Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Groton’

Why Is My House Not Getting Cool Enough?

Monday, June 18th, 2018

air-conditioning-grateAs the summer weather starts, you may find that you’re not getting the comfort you expect in your home. You turn down the thermostat, hear the AC turn on, feel cool air coming out of the vents—but the house still feels too hot, or perhaps some parts are staying cool while others aren’t. What’s going on? Is your air conditioner shot and needs to be replaced?

It might be. Or there might be another problem affecting the HVAC system that’s limiting its power or creating an uneven spread of cooling throughout the house. Below are some of the reasons you may find that your house is too hot and stuffy this summer.

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Your Home’s Ductwork Is Probably in Bad Shape

Monday, September 11th, 2017

aeroseal-duct-sealing-technicianWhen something goes wrong with an air conditioner or a heating system, you wouldn’t suspect that the problem does not have to do with the system itself. While some air conditioning and heating issues have to do with your home’s electrical setup or the gas supply from your utility company, most heating and AC repairs are made to the system itself.

But one part of your home may actually be the main contributor if your comfort equipment tends to need repairs more often than you’d like. The ductwork, the part of your ventilation system that sends cooled or heated air throughout the house, is likely making you less comfortable, costing you money, and leading to a number of preventable repairs.

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The Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality (and What You Can Do)

Monday, June 19th, 2017

woman-blowing-noseWe often hear about allergens in the outside air and how some days may be more problematic than others for those with allergies, asthma, and other conditions. However, conditions with the indoor air can be even worse. Part of this is because indoor air quality is not seasonal. Contaminants can stay trapped in your air and continuously circulate. They can even affect those without preexisting conditions, making your family members sick.

The effects of poor indoor air quality can be quite troublesome, but there may be something you can do. Talk to a local HVAC technician about getting a system that helps to filter or purify your air effectively. We’ll tell you more about this in the guide below.

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How You Can Prevent 4 Common Drain Clogs

Monday, April 10th, 2017

water-drain-sinkAsk any plumber about the emergency plumbing repair call they hear most often, and they’ll tell you: drain clogs. When you cannot use the drains in your kitchen or bathroom, it can ruin your plans, or it can even create a health hazard if there’s any backup as a result.

Thankfully, many drain clogs are preventable. Avoid an emergency call to your local plumber in Groton, MA by learning how to prevent these common sources of drain blockage.

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Important Heating System Safety Tips for the Winter

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Thankfully, today’s heating systems are as safe as they’ve ever been. There are building codes and gas and electric regulations in place to make sure a heater is installed properly. And advanced technology has brought us the integration of safety switches that stop a heater in case of emergency and keep our homes and families safer.

But, from time to time, we still hear a tragic story of a poisonous carbon monoxide leak originating from a heater, or a similar story that might make you feel worried. We’re here to offer our advice on how to stay safe while running your heating system in the winter. Call us to learn more.

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No Heat: Is My Thermostat Broken?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

At Basnett Plumbing & Heating, our technicians are always happy to help. That said, many people wait until the last minute to ask for help, which could result in going without heat for longer and paying more for the repair overall.

Don’t assume it’s a simple fix. If you notice problems with your heating system, call a technician ASAP! Contrary to popular belief, the problem probably has nothing to do with your home’s thermostat. While it’s a possibility, it’s one that’s easy to rule out, and it’s better to have a professional technician diagnose the problem.

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This Service Improves Your Heating System for Years to Come

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

How long have the ducts in your home been in place? 10 years? Or several decades? How can you be sure the ductwork that provides airflow throughout your home is really in good shape?

It turns out that most air ducts are not working as well as they should. If nobody has checked on your ductwork in well over a decade, there is a good chance of air leakage that can interfere with a heating system’s ability to distribute air properly throughout the home.

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3 Reasons to Install a Ductless System

Monday, August 15th, 2016

So you don’t currently have an air conditioning system. If you live in our area, chances are that you have some form of whole-home heater already installed in your home. But many of the homeowners in our service area rely on fans and portable air conditioners or window units to get them through the hottest days.

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Save Money on an Early Heating Replacement

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Last year, your heater was on its last legs, struggling to get through the coldest winter nights and costing you a lot of money to run. This year, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether or not your heater will make it through the night. Call technicians to replace your heating system before temperatures drop!

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AC FAQ: What’s the Condensate Drain?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Learning more about your air conditioning system can help you to recognize the signs of a mechanical issue and know when to seek service. We want to make sure that your air conditioning system is properly maintained, so today we present some information about a very important component: the condensate drain.

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