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

You Don’t Need Magic to Boost Your Heating Efficiency

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Although we’d like to consider ourselves heating wizards, the truth of the matter is that anyone can boost their heating efficiency with just a few simple tricks. Of course, we may be breaking “Magician’s Code,” so you’ll have to keep this blog post a secret. We are going to share with you the tricks we have long hidden up our sleeves to reveal a number of ways in which you can improve your heating efficiency and keep monthly spending costs to a minimum.

Below, we have listed just some of the many ways you can improve your heating efficiency. Keep reading to learn more! 

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It’s That Polar Bear Time of Year!

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Polar-bear-on-rocksWe here at Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. want to let you know that it’s not only time for your annual heating maintenance, but also to help out our furry white friends once more. International Polar Bear Day may not be until February 27th, but we’re already in the midst of Polar Bear Week!

To celebrate, we’re donating 50% of our proceeds through November to Polar Bears International. Schedule your heating tune-up in Loudon County today. You’ll be helping your heater while also helping this outstanding organization!

Schedule your heating tune-up with Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. today.

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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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Heating Maintenance Keeps Repair Needs at Bay

Monday, February 26th, 2018

furnace-repairsWhen you need your heater, you need your heater. You don’t need us to tell you that it can get extremely cold around here during the winter season. When you fire up that heater of yours, you want to know for certain that it is going to perform precisely as it ought to. Unfortunately for all of us, there is no such thing as a 100% reliable heating system. At some point, you are eventually going to run into a problem requiring professional heating repairs.

Now, there is no way to make your heater completely reliable, but that does not mean all is lost. Why not? Because you can certainly keep your heating repairs in Washington, DC to a bare minimum. No, you cannot eliminate the risk of heating problems entirely, but we can help you to do the next best thing. How? All you have to do is schedule annual heating maintenance. Then leave the rest to the pros on our staff. 

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Ask an HVAC Contractor: Why Schedule Heating Maintenance?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

AC-technician-workingAre there any questions that you’ve ever wanted to ask your HVAC contractor in Capitol Hill, WA? We understand that you are probably not just calling us every time a question pops into mind, and we hope that you understand just how busy our schedules are and the limitations that this can put on such practices. We do love sharing our knowledge with our clients, though, so we spent some time coming up with a few common questions that we suspect most homeowners share.

Today, as we move out of the summer season and await winter’s chill, we want to talk about heating maintenance. Specifically, we want to lay to rest any notions that you may have about heating maintenance being optional. It is, technically–you are in charge of your heater. In terms of getting the most from your heating system, however, routine heating maintenance is 100% mandatory. With the following information in mind, we think you’ll understand why.

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Have You Had Your Heater Tuned-Up Yet?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

It seems that homeowners these days are fairly well-informed when it comes to the maintenance needs of their home heating systems. Even so, there are homeowners out there that somehow still manage to overlook just how vital this particular service really is. Let us reiterate the point. If you want to make it through the winter season comfortably, you have to schedule routine heating maintenance in Capitol Hill.

Changing your air filter is the one major maintenance task that you can, and should, complete on your own. There is much more to heating maintenance than that, though. Contact us to schedule a heating tune-up with a company that you can trust to do the job right.

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Get Your Heating Maintenance Out of the Way

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

There are a number of warm days still to come, but there is no denying that the hottest time of the year has now come to a close. If you are serious about making it through the winter season comfortably, while being able to count on your heater for a great performance, then you must schedule routine heating maintenance before you really need to put it into regular rotation. That is why now is such a good time to do so.

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Is Your Heater Ready for Winter 2016?

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Despite the relatively balmy December that we’ve had thus far here in the greater Capitol Hill area, it’s imperative that you make certain your heating system is ready for winter. No matter what type of heater you have–heat pump, high efficiency ductless mini split, furnace, gas boiler–it needs to be thoroughly maintained on a routine basis. In this respect, it’s not much different than your car, and considering how much you spend on heating bills during the cold season, maintenance is definitely worth the small price tag. Here’s how to tell whether your winter-ready.

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3 Terrific Benefits of Routine Heating Maintenance

Monday, December 7th, 2015

When you heat your home, you should be able to do so without fear of your heater giving out on you, or of being shocked by the expense of heating your sufficiently. If you want to ensure that you are getting the very best performance that any heater has to offer, your primary concern should be to schedule professional heating maintenance in Alexandria, VA. There is no way in which to overstate just how vital it is that your heater is not only professionally installed, but that it is also routinely serviced by a qualified maintenance technician. When you work with our staff, you need have no worries about the quality of the technician that you’ll deal with. Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. is the company to call when you want exceptional HVAC services.

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Why Schedule Annual Maintenance for Your Heating System?

Monday, September 15th, 2014

We are in the last stretch before the cold weather arrives – is your heating system ready to go? One of the best ways to get your heating system in shape for the cold weather and get ahead of any potential problems is by scheduling a fall maintenance appointment for your heating system in Washington, DC. Maintenance offers several benefits that we’ll outline below, and as with any air conditioning services, it’s important to always hire trained professionals. Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc., has been helping customers in the Washington, DC area with their cooling and heating equipment for over 15 years, and we can help you get ready for this winter.

What Happens During a Maintenance Appointment?

Your Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc., technician will conduct the following during a routine maintenance appointment:

  • Full inspection of equipment, including heat exchangers and burn assemblies.
  • Check electrical components, including wiring and terminals.
  • Lubricate all moving parts.
  • Check refrigerant levels (for heat pumps).
  • Check fan belts and adjust belt tension on covered equipment.
  • Provide written recommendations for corrective actions, if any.

Benefits of Annual Fall Maintenance

There are several important benefits to scheduling annual fall maintenance for your heating system:

  • Prevent repairs – no one wants to find out their heat isn’t working on a cold winter day. Scheduling annual maintenance helps you get ahead of possible repairs by spotting them early with the thorough inspection that occurs during a regular maintenance visit.
  • Increase energy efficiency – a tuned-up heater runs better than one that is dirty and suffering from normal wear-and-tear. When your AC runs optimally, it uses less energy.
  • Extend life of equipment – the average lifespan of a furnace is about 15 years. Keeping your heater in good working order can extend this lifespan.

One of the best ways to prepare your home for winter is by scheduling heating maintenance in Washington, DC.

Fall offers a great window of opportunity to schedule maintenance, so contact Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc., and make an appointment with one of our experts today.

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