Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Bellingham’

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

Monday, October 17th, 2022
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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

Monday, October 3rd, 2022
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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

Monday, September 19th, 2022
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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

Monday, September 5th, 2022
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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

Monday, August 22nd, 2022
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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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Prep Your Home for Fall with the Silver Shield Membership

Monday, August 8th, 2022
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At Barron, our Home Performance Experts are consistently looking for the most effective ways to improve your home comfort, indoor air quality, and health–all while increasing energy efficiency. After all, our mission is “Improving Lives” and we take this pretty seriously! 

When our team members ask you if your home is performing at its best, we really want to know, and we want to share with you tips on how to make sure this is the case, through our WholeHome™ approach. This is the integral part of our Silver Shield Membership–a membership that includes performance maintenance for all your home systems, priority service, and an exclusive new customer portal where you can easily request a service appointment while viewing your balance and service history. 

Read on to learn more about how you can prep your home for fall with the Silver Shield Membership. 

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All About Electric Vehicle Charging Stations!

Monday, July 25th, 2022
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More and more homeowners are electrifying their households these days, but that’s not the only way people are embracing electrical power. Electric vehicles have grown in popularity throughout the country recently, and our area is no different. 

Of course, a vital part of owning an electric vehicle is having an easily accessible Electric Vehicle Charging Station also called an EV Charger. Sure, you can get a basic charging package with your vehicle that plugs into a standard wall outlet, but this is a slow and inefficient way to charge your vehicle. 

You need only turn to Barron Electrical for a better option–a residential Electric Vehicle Charging Station. 

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Join Us for Christmas in July!

Friday, July 1st, 2022
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This July, we’re donating a Single-Zone Daikin Ductless Heat Pump to two families that live in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island, or San Juan County.

And here’s why, a ductless heat pump delivers energy-efficient heating AND cooling, providing year-round comfort to a family that may not have heat this winter. Read on to learn more!

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“Do I Need a WholeHome™ Generator?”

Monday, June 13th, 2022
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A common question Northwest Washington residents ask themselves is if something like a whole-house generator is necessary for the comfort and safety of their home. The short answer to that question is that if you would like the assurance that your home will continue to have HVAC service, lighting, refrigeration, and even water when the power goes out, then yes, a WholeHome™ generator installation from Barron Electrical is worth your consideration. 

Our Generac and Honeywell WholeHome™ generators far surpass what a portable generator can do. While a portable system can handle one or two appliances at a time, a WholeHome™ system will keep your entire household in operation. Additionally, the WholeHome™ option is safer than a portable system that relies on propane or oil to operate. 

Ask us too about the Silver Shield Electrical Preferred Membership with Barron. With this membership, you’ll receive a WholeHome™ electrical safety inspection that includes checking on all the electrical components in your home to identify common problems such as degraded wiring, oversized fuses and breakers, and much more–all at a $295 value! This also includes comprehensive performance maintenance–an annual multi-point precision tune-up on your solar power inverter, battery system, or Barron-installed Generac or Honeywell generator!

Read on to learn more about the benefits of a WholeHome™ generator then give us a call when you’re ready to schedule installation.

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Going to Sell Your Home? Consider This Upgrade First

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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With more and more homeowners in Bellingham and beyond making the investment, “solar energy” has become quite the buzzword in recent years. There is a good reason for this! Solar panels help homeowners reduce their energy usage as well as costs. 

In case you’re wondering if solar is “worth it” for customers who live in the Pacific Northwest–where we don’t get a whole lot of sunny days compared to our neighbors who are further south–the answer is yes, solar energy is actually a great choice. 

Part of why this is true is due to the increase in home value that solar installations bring. Read on to learn more! 

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