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

Rooftop Units Are Perfect for Commercial Properties

Monday, June 4th, 2018

rooftop-unit-technicianMaintaining comfortable temperatures throughout the year can be a tall order for some homeowners. If you think that’s tough, however, just consider how hard it can be to keep a commercial property comfortable throughout the year. With people coming and going all day, different temperature requirements in different areas, the heat gain associated with crowded buildings, and so many other challenges, it can be quite difficult indeed.

Of course, difficult and impossible are two different things. And, for that matter, the task really isn’t that difficult when you have the right equipment installed by the right professionals. That is why you should leave your commercial HVAC services in Leesburg to the pros on our team. One option that we typically suggest commercial property owners consider is the rooftop unit. Read on to learn more about rooftop units, and why they are so desirable in the commercial sector.

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Commercial HVAC Tip: Use a Rooftop Unit

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Commercial-rooftop-systemsCommercial air conditioning systems and heaters are, of course, much larger than conventional residential AC units. Otherwise, there are not many differences between commercial systems and residential systems; they all run on refrigerant and use coils and blower fans to remove heat and cool a space.

However, there is typically a difference in the way air conditioners are installed on commercial buildings and the way they are installed in homes. A rooftop packaged HVAC unit is the best choice for many commercial properties (though not all). This type of AC and heating system sits on the rooftop of the building, and it tends to be the best choice for many of the commercial air conditioners and heaters in our area.

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3 Reasons to Choose a Commercial Rooftop Unit

Monday, May 30th, 2016

There are plenty of responsibilities on any commercial property owner’s plate. If you are serious about succeeding in your business endeavors, however, you must remember that it is not all about finances and scaling upward. You must also be sure to keep your potential and existing customers, tenants, and/or employees comfortable and happy. To do so, you need a great commercial HVAC system installed. If you are ready to have a system installed in a new property, or if the time has come to replace an existing commercial HVAC system, we strongly recommend that you consider the use of a rooftop unit.

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Is a Rooftop Unit Right for Your Commercial Property?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

When you own a commercial property of any sort, regardless of the type of business that you may do therein, it is important that you are able to maintain comfortable temperatures throughout that building all year long. This means that you must have a great commercial air conditioner, as well as a reliable and effective commercial heater. Should you find yourself in the market for any such systems, then you may want to consider investing in a rooftop unit. Rooftop HVAC units in Washington, DC are quite common, and it is pretty easy to see why. Read on to learn more about the benefits that you can enjoy by using a rooftop unit on your property, and remember to schedule your commercial HVAC services with the trained professionals here at Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.

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3 Reasons to Choose a Packaged Commercial AC Unit

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Summers can get very intensely hot in this part of the country, and it is absolutely necessary that commercial property owners are able to keep their clients, tenants, and employees cool and comfortable throughout the worst of it. This is precisely why it is so vital that you have a great commercial air conditioning system in place in your commercial property. There are a few options to consider when it comes to the way in which you choose to cool your commercial property. The packaged unit is certainly one of the most beneficial, for reasons that we will discuss below. Just remember to schedule your packaged air conditioning system services in Washington, DC with the professional technicians on the Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. team. 

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Signs You Need to Call for Commercial Air Conditioning Repairs before Summer

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Keeping your business in Arlington, VA cooled down through the often hot and humid summers takes a great deal of work from an air conditioning system. During the spring when your AC first starts to work on a regular basis, take the time to look for any signs that might indicate the system is experiencing malfunctions. If you catch these problems early, you’ll have time to arrange for repair work and lower the risk of the system experiencing a catastrophic breakdown during one of the hotter days of the summer—and that is certainly nothing you want to risk with your business!

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Can’t I Wait to Schedule My Commercial Heating for Maintenance?

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Your commercial heating system works hard around the clock to keep your business’s indoor temperature comfortable.  Being without heat, or having poor heating in your business space simply isn’t an option, but there is a great way to ensure that your commercial heating stays on track: schedule a maintenance appointment for your commercial heating in Alexandria.

What’s So Important About Maintenance?

Did you know that for every year you don’t schedule maintenance for your heating system, it loses 5% of its overall efficiency? This means that if you don’t schedule maintenance for three years, your system can lose up to 15% of its normal efficiency. Not only will you lose efficiency, but operating a commercial heating system season after season with accumulating wear and tear means you run the risk of having an uncomfortable commercial space. Why? Excessive wear and tear affects how your heating system operates, and it may become difficult for your system to achieve your set temperature. This leads us to our next reason why maintenance is so important: prevention of repairs. Carrying the wear and tear of each season into the next makes your system more prone to malfunction and potential breakdown. The cleaning, adjusting and lubrication that occurs during a maintenance appointment removes the excess dust and dirt, and allows your components and system to work as they should. And when you keep your commercial HVAC system in good working order year after year, you can actually help extend the life of your system.

When Should I Schedule Maintenance?

Because commercial HVAC systems do a tremendous amount of work, it is recommended that you schedule maintenance for your commercial heating system twice a year – once in the fall and again in mid- or end of winter. To gain the benefits of maintenance, it is always important to hire commercial HVAC experts to do any work to your commercial system, whether you need maintenance, repair, installation or replacement.

The commercial professionals at Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc., are here to assist with all of your commercial heating needs, so call us today!

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How to Tell that You Need Commercial Heating Repair

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

If you own your own business, you know that a business owner has to deal with a whole host of issues that a private citizen never has to think about. One subject on which the two share quite a few qualities, however, is heating repair. Commercial heating repair is not all that different from home heating repair, except in terms of scale and consequences. The last thing you want is customers coming into your building and being uncomfortably hot or cold. With that in mind, let’s take a look at these signs that you need commercial heating repair.

Short-Cycling

This is a nasty one. Short-cycling is what happens when your heating system keeps turning itself on and off rapidly throughout the day. It is caused by the heating system’s limit switch, which is responsible for regulating the system’s internal temperature. When the limit switch detects that the system is overheating, it shuts the whole thing down to prevent it from damaging itself. Unfortunately, this is only a stop-gap measure. Once the system has cooled off sufficiently, it starts back up and overheats again because the root cause has not been addressed. This can cause an incredible amount of damage to the system. If you notice this happening, call a professional right away.

Odd Noises

One of the classic indications of heating trouble, odd noises are almost never a good sign when they’re coming from your heating system. A squealing sound often indicates that your air handler’s fan belt is close to breaking. If that happens, your air handler will be unable to actually circulate air through the ducts.

A grinding noise is a sign that the bearings on your motor might be wearing out. The bearings are responsible for keeping the motor running smoothly. As they age, however, they can run out of good oil with which to keep the friction down. This causes the motor to fight against more and more friction until it eventually burns out.

If you are experiencing trouble with your commercial heating system, call Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. We provide commercial heating services throughout McLean, VA

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