Make Sure Spring Cleaning Includes Your HVAC System

It sure feels good to air out the house and give it a good, deep cleaning when the weather warms up in spring, before the dog days hit soon afterward. While you’re sweeping out the cobwebs, don’t forget about your HVAC equipment.

A properly cleaned and maintained furnace and air conditioning system will keep you and your family more comfortable and reduce your energy bills all year. If you haven’t had a tune-up in a while, you should think about calling for one. Better yet, why not go ahead and sign up for a regular maintenance program today?

Don’t Skip That Spring Tune-Up

The thought of facing the hottest stretch of the summer in the greater Atlanta region without air conditioning is not a pleasant one. You probably haven’t used your AC since last fall, which means it’s been inactive for months. Now is a good time to have a professional evaluate the operation and efficiency of your system to ensure it keeps running smoothly and at peak efficiency throughout the summer. And, as it’s been running throughout the winter, spring maintenance for your heating system ensures it will be ready when the cold air returns later in the year.

Anchor Heating & Air Conditioning offers air conditioning and heating maintenance to ensure your HVAC equipment keeps running and you avoid unexpected and costly breakdowns. During regular tune-ups, our experienced technicians will catch weakening parts before they break and proactively rectify situations that could affect your system’s efficiency. Our in-depth checklists ensure nothing is overlooked, and we’ll present you with a status report on your equipment after each visit.

The Benefits of Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance lets you stay out ahead of unexpected breakdowns and expensive emergency visits. With your systems running smoothly and more efficiently, you’ll enjoy reduced energy bills. You’ll also enjoy healthier indoor air quality, extended system life and a more comfortable home environment.

Time for a Home Energy Upgrade?

Even with regular preventive maintenance and tune-ups, all HVAC systems have a life expectancy, and many older models simply can’t compete with newer units on energy efficiency.

At Anchor, we are Trane Comfort Specialists, offering new, ultra-efficient Trane heating and cooling systems. These new systems allow you to regulate your comfort year-round and can lower your heating and cooling costs by as much as 50%.

Talk to us about maintaining or upgrading your heating or cooling systems. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Make sure your HVAC systems are in peak condition—schedule a spring HVAC tune-up today. Contact us or call (770) 942-2873 to learn more.

Would an In-Home Consultation Help You?

Are your energy bills too high? Do you wonder if your heating or air conditioning is operating as well as it could? If you’re asking these questions, then there probably are ways to improve your home’s energy performance. But where do you start?

Get the answers you need from Anchor Heating & Air Conditioning. An expert consultant will come to your Atlanta metropolitan area home to assess your options and if you decide to replace your heating or air conditioning system the consultation is free.

What Are the Options?

An in-home consultation is the only way to find out exactly what’s happening with regard to heating and cooling in your home. Every situation is unique, so we know it’s important to take into consideration the size of your home, your family’s habits and your budget when determining the heating or cooling solution that’s best for you.

  • Repair

Regular maintenance and necessary repairs are essential to keep your systems running at peak efficiency. It may be that your current system needs only small repairs to provide the comfort you need. Anchor can perform any maintenance or service required or advise you if replacement is a better option.

  • Replace

If your heating and cooling systems are old, it may be time to consider replacement. It’s possible that the cost of repairs will be more than your system is worth or that your system is using more fuel than it should to provide you with only marginal comfort. Your Anchor consultant has the knowledge and expertise to guide you toward the most economical decision.

  • Upgrade

You may want to consider an upgrade even if your current system is still operating. Newer systems are far more energy efficient that their older counterparts, so even if your older system is doing its best, it usually can’t compete on energy efficiency and fuel economy.

At Anchor, we offer highly energy efficient Trane heating and cooling products that can reduce energy bills by as much as 50%. With lower heating and cooling bills, you’ll quickly recoup your upgrade investment.

Personal Attention from Anchor

An important part of your in-home consultation is making sure your systems are properly sized. Our technicians are trained to calculate the heating and cooling load of your home to ensure the right equipment is installed to provide you with the utmost in home comfort. And once it’s installed, we can ensure it runs smoothly for years with proper maintenance.

At Anchor, we want all our customers to have the comfortable, energy efficient homes they deserve, so we offer competitive financing options to make that possible. Find out how affordable increased home comfort and energy savings can be for you.

Ask for your in-home consultation today. Contact us or call (770) 942-2873 to get started.

More Than an HVAC Company: Anchor is Part of the Community

Although we’re not a small shop located in downtown with a storefront and local products, we are a large part of the community here in the Douglasville, GA area. In fact, we’ve been a family-run company for almost 50 years, and during all of our time in business we have been giving back to our community.

A History of Local Participation

Jack Tysor, the founder of Anchor Heating & Air Conditioning, contributed to improving the local community. In fact, he was a member of the Douglas County School Board for eight years while also running his successful HVAC business. Jack also served by contributing his time with several other organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club.

Now Jack’s son, Barry Tysor, runs Anchor Heating & Air Conditioning and continues the time-honored tradition of making sure that the business is involved in making the local community a better place.

Anchor’s Involvement in the Douglasville Area Community

We do much more than just install, repair, and maintain heating and air conditioning systems for homeowners in the community!

Just this past fall we sponsored a car in the Georgia Gravity Games — an initiative that supports science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for Georgia students. We are also involved in donating to school music programs. Most recently, we sponsored the Eastside Elementary School’s music program.

In addition, we have participated in the Taste of Douglasville which works with the Cultural Arts Council to reach local students and provide affordable art camps. Finally, one of our ongoing partnerships is with the Arbor Station Elementary School. We help to donate gifts to raffles and sponsor contests at the school.

These and many other ways we’re involved in the community are just a small manner in which we try to give back to the neighborhoods in our area.

Support Your Community by Choosing Anchor for Your HVAC Needs

Deciding to go with Anchor Heating & Air Conditioning for your home’s HVAC needs gives you access to the best products and people available. You will also have a guarantee that you’re working with a business that takes pride in investing in our local community.

We’ll also help make keeping your home comfortable easy and affordable, with available financing and a simple EZ-Pay Program for maintenance.

Does your home need heating or air conditioning help? We’re here for you and the community. Contact us or call (770) 942-2873 today!

Heating Emergency Checklist

 

Want to prevent a heating emergency this winter?

Be sure to add these things to your checklist.

  1. Schedule annual maintenance.

Regular maintenance keeps your system working efficiently.

  1. Check your furnace filter monthly.

This will prevent breakdown due to overheating.

  1. Call an expert at the first sign of trouble.

This keeps minor issues from escalating into larger ones.

  1. Replace your equipment if it is 10 years or older.

An older heating unit may require frequent costly repairs.

  1. Enroll in a maintenance plan.

This makes heating maintenance simple and convenient.

Don’t take any chances with your heating system this winter.

Talk to a heating expert today!

How to Avoid an Emergency Heating Repair

Have you ever come home after a long day of work, only to find that your house feels especially chilly? You turn up the temperature on your thermostat, yet your heating system just doesn’t seem to want to kick on. Unfortunately, this is a problem that many homeowners throughout the metro Atlanta area face during the winter. A heating system breakdown is not only inconvenient but can also be very costly. Be sure to employ these tips if you want to avoid an emergency heating repair this season.

Schedule a Heating Tune-Up

Preventive maintenance is the number-one way to keep your heating system running with minimal issues. We recommend scheduling a heating tune-up at least once a year for optimal performance.

During a tune-up, an HVAC specialist will inspect your heating equipment for safe and proper function, looking at all moving parts and making tweaks as necessary to maximize efficiency. Your HVAC specialist will also change your unit’s filter to prevent overheating and keep your indoor air clean. This filter should be checked monthly and cleaned or replaced as needed in between service visits. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual heating tune-up this season, be sure to do so as soon as possible.

Call a Heating Expert at the First Sign of Trouble

Sometimes problems do arise, despite our best efforts to prevent them. If you notice that something seems to be off with your heating system, call an expert at the first sign of trouble. Scheduling a repair early on will prevent smaller issues from becoming larger, more costly ones. Some signs of trouble you should watch out for include:

  • Yellow or flickering burner flame
  • Loud noises or funny smells
  • Unexpected furnace shut-offs
  • Difficulty keeping your home warm
  • Abnormally high heating bills

When a more intensive repair is necessary, especially with an older unit, a heating specialist can also help you decide if it would make more financial sense to upgrade to a new heating unit.

Enroll in a Maintenance Plan

Whether you want to continue using your existing furnace or recently installed a new, high efficiency heating unit, enrolling in a maintenance plan will help you extend the life of your heating system. A maintenance plan makes heating maintenance simple with regular, scheduled tune-ups and special discounts on repairs. At Anchor, we give our customers from Marietta down to Peachtree City peace of mind through our EZ-Pay Program. Customers get two annual maintenance visits per year, a 10% discount on repairs, and 24 hour emergency service for their Trane furnaces and heating units, all for a low, monthly fee.

Don’t let a heating breakdown inconvenience you this winter. Call (770) 942-2873 or contact us today to schedule heating maintenance!