Barron Heating Donates Furnace to Bellingham Grandmother

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November 12, 2019
A Bellingham woman taking care of her grandchildren is receiving a free furnace at their home from Barron Heating & Air Conditioning.
Carolyn M. was nominated during Barron Heating’s Christmas in July giving event. A Barron Heating technician saw that her furnace was unreliable and knew she didn’t have the funds to replace it. Barron Heating teamed up with Arrow Insulation for the job, cleaning and sealing the ducts and weatherizing the crawlspace, installing a new furnace and more.
“Like many grandparents now, Carolyn McDougal was sacrificing a lot to care for her grandchildren,” said John Barron, owner of Barron Heating. “Barron Heating’s mission is improving lives and that is exactly what we set out to do for these families in need.
“Carolyn’s situation touched the heart of one of our own technicians who really wanted to help out this kind woman. He knew she not only needed a new furnace but her home also had many other home performance challenges that needed attention, so our partner, Arrow Insulation, generously helped her.”
Barron Heating also donated a ductless heat pump, which provides energy-efficient heating and cooling, to a couple battling cancer in Sedro-Woolley and a new air-conditioning unit to an Everett family with a 4-year-old daughter facing a rare disease that makes breathing difficult in summer months.
Barron Heating is now seeking more recommendations through its Furnace Fund for families in need in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Snohomish counties. Three more families will be selected to receive a new furnace this winter. Family recommendations may be made at or any of the three Barron Heating locations.
The value of all the donated equipment with installation is estimated at more than $25,000.
Barron Heating has become one of Northwest Washington’s largest and most respected home performance experts with locations in Ferndale, Burlington and Marysville. Approximately 150 employees serve customers in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Snohomish counties.
Committed to “improving lives” through its Air Solutions Team and Certified Home Performance Experts, Barron Heating provides a wide range of heating, cooling, solar, electrical, plumbing and indoor air-quality products and services, as well as a large selection of stoves, fireplaces and hot tubs in its Firelight by Barron showrooms.
Barron Heating’s Ferndale location is at 5100 Pacific Highway, along the east side of Interstate 5 between West Smith and Slater roads. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (360) 676-1131 or visit