Beat the Heat With An A/C Tune-Up

Spring is heating up here in the Atlanta area, and according to The Weather Channel, there’s a great deal of potential for a warmer than average spring in the south this year. With your AC having been dormant all winter long, now’s the time to ensure that it’s ready to handle the unseasonably hot weather ahead. If you don’t know where to start, you’re not alone.

So, how can you get your cooling system ready to take on the spring weather? An early bird AC tune-up is the best course of action, and the team at Anchor Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help.

Why Schedule an AC Tune-up?

Your cooling system is a piece of equipment just like any other. It’s not unlike your car in that it needs to be maintained on a regular basis in order to operate at peak performance, year-after-year. Even the best cooling systems can suffer from emergency breakdown over time, as wear and tear can result in numerous issues that can affect functionality.

For this and many other reasons, we recommend scheduling regular AC tune-ups to ensure that your cooling system is always operating the way that it should be. An AC tune-up will not only keep your home comfortable during the spring and summer months, but will also help keep your energy bills from going through the roof. Perhaps most importantly, a tune-up will reduce the chances that any type of safety issue might occur as a result of a failing AC—paramount to your family’s well-being.

Anchor: Your AC Tune-up Experts

At Anchor, we place a great deal of focus on preventative maintenance when it comes to our customers’ cooling systems. When you schedule an AC tune-up, an Anchor team member will survey the health of your cooling system from top to bottom, identifying any potential issues and making note of what they find.

They’ll take steps to make it easier for your AC to do its job, such as lubricating parts, tightening connections, cleaning filters and more. If a problem is suspected, your tune-up specialist will walk you through what’s happening and offer advice as to how you should move forward for best results.

In the end, you can expect a more comfortable home environment, lower energy bills, and peace of mind for you and your family.

Schedule a Spring Tune-up Today!

The warm weather of spring is only going to keep getting hotter, which means you can’t afford to simply sit back and do nothing. When you sign up for our EZ-Pay Program, for a low monthly cost, you’ll receive an annual tune-up and maintenance visit for both your cooling and heating system. EZ-Pay is a simple way to remember to schedule your tune-ups, save money, and gain peace of mind year-round.

Don’t wait for summer—contact us today to schedule your spring tune-up.

Peace of Mind with a Comfort Agreement: E-Z Pay

With winter finally over, the hot Atlanta summer isn’t far away. It’s one of the reasons that so many people use spring as a time to improve home performance, paying particular attention to their air conditioning units. HVAC maintenance is something that often goes overlooked, but anyone who has ever experienced an emergency breakdown on one of the hottest days of the year knows just how important it actually is.

Looking to ensure a comfortable home this summer without breaking the bank? Anchor’s E-Z Pay program is the solution.

Why AC Preventative Maintenance Matters

Let’s face it—most people don’t pay attention to how well their air conditioner is operating — that is, until it finally dies on them (and usually on the worst possible day). This is something that no one wants to deal with and one of the main reasons to consider preventative maintenance.

Even if your HVAC system was top-of-line when first purchased, it will require regular check-ups to operate at peak performance. Otherwise, issues will begin to present themselves—just like with a car or truck.

The benefits of AC preventative maintenance are undeniable, including:

  • Reduced energy bills
  • Boosted home comfort
  • Better indoor air quality
  • Reduced risk of emergency breakdown
  • A safer home environment

How E-Z Pay Can Help

Many of our customers are understandably concerned about sticking to a tight budget, which can make finding wiggle room for home upgrades easier said than done. This is one of the main reasons why we’ve created E-Z Pay, our program for helping you to save serious money while staying comfortable throughout the entire year. For a low monthly cost, you’ll receive regular maintenance that will result in longer systems life and less need for repairs.

Most homeowners find that E-Z pay takes the guesswork out of the scenario. You won’t have to worry about saving up for repairs or taking note of when your AC is in need of maintenance—everything will play out the way it’s supposed to, and your AC will continue to function at peak performance for years to come.

The hot summer sun will be beating down on Atlanta sooner than later, and now’s the time to ensure that you’re prepared. Not sure where to start? The team at Anchor AC can help.

Contact us today to learn more about our E-Z Pay program or to schedule AC maintenance.  

Is It Time to Upgrade Your HVAC System?

Winter is an excellent time of year for greater Atlanta homeowners to think about ways in which to improve home performance. Many enjoy the cooler weather this time of year brings, as it allows them to prepare for the heat of summer. Some will remember difficulties keeping the home cool last summer, and if this is true for you, the answer may be found in upgrading your HVAC system.

How exactly can you tell if it’s time to upgrade your home’s air conditioner?

Warning Sign #1: Age

In many ways, an HVAC system is kind of like a car. When you buy it new and drive it off the lot, that “new car feel” seems like it could last forever. Obviously, this isn’t how things usually go, as repairs and maintenance are crucial to keeping the vehicle on the road year after year.

Even the most well-maintained vehicles will eventually need to be retired, and the same can be said for an air conditioning system. Air conditioners typically need to be replaced after 10-15 years, so it’s often possible to tell whether or not it’s time for an upgrade based solely on the system’s age.

Warning Sign #2: Increased Energy Costs

Have you noticed that your energy bill is on the rise with each passing summer, yet you’re not running extra equipment? This can often be a sign that something isn’t running as efficiently as it used to, and in many cases, heating and cooling systems can serve as the culprit. Having the unit inspected is a good way to determine if it’s the cause behind your energy bill increase and can also serve to isolate any other issues that might be occurring.

Warning Sign #3: Odd Noises or Smells

A general rule of thumb with heating and cooling systems is that you shouldn’t necessarily notice that they’re operating. An AC that either smells strange or has started to emit odd noises is one that simply isn’t working correctly.

Rather than allowing these types of problems to fester, it’s best to immediately schedule maintenance and see what the issue is. In some cases, upgrading to a new system may be the best solution.

Warning Sign #4: An Uncomfortable Home

Many homeowners know what it’s like to blast the AC on the hottest day of the year, all the while never being able to make certain rooms comfortable. It could be a lack of air sealing and insulation that’s causing the problem, but it could also be that your AC is either sized incorrectly or no longer working properly. Either way, servicing or upgrading your air conditioner will fix the problem in most cases.

Ready to boost home comfort and reduce your energy bills? We’re here to help. Contact us today to learn more about upgrading your HVAC systems.

 

Eliminate that One Cold Area From Your Home

Almost every house seems to have them — a space that’s always too cold during the winter and too hot over the summer. Maybe it’s a room over the garage or a bathroom that was added on at some point.

If you have an area in your home that’s always uncomfortable, what can you do? Luckily, there’s a simple solution that can make your whole Atlanta area home comfortable, no matter the season.

Add a Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump to Your Home

Turn that area in your home around by installing a ductless mini-split heat pump. It is an energy efficient way of both heating and cooling your home.

How Does a Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Work?

Traditional heating and cooling systems require ductwork to heat and cool your home. They also necessitate that you have and maintain two separate units — an air conditioner and a furnace.

A ductless mini-split heat pump is different. These systems consist of two major components. The first is a unit which is installed outside of your home, and the second is a compact air handling system that’s placed inside. The two pieces are connected through tubing filled with refrigerant. This unique design allows a ductless mini-split to heat or cool, without requiring ducts to provide year-round comfort.

What are the Benefits of a Ductless Mini-Split?

Ductless mini-split heat pumps are perfect for a smaller space that requires additional comfort control. The benefits of these systems include:

  • A non-invasive, quick installation which doesn’t require any ductwork
  • Providing both heating and air conditioning
  • Superior energy efficiency
  • Supplementing an existing HVAC system to bring comfort directly to any uncomfortable areas or using several throughout the home to completely replace central HVAC

Anchor Heating & Air Conditioning: The Atlanta Area HVAC Experts

Suffering from uncomfortable rooms can be stopped. Installing a ductless mini-split heat pump will guarantee exceptional year-round comfort in every space throughout your home!

For over 45 years, Anchor Heating & Air Conditioning has been helping homeowners in the greater Atlanta region improve their home comfort. We can resolve issues with uncomfortable rooms by installing ductless mini-splits or help you with any other HVAC related problems you may be experiencing in your home.

Experience comfort in every room! Contact us or call (770) 942-2873 to schedule a consultation for a mini-split in your home.

The Ultimate New Year’s Resolution for Your Home

As another year comes to a close, you’re probably starting to think about what you can do to make next year even better. Maybe you’re planning to hit the gym four times a week and only eat out once a week. Maybe you want to start saving more and spending less. Maybe you want to spend more meaningful time with your family.

Whatever your New Year’s resolutions are, by setting one main goal for your Atlanta area home you can help accomplish your resolutions related to health, savings and quality time with your family. As 2017 approaches, what can you do at home to make it a great year?

Heating & Cooling Maintenance

Scheduling regular heating and cooling maintenance for your home’s HVAC system is essential to keeping it running at peak performance. Although it may seem like an inconsequential task, seasonal tune ups can offer great benefits.

Increased Savings

Maintenance for your furnace, boiler, air conditioner or heat pump will help you prevent unexpected and potentially costly emergency repairs. By knowing that you can rely on your heater or air conditioner to make it through the season, you’ll gain peace of mind.

Not only will you save by avoiding last minute repairs, but an HVAC system that is performing at peak performance will also be much more efficient. This will allow you to lower your heating and cooling costs throughout the entire year!

Improved IAQ

During a regularly scheduled HVAC maintenance visit, a professional will inspect your unit to ensure there are no carbon monoxide leaks threatening your home’s indoor air quality. An expert will also clean or replace your unit’s air filter. These key pieces of heating and cooling maintenance ensure your home’s air is safe and healthy to breathe.

Enhanced Comfort

With a heat pump, furnace, boiler or air conditioner that’s working as it should, your home will be warm and cozy during the winter and pleasantly cool in the summer. You and your family will be able to stay comfortable year-round.

Improve Your Home Savings, Health & Comfort with Anchor

With regular maintenance through the Anchor Heating & Air Conditioning EZ-Pay program Comfort Agreement, you can easily remember to have your heating and cooling maintenance scheduled. With help from Anchor, you can starting saving money while improving your home’s health and comfort so it’s a safe place for you and your family to enjoy all year long.

Keep your New Year’s resolutions with help from Anchor. Contact us or call (770) 942-2873 to start your Comfort Agreement today!

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