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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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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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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How To Prevent Carbon Monoxide Leaks in Your Furnace

January 18, 2022

Most people have some familiarity with carbon monoxide and its dangers, but a surprising number of homeowners are unaware that their heating system is producing it. If your home has a gas-burning furnace, your heating appliance is regularly producing this highly toxic gas. The colorless, odorless gas is a byproduct of the constant combustion process taking place while your furnace is working. When everything’s in good shape and running smoothly, this doesn’t cause a problem. By design, the carbon monoxide stays contained within the furnace’s heat exchanger, and then, it travels through the flue pipe and

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Understanding How a Furnace Works

January 4, 2022

A furnace is one of the most classic ways of heating a house in the winter. However, many people are unaware of how it works. A lot happens in between you pressing a button on your thermostat and feeling warm air coming out of the vents. Every time you want warm air, your furnace is going through this process. Your Thermostat Turns the Heater On The heating cycle starts with the thermostat. A thermostat is a small device that contains some controls: a thermometer, and a relay switch. When you set the thermostat to a

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15 Reasons Why Your Furnace Is Blowing Cold Air

December 15, 2021

When your furnace is turned on, you expect to feel a blast of warmth. The furnace has two venting options: one for heat and one for cooling. When the furnace reaches a certain temperature, an electronic sensor opens the other vent to cool air outside to keep the house comfortable. If you notice that it’s blowing out cold air, there might be a problem. In this post, we will explain why your furnace is blowing cold air. 1. The Filter Is Full Your furnace’s filter keeps the air clean and removes dust and dirt. But when

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What Causes Rust on My Furnace?

December 1, 2021

Your furnace will show deterioration in the course of its lifetime. One sign of an aging furnace is corrosion on the surface or components of your heating system. In this article, we will explore some factors that cause rusting and what to do about it. What Causes Your Furnace to Rust? Your furnace may accumulate rust due to several factors. The surrounding environment could contribute to corrosion on parts of your equipment. Condensation from vents and air conditioner leaks are other factors you ought to consider. Humidity and Moist Environments If you

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What Thermostat Settings Should You Use During Winter

November 17, 2021

Heating up your home during the winter can be a lot more expensive than you’d think. However, studies show that lowering your thermostat by 1 degree tends to reduce heating expenses by 3%. Although you may feel that trying to find a temperature that’s both affordable and comfortable is difficult, many people find setting the thermostat to 68 degrees does the trick. Here are some other ways you can use your thermostat’s settings to save this winter. What Temperature Should You Set It While You’re Home? Obviously, while you’re at home, you’ll want

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