Air Conditioning Articles

Spring Money-Saving Tips

May 15, 2024
thermostat on top of money.

Take some of the following ideas from our professionals at Basnett Plumbing Heating & Cooling to heart and make some money-saving resolutions today.

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3 Signs It’s Time For a New AC

April 15, 2024
Whole family are sitting on the front of the ventilators.

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC).

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

July 27, 2023
Central AC & Pump combo outside home.

Aside from the professionals, like ours at Basnett Plumbing Heating & Cooling, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Here are the 4 main components for your Central Air Conditioner.

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AC and Allergies

June 16, 2023
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Looking for additional methods to stop allergens from inhabiting your home? Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC has a team of home comfort experts ready to find the perfect solution for your lifestyle.

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Air Conditioners: Things You May Not Have Known

April 11, 2023
Couple sitting at table and calculating bills at home.

Air conditioners have come a long way since they were first invented. Present-day AC units use 30 to 50 percent less electricity to create the same amount of cooling as their 1970s predecessors, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Advances in the past 10 years have been significant. In fact, by switching out your decade-old AC, you could subtract 20 to 40 percent from your utility bill.

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Top Causes of Air Conditioning Failure

July 12, 2022
Home Air Conditioner unit | Top Causes of Air Conditioner Failure

It’s the first really hot day of summer when open windows, sun-blocking shades, and the ceiling fans just can’t cut it anymore. You resign yourself to finally turning on your air conditioner (AC)—only to find it blowing warm air, making funny noises, or simply not cooperating at all.

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

June 14, 2022
Blog Title: How Does an Air Conditioner Work? Photo: AC Unit outside by a brick house

Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC in Westford want you to know all about your cooling system and what it takes for your trusted investment to keep running efficiently for years to come.

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What Does AC SEER Mean?

August 10, 2021
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When it comes to your air conditioner (AC), a common term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) business you are likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER?

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

July 13, 2021
hands over white wall vent

Many reasons can cause an air conditioner to malfunction, resulting in warm or hot air blowing through your vents. Our Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC professionals want to help you diagnose those problems quickly and then get them fixed, so you can cool down your family and your home.

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

June 8, 2021
Man in a blue shirt does window installation

When you are in the middle of summer, it can be difficult to keep heat out of your Westford home even if you have your central air conditioning system going full blast. Our team at Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC wants to help you prevent heat from building up inside your home as much as possible so that your air conditioner can be more effective and efficient. Here are some tips to consider.

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Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off?

May 11, 2021
thermostat adjustment

When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common, but when this happens it means there’s something wrong with your air conditioner. So what should you do?

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3 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your HVAC

November 13, 2020
HVAC Unit prepared for installation, 3 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your HVAC | Littleton, MA | Basnett

The day will come when you must replace the old heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment in your Massachusetts home or business.

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Common AC Problems and Solutions

August 7, 2020
Close up of ventilation system, Common AC Problems & Solutions | HVAC Maintenace | Littleton, MA

When the weather gets really hot in Littleton, the last thing you want is a broken air conditioner. Many common problems with air conditioning systems can arise. Our team at Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these air conditioning issues so you and your family can stay cool this summer.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

July 24, 2020
HVAC repairman fixing AC, Why is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water? | HVAC Maintenance, Repair

For Littleton homeowners, seeing anything leaking inside or outside the home can be somewhat alarming. When water is coming from your air conditioning unit, you may want to pay attention as the leak may be a red flag to a larger problem. Our team at Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC wants to provide you with…

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How to Properly Size an AC System

July 10, 2020
Compressor fan of air conditioner, How to Properly Size an AC System | HVAC Install | Littleton, MA

In the heat of the summer, it’s easy to assume that bigger is better when it comes to air conditioning (AC) systems. Obviously, if you have an air conditioner that’s too small in your Littleton home, you will not be able to keep your temperatures consistently low even if the unit is running constantly.

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning and Summer Energy Bill

June 10, 2020
Hand on Thermostat

Looking to save money on your home’s air conditioning and energy bill? Our team wants to share five simple tips to cut costs this summer.

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

May 18, 2020
AC Maintenance

Spring is the best time to have maintenance done on your home’s air conditioner. Our team in Littleton, MA, suggests getting your unit serviced once a year.

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Is It Normal to See Ice on My AC?

September 9, 2019
ice on coil cooler of dirty air conditioner

Let’s get into what this ice means and why it spells bad news for an air conditioning system.

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The Benefits of a High Velocity AC System

July 29, 2019
A man in glasses wearing a blue short sleeve button up shirt & striped holding a fan in front of his face with the wind blowing back his hair and tie, High Velocity AC System

High Velocity sounds powerful… but what does it really mean for air conditioning?

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How Do AC Refrigerant Leaks Start?

June 17, 2019
Close up of copper pipes agains a white wall, AC refrigerant leaks

Why do these leaks start in the first place? Are there any steps you can take to prevent this?

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How an HVAC Contractor Knows How Powerful an AC You Need

May 20, 2019
Air conditioner units on slabs at the side of a red brick building

An HVAC contractor knows how powerful an air conditioner to install through a process called “sizing.”

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You’ve Decided to Get a New AC—Now What?

April 22, 2019
Top view of an ancient air conditioning unit

Now is the right time to have HVAC professionals install a new air conditioner to provide you with many years of the comfort your family needs.

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AC Maintenance Can Help You Settle the “Repair or Replace?” Question

March 25, 2019
Home inspector, repairman, adjuster examines air conditioner units at a customer home. He is using his digital tablet to record results. AC Maintenance

If you’re currently in a bind about “repair vs. replace” for your air conditioner, we recommend calling professionals for spring AC maintenance.

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Why a Higher Setting on the Thermostat in Summer Is Better

August 13, 2018
A person lowers temperature on a home thermostat, Why a Higher Setting on the Thermostat in Summer Is Better | Basnett

We’re encouraging you to put your thermostat at a higher setting than you normally have it when you’re trying to keep cool.

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Why Air Conditioning Maintenance Is So Great

April 9, 2018

Why is air conditioning maintenance so great? Here are a few of the reasons.

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