How to Increase Your Home’s Air Quality This Winter

November 16, 2022

Part of staying comfortable inside during the winter is taking care of the air quality. In many places, indoor air quality can decline in the winter unexpectedly. People go outside more often in the summer and typically allow the home to be ventilated regularly. As the temperatures drop and people stop going outside, that ventilation process suffers. Polar Air & Heating, Inc. offers many services that will help our customers take care of their indoor air quality during the winter. We have provided excellent services to the residents of Las Vegas since 1998 and offer cutting-edge products that will help you

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How Often Should Furnace Filters Be Changed?

November 2, 2022

How Long Do Furnace Filters Last? You know you need to replace your furnace filter to keep your HVAC system working properly. But how often does it need replacing, and is it the same for everyone? Discover what’s commonly recommended, what variables influence filter life, the signs your filter needs replacing, and how to make sure you get the right one. Inaccurate Rule of Thumb Many variables influence how long your filter will last. However, if you talk to enough people or dig enough online, you’ll find what some people consider the golden rule of

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How and When to Use Dry Mode on Your Air Conditioning Unit

October 14, 2022

Modern air conditioners perform three very different yet equally important functions. To start, they cool down homes when indoor temperatures rise too high. To a far lesser degree, they also filter the indoor air by removing several airborne particulates. Finally, these units are designed to extract excess humidity. If you’ve been wondering what “dry mode” is on the air conditioner in your Las Vegas, Nevada home, read on to find out when and how to use this feature. Your Living Environment Can Feel Both Cool and Clammy People often associate overly humid conditions with high temperatures.

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5 Reasons Why Air Conditioners Short Cycle and How to Prevent It

October 5, 2022

Nothing is quite so pleasing as hearing your air conditioner kick into action on a hot, stuffy day. However, if the AC in your Las Vegas, Nevada home quickly cycles back off, you have a problem. This immediate halt is a common phenomenon known as short cycling. Short cycling expedites air conditioner wear and decreases the overall lifespan of cooling equipment. It also delays the relief that overheated residents are waiting for and drives home energy bills up. What Is Short Cycling? A short cycling air conditioner powers up and then rapidly turns itself back

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Why It Is Important to Call an HVAC Technician to Replace Your AC Motor

September 19, 2022

Your air conditioning system relies on three different motors to function. Inside your home is a motor that powers the blower fan and draws hot air into the system and blows cold air back out. There are also two separate motors in the outdoor condenser unit. One runs the condenser fan and helps to release heat and cool down the refrigerant. The other is the compressor motor, which circulates refrigerant and also compresses it to reduce its temperature. Should any of these motors give out and need to be replaced, it is vital that you call a certified HVAC technician

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How Ceiling Height Affects Your HVAC System’s Efficiency

September 10, 2022

Ceiling height is important in determining the size of an air conditioner or furnace needed to heat or cool your home efficiently. A home with high ceilings has more air volume compared to a house with a standard ceiling height. The standard ceiling height is about 8 feet. Therefore, if your ceiling height is above 8 feet, then the efficiency of your HVAC system may be negatively affected, especially if you did not consider the ceiling height when installing the HVAC system. Below are some ways that ceiling height affects the comfort level of your home. This

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Capacitors in AC systems: What Are They and Can You Replace Them?

August 17, 2022

If you have an air conditioning system in your home, then you have AC capacitors. But what are they? What do they do? In this blog post, we will elaborate on what they are, how they function in a heating system and explain their benefits. The AC capacitor is a device that stores electrical energy. It is connected to the compressor of your air conditioning system. The purpose of the AC capacitor is to help start the compressor when the air conditioner is turned on. The capacitor provides a boost of power to the compressor, which

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How Are Mini-Splits Different From Central Air?

August 10, 2022

If you have a home that requires a new heating and cooling system, you may be considering central air conditioning. Perhaps you have added an addition to your home, and you’re wondering how to cool and heat the new room. The traditional method of cooling every room in a house requires ductwork that reaches each separate location. While traditional, this may not be practical in every residence. Retro-fitting a home with whole-house ductwork may not be feasible due to space restraints or the layout of the house. Homes that were originally built with non-ducted heating systems, such as hydronic, radiant

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When Should I Install a New HVAC System?

July 10, 2022

The intense heat in Las Vegas, NV means that your air conditioning system or heat pump gets a lot of use. Occasionally cold winter nights in the desert also require an effective heating system to keep you comfortable and prevent problems. Figuring out the best time to have a new HVAC system installed in Las Vegas can be a challenge. At Polar Air & Heating, Inc., our technicians offer year-round installations for HVAC systems. Let’s take a look at the best times to schedule a new HVAC system installation. Air Conditioner Installation Most Las Vegas homes have a central cooling

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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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