If your familiarity with water heaters only extends to a traditional water heater, you need to meet its good-looking cousin––the tankless. While both hot water tanks heat water for your home, the tankless or on-demand water heater has some attractive advantages you should consider when you are ready to replace your current tank or install […]
Keeping Your Home Comfortable Humidity is a major player in home comfort and your air conditioner and dehumidifier can play large parts in helping you manage the level of humidity in your home. If you have a well maintained air conditioner that is functioning properly it will remove the humidity from your home. If your […]
Before starting any kind of routine maintenance or cleaning make sure you have taken the proper safety precautions, such as turning your appliance off.
Sometimes industry jargon can be intimidating. We at Alkota Plumbing and Heating would like to explain a few HVAC terms to make you feel more comfortable.
Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ).
Your furnace flue keeps you and anyone else in your home safe from breathing harmful gases. What else does it do?
We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop below normal ranges, as homeowners here in Anchorage, AK, encounter problems with their home’s heating system.
During the colder months of winter, frozen pipes can be a real concern. It’s not only about the pipes freezing and you not having water. The bigger issue is when the pipes burst, causing all levels of havoc and damage to your home. Just like everything else in life, an ounce of prevention is worth […]
You’ve gone to inspect your furnace filter, only to find it’s sopping wet! The bad news is there’s something wrong with your furnace. The good news is it can usually be repaired quickly.
Great question! Generally, your thermostat will have two temperature options: Heat and Cool. Nearby, you can choose between On or Auto for your fan setting. On tells your HVAC unit to run its fans all the time, even when the air isn’t being heated or cooled. Auto means the fan only runs when your air […]