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

How Zone Control Can Help Your Heating

Monday, November 30th, 2015

So far, our heating season has started off quietly, but it has definitely started. Being New Englanders, we know the worst is yet to come. If you have been looking for a way to better heat your home without needing to upgrade your heating system or making a major change, we have a solution worth considering: a zone control system. Not only will a zone control system reduce the “battle over the thermostat,” it will add other benefits to both your home and heating system that make it worth your consideration.

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Why Is a Cracked Heat Exchanger a Problem?

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Inside your gas or propane furnace is a very important component known as the heat exchanger. This component allows the hot air to generate safely because it separates the toxic combustion gases and vapors and expels them directly to the outside via your furnace’s flue. But like all components in a furnace, heat exchangers can age and wear, and they’ll display age and wear by cracking. This can be a very serious issue and requires the assistance of a trained expert to replace your heat exchanger.

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Why Over-the-Counter Chemical Drain Cleaners Are Not Good

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

If you are hosting any of the holidays this year, your kitchen is going to get a workout, especially your sink and, if you have it, garbage disposal. If you find that your sinks are slow after the deluge of food and liquids being poured down them, don’t reach for the over-the-counter chemical bottle to help. Instead, call the plumbing pros at Basnett Plumbing & Heating to help clean your drains the right way.

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Replace Your Aging Hot Water Heater before Winter Hits

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

No one likes to turn on their shower only to find cold water, but in the middle of a cold New England winter, this scenario is made far worse simply from the outside weather. If you have known for some time that your hot water heater has reached retirement age, do yourself and your family a favor and replace it before it up and quits on you for good. The experts from Basnett Plumbing & Heating can review your options with you and help you choose the right replacement water heater for your home in Harvard, MA.

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Your Two Choices for Furnaces

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Furnaces are used in approximately 60% of households in the U.S., making them the top heating system of choice. But within that choice are two options: gas (or propane) or electric. If you are getting ready to install a new or replacement furnace, you’ll want to see how both types size up, as you may find that one is a better fit than the other for your home in Maynard, MA. The experts from Basnett Plumbing & Heating can help you with your decision – just give us a call!

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Faulty Ductwork? Ask Us about Aeroseal!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Did you know that faulty ductwork can comprise 30% of your home’s total air loss? That means just your duct system can be responsible for a third of all the air loss in your home – a very significant amount. As we head into winter, now is the perfect time to have your ducts professionally sealed with our Aeroseal services! The pros from Basnett Plumbing & Heating have seen some customers increase their energy efficiency up to 40% with this service, and we want to help you, too. First, let’s take a look at how Aeroseal works.

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Why You Still Need a Good Air Cleaner During the Winter Months

Monday, November 9th, 2015

There’s a chill in the air and we have unofficially begun the holiday season with the recent passing of Halloween. You have likely shut all the windows in your home and removed the screen doors to keep out the chill and the coming cold air. But as we button up our homes, we also button in dust and dirt that will become a part of our indoor air streams – unless you have a good air cleaner to capture these particles and permanently remove them from your indoor air. Why consider using an air cleaner like an air filter or air purifier? Here are two good reasons our experts have seen.

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Common Garbage Disposal Repairs

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Garbage disposals can be incredibly useful when working, but when they malfunction they can seem like little boulders sitting in the middle of your kitchen sink drain. It can be very tempting to see what’s happening with the device yourself, but unless you know exactly what you are doing, this is never recommended. These devices have incredibly sharp blades and very powerful motors, making them formidable opponents. Instead, let the plumbing experts from Basnett Plumbing & Heating repair your garbage disposal in Concord, MA.

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Why It’s Important to Hire Professionals for Plumbing Services

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

If there’s one part of homeownership that seems to be a target for DIY work, it’s plumbing. We don’t know if this is because plumbing looks like it is easier to manage or seems more accessible, but we can tell you without hesitation that plumbing work is not easier than working on other systems in your home, and in fact, it is quite complicated. Unless you are a trained expert, you should always hire an expert for all of your plumbing needs in Harvard, MA. The pros from Basnett Plumbing & Heating are available around the clock, so when you have a plumbing issue, just give us a call! Here are some of the reasons why hiring an expert is important:

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