Bear, DE - Furnace & Air Conditioning Service, Repair & Maintenance Contractor

T. A. Cochran & Son, Inc. serves Bear's Heating and Cooling needs!

Please call us today at (302) 656-6054 to consult with our home comfort specialist.

About Bear, DE - Happy to be your hometown Heating & Air Conditioning Contractor!

Bear, Delaware is a census-designated place in New Castle County, and as of 2010 its population was roughly 19,400. This community started as a small agricultural area just south of Wilmington, but it became a popular destination for housing developments beginning in the late 1980s. Local legend states that the community was named after a tavern found on the roadway from Wilmington to Dover, as the establishment included a large sign decorated with the image of a bear.

Bear is home to a variety of attractions that might appeal to visitors or residents. Many of these attractions involve spending time in the great outdoors, including visits to the Lums Pond State Park, Beck’s Pond Park, or the Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course. The Delaware Rock Gym provides a great indoor climbing environment and workout, while families with young children may prefer a day at the Hullabaloo Amusement Center.

Other popular attractions can be enjoyed with a short trip to nearby Wilmington. There are a variety of historical sites located here, including the Hagley Museum and Library, the Grand Opera House, and Nemours Mansion and Gardens. Fans of the arts may enjoy checking out the Delaware Theatre Company or the Delaware Art Museum.

The weather in Bear and the rest of Delaware is typical of a humid subtropical climate zone. Winters are cool to cold, with high temperatures in January only reaching the low-30s. Snow is also common, and when the harshest weather conditions strike, residents may be restricted to their homes. Without the use of a reliable home furnace, interior temperatures could be dangerously cold and pipes could be at risk of freezing. Likewise, summer weather is hot and humid with average highs reaching the upper-70s, and an energy-efficient air conditioning system can keep residents cool while reducing energy costs.