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

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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How Often Are You Calling for Furnace Repair?

Monday, February 8th, 2021

We’re never going to tell someone not to call us. We love hearing from our customers, we enjoy helping out our friends and neighbors, and it’s important to have a team you can trust to help when you need it. That being said, there is definitely a time and a place for furnace repairs, and if that time and place is all the time for your home, then something is clearly wrong.

The problem isn’t you or us, it’s your furnace. Sometimes systems that are on their way out, or need more comprehensive furnace repair in Arlington, VA could show multiple signs of failure throughout the year. This isn’t normal, and it’s important to remember that. Only a trained professional who knows about the lifespan and repair needs of a furnace system can provide targeted repairs that work. And unfortunately, it might be time to look into heater replacement services.

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5 Heating Concerns to Be Aware of

Monday, November 30th, 2020

It’s heating season, which means comfortable temperatures for homeowners with reliable heaters, and sleepless nights for those that don’t. Heaters always bring with them a certain amount of concerns that just aren’t there during the cooling season with air conditioners. For example, there are no air conditioners that run on natural gas, so safety isn’t really an issue that ever comes up when working out a problem. For heaters like furnaces, safety always needs to be on your mind.

That being said, HVAC in Arlington, VA doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, we’d argue that with the right professionals and a checklist that can keep you informed, you can sleep more comfortably during the winter than you do during the summer!

Let us go into specifics about some major heating concerns you should be aware of, and call us if you want some prompt solutions.

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Short-Cycling: What It Means and How to Avoid It

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

If you’ve never heard the term “short-cycling” before, we don’t blame you. While it’s a well-known term that we use in the HVAC industry, it’s not exactly widespread in our everyday lexicon. So, if you’re just finding this blog post to get the lowdown on what short-cycling is, we’ll answer all your questions.

However, just figuring out what we mean by “short-cycling” is only half of the equation. The other half is figuring out whether or not you need air conditioning repair in Arlington, VA because of a short-cycling AC that’s starting to struggle.

Regardless of whether or not you’re just becoming more learned on HVAC terms, or you’re in serious need of some AC repair or replacement services, we’ve got your back. Keep reading as we get into the details about short-cycling and what this kind of problem means for you.

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Help Your Ducts and AC Work Together

Monday, September 21st, 2020

You wouldn’t believe how many homeowners we meet who think their ducts and air conditioners function completely separately. Too many people believe that if their air conditioner is brand new, no matter the shape of their ductwork, they’ll get the cooling they need throughout the summer. This is a completely untenable position.

Your ducts and your air conditioner are kind of like your veins and your heart. Together, they make the circulatory system that’s responsible for transporting blood throughout your body. On their own, they’re just organs and they can hardly function like that. Your air conditioner is the heart of cooling in regards to HVAC in Arlington, VA. Your ductwork is the network of veins that transports the cooled air throughout your home. When you are without one of these two components, your comfort an efficiency both suffer.

Let’s talk about how your ducts or air conditioner are doing.

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Repair or Replacement: The Ultimate Question

Monday, July 27th, 2020

Repairing your air conditioner is a lot faster and cheaper than a whole system replacement. It’s why so many homeowners opt to have their older air conditioners repaired when they really should be replaced. We understand why, people think their technology can last forever. If homeowners can fix up an old 1969 Ford Mustang and make it run like it did in the old days, why can’t they do the same thing to their air conditioner?

Fixing up cars might be a fun hobby, but dumping money into an air conditioner that’s not going to impress anyone is just irresponsible. We’re going to try and help you avoid that today.

Let’s talk about the difference between investing in air conditioner repair services in Arlington, VA vs replacement services. When should you have your system replaced or repaired? Keep reading as we give the answers you need.

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Do You Need Boiler Repairs?

Monday, February 10th, 2020

If you own a boiler, then consider yourself lucky. Not only are boilers extremely efficient and effective, but they’re also super durable and reliable! In fact, most boilers will last you anywhere between 15 and 20 years! That’s a whole lot of time!

But unfortunately, no matter how great your boiler is, it will eventually require repairs. Fortunately, there are a number of signs that suggest it’s time to call a professional for boiler repair in Arlington, VA, and below, we have outlined a few of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more.

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You Don’t Need Magic to Boost Your Heating Efficiency

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Although we’d like to consider ourselves heating wizards, the truth of the matter is that anyone can boost their heating efficiency with just a few simple tricks. Of course, we may be breaking “Magician’s Code,” so you’ll have to keep this blog post a secret. We are going to share with you the tricks we have long hidden up our sleeves to reveal a number of ways in which you can improve your heating efficiency and keep monthly spending costs to a minimum.

Below, we have listed just some of the many ways you can improve your heating efficiency. Keep reading to learn more! 

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Help! My AC Is Blowing Warm Air!

Monday, September 24th, 2018

man-yellingIn the Northeast and the Midwest regions of our country, many homeowners are getting ready to retire their air conditioning systems for another winter season. We’re getting there ourselves, even if a bit slower than in those colder places. Does this mean you can ignore signs of trouble with your air conditioning system, even this late in the game?

Absolutely not! Sure, there may not be much of a cooling season left. By the time you’re reading this,  you may have decided the AC is all done for the season. But do you want to be faced with old repair needs when a new cooling season comes back around next year?

We’re going to give that one an emphatic “no”!

If your air conditioner is in trouble, it will likely start to show some signs of distress. As far as signs that you need air conditioning repair in Arlington, VA go, they don’t come much clearer than a system blowing warm air.

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How Does My AC Actually Cool the Air?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

relaxing-manWe all love our air conditioning systems, particularly when the heat and humidity of the summer season are really in full swing. As long as the system is up and running reliably, most homeowners are happy and don’t really give the system much more thought. While we certainly don’t mean to imply that you should ever attempt to service your air conditioner on your own, we do think that you should have some understanding of how your air conditioner in Arlington works.

Today, we are going to explore just that. Before we do, keep in mind that, simple as our explanation here may sound, whole-house air conditioning systems of all kinds are actually quite complex. The key to getting the very best performance possible from any air conditioning system is to schedule your AC installation, maintenance, and repairs with trained professionals—you know, like the ones on our staff! So read on, enjoy learning a bit more about your AC’s performance, and keep our number handy. 

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