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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What to Do if You Have No Hot Water

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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How Does a Boiler Work?

What is a boiler? Most people immediately think of furnaces when opting to heat their homes. However, boilers provide a highly effective heat option, have a long life, can reach high heating efficiencies, and some types require little or no pumping energy. Boilers are an important part of a central heating system. They’re a continuous […]

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Why Do I Need to Schedule a Furnace Inspection?

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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What Should I Do If My Pipes Freeze?

What to Do About Frozen Pipes During the coldest 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, […]

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How Often Should I Change My Air Filters?

Air filters are used to keep the air in your home or office clean and to keep your furnace or air conditioner clean. Dirt from the air can clog your air filter and cause your appliances to work double time to get air through your home. This extra effort can cause some serious problems up […]

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Why is My Pilot Light 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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What is Short Cycling?

Short cycling means short run time and short off time, that your furnace is turning on and off quickly and not providing the heat that your home needs. This can happen for a number of reasons. A furnace that is too big for your home is often the culprit. When your home heats too quickly, […]

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