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

UV Light Purifier: How It Works

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Air purification isn’t a simple measurement. There’s a lot of air in your home and it could be thoroughly contaminated with germs. While lighting some candles and scrubbing surfaces might help a little bit, we’ve always been at a loss as to how we could safely and effectively clean our indoor air. That is—until the UV light purifier was developed.

This handy piece of equipment eradicates germs that enter your home. Since they’re mounted in your ductwork, these germicidal lights treat all the incoming air that goes through your HVAC system. As far as an air purifier in Washington, DC goes, these have to be some of the most effective ones.

Want to know exactly how they work? Well, we’d love to tell you! Keep reading as we get into the specifics of such a high-tech indoor air quality solution.

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Reduce Humidity: Stay Comfortable

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Humidity really is the bane of our comfort during the summers. Especially when it comes to HVAC services in Washington, DC, it gets hot and muggy and your air conditioner might not be able to handle the load all on its own. Air conditioners can naturally dehumidify your air, but they’re not as effective as they could be working together with a dehumidifier!

Dehumidifiers provide an essential service for homes that are dealing with too much moisture. While many homeowners can tell that their moisture levels inside are too high, some homeowners can’t and it’s up to us to talk about some of the signs that you’re dealing with a humidity problem. Are you dealing with a humidity problem?

Let’s talk about what humidity is and why it can be detrimental to you and your home during the summer months.

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A Guide to Your Air Cleaner Options

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Clean air is something that is gravely misunderstood in our industry. Homeowners will often call their local HVAC professionals to have a new AC or heater installed but they won’t even think about looking into their indoor air quality. While sure, some of these systems are expensive and with homeowners being on tight budgets these days, it’s understandable that you need to pick and choose what systems are right for your home. Many of these systems are fairly affordable though.

So, in light of trying to spread some awareness about indoor air quality, the cleanliness of our homes, and how to keep each other safe and comfortable, we’re going to talk a bit about the air cleaning options out there on the market. Remember, if any of these options sound good to you, call our team for Leesburg air cleaner installation today!

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Why Is My Air Quality Low?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

air-quality-dandelionWhen the summer heat is high, you expect your AC to keep you cool. You expect your heater to keep you warm and cozy during the cold winter season. And … well, that’s it, right? As far as comfort goes?

If you believe that, then you are doing yourself and your comfort a serious disservice. While maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home is certainly vital, maintaining high indoor air quality is equally so. We’re here to help you do that.

One question that homeowners sometimes ask us is why their indoor air quality is low to begin with. The truth is that this is a very loaded question. There are a lot of different reasons why indoor air quality may suffer. Some are within our control, while others are environmental issues we really cannot change. In either case, the best thing to do is to use the right systems and services to boost your indoor air quality. That is why you should turn to us for IAQ and HVAC services in Alexandria.

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Why Use UV Germicidal Lights?

Monday, February 19th, 2018

family-playingLiving comfortably in your own home is not something that you should compromise on. It is something every homeowner deserves. That being said, maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home should not be your sole priority. Important as it may be, it is also vital that you maintain high indoor air quality in your home as well.

In many cases, using air filtration systems or electronic air purifiers will be enough.  In others,  however, dealing with pollutants of a different kind—biological pollutants—will be necessary. These pollutants are living organisms, and include viruses, mold spores, and bacteria. Such pollutants cannot simply be filtered out of the air. They must be destroyed, and they can be with the use of UV germicidal lights in Washington, DC.

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Why Humidify Your Home?

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

question-mark-badgeDuring the summer season, our weather can get extremely hot and humid. The idea of adding humidity to a home during any time of the year seems like an odd decision. In truth, adding the right amount of humidity to the air in a house is a great way to protect indoor air quality and alleviate a number of physical symptoms for people and materials.

Today, we’ll look at a few of the issues that may arise in a house with low humidity. We’ll also help you  understand why you should skip the standalone humidifiers and opt instead for a whole-house humidifier in Georgetown. If you have any questions, call a member of our team. We have the expertise to determine if you could benefit from a whole-house humidifier.

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Low Humidity? Big Problem

Monday, August 14th, 2017

comfortable-womanFor many homeowners, the pursuit of comfort in their respective homes begins and ends with a great air conditioner and a dependable, efficient heater. We certainly do not intend to downplay the role that successful temperature maintenance plays in your overall comfort. However, we must also remind you that temperature maintenance is not the whole picture. If you are serious about living in the full comfort we believe you deserve, then must maintain great indoor air quality as well as temperature control.

Another fact that you may not fully realize is that maintaining great indoor air quality in Washington, DC can actually help to protect your property and your health, as well as your comfort. Whether due to the dehumidifying effects of running an AC all the time in the summer, or the naturally drier air that we experience in the winter, you may not have a sufficient amount of humidity in your living space. Using a whole-house humidifier is the best way to resolve that problem. 

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Improving Air Quality by Destroying Pollutants

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Most homeowners know that they need a great heating and air conditioning system in order to maintain a comfortable environment within their homes. However, too many homeowners mistakenly believe that the quest for true comfort ends there. In fact, it is every bit as important that you maintain high indoor air quality in your home as it is that you keep the temperature within your home at a comfortable level. Not only does maintaining great indoor air quality protect your comfort, but it can protect your health as well. Many illnesses and respiratory issues, for instance, stem from the presence of biological pollutants. By destroying such pollutants with the use of UV germicidal lights in Capitol Hill, DC, you can reduce the risk of encountering such issues. Contact Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. to learn more.

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Are You Using the Right Air Cleaner in Your Home?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Maintaining great indoor air quality in your home should be a top priority. Unfortunately, it is one that is overlooked in too many homes. While it is important that you are able to maintain comfortable temperatures within yoru home throughout the year, you really cannot afford to ignore the quality of the air that fills your home. That is why many homeowners wisely choose to utilize an air cleaner in Washington, DC. However, you must know for certain that you are using the right air cleaner for your needs if you are to boost the quality of the air in your home successfully. Work with us to guarantee that this is the case. When you are ready to schedule any air cleaner services, make Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. the company you call.

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Why Add Humidity to the Air in My Home?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Heating your home effectively throughout the winter season and cooling it reliably during the summer are important goals to have. Comfortable temperatures alone, though, are not enough to ensure that you are able to live in the comprehensive comfort that we know you deserve. You must also surround yourself with air of the highest quality throughout your home. To do so, you may need to work with an indoor air quality specialist. There are a lot of ways in which your indoor air quality may suffer, and only a trained professional can ensure that you are able to turn things around effectively. Very dry air is a common problem, which is why whole-house humidifiers in Washington, DC are so popular. If you think that the air in your home is too dry, contact Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. to learn what you can do about it.

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