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

Heat Pump Troubles? Read This!

Monday, December 30th, 2019

chilly-manWith temperatures dropping lower and lower, it’s no wonder you’re worried about your broken heat pump! Just how the heck are you supposed to keep yourself warm and cozy with a heat pump that isn’t heating?!

Fortunately, if your heat pump isn’t working as it should, you’ve come to the right place. See, there are a number of reasons why you might not be getting enough warm air from your heat pump, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (Oh! And of course, remember to schedule your heating repair in Alexandria, VA with our team!)

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Here’s How a Humidifier Can Help You This Winter!

Monday, December 16th, 2019

cold-couple-on-couchAs temperatures around here get cooler, the air will get drier. Before you know it, you’ll be sneezing, wheezing, and coughing all over the place. Coincidence? We think not!

See, dry air can wreak all sorts of havoc on your health and comfort, so it is important that you do everything you can to combat this issue head-on. Of course, the best way that we can think of is with a whole-house humidifier.

There are plenty of reasons to have a whole-house humidifier installed in your home, and below, we have listed some of them. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and as always, remember to call our team when you need an Alexandria, VA HVAC company.)

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Consider a Heat Pump This Winter (They’re Pretty Awesome!)

Monday, November 4th, 2019

There are so many great heating systems on the market today, and of course, we would stick out our neck for any one of them! However, there is truly nothing that compares to the heat pump! Why? Because they’re highly efficient, effective, and have the ability to provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch (sounds like magic, right?)

Okay, perhaps we sound a bit overenthusiastic, but still, there are plenty of reasons to consider installing a heat pump in your home, and below, have listed some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and of course, remember to call us for all things heat pumps in Alexandria, VA.)

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It’s Time to Get Your Heater Fired Up for Fall!

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

It’s officially Autumn! It’s time for warm, woolen sweaters, cozy blankets, apple picking, and of course, the ever-popular pumpkin spice latte! But, do you know what else Fall is the perfect time for? Yes, that’s right: heating maintenance!

Okay, maybe you are not quite as excited about scheduling your maintenance services as we are, but trust us, you definitely don’t want to miss out. In fact, there are a number of reasons why maintenance is important, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading below to find out more! (Oh yeah, and of course, remember to schedule your HVAC service in Alexandria, VA with us!)

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Beware These Late Season AC Repairs!

Monday, September 9th, 2019

AC-outdoor-unitUnfortunately, the end of summer is nearing, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have plenty of things to look forward to! We’ve got apples for picking, pumpkins for carving, and plenty of leaves to jump in!

Yes, fall is definitely coming, but that does not mean you can quit on your air conditioner just yet. You see, there are a number of late-season repairs that we think you should be aware of (because trust us, you definitely don’t want to wait until next spring to deal with them!) So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading below to find out more!

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Give Your AC a Boost with These Cool Tips!

Monday, July 29th, 2019

condenserIt’s the middle of summer and temperatures are soaring. Of 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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It’s Time You Get Your Ducks, Erm Ducts, In a Row

Monday, July 15th, 2019

No, we are not talking about the ducks that go “quack quack”… today we are talking about ducts! The ducts that blow cool, conditioned air all over your home!

How often do you actually think about your ducts? Our guess is that it is probably not often—you probably find yourself thinking about ducks more! But, we don’t blame you—your ducts are pretty much hidden from sight, traveling through the spaces between your walls and attic, so of course, it is only natural that you’d forget about them.

But here’s the thing: it could do you well to think about your ductwork every once in a while. Why? Because any issues with your ductwork directly affect your air conditioner. One issue, in particular, is dirty ducts, which is why you should consider scheduling duct cleaning services.

Keep reading below to find out more!

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Can an Air Cleaner Help You Eliminate Allergies This Season?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Summer has officially arrived, but that doesn’t mean that all those springtime allergens are going to just disappear! Bees are still buzzing and flowers are still blooming, meaning that you’ll still be sneezing and wheezing if you’re one of those people unfortunate enough to have been dealt seasonal allergies. So, what can you do about it?

Fortunately, there are indoor air quality systems designed to eliminate allergens and other contaminants from your indoor air, and air cleaners are one of these systems! So below, we have listed just some of the reasons why you should consider installing one of these systems in your home. Keep reading to find out more! 

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How Do I Know When to Replace My AC?

Monday, May 6th, 2019

condenserWith summer coming, you want to be sure that your air conditioner is in good working condition, and for some of you, that may mean having to invest in a new system. Of course, purchasing a new AC can be a bit overwhelming, but with the right team of experts on your side, it doesn’t have to be so scary.

Knowing when to replace your air conditioner can be a bit tricky. Below, we have listed just some of the tell-tale signs! Of course, only a professional technician can truly determine if your air conditioner is ready to go. However, we figured we’d give you a head start.

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Cool Down Those Pesky AC Bills

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

With summer coming, we can bet that many of you are dreading those pesky energy bills. And of course, you’d rather not sacrifice your comfort, however, the cost of keeping your home cool and comfortable during the summer can be quite expensive. So, what do you do? You turn to your local cooling experts for advice is what you do!

Consider yourself lucky for stumbling across this week’s blog because below, we have listed some of our favorite ways to boost air conditioning efficiency. When your home is energy efficient, you’ll spend less time worrying about sky-high bills and instead focus on the things that matter this summer, like getting the perfect tan and eating as much ice cream as you possibly can. 

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