When is it Time to Replace Your Furnace?

January 9th, 2023

Furnaces don’t last forever. Proper maintenance and care will extend a furnace’s life expectancy to (or sometimes slightly past) the usual limits, but all good things come to an end.

The question is: how do you know when your furnace nears its final days without waiting for a complete breakdown?

Let’s help you find out.

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Applications Are Now Open for the Dan L. Barron Trades Scholarship

January 4th, 2023

Whether you work for Team Barron or you’re part of the community, you now have the opportunity to apply for one of the two available Dan L. Barron scholarships.

Each $5,000 scholarship to Bellingham Technical College is designed to assist those looking to break into the HVAC, electrical, or plumbing trades.

Become part of the next generation of tradespeople and inject new life into an industry that is sorely lacking in new talent.

To apply to the Dan L. Barron Trades Scholarship as either a member of Team Barron or a member of the community, fill out this application and get started.

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Get Ready for Winter with a WholeHome™ Plumbing Inspection

December 15th, 2022

Our mission here at Barron is “Improving Lives™” and we take that very seriously. So when we ask you if yours is performing as best it can, we really want to know! And if it isn’t, we’re here to help with the WholeHome™ approach and our Silver Shield Preferred Membership Plan

The Barron Silver Shield Membership grants you a number of benefits, including front-of-the-line service, no overtime rates, and much more. We have trades-specific options, and the one we want to discuss today is your plumbing inspection! Read on to learn more.

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Barron Plumbing Now Offering Services in Orcas Island

December 12th, 2022

Barron Plumbing offers so much more than just basic repair and maintenance. We offer peace of mind, with products and services that bring homeowners throughout Northwest Washington improved health, efficiency, and comfort. And now, this is all available to residents in Orcas Island!

We provide comprehensive plumbing services, from drain and sewer system work and water heater services to water treatment and sump pump services too. Read on to learn more about our plumbing offerings.

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Help Us Celebrate 50 Years and Join Our $25K Giveaway!

November 9th, 2022

In celebration of our 50th anniversary, from October 24th, 2022 through November 30th, 2022, Barron is giving away $25K in Barron Bucks–$5k per decade.

This giveaway is open to anyone who books an appointment with us for any reason–you’ll automatically be entered to win $5,000 in Barron Bucks! Five winners from all entries will be randomly chosen and announced on Thursday, December 1st, 2022.*

Join Our Showroom Celebration!

When: Thursday, November 10th

Time: 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Where: Burlington Showroom

560 S Burlington Blvd.
Burlington, WA 98233

What: Grab a bite to eat, enjoy some cake, play games, win prizes, and more!

PLUS: Get an EXTRA ENTRY for $5,000 Barron Bucks

*No purchase necessary. Visit barronheating.com/50th for details.

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Barron: A History and Celebration of Our 50th Anniversary!

October 17th, 2022

Join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary! We wouldn’t be where we are without you, our valued customers. We look forward to continuing to serve you for the years to come, whether you’re looking for HVAC and plumbing services, or electrical and fireplace services. We value total home performance, and that is evident in every service we provide including our comprehensive Silver Shield Membership program. 

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Barron’s Guide to Sump Pump Inspections

October 3rd, 2022

Oftentimes, homeowners aren’t aware that their sump pump systems actually require pretty routine inspections. Our Home Performance Experts are here to help with this service, and include it as part of the plumbing plan of our Silver Shield Membership, which you can read more about below. 

It’s also important, however, that you check your sump pump on a seasonal basis as well, plus every time the sump pump gets used. This basic homeowner check should include:

  • Visually checking your sump pump for any signs of cracks or leaks. 
  • Dumping water in the pit to ensure it activates properly. 
  • Cleaning any debris out or around the sump pump system. 

Read on as we uncover why sump pump inspections are so important, and what common problems you may be able to avoid with routine sump pump maintenance. 

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Getting Your Home Ready for Fall

September 19th, 2022

With fall right around the corner, the weather will soon turn cooler, and rainier. Is your property ready for this change of seasons? 

Without proper weatherization, you won’t be ready at all, so now is the time to contact Barron to schedule these services! You should also know, that we are currently offering up to $1,000 off attic and crawlspace restoration. Contact us for more details! In the meantime, read on to learn more about how professional attic and crawlspace restoration will benefit you. 

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What You Should Know About Duct Cleaning and Aerosealing

September 5th, 2022

If there is any part of an HVAC system that people don’t give a lot of thought or attention to, it’s ductwork. Air ducts are typically installed in hard-to-access areas such as attics, crawlspaces, and beyond drywall. We wouldn’t expect you to think about this component often, but that doesn’t change how important it is. 

Your ductwork is what allows the cooled air from your air conditioner and warm air from your furnace or heat pump to get distributed into the various rooms of your home. Dirty or damaged ductwork can lead to a number of problems for your household, which we’ll get into below. 

If you suspect you may have a problem with your ductwork, or want to learn about our ductwork services, please don’t hesitate to contact our Home Performance Experts! 

Also, check out our Silver Shield Membership! Our HVAC plan includes a WholeHome™ Performance Assessment includes a full air duct inspection and members can save up to $200 on duct cleaning or Aeroseal duct sealing. Read on to learn more about these services and their benefits. 

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How to Prevent Drain and Sewer Line Problems

August 22nd, 2022

If there is any problem that is pretty common among homeowners, it’s the problem of a clogged or dirty drain. Whether your drains are sluggish, completely backed up, or have a lingering odor to them, it’s not something you can ignore. 

Of course, you might think the answer to addressing these troublesome drains is that bottle of store-bought liquid drain cleaner you keep on hand from the store. Unfortunately, however, this might only exacerbate the problem. Ironic as it is, the materials used in these “drain openers” only dissolve some types of clogs, and can actually create blockages of their own. 

Additionally, the chemicals used in these “solutions” are caustic and can actually start corroding your drain pipes. Lastly, if you have multiple drains clogged, this is actually pointing to a problem much deeper–with your sewer line–and store-bought drain cleaners aren’t going to do much, if anything, for this kind of problem. Read on to learn when you should call on the pros for your drain and sewer issues. 

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