Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc Blog

What Happens When You Skip AC Maintenance?

June 13th, 2022

As your prospective (or reoccurring) HVAC contractor in Arlington, VA, you’ve probably heard us mention routine maintenance quite a few times. It’s an excellent service that’s well worth the money it costs. Over time, maintenance can halt repairs before they become bad, keep efficiency levels high, and do a lot more for your home comfort. As far as yearly services go, this is one of the best you could hope for.

Unfortunately, the majority of HVAC system owners don’t schedule maintenance yearly. In fact, many people think they don’t need HVAC maintenance at all, and that they’ll be fine without it. This is what we’re going to address in this blog post.

Skipping AC maintenance won’t spell out the end of the world–but it will be pretty devastating to the condition of your system. We’ll see what happens when you skip maintenance over 1, 3, 5, and 10 years.

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Now Is a Great Time for Boiler Repair!

May 16th, 2022

Nope, we’re not kidding! Temperatures are indeed warming up and while the rest of the country might be thinking about getting their air conditioners repaired, we’ve got a little bit of a plot twist for our customers.

When was the last time you ran your boiler system? Was it last night? Or perhaps it was a few days ago? The truth is that your need for heat is getting lower and lower the closer we get towards summer. Pretty soon, you’re going to forget that you even had a boiler to begin with, until fall rolls around and you rely on it again. The main point we’re trying to make is that because you don’t need your boiler right now, wouldn’t that make it a great time to get it repaired?

Let’s discuss why boiler repair in Alexandria, VA is a great idea in the spring, and pretty much all year round when you call our team.

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Upgrade Your Thermostat–It’s a Smart Move!

May 2nd, 2022

Most people think upgrading to a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat is just an expensive, unnecessary luxury.  They’re wrong! Smart thermostats are hands down one of the best investments you can make for your home. Who doesn’t want their house to be more comfortable and energy-efficient? With smart technology, you’ll save money and keep your family happy.

This post discusses the benefits of switching to a smart thermostat in your home.

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3 Great Reasons to Join the Polar Plus Program

April 4th, 2022

Investing in air conditioning is one of the smartest choices you can make for your home and comfort. But, it can also be expensive. That’s why we created the Polar Plus Program! Our program is designed to help those who need AC maintenance in Washington, DC, without the hassle of large unexpected repair bills. 

This article discusses three reasons you should consider joining the Polar Plus Program.

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Upgrade Your AC System Today

March 21st, 2022

The Washington metro area has some of the hottest summers in the country and Washingtonians know all too well how much it costs to keep cool during these scorching months. With air conditioning units that are up to 20% more efficient than older models, Washingtonians can enjoy lower cooling bills year-round while helping reduce energy use and our reliance on fossil fuels. 

But you shouldn’t wait for summertime heat waves before upgrading their system – now’s the time! Need another reason to upgrade? You can save money by doing it. 

Washington, D.C. offers a number of tax credits and rebates for energy-efficient appliances, including air conditioners. These incentives make it more affordable than ever to ditch your old, inefficient unit in favor of a high-efficiency model.

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3 Reasons to Contact a Professional HVAC Service Provider

March 7th, 2022

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are almost necessary for the workplace and at home. They help ensure proper circulation of clean air, provide just the right temperatures for individuals to stay comfortable, and can equally ensure you get that hot bath when you need to relax. 

However, even the most carefully designed and installed HVAC systems can break down at certain points. This presents an opportunity to try out their creative skills for some people. They try fixing the problems by themselves. 

While that may seem like a good idea, the truth is that it almost always ends up in disaster. Trying to fix an HVAC system problem by yourself can lead to further damage. The worst part is that you cannot raise a warranty claim if you are responsible for damaging your system. 

That is why it is always a good idea to call in the help of a professional HVAC service provider.

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Why Does My Heater Have an Air Filter?

February 21st, 2022

There are many people who don’t know about their home heating systems, and that makes sense. But there is one component that we all should be familiar with, and that’s the air filter. An air filter is an essential component of a heating system that plays a critical role and requires regular maintenance.

Replacing your air filter will help keep your heating unit working optimally, ensure you have fresh air, and keep your energy bill low. And it is essential to keep an eye on it. But if you’d like a hand or require heating repairs in Bethesda, MD, you can reach out to us for help. 

So do all heaters have air filters, and do they have to have one? In this blog post, we will look at air filters, what they do, find out if you can change them, and more. So keep on reading to learn more about heating units and air filters.

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A Furnace Can’t Last Forever

February 7th, 2022

A good furnace lasts from 15 to 20 years, but many of the furnaces become less efficient after a few years of usage because of wear and tear. So to make your house more comfortable and save energy, consider replacing your older heater. On top of making your home habitable, new furnaces add value to your house. Here are the reasons why you should replace your furnace with a more updated one.

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Why Is My Heater So Complicated?

January 24th, 2022

You return home from work on a chilly evening, hoping to quickly get into the warmth of your home. But alas! You are greeted by a cold room. What’s wrong? Your heater is probably not working.

Many of us do not even remember that we have a heating system at home until it starts acting up. Now that you have gotten the “cold treatment,” you reach the heater quickly to check on it but are presented with a complicated machine that is utterly unfamiliar to you.

“Why is my heater so complicated?” This is the first thing to come to your mind. Be assured, there’s nothing wrong with your heater design and there is a very good reason for the complexity of the system. In this article, we will tell you why modern heaters have a complicated design and what you should do to handle heater troubles.

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Stop Your Furnace From Breaking Down

January 10th, 2022

A furnace breakdown is never fun. To be a little more honest, a furnace breakdown is probably nothing other than stressful and scary. Sometimes your furnace can break down on the coldest day of the year, leading you to panic about the temperature of your house, the safety of your kids, and your overall well-being. We completely understand, and we’re here to help alleviate some of that stress and panic.

The good news is that you’re here, and we won’t let you go without addressing the problem with your furnace and fixing it. That’s our promise to you. Don’t hesitate to call us for furnace repair in Bethesda, MD, and beyond so that your life can get back to normal.

For everyone else that might not be quite at the breaking point, but your furnace is close, here are a few things you can do to help mitigate the pressure.

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