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

How Do UV Germicidal Lights Work?

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Your indoor air quality is incredibly important to your overall wellbeing, health, and comfort, so of course, you want to make sure yours is the best it can be! Surely, you’ve heard about air filtration systems and air purifiers, but do you know about UV germicidal lights?

UV germicidal lights are great for eliminating germs and bacteria from your ductwork system so that they do not enter your living space. In fact, there are plenty of reasons to consider installing one of these systems in your home, and below, we’ve explained why. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call our team when you need a reputable HVAC company in Alexandria. 

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Here’s Why Your IAQ is Important

Monday, February 24th, 2020

cold-couple-on-couchYour comfort is dependant on more than just the temperature inside your home. That’s right: in addition to a great heating and air conditioning system, you are also going to need the right combination of indoor air quality systems in place.

See, your indoor air quality is incredibly important to your overall health, comfort, and well-being, so you certainly do not want to take it for granted. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to boost your indoor air quality, but first, it is important to learn why it matters in the first place.

So, what are you waiting for? keep reading below to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need an HVAC company in Loudoun County. 

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Here’s How a Humidifier Can Help You This Winter!

Monday, December 16th, 2019

cold-couple-on-couchAs temperatures around here get cooler, the air will get drier. Before you know it, you’ll be sneezing, wheezing, and coughing all over the place. Coincidence? We think not!

See, dry air can wreak all sorts of havoc on your health and comfort, so it is important that you do everything you can to combat this issue head-on. Of course, the best way that we can think of is with a whole-house humidifier.

There are plenty of reasons to have a whole-house humidifier installed in your home, and below, we have listed some of them. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and as always, remember to call our team when you need an Alexandria, VA HVAC company.)

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Can an Air Cleaner Help You Eliminate Allergies This Season?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Summer has officially arrived, but that doesn’t mean that all those springtime allergens are going to just disappear! Bees are still buzzing and flowers are still blooming, meaning that you’ll still be sneezing and wheezing if you’re one of those people unfortunate enough to have been dealt seasonal allergies. So, what can you do about it?

Fortunately, there are indoor air quality systems designed to eliminate allergens and other contaminants from your indoor air, and air cleaners are one of these systems! So below, we have listed just some of the reasons why you should consider installing one of these systems in your home. Keep reading to find out more! 

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How Can I Tell if I Have an Indoor Air Quality Problem?

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

cold-couple-on-couchYour indoor air quality is a big deal! Of course, you want your indoor air free and clear of the contaminants that contribute to illness and allergies! But the truth of the matter is that many of us do not know that we’ve got poor indoor air quality, simply because we’ve become accustomed to it.

But there are quite a few signs that suggest you’re dealing with poor indoor air quality, and below, we’ve listed some of them for you. And remember, if any of the following apply to you, be sure to contact a professional for HVAC services in McLean, VA. A professional will be able to match you with the systems and services you need to combat your IAQ issues! 

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Why Is My Air Quality Low?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

air-quality-dandelionWhen the summer heat is high, you expect your AC to keep you cool. You expect your heater to keep you warm and cozy during the cold winter season. And … well, that’s it, right? As far as comfort goes?

If you believe that, then you are doing yourself and your comfort a serious disservice. While maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home is certainly vital, maintaining high indoor air quality is equally so. We’re here to help you do that.

One question that homeowners sometimes ask us is why their indoor air quality is low to begin with. The truth is that this is a very loaded question. There are a lot of different reasons why indoor air quality may suffer. Some are within our control, while others are environmental issues we really cannot change. In either case, the best thing to do is to use the right systems and services to boost your indoor air quality. That is why you should turn to us for IAQ and HVAC services in Alexandria.

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Why Use UV Germicidal Lights?

Monday, February 19th, 2018

family-playingLiving comfortably in your own home is not something that you should compromise on. It is something every homeowner deserves. That being said, maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home should not be your sole priority. Important as it may be, it is also vital that you maintain high indoor air quality in your home as well.

In many cases, using air filtration systems or electronic air purifiers will be enough.  In others,  however, dealing with pollutants of a different kind—biological pollutants—will be necessary. These pollutants are living organisms, and include viruses, mold spores, and bacteria. Such pollutants cannot simply be filtered out of the air. They must be destroyed, and they can be with the use of UV germicidal lights in Washington, DC.

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Why Humidify Your Home?

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

question-mark-badgeDuring the summer season, our weather can get extremely hot and humid. The idea of adding humidity to a home during any time of the year seems like an odd decision. In truth, adding the right amount of humidity to the air in a house is a great way to protect indoor air quality and alleviate a number of physical symptoms for people and materials.

Today, we’ll look at a few of the issues that may arise in a house with low humidity. We’ll also help you  understand why you should skip the standalone humidifiers and opt instead for a whole-house humidifier in Georgetown. If you have any questions, call a member of our team. We have the expertise to determine if you could benefit from a whole-house humidifier.

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Low Humidity? Big Problem

Monday, August 14th, 2017

comfortable-womanFor many homeowners, the pursuit of comfort in their respective homes begins and ends with a great air conditioner and a dependable, efficient heater. We certainly do not intend to downplay the role that successful temperature maintenance plays in your overall comfort. However, we must also remind you that temperature maintenance is not the whole picture. If you are serious about living in the full comfort we believe you deserve, then must maintain great indoor air quality as well as temperature control.

Another fact that you may not fully realize is that maintaining great indoor air quality in Washington, DC can actually help to protect your property and your health, as well as your comfort. Whether due to the dehumidifying effects of running an AC all the time in the summer, or the naturally drier air that we experience in the winter, you may not have a sufficient amount of humidity in your living space. Using a whole-house humidifier is the best way to resolve that problem. 

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Should I Be Using UV Germicidal Lights?

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

UV-lightThe answer to the question posed in the title of this blog is—maybe. We’d love to give you a solid answer right off the bat, but not every home is going to require the use of UV germicidal lights. Those that could stand to benefit from the use of such devices, however, stand to benefit greatly. So how can you tell if using UV germicidal lights in Washington, D.C. is the right move for your home?

We can help you with that. There are plenty of warning signs that can indicate the need for UV air purification. Read on to learn more about these warning signs, as well as how UV germicidal lights actually operate. If and when you decide to integrate a UV air purifier into your home comfort system, remember to schedule the service with our team.

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