Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning Repair’ Category

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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Why Would Water Leak from an Air Conditioner?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

We get this call a lot, and the sound of the voice on the other end of the phone is usually rather urgent. A leaky air conditioning system is a serious issue, and it can cause some major water damage if it goes on long enough. Our team can get there quickly to fix an air conditioning system that’s leaking.

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Will My Air Conditioner Run Out of Refrigerant?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

If you are like most homeowners, the most you want to know about your air conditioning system is that it puts out the cool air you need. Whole-home air conditioning systems are complex electro-mechanical systems, which is why it’s so important to hire trained experts to handle any work you may need done to your AC. However, it is never a bad idea to have some basic knowledge about your system, and one piece of information you should be aware of is that your AC doesn’t consume refrigerant the way a combustion heating system will consume gas or oil. Why not? Let’s take a look.

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Do I Have to Have My Refrigerant Recharged Each Year?

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Most homeowners understand that refrigerant is the key chemical that makes their air conditioner function, but what many don’t understand is that the refrigerant isn’t used like a fuel. As such, it isn’t consumed and doesn’t require recharging each year. In fact, your refrigerant level should never change, and will only do so if there’s a leak in your system. Understanding how refrigerant works in your system helps explain the nature of refrigerant, so the experts at Basnett Plumbing & Heating have provided an overview for you.

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Common Signs of Trouble with Your Air Conditioner

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

New England summers are as brutal as they come, and residents of Littleton, MA are already gearing up for high temperatures and stifling humidity. A good air conditioning system is vital to staying cool and comfortable during the hot summer months, which means it behooves you to ensure that it’s functioning properly now, while you have time to make repairs at a civilized pace. But how can you tell if your air conditioner needs help? Besides the obvious – failing to turn on when you activate it, for example – here are a few common signs there is trouble with your air conditioner:

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Call Basnett Plumbing & Heating for a Second Opinion!

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Heating and Cooling Repairs | Littleton | Basnett Plumbing & HeatingMake sure you are getting the best deal for any plumbing, heating or AC work by calling Basnett today! We are committed to providing top quality service and fair pricing. We are the reliable choice in the MA areas of Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, and Worcester County.

“We were having problems with our AC and had used another company to evaluate the problem. They said that we needed to replace the entire system at a cost of $7,000.00. That’s when we call Basnett for a second opinion. I spoke with Nancy who was very professional and knowledgeable and set up our appointment.

It took less than an hour for their technician Wayne to discover the problem and fix it without having to replace the entire unit for a fraction of what proposed by the other company. I was totally impressed and will recommend to anyone who is in need of services that they provide.”

-Neil M.

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Air Conditioning Service Review

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Air Conditioning Review | Littleton | Basnett Plumbing & HeatingWe were having problems with our AC and had used another company to evaluate the problem. They said that we needed to replace the entire system at a cost of $7,000.00. That’s when we call Basnett for a second opinion. I spoke with Nancy who was very professional and knowledgeable and set up our appointment.

It took less than an hour for their technician Wayne to discover the problem and fix it without having to replace the entire unit for a fraction of what proposed by the other company. I was totally impressed and will recommend to anyone who is in need of services that they provide.

Basnett Plumbing & Heating provides plumbing, air conditioning, heating, air filtration and water heater services throughout Massachusetts and the MetroWest area.

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