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

Best Practices for Cooler Temps

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

We know you probably don’t want to hear this, but there are things you can do right now as a homeowner that can lead to cooler temperatures in the summer. We get it, many people just want to call a hotline, have a professional do the work, and not really think about their thermostat or the air conditioning. A lot of homeowners assume that if they’re thinking about temperatures or AC systems, then they’ve already lost the battle against the heat. That’s not entirely true, though.

There exists a world where you can be a vigilant homeowner and proper advocate for your HVAC system while also enjoying your summer. Today, we’re going to talk about some best practices that can lead to optimal AC performance and a happier home. These include techniques like changing out the air filter and scheduling an air conditioning tune-up in Alexandria, VA.

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Hidden Benefits of an Air Purifier

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Did you know that foul odors in your air are actually caused by microscopic particles that are impossible to see? It’s one of the unfortunate things about cleaning your home, you’ll never really be able to clean everything with some paper towels, cleaning spray, a mop, and a vacuum. In fact, some things like your indoor air will only be cleaned with the help of an air purifier.

Today, we’re going to highlight a few of the lesser-known benefits of an air purifier. Sure, you might already know that they kill bacteria and viruses, but that means a lot more than just making your home safer. Air purifiers remove odors, they can deal with particles like mold spores that permeate your home, and they can improve the productivity and efficiency of your HVAC system.

If you didn’t want an air purifier in Alexandria, VA already, then this blog post might just do it for you.

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Leaking, Freezing, Screeching… What Gives?

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

We can’t deny that boilers are some of the most durable and incredible heating systems on the market. They last longer than forced-air systems, they arguably produce better warmth, and they’re overall easy to maintain. However, this doesn’t run true for every boiler.

Boilers have their own unique problems. From freezing sections to producing leaks, and eventually problems that give off awful noises like screeching, a boiler can be very clear when it needs help. Luckily, you don’t need to search very far!

Our team provides sensible, affordable, and fast boiler repair in Alexandria, VA. We target the root of your problem, whether it’s just a leak or it’s corrosion on the interior of your boiler system. We’ll fix it and make sure that your heating system is set up for long-term success. While you wait for our help, let’s talk about some of the unique problems that boilers face.

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What’s Your Biggest Heating Woe?

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

People who don’t interact with the HVAC world very often think their problems are one of a kind. They think that their heater is exhibiting some kind of abnormal issue that will be extremely difficult to diagnose for a professional. That’s why people are driven to look at online solutions so ofte—they think their unique case requires some serious internet sleuthing in order to find what the real problem is.

Well, we hate to break this to you, but your heater problem is most likely a common one we see. Heater repair in Alexandria, VA might be complicated enough to warrant professional help, but it’s not so complex that you need a peer-reviewed journal to tell you what’s really going on.

Tell us what your biggest heating woe is and we promise we’ll fix it, regardless of how complex you think it is.

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Our Specialized Heating Services in Alexandria

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Here’s a question we have for you—what makes you choose your heating contractor over and over again? Is it the fact that you trust their craftsmanship and expertise? Or perhaps it’s the series of great deals they have going for you? Regardless of what drives you to choose your specific professional to handle your heating work, it should always be something.

Twenty years ago, homeowners were stuck between a rock and a hard place. Scheduling heating repair in Alexandria, VA meant shelling out thousands of dollars for incomplete or subpar service from amateurs who were barely certified. And even then, without online reviews or maintenance plans, there was very little you could do to voice your opinion of the service.

Thankfully, times have changed in Alexandria. Our team as taken the initiative to provide some pretty unique services. Keep reading to find out how we go above and beyond.

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Air Purifiers: The Polar Bear Difference

Monday, November 16th, 2020

What’s the first thing you picture when you take a whiff of clean, crisp, fresh air? Do you picture a beautiful meadow in spring? Or perhaps you picture a snowscape in the middle of the winter where the air feels calming and almost crunchy? Regardless of what you picture in your head, we want to add your home to the list. That’s right, your living room could have the freshest air imaginable, as long as you have the right air purification system for it.

Homes are seriously lacking air purifiers in Alexandria, VA. It’s gotten so bad to the point where homeowners would rather open a window in the middle of the winter to get air that’s not stuffy or fully of contaminants.

Make your home the paradise you want it to be, with an air purifier that will keep your air clean.

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Top AC Concerns in Our Climate

Monday, October 19th, 2020

You’re probably tired of people all around the country telling you how your air conditioning should work. How the heck would they know what the climate is like here in Alexandria? Our HVAC needs are a little specific, and our climate is different from that of New York up north, or Florida down south, so it’s important to remember that we need better advice.

HVAC in Alexandria, VA is different because of two factors. For starters, we see more extensive seasons here than you would in Georgia or Florida. And the second point is that we deal with a lot of humidity, which changes things as the seasons go on. Humidity and changes in temperatures can make our air conditioners work extra hard and have trouble keeping up with our lifestyles.

So, keep reading as we get into some climate-specific tips for you at home.

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4 Ways You’re Neglecting Your AC

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Imagine your air conditioner as the hero of a superhero story. When temperatures rise and things become muggy and uncomfortable, your AC always comes to save the day. It cools you off and makes you feel comfortable no matter what the temperature is outside. These systems really are like heroes to us when we need them!

If your air conditioner is the hero of this story, then the villain is most-definitely neglect. Neglect is the easiest way to hurt your air conditioner and cause it to have a shorter than average life expectancy. Your AC’s cooling power will diminish and it will start running up energy bills as well. Looking to avoid expensive air conditioning repair in Alexandria, VA? Then keep reading.

Here are four ways how you can stop neglecting your superhero air conditioner today.

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Easy Ways to Give Your AC a Boost!

Monday, May 18th, 2020

condenserOf course, the last thing you want to do is have a sweaty, sticky summer, so what do you do? Do you sit in a bucket of ice, stick your head in the freezer, or run your air conditioner at full blast? Our guess is that you’ll probably pick the last one.

But here’s the thing: running your AC at full bast can dramatically reduce efficiency, leading to an increased need for repairs and higher energy costs. We know you don’t want this, but we also know just how important it is for you to keep cool and comfortable during the summer. So, what do you do? Well, keep reading below to find out!

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Learn More About Your AC Options!

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

AC-outdoor-unitWe totally get it — finding the perfect air conditioner for your home is quite a big task! But, that’s why our team is here. We will happily help you find the air conditioning system of your dreams… all you have to do is call!

But, in the meantime, we have highlighted some of your options for you below. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need air conditioning installation in Alexandria, VA. 

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