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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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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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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