Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. Blog: Archive for October, 2016

Cold Spots: Why Is My House Heating Unevenly?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

You are running your heater, relaxing on the couch on a cold winter night. All is well. Then you get up to go to the bathroom, only to find that it is substantially cooler than the living room was. What can cause a cold spot like this to develop?

There are a number of different reasons as to why your home may not heat evenly. Regardless of the cause, you need to have the problem resolved if you hope to live in the comfort that you deserve. Review the following information, and contact us to enjoy better heating in Washington, D.C.

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Furnace FAQ: How Frequently Should I Change My Filter?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Professional heating maintenance is necessary in order to keep any heating system functioning at peak performance and efficiency levels. But there are a couple of things that you can handle on your own when it comes to maintenance. Changing your air filter as needed is the most important. Forced-air heating systems like furnaces are going to struggle if they don’t have fresh filters in place.

How frequently should you change the air filter in your furnace, though? What type of filter should be used? Here are a few tips to help you get the most from your furnace in Georgetown.

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A Few Tips for Efficient Heating

Monday, October 24th, 2016

It is only going to get colder from here on out, and winter is definitely on its way. Is your heater ready to provide you with the warmth and comfort that you need throughout the coldest time of the year? If so, are you sure that it is going to do so as efficiently as possible?

We know that there are homeowners out there dreading the expense of heating their homes. Most of us are not in a position to simply replace our entire heating system just to boost energy efficiency. That is why we’ve put together some tips to help you enjoy more efficient heating in Alexandria, VA.

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Do I Need a New Heater?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Our team is not here to sell you a brand new heating system that you do not need. However, we have seen time and time again that some homeowners struggle to determine when a heating replacement is really in their best interest. We’ve put together a few tips to help you to decide if this is the year for a heating replacement in Capitol Hill.

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When to Schedule Boiler Repair

Monday, October 10th, 2016

There are a lot of reasons to use a boiler to heat your home. Unlike forced air heating systems, you won’t have to worry about issues with air leaks reducing efficiency or causing indoor air quality problems. Boilers also last a long time, and have few repair needs due to having a small number of moving parts. This is not to say that boilers are 100% problem free, though. All mechanical systems encounter operational problems from time to time, and you’ll need boiler repairs in Arlington, VA eventually. Here are some warning signs to look out for:

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Radiant vs. Forced Air Heating: Pros and Cons

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

While we are not at the point in the year when we’ll need our heating systems regularly just yet, you’ve no doubt begun to notice our cooler nighttime temperatures. You may have turned your heater on to take the chill out of the air already, and it won’t be long before your system is up and running throughout the day. If you need a new heater installed in your home, this is definitely the time to get the process started. 

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Get Your Heating Maintenance Out of the Way

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

There are a number of warm days still to come, but there is no denying that the hottest time of the year has now come to a close. If you are serious about making it through the winter season comfortably, while being able to count on your heater for a great performance, then you must schedule routine heating maintenance before you really need to put it into regular rotation. That is why now is such a good time to do so.

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