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!

Will Your Furnace Last Through the Winter?

With winter in full effect  here in Atlanta, you’re probably starting to rely on your heating system full-time to keep you comfortable at home. It’s no secret that you use your heating system the most during winter; but have you thought about the stress that full-time use for months on end could put on your heating system? Even if your furnace seemed to be functioning well when you first turned it on this year, that doesn’t mean it’s going to last you all season.

Schedule Heating Maintenance to Keep Your Furnace Running

The most important thing you can do is schedule heating maintenance for your furnace. During a service visit, a heating professional will clean your furnace, lubricate all moving parts, and optimize it for peak performance all winter long. Your heating professional will also catch any minor repairs that may be needed before they escalate into larger issues. Regular maintenance for your heating system is the key to extending the life of your furnace.

Maintain Your Furnace Between Service Visits

In addition to scheduling furnace maintenance, there are a few simple measures you can take to help extend the life of your furnace. First, be sure to check your furnace’s air filter every month. Your heating professional will take care of this during your annual furnace tune-up, but it’s important to check it in the months between visits, as most filters need to be cleaned or replaced every one to three months. Some units have an indicator light that tells you when your furnace’s air filter is starting to get clogged.

Old Furnace? Consider Replacing Your Unit

If your furnace is malfunctioning, inefficient, or eight to ten years old, it might be time for a replacement. A new, energy efficient furnace will keep your home more comfortable, all while consuming less energy. Trane furnaces have especially high efficiency ratings and come with features like built-in intelligence to make maintenance a cinch. Our financing options make upgrading your furnace more affordable than ever.

Not sure if your furnace will make it through the winter? Contact us or call (770) 942-2873 today to talk to a heating specialist!

Our Involvement with the Georgia Gravity Games

This year, Anchor Heating & Air Conditioning was proud to participate in the 4th Annual Georgia Gravity Games held on November 4, 2017 — an initiative that was started to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for Georgia students. We sponsored a car for Bright Star Elementary School, which is located right here in Douglasville, Georgia.

What Are the Georgia Gravity Games?

The Georgia Gravity Games is a gravity-only car race competition held in downtown Douglasville, where cars must rely on gravity alone to get them to the finish line. The initiative is sponsored by Google, Georgia Tech, and the City of Douglasville, and was designed to get students here in Georgia excited about STEM subjects.

Each team of students from a local school must engineer their own soap box derby-style car and race it downhill during this educational and hands-on event. This gives young engineering minds in the area the opportunity to take what they’re learning in the classroom and apply it in a fun way. More than 55 teams of local students 8 to 17 years of age participated in the Gravity Games this year, and an estimated 2,000 spectators attended.

Our Car: Bright Star Elementary School’s Bright Blue Racer

As a local heating and air conditioning contractor here in Douglas County, we had the opportunity to sponsor a car for this year’s Gravity Games. With our sponsorship, we helped students at Bright Star Elementary School get the supplies they needed to design and drive this blue racer. Our bright blue car sped on to the second round of this year’s Games!

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Our participation in this landmark event fits in well with our company history, as our founder Jack Tysor contributed much of his time to improving his community. He was a member of the Douglas County School Board for eight years and has served with several other organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club. We take pride in continuing to find similar opportunities to make a difference here in the Douglasville community. We’re looking forward to next year’s Gravity Games!

Call (770) 942-2873 or contact us today to learn more about our services and our participation in the local community.

You CAN Afford a New, Efficient HVAC System This Holiday Season

With the holiday season fast approaching, temperatures are finally dropping here from Marietta down to Peachtree City. Will your heating system be able to keep your home warm this holiday season?

You probably have holiday shopping on your mind, but now is also a good time to consider upgrading to a high-efficiency Trane heating system. Upgrading your system will not only enhance home comfort but also reduce energy consumption and lower your utility costs all winter long. With simple financing for your heating upgrade, you can improve your home’s comfort and energy efficiency while still leaving room in your budget for all of your holiday needs.

Simple Financing for Your Heating System Upgrade

Upgrading to an energy efficient heating system doesn’t have to break the bank. A financing plan allows you to spread the cost of your new furnace or heat pump out over an extended period of time. With Anchor’s financing program, a new and efficient Trane system is within your reach; all you have to do is apply. Our special financing is provided with approved credit by Wells Fargo.

Save Even More with Energy Efficiency

Simple financing will give you major peace of mind as you upgrade your heating system, but your new system itself will offer perhaps the greatest financial benefits in the long run. This is because when you switch to an energy efficient furnace or heat pump from Trane, you can reduce your heating system’s energy consumption significantly.

When your heating system is consuming less energy, it will cost less to keep your home comfortable during the winter. It’s as simple as that. And because heating equipment from Trane is the most reliable in the industry and comes with a five-year warranty, you can worry less about costly emergency heating repairs with your new system.

Get 0% APR for 60 Months

With our current fall promotion, saving on a new and energy efficient Trane furnace or heat pump is easier than ever before. Now through December 15, 2017, you can get 0% APR for 60 months or $1,000 trade-in allowance on qualifying systems. Additional financing and trade-in offers are also available. You’ll definitely want to take advantage of this special promotion before time runs out!

Want to upgrade your heating system affordably this holiday season? Call (770) 942-2873 or contact us to schedule a free in-home consultation!