Category Archives: Heating

Tank vs. Tankless Water Heater: What’s the Difference?

When the temperatures drop outside, there is nothing like a hot shower to make you feel better. The luxury of having warm water whenever you want it is still relatively new in the United States. Just a few generations ago, people were heating water on a stove when needed. And consumers today have to decide…

When Do I Have an HVAC Emergency on My Hands?

Alaskans in the greater Anchorage area understand the necessity of good heating. The extreme lows of the temperature outside can make conditions uncomfortable for you and your family. For keeping toasty warm in the dead of winter, you need reliable heating. But if you experience an HVAC emergency, you may end up in a panic….

What Are the Signs That I Need a Boiler Replacement?

The middle of winter in Alaska is not the time or place for a boiler to kick the bucket. Be proactive and get yours replaced before you’re in a tight spot! Here are the signs that your boiler may be close to giving up the ghost. 1. Your Boiler is Over 15 Years Old Age…

What Are the Signs That I Need a Furnace Replacement?

A new furnace is a big investment. How do you know if your current system needs an update or if it could carry on for a few more years? Here are 7 signs you may need a furnace replacement. 1. Your Furnace Is Getting Old The average lifespan of a furnace is 15-20 years. If…

7 Ways to Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter

This morning was a chilly one, Alaska! Did you wake up to a cold house this morning or were you ready for the temperature to drop? It’s that time of year where we’re all kicking our furnaces back on and crossing our fingers, hoping they start successfully. Here are some ways you can get your…

Sneezing Your Way Through Spring? Get Your HVAC Cleaned

It’s Spring break-up season in Alaska. At this time each year, many of us are reminded of our allergies which lay dormant during the winter months. Fits of sneezing, bouts of coughing, and runny noses may make us almost wish the snow would return! Almost. There is one thing you can do for your Spring…

Cut Your Heating Costs with These Quick Tips! – Part II

Spring may have sprung, but experienced Alaskans know that we still have at least one more heavy snow to come before winter finally kicks the bucket. Last month, we discussed ways to cut heating costs by adjusting your windows and doors and modifying your heating system. Today, we’re going to cover even more heating bill…

Cut Your Heating Costs with These Quick Tips! – Part I

The sun is coming up earlier and earlier every day, but we still have a few months left before summer. It’s never too late to start thinking about how you can cut heating costs! We have compiled a list of all of the heating bill hacks we know. Enjoy part I of our series! Our…

6 Benefits of Installing a Commercial Snowmelt System

Clear walkways and parking lots are a sight for sore eyes in the dead of winter in Alaska. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they are clear of hazardous ice and snow, which tends to pile up excessively in our state. In fact, there are many safety, financial, and environmental benefits to installing a commercial…