How to Protect the HVAC from Lightning and Power Surges

Lightening is beautiful as it makes its way over the desert to the Phoenix and Tucson areas, but it can also be very damaging to the HVAC especially when it creates powerful surges. Lightning strikes carry tens of thousands of volts of energy and only takes a few millionths of a second to cause [...]

By |2018-08-19T05:38:29+00:00August 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Protect the HVAC from Lightning and Power Surges

Harvard Study Says People Can’t Think Straight During Heat Waves

Do you ever feel like it’s just so hot you can’t think straight? Well, maybe you can’t! Recently, Harvard researchers studied and reported that students in dorms without air conditioning and during a heat wave performed worse on a series of cognitive tests than those who were tested living in A/C. The students were [...]

By |2018-08-14T01:59:10+00:00August 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Harvard Study Says People Can’t Think Straight During Heat Waves

“I just love monsoon season!” said no one EVER!

Did you know that Arizona is made up of 30% desert? It’s true and during monsoon season you especially know this because our crazy haboobs stir up dirt like nowhere else in the country. Arizona’s deserts become extremely dehydrated after many months of very hot, dry weather during the summer. Come late in the [...]

By |2018-08-06T19:24:37+00:00August 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “I just love monsoon season!” said no one EVER!

5 Signs You Have a Looming Problem with Your A/C System

There are sure signs with air conditioners that they are on the brink of breakdown. Knowing these signs – and calling for help early -- may mean the difference between a repair or a total replacement. Any one of these early warning signs requires immediate professional attention from an Alaskan Air Conditioning technician. Here [...]

By |2018-08-02T20:02:44+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Signs You Have a Looming Problem with Your A/C System

Back to School Safety

School has already begun for some in our Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale and Tucson areas. Be careful and watch for school crossings, guards and reduced speed zones. Let’s keep our kid safe! Did You Know? Arizona was actually the first state to institute a 15 mile per hour Speed Zone Limit when children are present [...]

By |2018-07-30T17:33:49+00:00July 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Back to School Safety

Reviews Like This One is Why We Do What We Do!

“I can't say enough good things about Alaskan, from Scott the consultant with his knowledge and professionalism, to Tyson and Daniel who did the installation of my AC and their great attention to doing the job right. Hard to find a company today who still believes in such great customer service. I would highly recommend [...]

By |2018-07-27T19:47:24+00:00July 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reviews Like This One is Why We Do What We Do!

Best Temperature Setting for the Thermostat in Phoenix and Tucson’s Extreme Heat

Normal cooling settings for thermostats this time of the year in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Tucson and surrounding area are 75 degrees – 80 degrees. (Normal heating settings are 68 degrees- 72 degrees). Why does this matter? Setting your thermostat too low is going to wear on your air conditioning system. It will have a difficult time keeping up with extreme [...]

By |2018-07-26T19:13:19+00:00July 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Best Temperature Setting for the Thermostat in Phoenix and Tucson’s Extreme Heat

When There’s Record-Setting Temperatures Outside, There Are Records Being Set on Your HVAC Equipment, Too

It was 113 degrees today in Phoenix,Arizona. That was a record for heat on this day in all of recorded history. Many of us decided to just stay indoors with much of our time spent at home. But, that also meant that your air conditioner was going to set its own records just trying [...]

By |2018-07-24T01:00:55+00:00July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When There’s Record-Setting Temperatures Outside, There Are Records Being Set on Your HVAC Equipment, Too

Duct. Duct. Lose.

Recently, we at Alaskan Air Conditioning and Heating got a call from a homeowner in Tempe who has a newer high efficiency heating and cooling system. It was installed a little over a year ago, but he was not getting the utility savings he thought he would with the system he purchased. “I purchased [...]

By |2018-07-31T02:46:01+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Duct. Duct. Lose.

It’s #NationalAirConditioningDay

On July 17, 1902 the world got a whole lot cooler! National Air Conditioning Day,  July 17th, is named in honor of Willis Carrier who invented and introduced modern air conditioning on this day in 1902. This 1902 schematic drawing shows the likely air-conditioning system installed at Sackett & Wilhelms, a Brooklyn, New York, [...]

By |2018-07-17T17:23:10+00:00July 17th, 2018|Air Conditioning, Blog|Comments Off on It’s #NationalAirConditioningDay

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