Explaining MERV

For maximum efficiency and cleaner indoor air, it’s important that your air filters are effective at trapping allergens and contaminants. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value and is used to rate air filters. The higher the MERV number, the more efficient the air filter is at trapping allergens and other airborne particles. Higher MERV [...]

By |2018-10-19T16:01:09+00:00October 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Explaining MERV

Cold Weather Heating System Maintenance Reminders

The cold weather reminds us it’s time to schedule fall maintenance on the HVAC and better prepare for winter. You can be sure your heating system will be tested during these cold months in Phoenix and Tucson and the air needs to be cleaner because you’ll be spending more time indoors! Here are the [...]

By |2018-10-17T14:43:40+00:00October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cold Weather Heating System Maintenance Reminders

Rainfall Sets New October Record for Parts of Arizona. How Did Your A/C Fare?

This week, Fox 10 Phoenix reported that The National Weather Service said the heavy rainfall this past week made the month of October Phoenix's wettest on record. The weather service said Phoenix had 1.32 inches of rain last Saturday for a total of 4.45 inches of rain so far in October...the highest ever recorded. [...]

By |2018-10-14T15:59:36+00:00October 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rainfall Sets New October Record for Parts of Arizona. How Did Your A/C Fare?

Ensure That Fresh Fall Pumpkin Spice Smell Throughout Your House

The smell of burning dust inside your heating system is a common one. This should go away within the first hour of turning on your heat. However, if it doesn’t, there may be something else wrong. First, try replacing your air filter. It may be extremely full and unable to properly let the warm [...]

By |2018-10-11T21:56:54+00:00October 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ensure That Fresh Fall Pumpkin Spice Smell Throughout Your House

Reduce Winter’s Utility Bills by Replacing That Old Heating System

Did you know that heating the home accounts for about half of your winter’s utility bills? Replacing an inefficient, old heating system with a state-of-the-art new one will help decrease winter's utility bills. Explore your options by calling Alaskan Air Conditioning & Heating in Tempe, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and surrounding areas: Phoenix: (602) 529-5555. [...]

By |2018-10-08T15:32:05+00:00October 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reduce Winter’s Utility Bills by Replacing That Old Heating System

It’s #EEDay2018 

It's Energy Efficiency Day. #EEDay2018 On October 5, 2018 a growing network of advocates, companies, government agencies, utilities and others will showcase the benefits of efficiency during the third annual Energy Efficiency Day. What will you do to save energy and money? Learn more about how this day got started and how we can all do [...]

By |2018-10-05T17:41:42+00:00October 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on It’s #EEDay2018 

Eliminate Indoor Air Pollutants with Aeroseal

Pollen. Dust Mites. Mold. Pet Dander. There are so many particles and allergens that can enter through the duct system. Aeroseal your air ducts in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale and the surrounding areas and eliminate these allergy-causing pollutants. Call Alaskan Air Conditioning and Heating at (602) 529-5555 for more information. In Tucson, call (520) 815-5555 [...]

By |2018-10-04T16:07:25+00:00October 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Eliminate Indoor Air Pollutants with Aeroseal

Alaskan AC & Heating’s 40-point Heating System Tune-up: The Smart Choice

In the fall, there are certain home maintenance tasks that smart homeowners take care of and “check off of their list” to keep their home systems up and running smoothly. A heating tune-up should be one of them. Why? Here’s a couple of good reasons: Keeps You Safe– Ultimately, the biggest benefit of any [...]

By |2018-09-28T13:55:37+00:00September 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alaskan AC & Heating’s 40-point Heating System Tune-up: The Smart Choice

Happy Fall, Y’all!

Fall means it's time to prepare for heating season. A heating tune-up is a smart choice for health and safety of your family and continued high performance of your heating system. Not just that, regular tune-ups helps your heating system last longer! Call Alaskan Air Conditioning & Heating in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale and [...]

By |2018-09-22T13:16:44+00:00September 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy Fall, Y’all!

Time is Money. Cut Down on Both!

Higher efficiency HVAC systems help reduce run time and energy costs. Is it time to replace your heating and cooling system? Let us help you to better understand your options with efficiency and upgrades. Call Alaskan Air Conditioning & Heating, a Rheem Pro Partner, for a free new system estimate in the Tucson and the [...]

By |2018-09-14T19:09:27+00:00September 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Time is Money. Cut Down on Both!

The heat wave in Tucson and Phoenix continues…

Are these 100+ degree temperatures doing a number on you? With no relief in sight, you may want to consider upgrading your air conditioning system. Temperatures are expected to soar for the next two weeks and with the added humidity, you may be struggling to stay cool and comfortable. For a free new air conditioning [...]

By |2018-09-10T16:13:10+00:00September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The heat wave in Tucson and Phoenix continues…

Troubleshooting the Thermostat

Many problems with an air conditioning system can actually be traced back to the thermostat. Some of the fixes are pretty easy, but there are some problems with the thermostat whereby replacing it is a better option. (Today’s thermostats are designed to provide the most efficiency and many styles are available that can be [...]

By |2018-09-14T19:12:12+00:00September 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Troubleshooting the Thermostat

Are Ductless Mini-split A/Cs a Good Cooling Option in Phoenix and Tucson?

The short answer is “absolutely, yes!” But, they work best in the right spaces and under the right conditions. Ductless mini split systems give homeowners an easy way to add cooling and heating to spaces that are more challenging. For example, in renovations or bonus rooms, additions, garages, patio rooms, and even wine cellars..these [...]

By |2018-09-03T20:48:41+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are Ductless Mini-split A/Cs a Good Cooling Option in Phoenix and Tucson?

What You Need to Know Today: 30% of All Homes and Buildings Are “Sick”

Your house may be making you sick! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPS) has concluded in studies that 1 in 3 homes or buildings are sick, meaning they are hazardous to the health as a result of poor ventilations and indoor air and allergens/pollutants entering living spaces through bad duct work. Source:  https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-08/documents/sick_building_factsheet.pdf “Sick Building [...]

By |2018-08-30T15:07:37+00:00August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What You Need to Know Today: 30% of All Homes and Buildings Are “Sick”

Alaskan Air Conditioning & Heating’s Technicians: The Best of the Best!

Alaskan Air Conditioning & Heating only employs qualified, highly skilled, trained and expert technicians! “But, doesn’t every HVAC company only hire such technicians,” you may ask? The unfortunate answer is “NO!” Expert technicians are hard to find and we are very fortunate to have as many as we do. Alaskan Air Conditioning & Heating [...]

By |2018-08-28T16:45:55+00:00August 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alaskan Air Conditioning & Heating’s Technicians: The Best of the Best!

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

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