Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc Blog

UV Light Purifier: How It Works

August 10th, 2020

Air purification isn’t a simple measurement. There’s a lot of air in your home and it could be thoroughly contaminated with germs. While lighting some candles and scrubbing surfaces might help a little bit, we’ve always been at a loss as to how we could safely and effectively clean our indoor air. That is—until the UV light purifier was developed.

This handy piece of equipment eradicates germs that enter your home. Since they’re mounted in your ductwork, these germicidal lights treat all the incoming air that goes through your HVAC system. As far as an air purifier in Washington, DC goes, these have to be some of the most effective ones.

Want to know exactly how they work? Well, we’d love to tell you! Keep reading as we get into the specifics of such a high-tech indoor air quality solution.

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Repair or Replacement: The Ultimate Question

July 27th, 2020

Repairing your air conditioner is a lot faster and cheaper than a whole system replacement. It’s why so many homeowners opt to have their older air conditioners repaired when they really should be replaced. We understand why, people think their technology can last forever. If homeowners can fix up an old 1969 Ford Mustang and make it run like it did in the old days, why can’t they do the same thing to their air conditioner?

Fixing up cars might be a fun hobby, but dumping money into an air conditioner that’s not going to impress anyone is just irresponsible. We’re going to try and help you avoid that today.

Let’s talk about the difference between investing in air conditioner repair services in Arlington, VA vs replacement services. When should you have your system replaced or repaired? Keep reading as we give the answers you need.

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Reduce Humidity: Stay Comfortable

July 13th, 2020

Humidity really is the bane of our comfort during the summers. Especially when it comes to HVAC services in Washington, DC, it gets hot and muggy and your air conditioner might not be able to handle the load all on its own. Air conditioners can naturally dehumidify your air, but they’re not as effective as they could be working together with a dehumidifier!

Dehumidifiers provide an essential service for homes that are dealing with too much moisture. While many homeowners can tell that their moisture levels inside are too high, some homeowners can’t and it’s up to us to talk about some of the signs that you’re dealing with a humidity problem. Are you dealing with a humidity problem?

Let’s talk about what humidity is and why it can be detrimental to you and your home during the summer months.

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Your Air Filter Change Tutorial

June 29th, 2020

We talk about changing the air filter in your air conditioner all the time, but the problem we consistently run into is that not many homeowners know how. That’s why we’re going to get into specifics today about how to change your air filter. Different models of air conditioners have different specifications for how to change the filter, but the important part is that the process is relatively similar for all air conditioners, and it has to be done every 1-3 months regardless.

Try to follow along the best you can. Don’t be afraid to call us for AC repair in Leesburg, VA, or for any confusion you have with your air filter or air conditioning system. Changing your air filter is one of the more important things you can do as the owner of an air conditioner, so it’s important you get this done right.

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Have a Noisy AC? Here’s What It Means

June 15th, 2020

Air conditioners aren’t supposed to be noisy by any means. Sure, if you hear air gently whooshing from your vents and a slight “click” when the system starts or stops, that’s quite normal, but anything else can be a sign that something is wrong. Air conditioners are specifically constructed by manufacturers to operate as quietly as possible, so that they don’t disturb homeowners and allow us to pretend that there’s no air conditioning running in the first place.

That being said, air conditioners that start to make noise could need some help from a professional technician. If your AC is starting to bang, squeal, rattle, or hiss, then it could be time for air conditioning service in Great Falls, VA. With this kind of service, you could see demonstrable improvements from your system and not have to listen to uncomfortable noises anymore. Keep reading to find out more!

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A Guide to Your Air Cleaner Options

June 1st, 2020

Clean air is something that is gravely misunderstood in our industry. Homeowners will often call their local HVAC professionals to have a new AC or heater installed but they won’t even think about looking into their indoor air quality. While sure, some of these systems are expensive and with homeowners being on tight budgets these days, it’s understandable that you need to pick and choose what systems are right for your home. Many of these systems are fairly affordable though.

So, in light of trying to spread some awareness about indoor air quality, the cleanliness of our homes, and how to keep each other safe and comfortable, we’re going to talk a bit about the air cleaning options out there on the market. Remember, if any of these options sound good to you, call our team for Leesburg air cleaner installation today!

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Easy Ways to Give Your AC a Boost!

May 18th, 2020

condenserOf course, the last thing you want to do is have a sweaty, sticky summer, so what do you do? Do you sit in a bucket of ice, stick your head in the freezer, or run your air conditioner at full blast? Our guess is that you’ll probably pick the last one.

But here’s the thing: running your AC at full bast can dramatically reduce efficiency, leading to an increased need for repairs and higher energy costs. We know you don’t want this, but we also know just how important it is for you to keep cool and comfortable during the summer. So, what do you do? Well, keep reading below to find out!

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Your New AC Needs to be the Perfect Size!

May 4th, 2020

relaxing-manSummer is just around the corner, and that means that before you know it, you’ll be licking an ice cream cone, getting your tan on, and finally perfecting that canon ball! But, before you do any of that, it is important to make sure that you’ve got an air conditioner fully equipped to keep you and your family comfortable all season long.

We understand that it might be your first instinct to buy the biggest, most powerful air conditioner. But we are here to tell you that this isn’t such a great idea. You see, when it comes to your air conditioner, size really does matter, and below, we are going to explain why. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more and remember to call us for your AC services in Washington, DC.

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Yes, Your AC Might Need Repairs This Spring

April 20th, 2020

Of course, we’d all love to turn on our air conditioners for the summer and find that there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. But unfortunately, things do happen during the winter, and you might just find that your AC is in need of repairs.

In fact, there are a number of common early AC repairs, and below, we have listed some of them for you. Just keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call our team for your AC repair in Washington, DC if you notice any problems with your system.

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Spring is Here! Here’s What You Should Do With Your Furnace!

April 6th, 2020

question-mark-badgeYour furnace worked hard all winter to keep you and your family comfortable, so now, it’s time for you to take care of your furnace! See, when Spring rolls around, many homeowners aren’t sure what to do with their furnaces, which is why we’ve written this blog!

Below, you’ll find a mini-guide to furnace care in the Spring. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need heating services in McLean, VA.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

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