No Heat: Is My Thermostat Broken?

December 5th, 2016

At Basnett Plumbing & Heating, our technicians are always happy to help. That said, many people wait until the last minute to ask for help, which could result in going without heat for longer and paying more for the repair overall.

Don’t assume it’s a simple fix. If you notice problems with your heating system, call a technician ASAP! Contrary to popular belief, the problem probably has nothing to do with your home’s thermostat. While it’s a possibility, it’s one that’s easy to rule out, and it’s better to have a professional technician diagnose the problem.

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Cold and Snow

November 28th, 2016

Are you ready for another cold winter? It’s easy to let some routine maintenance tasks for your home fall by the wayside. But that means there’s a higher chance you’ll have to deal with a heating system breakdown when you really need it, or a major leak within your home.

Prepare your house for the cold and snow with our 6 tips, and feel confident that your home is safe and efficient this winter.

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

November 21st, 2016

Something you don’t want to encounter when winter comes is a frozen pipe. Water expands when it freezes, so you’ll have bigger problems to face than a stoppage of water moving into your home.

Burst pipes due to expanding plumbing in the winter are all too common. We want to help you prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting, so take a look at our expert advice and call our team to learn more!

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3 Surprising Things that Lower Your Indoor Air Quality

November 14th, 2016

When you have someone in the family with allergies or asthma, you’ll do whatever you can to make sure they are healthy. But that’s not always easy when contaminants in the air are causing the trouble. It’s certainly difficult to control indoor air pollutants. But you might be surprised to learn that correcting these common issues can help.

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Cold and Flu Viruses Are No Match for a UV Air Purifier

November 7th, 2016

Cold and flu season is here, and that means you start to do everything you can to keep your family healthy. From stocking up on medicine to insisting that everyone gets plenty of vitamin C, you’re doing everything you can, but it won’t stop the germs from spreading around.

In your own home, however, there may be something you can do. Adding a UV air purifier to your HVAC (heating and air conditioning) system can do a lot for your home and family for years to come.

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Your Home’s Air Filter: Does It Really Help with Indoor Air Quality?

October 31st, 2016

A furnace uses a blower fan to suck in air from around your home and then move this air past a heat exchanger before it enters your home. As it sucks in air, the blower fan could also bring in large particles that would damage the furnace. That’s why you have an air filter.

You probably know that there is an air filter in the furnace that you are supposed to change every month or so. And we hope you do—neglecting to change the filter can cause clogs that restrict airflow, overworking your furnace, reducing efficiency, and eventually leading to repair issues.

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What Makes Professional Water Heater Maintenance So Important?

October 26th, 2016

You may use the hot water heater a little bit more in the winter, but for the most part, it will be active throughout the year. Your water heater plays an important role in your home comfort, which is why we recommend that you make sure any water heater in your home gets the service it needs to run smoothly every year–twice a year.

But what makes this biannual maintenance task so important? And why worry about your water heater when it appears to be working just fine? A lot can threaten your water heater over the course of six months, and we just want to help homeowners make sure their homes are as safe and efficient as possible.

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This Service Improves Your Heating System for Years to Come

October 26th, 2016

How long have the ducts in your home been in place? 10 years? Or several decades? How can you be sure the ductwork that provides airflow throughout your home is really in good shape?

It turns out that most air ducts are not working as well as they should. If nobody has checked on your ductwork in well over a decade, there is a good chance of air leakage that can interfere with a heating system’s ability to distribute air properly throughout the home.

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Schedule Heating Maintenance for Safety and Efficiency

October 19th, 2016

There are two main concerns homeowners often have as the weather starts to cool down and they realize they need to turn on their heating systems. The first concern is that it’s difficult to know whether or not a heating system is working safely. And secondly, is it possible to save money on heating this year?

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How Long Will My Tankless Water Heater Last?

October 17th, 2016

The answer to this question is actually more complicated than it may seem. We’ll start by telling you that a tankless water heater in good condition can last over 20 years. However, this does not mean that your water heater will not need service before then.

You cannot expect a water heater to run smoothly for decades without proper maintenance. Learn more about how to maximize the life expectancy of your water heater here, and get in touch with our team for more information.

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