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

Should You Be Doing More to Maintain Your Air Conditioner?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

You haven’t needed to turn on your air conditioner for quite a while. But now that spring has come, it’s time to start thinking about the quality of your system. Since the last cooling season, it’s been largely neglected. Cold weather, dust, debris and snow might have taken its toll on the outside unit of your AC system, and even the inside could have portions in need of adjusting.

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Upgrading Your Air Filter for Springtime

Monday, April 25th, 2016

One of the most important things you can do for your air conditioner is to change the air filter every month (or, at the most, every three months). However, in the springtime, that typical air filter that comes with most air conditioners and heaters might not be enough. Your allergies are worst around this time, and the standard air filter wasn’t necessarily designed for allergy relief, but to protect the AC and heating systems from incoming debris.

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Cooling Maintenance Can Help You to Save Big

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

A new air conditioner costs money; there’s no way around it. And eventually, your air conditioner will break down. You want to delay these replacement costs as long as possible, and wouldn’t it be nice if you could lower your monthly bills as well?

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A Guide to Upgrading Your Water Heater

Monday, April 18th, 2016

When a water heater stops performing as efficiently as it once did, you might start to assume that you’ll soon need to replace it. Sometimes, this is the only way to get hot water flowing through your faucets. However, oftentimes, you don’t actually need to replace the water heater. It turns out that many homeowners just need to make a few smaller upgrades to the water heater to prevent it from requiring replacement for longer. Take a look at what you can do!

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Test Your Sump Pump before You Have to Use It

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

If you have a sump pump in place in your home, there’s a very good reason for it. A sump pump keeps your basement from flooding, reducing water damage and stress. Sump pumps are fairly durable, but yours might have gone without use for much of the winter. So how can you be sure that yours is working properly?

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The Importance of Air Filter Replacement

Monday, April 11th, 2016

One of the things we stress to homeowners time and time again is how important it is to change the air filter in the heating and air conditioning system about once a month. Now that it’s springtime, there are lots of allergens in the air, and it’s more important than ever if you’re concerned about your health. And while this is certainly good motivation to change your filter, it is by no means the only reason to complete this important monthly task.

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How Will UV Germicidal Lights Help Me?

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Indoor air quality problems are nothing new. Unfortunately though, many homeowners mistakenly assume that the air filter which came standard with their HVAC system is enough to protect their homes and their health. On the contrary, that air filter was actually designed to protect the inside components of your HVAC system from dust, contaminants and other debris. That being said, you have many options when it comes to improving your indoor air quality. One of these options is UV germicidal lights. Keep reading to learn more about what this is and how it works.

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Does My Sump Pump Need Repair or Replacement?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

You probably don’t think about it much, but your sump pump is one of the most important plumbing appliances in your home. The main function of a properly functioning sump pump is to keep your basement from flooding, something that all homeowners can agree is essential!

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