September 9th, 2019
No, it’s not.
But we can’t leave it there, nor do we want to. We care
about our customers and want them to have working air conditioning systems. When
ice starts to form along an AC’s evaporator coil (which it where it begins), it’s
a sign of distress. The AC needs a professional’s eye and may require extensive
repairs. If the problem at the root of the ice isn’t fixed, the air conditioner
will lose cooling capacity and may suffer from a complete breakdown.
Now that we’ve put an appropriate amount of fear into you, let’s
get into what this ice means and why it spells bad news for an air conditioning
August 26th, 2019
When you’re looking to a hire a new plumber, you’ll have numerous choices available. The internet makes it easier than ever to pull up a lengthy list of local plumbing contractors. But more choices rarely mean better choices. It isn’t simple finding a plumber who can deliver quality work, excellent customer service, and whom you can trust over all.
The best way to find out if you’ve found the right plumber is to take a proactive approach and ask questions. Don’t feel bashful about this! You aren’t being rude. Plumbers are professionals and should expect questions from potential customers. And they should be able to answer them honestly.
Below are questions to ask any plumber in Sudbury, MA whom you’re considering as your on-going permanent plumber.
August 12th, 2019
Any appliance or fixture in your house that doesn’t do what
it’s designed to do is a problem. And a toilet that won’t flush—that’s something
you want fixed as soon as possible!
There are several reasons why you may have a toilet that isn’t flushing when you press the lever or the top button. In some cases, the solution may be a simple one you can remedy on your own. Other times, you’ll need to call professionals for plumbing in Sudbury, MA to fix the issue. Below are some of the common causes of a non-flushing toilet and what you can do about them if anything.
July 29th, 2019
At Basnett, we take pride in staying current with the finest
in air conditioning and other home comfort technology. It’s an important part
of our job to make sure our customers can choose from the best in equipment to
keep their homes cooled through the summer weather.
When it comes to great technology in air conditioning in Acton, MA, high velocity systems are among the most advanced—and a Unico high velocity system may be the perfect new system you’ve been searching for!
July 15th, 2019
If you are a pet owner, you’ve probably read a good number
of online articles about how best to make your home safe for your furry and
feathered companions. Electrical safety is especially important, as well as
knowing what food items to keep out of reach.
But have you ever thought of your pets and your plumbing?
You may need to take a few precautions to keep your pets safe from possible
mishaps with the plumbing. It works the other way as well—your pets may
accidentally cause problems with pipes and drains!
Our plumbers have a few tips on ways to make your pets and
your plumbing get along better so they both stay in good health.
July 1st, 2019
We can finish this post in record time: you fix a slab leak
by calling a professional plumber. You cannot fix a slab leak if you aren’t a
trained plumber with the right equipment.
But we like to provide education to our customers about their plumbing in Acton, MA, since even a bit of knowledge can make a difference in knowing when it’s time to call a plumber and what sort of situation you have on your hands. And with that, let’s talk about …
June 17th, 2019
One of the most common troubles that can affect a central
air conditioning system is the refrigerant leak. Our technicians often answer
repair calls for air conditioners that aren’t working right and discover that the
fault comes from refrigerant leaking from the system. The big problem with
losing refrigerant is that an air conditioning system is designed to operate at
a specific amount of refrigerant (known as its charge). If it declines, the air
conditioner will lose cooling power and eventually the compressor will suffer
from permanent damage.
Why do these leaks start in the first place? Are there any
steps you can take to prevent this?
June 3rd, 2019
The pipes in any home are subject to wear and aging, same as
everything else. However, since the pipes in a home are (for the most part) hidden
from people’s eyes, it’s easy to ignore them and passively imagine they’ll last
forever. Maybe a few repairs here and there, but otherwise the pipes are solid
and don’t need to be upgraded.
But this isn’t the truth. Not at all. In fact, if you live in a home built earlier than 1970, or possibly even later, you probably need to have some amount of the pipes replaced with new material. Our team of experts, who are experienced with plumbing in Westford, MA and throughout the MetroWest, can give you a rundown on the condition of your pipes and what work needs to be done to upgrade the plumbing.
May 20th, 2019
Installing a new central air conditioning system into a
house is a more complex process than many people realize. It isn’t as simple as
picking a unit that fits inside the HVAC cabinet and sliding it into place. One
of the most important decisions in an AC installation is choosing how powerful
a unit the house needs for comfort.
An HVAC contractor in Harvard, MA knows how powerful an air conditioner to install through a process called “sizing.” It isn’t about the physical size of the air conditioner, but how much cooling in BTUs (British Thermal Units) it must put out in order to supply the household with sufficient cooling.
May 6th, 2019
Almost any home can improve its water use to lower monthly
bills and benefit the environment. You’ve probably seen lists of tips for
lowering how much water your household consumes: shorter showers, turning off
the faucet while brushing, only running the dishwasher on a full load, restricting
watering the lawn, etc. These are all helpful ways to reduce water use.
But a plumber in Acton, MA can provide you excellent water-conserving solutions as well. Your household plumbing may be wasting water in ways you never considered, and a professional plumber can take care of jobs that will help you save water every day. Below are some of the services our plumbers offer that can make changes in your water bills: