Barron Heating & Air Conditioning recently appointed Michael Takemura to manage its division responsible for providing indoor air quality solutions and energy efficiency in homes and businesses.
As Building Performance Manager, Takemura leads the Home & Building Performance Division team of licensed engineers who analyze air quality and energy efficiency to help develop custom solutions for each home and commercial building.
“Home and building performance is so exciting to me because it really gets to the root of the customer’s discomfort,” Takemura said. “It’s a method backed by scientific data that shows customers how they can improve their comfort, health and indoor air quality while saving money in the process.”
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, most commercial duct systems leak 20 percent over recommended levels. “That means more than 20 percent of the air that you are paying to heat or cool is leaking out to areas it is not intended,” Takemura said.
Takemura is a Certified Air Duct Cleaning Specialist and Building Analyst after completing requirements of both the National Air Duct Cleaners Association and the Building Performance Institute.
The comfort and health of family members and employees are becoming top priorities for many home and business owners, according to John Barron, owner of Barron Heating.
“More often than not, just replacing the furnace or heat pump won’t solve common challenges such as hot or cold rooms, excessive dust and high utility bills,” Barron said.
Barron Heating has become one of Northwest Washington’s largest and most respected providers of home comfort products and services with locations in Burlington, Ferndale and Marysville. Approximately 125 employees serve customers in five counties: Skagit, Whatcom, Island, San Juan and Snohomish.