Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

How Fresh Filters Benefit ACs

Monday, July 16th, 2018

man-with-fanIt’s past mid-July now, and that means that you have definitely been running your air conditioner for over a month. We really hope that you scheduled an AC tune-up prior to putting that air conditioner back into regular rotation—of course, it’s not too late to do so if you have not done so yet! One step that your technicians should have taken when tuning up your system is, of course, changing the air filter. Even if they did, it is probably time to do so again.

What, are these guys getting a kickback from the filter industry or something? Don’t worry, we promise you that we are not motivated by any shady dealings with Big Filter. Our top priority is, as always, your comfort and ensuring that you get the very best performance that your air conditioner has to offer. And trust us when we tell you that changing your air filter on a regular basis is one of the best ways to help your AC to succeed.

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Only Professionals Can Tune Up HVAC Systems

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

technician-workingAs HVAC professionals, one of the worst opinions that we can hear any of our valued clients express is that they do not understand why routine air conditioning maintenance in Loudoun County is so important. A close runner-up, however, is that they do understand that regular tune-ups are necessary—but they think that they can handle them themselves. We are here to reiterate not just that routine AC maintenance is vital, but that it is a job that must be left to trained professionals.

As you will be reminded when the heat starts to rise this cooling season, an air conditioner is much more than a luxury during our hot and humid summer seasons. It is a necessity. It only makes sense, then, that you should do everything possible to keep your system in great working condition. The good news is that doing so is simple. You need only call our number to schedule annual air conditioning maintenance with our fine technicians.

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Keep a Fresh Air Filter in Your AC!

Monday, June 19th, 2017

filterWhen you cool your home, you want to do so as efficiently as possible. Nobody wants to pay more than they should need to when cooling their homes, especially if they are seeing a decline in the overall performance of their air conditioners at the same time. So why might someone encounter such problems with their system? Sometimes, it is due to a repair need. Other times, however, it can be something as simple as the homeowner forgetting to change the air filter in the system.

While it is true that the vast majority of air conditioning maintenance must be completed by trained, experienced, and professional HVAC technicians, that doesn’t mean that you can’t help to keep your system in fine working condition. Simply changing out the air filter in your system is easily the best way for you to do this. It may sound like a minor issue, but failing to keep a fresh filter in your air conditioner in Arlington, VA can have some seriously negative consequences.

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3 Benefits of a Professional AC Tune-Up

Monday, July 11th, 2016

You’ve no doubt heard it said before, but there is nothing better that you can do for your air conditioning system than scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance for it. Routine air conditioning maintenance is not something that you can handle on your own, though. It is likely a lot more involved and complicated a process than you even realize.

That is precisely why you must schedule your air conditioning tune-up in Georgetown with trained professionals that you can trust. Our technicians are more than qualified to get your air conditioner in the best working condition possible. Give us a call, and cool your home with confidence this summer season.

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Is Now a Good Time for Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Monday, March 21st, 2016

We’ve got a warm day here and there sprinkled throughout the next couple of weeks, but we certainly aren’t going to be running our air conditioners nonstop in the immediate future. Don’t let that fact lead to complacency, though. You don’t want the onset of the summer heat to catch you off guard, nor your air conditioner unprepared. If it has been a full cooling season since you last scheduled routine air conditioning maintenance in Washington, D.C., then now is the time to do so. Keeping up with an annual maintenance program is a necessity if you hope to cool your home as efficiently and reliably as possible.

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Problems That a Dirty Air Filter Can Cause

Monday, October 5th, 2015

It is imperative that you schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Washington, D.C. if you want your air conditioner to function properly. You must remember, though, that counting on your AC technician to clean or replace your air filter during this annual service is just not sufficient. Yes, he or she will do this during the maintenance visit. However, your air filter needs to be changed much more frequently than just once a year. That is why it is so important that you remember to do so on your own as needed.

Ideally, you should change your heater every month or once every six weeks. This will vary with environment conditions and usage habits, though. Essentially, you should be simply be changing your air filter when it’s dirty. Contact Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. with any questions that you may have. 

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Should I Be Changing My Air Filter Regularly?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

During routine air conditioning maintenance in Washington, DC, your maintenance technician will clean or replace your air filter. This is not the only time during the year that this should be happening, though. Your air filter should likely be changed once every three months, depending upon make and model,  as well as conditions within your own home. You don’t necessarily have to change it on your own, but somebody really does need to do it. Many homeowners are surprised to learn that the consequences of failing to change their air filters can be quite tangible and, in some instances, serious. Contact Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. to  learn more.

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In What Ways Does Routine AC Maintenance Benefit Me?

Monday, July 27th, 2015

We know that a lot of homeowners may look at extended warranties and other such offerings with a bit of skepticism. We understand that you don’t want to be spending your money on something that you don’t really need, or that may not offer the comprehensive coverage you’d expect. We also want to tell you, though, that investing in routine air conditioning maintenance in Arlington is, bar none, the best way in which to ensure that you get the very best performance that your home cooling system has to offer. Below we will detail a few ways in which regular, professional air conditioning maintenance can benefit you. If you are ready to schedule professional air conditioning maintenance, do so with the qualified technicians here at Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.

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Here’s What You Can Expect During Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Have you scheduled spring maintenance for your home’s air conditioning system yet? Right now is one of the best times: the weather still hasn’t reached summer heights and HVAC technicians have more open schedules that make it easier to arrange for a convenient appointment. Call a local professional HVAC company and ask about their maintenance programs.

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3 Things to Check When You Give Your AC a Spring Test-Run

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Spring has arrived, and with warmer weather ahead—and summer weather right behind it—you will turn your air conditioning system back on, if you haven’t already. Now is an excellent time to analyze your AC’s performance and check if anything seems wrong with it. You want to schedule any necessary repairs for the system during the spring season, before the serious change in the weather occurs and it becomes more difficult to arrange for a convenient time to have the system repaired.

If you need speedy and effective air conditioning repairs in Washington, DC, call Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. We have a history of quality service keeping homes comfortable no matter the season.

It’s a good idea to give your AC a test-run during the early spring and pay attention to indications of malfunctions. Turn on the air conditioner for a half-hour during a day when you otherwise don’t need it. Here are 3 things you should check on during this test run:

  • Proper airflow: Go to all the vents into the rooms. Make sure none of them are blocked by furniture that was moved during the last few months. Check on the airflow coming from the vents. If it seems sluggish or weak, something may be wrong with the AC.
  • Sounds from the AC cabinet: Go to both the indoor and outdoor cabinets of the air conditioner and listen to the sounds from the system as it goes through a standard cooling cycle. Do you hear any unusual noises? These can include hissing, banging, screeching, grinding, and clicking. Anything that sounds unfamiliar should have a professional investigate it.
  • Even distribution of cooling: Are all the rooms receiving the level of cooling they should? Although some rooms will probably be naturally warmer than others (such as an upstairs bedroom with widows that receive direct sunlight), you shouldn’t come across any “hot spots.” Such spots are a sign of something wrong with the AC or the ventilation system.

This short DIY diagnostic will help identify serious troubles. But it’s no substitute for arranging for a professional maintenance session. Make sure you call Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. and schedule an inspection and tune-up during the spring to find any malfunctions that you may have missed, as well as to adjust and clean the system so that it works its best all summer. Give us a call to find out more about our Preventative Maintenance Agreement.

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