Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC Blog: Archive for December, 2019

Why Your Furnace Is Blowing Out Cold Air

Monday, December 30th, 2019
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A furnace generates heat. That’s the basic job from when the first central heating furnaces were created hundreds of years ago. So when you turn on your furnace to provide your house with heat during a cold winter and the only air that comes out is cold—yes, you have a problem. There may be a simple solution to this, and we’ll look into that. Or you could have a serious problem that will require furnace repair in Andover, MA from professionals.

We’re going to go through some of the basic reasons for a furnace that isn’t heating and what you can do about them. Please, if in doubt, do not attempt to make any repairs on your own. Especially with a gas furnace, trying to open up the unit and “fixing” it is potentially dangerous. (And you probably wouldn’t be able to fix the problem anyway.)

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A Heat Pump Is a Good Comfort Option Even in Our Winters

Monday, December 16th, 2019
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Are you familiar with the heat pump as an option for your home heating in Andover, MA? If you aren’t, that isn’t a major surprise. Heat pumps are common in warmer climates, such as in Florida and the Southwest, where they have little trouble providing warmth to homes during mild winters. In colder climates—and Boston certainly counts as that—heat pumps have a reputation as not making for an efficient heating choice.

But the old conventional wisdom no longer applies. A heat pump may be just right for your home, the option you didn’t know you were looking for.

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How Electric Furnaces Can Go Bad

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
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One of the reasons furnaces are so common in homes across the country is their flexibility. Furnaces can run from a range of energy sources. Natural gas, propane, oil, and electricity. There’s a furnace to fit any home with ductwork in it, and when you rely on us as your Concord, MA, HVAC contractor, we’ll make sure you have the ideal furnace when it’s time for an installation.

Electric furnaces are common for houses without any connection to natural gas. They’re inexpensive to install, have a reliable energy source, and encounter few repair issues compared to gas and heating oil furnaces. But electric furnaces still malfunction at times—and if this happens to your electric furnace, you’ll want our technicians on the job fast to have it fixed. We have emergency service for whenever you have one these electric furnace problems strike …

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