We are not currently hiring, but please submit your resume for future consideration. Read More

Skip navigation


Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. Blog

Arlington, VA Air Conditioning FAQ: Why Ducts Matter

Your ductwork is not merely an add-on to your forced-air distribution system that keeps you cool all summer long. While often overlooked, your ductwork is a vital component, and necessary for your home comfort. There’s simply no substitute for ductwork that is professionally designed and installed according to the unique circumstances of your home. At Polar Bear, we understand the importance of ductwork, which is why we offer custom sheet metal services to our customers in need of professional air conditioning services in the greater Arlington, VA area.

  • Performance: Comfort during a Virginia summer comes down to the effectiveness of your air conditioning. In a central air system, your ducts are responsible for extracting the warm indoor air, sending it through the evaporator coils for cooling, and then returning it throughout your home. But they cannot provide the performance value you need if they are hampered by poor installation, air leaks, or poor connections.
  • Energy efficiency: Another important aspect of staying cool during the summer comes down to energy efficiency. When you installed your AC, it came with a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating as well as an estimated cooling output. Because these were meant to match your cooling and efficiency requirements, you need to make sure that your ductwork is also energy efficient, which means that it is not leaking air and that it is properly insulated. Professional ductwork installation can make all the difference, whether your home is 800 or 2000 square feet.
  • System lifespan: Another consideration is the lifespan of your entire system. Because of the vital role that ducts play in the every day operation of your AC, it’s no wonder that much of their wear and tear also impacts your ductwork. And vice-versa. In order to reduce the amount of wear and tear that your AC endures, it’s necessary that you keep your ducts clean and leak-free at all times.

Whether you need a comprehensive ductwork design and installation for your new home, or a simple repair, we can complete the job professionally so that you can get the most out of your air conditioning this summer in Arlington, VA. Call Polar Bear today.

Comments are closed.