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

Leaks, Leaks Everywhere—What’s the Best Solution?

Monday, August 27th, 2018

old-leaking-pipe

You’ve got a leaky house. Leaks are springing up in pipes everywhere, and it seems as if a new one pops up—or maybe two new ones—only days after you got the last one fixed. What can you do? Aside from move into a new house? (But good luck trying to sell a home with massive water leaking problems!)

The best path forward is to ask a professional plumber in Carlisle, MA for advice. You’ll find out why your home has such a leaking problem and the best method to fix it. Leaking pipes and other fixtures in a house not only waste water, they inflict huge amounts of property damage and give mold and mildew a chance to spread. Leaks spell bad news all around—especially when those leaks are all around.

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Why a Higher Setting on the Thermostat in Summer Is Better

Monday, August 13th, 2018

thermostat-settingYou may look at the title of this post and think that we’re a bit batty. “It’s summer, it’s hot outside! Why would I want to turn my thermostat up and make it hotter?”

Well, we aren’t encouraging you to heat your house. We’re encouraging you (something the Department of Energy does as well) to put your thermostat at a higher setting than you normally have it when you’re trying to keep cool. It’s likely that you have the thermostat pushed down to a setting that’s too low for ideal comfort and energy conservation.

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