Are you considering turning off your furnace in the summer?

Homeowners often ask us if they should turn off their furnace in the summer months.

Summer is coming. The days are longer, and the weather is starting to warm up. Now, what do you do with your furnace in the summer? Turn it off? Leave it on? We’re here to help answer some of the questions you may have.

Spoiler alert, the answer is not a simple “yes” or “no” because of several factors like your furnace, household use, and personal preferences.

March/April Madness From Mountain Mechanical


Hey there, Alaska homeowners! As we navigate through the tail end of winter and edge closer to spring, we all understand too well the role our heating systems play in keeping our homes cozy and safe. This time of year, we’re excited to share some warm news that’ll keep your spirits high and your homes warmer.

Keeping Your Furnace Fit: Why It Matters

Regular check-ups for your furnace aren’t just about avoiding the chill; they’re about keeping those energy bills in check and ensuring your family’s safety. Think of it like this: a well-maintained furnace is like a reliable car. It gets you where you need to go efficiently and without unexpected breakdowns. Plus, catching issues early can save you a bundle down the line, steering clear of those emergency fixes or the need for a total system overhaul.

Score Big Savings This March/April

Here’s the deal—Mountain Mechanical is rolling out a slam dunk of an offer to keep your home heating game strong. Snag a shiny new heating system and pocket a cool 5% off, guaranteeing at least $200 back in your pocket. And because we know clean air is as important as warm toes, we’re throwing in a $150 discount on duct cleaning with every new furnace installation. It’s a one-two punch for quality air and warmth, but remember, offers like this don’t stick around forever.

Why Team Up with Mountain Mechanical?

Choosing us means betting on a crew that knows Alaska’s climate inside out. We pride ourselves on our 70% repeat business rate—it speaks volumes about the trust and satisfaction our clients have in our services. Specializing in residential heating solutions, we’re here to ensure your home becomes the cozy haven it should be during those chilly Alaskan months.

Heating Systems 101: What’s on Offer

Whether you’re team boiler, all about forced air, or radiant heating is the way for you we’ve got you covered. Each system has its own set of perks tailored for Alaska’s unique climate. Our team is ready to walk you through the options to find your perfect match, without diving into the nitty-gritty of repairs or replacements. It’s all about getting you the right fit for your cozy space.

Breathing Easy with Clean Fresh Air

Did you know that a clean duct system can significantly impact your health and your heating efficiency? It’s true. Pairing a new furnace with duct cleaning not only gives you a breath of fresh air but also enhances the performance of your heating system. It’s a win-win for your well-being and your wallet.

Getting Your Home Ready

Thinking about taking advantage of our offer? Here’s a quick heads-up on what to expect. Preparing for a new heating system installation is straightforward with us by your side. And when it comes to duct cleaning, we make the process smooth and hassle-free, ensuring minimal disruption to your daily life. Most of our heating system replacements are done in less than one business day.

Jump on This Offer

Ready to warm up to our March/April madness? Getting started is simple. Give us a call, and we’ll guide you through the steps to claim your savings and ensure your home is set for comfort and warmth. Don’t wait too long, though; these deals are as fleeting as the Alaskan spring.

As we bid farewell to the colder days and welcome the milder ones, remember that a reliable, efficient heating system is key to enjoying the changing seasons. Our limited-time offer is here to make that transition smoother and more affordable.

For more information or to get the ball rolling on your new installation, give us a shout.

What you need to know about furnace repair.

  • Furnace Repair

Furnace Repair

We understand the stress and headache that a malfunctioning furnace in the middle of winter can cause. Not only is it an inconvenience for you and your family, but it’s also a concern for safety in your house. 

If you start to notice inaccuracies in your furnace like not producing heat, not turning on, blowing cold air, etc., we encourage you to have an HVAC expert address your concerns. 

Here are some common furnace repair questions you may have:  

#1: How much does furnace repair cost?

The short answer is that it depends on what repairs are needed. We see a ballpark average furnace repair cost around $500 in Anchorage, Alaska.

Gas Furnace

Due to the complexity of gas furnaces, furnace repairs may require more time to service and additional costs for parts. Gas furnaces can run (on average) $450 – $1,200 for repairs. Costs will vary based on the manufacturer, availability of parts, and the time it takes to do the repairs.

#2: How much do furnace parts cost?

Here are some of the most common parts that we replace when furnaces malfunction. Please note that prices vary based on furnace and part makes and models. Some manufacturers allow universal parts to be used on their products, others require brand specific parts, which can affect the price of the parts.

  • Blower Motor Capacitor $150 – $450
  • Blower Motor $400 – $1,500
  • Igniter $150 – $300
  • Relay Switch $150 – $300
  • Thermocouple $100 – $250
  • Control & Circuit Board $200 – $1,250

          #3: How much does an after-hours emergency call cost?

          We understand that furnace malfunctions happen at all times of day, which is why we are always on call to help you. 

          • Service Calls: During business hours the base service rate is $140 per hour, with a 1 hour minimum. During this time, our HVAC experts will assess your heating unit, discuss any repair or replacement recommendations (with costs) and get to work right away, or schedule time for future repairs. 
          • After-Hour Services: (evenings and weekends). We understand that our response time is critical during after-hours and emergency calls. The average emergency call service fee is around $360 – $500. Please note this does not include part costs. 

          Prevent furnace malfunctions with annual maintenance. Our winter start-up inspections detect problems early before they cause issues or require replacement. Call us today to schedule a furnace maintenance check with one of our experts.

          4 Types of Furnaces. Here’s what you need to know.

            What if my furnace breaks down? 

            Furnaces are a necessity in Alaska, so when yours breaks down, it becomes an urgent problem, fast. Rest assured, Mountain Mechanical is a group of certified technicians, always on call, to handle any of your HVAC needs, no matter what type of furnace you have.  

            There are four types of furnaces:

            • natural gas
            • oil
            • baseboard
            • propane

            Furnace Filters: Which one should you buy?

            HVAC ANCHORAGE

            You’re standing in front of all the furnace filters at the store what you thought was an easy task has left you with questions. You start looking for the furnace filter size you need but now have questions about what brand to buy. Then you start looking at filter thickness, what type of filter, and what price point. How do you know what furnace filter to buy? Don’t worry you’re not alone. 

            Honeywell, 3M, Lennox, etc,.. all familiar names, so which one do you get? Each furnace filter offers something a little different, and all of those differences can help improve or change the air quality that your furnace blows through your house. Here is some advice to help you feel confident when it comes time for you to pick up a new furnace filter. 

            Furnace Filters: The Ultimate HVAC Equipment Defender.

            Furnace Filters. What you need to know about the filter in your heating unit.

            Homeowners often believe that the furnace filter’s primary job is to clean the air in your home.

            Your furnace filters will help aid in improving air quality, by remove particulates and contaminants from the recirculated air, but their main purpose is to protect blowers and other internal components from damaging build-up.

            A Winter Start-Up Furnace Inspection.

            • HVAC SERVICES

            Should I have my forced air furnace inspected?

            We designed our start-up furnace inspection to put your mind at ease! Our winter start-up inspections take a deeper dive to look at what’s going on behind the walls of your furnace. Just like any preventative maintenance, we advise you to have an inspection yearly, and here is why.


            COVID19 UPDATE: Mountain Mechanical is a COVID Conscious Business.

            Being COVID conscious means that we may ask you a few additional questions and ensure that everyone in your household is healthy prior to our arrival, as precautionary measures to ensure our crews stay safe. Our technicians may arrive at your residence with face-coverings and gloves, or you can request face-covering and gloves to be worn in your home.

            3 Benefits of a Professional Duct Cleaning

            Duct Cleaning: Should I Have Mine Done?

            Over time, it is natural for ducts, fans, and registers to accumulate dirt, dust, pollen, and particles. If moisture becomes present, there is potential for musty odors or mold to grow. Many people call asking questions about the process of duct cleaning; when to get ducts cleaned, allergies associated with air ducts, and associated costs.