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Furnace Fund

Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing is honored and grateful to be a part of this community and to have served you for over 50 years.

This holiday season we couldn’t think of a better way to say ‘Thank You for choosing Barron’ than by giving back through our Barron Furnace Fund. Thanks to you, our team is thrilled to be able to give a furnace to three families in need of heat this winter.

Here at Barron, we know the importance of keeping your home safe, warm and comfortable. The Furnace Fund will provide proper heat for a family that would otherwise go without.

So as the weather gets cold, help us eliminate one more worry and give families in need the warmth of a furnace.

Barron, your full-service HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing Contractor. Our Mission: Improving Lives™

*Note: Recommendations for families in need of a furnace will run through November 30, 2023.

Help us give the warmth of a furnace to families in need this winter.

2023 Recipient families:

Tonya’s Family

Tonya’s story is one that pulls at many heartstrings, as a young widow and mom to three growing boys. Down to one income, the family’s mortgage is too steep to allow for much else, leaving them to settle for no heat in their home due to a hazardous furnace. Winter has proven to be cold, but fortunately is one worry that will no longer be theirs. Barron is honored to gift the family with a new, high efficiency gas furnace that will keep them comfortable for years to come.

Charles & London’s Family

Charles and London have three kids, including autistic twin boys. Hard-working Charles worked his way from a laborer to a millwright but was involved in a terrible work accident in 2021, costing him much of his hand. Multiple surgeries, physical therapy, and mental health for himself and his family have all been at stake, making trying times that much harder. And after their house was flooded twice, many home repairs are still left undone. Without reliable heat that is safe for their boys, they’ve experienced near freezing temperatures in their home—something most of us can’t even imagine. Barron is thrilled to gift the family with a two-head Daikin ductless heat pump, bringing them the year-round comfort that they deserve.

Nikolas & Aislinn’s Family

The sheer volume of nominations we received for Nikolas, Aislinn, and their two small children says it all for this hard-working, wonderful family that is struggling to make ends meet. While a two-income household, finances are extremely tight, especially after a car accident from Nikolas’ daily Concrete-to-Mukilteo work commute left them with a totaled car. With an oil furnace in an older home, the cost to heat it is just too high, forcing them to rely on electric space heaters, which too are costing them thousands. Barron is proud to partner with Arrow to transform the air sealing and building insulation in the basement, main floor, and attic of their home, as well as to equip them with a single-head Daikin ductless heat pump—all of which will massively improve their comfort for seasons to come.

2022 Recipient Families:

Brown Family

Larry and Cheryl Brown are givers in our community, having spent their lives teaching, driving buses, raising a community garden, and even helping 35 people become citizens. In 2019, Cheryl was hit by a drunk driver, leaving her with a lifetime of challenges and medications. And with challenges of his own, her husband Larry’s knee problems have kept him from his most recent work at the lumber mill. Life threw them another curve ball with the floods of 2021, and in the words of Cheryl’s elderly mother, who nominated them, "they can’t seem to catch a break." The couple has been living in a trailer on their property due to flood damage in their home, in need of significant repairs and replacements to make their space livable again. The Barron team was honored to install a new 96% efficient furnace and thermostat, and relocated the equipment up off the floor, so should such a disaster happen again, they will be protected.

Leslie St. Lawrence

Since losing her husband 16 years ago, Leslie has been struggling to make ends meet. Her old furnace has demanded costly repair after repair, but it is now in desperate need of replacement. Leslie went without heat for part of last year’s cold snap—a scary time for anyone to endure. Leslie humbly said, "At 66 years old, I never thought I would be asking for help…I used to be the giver." But what a blessing to be able to give back to a kind soul like Leslie, who just needed a leg up during a tough chapter in her life. The Barron team installed a new Lennox furnace and thermostat, ensuring she will be warm and comfortable this winter, no matter what the season has in store.

2021 Recipient Families:

Moulds Family

Michelle Moulds is a true example of selflessness and care for others. An occupational therapist working at the hospital, she looks after her 95-year-old father and opened her home to foster a little boy. Just as the pandemic was unfolding, the fostering arrangement was turning into an adoption, creating a permanent home for her now son. Michelle began reducing her hours at work to accommodate the transition from foster family to a permanent family, as well as to attend multiple therapy appointments for her son. And with childcare costs increasing, their failing furnace was pushed to the bottom of their list of needs. Our Barron team installed an efficient Lennox furnace, providing them with the gift of comfort and warmth they can come home to.

Edna Peacher

Known to always put others first, Edna Peacher is a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother that has fallen on hard times. She has battled breast cancer since 2017, working hard throughout her treatments to try and make ends meet. A true fighter, she is now proud to say she is a cancer survivor. But recently left by her husband, she is now facing an even larger financial burden on her own. Without adequate heat, Edna has been known to use space heaters in her home to try and make do. But this season is looking a little brighter for Edna, as we installed a new single-head Daikin ductless system, giving her a boost she deserves for this new chapter in a warm and comfortable home. 

2020 Recipient families:

Maple Falls Family

The Barton family received many recommendations for Barron’s furnace fund, each commenting on what good, truly deserving people they are. Living in a multi-generation family home, they reside in Maple Falls, where it gets very cold. The family’s furnace gave out over five years ago, and unable to afford to fix or replace it, they have had to make do without heat ever since. The Barron team was honored to install a new furnace for the Barton home this season, to help keep the family warm for this and many more cold winters ahead.

Bellingham Family

Robert and his wife Maryanne, or "Chickee", are beloved elders of the Lummi Nation community. As a fishing family, they rely on a successful season to pay their bills. Down on their luck with a poor fishing year, the Morris’ were faced with no heat for the winter and no funds to replace their failed furnace. Barron installed a new furnace, giving the couple, their three boys, and many grandchildren a warm home to share as a family.

2019 Recipient families:

Sedro-Woolley Family

Phyllis Queen was born and raised in the same home her entire life—raising her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren there. After her husband’s passing, she now lives alone, battling cancer since 2017. Chemotherapy has caused neuropathy in Phyllis’ extremities, causing consistent pain that is unbearable in the cold, and she’s lost half of her body and muscle mass, making it difficult to regulate her own body heat. Living on a fixed income, she’s unable to afford the skyrocketing power bill due to her 30-year-old furnace, and her pellet stove does not supply her entire home with adequate heat. She often sleeps on the sofa because it’s too cold in her bedroom. Taking some of the worry out of her life, Barron installed a Daikin ductless mini split system, ensuring Phyllis and her family would stay warm and comfortable throughout her home.

Stanwood Family

Lisa Earhart is a grandmother raising six of her grandchildren, as her daughter is unable to. She is employed full time, but money is very tight, especially with a large loan taken out to pay her husband’s medical bills after his recent passing from cancer. Heating their home with just small electric heaters and a fireplace, a new furnace has been a dream but nowhere near doable for the family. Finding the perfect solution, Barron installed a Daikin ductless mini split system for their mobile home, giving the entire family peace of mind and a warm space to call home.

Sumas Family

A single mom of six, Theresa Brand recently underwent breast cancer surgery and is now doing chemotherapy. With a long road of recovery ahead, she is the sole caregiver of her daughter who was born with epilepsy, cerebral palsy and now a new diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. The Brand’s furnace went out in their 1930s home last winter, and due to their illnesses they have not had the funds to replace it. They have been relying on space heaters and their oven alone for heat. Barron transformed their space by installing a new Carrier furnace, ensuring they now have a warm and comfortable home they can feel safe in.

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