This post is the second in a series on furnace maintenance, seasonal startup, and high efficiency gas furnaces. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, I recommend you do before continuing. Furnace repair (continued) Fortunately, the pros at Polar are here to get your system back up and running as soon as possible. If your furnace goes out on a weekend or holiday, you’re probably dreading the extra charges your HVAC company is going to pile on for them to […]

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The seasons are changing! Is your furnace ready? It’s that time of year again – time to winterize the swamp cooler if you haven’t yet (check out our last post series for more info on getting that done) and get the furnace fired up. Nobody likes getting up on the roof or crawling around in that dusty old furnace closet. But have no fear, the pros at Polar HVAC are here to help with all of your heating and cooling […]

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This post is the last in a four part series on high efficiency gas furnaces. If you haven’t read parts 1, 2, and 3 yet, I recommend you do before continuing. Advantages of a high efficiency gas furnace Save money – obviously, you’ll need less gas to heat your home with a high efficiency gas furnace. Eventually, your new high efficiency gas furnace will pay for itself in the money you save on your utility bills! Less emissions – not […]

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This post is the third in a four part series on high efficiency gas furnaces. If you haven’t read parts 1 and 2 yet, I recommend you do before continuing. Energy Star Energy Star is a program run by the US Government through the EPA. The mission of the Energy Star program is to ensure consumers have access to unbiased efficiency information that they can easily compare from one appliance to another. The aim of the program is twofold, as […]

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This post is the second in a four part series on high efficiency gas furnaces. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, I recommend you do before continuing. History of the furnace (continued) Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, hot air circulating and steam systems competed for prominence in the global interior heating market. In fact, we can still see evidence of the rivalry between these two types of systems today. Both systems with boilers and radiators and radiant floor […]

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In the winter time, few things are more essential to comfort in your home than your furnace. When it comes time to buy a new furnace, the options can be dizzying. Let’s learn a bit more about furnaces, and then we’ll take a look at high efficiency gas furnaces, their benefits, how to choose one, and when they are the best option. History of the furnace For most of human history, homes were heated by a fireplace or stove. It […]

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When it’s cold and your furnace goes down, you need a heating system repair, and you need it quickly We often take the comforts of modern life for granted. When we turn on the tap, we expect water to flow, even to be hot if we want it. Likewise, when we turn up the thermostat, we expect that comforting sound of the furnace firing up to accompany it. When that doesn’t happen, we want to get that situation remedied as […]

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Getting your furnace ready for winter It may still be hot out, but fall is only three weeks away, and now is the time to start thinking about your fall maintenance. A furnace or heat pump requires attention at least once a year, and most people choose to do it in the fall before cold temperatures arrive. So what’s the easiest way to make sure your furnace is running strong and safely before winter gets here? Just call the pros […]

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High Efficiency Gas Furnaces With the blazing heat of New Mexico summer, your furnace is probably not the first thing on your mind right now. But what better time to upgrade your furnace than before you need it? Get a modern, high efficiency furnace, and don’t waste another dollar of gas on that old furnace. Modern furnaces are up to twice as efficient as their obsolete counterparts. You might wonder what accounts for this huge difference in performance. The answer […]

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Winter is on its way! This is probably a good time for some HVAC and water heater winter maintenance tips. If you want to maintain the value of your home, and also minimize the potential for costly emergency repair calls (not to mention freezing while you wait for the repairman!) it is crucial to take steps to ensure your electrical and mechanical components of the HVAC and water heater will work properly throughout the winter months. #1. Check the heating […]

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