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

Why Choose Us for HVAC Service?

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

While we enjoy talking about our technical expertise in the field of HVAC, we get this question too much to ignore it. If you’ve landed on this page, you’re definitely on the lookout for professional HVAC services—so let’s not beat around the bush. Why would you choose us?

Well, HVAC service in Washington, DC can be a complicated endeavor. There are lots of teams of professionals out there, each with their own selling points and prices, but what makes anyone choose the crew at Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating over others?

Don’t worry, that question wasn’t rhetorical. There are some serious bonuses and perks to choosing our team, that we’ll fill you in on down below. Just keep reading and remember that we’re a local, family-owned company in the area that’s just trying to look out for the HVAC services people need.

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Help Your Ducts and AC Work Together

Monday, September 21st, 2020

You wouldn’t believe how many homeowners we meet who think their ducts and air conditioners function completely separately. Too many people believe that if their air conditioner is brand new, no matter the shape of their ductwork, they’ll get the cooling they need throughout the summer. This is a completely untenable position.

Your ducts and your air conditioner are kind of like your veins and your heart. Together, they make the circulatory system that’s responsible for transporting blood throughout your body. On their own, they’re just organs and they can hardly function like that. Your air conditioner is the heart of cooling in regards to HVAC in Arlington, VA. Your ductwork is the network of veins that transports the cooled air throughout your home. When you are without one of these two components, your comfort an efficiency both suffer.

Let’s talk about how your ducts or air conditioner are doing.

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Tips Regarding Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, May 14th, 2018

AC-manifoldWe are honest professionals, which is why we need to tell you that yes, at some point, you are going to need air conditioning repairs. When that time comes, you don’t want to make any mistakes that are going to make problems worse. That is why we have some tips for you to help you get the most from your air conditioning repair in Alexandria, VA.

Before we get to that, a quick reminder: No, there is no way in which you are going to be able to keep your air conditioner working reliably 100% of the time. However, scheduling professional, annual air conditioning maintenance will keep your system as close to that unattainable goal as possible. Our Polar Plus Maintenance Program will help protect your system and your comfort.

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Is Your AC Running in Short Bursts?

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

temperature-just-rightWe have not even really hit the cooling season yet, so it may sound a bit pessimistic to hear us talking about potential problems with your air conditioning system. The reality of the situation, however, is that you are going to experience problems with your air conditioning system at some point. When you do, it is definitely in your best interest to spot those signs early on and to have them resolved as soon as possible. Never ignore an AC that is running irregularly.

If your system is running irregularly, starting up but then cycling back down before a full cooling cycle has a chance to finish, then your system is short cycling. This may not seem like too big of a problem if your home is still relatively comfortable. However, it can actually lead to a number of different problems—both for your comfort and your system itself. Professional air conditioning services in Arlington are available from the technicians on our team to address such issues. 

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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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Am I a Good Candidate for Ductless Air Conditioning?

Monday, April 16th, 2018

ductless-blowerIt’s that time of year when we start to see summer on the horizon—even if a stubborn cold stretch is making it seem more like a mirage than an actuality. Regardless, many homeowners in the area are ready to leave the chill behind, dreaming of the days to come when the only chill will be that coming from their own air conditioning systems—a chill that they themselves control!

If you think this may be the year to replace your air conditioner, or if you need a new AC installed for a brand new property, we strongly recommend you consider the use of a ductless air conditioning system in Great Falls, VA. There are a lot of benefits you can enjoy when you’ve got a ductless mini split on your side.

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Preventing Air Conditioning Problems

Monday, April 9th, 2018

thermometer-going-redBoy oh boy, are we ready for the summer weather to arrive. Sure, after a few weeks of truly brutal heat we’ll probably be wishing for things to cool down a bit, but some hot and sunny days sound pretty good right now, don’t they? Of course, it is a lot easier to enjoy that kind of weather when you know that you’ve got a nice, comfortable environment waiting for you once you do get back home for the night.

That is precisely why it is so important to schedule prompt air conditioning repairs when you notice that anything is amiss. Even better than scheduling prompt repairs is preventing the need for repairs in the first place. There are a lot of air conditioning options in Loudon County to choose from, but one thing they all share in common is that none of them are 100% reliable. With these tips in mind, however, you’ll at least be able to keep them as dependable as possible.

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We’ll Make Your AC Installation a Success

Monday, March 26th, 2018

AC-topviewDo you think that it may be time to install a new air conditioner? It is definitely a good time of the year to do so. After all, you don’t want to wait for the weather outside to get hot before you think to schedule service. AC technicians are at their busiest during the onset of the cooling season, and you don’t want to risk running into a period of discomfort if you fail to schedule your AC installation in advance.

However, you also do not want to rush into an air conditioning installation or replacement. This is a fairly major investment for most people, and it is for a system that you are going to depend upon greatly throughout the summer season. That is why we have put together some information designed to help make your AC installation in Washington, DC a resounding success. Keep these tips in mind, and please reach out with any questions that you may have.

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3 Benefits of the Ductless Mini Split

Monday, January 29th, 2018

ductless-blowerIf you’ve been following our blog, then you’ve probably noticed that we talk about a lot of different HVAC systems. Why? Because there are so many to cover! If variety is the spice of life, then the HVAC industry is quite spicy indeed. Of course, there is a fine line between having plenty of options to choose from, and having an overwhelming amount of options to choose from. That is why we want to help homeowners better understand the many different heaters and ACs available.

One option worth considering is the ductless mini split—and you’ll note that we didn’t say “heating” or “air conditioning” option specifically. More on that below. While there is no single HVAC system that will perfectly suit every homeowner’s preferences or the demands of every home, the ductless mini split is certainly an option that many find most appealing. Read on, and remember to schedule your HVAC services in Arlington with the pros on our staff.

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Take Advantage of the Heat Pump’s Efficiency

Monday, January 15th, 2018

temperature-just-rightWhen you live in the Washington, DC area, you are going to have to contend with very cold winter weather. There is no way that you are going to be able to live comfortably in your home throughout the winter season if you do not have a great heater installed in your residence. Of course, you don’t just want an effective performance from your home heating system. You also want the most efficient performance possible from your heater.

If you are thinking about replacing a heater, or if you need a new one installed in your brand new home, then consider using a heat pump in Washington, DC. The heat pump works in a unique way, and it offers outstanding energy efficiency as a result. Read on to learn more about how heat pumps work and the benefits that they offer. Just remember that no HVAC system will truly excel in its operation if it is not expertly installed and serviced by skilled, trained professionals. 

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