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

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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Are UV Germicidal Lights a Good Option for Me?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

While some people may go into home ownership thinking that pollution is only a problem outdoors, they generally find before long that pollutants can be just as troublesome within their homes, if not more. There are a lot of different reasons as to why your indoor air quality may suffer, and poor indoor air quality may manifest in a number of different ways. The good news is that the IAQ specialists on our staff are here to ensure that your indoor air quality problems are resolved successfully. We do so by ensuring that the right equipment is put to use in your home. For biological pollutant destruction, UV germicidal lights in Washington, DC may be necessary. Schedule your IAQ services with the experts at Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.

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3 Indicators That You Need an Air Cleaner

Monday, June 8th, 2015

As important as it is that you are able to maintain comfortable temperatures throughout your home all year long, it is also important that you not underestimate the immense influence that the quality of the air in your home can have on your overall comfort. If you want to know for certain that you are breathing air of the highest quality, you may find that help is needed in your home. That is when you should contact the skilled indoor air quality technicians on our staff. Not only do our technicians have the skill and expertise necessary to install and service exceptional air cleaners in Washington, D.C., but they also have the knowledge necessary to ensure that you are using the right equipment in the first place. Contact Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc., today if you are serious about boosting the quality of the air in your home. 

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Signs That You Need a Humidifier in Your Home

Monday, May 11th, 2015

It would be great to know that you can just walk into your home and be met with the most comfortable, healthful environment possible. Of course, we know that this is not the case. Attaining and maintaining such an environment can take a considerable amount of work, and will likely require that you invest in certain products and services to ensure not only that your home is comfortable in terms of temperature, but also that the air quality therein is optimal.

A common problem that many homeowners face is a houseful of air that is simply to dry for comfort or for ideal health conditions. Fortunately, a whole-house humidifier is an effective and convenient way in which to resolve such problems.  Contact Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc., today if you suspect that you could benefit from the use of a humidifier in your Washington, DC, area home. 

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