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

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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3 Common Problems with Air Ducts

Monday, July 13th, 2015

The air ducts that you use in order to distribute heated and cooled air throughout your home are of the utmost importance. If your air ducts are not in the best condition possible, then there is just no way in which you can hope to heat and cool your living space in a successful manner. Unfortunately, there is no way in which to guarantee that your air ducts will stay in truly outstanding condition, or even that they started out that way. When you allow us to fabricate, install, maintain, and repair your air ducts in Georgetown, though, you can count on a truly great product and exceptional services from truly great technicians. Give Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc., a call today to get started. 

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How Air Ducts Impact Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, June 15th, 2015

For the most part, the components of your air conditioning system are largely hidden from view. Sure, you can see the compressor unit outside, and you may be aware of the registers throughout your home which blow conditioned air therein, but the thermostat is really the only component that you have much direct interaction with. To be sure, though, even those components which are hidden from view play a major role in determining the overall success – or lack thereof – with which your air conditioning system operates. Your air ducts in particular have a major influence on the quality of your AC’s performance. Read the following information to better understand the importance of your ductwork in Washington, DC. Remember to call Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. if you require any ductwork services throughout the area. 

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Arlington, VA Air Conditioning FAQ: Why Ducts Matter

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Your ductwork is not merely an add-on to your forced-air distribution system that keeps you cool all summer long. While often overlooked, your ductwork is a vital component, and necessary for your home comfort. There’s simply no substitute for ductwork that is professionally designed and installed according to the unique circumstances of your home. At Polar Bear, we understand the importance of ductwork, which is why we offer custom sheet metal services to our customers in need of professional air conditioning services in the greater Arlington, VA area.

  • Performance: Comfort during a Virginia summer comes down to the effectiveness of your air conditioning. In a central air system, your ducts are responsible for extracting the warm indoor air, sending it through the evaporator coils for cooling, and then returning it throughout your home. But they cannot provide the performance value you need if they are hampered by poor installation, air leaks, or poor connections.
  • Energy efficiency: Another important aspect of staying cool during the summer comes down to energy efficiency. When you installed your AC, it came with a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating as well as an estimated cooling output. Because these were meant to match your cooling and efficiency requirements, you need to make sure that your ductwork is also energy efficient, which means that it is not leaking air and that it is properly insulated. Professional ductwork installation can make all the difference, whether your home is 800 or 2000 square feet.
  • System lifespan: Another consideration is the lifespan of your entire system. Because of the vital role that ducts play in the every day operation of your AC, it’s no wonder that much of their wear and tear also impacts your ductwork. And vice-versa. In order to reduce the amount of wear and tear that your AC endures, it’s necessary that you keep your ducts clean and leak-free at all times.

Whether you need a comprehensive ductwork design and installation for your new home, or a simple repair, we can complete the job professionally so that you can get the most out of your air conditioning this summer in Arlington, VA. Call Polar Bear today.

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