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Here’s What to Know About Central vs. Forced Air Systems

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Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning Explains the Essential Differences Between the Most Common Central Heating Systems

Central air or forced air, that is the question…or something along those lines was penned by Shakespeare, right? 

All jokes aside, many of our customers ask about the difference between these two terms in reference to home heating systems, so we’ve decided to elaborate on the subject in our latest blog. Once you’re done reading, you’ll know the critical differences and similarities between the two and understand who can help you determine the best fit for your Sammamish, WA, home. Keep scrolling to learn more!

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Which Type of Generator Is Best for Your Home?

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Whole-Home Standby Generators vs. Portable Generators 

Don’t get caught in the middle of an emergency with no power - and with no idea what to do next! When disaster strikes, it’s essential that you are prepared for the long haul. Stay comfortable and keep your family safe in your Seattle, WA home during any emergency with a robust and reliable backup generator in place.

But what type of generator is best for your home - a portable or standby option ? In this blog, we’ll dive into why a backup generator is essential for your home, the different types of generators and how our team can help with installation . Read on below for more!

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Don’t Tank Your Energy Savings With Conventional Water Heaters

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Discover Tankless Water Heaters From Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning

Though professional athletes and celebrities may tout the health benefits of a cold shower, we at Bob’s Heating are huge fans of hot showers and baths. Unfortunately, some homeowners are under the impression that in order to always have hot water at the ready for their bathing and cleaning needs, they need a large, traditional water heater. That’s far from fact and can actually tank your energy savings and hot water availability!

With tankless water heaters, you’ll have hot water in a virtually endless supply with a lower long-term expense than tank water heaters. Want to learn more about how this modern water heating marvel can transform the way you enjoy a hot shower in your Sammamish, WA, home? Keep scrolling below to read our blog on the topic!

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Top 3 Questions You Should Be Asking About Your HVAC System

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Let Bob’s Heating take care of your system and keep your spaces comfortable all year round!

Climate control is an essential part of building a welcoming environment to enjoy with your family. Whether you are trying to create a cozy, comfortable  room on a cold winter’s night in the greater Seattle area or keeping your spaces cool on a hot summer day, a reliable and advanced HVAC system is essential.

To get the systems that satisfy your home's unique needs, reach out to a professional HVAC company that can walk you through the whole process. Bob's Heating has decades of experience and is ready to update your HVAC technology to ensure you always get the living experience you deserve. Keep reading our blog to learn three must-know details to keep in mind when updating an HVAC system.

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Why Summer HVAC Service is Needed Now More Than Ever

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The Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning Team Wants to Help You Stay Safe & Energy-Efficient

It’s getting hot, hot, hot! There’s no need to struggle with being uncomfortable in your Seattle-area home this summer - or any season - when you’ve got Bob’s on your side. 

When it comes to cooling services, Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning has you covered this summer and year-round! Keep reading below to discover what you can do when you experience an AC issue, need maintenance, or need to reassess your cooling needs.

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Experience Ductless AC Throughout Your Living Spaces

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Highly Efficient Ductless Units Bring Comfort Where You Need It

You want to experience cool rooms during the height of this summer’s heat. If your home can’t provide that relief, you’re stuck feeling uncomfortable and searching for cool air! And if your home or room additions don’t have ductwork, then you might consider central AC out of reach for your Woodinville, WA, property. However, ductless AC services from Bob’s Heating deliver the comfort you need for every area of your home.

Create an inviting space for your family and friends without the need for ductwork installation in rooms that would require air conditioning. Want to learn more about our services and support? Keep reading below. 

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HVAC Troubleshooting: Tips to Prevent Overloading Your System

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Was your Seattle, WA HVAC system overloaded last summer? Don't let it happen again! 

When it is hot outside, it is much more difficult to make the indoor environment cooler. And your HVAC system has to work much harder. When the heat doesn’t let up, your HVAC system gets overworked. Last summer’s heatwaves – a rare occurrence for Seattle and the Pacific Northwest – made some air conditioners overload and lock at the worst possible time. So what can you do to prevent your HVAC system from locking up due to overworking? Read on to learn more about HVAC troubleshooting

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Fun Seattle Area Activities for You & Your Family this Summer

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Spend Time Together While Taking in the City Sights & Places

When the winter season is here, and the weather is less than accommodating, it’s easy to forget just how much fun and adventure you can seek outdoors. But now, with summer getting into full swing, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of all that the greater Seattle area has to offer! From baseball games to local wineries, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this season.

We’ve compiled together a list of the top Seattle summer activities that you, your family, and friends can take part in now and some even all year long! Want to find out more about how you can best experience the city? Keep reading below.

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How to Combat Allergy Season with Indoor Air Quality Services

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4 Tips to Bring Cleaner Air to Your Washington Home

They say you can’t have the bad without the good. Here in Western Washington and the greater Puget Sound, our state’s majestic nature also brings along irritating seasonal allergies. Common allergens like ragweed, tree pollen, grass pollen, and mold spores fill the air, causing itchy, watery eyes, sore throats, and stuffy noses.

If your family in the Sammamish, WA area experiences seasonal allergies, there are steps you can take to make your home’s air more breathable. With indoor air quality systems and proper care for your AC unit, you’ll eliminate allergens and feel better indoors. 

Tired of combatting allergies year after year? Then consider these tips to improve your home’s airflow!

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The Importance of Ductwork Services for Your Home

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Clean Air Helps You and Your Family Enjoy a Good Night’s Sleep

How did you sleep last night? The quality of your sleep affects nearly everything the following day – from your energy levels to your interactions with others. So, when you can’t get the refreshing and rejuvenating sleep that your mind and body crave, you’ll start to notice the effects.

But what if you can’t achieve that restful sleep in your own home in the Greater Seattle area? Perhaps the problem is in the air quality! When your home’s air filtration isn’t up to par, it can affect you and your family’s sleep. Regular duct cleaning services from Bob’s Heating help eliminate airborne pollutants and improve your home’s overall air quality in Woodinville, WA and beyond.

Our top-notch duct cleaning services promote wellness throughout your entire home. Want to find out more? Keep reading below to learn about our reliable, high-end services and solutions.

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Keep Your Family Healthy and Safe With a Portable Air Purifier

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Reduce Allergy Symptoms and Polluted Air in Your Sammamish, WA Residence with a Portable Air Purifier

Although it may seem that your home is impeccably clean, the air can be up to 5 times more polluted than the air outside your house due to little or no natural air circulation. The downside is that this causes pollutants to accumulate in different rooms and spaces of your home. To keep air quality high in your residence it is necessary to keep it purified and well ventilated. During allergy seasons such as summer and spring, if you do not maintain air circulation, carbon dioxide and pollutants can accumulate and possibly become harmful to your family's health. Read on to learn about the benefits and options available to keep your family healthy with a portable air purifier in Sammamish, WA.

Having a portable air purifier means breathing clean and properly filtered air anywhere in your home. Aside from this obvious benefit, there are some other advantages of having a portable air purifier at home that you should consider.

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Changing Your Air Filter: a Simple Task with Big Benefits

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One small change can make all the difference!

The spring and summer seasons can mean that many outdoor pollutants are making their way into your home HVAC system, such as dust, pollen, small debris particles, and even smoke due to wildfires. It is important to have proper indoor air filtration to combat these elements and improve air quality inside your home. Having clean HVAC air filters in your home here in the Pacific Northwest is crucial to keep the air pure and protect the health of you and your family. Although it may seem like a mundane thing to do, air filters should be taken more seriously because the well-being of you and your family can depend on them. Below you can learn more about air filter replacement benefits and about our air filter replacement program to get a new filter sent directly to your home every 90 days.

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Why Switch to a Tankless Water Heater?

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Pros of changing your conventional home water heater for a tankless water heater.

Did you know that approximately 25% of the energy used in a home comes from the water heater? Given this statistic, it seems logical that making a change to reduce your water heating costs makes sense for your pocketbook, and not to mention the environment. Going with a tankless vs. a tank water heater is one step that will not only benefit your Seattle-area utility expenses but also improve your home's hot water capacity. There is nothing worse than being in the middle of a hot shower and being interrupted by cold water cascades! Yes, this happens when you take a long bath or shower because conventional tanks are limited to a certain amount of hot water, which is not the case with a tankless water heater.

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How Ductless Mini Splits Can Increase Your Home’s Efficiency

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Keep your Seattle-area home cooler without increasing electricity costs with the use of ductless mini-splits

There is nothing worse than being too hot or too cold and not being able to get a good control on the climate at home. But arguably worse is having to pay high bills for minimal use or having appliances with high electricity costs. At Bob’s Heating, we’re a leading residential HVAC company, and we take your family's comfort seriously. We offer comprehensive home air conditioning solutions, and we want you to join the hundreds of families who benefit from our services today without paying more on their bills. Want to know more about ductless mini-splits for your Seattle-area home? Read on to learn more!

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How to Choose Between a Heat Pump and an Air Conditioner

Our experts break down the similarities and differences between the two

The comfort of your home can often be dependent on the quality and reliability of your HVAC system. If your space is too warm or cold, your family may wind up feeling uncomfortable. Therefore, choosing the right heating and cooling solution for your home is important. What’s the difference between a heat pump and an air conditioner? Keep reading to discover which product is a better fit for your home in Redmond, Issaquah and the Greater Eastside of Seattle.

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Why Hire Bob’s as Your HVAC Contractor?

Keep your family comfortable by working with your local trusted HVAC company

Whether you are looking to upgrade your existing home HVAC system, install a brand new one, or need maintenance performed on your current system, you need a trusted local HVAC company located in the Greater Seattle area. So how do you pick the right contractor for your project? Keep reading to learn why you should hire Bob’s as your HVAC contractor, serving the Seattle Eastside and the greater Pacific Northwest.

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Washington Storms

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Keep Your Family Warm & Protected This Winter 

There’s a chill across Greater Puget Sound, and sweater weather is here. Winter has its charm—we love hot cocoa and twinkly lights as much as the next person. But it can also wreak havoc on homes that aren’t prepared for the cold and snow

Is your home ready for the season? As a heating service provider in business in the Greater Puget Sound since 1957, we’ve seen our fair share of homes that weren’t ready for the cold.

Read on to learn how Washington winter storm preparedness can save your family from discomfort—and in some cases, disaster. 

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New Year, New Job: Start a Career in HVAC

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We are looking to hire motivated individuals to join our growing team

Are you ready to start your career with a job in HVAC? Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning is currently looking to expand our team in the Puget Sound area! We have a variety of HVAC job openings, from HVAC installers to service technicians, indoor air quality specialists, and more. We offer on-the-job training, so no matter your level of experience, we would love to hear from you! Discover some of the benefits of working for Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning at our Woodinville or Fife, Washington location.

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Keep Your Family Warm This Winter with A Smart Thermostat

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Enjoy convenient control of your home’s climate from the comfort of your couch

Colder weather is here, and homeowners across the Puget Sound region are cranking up their heat to keep their homes and families comfortable. Staying warm in your Bellevue, WA, or surrounding area home has never been easier than with a smart thermostatWith just the tap of a button, you can manage your home’s temperature, monitor your energy usage, and more. Check out our tips for using a climate control system to stay cozy in the colder weather!

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How to Stay Prepared for Storms at Home

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Storm preparedness is important to keeping your family safe in the event of a disaster

As major weather events have rocked the Greater Seattle area, many homeowners are evaluating their emergency plans and finding ways to keep their families safe in the case of an emergency. Storm preparedness will bring you peace of mind and improve your response when a storm approaches. Discover how creating a plan, making a disaster kit, and installing a backup generator will help you prepare for storms in Kirkland and the surrounding areas.

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