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

How to Tell if You Need a Humidifier in Your Home

Monday, December 26th, 2016

During the winter season, a lot of homeowners will invariably focus on keeping their homes warm and cozy. This is an understandable priority, but only emphasizing temperatures in your home is not enough to guarantee your comfort. You also need to know that your indoor air quality is protected.

Indoor air quality is not all about pollutants and particulates floating around in the air. Yes, these are common problems, but the humidity levels of the air can be equally problematic. In the winter, when temperatures drop, humidity levels can drop as well. That is why you may need to use a whole-house humidifier in Capitol Hill.

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Are You Using the Right Air Cleaner?

Monday, December 26th, 2016

This time of the year, with temperatures as cold as they are, a lot of homeowners are pretty focused on their heating systems. This is totally reasonable, but it is important that you don’t get too single-minded when it comes to your comfort. Remember that indoor air quality plays a major role, as well.

That is why you may want to use an air cleaner in Georgetown. The question then is which air cleaner or air purifier is right for you. Not all of these systems serve the same function, after all.

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Forced Air Heating FAQ: Is My Ductwork Leaking?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

While we are big proponents of using boilers to heat homes, there are still a lot of homeowners that prefer the prompt heating made possible by forced-air systems like furnaces. There is nothing wrong with using a forced-air heating system, obviously. Just keep in mind the fact that there are a few potential problems that you may encounter with such systems that you would not with a boiler.

Leaky ductwork is a leading cause of energy inefficiency in many homes throughout the country. If your home is getting warm enough, you may not realize that your air ducts are leaking at all. You will, however, be suffering the effects nonetheless. Here are a few signs that your ductwork in Arlington, VA may be compromised. 

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Have You Had Your Heater Tuned-Up Yet?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

It seems that homeowners these days are fairly well-informed when it comes to the maintenance needs of their home heating systems. Even so, there are homeowners out there that somehow still manage to overlook just how vital this particular service really is. Let us reiterate the point. If you want to make it through the winter season comfortably, you have to schedule routine heating maintenance in Capitol Hill.

Changing your air filter is the one major maintenance task that you can, and should, complete on your own. There is much more to heating maintenance than that, though. Contact us to schedule a heating tune-up with a company that you can trust to do the job right.

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Why Choose Natural Gas Over Heating Oil?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

The heaters in our area have already been fired up and running for a few weeks now. It’s set to be a long, cold winter, so we hope that you’ve scheduled routine heating maintenance already. There is another consideration to make. Are you going to continue using oil to heat your home?

Because oil prices have fallen substantially, some homeowners who have considered converting to natural gas are rethinking their stance. Those doing so may want to rethink that rethinking, though. We encourage homeowners to go ahead with their oil to gas conversion in Arlington, VA.

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