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

Your Home’s Air Filter: Does It Really Help with Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

A furnace uses a blower fan to suck in air from around your home and then move this air past a heat exchanger before it enters your home. As it sucks in air, the blower fan could also bring in large particles that would damage the furnace. That’s why you have an air filter.

You probably know that there is an air filter in the furnace that you are supposed to change every month or so. And we hope you do—neglecting to change the filter can cause clogs that restrict airflow, overworking your furnace, reducing efficiency, and eventually leading to repair issues.

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What Makes Professional Water Heater Maintenance So Important?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

You may use the hot water heater a little bit more in the winter, but for the most part, it will be active throughout the year. Your water heater plays an important role in your home comfort, which is why we recommend that you make sure any water heater in your home gets the service it needs to run smoothly every year–twice a year.

But what makes this biannual maintenance task so important? And why worry about your water heater when it appears to be working just fine? A lot can threaten your water heater over the course of six months, and we just want to help homeowners make sure their homes are as safe and efficient as possible.

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This Service Improves Your Heating System for Years to Come

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

How long have the ducts in your home been in place? 10 years? Or several decades? How can you be sure the ductwork that provides airflow throughout your home is really in good shape?

It turns out that most air ducts are not working as well as they should. If nobody has checked on your ductwork in well over a decade, there is a good chance of air leakage that can interfere with a heating system’s ability to distribute air properly throughout the home.

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Schedule Heating Maintenance for Safety and Efficiency

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

There are two main concerns homeowners often have as the weather starts to cool down and they realize they need to turn on their heating systems. The first concern is that it’s difficult to know whether or not a heating system is working safely. And secondly, is it possible to save money on heating this year?

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How Long Will My Tankless Water Heater Last?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The answer to this question is actually more complicated than it may seem. We’ll start by telling you that a tankless water heater in good condition can last over 20 years. However, this does not mean that your water heater will not need service before then.

You cannot expect a water heater to run smoothly for decades without proper maintenance. Learn more about how to maximize the life expectancy of your water heater here, and get in touch with our team for more information.

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Learn More about Money-Saving Ultimate Savings Agreements Here

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

If you’ve ever had to deal with a broken-down heater in the middle of winter, you know it’s something you don’t want to bother with again. As the weather starts to cool off, going without heat for any amount of time sounds unpleasant, and nearly unbearable.

You can prevent your AC from failing by scheduling annual maintenance visits for your heating system. And the easiest way to do this AND save money is by signing up for a maintenance program with a local heating and air conditioning contractor. Our Ultimate Savings Agreement can help you to save money, keep your heater around for longer, and avoid a costly and frustrating breakdown.

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Take Care of Leaky Ductwork Before It Gets Cooler

Monday, October 10th, 2016

You may not be able to tell if your air ducts are leaking just by the way your air conditioner or heater is working. But it turns out that leaky air ducts are such a common issue, that most air conditioning and heating systems suffer from some amount of leakage.

Holes and cracks in the ductwork can have a major impact on efficiency and HVAC system performance. Schedule duct services to have this problem taken care of, so that your heater works efficiently this season and to save money throughout the year.

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What You Should Know about Installing a New Water Heater

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Installing a water heater is no small task. It’s an investment that you want to feel confident about, which is why we want to help you get started with a little bit of information about selecting and installing a new water heater. For more information, contact local technicians and plumbers qualified to work on water heaters in your area.

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4 Tips for Replacing Your Heating Equipment

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

You need a new furnace or boiler, but where should you begin to look? Our quick guide gives you some information to get you started. Call our technicians to learn more, or contact qualified specialists in your service area.

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