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.

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!

Harvest the Benefits of Early Heating Maintenance

Fall is here. Is your furnace ready? Schedule early maintenance for your furnace so you can start reaping the benefits now!

Increase Home Comfort

A well maintained heating system stabilizes home temperatures and keeps you warm no matter the temperature outside. A tune-up for your furnace will make sure your heating system is ready to do its job of keeping you and your family comfortable in the months ahead.

Prevent High Heating Bills

An inefficient heating system uses more energy than it needs to and generates high heating bills as a result. Regular maintenance for your heating system will ensure that it’s running as efficiently as possible, saving you money on your heating bills.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

A malfunctioning furnace can introduce carbon monoxide and other toxins into your home. During a heating tune-up, we will test for carbon monoxide and make sure your furnace is bringing the cleanest possible heated air into your home.

Prevent Breakdowns & Repairs

Nothing is worse than having your heating system break down in the dead of winter. Scheduling a heating tune-up now will extend the life of your system and prevent the need for costly repairs later on.

Schedule your furnace maintenance before it’s too late! Contact us or call (770) 942-2873 to get started!