Barron Heating and Air Conditioning, founded by Dan and Vivian Barron in 1972, is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 10, at both its Ferndale and Mount Vernon locations.
Now owned by John Barron and Bill Pinkey, Barron Heating will be offering free hot dogs, beverages and prize drawings from noon to 4 p.m.
Barron Heating initially served the new residential construction market in Bellingham and Sudden Valley. Since then, it has become one of the region’s largest and most respected providers of home comfort products and services. More than 80 employees serve customers in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan and north Snohomish counties.
Barron Heating offers a wide range of heating and air conditioning products and services, including in-floor radiant and ductless heat pump systems. It also features a large selection of gas, wood and pellet stoves and fireplaces, as well as hot tubs, at their showroom locations in Ferndale and Mount Vernon.
The company has recently added home and duct performance testing and contracting to its list of services that can greatly improve energy efficiency, comfort and indoor air quality for its customers.
“A new furnace or other piece of heating equipment is just one aspect of energy efficiency and comfort,” Barron said, in a press release. “We now have the diagnostic equipment and certified training to test an entire home, pinpoint where leakage occurs and fix problems in duct systems, crawl spaces and attics. A hole of just one square inch in a duct system causes the energy loss of a 30-square- inch hole elsewhere in a house. We’re finding the typical duct system experiences a 33 percent energy loss due to leakage.”
Barron Heating moved its Whatcom County location in 2009 from Bellingham to Ferndale’s Pacific Industrial Park at 5100 Pacific Highway, along the east side of Interstate 5 between West Smith and Slater roads.
The business’ hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
For more information, call 888-796-4959.
The Mount Vernon store is at 3302 Cedardale Road. For more information, call 888-906-7959.
This article was revised on Oct. 27, 2012. The original headline misspelled the business’ name.