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!

Early Bird Furnace Maintenance Before it Gets Cold

Although summer’s over, the temperatures here in the greater Atlanta area haven’t signalled fall entirely. However, before we know it the mercury will drop along with the leaves.

It’s important you’re prepared or else you might be left shivering in a home that isn’t heated properly. Fortunately, by being an early bird with your furnace maintenance you’ll be ready for whatever the temperatures bring.

Why Does Furnace Maintenance Matter?

It might seem premature to call in a professional to tune-up your furnace before it even gets cold outside, however, you’ll be saving yourself headaches in the future and taking advantage of all the benefits as soon as you switch on the heat.

  • Comfort during the cold weather

Servicing your furnace now will ensure it’s able to run throughout the winter, so you stay warm and toasty on the days it matters most.

  • Prevention of high heating bills

A furnace tune-up helps your system run efficiently, so you don’t waste energy or money paying for a home that’s not as cozy as you’d like.

  • Healthier indoor air quality

When an expert comes to service your furnace, they’ll either clean or replace the air filter entirely. This will keep the warm air that circulates throughout your home cleaner and healthier for you and your family. In addition, during maintenance, the venting will be checked so you can rest easy knowing that carbon monoxide from your furnace isn’t endangering your household.

  • Minimized chance of breakdowns and costly repairs

Just like a car that gets regular oil changes and service is less likely to break down unexpectedly, a furnace that’s well-maintained also reduces the chances of surprise failures. While a tune-up will cost a small amount up front, it’s worth it to avoid expensive repair costs down the line.

Boost Convenience & Comfort with a Maintenance Agreement

With everything you have going on, it’s hard to remember about maintaining your HVAC systems. However, a maintenance agreement makes it easy. For less than $20 a month, our EZ-Pay program helps you gain peace of mind while saving you money on your heating and cooling bills.

Anchor: Your Atlanta Metro Area Furnace Specialists

At Anchor Heating & Air Conditioning, we want you to stay cozy throughout the fall and winter. So whether you live in Douglasville, Marietta, or anywhere in between, we can help you get comfortable even before the cold weather hits.

Don’t wait until it’s cold outside! Make sure your furnace is ready. Contact us or call (770) 942-2873 today to schedule your appointment.

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.