Plumbing Problems that Cost You Money

Plumbing Problems That Cost You Money Even though thinking an ostrich will hide its head in the sand to avoid danger is actually a myth, it’s no myth that many Anchorage, Ak, homeowners will ignore plumbing problems, hoping they’ll go away. That can be a costly mistake, as these problems almost never disappear on their […]

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Why Does My Pilot Light Keep Going Out?

The most common reason that your pilot light on your water heater keeps going out is a damaged, bent or dirty thermocouple. What is a thermocouple? The simple definition is that it is a device that measures temperature. More importantly it is the device that regulates the gas flow inside your water heater or furnace. […]

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Furnace Fan Setting: On vs. 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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Why is My Furnace Leaking Water?

You just discovered there’s a puddle water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water? In most cases, it’s not a big repair, so don’t panic. It could be a few different things. However, you will need a certified professional to take a look […]

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Heat Pump vs. Furnace

Looking to install a new heater in your home? Your two most popular choices in Anchorage, AK, are a heat pump and a furnace. But which one to choose? Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other. Here are some things to consider to help you in your decision-making process. […]

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Fall Indoor Air Quality

With fall upon us in Anchorage, AK cooler temperatures are coming. This transition from one season to another most definitely affects your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). In cooler weather, people tend to spend more time indoors at home, so it’s important to be sure your IAQ is protected. How is IAQ Affected in the […]

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Sump Pump Failure

Sump pumps are the silent heroes of basements, and homes in general. Here in Anchorage, sump pumps quietly protect your home from flooding. It only takes that one major rainfall or ice storm to foil your sump pump’s success rate. Our professional plumbers at Alkota Plumbing and Heating recommend keeping your sump pump regularly maintained […]

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HVAC Heat Systems in the Fall

Maintaining your heating equipment ensures it’ll run smoothly the way it should when you need it. Investing your time and money in these seasonal maintenance tasks goes a long way to protect both your home and your HVAC investment. Well-running systems are more energy efficient, so they end up costing you less to run all […]

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5 Common Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

In Anchorage, the plumbers at Alokota Plumbing and Heating get called out to people’s houses for all kinds of different reasons. Sometimes it is a big and serious situation, other times it is something smaller and more common. Here is a list of the most common plumbing mistakes that we see: Using the Wrong Tool […]

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Preventative Furnace Maintenance

A furnace is crucial to comfort in Alaska, but it’s so often ignored when it comes to home maintenance. Often our more visual home-maintenance projects take seniority over those harder to see, thus easier to ignore. To avoid costly, inconvenient, and possibly dangerous emergency repairs, you should always remember your regular furnace maintenance tasks, as […]

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