March 11th, 2013
If you are looking for Seattle duct cleaning services, call Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning. Keeping your air ducts clean has many benefits, including improved indoor air quality, ensuring proper airflow, and helping reduce wear and tear on your AC system. Keeping your ductwork clean is as easy as calling Bob’s for a professional duct cleaning service.
While you can help keep your ducts clean by vacuuming them out each spring or fall, having a professional duct cleaning will ensure that the ductwork in your home gets a comprehensive cleaning. Our technicians also look for signs of damage or other issues during these cleanings, or during your annual inspection and AC tune-up.
A professional duct cleaning service should take several hours to complete if it is done properly. Don’t be fooled by the many scams out there. Your contractor should use special brushes and other equipment to thoroughly clean out the entire duct system. When you hire NATE-certified technicians, you can be sure that you are getting quality work.
Other ways to ensure that your ducts stay as clean as possible is to have them repaired and sealed when necessary, especially if they are located in any unconditioned spaces in your home. Changing your air filters will also help to keep dirt, dust, and other particles out of your air ducts, as well as the compressor. Cleaning the coils and other surfaces of your AC system is another way to ensure that your system continues to run efficiently.
If you want other tips or need to schedule a duct cleaning service, call the Seattle duct cleaning experts at Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning any time. Contact Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning today!
March 5th, 2013
Hello everyone! In case you didn’t receive our Spring Newsletter, we want to be sure you have the opportunity to take a look. We have shared an article on Spring Cleaning Tips and SEER Rating importance as well as a yummy spring recipe, information on the health benefits of berries, and important dates to remember. Enjoy!
March 4th, 2013
Though you may not realize it, your air conditioning system is actually a heat pump: it pumps heat out of your home to the outside. During the winter, your air conditioning system likely remain dormant for several months. Because of that inactivity, some problems could arise if you just suddenly start using your air conditioning system when it heats up. Getting your AC system tuned up and inspected by a Seattle air conditioning professional has huge benefits to you. At Bob’s Heating and Air Conditioning, we provide complete air conditioning heat pump maintenance in Seattle, WA. We wanted to help our customers by putting together a quick list of some of the benefits to getting regular maintenance for your AC system.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Seattle WA
During the winter your air conditioning system sits outside in the hard conditions. Because of those many months of inactivity there are a few problems that can start to arise. Debris like dirt, snow, ice, leaves and branches can work their way inside your air conditioning system. Also, rodents and insects can take up residence in your air conditioning system which can cause huge damage. Without professional inspection those issues would go unnoticed until your air conditioning system stopped working.
One of the main benefits of air conditioning heat pump maintenance in Seattle, WA is that it might be able to reduce the need for costly air conditioning repair. Many AC problems start has small issues. During regular maintenance visits, your AC technician will be able to find those things and repair them before they cause further damage.
Another tremendous advantage to regular air conditioning heat pump maintenance is that it could extend the life of your equipment. We often get called to replace air conditioning systems that were destroyed by a small problem that could have been fixed. When you have an expert inspecting your air conditioning system they can find those things and potentially extend the life of your AC system.
For all your air conditioning repairs in Seattle, WA and air conditioning maintenance call the friendly experts at Bob’s Heating and Air Conditioning. We can work on any type of air conditioning system. Contact Bob’s Heating and Air Conditioning today!
February 25th, 2013
One goal that many homeowners share is the attempt to heat and cool their homes in the most efficient way possible. Improving energy efficiency is a great way to both reduce your environmental impact and to save money on energy costs. If you are interested in boosting energy efficiency in your home contact Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning. Duct cleaning in Seattle may be the solution to your inefficiency problems. Our air duct cleaning experts have the years of training and experience necessary to thoroughly clean your air ducts. Let us help you increase heating and air conditioning efficiency.
If you use a forced air distribution system to circulate conditioned air throughout your home then you rely on the performance of your air ducts more than you may even realize. Every bit of heated and cooled air that you use to keep your home comfortable travels through this distribution system. If there are problems with airflow in this system then your heater and air conditioner must work harder to distribute air throughout your home. The harder your system must work the less efficient it will be.
While it would take a major blockage for dirt and debris to completely restrict the flow of air through your ductwork, there are a number of ways in which it can reduce efficiency. If your air ducts are dirty then they will clog up your air filters more quickly than normal. If your air filters are too dirty they will restrict air flow and increase the strain on your home comfort systems to compensate.
Dirty air ducts will also allow dirt and dust to get into your other HVAC equipment. This can result in decreased efficiency and can even cause damage to your heating and cooling equipment. If you are worried about the condition of your ductwork call the professional duct cleaning technicians at Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning.
Don’t let dirty air ducts drive up energy costs in your home. Call Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule high-quality duct cleaning services. We’ll help you increase energy efficiency in Seattle.
February 18th, 2013
Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning offers duct design and duct cleaning in Seattle and throughout the surrounding areas. Many homeowners don’t realize the importance of duct design and proper duct cleaning. That’s why we’ve provided this blog post with a list of reasons you should have someone you can trust design and professionally clean the ductwork in your home. Call us if you have further questions.
Proper duct design ensures that there’s enough airflow to maintain the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. By the same token, dirty air ducts do not allow for enough airflow. Don’t be scammed by a contractor who will charge you for sub-par services. There are many scams out there that offer cheaper or faster results, but you will not get the full benefit of the cleaning if it isn’t done properly.
Indoor Air Quality
In addition to improving overall home efficiency, duct cleaning can help improve indoor air quality. Ducts that are poorly designed can also impact indoor air quality. They can more easily get damaged or be installed in areas that are unfinished, and this creates the potential for common indoor air pollutants getting inside the air ducts and being redistributed throughout your home.
Extends the Life of Your Heating and AC System
When there’s enough airflow due to proper duct design or a duct cleaning service, then your heating and AC system doesn’t have to work as hard. This extends the life of the equipment and helps prevent premature replacements, as well as costly repairs. That saves you money in the long run!
Call the Seattle, WA duct cleaning experts at Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for all your duct cleaning and duct design needs. Contact Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning today!
February 11th, 2013
Most people don’t think about their ducts—ever. But if you have a forced air heating and air conditioning system then all of the conditioned air in your home has to travel through your ducts. As the air passes through your ductwork it will pick up any contaminants and particles that are there. Those contaminants then get spread out and delivered through your home. At Bob’s Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer fast and professional duct cleaning in Seattle. We often get asked about the benefits of duct cleaning and what actually happens during the visit. We thought it would be a good idea to put together a short list of some of the things that our technicians will do when they visit your home.
How Duct Cleaning Works
Prior to your duct cleaning visit, it’s a good idea to make sure that any pets or children aren’t near the work being done. You may also want to move any furniture or obstacles are removed out of the path from the door to your HVAC system.
During the duct cleaning, the indoor air quality technicians will use high powered vacuums to remove contaminants that have built up in your ductwork. Sometimes, that involves cutting holes in certain parts of your ductwork and attaching vacuums to those areas as well. They will also thoroughly inspect all of your ducts and vents. Make sure that you work with a duct cleaning contractor that will respect your home by covering your furniture and valuables with tarps and cloth to protect them from any debris.
Benefits of Duct Cleaning in Seattle
Over time, the ducts in your Seattle home can start to get filled and clogged with dirt, dust and other debris. Having those contaminants vacuumed out by a professional contractor can have a positive impact on your home.
- Air quality – Perhaps one of the main benefits for duct cleaning is that it has the potential to increase your home’s air quality. By cleaning out the pet dander, bacteria, dust and insect dropping out of your ductwork you could be able to improve the quality of air in your home.
- Efficiency – As the air travel through your home’s ducts, any debris or blockages there can slow the flow of the air. This reduces the efficiency of your home’s heating and air conditioning system.
When you need duct cleaning in Seattle, call the indoor air quality experts at Bob’s Heating and Air Conditioning. Contact Bob’s Heating and Air Conditioning today!
February 4th, 2013
There are a lot of homeowners in the Seattle area using furnaces to keep their homes warm throughout the coldest time of the year. When you schedule a professional furnace installation in Seattle, you can expect your heater to operate efficiently and effectively for years to come. As is the case with any home heating system, though, eventually you are going to run into a problem with the operation of your furnace. When you do you need to schedule furnace repair service with a qualified, experienced professional. Contact Bob’s Heating today for all your furnace repair needs.
There are many problems that you may encounter with your furnace. Some are certainly more serious and complex than others, but all furnace repair services must be performed by a qualified service provider. There is no other way to ensure that you furnace operates properly and safely.
If your furnace is unable to heat your home to the desired temperature you may have a problem with your thermostat. The thermostat controls your heater and the heating output. If your thermostat cannot accurately read the temperature in your home it will not be able to relay that information to your furnace. Before calling for professional furnace repair service make sure that your thermostat is properly set.
Some furnaces develop a problem with their pilot light, wherein the light goes off frequently. There are a number of different causes that may be responsible for this problem. Sometimes the thermocouple, which senses heat, is faulty. If this is the case the thermocouple will stem the flow of gas to your furnace. It is intended as a safety feature, but when this happens without proper cause it is a serious problem. You may also have an issue with your gas supply, which must be addressed immediately to keep your home.
When it comes to furnace repair in Seattle, you need to work with a home heating service provider you can trust. Your safety and comfort are our top priorities at Bob’s heating. Let us know when you have a problem with your home heating system. We will resolve the issue with the quality and expertise that we are known for. Contact Bob’s Heating today for all your furnace repair needs.
January 28th, 2013
The condition of the ductwork in your Bellevue home can have a profound effect on your heating system, as well as the indoor air quality. If you or someone in your home suffers from chronic allergies, pollutants, such as dust, pollen, and pet hair, can make the symptoms worse. These irritants can easily get trapped in your ductwork and build up over time causing a number of problems. Call Bob’s Heating for duct cleaning in Bellevue today!
Duct cleaning can also improve the efficiency of your heating system because it ensures proper airflow. Because the air ducts in your home deliver the heated air to every room in your home, spreading allergens is one way to exacerbate allergy symptoms. This is one reason that routine vacuuming can help, but won’t get your ducts and vents completely clean.
A professional duct cleaning service is a comprehensive cleaning of every square inch of the ductwork in your home. Be sure to hire a contractor you can trust; unfortunately, there are many duct cleaning scams out there, and when they don’t do a good job, you end up paying more in the end to have someone come and do a proper job.
A duct cleaning service also allows the professional heating contractor an opportunity to look for damaged ductwork. If the ductwork was poorly designed or installed, you could have indoor air quality or efficiency issues.
Don’t hesitate to call the Bellevue indoor air quality experts at Bob’s Heating for honest and reliable duct cleaning services.
January 21st, 2013
If you have a ductless mini split in your home, then you probably are getting comfortable heating and cooling at a very efficient rate. At Bob’s Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer complete ductless mini split service in Kirkland, WA. We wanted to make sure that all of our ductless mini split customers are able to get the most out of their system so we put together a quick list of tips to help you out.
The Importance of Professional Ductless Mini Split Installation
If you’re thinking about getting a new ductless mini split system installed in Kirkland, one a great way to make sure that it works well is to get installed by a professional. We get a lot of calls for ductless mini split repairs in Kirkland. Many of them were caused by bad installation. Call your local contractor to make sure that your ductless mini split system starts out on the right foot.
The Importance of Regular Ductless Mini Split Maintenance
Getting regular ductless mini split maintenance in Kirkland is one of the best ways to make sure that your system works well for as long as possible. When you have a trained heating and air conditioning technician inspecting, cleaning and repairing your ductless mini split on a regular basis they will be able to find small problems and fix them. This keeps the problems from causing costly repairs, decreasing the efficiency of your system and possibly destroying your system. Call Bob’s today for all your ductless mini split maintenance.
Benefits of Ductless Mini Split Systems in Kirkland
With professional installation and regular maintenance you will most likely enjoy consistent and efficient heating and cooling from your ductless mini split for many years. Here are some of the advantages that ductless mini splits have over other systems.
- Less space requirements – Ductless mini splits, as their name implies, don’t use ducts. This is ideal for older homes and buildings that don’t have spaced for large ducts.
- Easy installation – Each individual room unit can be installed just by drilling a small hole in the wall to connect 3 lines.
- Zone control – Each room’s temperature can be controlled individually. This allows homeowners to only heat or cool the rooms that they are using.
If you’re interested in learning more about ductless mini split systems in Kirkland, contact Bob’s Heating and Air Conditioning.
January 16th, 2013
As of January 1, 2013, Washington State has introduced a new carbon monoxide detector code. The code now requires that carbon monoxide alarms be installed on each floor of a home and outside every bedroom.
This code is expected to take effect with any new construction. If your home does not currently have carbon monoxide detectors, you will be required to install detectors when any major alteration, repair or addition occurs. This includes HVAC and plumbing work, so be sure to let us know if you need a carbon monoxide alarm when we schedule your next appointment for repair or installation. We will make sure to get one or many installed for you!
If you are in the process of buying or selling a home, this is something to consider in the appraisal process. Make sure your home or the home you are inquiring about is up to code so that a second costly appraisal can be avoided.
Even if you do not have upcoming repairs, it is still a good idea to consider installing detectors to ensure the safety of your loved ones. Carbon monoxide poisoning has been known as the “silent killer” because there is no sent and it cannot be seen. A person can be poisoned in mere minutes without proper detection. Carbon Monoxide detectors are a minimal expense for the safety they ensure.
Give us a call if you have questions about the code or to have a Carbon Monoxide detector installed in your home. For more information you can also go to the Washington State Department of Health website for details on Carbon Monoxide detection, prevention, and code.