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1609, 2019

How HVAC Preventative Maintenance Saves You Money

It's said that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. While this idea applies to a variety of industries, it certainly applies to the regular maintenance of your home’s HVAC system. Regular maintenance can keep your unit running at optimum efficiency, which in turn lowers utility bills. Preventative maintenance can also extend the longevity of your HVAC equipment for years to come, as well as uncover issues [...]

2008, 2019

5 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

It’s August in Georgia, and while the summer is winding down, the temperature is climbing up. The heat and humidity can be uncomfortable this time of year, but it can also be dangerous, especially for young children, senior citizens, and people with medical conditions. You can reduce your risk of heat related illness by taking some preventative measures, like keeping strenuous activity to a minimum, limiting time outdoors during the hottest [...]

1907, 2019

Does your home’s temperature fluctuate from room to room? Here are some ways to fix that!

There are a few reasons why some rooms in your home can feel either hotter or colder than others. Poor or faulty insulation, where the sun is hitting, and the room’s distance from your HVAC line all contribute to temperature variations in the home. Not only is this inconvenient for you, but it can also be negatively affecting your HVAC system and utility bills. One of your HVAC’s functions is [...]

1806, 2019

How Pests can affect Your HVAC Unit

Trying to evict pests that don’t pay rent isn’t your only issue. Insects and critters of all sizes can really damage your HVAC system if you don’t address the problem immediately. Find out how to spot the signs of pests around and inside your HVAC system, and how you can prevent it! Signs of pests in your HVAC When it comes to your unit, there are a lot of different pests [...]

105, 2019

How Your Fur-Baby Can Impact Your HVAC Unit

Having a pet gives one the joys of having a child without all the emotional backlash. No cost is too great if it means a tail wag or a bad-breath kiss. Bringing a pet into your home for the first time is one of the greatest moments in your life. Watching your little four-legged friend explore and become familiar with your abode will warm any heart. However, it’s important to [...]

2003, 2019

Best AC Systems for your Home in 2019

Although summer brings Braves baseball, pool parties, family picnics and more, each year it seems the heat and humidity get worse. Unfortunately, many people in Georgia have HVAC systems that are 10+ years old. If your heating and air unit has not been properly inspected by a professional in the past 1-2 years, you are due for a check-up. Your system may be working okay, but it may be in your [...]

2510, 2018

The Impact of Summer Humidity On Our AC Unit

The great state of Georgia is where high humidity and air conditioning meet. During the summer months, the humidity levels become very extreme. In fact, the humidity levels during a Georgia summer are some of the highest in the whole nation. To help battle this miserable weather, we must have a hardworking AC unit keeping us cool. But as this humidity approaches record-breaking levels on any given year, it’s hard for [...]

2008, 2018

Signs You’re Having Air Conditioning Problems

When it's Time for an AC Repair Once May and June roll around in Atlanta, GA or surrounding areas, it's important to make sure your unit is geared up and ready to keep you cool. Dealing with air conditioning problems can be annoying, frustrating, and costly. However, by recognizing air conditioning problems early, you can help prevent costly repairs down the road. If you ever come home to a warm environment, or [...]

1508, 2018

Standard HVAC vs. Ductless

Comparing these HVAC Systems When buying a new heating or cooling system, there are a few different types to consider. Before the explosion of ductless systems, standard central units we're the norm. But with the emerging technology of ductless HVAC, more and more people are seeing the benefits of this heating and cooling method. Depending on your situation, there are scenarios where a ductless system might be the best option for you. We'll dive [...]

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. [...]

303, 2018

A Comfortable Home Starts with AC Maintenance

When springtime rolls around, that means warm temperatures are just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to enjoy the cool weather before things get very uncomfortable. But Spring time is also a perfect opportunity to ensure your air conditioner is ready for the long, tasking summer. When temperatures start to climb, the last thing you’ll want to deal with is an expensive AC repair. Not only do they cause [...]

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 At Empire Heating and Air Conditioning, no one puts on our [...]

302, 2018

The Importance of Heating and Air Maintenance  

HVAC maintenance is very important for the efficiency of your home. Not only does it help your heating or cooling system last longer, it also will help you save on utility bills. Since your air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace are used on a daily basis, keeping them in tip-top shape is extremely important. Maintenance is one of those things that people tend to forget. They go about their day, flip on the [...]

301, 2018

Why You Need to Change Your Filters

Your HVAC filters are the backbone of your entire heating and cooling system. They’re the last line of defense you have between yourself and harmful particulates like dust, dander, and pollen. If you’re not changing your HVAC filters at least once every three months, you should be. At Empire HVAC, we like to advise our customers to change their filters as recommended by the brand of filter you are using! But [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]