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

Keep Those Ears Peeled: AC Sounds That Signal a Problem

Monday, June 3rd, 2024

Human beings have some remarkable ways of detecting when something is wrong. Our noses can smell things that have gone bad, our eyes can make out dangerous animals or weather in the distance, and our ears can pick up even the slightest changes in sound.

If any of our customers are musicians, they’ll agree with just how incredible the human ear can be at picking up tiny details. But while our ears might pay attention to the latest hit single that’s blasting through the car radio, they’re less likely to pick up on problems with the air conditioner.

We’re hoping to change that with this blog. Here is a list of five noises that can come from your cooling system which might signal the need to schedule air conditioning service in Bellingham.

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Cleaning Your AC Coils: Barron’s Best Practices

Monday, May 6th, 2024

We talk a lot about best practices that customers can take to improve the efficiency and condition of their air conditioning equipment. From changing your air filter to cleaning vents and adjusting thermostat settings, there’s a lot to consider. But one of the lesser-known things that customers might find helpful is the cleaning of AC coils.

Your air conditioner is comprised of an evaporator coil (the inside one) and a condenser coil (the outside one) which are both in charge of absorbing and dispersing heat. These coils need to be kept clean, otherwise you can come across some pretty bad situations. Dirty coils lead to bad efficiency, ice growing on them, and even uncomfortable indoor temperatures.

So, if you’re looking for how to clean AC coils in Bellingham, or would like to know Barron’s secret easy tip for getting this done perfectly every year, then keep reading!

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Everything You Need to Know About the PSE Heat Pump Rebate

Monday, April 15th, 2024

Rebates, tax credits, legislation… A lot is going on in the world of high-efficiency HVAC systems. Right when the Inflation Reduction Act passed Congress, heat pumps started flying off shelves and providing customers with a new and affordable way to keep their homes warm during the winter or cool during the summer.

But heat pumps in Bellingham can be expensive, and purchasing a whole new HVAC system for your home is never a light investment. So how do you take advantage of the programs available for you to achieve better comfort, efficiency, and savings?

That’s what we’re here to help you with. Utility companies like PSE in our area are starting to offer major heat pump rebates, alongside federal and state tax credits that can net you big rewards for upgrading your HVAC system. Keep reading to learn more.

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It’s Electric! Barron’s Clean Energy Sweepstakes

Monday, April 8th, 2024

Clean energy is sweeping the nation. From solar panels to EVs (electric vehicles) and their charging stations, it’s hard to miss the energy revolution that’s happening all around us. While it can be overwhelming, it’s exciting to see such incredible progress in such a short amount of time.

We’d like to join in on the fun! Introducing “It’s Electric!” Barron’s Clean Energy Sweepstakes where customers can participate to win a brand-new Mustang Mach E and associated charging station.

Sound too good to be true? Keep reading to learn more about why we’re offering this incredible promotion, and how you can maximize your chances of winning such a cool prize.

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Classic HVAC Tips for Pet Owners

Monday, March 25th, 2024

We love our furry friends! At this point, we likely have more customers with pets than ones without them. They’re our best friends, companions, and family members. That’s why it’s important that we consider them and their needs when we assess our home comfort.

Don’t worry our tips aren’t very complicated. These tips are easy, cheap, and good enough to make a serious improvement to your home comfort and your air quality.

If you’re concerned about comfort or your air quality in Bellingham, WA, then you’ll definitely want to keep reading to see what we have to offer. And don’t forget to call us for any services or system installations you might need!

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The Best Place for a New Mini Split Setup

Monday, March 11th, 2024

Mini split systems are not the same as conventional heating or cooling units. Those systems are not very aesthetically pleasing, specifically because they sit in your basement or crawlspace where you’re not going to interact with them. Conventional, centralized HVAC systems work behind the scenes and are not meant to be nearby.

However, a mini split heat pump is different. Ductless mini splits in Ferndale are more aesthetically appealing and also work independently of one another. You can have several set up in your home to maximize comfort and efficiency.

This means that more thought needs to go into the look and feel of your home if you’re planning on investing in one of these systems. Where might it fit best? Where is a good spot for it if your home is unconventional? That’s what we hope to explore in this blog post.

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The Barron Guide to MERV Filters

Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

You’ve probably heard the term “MERV” used before in a variety of contexts, from hospitals to schools. It’s a rating that can help customers understand how powerful or effective their filters are.

If you’ve been interested in air filtration technology or MERV filters in Bellingham, then you’ll want to understand what it means to ensure you’re not getting sold a product that doesn’t work. It can be pretty disappointing to spend money on an air filter, only to find out that the rating isn’t high enough to provide you with important filtration services that you were looking for.

Avoid situations like this and more by walking through MERV technology with us one piece at a time. Then, make sure you call our team for any air quality support you require or concerns you might have.

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Everything to Know About the Barron KARES Program

Thursday, February 15th, 2024

In this day and age, it’s not enough to be a standard HVAC company. Contractors can do great work, but communities can only thrive by having active community members who contribute to those who need help the most. Our business relies on community support just as much as our customers rely on us to do extraordinary work and show results.

So, one way we’re giving back is with the Barron KARES program. It’s a hands-on approach toward HVAC work rooted in empathy and good service. Each month, we’ll shine a spotlight on a specific charity or non-profit organization that is respected amongst our team and the community as a whole. We’ll provide a charitable donation, spread awareness, and work hard to give back.

Let’s talk about what this program means and why it’s so important to us.

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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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The Pay Back Program is Back and Bigger Than Ever

Monday, January 1st, 2024

Tired of getting hit with big energy bills? The Pay Back Program is designed to help you save big on every type of installation you can think of. Whether it’s your cooling system, water heater, or your fireplace, you can save big.

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