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

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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Do You Need AC Repairs?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

With summer well on its way, you want to be sure that your air conditioner is equipped to handle any heatwave that comes our way. But sometimes, your system is going to require repairs, and when that happens, you’re going to need to call your local HVAC technician right away. Trust us, holding off on repairs is only going to make matters worse, leaving you with an even costlier repair bill.

But, how do you know when it is time for AC repair in Alexandria, VA? Well, there are plenty of signs that indicate you need to schedule repairs ASAP. So for your convenience, we’ve listed a few of these signs below. Keep reading to find out more information. 

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Here’s Why You Should Go Ductless This Winter

Monday, February 11th, 2019

If you are in the market for a new heater this winter, then consider going ductless! A ductless system serves as a singular alternative to the traditional heater and air conditioner combination. For many homeowners, ductless systems are becoming a preferred option, as these systems are recognized for their ability to provide year-round comfort efficiently and effectively.

Of course, we understand that choosing the right HVAC systems for your home is no small task, which is why we always advise speaking to a professional before making any final decisions. Not all homes are candidates for ductless systems, so it is important to be aware of your circumstances before you purchase your new system. In addition, improper installation can lead to an increased need for heating repair in Alexandria, VA. In this week’s blog, we will be outlining some of the many benefits that a ductless system has to offer. Keep reading below to learn more! 

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Here’s Why Your Furnace Is Faltering

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Now that winter is in full swing, the last thing you’d want is a faltering furnace. There are numerous things that can cause a furnace to malfunction, and luckily, there are many things that can be done to reverse it. So, if you have found yourself dealing with this type of situation, keep reading because today we will be discussing what causes a furnace to become inefficient or ineffective and what you can do to help!

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What Are the Benefits of Using a Boiler?

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

boilerWe have reached the heating season here in Virginia. Though we don’t live in a part of the country where winters are extreme, we still face plenty of cold temperatures! If you are looking for a new heating system for your home, consider a boiler. Boilers are durable, reliable, and energy efficient. An experienced HVAC professional can help you decide if a boiler is right for your home.

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Is Your Heater in Trouble Already?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

dog-under-blanketWhen it is cold outside and your heater is not functioning properly, it can be difficult to find the silver lining to that cloud. This is especially true when winter is just getting going and your heater is not working the way it should be. The truth is this is sort of for the best, though. It’s not getting any warmer any time soon, so you may as well find out now that your heater is not in the great shape necessary to get you through the winter season.

When your heater exhibits any signs of trouble, even early in the season, it is time for prompt HVAC services in Alexandria, VA. The last thing you want to do is to continue running your heater despite the fact that it is not in great working condition. Doing so will only make matters worse, putting your comfort and even your safety (!) in jeopardy. Here are some signs it’s time to call in the pros.

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Explore Your Heating Options

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

cold-couple-on-couchYou may not be ready to fully embrace it, but the fact of the matter is that winter is heading our way once more. We’re willing to bet that you’ve already put your heating system back into rotation, even if it isn’t running all day and night quite yet. If you don’t like what you’re experiencing, or if you know that your heater just does not have another season left in it, contact us for your heating replacement in Alexandria, VA.

Just keep in mind that this is not the type of service you should rush into. Just because you have an existing heating system does not mean that you have to continue to use that same type of heating system, after all. If you are serious about enjoying 100% satisfaction with the way in which you heat your home, you need to choose your new heater carefully. We’re here to give you a rundown on your options so that you can do just that.

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It’s That Time: Schedule Your Heating Tune-Up.

Monday, October 8th, 2018

furnaceIt’s not that cold yet. It was fine at the end of the last heating season. Lay off, man—I like to live dangerously.

Whatever your excuse for not scheduling your routine, annual heating maintenance, it’s just not good enough. How do we know?

Because we’ve heard ’em all before, and they’re almost always explained to us by homeowners in need of heating repairs right when they actually need their heaters the most.

That is why we’re here to say that heating maintenance is just another one of those HVAC services in Alexandria, VA we happen to excel at. And if you want your heater to excel in its operation, regardless of what type of heater you use, then you need to take advantage of this service. It is no exaggeration when we say there is literally nothing better that you can do for your system, so call now.

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Refrigerant Leaks Need Prompt Repairs

Monday, August 27th, 2018

AC-outdoor-unitDo you know what sets a heat pump apart from something like a furnace or a heater? It does not generate new heat, but transfers existing heat from the air outside into your home. Furnaces and boilers, on the other hand, create new heat. This is accomplished either by electric resistance or the combustion of a fuel like gas or oil. In this regard, heat pumps are a lot like air conditioners—both ACs and heat pumps use the refrigerant cycle to move heat out of a home (and into a home, in the case of a heat pump).

That is why a refrigerant leak is such a problem. Air conditioners and heat pumps don’t generate new “coolness,” but instead cool homes by removing heat via the evaporation of refrigeration. Without the right amount of refrigerant in the system, it won’t be able to accomplish this goal successfully.

Today, we are going to explore some of the ramifications of a refrigerant leak, and why they mean that you need prompt heat pump or air conditioning repair in Alexandria, VA when one develops. 

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