About Boilers and Radiators

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A hot water system is a closed system. This means that water constantly circulates from the boiler though the pipes. Newer systems will have two pipes, one with hot water flowing in, and another with cooled down water flowing back to the boiler. Older systems have one continuous loop. As the home or building owner, […]

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Why Is My Heat Pump Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

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Heat pumps can cause your circuit breaker to trip for a variety of reasons. Though it might be frustrating, remember your circuit breaker is there to protect you. If your heat pump were to keep running without being tripped, it may cause an electrical fire! For this reason, don’t reset your circuit breaker more than […]

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What To Do If You Have No Hot Water

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There are few things more annoying than running out of hot water in the middle of a shower. But don’t panic. It’s more than likely something with your hot water heater. Typically it may be something simple that you can take care of yourself. However, some things do need the assistance of a professional plumber. […]

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Furnace Filters

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Furnace filters. They’re one of those items not really on the top of everyone’s minds, but they are important and can have a big impact. With the right furnace filter, you can save money and improve your indoor air quality (IAQ) in one fell swoop. The primary function of your furnace filter is simply to […]

The Importance of Filter Replacement

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HVAC filters and the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield have a lot in common. They both can tout, “I don’t get no respect!” Most people don’t realize how pivotal the HVAC filter is to both their homes and their HVAC system. Here in Anchorage, AK, you may only think about your filter when the seasons change, […]

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Anatomy of a Furnace

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Furnaces keep you warm, and cleanse the air that you breathe. They’re a big part of your life, whether you know it or not. But, have you ever been itching to know, “How does my furnace work?” Well, lucky for you, here’s what happens when your furnace is on: Ignition Similar to a car, the […]

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Do I Need a Plumbing Inspection?

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Gurgle, gurgle. Hiss. If you immediately recognize these sounds from any plumbing in your Anchorage, AK, home, it could indicate you’re in need of a home plumbing inspection. The whole idea of a plumbing inspection is to head off any potential big plumbing issues in your home––to avert a disaster or needed insurance claim. But […]

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Clogged Main Line Drain

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A main line drain is the drain that transports waste water from your home to the the sewer mains underground. A main drain clog can lead to raw sewage backing up into your home or yard, and can lead to costly repairs to both the line and your home. How do I know if I […]

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Prepping Your Plumbing For Winter

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Imagine this winter, cozily sitting at home by the fire, looking out the window at the falling snowflakes while you’re sipping your hot cocoa with marshmallows. Life is good. It’s good until you suddenly hear the loud rush of water somewhere in your home, that is. You’ve got burst pipes. Unfortunately, this scenario is all […]

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What Is In My Clogged Drains?

Bathroom – hair and soap residue will clog sink and shower drains and flushing large amounts of paper or other paper products down the toilet can cause a clog. Kitchen – food, grease and dirt will clog a kitchen. Utilize your garbage disposal whenever you can and don’t put grease down the sink. Washing Machine […]

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