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

What Is Hot Water Recirculation? Is It Worthwhile?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

young-woman-cold-shower-screamYour household uses hot water in many different ways throughout the day, and this makes the water heater one of the essential home appliances. You always want your water heater to work at its best, and if at any point you think you need a professional plumber in Sudbury, MA to fix your water heater, never hesitate to give us a call. We’ll see that you receive the hot water you need.

You can also call a plumber to help you improve your hot water system. For example, you may have heard about something called a hot water recirculation system. This is a great way to make hot water use easier in a home. But what is it, exactly?

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The Overcharged or Undercharged AC: Why You Don’t Want Either!

Monday, July 16th, 2018

air-conditioning-manometer-pressure-refrigerantWhat does an overcharged or undercharged air conditioning system mean?

It doesn’t have anything to do with price, and it isn’t electrically charged the way a cell phone or other mobile device is charged. The “charge” in this case refers to the amount of chemical refrigerant circulating inside an AC system.

  • Too much refrigerant: overcharged.
  • Too little refrigerant: undercharged.

To understand why either situation is a serious problem, we have to explain a bit about refrigerant.

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Are Old Steel Pipes Dangerous for My Family’s Health?

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

rusty-burst-pipeMiddlesex County has a long history of homes stretching back to the seventeenth century. There are still many vintage homes in the area with families living happily in them. But parts of any home need to be upgraded for safety and health—the electrical grid, for example.

Plumbing is also a part of older homes that concerns people. You may have remodeled parts of your house but haven’t touched the piping. And if your home is as “new” as even 40 years old, it probably has galvanized steel pipes in it. These were the main types of pipes used for construction until the 1960s. Do these pipes pose a danger to your family or your home?

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