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

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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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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