Air Conditioning Maintenance: It’s Never Too Late to Schedule It

July 1st, 2015

Summer is here, and we are guessing that you’ve already turned on your air conditioning system at least once. While we have thankfully not had the summer humidity set in, it’s coming. Is your air conditioner ready for it? If you noticed that your AC was a little sluggish at start-up this year, or isn’t providing the level of cool air you expect, we have a solution: schedule a maintenance appointment, especially if you’ve missed it so far this year.

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What Are Some Common Repair Problems That Can Develop with Heat Pumps?

June 29th, 2015

Heat pumps are pretty ingenious systems, but because they provide both heating and cooling for your home, they also accrue twice the amount of wear and tear of a separate cooling or heating system. This means that your heat pump may be more prone to malfunction. With the Basnett Plumbing & Heating experts on your side for all of your heat pumps needs, you won’t need to worry about having repairs properly handled.

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What Does the SEER Rating Have to Do with My AC?

June 22nd, 2015

Most mechanical systems have a way to gauge or rate how it performs. Cars have miles per gallon (mpg) and furnaces have British thermal units (BTUs). Air conditioners have SEER – seasonal energy efficiency ratio.

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Are You Still Using a Slide or Dial Thermostat? It’s Time to Consider an Upgrade

June 22nd, 2015

Thermostats seem like a pretty innocuous components, but the truth is, they hold a great deal of power. Why? Because they control when your HVAC system turns on and off. If you are like most people, you work 5 days a week, spending at least 40 hours outside your home. Is it worthwhile cooling or heating a home that isn’t occupied?

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Sump Pump vs. Ejector Pump: What’s the Difference?

June 15th, 2015

They look pretty much the same and usually reside next to each, but they have very different jobs. What are we talking about? The difference between your home’s sump pump and ejector pump. While all work done to either pump should only be handled by a trained expert, it’s important that, as the homeowner, you know which pump is which should a problem develop.

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Air Conditioning 101: How Does an Air Conditioner Cool?

June 15th, 2015

As we head into summer, you may have already experienced the cool air your whole home air conditioning system provides. Have you ever wondered: how does my AC actually cool my home? Even if you haven’t, we’re going to give you a simple explanation here.

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Gas Piping: Why It’s Important to Hire Professionals

June 11th, 2015

Natural gas is a versatile fuel for any home as it can power a number of major appliances and your heating system. But if you’ve never had natural gas in your home, you’ll need gas piping to bring the gas from the main line into your home safely.

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Zone Control: Your Solution for Customized Cooling

June 8th, 2015

The summer solstice is right around the corner, bringing with it the heat and humidity that gives us “dog days” here in Littleton, MA. A great way to find relief from the heat is to enjoy your whole home air conditioning, but this can be hard to do when no one can agree on a specific temperature.

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Tired of the Effects of High Humidity? Consider Installing a Whole Home Dehumidifier

June 1st, 2015

We can have bitterly cold winters and stifling hot summers here in Massachusetts, and we are no strangers to excessive humidity during the summer months. Too much humidity is bad for both you and your air conditioner, but there is a great way to remove it without having to manage separate room dehumidifiers: a whole home dehumidifier.

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Should I Replace My Tank Water Heater with a Tankless One?

June 1st, 2015

Most homeowners don’t give much thought to their hot water heater until it’s time to replace it. If you’ve determined that your hot water needs replacement, you may be surprised at just how many options you have. One option is a tankless system.

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