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

HVAC Maintenance: Snow and Record Lows, Now What?

Thursday, February 1st, 2024

It’s been extremely cold over the past month, and it seems like we’re finally making our way out of the cold spell. While chilly temperatures are still on the horizon, we can at least look to the future and start planning for spring.

But many of us just can’t forget about those single-digit temperatures that we just experienced, and we’d like to do something about it. What can you do if your heating system is already working as intended? Well, you can invest in HVAC maintenance to ensure that you’re prepared for the next record temperature that hits our area in both summer and winter.

Today, we’re going to talk about how HVAC maintenance can be an essential tool and how it’s going to help with the frigid temperatures this year and the next.

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It’s Official: Now Serving South Whidbey Island

Monday, January 15th, 2024

We’re happy to announce that we’re back in South Whidbey and ready to deliver home services. If you contacted us in the past few years and heard we were at capacity and couldn’t book new services, you’d be right–let’s explain what happened.

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How SEER2 Just Made Your Home More Energy Efficient

Monday, 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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What to Know about Current Home Services Supply Change Challenges

Monday, September 6th, 2021

The last 18 months have been challenging for everyone. The Home Performance Experts at Barron have worked diligently to ensure that our customers throughout Northwest Washington continue to receive top-notch home services—especially during a time where we are spending more time indoors than ever before.

As the pandemic continues to bring upon new challenges, the home services industry is dealing with an equipment shortage and an increase in demand for HVAC services. This raises a couple of questions from homeowners:

  • When is the best time to have equipment installed?
  • When should you have maintenance done?

Please know that Barron has been working diligently so that equipment shortages and inventory issues will not have a major impact on your home’s comfort, especially for essential services like heating, water heating, and power solutions equipment.

Nevertheless, the current situation has impacted most brands across the country. This is not a permanent situation—eventually, the supply chain will return to normal. In the meantime, we expect to see continued challenges for 12-18 months and because of this Barron is working overtime to make sure we can supply you with the essential services your need as we head into the fall and winter season.

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