Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC Blog: Archive for March, 2016

Why Should You Upgrade to a Low-Flow Toilet?

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

When it comes to updating your bathroom or upgrading your plumbing, naturally you want to know how to save money, and how best to conserve water. There has been much advancement in plumbing technologies that have allowed us to use less water while still enjoying the same great performance we always have from our plumbing systems. One of these technologies is a low-flow toilet. Low-flow toilets use significantly less water than standard full-flush toilets: 1.6 gallons water per flush versus 3.5 gallons of traditional toilets. Continue reading below to learn more benefits of using a low-flow toilet.

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3 Reasons to Schedule Aeroseal Duct Sealing

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Not many homeowners give their ductwork much thought. But if you have leaky ducts, you have a problem. About half of your utility costs are spent on heating and air conditioning each year. With that in mind, wouldn’t you want to ensure your system is working as efficiently as it should?

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A Major Power Outage Can Cost You: Schedule Whole-House Generator Installation Today

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

A power outage is no laughing matter when it means going many hours or even several days without any access to the appliances and systems you rely on each and every day. A power outage could be fun for some families for an hour or two while family members take turns telling scary stories by candlelight or playing a game of charades. But in most households, there are systems that are tough to get by without, especially in extreme temperatures.

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Don’t Wait for Long to Replace Your Heating System

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Your reliable old heater is finally on its last legs. Maybe this is obvious from its old age and its reduced performance and efficiency, or maybe this is something that a technician has told you. If it’s getting to the point that there are noticeably reduced temperatures in your home, and a repair simply won’t help to solve the problem effectively, a replacement is in order ASAP. And while you might be tempted to wait until it breaks down before scheduling replacement, this is not the best way to go about it.

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Maintaining Your Sump Pump for the Spring

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Spring cleaning time has arrived, which means it’s time to take a look at all of the parts of your home you’ve let go all year. That crowded closet, a corner of your garage, and your basement floor could all use a little bit of attention, but there’s one part of your home you may want to give some extra focus.

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Is a Ductless Split System the Right Choice for Your Home?

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Heating and air conditioning installation is made so much easier with the widespread installation of ducts and vents in homebuilding today. But if you have an older home that never had air ducts installed in the first place, it may be a little more difficult to keep the entire home comfortable. You may be able to get a boiler for heating, but many people turn to window AC units or portable air conditioners for the hot summers.

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Keeping the Air Clean When Allergy Season Hits

Monday, March 7th, 2016

The changing of the seasons brings a lot of beauty with it, but it might be hard for you to notice when your seasonal allergies are all that you have on your mind. If you’ve got a conventional forced-air AC system and/or furnace, it can be easier to keep the air clean with the help of these systems.

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Can You Fix the Garbage Disposal on Your Own?

Monday, March 7th, 2016

A garbage disposal seems like such a small part of your kitchen, until it is no longer working. When your garbage disposal cannot grind up your food, you’re left with kitchen sink clogs and way more work every time you want to cook a meal or just rinse off a dirty dish. You want the issue fixed quickly, but can you just fix it by yourself?

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The Power of Aeroseal: Sealing Your Ducts without Hassle

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Basnett Plumbing & Heating is proud to be the only company in the Metrowest Boston area offering Aeroseal duct sealing services for people with leaky ductwork. Aeroseal is a different kind of duct sealing, one that uses a highly effective sealing process that doesn’t have the same level of human error as typical processes that involve crawling around to locate leaks.

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