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Plumbing

Plumbing
We offer a full range of residential and commercial plumbing services, and are committed to providing professional, honest and affordable service on every job.

Emergency Services

Emergency
We offer emergency heating, plumbing and pipe thawing services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without costing you a fortune. Call us at 907-332-5325 with your emergency.

Heating

Heating
At Alkota Plumbing and Heating, we provide the highest level of quality in all our installations, and all jobs are performed by highly-experienced contractors you can trust.

Welcome to Alkota Plumbing and Heating, Inc.!

American StandardServicing the Anchorage Bowl and surrounding Communities since 1984!

We are an Alaskan owned and operated company. Alkota Plumbing and Heating’s team of licensed professionals is dedicated to providing all of our customers with top-notch plumbing, heating and installation services. Thomas Gervais, founder and owner of Alkota Plumbing and Heating, started this company with a strong emphasis on quality and workmanship as the cornerstone. In fact, the original slogan for the business was “We Take Pride in Our Quality”.

When you choose Alkota Plumbing and Heating you can remain confident that we will provide you with trained, courteous, clean and respectful technicians that will treat each home as their own. Whatever your plumbing, heating and installation job needs, we will provide you with a quality experience!

Alkota Plumbing and Heating provides plumbing, heating and installation services in Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugiak, Wasilla, Palmer, Girdwood and surrounding communities. For service call us at 907-332-5325 or request an appointment online.

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Plumbing

Plumbing
We offer a full range of residential and commercial plumbing services, and are committed to providing professional, honest and affordable service on every job.

Emergency Services

Emergency
We offer emergency heating, plumbing and pipe thawing services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without costing you a fortune. Call us at 907-332-5325 with your emergency.

Heating

Heating
At Alkota Plumbing and Heating, we provide the highest level of quality in all our installations, and all jobs are performed by highly-experienced contractors you can trust.

Customer Testimonials

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Great service, on time and under budget! Our business experienced a frozen pipe because of a zone valve failure over the weekend. We called Alkota and set up time for them to come out. Curt was great and had us with heat in short order. Best of all, no broken pipes! Great job!

I called, Alkota came running to help. My water heater is crammed back into a very tight corner and it slowed things down a bit, but that’s no surprise. I rate my experience very high on the positive side of the scale. Extra kudos to Joe for rescuing my dog after he decided that the yawning hole into the crawlspace was too interesting to explore. I would never have been able to get him out on my own.

Great customer service! Straight shooters and honest work! I highly recommend them.

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Air Cleaner vs. Air Purifier

When trying to improve the indoor air quality in your home, you may consider installing an air cleaner or air purifier. These devices filter unwanted contaminants out of your home’s air—allowing you to breathe easier and healthier air. But, how do you know what the difference is between air cleaners and air purifier and which […]

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Thermostat Troubleshooting

A thermostat is a heat-activated switch. It has a temperature sensor that causes the switch to open or close which in turn completes or disrupts the electrical circuit that runs your heating and cooling system. The first thing to check if your HVAC system is not working is your thermostat. Things to Check: Is the […]

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Oil Furnaces vs. Gas Furnaces

From an environmental stand point and at the global level, gas is better than oil because natural gas produces 25 percent less carbon dioxide than oil. From a safety stand point oil is better because oil is not explosive and creates no harmful fumes. Gas furnaces are the number one cause of carbon monoxide related […]

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Well Pump Knowledge

A well pump is part of your well system, and like any other system and investment in your home, you need to know something about it to ensure its proper installation, maintenance, and service. Call us at Alkota, and we can help you in these areas, so you can protect your investment. Types and Installation […]

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Air Handler Knowledge

An HVAC air handler unit (AHU) may resemble a furnace in appearance, but its purpose is very different. It conditions and circulates both cool and hot air, depending on what time of year it is. An air handler works in tandem with your air conditioner or heat pump to help you get the most efficiency […]

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Should I Have My Thermostat on On or Auto?

On your thermostat, there’s a furnace-fan setting for either “On” or “Auto.” Which option is the best choice? There are devotees of both settings, each believing their setting is the optimum one to choose. But in reality, it’s more of a pros-and-cons type of situation. It really depends on which benefits are a priority for […]

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Leaky Ducts Leak Money

Ductwork is a hidden element that is crucial to your home comfort. Ductwork is the system by which warm or cool air circulates throughout your home. It is essential to have well maintained and cared for ductwork in your home. Most of it is hidden behind walls or in places that are not as frequently […]

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What Does AFUE Mean?

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or Average Fuel Utilization Efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your home […]

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How Often Should I Replace My Furnace Filter?

Out of site, out of mind. This is especially true for furnace filters. When you have a clean furnace filter in place, your furnace will run optimally, keeping your home an ideal temperature. A dirty filter will inhibit the performance of your furnace. It may even cause your furnace to fail. What Kind? There are […]

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How Do I Know If I Have a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

Your helpful neighbor suggested the issue you’re having with your gas furnace sounds like it could be due to a cracked heat exchanger. What’s a heat exchanger? How can you tell if that’s what the issue is? What should you do about it?  Don’t ignore the possibility. A cracked heat exchanger in a gas furnace […]

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