Water Heater Replacement – Time to Save Some Money!

8th Aug 2016 Comments Off on Water Heater Replacement – Time to Save Some Money!

What are the causes for a water heater replacement? Water heaters are the container of joy we never pay attention to until something happens and the joy is gone. We do take hot water for granted! The only time you think about the heater hidden away in a closet is when your shower is cold! But do you know what causes hot water replacement? What causes a hot water heater to fail? There are really only a couple of things […]

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Carbon monoxide Poisoning in Albuquerque NM

1st Aug 2016 Comments Off on Carbon monoxide Poisoning in Albuquerque NM

Carbon monoxide poisoning is preventable! Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning by following some simple guidelines. #1. Check (or have a professional check) that your appliances are installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions and local codes. If you did not have your appliances installed by professionals, then do you know who did the installation and if it is correct? #2. Make sure the heating system is inspected annually to ensure everything is safe. The inspector should check any chimneys and flues for […]

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Carbon Monoxide Testing in Albuquerque NM

24th Jul 2016 Comments Off on Carbon Monoxide Testing in Albuquerque NM

Polar Heating and Refrigeration offers carbon monoxide testing. A primer on carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide testing might be order to help you understand why it is so important! Definition of carbon monoxide (CO) Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels including: Coal Wood Charcoal Oil Kerosene Propane Natural gas Internal combustion engines can also produce CO. We have all heard about deaths in car in closed garages by […]

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Heat Pump Review – Best Heat Pumps

17th Jul 2016 Comments Off on Heat Pump Review – Best Heat Pumps

See the top 2 heat pumps in our heat pump review. In order to talk about heat pump and heat pump review, we need to get a little technical. Sorry! Not too much though. When you look for a heat pump, brands do matter. My recommendations come with over 40 years’ experience. I also highly recommend hiring a professional installer! There are five things to look for in a heat pump. SEER and HSPF. There are efficiency ratings. Standard ratings are […]

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Heat Pumps – A Great Addition to Any House

17th Jul 2016 Comments Off on Heat Pumps – A Great Addition to Any House

Heat Pumps as an alternative for heating and cooling. Here in Albuquerque, many people use swamp coolers for summer and electrical heat for winter are looking at heat pumps as a replacement for both. In our moderate heating and cooling needs, sometimes with wilder swings of temperature, heat pumps have many advantages. Heat pumps have become much more energy efficient, offer many options for how they work, and can replace both a swamp cooler or older a/c unit and a […]

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Replace a Swamp Cooler Blower Yourself

5th Jul 2016 Comments Off on Replace a Swamp Cooler Blower Yourself

A simple guide to replace a swamp cooler blower yourself. There are homeowners who would rather get in and get their hands dirty than call us for help. In this article we want to help you with instructions on how to replace your bad swamp cooler blower. First thing always is safety! Please be aware that electricity is dangerous and working with power around water is even worse! Be careful! Disconnect and tag all breakers and power before starting work. […]

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Advanced Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

29th Jun 2016 Comments Off on Advanced Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

Advanced air conditioning troubleshooting for the homeowner.  In this previous article, we talked about basic air conditioning troubleshooting. Read it first before jumping into this one.  Advanced air conditioning troubleshooting takes more knowledge, more tools and a keen eye to safety! So far we have worked our way to the outside unit and are looking for issues. The next step is to check capacitors. Think of capacitors as electronic batteries and keep in mind they have a potential charge that can […]

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Basic Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

20th Jun 2016 Comments Off on Basic Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

Air Conditioning Troubleshooting Basic air conditioning troubleshooting for the homeowner. Depending on your abilities, (and only you can know what those abilities are!), there are some basic guides to be used for air conditioning troubleshooting. Before you start, you will need some tools, and a common sense type of mechanical ability. With that in mind and some careful, step by step walking through the issues, you might be able to save some money. Of course if you make it worse, […]

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Repair Your AC Unit Yourself

13th Jun 2016 Comments Off on Repair Your AC Unit Yourself

Can you repair your ac unit yourself? We get asked a lot if it is possible to repair your a/c unit yourself and of course the answer is almost always – it depends! It depends on how good the homeowner is! There are easy fixes and not so easy fixes. The biggest question is how competent are your around refrigeration, high voltage electricity, electronic board troubleshooting and the rest of the pieces that make up your system? Some HVAC damages […]

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Protect Your Air Conditioning Unit

4th Jun 2016 Comments Off on Protect Your Air Conditioning Unit

Simple methods to protect your air conditioning unit. Weather happens. Whether the weather is hot, dry and dusty or wet, windy and flooding you need to protect your air conditioning unit as much as possible. All of us have seen flooding, hail, lighting strikes and more. There are steps to take to minimize any damage caused by weather as well as steps to take if the unfortunate happens. Prepare your air conditioning unit for all events beforehand. #1. Cover, protect […]

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