Professional Air Duct Cleaning vs the Other Guys

April 18th, 2023

Have you ever looked up a service and not really felt confident about what their website tells you? There are a lot of contractors out there with minimal experience and know-how that present themselves as the only solution you’ll ever need.

We know you don’t buy that. And you’re right for being skeptical. There are certain markers of professional air duct cleaning (and general HVAC) services that separate legitimate companies from no-name search results. Let’s help you find the difference.

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How SEER2 Just Made Your Home More Energy Efficient

April 17th, 2023

The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, or SEER system, was used up until SEER2 launched on January 1st, 2023. The main point you need to know as a homeowner is that certain air conditioners and heating systems are no longer available for purchase due to having a low rating under the new system.

So what does this mean for you? The wave of SEER2-ready HVAC systems come with a higher cost than you may have heard in previous quotes for a new air conditioner or furnace.

SEER2 impacts air conditioners, heat pumps, evaporator coils, gas furnaces, and single packaged units. Think about SEER2 as raising the bar on the lowest acceptable energy standards for these systems and components.

This means some older HVAC equipment is no longer available for purchase or installation because it doesn’t meet the minimum requirements set forth by SEER2.

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Spring is Here: Add AC Maintenance to Your Spring Cleaning List

April 10th, 2023

Spring is the perfect season for air conditioner maintenance. Your AC endured all of last summer, laid dormant in the winter, and it’s in need of a tune-up before the hot weather hits.

Annual maintenance is important, but so is the timing. Your AC sees the most use during summer, so preparing it just before your air conditioner’s busiest season simply makes the most sense. Add AC maintenance to your spring cleaning list for benefits like:

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Protect Your Home Automatically—How a Standby Generator Eliminates Stress

March 13th, 2023

Blackouts are stressful. When the power goes out, nearly all modern conveniences go down; there’s no telling when the lights will come back on. That’s a situation nobody wants to be in.

There’s added stress when you think about rising temperatures and humidity from your HVAC system being out, and home security systems being offline. Not to mention any critical at-home medical equipment.

WholeHome™ generators are the remedy. Find out how a WholeHome™ generator installation can save your sanity in uncertain times.

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Replace Your Full System, Both Heating and Cooling: Skip the Line and Save

March 13th, 2023

Let’s face facts: your air conditioner is on its last leg, and your furnace takes forever to heat up your home.

You know that you need an entire HVAC system replacement, but your home improvement budget keeps you from going through with it.

Or you don’t have cooling in your home, you remember how hot and stuffy it got last summer and into the fall! Plus, your furnace is due for an upgrade. 

Whatever the scenario, your current system is likely impacting your day-to-day quality of life, and it’s starting to show. Thankfully, there’s a way that you can save up $4,000 for a full system replacement.

Silver Shield Members can take advantage of qualifying rebates and our preseason AC special to save big and upgrade their current system. 

Do I Really Need a Full System Replacement?

Replacing two entire systems is a lot for anyone, so how do you know if it’s really time to pull the trigger and finally replace your home heating and cooling system?

  • If you have multiple unit repairs each year.
  • If your electric bills are starting to soar.
  • If you notice foul smells coming from either your AC or furnace.
  • If you hear loud, strange sounds on a constant basis.
  • If you don’t have AC and are done with being uncomfortable in the heat!

Let’s be honest: you clicked on this in the first place because deep down, you know that you need to replace your heating and cooling units. If any part of that list jumped out at you, it’s time for a full replacement. 

Begin Your Replacement Today

This offer extends until April 30th, 2023–now is the perfect time to save. 

Plus, with our preseason AC special discounts apply to anything that cools, including air conditioning, ductless, and electric heat pumps, with energy savings you’ll enjoy for years.

Call today, our Home Performance Experts are ready to size the right equipment for your home and budget. And if you aren’t a Silver Shield Member, now is the time to join. Beyond saving up to $4,000 on your full system replacement, you receive comprehensive performance maintenance, WholeHome performance assessments and so much more!

Our team of Home Performance Experts has served the I-5 corridor from Blaine to Marysville, Oak Harbor to Concrete, and the San Juan Islands since 1972 with a mission of Improving Lives™. We look forward to serving you too! Contact Barron Heating & Air Conditioning today for a full system replacement.

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Slow Sink Drain Cleaning Special

March 12th, 2023

Slow draining sink? Before it causes bigger problems, it’s time to take hold of our current special and deal with that slow draining sink once and for all.

Right now, Barron Plumbing is offering a $100 Slow Sink Drain Cleaning to resolve a sluggish drain before it backs up. With this deal, you don’t just get a drain fixed–you also get a WholeHome™ Plumbing Inspection and Sink Drain and Trap Cleaning included for a limited time.

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New Year New SEER

February 27th, 2023

2023 has brought some changes to the HVAC industry and with those changes are details and vocabulary every homeowner should know about. Previously, the industry has used something called seasonal energy efficiency rating system, often known as SEER.

SEER measures air conditioner and heat pump cooling efficiency, by taking the cooling output for a typical cooling season and dividing it by the total electric energy input during the same time frame.

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Heat Pumps: How They Heat and Cool Your Home

February 13th, 2023

Heat pumps are the highly energy-efficient alternative to central air conditioning, boilers, and gas furnaces. But do they actually replace all of those different HVAC units at once?

Yes and no. There are some operating restrictions, such as extreme temperatures, but heat pumps really can do the job of both a furnace and air conditioner.

They work differently than you’d expect. Let’s start right from the beginning.

Heat Pumps Transfer from Sources

There are two types of heat pumps. The first one is air source heat pumps, which move air from inside your home to the outside of your home. They don’t actually generate new heat; they move or “pump” it from one area to another.

Then you have ground source heat pumps, sometimes referenced as geothermal heat pumps. These use a closed loop system that’s either filled with water or refrigerant. It moves through pipes that go into the ground outside.

When it’s cold out, water or refrigerant actually heats up as it travels through the underground pipe. When it comes back to the surface, the heat that it generates is then pumped into your home.

They’re Also Air Conditioners

Take that as literally as you want–heat pumps have identical functions to air conditioners. They use refrigerant and pull hot air from inside your home, releasing it outdoors, and pushing cool air into your living space.

There’s no distinct difference in the operational capabilities of heat pumps over air conditioners for cooling your home. Both are effective solutions, but only one doubles as a heater.

We Need to Talk About Efficiency

Heat pumps are extremely energy efficient, but this changes based on the temperature. In extreme cold, heat pumps have a hard time because they’re not actually generating new heat.

The amount of energy your heat pump will use to heat your home increases as the outside temperature drops. In most climates in the US, heat pumps will work effectively and extreme ranges shouldn’t be a major issue if you’re considering switching to a heat pump.

Our team of Home Performance Experts has served the I-5 corridor from Blaine to Marysville, Oak Harbor to Concrete, and the San Juan Islands since 1972 with a mission of Improving Lives™. We look forward to serving you too! Contact Barron Heating & Air Conditioning today for heat pump installation.

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The Pay Back Program: How You Can Save Up to $1,500 on a New Furnace Today

February 6th, 2023

We’re going on a furnace hunt and giving away free air conditioning to the owner of the oldest furnace Barron replaces, plus free AC to one randomly drawn winner who upgrades to a new, high-efficiency furnace during Barron’s Pay Back Program—with up to $1,500 in savings!

Hanging onto your dinosaur equipment might finally be paying off. Call to take advantage of the savings today or send in a Free AC entry for your own classic unit. The Pay Back Program is on now through February 28, 2023!

Your Old Furnace is a Money Pit

The older your furnace is, the more it costs to run and hit the same in-home temperature that you’re used to. Wear and tear takes its toll, and just because your furnace still kicks on doesn’t mean it’s doing as good of a job as it should. As much as 40% or more of its energy could be wasted, costing you money.

If your furnace is 9 years or older, it’s time to start thinking seriously about replacing it with a high-efficiency model of today. This is your opportunity to save up to $1,500 on a new furnace upgrade and save money on every utility bill afterwards. 

What About a Free Air Conditioner on Top of it?

During Barron’s Pay Back Program, you could win free air conditioning! Two lucky customers will win air conditioning, including the customer with the oldest furnace. No purchase necessary. Contest runs 1/16/2023 – 2/28/2023. See Official Rules details.

Our team of Home Performance Experts has served the I-5 corridor from Blaine to Marysville, Oak Harbor to Concrete, and the San Juan Islands since 1972 with a mission of Improving Lives™. We look forward to serving you too! Contact Barron Heating & Air Conditioning today for furnace replacement.

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Orcas Island Residents: Get $1,000 Off Tankless Water Heater Installation

January 16th, 2023

Your storage tank water heater has served you well, but it’s finally time for a replacement. Switching to a tankless water heater might be the right move for you.

On average, tankless water heaters last for twice as long as storage tank water heaters, but that’s not the only benefit. Let’s talk about what life would be like if you made the switch to tankless.

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