Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Do You Know What to Do With Your AC in the Winter?

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Autumn has officially arrived, and before you know it, we’ll be drinking pumpkin-flavored coffee, decorating for our favorite spooky holiday, and deciding who’s going to host Thanksgiving this year! But, before we can even think about all that, we must first figure out what we are going to do with our air conditioners.

Now that it’s getting cooler out, odds are, you aren’t going to need your air conditioner very much anymore. So, what do you do with it? Well, keep reading below and we’ll tell you! So, what are you waiting for?

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Beware These Late Season AC Repairs!

Monday, September 9th, 2019

AC-outdoor-unitUnfortunately, the end of summer is nearing, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have plenty of things to look forward to! We’ve got apples for picking, pumpkins for carving, and plenty of leaves to jump in!

Yes, fall is definitely coming, but that does not mean you can quit on your air conditioner just yet. You see, there are a number of late-season repairs that we think you should be aware of (because trust us, you definitely don’t want to wait until next spring to deal with them!) So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading below to find out more!

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Don’t Wait to Fix Your AC!

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Here’s the thing: some things just can’t wait, and air conditioner repairs are just one of those things! Try to imagine what it would be like to survive a sweltering summer without your AC…it’d be pretty hard, huh?

Of course, though, things do happen, and eventually, you might find yourself dealing with a broken AC. Trust us, the last thing you want to do is wait to schedule your repairs. And in case you are not yet convinced, keep reading below. We’ve listed just some of the reasons why your air conditioning repair in Ashburn, VA can’t wait.

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Don’t Forget About Your Air Filter!

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Summer isn’t going anywhere anytime soon… c’ mon, you’ve still got PLENTY of ice cream to eat, barbeques to go to, and pools to jump in to. Oh, and of course, you’ve got an air filter that needs to be changed!

Yes, that’s right, if you have not changed out your air filter yet this summer, now is the time to do so! In fact, it’s important that you change your air filter every 1-3 months during the summer season. Don’t believe us? Well, keep reading below and find out why changing out your air filter every once and a while is a VERY GOOD thing!

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Give Your AC a Boost with These Cool Tips!

Monday, July 29th, 2019

condenserIt’s the middle of summer and temperatures are soaring. Of 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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It’s Time You Get Your Ducks, Erm Ducts, In a Row

Monday, July 15th, 2019

No, we are not talking about the ducks that go “quack quack”… today we are talking about ducts! The ducts that blow cool, conditioned air all over your home!

How often do you actually think about your ducts? Our guess is that it is probably not often—you probably find yourself thinking about ducks more! But, we don’t blame you—your ducts are pretty much hidden from sight, traveling through the spaces between your walls and attic, so of course, it is only natural that you’d forget about them.

But here’s the thing: it could do you well to think about your ductwork every once in a while. Why? Because any issues with your ductwork directly affect your air conditioner. One issue, in particular, is dirty ducts, which is why you should consider scheduling duct cleaning services.

Keep reading below to find out more!

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When it Comes to Your AC, Does Size Really Matter?

Monday, June 17th, 2019

condenserNow that summer is almost here, you want to be sure that your air conditioner is fully equipped to handle the heat. Of course, for some of you, that might mean having to invest in a new system. And if this is the case, you want to make sure that your new air conditioner is the perfect fit for your home!

We understand that it might be your first instinct to buy the biggest, most powerful air conditioner, especially if you’ve spent previous summers sweating your behind off. 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.

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Unique Ductless Repairs to Be Wary Of

Monday, May 20th, 2019

If you own a ductless system, you know how great they truly are–they’re efficient, effective, and can provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch! In fact, ductless systems are among the most popular home comfort systems on the market today.

Of course, if you own one of these systems, you fully expect that it’ll be able to keep up with all your comfort needs, no matter the season. But, what happens when something does go wrong?

Unfortunately, ductless systems, like all heating and cooling systems, need repairs from time to time–this is totally normal! It can be quite annoying, but it’s not necessarily the end of the world, especially if you are already aware of the problems your system may face. So for your convenience, we have listed some of the unique yet common repairs your ductless system may need. Keep reading below to find out more.

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How Do I Know When to Replace My AC?

Monday, May 6th, 2019

condenserWith summer coming, you want to be sure that your air conditioner is in good working condition, and for some of you, that may mean having to invest in a new system. Of course, purchasing a new AC can be a bit overwhelming, but with the right team of experts on your side, it doesn’t have to be so scary.

Knowing when to replace your air conditioner can be a bit tricky. Below, we have listed just some of the tell-tale signs! Of course, only a professional technician can truly determine if your air conditioner is ready to go. However, we figured we’d give you a head start.

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Cool Down Those Pesky AC Bills

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

With summer coming, we can bet that many of you are dreading those pesky energy bills. And of course, you’d rather not sacrifice your comfort, however, the cost of keeping your home cool and comfortable during the summer can be quite expensive. So, what do you do? You turn to your local cooling experts for advice is what you do!

Consider yourself lucky for stumbling across this week’s blog because below, we have listed some of our favorite ways to boost air conditioning efficiency. When your home is energy efficient, you’ll spend less time worrying about sky-high bills and instead focus on the things that matter this summer, like getting the perfect tan and eating as much ice cream as you possibly can. 

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