EMI Mechanical Blog

The Importance of Commercial Water Filtration

February 11th, 2019

water-testingIf you own a commercial property, it’s your duty to supply water to several, if not hundreds, of people. Making sure that water is clean and free of contaminants is a top priority for their health and safety.

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Replace That Old Commercial Water Heater

January 28th, 2019

You owe it to your employees and your customers to provide a comfortable business environment, which is why maintaining and upgrading your HVAC and plumbing systems as needed is super important. Your commercial water heater is responsible for providing vast quantities of hot water to potentially hundreds of employees, so what happens when the system is no longer up to date?

Installing a new, updated water heater in your commercial property is an effective way to maximize efficiency while maintaining comfort, so consider replacing your old system. Commercial water heaters are massive, complex systems, so it is very important that you hire a professional contractor who is skilled and experienced in commercial water heater replacement to perform your job. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of upgrading your commercial water heater, keep reading below. We have outlined just some of the reasons why you should consider commercial water heater replacement in Jackson, MS. 

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Signs that You Need Commercial Heating Repair

January 14th, 2019

If you are like many business owners, you likely have many responsibilities to juggle. One of these responsibilities is keeping your workplace comfortable for employees, and doing so on a fixed budget. Your commercial heater works hard all winter long to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, so what do you do if something breaks?

If you notice any signs of a problem, it is better to schedule your heater repair in Brandon, MS right away. Waiting to schedule services could end up making the problem significantly worse, leading to higher utility costs and an even costlier repair bill. This is why it is important to be aware of signs that suggest you have a problem on your hands. Below, we have outlined some a few of them. 

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It’s Not Too Early to Think About Commercial AC Maintenance

December 31st, 2018

As a business owner, you likely put the comfort of the individuals who enter your business high on your priority list. Though we still have a long chilly season ahead of us, you should begin thinking about your commercial air conditioner repair and maintenance services.

Think back to last summer. Did you schedule maintenance services? Did you notice any signs of an issue? If you answered “no” to the first question, or “yes” to the second, contact your local commercial HVAC company. Your commercial AC requires regular maintenance and repair to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. When temperatures soar well into the 90s, you’ll want a working AC in your business.

In case you need more convincing, we have provided a list of reasons as to why it’s never too early to think about AC repair and maintenance:

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Tips to Improve Commercial Heating Efficiency

December 17th, 2018

We know how important it is for you as a business owner to keep your employees and customers comfortable and warm throughout the heating season. We know that winter here in Mississippi is mild compared to some other parts of the country, but when the temperature dips below 60 degrees, you’ll want an efficient commercial heating system.

It is always best to consult with a professional HVAC technician about your system’s specific needs. Every system is different and requires the hands of a trained professional to get the job done right. EMI Mechanical offers commercial heating services in Jackson, MS. We want to help you both improve and maintain your commercial heating system’s effectiveness and efficiency. But in the meantime, we have provided you with some tips and tricks on how to improve your commercial heating system’s efficiency.

Use a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats can be an effective way to save you money on energy bills. A programmable thermostat allows you to set a nice, warm temperature during the workday and a cooler temperature overnight. Simply setting an appropriate temperature for various times throughout the day can cut heating costs by hundreds of dollars.

Invest in Proper Sealing

When your ducts are professionally sealed, heating efficiency can be increased by up to 20%! Over time, ducts can become faulty, which can lead to leaks. Leaks in the ductwork decrease heating efficiency dramatically and you begin paying for lost heat. Only an HVAC professional can inspect your ductwork and ensure that it is properly sealed.

Consider an Upgrade

Older heating systems are simply not as efficient as current models. It is highly recommended that systems that are more than 15 years or older be replaced by a newer, more efficient model. Today’s systems can be up to 98% effective, meaning that 98% of the fuel being used becomes heat for your business. Why spend money on wasted fuel?

Regular Maintenance

The best way to ensure your commercial heating system remains efficient is to schedule regular maintenance services. Your HVAC technician will inspect the system for any signs of a potential problem, giving he or she the ability to fix any minor problem before it becomes major. Trust us, commercial heating repair bills are costlier than maintenance bills. It is always better to remain proactive.

We understand that things do happen, and repair service is inevitable. If you, or any of your employees, suspect any issues with your commercial heating system, don’t hesitate to schedule repair service! Waiting to contact a qualified professional can put your entire system in jeopardy.  Scheduling timely repair services is another great way to improve and maintain the overall efficiency of your system.

Here at EMI Mechanical, we know how important the comfort of your employees and customers is to you. We offer preventative maintenance, repair, replacement, and installation services to ensure your system’s longevity. No matter what system you are using, we recommend scheduling maintenance services at least twice a year.

To schedule your commercial heater maintenance or repair service, contact EMI Mechanical today!

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Don’t Forget About Your Commercial Heating Tune-Up

December 3rd, 2018

commercial-techsWhen you run a business, the last thing that you want to be worrying about is a heater that is failing to live up to your expectations—not to mention the expectations of those that work in and patronize your property. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees in life, and you cannot just expect your commercial heating system to operate properly at all times. No system is ever truly 100% reliable. Does that mean that you should just sit back and wait for disaster to strike, though?

No, of course not. Take a proactive approach in protecting your commercial heating system. Schedule routine commercial heating maintenance in Jackson, MS. Mild winters do not mean that you can eek by with a subpar performance from your commercial heater. If you want to maintain a happy workforce or impress your patrons and potential clients, greeting them with a warm and comfortable property is a top priority. Read on for more tips about how commercial heating maintenance benefits you.

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Signs of Trouble with Your Commercial Ductwork

November 19th, 2018

commercial-rooftop-ductsDiagnosing problems with ductwork, in general, can be tricky. In a commercial setting, however, it gets even more complicated. Why? Because commercial ductwork is so expansive. Even smaller commercial properties present a much more complex set of issues for ductwork than your average residential setup will. That is why you want to schedule your commercial ductwork repairs in Jackson with skilled, trained professionals.

The technicians on our team not only have the tools to diagnose problems with your ductwork and pinpoint their sources accurately, but the skill to do so successfully! Remember, heating and cooling your commercial property “good enough” just is not good enough. While issues with your air ducts may not render your commercial HVAC systems useless immediately, they are going to cause problems in a number of different ways. Stay on the lookout for signs of trouble with your commercial ductwork, and never try to resolve any problems on your own. This is a task for professional technicians only.

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Commercial Heating Problems to Watch for This Fall

November 5th, 2018

commercial-HVACCommercial heating systems are put under a lot of strain during the fall and winter months. That strain has consequences, namely the higher number of repair needs that often show up during these months. Preventive maintenance can go a long way towards reducing the odds of a serious problem affecting your system, which is why we recommend it to all of our customers. However, no amount of maintenance can guarantee that your system will go the entire season without developing problems. That’s why you need to be on the lookout for any signs that your commercial heating system is dealing with some sort of issue. The faster you can identify signs of a problem, the faster you can have it repaired and the better off your system will be. The following are a few of the more common signs that your system is in need of repairs.

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Signs You Probably Need a New Commercial Heating System

October 22nd, 2018

commercial-HVACCommercial heating systems can last quite a long time. No amount of care and maintenance will extend one’s lifespan indefinitely, though. That’s why it’s important to make sure you can identify when your commercial heating system is getting close to the end of its life. If you can identify that the system needs replacing earlier, you won’t have to deal with not having heat for a few days when it breaks down in the middle of winter. The following are a few of the most common signs that you commercial heating system is in need of replacing.

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October 16th, 2018


New tax changes took effect this year, including changes to Section 179 of the IRS tax code that specifies how businesses can deduct equipment purchases. Under the new Section 179 tax rules for 2018, businesses can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE of qualifying equipment purchased or financed this year.

Luckily for those in need of new or replacement heating and air conditioning, “qualifying equipment” includes HVAC systems.

As you may know, in the past businesses could deduct these expenses only in small amounts by depreciating the cost over a period of years (sometimes decades). Unfortunately, those small savings weren’t much help in paying for a large expense like a new HVAC system.

For 2018, things have changed dramatically. When you purchase or finance new HVAC equipment this year, you’ll get a substantial tax deduction… enough to help offset the expense. That takes a lot of the stress out of making a large investment in equipment!



When you buy or finance HVAC equipment in 2018, you can write off the ENTIRE COST on your 2018 tax return. That includes the cost of installation. No more long 20-year depreciation schedules.

If you have a larger business, there are a limits you should know about:

  • Under section 179, there is a limit of $1 million in deductions on total equipment purchases up to $2.5 million.
  • In 2018 there’s also a Bonus Depreciation clause that lets you deduct 100% of additional expenses up to the $2.5 million limit.
  • And, you can still depreciate additional equipment expenses up to $3.5 million over a period of years.

There’s a helpful website that explains the details and provides a calculator to help you figure out your potential savings: http://www.section179.org/.


Assuming you spend less than $3.5 million on equipment, any American business can take advantage of the Section 179 tax break on equipment purchases. To get this year’s benefits, the new equipment must be put into service by December 31, 2018.

Also, it’s a good idea to check with your tax advisor for details about the new deductions and to learn about bonus depreciation for larger purchases.



Is your air conditioning system more than 10 years old? If so, it probably uses a refrigerant called R22 (also known as Freon). That refrigerant is being phased out by the EPA because it has caused considerable damage to the Earth’s ozone layer. In 2020, R22 will be completely banned in the US.

What does that mean for you? If your air conditioner uses R22, it will get increasingly expensive to fix when it breaks. That’s because, as the supply of R22 dwindles, the cost is rising dramatically.

So, save yourself what promises to be an exorbitant expense (repairing your old R22 air conditioner). Instead, replace it in 2018 and save a bundle. Once R22 is banned, you’ll be faced with having to replace your old unit or potentially incur a costly expense retrofitting the equipment with alternative refrigerants (that may or may not be compatible with your system). Why not replace the equipment it now and get the tax break?



Older air conditioning systems usually break down at the worst possible time – in the extreme heat, forcing you to spend thousands of dollars on out-dated equipment just to get it running as quickly as possible. A planned replacement will have your AC down in the fall or winter, when it’s NOT crucial to your business.



Energy-Efficient. Commercial buildings use significant amounts of energy every month. This translates to a large portion of your company’s utility bill. A new, energy efficient system can easily save you up to 50%.

Comfort. A new system means consistent temperatures, humidity control, and better air quality for your employees and your customers.

Warranty. Buying a new system means that you can breathe a sigh of relief and trust that your system is covered under warranty. Our heating and cooling systems come with warranties that allow you to make repairs if needed. No matter what the weather throws your way, a new system will keep you comfortable inside and offer the reliability, energy efficiency, and comfort that you require for your business.


Whether you’re responsible for the installation of a new HVAC system or repairing and maintaining existing equipment, EMI Mechanical has the experience to service and maintain any system throughout its lifecycle. Across central Mississippi, we’re recognized as one of the region’s most respected and referred HVAC experts. When you purchase a preventive maintenance service agreement from EMI, you’re backed by an industry leader with that has earned its reputation over 60 years of trustworthy business conduct and quality service.



Your account is managed by an EMI project manager and backed by an expert staff of over 100 highly trained professionals. EMI boasts a comprehensive program of continuous staff training and professional development on state-of-the- art practices and processes.


EMI customers also enjoy these benefits:

  • Quick-to-respond, accessible workforce and a fleet of 65+ vehicles
  • 24/7 emergency standby service
  • In-house 7,000 sq ft sheet metal fabrication shop
  • Over 60 years of trusted, professional service, design and installation

We invite you to call us for a quote on your equipment purchase or service needs. We think you’ll  agree that hearing what we have to say will be one of the best decisions you make in researching  your HVAC needs.




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