Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

What Is Water Hammer?

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Water hammer is a common problem with boiler systems. It occurs when water doesn’t have an air cushion and abruptly hits against the pipes, causing a loud noise. This can be a serious issue, as it can damage pipes and fittings. Which, in turn, can lead to expensive repairs and possible flooding.

Today’s article discusses water hammer and what to do if it ever happens to you.

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Now Is a Great Time for Boiler Repair!

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Nope, we’re not kidding! Temperatures are indeed warming up and while the rest of the country might be thinking about getting their air conditioners repaired, we’ve got a little bit of a plot twist for our customers.

When was the last time you ran your boiler system? Was it last night? Or perhaps it was a few days ago? The truth is that your need for heat is getting lower and lower the closer we get towards summer. Pretty soon, you’re going to forget that you even had a boiler to begin with, until fall rolls around and you rely on it again. The main point we’re trying to make is that because you don’t need your boiler right now, wouldn’t that make it a great time to get it repaired?

Let’s discuss why boiler repair in Alexandria, VA is a great idea in the spring, and pretty much all year round when you call our team.

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3 Reasons to Contact a Professional HVAC Service Provider

Monday, March 7th, 2022

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are almost necessary for the workplace and at home. They help ensure proper circulation of clean air, provide just the right temperatures for individuals to stay comfortable, and can equally ensure you get that hot bath when you need to relax. 

However, even the most carefully designed and installed HVAC systems can break down at certain points. This presents an opportunity to try out their creative skills for some people. They try fixing the problems by themselves. 

While that may seem like a good idea, the truth is that it almost always ends up in disaster. Trying to fix an HVAC system problem by yourself can lead to further damage. The worst part is that you cannot raise a warranty claim if you are responsible for damaging your system. 

That is why it is always a good idea to call in the help of a professional HVAC service provider.

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Why Does My Heater Have an Air Filter?

Monday, February 21st, 2022

There are many people who don’t know about their home heating systems, and that makes sense. But there is one component that we all should be familiar with, and that’s the air filter. An air filter is an essential component of a heating system that plays a critical role and requires regular maintenance.

Replacing your air filter will help keep your heating unit working optimally, ensure you have fresh air, and keep your energy bill low. And it is essential to keep an eye on it. But if you’d like a hand or require heating repairs in Bethesda, MD, you can reach out to us for help. 

So do all heaters have air filters, and do they have to have one? In this blog post, we will look at air filters, what they do, find out if you can change them, and more. So keep on reading to learn more about heating units and air filters.

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A Furnace Can’t Last Forever

Monday, February 7th, 2022

A good furnace lasts from 15 to 20 years, but many of the furnaces become less efficient after a few years of usage because of wear and tear. So to make your house more comfortable and save energy, consider replacing your older heater. On top of making your home habitable, new furnaces add value to your house. Here are the reasons why you should replace your furnace with a more updated one.

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Why Is My Heater So Complicated?

Monday, January 24th, 2022

You return home from work on a chilly evening, hoping to quickly get into the warmth of your home. But alas! You are greeted by a cold room. What’s wrong? Your heater is probably not working.

Many of us do not even remember that we have a heating system at home until it starts acting up. Now that you have gotten the “cold treatment,” you reach the heater quickly to check on it but are presented with a complicated machine that is utterly unfamiliar to you.

“Why is my heater so complicated?” This is the first thing to come to your mind. Be assured, there’s nothing wrong with your heater design and there is a very good reason for the complexity of the system. In this article, we will tell you why modern heaters have a complicated design and what you should do to handle heater troubles.

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Stop Your Furnace From Breaking Down

Monday, January 10th, 2022

A furnace breakdown is never fun. To be a little more honest, a furnace breakdown is probably nothing other than stressful and scary. Sometimes your furnace can break down on the coldest day of the year, leading you to panic about the temperature of your house, the safety of your kids, and your overall well-being. We completely understand, and we’re here to help alleviate some of that stress and panic.

The good news is that you’re here, and we won’t let you go without addressing the problem with your furnace and fixing it. That’s our promise to you. Don’t hesitate to call us for furnace repair in Bethesda, MD, and beyond so that your life can get back to normal.

For everyone else that might not be quite at the breaking point, but your furnace is close, here are a few things you can do to help mitigate the pressure.

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Is Your Heat Pump in Peril?

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Owning a heat pump should be a relaxing experience. They’re simple systems that work in pretty amazing ways to bring heat to your home throughout the winter, and cool things down during the summer. If you’re a heat pump owner that’s anxious about the state of your system, or you’re worried that something is wrong, then you need help from a team that can fix it.

The truth of the matter is that heat pumps can run into problems throughout their lifetimes. This is actually normal. We put a tremendous amount of strain on these complex machines, so it’s actually pretty regular for a heat pump to have a small problem that needs to be fixed. That’s why maintenance is such a powerful tool.

However, if you’re reading this blog then you probably need heating repair in Chevy Chase, MD. We’ll walk you through what to do if your heat pump is in peril.

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It’s Time to Make a Heating Upgrade

Monday, December 13th, 2021

December is here! Cold temperatures are already starting to seep in through left open windows, unsealed doors, and the cracks throughout our home. The hardest part about this realization that your home is chillier than you’d like, is the fact that winter is just starting up and this cold is going to be here for the next few months. Until March rolls around, you’re going to need to prioritize heating your home in the most effective and efficient way.

If you’re looking for a new heater installation in Bethesda, MD, then we’ve got a few great options for you. This is actually a perfect time to start thinking about a replacement system for your old and outdated one, because you can hit the ground running with powerful and efficient heat for the next few months when you need it!

Let’s talk about a few great systems that are available to you.

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Why Can Furnaces Be Noisy?

Monday, November 15th, 2021

This is an interesting question, and one that gets to one of the most important aspects of being a furnace owner—vigilance. Homeowners often hear their furnaces or HVAC systems making noises and they come to think that these systems are supposed to make noises like these. That’s how we find so many gas furnaces that have gone years without repairs when they were making loud noises trying to tell their owner that there was a problem.

The important part to take away from this blog post is that furnaces aren’t supposed to be noisy. If you’ve got a noisy furnace, then you likely need furnace service in Chevy Chase, MD. Now, if you’d like to get into more specifics about the types of noises a furnace can make, and why furnaces make noises like these, then you’re in the right place!

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