Submitted by Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing

A fine wine, your favorite jeans, a drop-top Chevy…so many things get better with age. Unfortunately, your furnace isn’t one of them. From inefficiencies to unexpected repairs, if your HVAC system is more than 10 years old, it’s likely costing you money.

The efficiency of your furnace is measured by Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, or AFUE. While it doesn’t account for energy loss due to duct work, improper or dirty filters, or other common HVAC challenges, AFUE rates the performance of the heating and cooling equipment itself. If your furnace has an AFUE of 90%, for example, that means that 90% of the energy derived from fuel (that you’re paying for!) is converted to heat for your home. Older, lower-efficiency systems can see AFUEs as low as 56%—proving how your dated unit can be hurting more than just your “cool” factor (energy.gov).

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Safety can also be a concern with older equipment. Like all fuel-powered systems, furnaces that are not well maintained run the risk of becoming a fire hazard or leaking fumes into your home—malfunctions that could be disastrous for you and your family. And while this impresses the importance of routine maintenance for all ages of equipment, it’s also a reminder that your neglected unit might need more than just a pat on the back for working so hard all these years.

But while there’s no shame in being classic, hanging onto your “stuck in the past” equipment may finally be paying off. Now through February 28, we’re rolling out a Pay Back Program at Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing. Whether you’re housing a dinosaur in the garage that somehow keeps chugging along, or if you’ve just been dreaming of a more efficient unit for your home, Barron is offering up to $1,500 in savings when you upgrade to a new, high-efficiency furnace. This offer combined with incentives and rebates makes for an ideal time to invest in your home.

But we’re not stopping there. We’re going on a furnace hunt…for the OLDEST unit in our community! An avocado green beauty from 1973…a well-loved relic from the 80s…these wonders may be obsolete, but have certainly caught the attention (and fascination!) of our techs in recent homes. Our team has seen it all, but we can’t wait to hear from you! Barron is giving away FREE AIR CONDITIONING to the owner of the oldest operating furnace we can find (whether you’re a Barron customer or not!). And another lucky customer will win FREE AC just for participating in the Pay Back Program—all furnace purchases until the end of February will be automatically entered.

Sound great?! We sure think so. With up to $1,500 in savings, Barron’s Pay Back Program makes now the perfect time to replace your old equipment and enjoy the modern comfort and energy savings of 2023. And with TWO WINNERS of free air conditioning, including the proud owner of the oldest furnace, we couldn’t be more excited to kick off our pre-season of air conditioning to prep for the seasons ahead. Visit barronheating.com for full details and give us a call today! We can’t wait to transform your home. As your Pacific Northwest home and building performance experts since 1972, we stand by Our Mission: Improving Lives™.

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