Indoor Air Quality Articles

Dryer Vent Cleaning

December 18, 2023
Dryer Vent Cleaning. Image is a photograph of a person's hand opening a window curtain with natural light and a garden background.

Failure to clean.

Those words should never describe dryer upkeep in your MA home.

The leading cause of dryer fires is the failure to clean the appliance, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The organization says failure to clean sparked 32 percent of dryer fires annually from 2014 to 2018 in the U.S.

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4 Reasons to Replace Your Home’s Air Filter

September 27, 2023
hvac filter replacing. Replacing the filter in the central ventilation system, furnace. Replacing Dirty Air filter for home central air conditioning system. Change filter in rotary heat exchanger recuperator.

Give your filter that attention by replacing it on a regular basis, and the dividends will outweigh the investment. If you have any concerns or questions about your HVAC system’s filter, speak to one of our Basnett Plumbing Heating & Cooling HVAC specialists today!

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5 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

March 15, 2023
Caution Sign that says allergy season ahead.

What do you think of when you hear about air pollution? You might immediately imagine a giant cloud of smoke, cars spewing exhaust, or a trash incinerator––but have you ever thought about your own home in Littleton?

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Learn the Facts About Carbon Monoxide

October 19, 2022
A carbon monoxide alarm. Learn the Facts About Carbon Monoxide.

To promote safety and well-being for our community in Littleton, here’s what you should know about this harmful airborne pollutant.

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Important?

May 10, 2022
Why Is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Important?

Our Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC team wants to help you understand the risks of indoor air pollution as well as steps you can take to reduce it. 

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Spring Checklist for Improving Your Quality of Life Indoors

May 4, 2022
young single father playing with his son while cleaning in their kitchen at home

Spring is finally here, and the tumultuous weather brings with it seasonal allergies and rainy days spent indoors.

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Your HVAC System Can Enhance Sleep

April 12, 2022
Your HVAC System Can Enhance Sleep

Let our qualified technicians at Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC inspect, clean, and, if necessary, repair your heating and cooling system.

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Why Do I Need a Humidifier in the Fall?

November 9, 2021
Humidifier spreading steam into the living room in Westford, MA

If you’re concerned about the humidity change and want to enhance your comfort inside your Westford home, installing a humidifier is an excellent option.

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How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

March 16, 2021
How to Eliminate Dust in My Home | Westford, MA | Basnett Plumbing

Everyone has it, and nobody wants it. Dust.
It’s rampant everywhere around the country and has become the subject of a lighthearted, frequently repeated myth at both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Officials at these agencies understand farming does not occur without creating dust.

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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

January 18, 2021
Mother and sons playing on a couch, The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality | Westford, MA | Basnett HVAC

In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in Massachusetts, creating some significant health problems. At Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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Fall Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

October 9, 2020
Maple trees with red and orange fall colors,

With fall now upon us in Littleton, cooler temperatures are here to stay. This transition from one season to another most definitely affects your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). And your indoor air quality directly affects your comfort in your home.

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

September 11, 2020
Electric fan in a bedroom, Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality | Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC

Stand outdoors on one of those days when the weather feels perfect, take a few deep breaths, and enjoy the fresh air. Later, take another deep breath—only inside your Massachusetts home. How does it compare? Improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) at your Littleton home or business makes sense on so many levels. Consider your…

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Fall Maintenance Checklist

August 14, 2020
Close up of autumn leaves, Fall Maintenance Checklist | HVAC Maintenance, Air Duct Cleaning, IAQ

During the dog days of summer, nobody wants to think about winter.

But there are a couple of steps you can take right now to save lots of money when the cold weather arrives. One is a do-it-yourself (DIY) project, and the other requires a professional. They both add comfort to your Massachusetts home or business while improving your indoor air quality (IAQ).

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What Accessories Can Help With My Indoor Air Quality?

April 20, 2020
Technician cleaning air conditioner. Hand holding air conditioning filter

In modern society, average adults spend nearly all their time indoors at work or at home. In fact the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports this amount of time reaches upwards of 90 percent for most people. That puts the importance of good indoor air quality at a whole new level. Our Basnett Plumbing, Heating…

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The Problem With Clogged Air Filters

April 17, 2020
Clogged Air Filter

Busy careers, bustling families, engrossing hobbies, and overwhelming responsibilities keep most people busy day in and day out. It’s understandable why worrying about the air filter in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is probably way down at the bottom of the priority list.  However, our team at Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC…

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How Can Your HVAC Equipment Help Protect Against Coronavirus?

March 19, 2020
Woman hands using wash hand sanitizer gel dispenser, against Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or Wuhan coronavirus at public train station. Antiseptic, Hygiene and Healthcare concept, Coronavirus

The spread of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has all of us greatly concerned in Massachusetts. At Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC, our top priority is the health and safety of you and your loved ones. We take great pride in selling indoor air quality products to homes and businesses that are energy efficient, environmentally friendly—and…

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?

March 12, 2020
Indoor air quality keeping a home clean and virus free.

Energy-efficient homes are more common than ever. Although they provide many benefits, including reducing overall energy usage and a smaller carbon footprint, they come with some disadvantages as well.  What Disadvantages? The most significant disadvantage is poor indoor air quality. Tightly sealed Littleton area homes prevent heated and cooled air from escaping as easily, but…

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