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

Everything to Know About the Polar Plus Club

Monday, January 11th, 2021

We know, we know, we talk a lot about maintenance on this blog. That’s only because it’s so important! Neglecting to have maintenance done on your heating system spells disaster for your comfort, your home, and your budget going forward. But we’re not here to talk about only the vital parts of maintenance, we’re here to talk about everything. That includes the awesome perks that you could take advantage of when you join our Polar Plus Club.

The truth is that with Washington, DC heating, every contractor is going to offer their own maintenance plan. Maintenance is vital and you’d be hard-pressed to find a contractor who wasn’t trying to convince you to sign up. The big difference between our team and the rest of the DC heating providers, is that we’ve got some seriously unbeatable perks to take advantage of. So buckle up, and let us tell you everything you should know about the Polar Plus Club!

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The Hidden Benefits of Furnace Maintenance

Monday, December 14th, 2020

You’d be surprised by how many homeowners opt-out of heater maintenance. Whether it’s because they think it’s unnecessary, think it’s a scam, or don’t even know what heater maintenance is, this is a bad move. It’s like opting out of oil changes for your car, or opting out of paying your bills every month. Sure, it’s your decision, but it’s far from the best one.

We’re going to let you in on a little secret. Every team that performs furnace maintenance in Washington, DC has its own maintenance plan. Some are just your average, run-of-the-mill maintenance agreement while others are exceptional. We like to think of our Polar Plus Club as more on the “exceptional” side of that spectrum.

Not convinced? We wouldn’t be either. That’s why we’re going to talk about some of the hidden perks you get from signing up for our maintenance agreement.

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Why Choose Us for HVAC Service?

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

While we enjoy talking about our technical expertise in the field of HVAC, we get this question too much to ignore it. If you’ve landed on this page, you’re definitely on the lookout for professional HVAC services—so let’s not beat around the bush. Why would you choose us?

Well, HVAC service in Washington, DC can be a complicated endeavor. There are lots of teams of professionals out there, each with their own selling points and prices, but what makes anyone choose the crew at Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating over others?

Don’t worry, that question wasn’t rhetorical. There are some serious bonuses and perks to choosing our team, that we’ll fill you in on down below. Just keep reading and remember that we’re a local, family-owned company in the area that’s just trying to look out for the HVAC services people need.

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5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Thermostat

Monday, January 28th, 2019

thermostatAs consumers, we are always seeking the best technology, whether it be the latest smartphone, a new gaming console, or the TV with the highest resolution. So, why don’t we think the same way about our home heating systems? Throughout the winter, you run your heater rather consistently, so why not invest in upgrades that will ensure its efficiency and effectiveness? One way you can improve the overall operation of your home heating system is to upgrade your thermostat.

As you know, your thermostat is responsible for maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home, which is an important and necessary function. Today, smart thermostats can do so much more than what is typically expected. Of course, you can keep things basic, but a smart thermostat offers a wide range of benefits that can improve heating efficiency and save you money. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of upgrading your thermostat. 

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Am I a Good Candidate for Ductless Air Conditioning?

Monday, April 16th, 2018

ductless-blowerIt’s that time of year when we start to see summer on the horizon—even if a stubborn cold stretch is making it seem more like a mirage than an actuality. Regardless, many homeowners in the area are ready to leave the chill behind, dreaming of the days to come when the only chill will be that coming from their own air conditioning systems—a chill that they themselves control!

If you think this may be the year to replace your air conditioner, or if you need a new AC installed for a brand new property, we strongly recommend you consider the use of a ductless air conditioning system in Great Falls, VA. There are a lot of benefits you can enjoy when you’ve got a ductless mini split on your side.

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How Do Boilers Distribute Heat?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

radiant-tubingWe may be moving out of the heating season now, but we’re not in the clear. It’s still March, after all, and the weather in our area loves throwing curve balls at this time of the year. If you use a boiler to heat your home, and you suspect that there is a problem of any kind, don’t wait until the start of next winter to schedule a necessary boiler repair in Alexandria, VA.

What kind of problems are we talking about? Well, there are those that boilers may share with any heating system. Problems with combustion. Complete failure leaving your house frigid. However, there are also problems specific to boilers, mainly relating to the way in which they distribute heat throughout homes. You definitely don’t want to let such problems go untreated, so get in touch with us if any trouble comes up!

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Is Your Furnace Showing Signs of Distress?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

furnace-wiringWe could all use some warm, sunny weather right about now, but chances are that you’re going to be running your heater for a while longer. It may be late in the season, but don’t let that convince you that you can afford to ignore any signs of trouble your home heating system may be exhibiting. Trust us when we tell you that your heater can break down just as easily at the end of the season as during any other time.

So how do you deal with heating problems before facing as serious a situation as a complete breakdown? Well, you can learn to recognize the signs that you need furnace repairs in McLean, VA, for starters. No furnace is ever going to be 100% reliable, though scheduling routine heating maintenance will certainly help it to get as close to that ideal as possible. We’re happy to tune-up your furnace for you, of course. But eventually, we’ll need to repair your system. Call us when you see these warning signs.

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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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Does My Heat Pump Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, February 12th, 2018

outdoor-unitIf it does, then you are smart to act fast. Because of the way heat pumps operate in both heating and cooling modes, it is vital they have the proper refrigerant charge for the job. Remember, refrigerant is not something your heat pump consumes in its operation, like the gasoline in a car. Instead, it is something the system recycles over and over again—more like the oil in a car.

If your heat pump is low on refrigerant, it may mean that your technician did not properly charge it—which means that you probably didn’t have it serviced by a member of our outstanding team! The other possibility is a leak. Regardless of the reason for your heat pump’s low refrigerant charge, it is a problem that needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. Continuing to run your heat pump in Capitol Hill when it is low on refrigerant can lead to some very serious problems.

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3 Benefits of the Ductless Mini Split

Monday, January 29th, 2018

ductless-blowerIf you’ve been following our blog, then you’ve probably noticed that we talk about a lot of different HVAC systems. Why? Because there are so many to cover! If variety is the spice of life, then the HVAC industry is quite spicy indeed. Of course, there is a fine line between having plenty of options to choose from, and having an overwhelming amount of options to choose from. That is why we want to help homeowners better understand the many different heaters and ACs available.

One option worth considering is the ductless mini split—and you’ll note that we didn’t say “heating” or “air conditioning” option specifically. More on that below. While there is no single HVAC system that will perfectly suit every homeowner’s preferences or the demands of every home, the ductless mini split is certainly an option that many find most appealing. Read on, and remember to schedule your HVAC services in Arlington with the pros on our staff.

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