Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc Blog : Archive for November, 2017

Tips for More Efficient Heating

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

money-out-the-chimneyWhen the coldest weather of the year really settles in on us, will your home heating system be ready to face the challenge that lies ahead? Obviously, you need your heater to function as effectively as possible if you want to make it through the winter season comfortably. If you ask us, though, effective heating really is not enough. You should also be able to heat your home efficiently, so that you are not wasting energy and seeing that waste manifest itself in high energy costs.

The Washington, DC heating professionals on our team have some very simple suggestions to help you achieve greater heating efficiency. And don’t worry, we are not just going to try and sell you a new, high-efficiency system. Sure, investing in new equipment is a great way to boost overall energy efficiency. It is also an expense that most homeowners cannot just accommodate at the drop of a hat,  particularly when their existing systems are not at the end of their lifespans.

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Radiant vs. Forced Air: The Great Heating Debate

Monday, November 20th, 2017

in-floor-radiant-heatingWhen the time comes to install or replace a heating system, be it your very first time doing so or whether you’ve got a couple of heaters under your belt already, you need to take the time to choose your new system wisely. You don’t want to install your first system only to find that it’s not really the right fit, nor must you replace your heater with a very similar system just because that’s what you’ve always used.

Before you even start to decide on exactly which system you will use to heat your home, you are going to have to narrow it down. Generally, you first decide if you are going to use a forced air or a radiant heating system. These systems both have their pros and cons, and they differ greatly in heating methodology. Let’s take a look at each option to help you decide if a radiant heating system in Washington DC is right for you.

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Heating FAQ: Why Does My Heater Start and Stop Frequently?

Monday, November 6th, 2017

chilly-manIt does not matter what type of heater you use. You want to get the best performance that that heater has to offer. You deserve nothing less, if you ask us. Now, routine maintenance is definitely the best way in which to keep any instances of problems with your heater to a bare minimum. Even the best heaters that are well-maintained, however, are going to run into operational problems from time to time. Responding to such problems promptly will help to limit the risk of serious damage to your system and serious disruption to your comfort.

The last thing that you want to do is to ignore any signs of trouble that your heater in Washington, DC may display. Some problems with heaters will, admittedly, exhibit only subtle hints that trouble is brewing. Short cycling, though, is actually a pretty clear and obvious sign that something is wrong. If you notice that your home heating system is short cycling, call our number to have the situation assessed right away.

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