Emergency AC Repair

24/7 Air Conditioning Repair

At Polar Bear, We Care!

Polar Bear Mechanical provides emergency AC repairs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Although Colorado Springs has some of the most beautiful winters in the country, the summers here can be surprisingly hot and uncomfortable. The last thing you want to do is wait for an HVAC technician to come and repair your AC unit on a day when the sun is blazing hot. Plus, a malfunctioning air conditioning unit can be dangerous, and if it’s not fixed quickly, it can lead to expensive repairs.

Whether your commercial AC unit has begun to malfunction or you’re experiencing sudden problems with your residential air conditioning, the team at Polar Bear Mechanical will come to you and fix your AC as quickly as possible. With help from Polar Bear Mechanical, we’ll have your residential or commercial AC unit back up and running in no time. If you suspect that you need an emergency AC repair, contact our team, and we’ll be in touch with you soon!

Free Emergency AC Repair Consultation

What Is An AC Emergency?

If your air conditioning unit is acting up, it can be challenging to determine if it’s an emergency. First and foremost, if it’s scorching hot outside and your AC is malfunctioning and won’t turn on, it’s an emergency. If you can’t be comfortable indoors without turning on your AC, call our HVAC technicians immediately!

Other signs of AC emergencies include if you notice strange smells or unusual sounds coming from your unit. A burning odor usually signifies an electrical complication, which can be extremely dangerous if left unattended. It can even lead to a fire. If strange sounds are coming from your AC, a dangerous complication may need to be fixed, such as a faulty compressor operating at high pressure. If you notice any weird smells or sounds, turn off your air conditioning and call the Polar Bear Mechanical team.


Regularly maintaining your air conditioning system is crucial for having a reliable air conditioner. Schedule your annual AC maintenance appointments to avoid damage and costly repairs. Below we’ve listed some of the most common problems of neglected AC systems.

A clogged and dirty air filter negatively affects your AC unit and causes it to work harder. When an AC unit works harder than usual, it causes your utility bills to spike and shortens your air conditioner’s lifespan. At a minimum, you should replace your air filters once every three months. If you have pets in your home or someone in your workspace has allergies, you might need to replace them more frequently.

Your air conditioner uses refrigerant to cool the air expelled into your space. If there’s a leak, your air conditioner cannot work efficiently and has a more challenging time cooling your home or business. During your AC maintenance appointment, your HVAC technician will check your refrigerant, replace any lost coolant, and repair any refrigerant leaks to ensure your system is in good working condition.

Your thermostat is an integral part of your air conditioning system. If it’s not working correctly, the air conditioner can’t cool down your space effectively. First, check if it needs new batteries. If your thermostat isn’t working correctly with fresh batteries, a wiring problem may be preventing it from operating properly, which requires the help of an HVAC technician.

When air conditioners operate, they form condensation. The unit’s condensate pump removes this condensation. If you notice that your air conditioning unit is leaking water, you likely have a clogged drain pipe or a faulty condensate pump. The HVAC experts at Polar Bear Mechanical will thoroughly examine both of these parts and replace any broken mechanisms.

It’s normal for an AC unit to make certain noises while operating, but if you hear noises that resemble banging or popping, you need to call us immediately! Unusual noises could be a sign of belt issues, AC motor complications, or clogged ductwork. If you hear anything unusual, turn off your air conditioning unit and schedule an emergency appointment right away to prevent further damage.

When your air conditioner doesn’t turn on, the first thing to do is to check your thermostat and make sure it’s set to “cool” mode. If it’s set to the correct mode, has new batteries, and still won’t turn on, you may have blown a fuse. Next, check your circuit breaker if you suspect you blew a fuse or tripped the electricity. Finally, if you’ve tried these solutions and it still won’t turn on, it’s time to call in the professionals.

Your thermostat signals to your air conditioner when it should turn on and when it should turn off. If your AC is operating at all hours, check to ensure there are no issues with your thermostat. If your thermostat is set to the correct mode and has new batteries, there may be a complication with your outdoor unit that prevents your air conditioner from turning off that requires the help of HVAC experts.

Short cycling is when your air conditioning unit bounces back and forth between on and off. When this happens, it usually means a few things. Some possibilities include a dirty condenser coil, a refrigerant leak, and a dirty air filter. Your AC unit can also short cycle when your outdoor unit is surrounded by debris, causing your air conditioning system to overheat constantly.

The main difference between various types of air conditioners is the compressor. In a single-stage air conditioner, the compressor can only run at full blast. This means the AC is either 100 percent on or 100 percent off. On the other hand, variable-speed air conditioners operate at different speeds depending on your desired indoor temperatures. This allows the unit to cool your home for a longer period of time at a lower speed. If your AC is not cooling your space properly, it may be time to install a new unit.

A tell-tale sign of a malfunctioning air conditioning system is unusually high utility bills. If your utility bill spikes for no reason, it may mean your air conditioner is working harder than it should. It’s always good to compare your utility bill to the previous year’s bill to make sure it’s in the same range. A high utility bill could mean clogged air ducts, dirty air filters, or blocked exterior units.


Working AC is a necessity in Colorado Springs. Without it, your home or business can get extremely hot and uncomfortable. Not to mention, a malfunctioning air conditioner is a safety risk. That is why Polar Bear Mechanical is here to help. We have dedicated years to investing in our HVAC knowledge to provide around-the-clock emergency AC repair to the southern Colorado community. Plus, we have the equipment and expertise necessary to diagnose and repair AC problems on the spot. We’ll walk you through our findings and recommendations and give you the resources you need to extend the life of your air conditioner. From fixing refrigerant leaks to upgrading your thermostat, we do it all! So call our team today to learn more about our emergency AC repair services!

AC Repair Colorado Springs


At Polar Bear, We Care!

As a locally owned and operated HVAC company, we strive to provide Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas with the best HVAC services possible. One of our areas of expertise is AC repair. If your AC unit isn’t turning on, you’re experiencing a leak, or you’re dealing with another complication, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to replace your entire AC system.

A lot of the time, an AC unit can be repaired and restored to proper working condition. Our team will perform a diagnostic test on your air conditioning unit and determine if the problem is repairable. We know how expensive air conditioners can be, so we use our resources to repair your unit, so you don’t have to replace it

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COMMON AC Repair Issues

Air Conditioner Repair in Colorado Springs is Polar Bear Mechanical’s specialty. We have years of experience in ac repair. Not every unit can be repaired so we also offer AC replacement. Our team will ensure that your system is reliably cooling your home all summer long. 

ac unit runs constantly

Colorado springs experience intensely warm days during the summer. It’s normal for your AC unit to run throughout the entire day to maintain your desired indoor temperature. However, AC units should still turn off periodically. Once your space has cooled to the desired temperature, the cooling system receives a signal to turn off. An efficient and properly running air conditioning unit won’t turn back on until your indoor temperature increases. Our team will check if the system is working properly according to manufacturer specifications and we will then check every component within the system, including duct work.

blows hot air

If you turn your AC on and your air conditioning unit is blowing hot air out of the air vents instead of cold air, you should contact a professional immediately. With this type of HVAC issue, your air conditioner will be running and costing you money while making your space hotter than you want it to be. The Polar Bear Mechanical team will investigate the issue and determine the root cause. Some of the most common causes of blowing hot air are a leaking coil, low refrigerant levels, air filters needing to be changed, or if there are any restrictions or obstructions within your air ducts.

refrigerant leaking

Noticing a refrigerant leak is challenging, especially if you don’t work in the HVAC field. Some telltale signs of a refrigerant leak are a brightly-colored stain near your unit or a frozen air conditioner unit. If you suspect a leak, it’s important to turn off your AC unit and contact us immediately. When a unit operates on low refrigerant levels, it can cause permanent damage to your compressor, and replacing air compressors is one of the most costly repairs. Therefore, it’s important to schedule regular AC maintenance so that our team can help you avoid costly HVAC repairs and catastrophic failures. 

weird smells

If you’re near your air vents and notice a musty or burning smell coming from them, it’s essential to turn off your air conditioning unit immediately in case you have a wiring issue. There are plastic components within your AC system, and if those begin to burn, it causes a foul odor to enter your space. Another possibility is that your air filters have become dirty and clogged, and there is mildew growth in your air conditioner. Regular AC maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure that your HVAC system can run as efficiently as possible.

strange noises

Another repairable air conditioning issue is your unit emitting strange noises. Some possible noises that a faulty air conditioner can create include squeaking, grinding, and buzzing. If you hear these noises, our knowledgeable team will check your air conditioning unit to ensure that you don’t have worn or poorly aligned belts. So, if your belts need replacement or bearings need lubrication, we’ll address these issues to ensure your air conditioning unit can function correctly.

indoor leaks

If you have an indoor air conditioning unit and notice a leak, call the professionals at Polar Bear Mechanical, no matter how small the leak. A couple of causes of indoor air conditioning unit leaks are clogged condensate drains and a faulty condensate pump. Clogged condensate drains cause the pipe to back up, and then water runs back into your space. If our professionals notice a broken condensate pump, we’ll replace it to ensure your unit is back up and running. We’ll also make sure that your pipe is free of debris so your system can run efficiently.


Locally Owned & Operated

Our passionate team is happy to be a HVAC Colorado Springs service provider. We want to help our local community thrive. This is why we offer feasible solutions for any budget. Polar Bear Mechanical’s goal is to grow and become one of the largest HVAC service providers in Colorado Springs. Achieving this goal will allow us to bring prosperity to the local area and expand our team!

Boiler & HVAC Specialists

We pride ourselves on our excellent workmanship. Not only do our experts have the extensive skill set required to service a wide-variety of HVAC systems new and old, they also have the drive to go above and beyond with customer service. Polar Bear Mechanical understands that not every situation is the same, and our team customizes solutions to suit your needs. HVAC malfunctions can be stressful, but getting them repaired should be a chill experience.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Every job is an opportunity for Polar Bear Mechanical to show our customers the dedication and excellence we strive for. Rest easy that you have made the right choice by choosing our team of experts for your HVAC needs. We do it right the first time, so you do not have to worry about future problems that could arise from improper installation. Make the coolest choice and schedule your appointment today.

Hear From Past Customers

The biggest thing that sets apart Polar Bear Mechanical from competitors is that we genuinely care about our customers and make sure we do our job correctly the first time we see you. In addition, our 100 percent satisfaction guarantee ensures that we don’t have to revisit you in the near future to solve an unexpected complication. Please see some testimonials below to learn more about why our customers trust us with their HVAC needs.
Eric Todd
Eric Todd
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Needed routine service on 50+ year old boiler. The technician immediately spotted that the circulation pump wasn't working and traced the cause to an original relay which had failed. He was able to find a replacement part quickly and solved the problem within an hour. He patiently answered all my questions and made sure the area around the unit was cleaned up. I will definitely use Polar Bear again.
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It was our first time using this company, and we had an outstanding experience. They diagnosed our boiler problem and fixed it same day. Very friendly service and showed up exactly when the appointment was set. I highly recommend them.
Sally-Marie Martinez
Sally-Marie Martinez
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Very knowledgeable, friendly and want to do things right the first time. I won't go anywhere else after finding Polar Bear Mechanical. I will be a customer for life. Thank You Again.
Bethany Tessmann
Bethany Tessmann
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Best decision! They were so easy to work with, quick to respond, affordable, and super nice. The HVAC work they did on our basement finishing project looks great and was done so quickly. Will definitely be using them again for other home projects.
James Admire
James Admire
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John and team have been impressively knowledgeable and have been very attentive to any issues. Have come at multiple times very fast, for some emergency issues.


The HVAC specialists at Polar Bear Mechanical have the experience and education needed to provide you with high-quality air conditioning services, including air conditioner repairs. Whether you’ve been dealing with an AC problem for quite some time or have just recently noticed that your air conditioning unit isn’t running as efficiently as it used to, call our dedicated team today! We’ll run a diagnostic test and repair any HVAC components no longer working at their maximum capability. So, don’t let your air conditioning issues snowball out of control; contact us today!