Thinking about a new water heater? Is yours ready to retire, or are you moving into a new home that doesn’t yet have one? When you call on Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning, our Federal Way water heater installation technicians can make certain that the installation of your water heater goes according to plan. Our water heater specialists can help find a model that works for your budget.
My furnace thermostat stopped working, and when I called Dehlia answered the phone and set up an appointment. They charged less for a diagnostic call than larger companies. They are actively licensed, bonded and insured. Verne arrived 2 days later, explained what was broken in my 17 year old furnace and gave me an estimate and time of replacement for a new furnace. Dehlia confirmed via email and phone, and Don and Zack showed up as promised on time a week later and replaced my Bryant 90i furnace with a new Rheem 96% efficient 2 stage Variable speed 85,000btu gas furnace Model #R96VA0852521 and provided me with the paperwork warranty and removed the old one. Cost was $5,394.90 including tax. I gave up on trying to get 2 more estimates because every furnace company wants $125 to $200 to come out to do a diagnostic and this company wanted $75 to come out to look at it although admittedly they just took a look at it and said it was broken and repair would be $2 to $3k and should just get a new  one (this fee was waived when I agreed to buy a new furnace from them). They also said it was possible I could find cheaper installation elsewhere, but I was freezing in December and I just wanted heat and other companies were 2 to 3 weeks out for an appointment.  They were pleasant to chat with as they worked and Don updated a convoluted furnace exhaust piping system. They accept cash and check after a job is finished with no deposit up front and are clear that 3% is added if you pay via credit card.  Overall I am happy with my new furnace although I sure wish I could've replaced it myself to save some money.

Two nights ago our smoke alarm went off during the night...after a frantic search through the house we traced the source of the smoke to the furnace.  After reading reviews about Affordable Furnace Repair we decided to give them a try...and we are SO GLAD WE DID!  Within 10 minutes of leaving a message I received a call back and was scheduled the next day.  The source of the problem was immediately identified and promptly fixed....a previous repair had messed up some wiring as well which was also fixed and now we are so glad to be back to 100%.  Can't say enough about the professionalism, responsiveness and service.  Highly recommend.
I was able to get an appointment easily and they arrived promptly.  They detected the problem and repaired it quickly.  A few days later, I encountered another problem and again, I was able to get an appointment easily and they arrived promptly.  They recommended some easy fixes and now everything is working well again.  I can recommend them without qualification.  The guys that came out to my house were great.
I'd had them come out before and called because my thermostat wasn't getting power. They said they don't service townhomes. I said that must be a new policy because they've been out before and she said they've had it for awhile. I tried to ask why they don't service townhomes and she said they don't service attached homes or commercial properties. I said that my home isn't commercial and it doesn't really answer my question, but I guess I'll go elsewhere. I couldn't find this policy on their website and I can't really understand why a townhome furnace would be different than an unattached home. When they came out before I seem to remember they did a good job, so it's too bad they have odd policies now.
As your air conditioner operates, it is going to suffer some general wear and tear. There is really no way in which to avoid this. However, wear and tear does not have to result in serious problems with your air conditioning system. Just make sure that you schedule professional air conditioning maintenance in Seattle, WA in order to keep your system in great working condition.
For starters, once a year, vacuum out the area around the furnace’s blower. If possible, also slide out the fan unit, clean each fan blade with a toothbrush, and then vacuum with a brush attachment on a vacuum cleaner. While you’re at it, look for oil ports on the motor, normally located near the motor shaft. If the motor has these, apply two to three drops of non-detergent motor oil into each port (you may have to remove a cover plate to do this). Though most contemporary motors don’t require lubrication, do lubricate motors with oil ports once a year. For more about maintenance, see Maintenance Checklist for Central Heating Systems.

If your furnace has a pilot light, look for the flame. Check your owner’s manual or the instructions posted inside the furnace cabinet for step-by-step lighting instructions. Usually this involves first turning the gas valve to Off and waiting a couple of minutes. Then you turn it to Pilot. Next, press and hold it down while you light the flame. Last, wait a minute or so, release it, and then turn it to On.


Though forced-air furnaces are normally quite reliable, they can break down. To avoid break downs, it pays to know how to take care of your furnace and fix it when something goes wrong. Inevitably, a furnace stops working when you need it most. Consequently, fixing becomes urgent very quickly. The following instructions will help. With a little do-it-yourself experience and the proper guidance, you can troubleshoot and repair a variety of furnace problems yourself.

While there's nothing you can do to guarantee your air conditioner or furnace will never need repairs, there are ways to take better care of your system. Changing out the air filters every 3-6 months, making sure nothing is obstructing or interfering with the outside unit, and keeping all vents unblocked in well-used rooms will help keep your air conditioning and heating system operating efficiently.
We offer a number of indoor air quality products and services in Federal Way, WA, including air duct cleaning, air filtration systems and duct sealing. Keeping your ducts in good shape is a great way to prevent noxious particles from accumulating therein. A whole–house air filter is the best way to remove contaminants. Call Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning today for more details.

Over the past twenty years, we have used a number of different heating and cooling companies, none impressed us to use them more than once or twice. The service provided by A-TEMP was so outstanding; they will be our heating and cooling service provider for LIFE! Exceptional all around! It is nice to know why our home has three temperature zones and what we could do to improve it; plus the costs. Also, to understand the importance of regular maintenance-especially as it relates to carbon monoxide emissions. We appreciate the forewarning that our new system would be noisier due to the increased volume in our return system. We feel so blessed to know we do not have carbon monoxide emissions now and the furnace is the right size for our home. We feel like we won a million dollars with our new system!

*We work on all brands: Adams, Aire-Flo, Amana, Arcoaire, Armstrong, Beutler, Bryant, Carrier, Centurion, Coleman, Comfortmaker, Cozy, Daikin, Day & Night, Dayton, Ducane, Emerson, Empire, Evcon, Fedders, Friedrich, Frigidaire, Fujitsu, Gaffers & Statler, General Electric, Gibson, Goldstar, Goodman, GMC, Haier, Heil, Honeywell, Intertherm, Janitrol, Kenmore, Lennox, Luxaire, Maytag, Mitsubishi, Payne, Rheem, Ruud, Samsung, Sanyo, Sears, Sharp, Spartan, Tappan, Tempstar, Thermal Solutions, Trane, Utica, Weatherking, Westinghouse, Whirlpool, Williams, York, and Zephyr.
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