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

What Maintenance Do Heat Pumps Need?

Monday, July 22nd, 2024

Heat pumps are very similar to air conditioners in most ways. They operate on the same principle of absorbing heat in one location and moving it to another to be released. But there are some distinct differences.

Heat pumps and air conditioners do have some slightly different components and some slightly different maintenance needs. Read on for the details!

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Why Is There Ice on My Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 8th, 2024

Your air conditioner’s job is to make things cold. So you might not be shocked or concerned to see that ice has started to build up on the evaporator coils of your indoor AC unit. But we’ve got something important to tell you.

Ice on your air conditioner is bad news. It’s a sign that there’s a problem. Worse, it can cause more problems to occur! What’s going on? We’ll explain.

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Benefits of Using a Consistent Commercial HVAC Contractor

Monday, June 24th, 2024

If you own a business or a commercial property, your HVAC system or systems are absolutely critical to your continued ability to do business! Whether it’s a small shop, an apartment building, or an industrial warehouse, the HVAC system is the heart and lungs of the operation. 

You’d soon find yourself out of business, not to mention putting employees and tenants in an unsafe situation, if your HVAC system failed. What can you do to make sure that doesn’t happen? Using a consistent commercial HVAC contractor can make a big difference in keeping things running as they should. Here’s why.

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AC Problem? Try This Troubleshooting Checklist

Monday, June 10th, 2024

It’s a terrible feeling, panicking and calling for urgent AC repairs only to find out that what you thought was a serious problem was simply that you’d left a switch in the wrong position. Of course, you don’t want to fail to get repairs when they are necessary! That could lead to a problem getting worse and the repair ending up being more costly and inconvenient when you do finally have it done.

So how can you tell whether the AC problem requires the attention of a professional HVAC technician or whether you just have a simple, minor error on your hands that you can remedy yourself? Whenever you seem to have an issue with your air conditioner, go through this quick troubleshooting checklist. Your problem might be resolved in seconds!

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Our Top HVAC Tips for Summer

Monday, May 27th, 2024

Each season has its own unique challenges. Summer in particular can really challenge your home’s HVAC system! It’s all too easy to end up with inconvenient AC failures or expensive repair needs. What can you do to keep your air conditioner happy during its hardest-working season? Here are our top HVAC tips for summer.

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2024: The Year of the Heat Pump

Monday, April 15th, 2024

If you don’t have a heat pump yet, 2024 is your year. This is the best time in history to make the leap from air conditioner to heat pump. There are so many benefits, and the cost is lower than ever. We’d like to tell you all about how you can spend less and get more by choosing a heat pump instead of an air conditioner. Here are the details.

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Top Furnace Problems in the DC Area

Monday, March 4th, 2024

In Washington, DC and the surrounding area, unlike some parts of the US, we have very distinct seasons. Our summers are hot, and our winters are cold. They’re not short winters, either—in fact, we need to use our heat at least during the night throughout much of the spring and fall. This means our heating systems get a lot of use. 

When furnaces run a lot of the time for several months, certain issues are more likely to crop up. Knowing what to expect can help you to catch a problem early and get prompt repairs before the situation gets any worse. So what are the furnace problems you’re most likely to encounter in the DC area? Here are some of the ones we see all the time.

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If This Is Happening to Your Boiler, it’s an Emergency

Monday, November 27th, 2023

Your boiler works silently in the background, so while it’s out of sight and out of mind, you don’t really think about what to do or what would happen if it suddenly broke down. It’s leading to a breakdown, but you can be proactive and prevent that from happening–find out if your boiler faces this issue and needs boiler repair in Washington DC or not.

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3 Heating Problems You Never Want to Run Into

Monday, November 13th, 2023

Winters are for cozy blankets and warm cups of cocoa, not sudden heating system meltdowns. In this guide, we’ll uncover three heating problems that can turn winter bliss into a chilly nightmare. We’ll talk about the main heating problems you’ll encounter that have you calling for heating repair in Washington DC and why you definitely don’t want to run into them.

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What Actually Happens During Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, August 7th, 2023

You need a new air conditioner, but you’re stuck: you don’t want to go through the hassle of an installation, but you also don’t want to broil in the summer heat. Let’s take the stress away by telling you a rough outline of everything that happens during installation.

When you get air conditioning installation in Washington, DC by experienced technicians like us, you get the most stress-free experience possible. Our experienced technicians work tirelessly so you don’t have anything to worry about, and this is the process.

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