Is it Time for a New Air Conditioner?

August 23, 2021

Your air conditioner is a piece of equipment that you want to take care of. You need it to keep cool when the sweltering summers come along, and you want it to work well for as long as possible because it can be a few thousand dollars to replace it. But even with the best care, you’ll eventually come to a point when you have to get a new one. It can be difficult to tell, though. There are a lot of symptoms of a bad air conditioner, and some of them can simply be repaired. But if you’re having

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End of Summer Maintenance

August 9, 2021

Performing end-of-summer maintenance is a great way to reverse the ravages that nearly non-stop use has had on your air conditioner throughout the hot, dry summer season in Las Vegas. Although you probably won’t be using your air conditioner for a while after fall has officially rolled in, this maintenance is among some of the most important work that you’ll perform all year. Good maintenance just ahead of retiring your air conditioner for autumn and winter will ensure that this equipment is in prime condition when you need it again. The following is everything you should know about end-of-summer maintenance,

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Identifying Summertime AC Issues

July 12, 2021

To stay cool in the summertime, your family likely relies on your home air conditioning system. Since summertime brings some of the longest days of the year, it’s not uncommon for your air conditioner to experienced a malfunction or two. By being able to properly identify the malfunction, you can get your system back up and running as quickly as possible. Bad Thermostat Home thermostats are designed to last between 7 and 10 years. When your thermostat malfunctions, it can create many different issues with your air conditioning system. The most obvious is that the digital

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Should I Leave the AC on During the Day When I’m Not Home?

October 10, 2020

After coming home to an uncomfortably hot and stuffy house during a hot summer evening, you may be wondering whether leaving your AC on while you’re away is a good idea. You might also be wondering whether you are saving energy by shutting off the AC when you’re not home. Another option is, is it better to just run it at the same temperature all day? Wasting energy will not only cost you a few extra dollars, but it also requires burning more fuel, which also contributes to global climate change. Read on to explore the options that you have

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Suffering from High Cooling Bills? Here’s Why

September 6, 2020

Summertime in Las Vegas, NV, is always hot, so you expect your electricity bills to be high. However, you might not expect your electricity use to keep creeping upward, causing bigger bills every month. If you haven’t adjusted your thermostat down or made any other obvious changes, you might be wondering what’s causing these high cooling bills in your Las Vegas home. Read on to learn about 10 possible reasons why your cooling bills are so high and what you can do about each of them. 1. Dirty Air Filter Dirty air filters are a top

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How To Prevent Cold Spots in Your Home

August 8, 2020

Have you ever walked by a spot in your home and felt an intense chill? Having an area in your home that is consistently chilly is never a good sign. It means that something in your heating or cooling system is not working correctly. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to banish cold spots. 1. Avoid Blocking Vents One of the quickest things you can do to address cold spots is to locate all your vents and be sure nothing is blocking them. A blocked vent can lead to problems like all

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Benefits of AC Surge Protectors

August 2, 2020

Individuals who own lots of home entertainment hardware are generally aware that their electronic devices should be plugged into a surge protector. Surges in Las Vegas, NV, can occur if there’s a thunderstorm or the power suddenly goes out and comes back on again. At Polar Air & Heating, Inc., we are well-versed in protecting AC units against surges. The following is some surge protection information to consider for your home’s AC unit. What Is a Surge? A power surge can occur during a brownout and during a power outage. The flow of electricity will be interrupted before it starts

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What Causes an Air Conditioner to Freeze Up?

July 20, 2020

With an air conditioner, you would think that “freezing” is a good thing. However, that is not always the case. Your air conditioner needs the right temperature, airflow, and pressure to work correctly. When the cooling system is out of balance, your refrigerant produces cold air that will seize and freeze itself. When this happens, your system could experience catastrophic damage. A frozen air conditioner will blow out warm to cool air. In some cases, you might not have any air coming out of the vents. You’ll want to avoid this scenario at all costs. Here

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