Empire Heating & Air Conditioning is your #1 HVAC contractor in Auburn, CA and the surrounding communities. We are the leading company for all of your air conditioning needs. If you need repairs, maintenance, or a brand new system installed, the technicians at Empire Heating & Air Conditioning are the qualified and professional crew for the job.
We provide the highest quality service for your air conditioner. We also aim to educate and inform our customers. Informed decisions are good decisions. We want you to feel confident we are qualified to perform the service for which you are hiring us.
How Much Money Can a New Air Conditioner Save You?
Our SEER energy savings calculator can help determine how much you could save on your utility bills. Simply enter your current unit's SEER value and compare it to a newer, more efficient system. You can even customize it to better match your home's system for a more accurate calculation.
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Air Conditioning Basics
The four main components to your air conditioner are:
Condenser: The condenser is the outside metal unit and where the gas from the compressor is condensed into a liquid. The gas entering the condenser is very hot. The temperature is then lowered, so the gas can convert back to a liquid.
Compressor: The compressor is inside the condenser. It circulates the pressurized refrigerant, to concentrate the heat, and changes the low pressure gas to high pressure.
Evaporator: The evaporator is the part of the system inside the home. In simple language, it absorbs the heat from your home.
Expansion Valve: The expansion valve controls the amount of refrigerant in your system.
All of these pieces are connected by a copper tube that handles refrigerant, creating a closed loop. Heat is collected in the evaporator, sent outside to the condenser. The heat is removed, and the cool air is recirculated back into your home.
An Air Conditioner Doesn’t Create Cool Air.
What happens in the AC process is actually the removal of heat from the air. Your AC uses a chemical called refrigerant to remove heat and transfer it outside. The warm air runs through the lines and coils in your unit and goes from liquid to gas and back again. During this process, the refrigerant removes the heat and transfers it elsewhere so that when the air comes out the other side, it is cool.
Your AC Will Remove Humidity.
Lower humidity helps the overall comfort level in your home by making you feel cooler, even if the temperature is the same.
Your Air Filter Needs To Be Checked And Replaced Every Three To Six Months.
(depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations)
A dirty air filter restricts your air flow, which reduces efficiency, costing you money, and over time can put stress on your unit and could cause a costly repair.
Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance.
Your air conditioner needs regular checkups to keep it running in tip-top shape. Having regular annual preventative maintenance will bring your system longer life and fewer breakdowns over all.
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency, which is calculated by the cooling output for a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same time frame. A higher SEER rating means greater energy efficiency.
At Empire Heating & Air Conditioning, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at (530) 885-3333 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.
On time, quick and efficient...
Just a note of thanks for your service and replacement of our worn- out air conditioning system. You were on time, quick and efficient. Most of all you were fair. I highly recommend Empire Heating & Air conditioning co. Both Jay and his assistant were pleasant and responsive to all questions.
Air Conditioner Repair in Roseville, CA 95661
“I "found" Jay & Empire 12 years ago when seeking a second opinion. Jay was referred by an HVAC company I know in the Bay Area who said Empire is his go-to referral in the greater Sacramento area. Needless to say, after the first visit, we became lifelong customers based on Jay's assessment of what needed to be repaired, his detailed explanation of the problem, and his second-to-none work ethic. Empire has done service and repairs to our AC, heater and ducts, has installed an air purification system, a mini split system, an updated QUIET whole house fan – you name it, Empire has done it for us. Since that first visit, I refer Jay to all of my real estate clients, colleagues, friends and family. I can call and refer Empire with 100% confidence!”
"Always do their best..."
“Empire Mechanical has been our HVAC company for many years now and they are fantastic to work with. They always do their best and I appreciate them and all they do for us.”
Very highly recommend this company!
“I’d like to give a shoutout to Adam at Empire Heating and Air! We have an indoor AC/heating unit in our garage and the heating stopped working. Adam arrived promptly between the service call time, was quick, efficient, and completely fixed the problem!! My 3 1/2 year old even chatted with him, and he was super fabulous with my little man! Very highly recommend this company!! Thank you again Adam!!”
Always my first call!
“I have used Empire Mechanical Services for years and refer them to all my clients who need help with their heating and air. I’m a Realtor so who I refer is a reflection of me therefore I have great confidence when I give them Jay’s name and number. I just saw a client last night who thanked me for the referral and raved about the incredible service Jay gave them. They are always my first call!”
– Danelle M