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

How Can An Energy Recovery Ventilation Help My Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Many of today’s homes have become very air-tight, which is great for energy efficiency but not so good for healthy ventilation. Finding ways to properly ventilate your home when you have a forced-air system can be challenging, but not when you use an energy recovery ventilator (ERV). Not only does an ERV provide good, healthy ventilation for your home, it also helps your air conditioning system. However, gaining any benefits from any upgrade to your air conditioning system is highly dependent on professional installation and service, and that’s where the Basnett Plumbing & Heating experts can help. We’ve been helping customers add upgrades to their AC systems since 1989, and we can help you, too. Call us today, and see what an ERV can do for your home in Littleton, MA.

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Why Consider a High Velocity System for Cooling?

Monday, May 25th, 2015

It wasn’t too long ago that you could only consider whole-home air conditioning if you had ductwork in your house. Thankfully, this isn’t the case anymore. However, with so many AC system choices on the market, it can be hard to know which type of system is best for you. Today we’re going to talk about high velocity systems, and why one may be a good choice for your home in Littleton, MA.

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Air Cleaners: What Types Are There for My Home?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Spring is more than welcome this year after the winter we had in New England, but for many, spring is the bearer of other tidings: allergy season. One of the great benefits of having a forced air system is that you can add upgrades that can help with other aspects of your home, including improving the indoor air quality. Whether you have allergy sufferers in your home, or simply want the peace of mind knowing that your home has fresh, filtered air, the IAQ experts at Basnett Plumbing & Heating are here to help. Today we’re going to focus on air cleaners and what they can do for your home in Littleton, MA, and the surrounding areas, but we can help you with all of your indoor air quality needs. Just call us today and schedule an appointment!

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Join Us for the Bare Hill Triathlon in Harvard, MA on June 28, 2015

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Each year the Harvard Lions Club organizes the Bare Hill Triathlon in Harvard, MA at the end of June. Competitors from all over the state and beyond compete in a ½ mile swim in Bare Hill Pond, followed by a scenic 10.5 mile bike ride and a 3.2 mile run  through the Nashua River Valley. Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC has had the pleasure of being a sponsor of the triathlon since its inception. We love contributing to the local community and can’t thank past and future participants enough. It’s a lovely event and each year we are proud to be a part of it. Come on down and support the local community as a competitor, a volunteer or as a spectator! Good luck to all who contribute and thank you to the Harvard Lions Club for their partnership in this event. See you all at the end of June!

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Sneezing Yet? It May Be Time to Consider Upgrading Your HVAC’s Air Filter

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Spring is more than welcome this year after our endless barrage of snow this winter, but all that precipitation is creating one heck of an allergy season. If you have a forced air system in your home, one of the great benefits is that you can upgrade the standard air filter that comes in the system to an air filter that will help improve your indoor air quality and provide relief for the allergy sufferers in your home. However, you need to understand what level air filter you should have in Littleton, MA, before purchasing one, and this is where the indoor air quality experts at Basnett Plumbing & Heating can help.

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How Can a Heat Pump Cool My House?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

It is natural to have some suspicion that a system with the first word of “heat” can also cool your home, but a heat pump system can indeed cool your home in Littleton, MA, and do it well. As with any major home system, the key to good performance is to start with correct installation, and then make sure your system is serviced by specialists with the training and experience to handle it. At Basnett Plumbing & Heating, our cooling experts handle a wide range of cooling systems, including heat pumps, so call us for assistance.

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Common Signs of Trouble with Your Air Conditioner

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

New England summers are as brutal as they come, and residents of Littleton, MA are already gearing up for high temperatures and stifling humidity. A good air conditioning system is vital to staying cool and comfortable during the hot summer months, which means it behooves you to ensure that it’s functioning properly now, while you have time to make repairs at a civilized pace. But how can you tell if your air conditioner needs help? Besides the obvious – failing to turn on when you activate it, for example – here are a few common signs there is trouble with your air conditioner:

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3 Ways to Lower Cooling Costs This Summer

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Like the rest of New England, Littleton, MA suffers from high heat and humidity every summer. A good air conditioner can be your best friend when the mercury starts to rise, but a cool, comfortable household often comes with a nasty sting: higher monthly energy bills. To a certain extent, there’s nothing you can do about higher bills, but with a little care and foresight, you might be able to cut them down. Besides the obvious methods of raising your thermostat and dressing in lightweight clothes, here are 3 ways to save on cooling costs this summer.

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