Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Fireplaces’ Category

All about the Mendota Fireplace

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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At Firelight by Barron, we know fireplaces! From gas to electric fireplaces, our hearth experts can help you find the right solution for your specific home and comfort needs. Right now is a great time to begin your search for the perfect fireplace solution, as the weather starts cooling down and we get ready to bring on the holiday season (it’s right around the corner, after all!)

One type of fireplace we’d like to introduce is the Mendota fireplace. We are proud to work with Mendota Hearth, a division of Johnson Gas Appliance Co., the manufacturer of award-winning gas fireplaces, fireplace inserts, and gas stoves. Founded in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1901, Johnson Gas has been a leader in gas technologies for over a century!

Read on to learn more about Mendota fireplaces and their benefits.

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What to Know about Fireplace Measurements

Monday, July 26th, 2021
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Before you visit our fireplace showroom to choose your next fireplace or insert, it’s a good idea to be prepared. Firelight by Barron is always here to help, and that’s why we’ve listed some pertinent information below on how to measure your fireplace and what else you need to know about fireplace measurements before making a purchase.

Once you’ve read through this post, go ahead and fill out our fireplace measurements form which will be submitted to our Firelight by Barron experts. There is an option to upload images of your current fireplace on the form!

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History of the Fireplace

Monday, June 28th, 2021
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Since the Middle Ages, beautiful and even more importantly, functional, fireplaces have made it possible to bring warmth and a means for cooking inside the home. Since that time, fireplaces have become a beloved home feature for residences throughout Northwest Washington, where our temperatures stay cool for the most part throughout the year.

Modern innovations have improved fireplace efficiency, safety, and more in recent years, with modern fireplace improvements being added. We’ll dive into that more below. In the meantime, when you’re ready for a fireplace installation, insert, or stove reach out to the team at Firelight by Barron!

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How to Find Your Ideal Gas Fireplace

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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For many Bellingham area residents, the heart of the home is their fireplace. This is something that our founder, Dan Barron, took great pride in—personalizing the comfort of homeowners throughout the region through expert craftsmanship and beautifully crafted hearth products from America’s leading brands of fireplaces, stoves, and inserts.

If you’ve been considering upgrading your aging and perhaps inefficiently wood-burning fireplace and converting to a gas burning fireplace, then you’ve found the right team. Firelight by Barron is focused on your safety and comfort, making your wellbeing our top priority, while delivering visually appealing and efficient products, such as gas-burning fireplaces and fireplace inserts.

Help Your Fireplace Go From Forgotten to Functional

When you have a fireplace in your home, you may as well get the most out of it, right? By converting from a wood-burning fireplace to a gas burner, you can benefit from:

  • A quick and convenient solution for zoned heating.
  • An improvement to room aesthetics in your home.
  • An improvement to heating efficiency.
  • Increased safety and cleanliness.

Gas fireplace inserts can be used for masonry or prefab fireplaces, and can be vented through your home’s existing chimney, or a wall for a free-standing unit. Gas inserts do not require much maintenance beyond your annual checkup, valued between $75-125 depending on your home’s needs. This is a great, affordable option for zoned heating as it allows you to turn up the gas in the room you’re enjoying while lowering the thermostat for the rest of your home.

Let’s not forget the green factor! Gas inserts burn with a 65-99% efficiency rating, resulting in very little pollution or smoke, and there is no ash or creosote produced with a gas-burning unit.

Find Your Ideal Gas Fireplace

Unsure of where to start with this process? Your first step is either to view our product catalog, or visit a Barron showroom to browse our working fireplace displays to get a real-life visual of what to expect.

A Firelight by Barron Hearth Expert will follow up with a free in-home layout, reviewing your project space and assessing your requirements. From there you can expect a seamless installation! And don’t forget to ask about our annual maintenance plans to keep your fireplace in good condition throughout the years to come.

Our team of Home Performance Experts has served Whatcom, Skagit, Island, Snohomish & San Juan Counties since 1972 with a mission of Improving Lives™. We look forward to serving you. Contact Firelight by Barron today for fireplace inserts and more!

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Choosing Your Fireplace Options

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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Imagine this scenario: it’s a chilly fall night and you’re snuggled up under your favorite blanket with a mug of hot chocolate or cider, sitting in front of a crackling fire with your family watching your favorite movie or playing your favorite board game. Fast forward and it’s holiday time—snow is gently falling outside (or let’s be real, rain is falling outside) and your family is gathered around the fireplace unwrapping gifts and reminiscing on happy memories.

This is the sort of warmth and quality family-time that the folks here at Barron value, and for nearly 50 years, we’ve been providing this sort of comfort for families all throughout Northwest Washington. Firelight by Barron is proud to offer beautifully crafted stoves, fireplaces, and fireplace inserts in Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Marysville, WA and beyond. Plus, we customize options made specially for you. Unsure of how to take the first step? Visit one of our two showrooms in Ferndale or Burlington to explore endless fireplace options from America’s best-known brands. In the meantime, read on for some fireplace tips!

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