Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC Blog: Archive for January, 2018

Troubleshooting an Electric Furnace

Monday, January 29th, 2018

electrical-wiring-toolsWhile gas furnaces are the most common systems we see in this area, we’re not surprised to service the occasional electric furnace. Electric furnaces, after all, are inexpensive to install and can last for many years, even though electric heat energy may cost quite a bit to produce. That’s made even more frustrating when you run into problems that you can’t pin down.

We want to help you troubleshoot some of those issues in today’s guide. For more information or furnace repair, we strongly recommend reaching out to qualified technicians. However, there may be something you can do on your own.

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Lower Heating Costs without the Discomfort

Monday, January 15th, 2018

How can you save on heating a home in the winter? You can, of course, shut off the heater (impossible for most of winter in our area), or you can lower the thermostat to a temperature that still leaves you shivering. We don’t recommend this for your health or wellbeing, or for the pipes in your home. Besides, there are other ways to lower your heating costs—without so much suffering.

Today, our experts show you some ways to save money on heating without watching icicles build up in your home. Follow our tips for a more efficient home, a longer-lasting HVAC system, and comfort throughout the toughest season.

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5 Winter Plumbing Tips

Monday, January 1st, 2018

winter-background-snow-treesThere’s no denying that winter can be a pain in terms of home maintenance. You may be too busy shoveling snow or deicing your car to realize that your plumbing system has sprung a leak or a pipe has completely frozen. Plumbing problems that arise during winter can cause major damage to your home, especially as pipes thaw and leaks start to flood your home.

That’s why it’s so important to focus on prevention. It’s not too late to get your home in order and prevent winter plumbing troubles that could be soon to come. Follow our plumbing tips for a safer, healthier home for the winter season.

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