Noisy HVAC? Soundproofing Can Help

June 15, 2022

When it’s time to relax in your Las Vegas home, is the peace and quiet disrupted by noises from your heating and cooling system? The experts at Polar Air & Heating, Inc. work with homeowners to diagnose common noises from HVAC systems. Some sounds indicate that the system needs repairs and maintenance. Like any machine, though, heating and cooling units do make noise. Fortunately, there are ways that you can make the sounds less noticeable. Let’s take a look at the main parts of your heating and cooling system and what you can do to make the entire system run quieter.

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How Long Do You Have Until Your HVAC System Fails?

June 5, 2022

At Polar Air & Heating, Inc., we frequently receive phone calls from Las Vegas residents wanting to know how long their HVAC system will last. This is an understandable question since the HVAC system is vital to the home’s function and is costly to replace. It seems like HVAC systems often fail at the worst possible moment. Knowing how long the system will last allows you to put money aside in advance for repair or replacement costs. The Components That Make Up an HVAC System You should understand the components that make up your home’s HVAC system. HVAC is an

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How Long Can You Run Your AC Continuously?

May 18, 2022

Nowadays, there is no harm in letting your AC run constantly for 24 hours a day. Modern AC units are designed to keep your house cool throughout the day without any concerns, and nothing is better than blasting your home with cool air during the hot summer months. Since your AC requires energy to turn on, it can actually be more efficient when you leave it on – even when you leave your home for errands. When to Turn Off Your Air Conditioner If you speak to your friends or family members or search the internet,

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6 Reasons Why Your AC May Be Leaking Water

May 11, 2022

The continued use of your AC system causes regular wear and tear that may lead to problems over time. Among the most common problems, you may encounter with the system is leaking water. The cause of water leaks may arise from an unprofessional installation, drain pans that are either broken or faulty and at times, dirty air filters. While it is not always easy to ascertain the main cause of the water leak, it is recommended that a qualified technician conduct an assessment of your system and recommend an appropriate solution. Here is a highlight of

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Does It Matter Where You Place Your Thermostat?

April 19, 2022

Does It Matter Where You Place Your Thermostat? There are numerous variables when it comes to keeping your household comfortable. Factors such as the way you take care of your HVAC appliances, the consistency of your cleaning habits, and the presence of air leaks all play a role in your home climate. One other factor that many homeowners fail to consider is the placement of their thermostats. Believe it or not, where you choose to set up your thermostat can have a significant impact on the comfort of your living space. If you’re experiencing uneven or

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Should I Open My Windows at Night to Save Energy?

April 12, 2022

Should I Open My Windows at Night to Save Energy? It is a popular belief that opening windows at night will cool your home and save you money since your air conditioner is off. Initially, the answer to this question seems obvious. If you turn off the air conditioner, you are not using energy to cool your home. However, there are many factors that could influence whether this is a wise choice and how much actual energy you can save. You might be surprised to learn that under certain circumstances, opening your windows at night

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Should I Use a Space Heater or a Furnace?

March 16, 2022

Customers in Las Vegas frequently ask us if a space heater is a good alternative to a furnace to keep their homes warm. Many believe that a space heater uses less energy than a gas furnace. However, that is not necessarily true. When evaluating the pros and cons of using a furnace versus a space heater, you need to consider the cost of electricity and gas in your area, the energy efficiency of your space heater, and the size of the area you want to heat. Comparing the Cost of Space Heaters Versus

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Advantages of Hiring a Licensed HVAC Contractor

March 2, 2022

HVAC units are crucial in all homes because they better the interior air conditions. In addition, they make it possible to reside in areas with either high or low temperatures. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to ensure that the unit is protected from any system breakdowns or damages. One method of doing this is by planning and carrying out regular maintenance sessions. Such consistent care helps keep the device in good condition, ensuring that it lasts longer and services you better. If you need any work done on your heating and cooling unit, it is advisable

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7 Effective Ways to Prolong Your Furnace’s Lifespan

February 18, 2022

Furnaces are among the most important appliances in every American home. They are crucial in keeping us comfortable and warm throughout the winter season. According to industry information, the lifespan of many furnaces is 18 to 20 years. However, many of them break down earlier due to lack of maintenance or poor maintenance. Installing a new furnace is a huge investment. Therefore, it’s always a great idea to prepare your heating unit for winter, and doing so will also help maximize its life expectancy. Your furnace can last longer with proper maintenance and due diligence. A

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Why Is My House Heating Unevenly?

February 4, 2022

If you’re like most Americans, you rely on your heating system to keep your family and home safe during the cold winter season. Most heating systems are controlled by one thermostat and will adequately heat all rooms of a home to a specific desired temperature. If you’ve noticed that your home has cold spots, it’s time to evaluate what’s causing that uneven heating and get it fixed before it gets worse. Closed/Obstructed Vents For your forced air heating system to work, there needs to be both a supply and return vent in each room of your

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