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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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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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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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

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 inconsistent temperatures around your house, you may not necessarily

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Should I Open My Windows at Night to Save Energy?

April 12, 2022

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 to cool your home can cause you to spend more money

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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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