We’re not sure about you, but here at HeatSource Mechanical we’re counting down the days to June. Trust us when we say we can’t wait to start this season’s hiking, camping and fishing.
Summer is, of course, the perfect time to explore Alaska’s magnificent scenery. It’s also the perfect time to schedule that furnace repair and maintenance appointment you’ve been thinking about – before you take your family on that canoeing trip you’ve been planning and totally forget.
(While we’re on the topic, you can read this article we posted in March, in which we share our favorite spring-cleaning tips for both your home and your HVAC system).
We are advocates for proactive maintenance instead of reactive repairs. Trust us when we say it’s much cheaper to maintain a healthy system, which runs efficiently and saves on electricity bills, than it is to continue using a clunky old system that has fallen out of repair and is clogged up with dirt.
In this article, we’re going to:
- Talk you through your options if the time has come to install a new furnace
- Run you through some of the warning signs that indicate your furnace needs to be repaired
- Explain some of the benefits of regular maintenance (including huge potential savings).
We’re all about to power down our HVAC systems for the first time in months, which means summer is the perfect time to either replace your system or schedule repairs and maintenance. That way, you can cross it off your mental to-do list and focus on simply enjoying your next catch.
Ready to talk about a new furnace or boiler for your home? Talk to our expert technicians about your needs when you schedule an appointment.
Maintaining your furnace will help get the most out of your HVAC system. Try our Comfort Club Membership for 10% off all repairs and more great benefits!
Installing A New Furnace Can Cut Costs Long-Term
Has the time come to upgrade your system? You know it, we know it, your poor system – its flame flickering as it struggles to wheeze out warm air – knows it too. All good things come to an end.
HeatSource Mechanical is proud to be a Dave Lennox Premier Dealer, offering a range of high-efficiency home comfort systems. You might be surprised at the difference a new furnace will make with conserving energy and saving money. We offer three models to choose from:
- SLP98V Variable Capacity Gas Furnace. Simply put, this is the quietest and most efficient furnace you can buy, using the latest technology to reduce your heating costs. Read more.
- EL296V High-Efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace. Reduce electrical use by up to two-thirds compared to a standard motor, while minimizing temperature swings. Read more.
- ML195 Gas Furnace. This offers an ideal combination of energy efficiency and affordability, controlling your bills without sacrificing comfort. Read more.
The HeatSource Mechanical team evaluates, represents and installs the best and most reliable products on the market today. We make sure they’re installed properly, exceeding industry codes and manufacturers’ standards, every time. We are licensed, bonded and insured for your protection. We don’t ever compromise our standards, and you shouldn’t either.
Choosing to install a new furnace is a big decision, we understand that. We’re happy to talk to you about your needs and provide a detailed breakdown of the costs involved. Our store is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., you can call on (907) 376-4130, or you can go ahead and schedule an appointment. It’s also worth keeping an eye on our Special Offers.
Furnace Repair in Wasilla, AK
How do you tell if your furnace needs repairing?
As a general rule, if your furnace is making strange noises, not heating as well as it should, consuming more fuel than it should, more than 15 years old, showing a yellow flame instead of a blue one or kicking on and off frequently, you probably need a furnace repair.
You may not need it over the coming months, but fixing it now can bring about huge savings once the snow starts falling again. No-one wants to find themselves chilled to the bone with bursting pipes and enormous electricity bills, looking at an emergency repair in the middle of a blizzard.
Our friendly technicians are available year-round to repair your furnace, boiler or water heater. We offer fast and reliable service to all our customers, which means anytime: day or night. Unlike some places here in our beautiful Alaska, you will never reach an answering machine! If your furnace isn’t working the way that it should, we are able to come and take care of it straight away.
All of our technicians are NATE-certified. NATE is the only nationally recognized testing and certification program for the HVAC industry. Our people know your products inside and out and how to quickly and efficiently conduct boiler, water heater, and furnace repair and service.
Comfort Club Membership
We also welcome you to join our Comfort Club Membership. This can help you save money over time by reducing energy consumption by up to 15%, saving up to $100 on after-hours dispatches, significantly increasing the lifespan of your HVAC system with damage prevention and cleaning services, and reducing the likelihood of a break down by up to 90%. Sound good? Learn more.
Furnace Maintenance Service in the Mat-Su Valley
As your local HVAC Service experts, we wholeheartedly recommend taking proactive measures rather than reactive ones. Don’t let your furnace maintenance fall by the wayside. A healthy system can function well for a long time, saving you a lot of money (and stress) on preventable repairs.
The key benefits of regular furnace maintenance include preventing potential safety hazards, improving equipment efficiently (which means lowing your utility bills), promoting clean and healthy air quality, preventing unexpected failures and expensive repairs (which again means potentially huge savings down the line) and prolonging the life of your equipment.
Best Way to Maximize Efficiency
Do you know the number one reason heating systems fail?
It’s actually dirt. Dirt builds up over time and it can stop your system from running at peak efficiency. The good news is that it’s easy to fix and our technicians can take care of it for you during a routine service. That means you won’t have to keep paying too much (and annoying your family members by constantly adjusting the thermostat) once you fire up your HVAC system again next winter.
It’s actually also critically important for safety. Depending on who’s statistics you believe, carbon monoxide poisoning causes between 200 and 700 deaths per year in the US. For every person killed there are another 5 or so that will require some form of hospital visit. No matter which numbers you use, this makes carbon monoxide the leading cause of poisoning death in the US.
There are studies that indicate that the actual number of deaths may be significantly higher. The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning present as flu-like symptoms without a fever. This makes it easy to misdiagnose. Only about 1 case in 10 appear to actually be diagnosed at all.
Where does this leave us as HVAC Professionals? We are one of the primary gatekeepers of public safety. We are the ones finding the disconnected gas vents in the attics and crawlspaces. The ones finding the back-drafting water heater in the laundry room. Please make sure you have your system cleaning and inspection performed EVERY year by a licensed heating professional.