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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 [...]

1501, 2016

White Sale

Atlanta HVAC Sale Empire Heating and Air Conditioning is pleased to announce its 2016 WHITE SALE!   Atlanta HVAC Sale! Welcome to the Empire Heating & Air - we are currently offering the biggest sale for Atlanta homeowners and businesses on Indoor Air Quality products and Air Ventilation Systems. Our 2016 White Sale is offering savings up to $1, 800. That’s more than 30% off some of our best-selling products and [...]

1101, 2016

What is Your Emergency Plan When the Power Goes Out?

After several weeks of warmer-than-usual weather, a cold front has finally arrived here in Atlanta. With the temperature below freezing, the only thing we’re missing is a little bit of precipitation before it’s time to start thinking about the chances that an ice storm might strike your area.  Our city does have an effective early warning system and regional utility companies usually do a great job of preparing for the worst. [...]

1111, 2015

The Importance of Getting Your Furnace Inspected Before Winter Arrives

Winter is almost here. Your Atlanta HVAC system need to be tuned up before they are going to see some winter use. It is very important to have your system inspected before you start heavy winter usage. Getting an inspection done can reveal a lot of issues and even tune your system up to make sure it is working at peak efficiency through the winter. Wasting Energy Your HVAC system is [...]

911, 2015

Should I Be Worried About My Old HVAC System?

How old is the heating and cooling system in your home? Did you know that if it is older than 10 years it could actually be costing you money? This is only one of the reasons why you should consider replacing your old HVAC system. Even if you think your system is running well, here are some of the main reasons why running an old HVAC system could be a cause [...]

1909, 2015

3 Reasons to Buy a Backup Generator for your Home

Long-term power outages aren't just inconvenient, they can cause life as you know it to grind to a standstill. Rotten food, the inability to work or to talk to your out-of-town family, and panicked children can cause more problems than the storm that triggered the power outage in the first place! This is why many people don't realize the need for a standby generator until after the power’s already out. 3 [...]

1509, 2015

How Often Should You Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

Are you having unexplained health symptoms? Irritated eyes or a persistent cough can be indicators of an air quality issue within your home. The existence of irritating particles, animal droppings and mold may cause allergies to long-term health issues for susceptible individuals. Responsible homeowners and renters can use this as a guide to determine when their air ducts require cleaning. Clean the HVAC Air Ducts When Necessary There are times when [...]

3108, 2015

Check Us Out at the 2015 Atlanta Home Show

Empire HVAC has reserved a booth at this year's Atlanta Home Show. Our helpful representatives will be available to answer all of your HVAC questions from Home Show booth #742. Whether you are looking to install or repair a furnace, air conditioner or other HVAC equipment, we can supply the guidance and assistance that you need.   Attend the 32nd Annual Atlanta Home Show The 32nd annual Atlanta Home Show & [...]

2708, 2015

Empire HVAC Explains: Benefits and Downsides to HVAC Equipment Warranties

On the surface, warranties usually seem like a deal that can’t be beat. When it comes to something as important as your home’s HVAC unit, isn’t it worth having the peace of mind that you won’t be left in the lurch in the event that something goes wrong? In reality, however, equipment warranties are a much more complicated matter. Standards vary from manufacturer to manufacturer concerning what costs will be covered [...]