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

Am I a Good Candidate for Ductless Air Conditioning?

Monday, April 16th, 2018

ductless-blowerIt’s that time of year when we start to see summer on the horizon—even if a stubborn cold stretch is making it seem more like a mirage than an actuality. Regardless, many homeowners in the area are ready to leave the chill behind, dreaming of the days to come when the only chill will be that coming from their own air conditioning systems—a chill that they themselves control!

If you think this may be the year to replace your air conditioner, or if you need a new AC installed for a brand new property, we strongly recommend you consider the use of a ductless air conditioning system in Great Falls, VA. There are a lot of benefits you can enjoy when you’ve got a ductless mini split on your side.

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How Do Boilers Distribute Heat?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

radiant-tubingWe may be moving out of the heating season now, but we’re not in the clear. It’s still March, after all, and the weather in our area loves throwing curve balls at this time of the year. If you use a boiler to heat your home, and you suspect that there is a problem of any kind, don’t wait until the start of next winter to schedule a necessary boiler repair in Alexandria, VA.

What kind of problems are we talking about? Well, there are those that boilers may share with any heating system. Problems with combustion. Complete failure leaving your house frigid. However, there are also problems specific to boilers, mainly relating to the way in which they distribute heat throughout homes. You definitely don’t want to let such problems go untreated, so get in touch with us if any trouble comes up!

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Is Your Furnace Showing Signs of Distress?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

furnace-wiringWe could all use some warm, sunny weather right about now, but chances are that you’re going to be running your heater for a while longer. It may be late in the season, but don’t let that convince you that you can afford to ignore any signs of trouble your home heating system may be exhibiting. Trust us when we tell you that your heater can break down just as easily at the end of the season as during any other time.

So how do you deal with heating problems before facing as serious a situation as a complete breakdown? Well, you can learn to recognize the signs that you need furnace repairs in McLean, VA, for starters. No furnace is ever going to be 100% reliable, though scheduling routine heating maintenance will certainly help it to get as close to that ideal as possible. We’re happy to tune-up your furnace for you, of course. But eventually, we’ll need to repair your system. Call us when you see these warning signs.

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Heating Maintenance Keeps Repair Needs at Bay

Monday, February 26th, 2018

furnace-repairsWhen you need your heater, you need your heater. You don’t need us to tell you that it can get extremely cold around here during the winter season. When you fire up that heater of yours, you want to know for certain that it is going to perform precisely as it ought to. Unfortunately for all of us, there is no such thing as a 100% reliable heating system. At some point, you are eventually going to run into a problem requiring professional heating repairs.

Now, there is no way to make your heater completely reliable, but that does not mean all is lost. Why not? Because you can certainly keep your heating repairs in Washington, DC to a bare minimum. No, you cannot eliminate the risk of heating problems entirely, but we can help you to do the next best thing. How? All you have to do is schedule annual heating maintenance. Then leave the rest to the pros on our staff. 

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Does My Heat Pump Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, February 12th, 2018

outdoor-unitIf it does, then you are smart to act fast. Because of the way heat pumps operate in both heating and cooling modes, it is vital they have the proper refrigerant charge for the job. Remember, refrigerant is not something your heat pump consumes in its operation, like the gasoline in a car. Instead, it is something the system recycles over and over again—more like the oil in a car.

If your heat pump is low on refrigerant, it may mean that your technician did not properly charge it—which means that you probably didn’t have it serviced by a member of our outstanding team! The other possibility is a leak. Regardless of the reason for your heat pump’s low refrigerant charge, it is a problem that needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. Continuing to run your heat pump in Capitol Hill when it is low on refrigerant can lead to some very serious problems.

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3 Benefits of the Ductless Mini Split

Monday, January 29th, 2018

ductless-blowerIf you’ve been following our blog, then you’ve probably noticed that we talk about a lot of different HVAC systems. Why? Because there are so many to cover! If variety is the spice of life, then the HVAC industry is quite spicy indeed. Of course, there is a fine line between having plenty of options to choose from, and having an overwhelming amount of options to choose from. That is why we want to help homeowners better understand the many different heaters and ACs available.

One option worth considering is the ductless mini split—and you’ll note that we didn’t say “heating” or “air conditioning” option specifically. More on that below. While there is no single HVAC system that will perfectly suit every homeowner’s preferences or the demands of every home, the ductless mini split is certainly an option that many find most appealing. Read on, and remember to schedule your HVAC services in Arlington with the pros on our staff.

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Take Advantage of the Heat Pump’s Efficiency

Monday, January 15th, 2018

temperature-just-rightWhen you live in the Washington, DC area, you are going to have to contend with very cold winter weather. There is no way that you are going to be able to live comfortably in your home throughout the winter season if you do not have a great heater installed in your residence. Of course, you don’t just want an effective performance from your home heating system. You also want the most efficient performance possible from your heater.

If you are thinking about replacing a heater, or if you need a new one installed in your brand new home, then consider using a heat pump in Washington, DC. The heat pump works in a unique way, and it offers outstanding energy efficiency as a result. Read on to learn more about how heat pumps work and the benefits that they offer. Just remember that no HVAC system will truly excel in its operation if it is not expertly installed and serviced by skilled, trained professionals. 

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Choosing Your HVAC Company

Monday, January 1st, 2018

excellent-customer-serviceWhether you are heating your home during the coldest night of the winter season, or you want to cool your house down on a blisteringly hot summer day, you need to know that your HVAC systems are going to be there for you when you need them the most. That means that you need to work with an HVAC company that you know you can trust to use the best equipment available and to do the job right the first time, every time, no matter what that job may be.

We have a few tips for you today to help you choose your HVAC company in Washington, DC. Sure, we could just tell you to call our number to schedule service—after all, we certainly meet all of this important criteria. Instead, though, we encourage you to do your own research using the tips below. Why? Because we’re fairly confident that doing so will just reinforce that we’re the pros that you want handling all of your HVAC services!

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3 Common Heating Repairs

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

cold-couple-on-couchWith the winter weather wearing you down, you need to know that you have a comfortable environment waiting for you back home. That means having a heater that is capable of heating your house in an effective and dependable manner. But the truth is that no heating system is ever going to be 100% reliable. If and when your heater needs repairs, contact a member of our team right away.

Ideally, you’ll have your heater repaired before it really suffers any major damages or breaks down entirely. Not every repair need is going to be something major, but all repairs do need to be handled promptly. Here are a few of the more common issues that homeowners encounter. Let us know if you require heating repair in Washington, DC.

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Why Schedule Professional Heater Repairs?

Monday, December 18th, 2017

dog-under-blanketIt’s freezing out, and you’re excited to get indoors, shuffle out of your winter gear,  and relax in comfort. Only one problem: turns out the house isn’t actually comfortable at all! Whatever is wrong with your heater, whether it is making strange sounds or it is short-cycling on you, you need to hire a trained professional to handle your heater repair in Washington, DC. Working with our team guarantees that this will be the case, as we employ some of the finest technicians in the industry.

There are various reasons why it is vital to schedule your heater repairs with trained technicians. We are going to use today’s post to explore a few of them. We also want to remind you that scheduling prompt heater repair is always in your best interest. The sooner that you get our technicians over to your home in order to fix your heater, the better off the system is likely to be. Call us at the first sign of trouble.

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