmer than usual temperatures have been reported on the news. Though this gives much needed relief from ice cold temperatures, it could also mean higher temperatures during the summer and much higher cooling costs if you are not prepared. So, let's get ahead of the curve by following these tips to keep more cool air in your home and thus more money in your pocketbook. Blinds and Shades When sunlight [...]

803, 2017

When to Have Your AC System Checked This Year

After a week of beautiful days, balmy evenings, and cool nights, it can be easy to fall into a lull before the pollen-covered cars and the eventual blistering heat of summer. Many households are opting to leave their windows open during the evenings, and only running their air conditioners at night. Due to the recent heat, however, our typical spring flowers are beginning to bloom much earlier than normal. While the [...]

2601, 2017

5 Tips to Keeping Your Home Warm During Freezing Temperatures

Winter time is full of holidays and festivities as well as beautiful white snow. Even though the winter season brings along freezing temperatures and rough weather, your home should serve as a warm refuge. Heating your home while it’s freezing outside should not be difficult or expensive. Follow these 5 simple and cost-effective tips to help keep your home warm.   Install Curtains Most homes today come with blinds that keep [...]

1801, 2017

White Sale 2017

NOTE: The 2017 White Sale has ended. Please be sure to check out our other specials here. This year with the Empire Heating and Air Conditioning Annual White Sale we bring you great deals on many of our best products to keep your home comfortable, clean and efficient. Take advantage of these deals now because this sale ends February 15th   Save Up to $1350 in Instant Rebates or 0% for [...]

2811, 2016

Should I Use Space Heaters or Turn up the Thermostat this Winter?

Getting through the winter can be tough! Every time you get cold you throw on an extra layer of clothes or adjust the thermostat a bit higher. But before you adjust your heater this winter consider using a space heater to save some money. Why Space Heaters? Space heaters are a very convenient option to help you warm up your house during the cold winters. Since space heaters are small, they [...]

2111, 2016

Things to do Before Turning on Your Heater this Winter

When winter hits and you start shivering from the cold, your first impulse is to turn up the thermostat to warm up your home. Before the cold weather sets in you should take some important steps including preventative maintenance, safety inspection and cleaning and debris that has built up. Neglecting these steps may cause your unit use more energy than necessary or bring about unexpected, costly breakdowns. HVAC Maintenance One important [...]

1711, 2016

Why Should You Clean Your Air Vents and Change Your Air Filter

Your HVAC system helps keep your home cool in the hot summers and warm during the cold winters. It is also complex and made up of vents that bring air to various parts of your home as well as the air filter. It is important to follow a regular service for these components. Replacing the air filters and cleaning the air vents will help keep your unit working as efficiently as [...]

211, 2016

R-22 Phase-Out: What It Means for You?

United States EPA Final Rule Phase Out of R-22 In recent years, the EPA has been phasing out R-22. R-22 is a refrigerant used in older HVAC units to help keep indoor temperatures cooler. As the temperatures get warmer during these hot and long summers, your AC gets used more and more. This places a huge burden on your system resulting in potentially costly repairs and maintenance. In the past, a [...]

906, 2016

Ductless Air Conditioning Can Save Money

What’s more southern than sweet tea and Braves baseball in the summertime? Air conditioning! Living in the south means that air conditioning is not a luxury but a necessity.  Unfortunately, those dog days of summer can sometimes lead to expensive power bills and overused AC units.  At Empire HVAC, we would like to tell you about an alternative to traditional central air condition units: ductless air conditioning. If you are looking [...]

1703, 2016

Spring HVAC Tips & Tricks

Preparing Your Home For Air Conditioning Season Save Money This Season With These Energy-Saving Guidelines   Winter has passed and now it’s time to start cranking up the air conditioning. Usually, our Atlanta weather is fairly mild in the spring, but a few humid days remind us that warm weather is only a few weeks away. Your A/C system works harder than ever between the months of May and August, and those [...]