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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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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All About the Thermostatic Expansion Valve

October 20, 2021

A thermostatic expansion valve is a helpful device for regulating water temperature in your home. It also makes it possible to save energy and money on utility bills. The trick is knowing how they work. Read on to find out how they work and everything about them. Thermostatic Expansion Valve Defined A thermostatic expansion valve is an essential component in the water heater system of your home. It controls pressure, temperature, and flow in several different applications. Thermostatic expansion valves vary in size according to their intended use. This device regulates the incoming

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How to Keep Bugs Out of AC Unit

July 27, 2021

Your air conditioner unit is an essential piece of equipment meant to keep you and your family comfortable inside all through the year. But it can also be a gateway for insects to invade your home. When the weather starts to become significantly warmer during the summer months here in Las Vegas, bugs can seek refuge in your home to escape the heat. But while there’s nothing wrong with bugs wanting to keep cool or finding some shade, not taking any action to prevent them from invading your home increases the chances of these insects eventually doing

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 29, 2021

Cleaning an air conditioning unit is a delicate process. It’s almost surgical in nature. You don’t want to be heavy-handed when handling the machine. It can cause mechanical damage that’s easily a few hundred dollars in repair or replacement costs. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming, either. With regular practice, dextrous hands, and the guide below, you can clean your AC unit safely and efficiently. So without further ado, here is a step-by-step guide on how to clean your air conditioner. Cut Off Power to Your AC Unit You don’t want to work on

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What Is the Ideal Temperature for Home Air Conditioning in the Summer?

June 20, 2021

An air conditioner is an essential unit to most homeowners that offers relief in the hot summer months. However, setting and maintaining the right temperature that strikes a balance between comfort and reasonable energy bills can be quite a challenge. The ideal temperature setting for your AC will vary based on your location and preferred comfort level. Anything between 72 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit is standard, but you can still make adjustments throughout the day to meet your unique needs. Here is a detailed guide to help you maintain the most efficient summer temperatures.

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