Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC Blog: Archive for April, 2015

What to Look for in a New Air Conditioning System

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Here in New England, we’re all breathing a sigh of relief now that the winter snowstorms have finally left us behind. But that also means that summer is just around the corner, with months of heat and humidity arriving with it. Prudent homeowners looking to replace an old or outdated air conditioning system may want to find a new unit before the heat starts to rise. But how can you make sure you get the most for your money? Here’s a few tips on what to look for in a new air conditioning system in Littleton, MA.

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Could My Air Conditioner Be Too Powerful?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

It sounds counter-intuitive: an air conditioning system that’s too powerful for your space? AC units with a lot of power can cool a space very quickly, which is exactly what Littleton, MA residents want when the summer heat index climbs. But often, that can constitute a serious problem, and because comparatively few people ask themselves “could my air conditioner be too powerful?” those problems tend to proliferate. Here’s a quick rundown on why bigger isn’t necessarily better.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Outdated Air Conditioner?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Summer heat may be far from everyone’s minds after the winter we’ve had in Massachusetts, but spring is here and the heat of the summer months is soon to follow. Is your air conditioner up to the task of keeping your home cool, or has it reached the end of the proverbial road? It can be hard to tell sometimes, especially if your air conditioner is still operating, but here are some indications that it may be time to replace your current air conditioner in Littleton, MA:

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Easy Steps for Maintaining Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Garbage disposals can be great tools for reducing your home’s food waste and keeping spoiling food out of your garbage, but if your disposal isn’t in good working condition, it may not give you the benefits you expect. There are some simple ways you can keep your garbage disposal in good working order, and our Basnett Plumbing & Heating technicians have taken some time to list these tips out for you:

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4 Reasons You Should Schedule Spring Maintenance for Your AC

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

After the winter we’ve had, the last thing you may be thinking about it is keeping things cool. But, summer will soon arrive, and we all know how hot it can get in our area. One of the best ways to make sure your air conditioner keeps you cool and comfortable throughout the summer season is to schedule spring maintenance. Not only does scheduling maintenance now get you ahead of summer repair calls, it gets your system ready to work. Not convinced yet? Take into consideration these 4 benefits that AC spring maintenance can offer you:

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What Is a Dip Tube?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Storage tank water heaters aren’t as mechanically complicated as other types of home systems, but there are a few key components that allow the water heater to provide your home with hot water. Knowing what these components are can help you better understand certain types of problems that may develop with your hot water heater. However, when it comes to repair for your water heater, call on the people you can count on: Basnett Plumbing & Heating. Our experts are available day or night, so if you are experiencing issues with your hot water heater in Littleton, MA, call us today!

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How to Get Zone Cooling in Your Home

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

It can be challenging to meet your entire home’s cooling needs with a single thermostat, particularly if you have a multi-story home or one with specialized architecture, such as floor-to-ceiling windows. One of the best ways to achieve the kind of cooling you want space-by-space is to consider the installation of zone cooling, also known as zone control. There are two ways to install zone cooling in your Littleton, MA, home: install a ductless system or install a zone control system into your ductwork.

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Signs You May Have a Slab Leak

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Massachusetts made the national headlines this year for our record snowfall, and now that spring is here, that snow is going to melt. With that much melting snow, flooding and ground saturation are going to be an issue, and if your home is on a slab, you may have concerns about the potential for a slab leak. Because slab leaks are within your home’s slab, it can be very difficult to detect one, but there are some signs you can take note of in case you have concerns:

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