Families can be recommended through July

WHATCOM — While you may be feeling the heat this summer, Barron Heating & Air Conditioning knows some will be needing warmth next winter.

The company’s annual Christmas in July giving event is focused on helping others, said owner John Barron. Barron Heating is seeking recommendations through July 31 for families in need in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Snohomish counties. Three families will be chosen to receive a single-zone Daikin Ductless Heat Pump installed at their home. 

Also, $100 will be donated to a “furnace fund” from the sale of each Daikin comfort system purchased by Aug. 31, making it possible for another three families to be given a new furnace later this year.

The value of the heat pumps and furnaces with installation is estimated at more than $25,000. 

“We know there are good families in our communities who are facing difficult challenges,” said Barron. “A ductless heat pump delivers energy efficient heating and cooling, providing year-round comfort to a family that otherwise may not have heat this winter.”

The ductless heat pumps will dramatically cut energy costs for the families receiving them. The average monthly cost of using a ductless heat pump in an average-sized home is about one-fourth the cost of using an electric or oil furnace and about one-fifth the cost of electric baseboard heating.

Recommendations  of families may be made at www.barronheating.com/christmasinjuly/ or any of the three Barron Heating locations.

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 showrooms. 

At 5100 Pacific Highway east 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 www.barronheating.com.