Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc Blog

UV Germicidal Lights Help Prevent Illness

September 26th, 2016

With winter on its way, many people are probably double checking to ensure that they have some sick days left in case of illness. It’s that time of the year. With that in mind many homeowners are on the lookout for ways in which to keep their living environments as healthy as possible.

One way in which to do so is to use UV germicidal lights in Alexandria. UV germicidal lights help to protect indoor air quality, and that can help to protect your health. These systems are basic in design and operation, but it is vital that you schedule your UV light installation and services with trained professionals. Give us a call to have the job done right.

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Ductless Mini Splits Allow for Zoned Heating and Cooling

September 19th, 2016

There is absolutely nothing wrong with using ductwork to distribute conditioned air through your home. One drawback, though, is that a central air conditioner or a furnace will generally demand that you heat or cool your entire home to one temperature. With the installation of a zone control system you can resolve the issue, but many homeowners don’t want to sink any more money into their existing systems. 

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When Should I Replace My Ductwork?

September 12th, 2016

There are a number of different problems that you may encounter with your ductwork. In fact, leaking ductwork is one of the most common causes of inefficiency in homes throughout the country. In many cases, professional duct sealing can resolve the issue at hand. In others, though, sealing and repair is just not the best course of action. It may not even be possible. In such instances, you can count on our technicians to complete your duct replacement in Washington, D.C. with the quality service that the job demands. 

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Have You Considered an Oil to Gas Conversion?

September 6th, 2016

We definitely have plenty of hot weather ahead of us over the course of the next month or so, but that doesn’t mean that you can afford to overlook the condition of your home’s heating system. Even if the heat of summer lingers a while longer, the cooler weather is just off in the distance. And even though hot daytime temperatures may persist, cooler nighttime weather is rapidly approaching.

You may not be ready to think about switching on your heater just yet, but you should give some thought to how you fuel it. Particularly, you may want to think about an oil to gas conversion. We can complete that service for you to improve your heating in Georgetown.

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Why Is Carbon Monoxide So Dangerous?

September 5th, 2016

There is a lot to be said about being able to live comfortably and conveniently in your own home. However, it is even more important that you are able to live safely. If you do not have a carbon monoxide detector in your home, there is no way in which you can hope to do so.

Carbon monoxide is a very dangerous gas, but a good carbon monoxide detector, professionally installed and serviced, is all that you need to protect yourself and your family. Read on to learn more about carbon monoxide, and give us a call with any questions that you may have.

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My AC Is Running in Short Bursts—Should I Be Concerned?

August 29th, 2016

Yes, you absolutely should be. Your air conditioner runs in cycles, not continuously. That means that once the desired temperature is met the system will shut down, and will resume operation when the temperature dips below the target once more. However, the AC should not be cycling on an off very rapidly, especially if it is shutting down before the desired temperature is achieved.

This is called short-cycling, and it is a very real problem. As is so often the case with air conditioning system problems, there are a few different potential causes of the issue. Hiring a trained professional is the only way in which to determine with certainty why your air conditioner is shutting down prematurely.

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Cooling Your Home Efficiently (Without Replacing Your AC!)

August 22nd, 2016

We all want to live in great comfort, even when the temperature outside does soar. The problem is, though, that cooling your home simply does not come for free. If you are serious about living comfortably, you are going to have to pay to do so. That doesn’t mean that you have to resign yourself to exorbitant energy bills, though.

Read on for some helpful tips about simple ways in which you can boost energy efficiency. Be sure to contact us with any questions that you may have. Should you require any air conditioning services in Washington, D.C., we are the professionals to call.

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What Are the Benefits of Using a Whole-House Humidifier?

August 15th, 2016

You’ve probably heard the claims that humidity is responsible for discomfort in the summer, and not the heat itself. While certainly an over-simplification of the scenario, there is some truth to this. If your home is too humid, it is going to be tough to live in it comfortably.

Don’t let this give humidity a bad reputation in your opinion, though, because the fact of the matter is that a very dry home is no better than a very humid one. If you home is lacking in the humidity department, you are wise to consider the use of a whole-house humidifier.

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Is This Your Air Conditioner’s Final Season? A Heat Pump May Be the Next Step

August 9th, 2016

Is your air conditioner limping along on its way out of the summer season this year? Has it proven unreliable of ineffective? Are you sick of sinking money into a system that just can’t hack it anymore? If so, it sounds like you may be ready for an AC replacement at the close of this cooling season.

If this is the case, think twice before replacing your air conditioner with an identical or very similar system. You may find that, upon review, the heat pump is the right system for your needs and personal preferences. If so, you can count on us to install and service your heat pump in Washington, D.C. properly.

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Are You Concerned About Hot Air Blowing from Your AC?

August 8th, 2016

Well, good, because you should be. This is one AC problem that obviously cannot be ignored, as the sole function of your air conditioner is to cool your home. There are a few different reasons as to why your air conditioner may be distributing hot air throughout your home. They are not equally serious, and some you can resolve on your own. Read on to learn more, and remember to call our number if you suspect the need for air conditioning repairs in Arlington, VA.

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