Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Arlington’

What Repairs Do Ductless Mini Splits Need?

Monday, February 6th, 2023
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Ductless mini split systems are the go-to for air conditioning in most situations. They offer zone control, lower heating and cooling costs, and depending on how you use them, they can last for ages.

But they’re not invincible. Every HVAC system is susceptible to damage and repairs, and ductless mini splits are no different.

It’s important to know what can go wrong with your mini split leading to air conditioning repair in Arlington, VA before you even pick up the phone. Let’s run over some repairs that you might run into.

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Benefits of Ductless Mini Split Heating Systems

Monday, January 23rd, 2023
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Central air conditioning is a great option for a lot of homes and use cases, but it’s not for everyone. More often than ever, homeowners are looking to ductless mini split heating systems. We can help find you a DC mini split that does the trick.

Before you jump in with both feet, it’s important to know what you stand to gain if you’re making the switch from central AC. Let’s discuss the benefits you enjoy when you make the switch to ductless mini splits.

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3 Main Benefits to Regular Boiler Maintenance

Monday, January 9th, 2023
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Maintaining your boiler isn’t a task you want to just cast to the wayside. When you realize how integral it is to your home comfort and providing your family with a safe environment, maintenance becomes a much more important task.

In fact, boiler maintenance has three major benefits. Here’s a quick breakdown of the most important reasons you should make sure you get annual boiler maintenance.

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Can I Repair My Heat Pump On My Own?

Monday, December 26th, 2022
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Your heat pump won’t turn to its heating setting, or it’s just not turning on at all. You may think that because you’ve handled some HVAC-related repairs in your own home in the past that this will be the same, but heat pumps are a different beast.

More often than not, you need to hire a professional for heat pump repair in Arlington to get the job done. Don’t worry; you’re not powerless in this situation. We have some basic troubleshooting you can run through before contacting us for repairs that’ll hopefully do the trick.

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3 Most Common Winter Boiler Repairs

Monday, December 12th, 2022
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Winter rolls around, we all hit snooze because we don’t want to get out of our warm beds, and we all take warm showers. But what happens when you turn on that shower and can’t step in because the water is as cold as ice? What happens when your boiler is so noisy that it disrupts your day-to-day life?

Boiler repair in winter isn’t uncommon. If you’re experiencing issues with your boiler, they could be signs of a potential full system breakdown in the near future. Your boiler is one of the reasons you stay comfortable through the winter, so let’s help you figure out what the most common repairs are and if you need boiler repair today.

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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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What Happens When You Skip AC Maintenance?

Monday, June 13th, 2022

As your prospective (or reoccurring) HVAC contractor in Arlington, VA, you’ve probably heard us mention routine maintenance quite a few times. It’s an excellent service that’s well worth the money it costs. Over time, maintenance can halt repairs before they become bad, keep efficiency levels high, and do a lot more for your home comfort. As far as yearly services go, this is one of the best you could hope for.

Unfortunately, the majority of HVAC system owners don’t schedule maintenance yearly. In fact, many people think they don’t need HVAC maintenance at all, and that they’ll be fine without it. This is what we’re going to address in this blog post.

Skipping AC maintenance won’t spell out the end of the world–but it will be pretty devastating to the condition of your system. We’ll see what happens when you skip maintenance over 1, 3, 5, and 10 years.

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Here’s Why Your AC Is Short-Cycling

Monday, October 4th, 2021

We’re coming up on one of the last blog posts this year that we’ll be writing about air conditioning. It’s true, the summer quickly came to a close and now we’re almost a quarter of the way through October! This means that heating season is upon us and we’ll be shifting topics to people in need of heater help.

But wait! There’s one last subject we’d like to discuss before we jump into the heating season. We’ve been a little quiet about short-cycling air conditioners this year, and if yours started to short-cycle at the end of the cooling season, then this blog post is for you.

We need to talk about what this phenomenon is, why it happens, and what causes it. The more informed you are about your short-cycling air conditioner, regardless of the season, the more likely you are to call for professional air conditioning repair in Arlington, VA when things are uncomfortable.

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3 Noises You Never Want Your AC to Make

Monday, September 6th, 2021

How is your air conditioner doing? Is it causing you to cover your ears multiple times a day because of a noisy problem? Or is it running silently in the background while you enjoy time with your friends and family. Most houses lie somewhere in between.

Your home could be dealing with a particular problem that you’re detecting through sound, and today we’d like to talk about some of these sounds. Noises coming from your air conditioner are never good, but some are much worse than others. That’s why our team is available for AC repair in Arlington, VA to help you alleviate the problem and get your home back to normal.

Keep reading as we decrypt these puzzling noises coming from your AC. If you detect one of these loud or uncomfortable noises, you should shut your system off and seek help immediately.

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Is Your Refrigerant Leaking?

Monday, April 19th, 2021

No, this isn’t the same as your kid asking you if your “refrigerator is running?” and subsequently following up with “well, why don’t you catch it!” Refrigerant leaks are a real problem, and as funny as they might sound, they’re not a laughing matter when you encounter one in your own home. They can cause energy bills to skyrocket, they can cause a whole system breakdown, and even lead to decreased cooling power to the point where your home is as hot and humid as it was before you invested in an air conditioner. Refrigerant leaks need to be dealt with by professionals.

Today, we’ll be focusing on everything there is to know about refrigerant leaks. We’ll talk about how they spring up, what needs to be done about them, and how they factor into the need for air conditioning repair in Arlington, VA. Don’t worry, our team is here if you need us!

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