What’s Causing These Cold Spots in My Home?

February 1st, 2016

It can be very frustrating to walk through your home and to notice that different rooms and areas of your house are at different temperatures. There are a lot of different reasons as to why your home may be heating unevenly, and many of them can be resolved relatively simply by a qualified heating technician. We present to you a few examples of some of the more common causes of uneven heating. If you have any questions regarding the condition of your home heating system, or if you believe that you need any sort of heating services in Washington, D.C., just give a member of our staff a call. Continue Reading

It’s Not Too Late to Schedule Professional Boiler Maintenance

January 25th, 2016

The anticipatory chill of early winter is well behind us now, and we are firmly in the grasp of the coldest time of the year. Because of this, you are likely running your home heating system with real regularity at this point. If you fell a bit behind this year, failing to schedule professional boiler maintenance in Arlington, we encourage you to do so today. You may be tempted to just ride out the rest of the winter, and to have your system maintained when it ends, but we advise against it. Your boiler has plenty of hard work ahead of it, and that means it may suffer operational problems, or even damages, if it is not in great working order. Continue Reading

How Hard Water Affects a Boiler

January 18th, 2016

If you use a boiler to heat your home throughout the most bitterly cold time of the year, then you don’t need us to tell you just how successful an endeavor this can be. Boilers are not as popular as they are, after all this time, by chance. They are efficient, effective, and highly durable home heating systems. However, this does not mean that you can expect your boiler to be completely problem free. A boiler is a mechanical system, and all mechanical systems are subject to operational problems from time to time. One issue that can negatively impact your boiler in Washington, D.C. is hard water.  Continue Reading

Is My Furnace in Need of Repair?

January 11th, 2016

Furnaces are reliable heating system, but there is really no such thing as a 10o% reliable heater, furnace or otherwise. At some point, you are going to find that your furnace is incapable of operating in peak condition. You may even encounter a complete breakdown of the system. Whatever the issue, it is always best to schedule professional furnace repairs in Georgetown as soon as possible. This can help to minimize the risk of serious damages to your system. Continue Reading

Have You Considered the Use of UV Germicidal Lights?

January 4th, 2016

As important as it is to both heat and cool your home effectively and reliably, you must also remember that the quality of the air itself can have a serious impact on your overall comfort level. There is no guarantee, unfortunately, that this will be a positive impact. If the air  in your home is of subpar quality, then you will likely find before long that your comfort, and potentially your health, is suffering.The good news is that there is certainly a system or method that can help you to improve  your indoor air quality. There is no one solution, though, that is going to work in every situation. If you are concerned about biological pollutants in particular, then you may want to use UV germicidal lights in Washington, D.C.

Contact Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. for more details. 

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Is Your Heater Ready for Winter 2016?

December 28th, 2015

Despite the relatively balmy December that we’ve had thus far here in the greater Capitol Hill area, it’s imperative that you make certain your heating system is ready for winter. No matter what type of heater you have–heat pump, high efficiency ductless mini split, furnace, gas boiler–it needs to be thoroughly maintained on a routine basis. In this respect, it’s not much different than your car, and considering how much you spend on heating bills during the cold season, maintenance is definitely worth the small price tag. Here’s how to tell whether your winter-ready.

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Why Use an Electronic Air Cleaner in My Home?

December 21st, 2015

Many homeowners mistakenly think that the air filter in their HVAC system is enough to protect them from the problems that can develop due to excessive airborne pollutants in the home. In actuality, though, this air filter tends to be of a low MERV, which stands for minimum efficiency reporting value, and denotes the efficiency with which the filter cleans the air. This is because the job of this filter is really to protect your HVAC system itself, not the quality of the air throughout your home. You may opt for a more efficient air filtration system, presuming that it is of the right fit for your HVAC equipment. You may also choose to use an electronic air purifier in Washington, DC, though. If you do, schedule service with Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. Continue Reading

What to Consider Prior to a Boiler Installation

December 14th, 2015

The boiler is a tried and true system when it comes to residential heating. It is certainly not a fluke that the boiler remains among the most popular of all home heating systems. If you are thinking about replacing a heating system before the worst of the winter weather arrives, or if you need a heater installed in a brand new home, a boiler is a very good option to consider. Of course, there is a lot to think about prior to getting your boiler installation in Washington, D.C. underway. Keep the following tips in mind, and feel free to contact the pros at Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. with any questions that you may have. Continue Reading

3 Terrific Benefits of Routine Heating Maintenance

December 7th, 2015

When you heat your home, you should be able to do so without fear of your heater giving out on you, or of being shocked by the expense of heating your sufficiently. If you want to ensure that you are getting the very best performance that any heater has to offer, your primary concern should be to schedule professional heating maintenance in Alexandria, VA. There is no way in which to overstate just how vital it is that your heater is not only professionally installed, but that it is also routinely serviced by a qualified maintenance technician. When you work with our staff, you need have no worries about the quality of the technician that you’ll deal with. Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. is the company to call when you want exceptional HVAC services. Continue Reading

Signs That You Need Professional Duct Repair

November 30th, 2015

If you use air ducts in order to distribute heated and cooled air throughout your home, it is very important that you ensure that these air ducts are kept in fine working condition. If not, there are a number of problems that you will likely encounter. Unfortunately, because air ducts are so largely hidden from view, many homeowners fail to realize that their air ducts are compromised until these problems have already come into being. That is why the Washington, D.C. ductwork specialists here at Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. have put together a few tips to help you to recognize the need for duct repair in your home. Contact a member of our team if you notice these problems in your residence. Continue Reading