Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

How Will UV Germicidal Lights Help Me?

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Indoor air quality problems are nothing new. Unfortunately though, many homeowners mistakenly assume that the air filter which came standard with their HVAC system is enough to protect their homes and their health. On the contrary, that air filter was actually designed to protect the inside components of your HVAC system from dust, contaminants and other debris. That being said, you have many options when it comes to improving your indoor air quality. One of these options is UV germicidal lights. Keep reading to learn more about what this is and how it works.

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Keeping the Air Clean When Allergy Season Hits

Monday, March 7th, 2016

The changing of the seasons brings a lot of beauty with it, but it might be hard for you to notice when your seasonal allergies are all that you have on your mind. If you’ve got a conventional forced-air AC system and/or furnace, it can be easier to keep the air clean with the help of these systems.

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Why You Still Need a Good Air Cleaner During the Winter Months

Monday, November 9th, 2015

There’s a chill in the air and we have unofficially begun the holiday season with the recent passing of Halloween. You have likely shut all the windows in your home and removed the screen doors to keep out the chill and the coming cold air. But as we button up our homes, we also button in dust and dirt that will become a part of our indoor air streams – unless you have a good air cleaner to capture these particles and permanently remove them from your indoor air. Why consider using an air cleaner like an air filter or air purifier? Here are two good reasons our experts have seen.

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Do You Need a Whole-House Humidifier for the Winter?

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Our winters can be incredibly harsh, requiring a high level of heat in our homes. The thing is, heat can be harsh, too, and if you don’t have enough moisture in your home, the lack of balanced humidity can cause a lot of problems. Individual room humidifiers can help, but not nearly as much as a whole-home humidifier that is part of your existing heating system. The indoor air quality pros from Basnett Plumbing & Heating can help you find and install a whole-house humidifier so that you can have the indoor moisture you need throughout the winter months in Sudbury.

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Benefits a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) Can Offer

Monday, October 5th, 2015

There’s a nip in the air reminding us that cold weather isn’t that far away. Maintaining energy efficiency is important to many homeowners in Sudbury, MA, but it can be challenging in our New England climate. However, there is a component the heating experts at Basnett Plumbing & Heating can install into your heating system that will not only improve your energy efficiency, it will also improve your home’s ventilation: a heat recovery ventilator, also known as a HRV.

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Why a Better Air Filter Helps with Allergies

Monday, September 14th, 2015

September brings back to school and the last of our hot days. For many, it also unfortunately brings a new cycle of allergies, some the worst of the season. One of the benefits of owning a central air conditioning or HVAC system is that you can use it to help relieve your allergy symptoms simply by upgrading the air filter. Why does upgrading make a difference? We’ll explain more below.

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How Does an ERV Help My Cooling and Heating?

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

At this time of year, you may be wondering how you can save more money on your annual cooling costs. What if we told you there was an upgrade you can add to your HVAC system that can help make both your heating and cooling more energy efficient? There is, and the component is an energy recovery ventilator, also known as an ERV.

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Tired of the Effects of High Humidity? Consider Installing a Whole Home Dehumidifier

Monday, June 1st, 2015

We can have bitterly cold winters and stifling hot summers here in Massachusetts, and we are no strangers to excessive humidity during the summer months. Too much humidity is bad for both you and your air conditioner, but there is a great way to remove it without having to manage separate room dehumidifiers: a whole-home dehumidifier. Whole-home dehumidifiers integrate directly with your existing air conditioning system, making their work automatic. However, not just anyone can install a whole home dehumidifier in your Littleton, MA, home: it requires the help of trained experts. The indoor air quality specialists at Basnett Plumbing & Heating have the training and experience to install and service your whole house dehumidifier – all you have to do is give us call!

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How Can An Energy Recovery Ventilation Help My Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Many of today’s homes have become very air-tight, which is great for energy efficiency but not so good for healthy ventilation. Finding ways to properly ventilate your home when you have a forced-air system can be challenging, but not when you use an energy recovery ventilator (ERV). Not only does an ERV provide good, healthy ventilation for your home, it also helps your air conditioning system. However, gaining any benefits from any upgrade to your air conditioning system is highly dependent on professional installation and service, and that’s where the Basnett Plumbing & Heating experts can help. We’ve been helping customers add upgrades to their AC systems since 1989, and we can help you, too. Call us today, and see what an ERV can do for your home in Littleton, MA.

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Air Cleaners: What Types Are There for My Home?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Spring is more than welcome this year after the winter we had in New England, but for many, spring is the bearer of other tidings: allergy season. One of the great benefits of having a forced air system is that you can add upgrades that can help with other aspects of your home, including improving the indoor air quality. Whether you have allergy sufferers in your home, or simply want the peace of mind knowing that your home has fresh, filtered air, the IAQ experts at Basnett Plumbing & Heating are here to help. Today we’re going to focus on air cleaners and what they can do for your home in Littleton, MA, and the surrounding areas, but we can help you with all of your indoor air quality needs. Just call us today and schedule an appointment!

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