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2805, 2021

Case Study: High Efficiency HVAC System Installation (Noise and Space Issues Present)

We installed the original air handler unit in 2003 when this customer needed a solution for an unfinished area and was concerned about space. Eighteen years later, we helped this customer again. The original unit needed costly repairs. Our work involved the installation of a new air handler, allowing for the same convenience in space and  providing a quieter and cost-effective solution. Download our case study to learn more about [...]

605, 2021

Air Conditioning Confidential 2021: The View from the Truck

If you’re a homeowner living in the Decatur area, the chances are pretty good that you rely on your home’s air conditioning system to keep you cool when Mother Nature turns up the heat outside. What’s more, you probably rely as much on Empire to keep your air conditioning system working smoothly. Our technicians know how important it is to you that you and your family have cool, reliable comfort. They’re [...]

1904, 2021

How to Tell if Your Air Conditioning System Needs Repair

  Even in the South, once spring arrives we turn our attention to getting our homes ready for the summer months ahead. Getting our lawns and backyards ready for fun in the summer sun, cleaning out rain gutters, and getting maintenance for your air conditioning system are all great ways to welcome spring and prepare for those lazy, hazy summer days. But, you might be concerned about your air conditioning system [...]

1903, 2021

Getting an Air Conditioning Tune-Up Is Important – Here’s Why.

  You rely on your home’s air conditioning system to keep you comfortable in the Georgia heat. That’s why it’s so important to make sure it’s operating properly. You might not think about it very often, but your AC works hard to keep you, your family, and your home cool, and like any other type of complex equipment, it needs maintenance in order to make sure everything is in good working [...]

1902, 2021

5 Benefits of Installing a New HVAC System with Empire

Replacing the heating and cooling system in your home is one of the most significant investments you can make. When it comes time to install a new HVAC system, you’ll want to make sure you choose an expert company that offers professional installation, quality equipment, and service after the sale. At Empire, we take great pride in offering our customers complete HVAC services – from soup to nuts! When you work [...]

1901, 2021

HVAC System Woes? Here’s How to Tell if You Need Repair Services.

Having a reliable heating and cooling system in your home is important. You and your family need a system that works well to help you stay warm when it gets chilly outside, and cool and comfortable no matter how hot or humid it gets. So, if you’ve noticed your home is just not the temperature you’d like it to be, no matter how often you run your system, it may be [...]

1711, 2020

Is Your Indoor Air Quality a Concern in Your Home? Find Out Why and What You Can Do About it Here

Today, more people are thinking about the air quality in their homes. Many people are spending more time at home, so the air they and their families breathe is more important to them than ever. In addition, modern homes are built to be more airtight and well-insulated, so the air that circulates throughout the home stays inside, and is breathed in over and over again. Therefore, making sure it’s healthy and [...]

1410, 2020

Air Filtration Technology Serves as Strong Line of Defense Against Flu Season, COVID-19 Pandemic

DECATUR, GA. – October 14, 2020 – Every fall and winter, people who experience a stuffy nose or a little sneeze ask themselves, “Am I getting sick?” There is no doubt that the colder seasons bring a bigger threat of illness from allergies to the common cold and flu, but this year presents a new, possibly more unnerving virus: COVID-19. While good hand washing, wearing a mask and practicing social distancing [...]

109, 2020

Empire Heating & Air becomes first SecureAire Certified Dealer in Atlanta, Decatur areas

DECATUR, GA. – September 1, 2020 – Empire Heating and Air Conditioning recently became the first heating and cooling company in Decatur and Atlanta to earn the title of SecureAire Certified Dealer for SecureAire air purification products. Empire will offer installation of the SecureAire products in both homes and commercial businesses as air filtration systems that capture and destroy viruses like COVID-19, bacteria and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). SecureAire’s ACTIVE Particle [...]

306, 2020

Empire Heating and Air Conditioning Owner Martin Hoover Earns Prestigious Industry Honor

DECATUR, GA. – June 3, 2020 – Martin Hoover, owner of Decatur-based Empire Heating and Air Conditioning Inc., was recently awarded the 2020 Distinguished Service Award by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). ACCA is a national trade association that furthers the interests of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) contracting businesses and the broader HVACR industry. The association depends on the dedicated efforts of hundreds of its volunteers [...]

704, 2020

Six Ways Empire Can Help You Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Right now, people across the globe are concerned about the air they’re breathing because of the pandemic caused by COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus disease. At Empire Heating & Air Conditioning, we know you’re concerned, too, and we want to assure you that we can help. We’re glad to offer products that can keep your indoor air as clean as possible, so that you and your family enjoy the best [...]

611, 2019

What Causes High Heating Bills in the Winter?

As we transition from fall to winter, we begrudgingly enter the season of spending. Between hosting family holidays and shopping for loved ones, it can be hard to keep up with bills on top of everything else. Although the colder weather leads to higher heating bills, there are some steps you can take to help your wallet this season. The most important thing to do when trying to cut back on [...]

810, 2019

Why HVAC is the Best Industry To Work In

Today’s current job market can be hard to navigate and even harder to get into. With companies requiring years of education and experience with pitiful compensation rates, your “dream job” may seem unattainable. Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to spend years and thousands of dollars on college only to be disappointed that there’s no job opportunities for your field of study? If this predicament sounds familiar, then [...]

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 [...]

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Our preferred brands of heating and air conditioning systems are American Standard and Daikin. We have found their quality to be among the top made HVAC brands sold in America. However, we also service and sell other trusted HVAC units which include Amana, Mitsubishi, Bradford White, Honeywell and more. Empire Heating and Air Conditioning is dedicated to providing you with the best service possible, and this is why we work with only the best brands in the industry!