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December 20, 2023

Winter is just around the corner here in Hiram and the Metro-Atlanta area, and temperatures are already starting to drop. If you’re looking for a way to maximize the performance of your heating system this winter, take a look at these maintenance steps! From DIY winter heating tips to professional services, the team at Anchor Heating & Air is here to help make sure your furnace or heat pump is running smoothly this winter, and for many more winters to come. 

Change Your Air Filters 

The filter on your HVAC system captures pollen, dust, and other particles that can affect your home’s indoor air quality. As the particles accumulate, however, it can restrict airflow and create unnecessary wear and tear on your system. In general, your HVAC air filter should be changed every 60-90 days, but if someone in your household suffers from allergies or asthma, more frequent changes could provide some relief. 

Check & Test Your Heating System

It’s always a good idea to give your heating system a test run before winter truly sets in. This can help you identify any potential issues early, so you can avoid a breakdown when you need it most. Keep on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary, like strange noises, smells, or a lack of warm air from your vents. It’s also important to give your furnace or heat pump a visual inspection for leaks or rust.

Make Sure Your Vents Are Open

It’s a common misconception that closing your vents will save energy. In fact, it can actually cause your heating system to overwork itself and increase your heating costs. You should also make sure that your vents are clear from obstructions, like furniture or plants, to ensure proper airflow. 

The Importance of HVAC Maintenance

The easiest and most effective way to keep your home’s heating system running efficiently is with regular HVAC maintenance. By getting a professional tune-up of your furnace or heat pump, you’ll notice a difference in its efficiency and operation, with benefits that include:

  • Improved home comfort 
  • Lower energy costs 
  • Longer system lifespan 
  • Fewer emergency repairs 
  • Less risk of carbon monoxide leaks 
  • Healthier indoor air 

At Anchor, we offer comprehensive HVAC maintenance services, and with our EZ-Pay Program you’ll never have to remember to schedule your HVAC tune-up again! For less than $20 a month, you’ll get 2 maintenance visits per year (one for heating and one for cooling), a 10% discount on repairs and upgrades, and 24-hour emergency services. 

Need a New HVAC? Call Anchor Heating & Air

There comes a time when every HVAC system needs to be replaced with a newer model. When that time comes in your Cascade or Tyrone home, reach out to Anchor. Our highly-trained staff can accurately calculate the heating load of your home’s specific needs and find the right-sized heating system for you. As Trane Comfort Specialists, we also only install the most advanced heating systems on the market today. 

Anchor Heating & Air has been helping families throughout Newnan, Douglasville, and surrounding areas with their heating and cooling needs since 1971. With years of experience and a wealth of HVAC knowledge under our belts, we can help you with heating your Atlanta home. Ready to get started?

Schedule winter HVAC maintenance, repairs, or installation with the Anchor team today. Call (770) 942-2873 or contact us online.

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