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Don’t Hire an Amateur to Perform a Professionals Job!

When it comes to HVAC repair, or any plumbing repair, be sure to hire a professional plumber or HVAC technician to complete the job. Don’t let your friends or family talk you into cutting costs by doing a temporary “quick fix” with someone other than a licensed plumbing expert. You may think that you are saving money with a “quick fix”, but you could be putting a Band Aid on a wound. This could lead to more damaging issues that could cost you more to fix the problem in the long run. We know how hard it is attempting to find a reputable HVAC or Plumbing company within the Capital Region, and that’s why Empire State Plumbing, Inc. is here to help you. We are here for all of your “quick fixes” when it comes to HVAC or plumbing repair at any time of day or night. We offer emergency 24 hour services to everyone and our prices are at an affordable low rate, in comparison to other plumbing and HVAC companies within the Capital Region. We are certified, licensed professionals that exude integrity and will provide an honest diagnosis of your unit. We offer a $59.95 diagnostic fee and [...]

April 7th, 2015|

Should I Repair or Replace My Broken Down Furnace?

This is a question that the team at Empire State Plumbing, Inc. often gets when we are called out for emergency furnace repairs. We want to explain the differences, and be sure you know what exactly to look for. If your furnace is really old, or has a serious or reoccurring problem that will cost several hundred dollars to fix, it may be wise to simply just replace it. As a general rule of thumb, if your furnace repair costs more than $500 to fix, and is older than ten years old, it should probably be replaced instead of repaired. If your furnace is old, but not malfunctioning with any serious or reoccurring issues, deciding when to replace it can be difficult. An average life expectancy of a furnace in homes today is between 16 and 20 years. If your furnace is close to this age or older, begin shopping for brands and features that you may like, and best suits your household. Here at Empire State Plumbing, Inc. we are fully equipped to assist you with your replacement of your furnace and can also fully assist you with the installation of your new equipment. We can also remove your [...]

March 12th, 2015|

Save Money with a Programmable Thermostat!

Did you know that you can save up to 10% a year on heating or cooling just by turning your thermostat back 7°- 10°F for 8 hours a day while you are at work? A programmable thermostat that allows the times to be scheduled is even more helpful, and helps you to save throughout the year. We are offering a discount savings on a newly installed programmable thermostat so that you can save money in the long run. Have your thermostat adjusted to be turned down while no one is at home during the day, but then program it to warm up right before you get home. That’s right! While you are commuting on your ride home after a long day; it’s nice to know your home will be just the right temperature when you arrive. This can be applied for heating and cooling temperatures in order to not waste energy and extended costs. That is a savings in your pocket that you don’t even have to think about! Stop forgetting to adjust the temp before you leave for the day, the programmable thermostat will do it for you! Already have a programmable thermostat and need some troubleshooting? If you [...]

March 12th, 2015|

What to Do When Pipes Freeze

When you are struck with a catastrophe such as pipes freezing and bursting, a trusted master plumber will be able to come to the rescue for your frozen pipe damage. This tragic event could cost thousands of dollars to repair and it’s important to trust an expert who knows exactly how to handle such a plumbing issue. In the event that this does happen given the extreme seasonal weather in the Albany area, it’s important to call a master plumber that you can trust with affordable emergency rates. Here at Empire State Plumbing, Inc. we can handle such emergency situations day or night with affordable rates. We can also put you in touch with our network of contractors that specialize in water damage mitigation and restoration. Let’s talk about frozen pipe preventative measures that can help you out in the future. Most people take a vacation in the winter to escape the severe cold, but be sure that your pipes are properly insulated on the exterior parameter of your homes basement or crawlspace if you have one. Locate your main water valve in the home so you know where it is in the event of a plumbing emergency. Look for [...]

February 6th, 2015|