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

How Do AC Refrigerant Leaks Start?

Monday, June 17th, 2019
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One of the most common troubles that can affect a central air conditioning system is the refrigerant leak. Our technicians often answer repair calls for air conditioners that aren’t working right and discover that the fault comes from refrigerant leaking from the system. The big problem with losing refrigerant is that an air conditioning system is designed to operate at a specific amount of refrigerant (known as its charge). If it declines, the air conditioner will lose cooling power and eventually the compressor will suffer from permanent damage.

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

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Installing a new central air conditioning system into a house is a more complex process than many people realize. It isn’t as simple as picking a unit that fits inside the HVAC cabinet and sliding it into place. One of the most important decisions in an AC installation is choosing how powerful a unit the house needs for comfort.

An HVAC contractor in Harvard, MA knows how powerful an air conditioner to install through a process called “sizing.” It isn’t about the physical size of the air conditioner, but how much cooling in BTUs (British Thermal Units) it must put out in order to supply the household with sufficient cooling.

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

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

The choice has been made: you can no longer trust your air conditioner to provide dependable, energy-efficient cooling for your house. With summer coming up, 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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Finally—Get Your Indoor Air Quality Under Control

Monday, February 13th, 2017

sneeze-indoor-air-qualitySeasonal allergies are a bother. It may seem like every time you step outdoors, you start sneezing and coughing, and it can be tough to get under control. But what’s even worse is when these allergies follow you indoors.

Poor indoor air quality is a major problem across the US, especially in climates where extreme temperatures force us to close up the house and blast the heating system (or AC in the summer). That keeps your heating and AC units running efficiently, but it also means that any contaminants floating around in the air in your home have a chance to recirculate.

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Prevent Heating and Plumbing Problems Over the Holiday Season

Monday, December 19th, 2016

We have been making homes comfortable since 1987, which means we’ve seen how the changing of the seasons can affect plumbing, heating, and AC systems. As the holidays approach, heating and plumbing systems can take a real beating. This is partially because temperatures keep dropping, but also because of family gatherings and more time spent in the home—or away from it.

Today, we’d like to spend some time helping you prevent plumbing and heating issues, so that you are not left frantically searching for the number of a plumber or technician available during your holiday dinner. Look through our tips and call our friendly team for more information.

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Cold and Flu Viruses Are No Match for a UV Air Purifier

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Cold and flu season is here, and that means you start to do everything you can to keep your family healthy. From stocking up on medicine to insisting that everyone gets plenty of vitamin C, you’re doing everything you can, but it won’t stop the germs from spreading around.

In your own home, however, there may be something you can do. Adding a UV air purifier to your HVAC (heating and air conditioning) system can do a lot for your home and family for years to come.

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What Makes Professional Water Heater Maintenance So Important?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

You may use the hot water heater a little bit more in the winter, but for the most part, it will be active throughout the year. Your water heater plays an important role in your home comfort, which is why we recommend that you make sure any water heater in your home gets the service it needs to run smoothly every year–twice a year.

But what makes this biannual maintenance task so important? And why worry about your water heater when it appears to be working just fine? A lot can threaten your water heater over the course of six months, and we just want to help homeowners make sure their homes are as safe and efficient as possible.

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4 Tips for Replacing Your Heating Equipment

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

You need a new furnace or boiler, but where should you begin to look? Our quick guide gives you some information to get you started. Call our technicians to learn more, or contact qualified specialists in your service area.

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How Dirty Ducts Can Raise Your Bills

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Over time, the insides of your ducts are bound to get dusty. Sometimes, this dust is relatively harmless, while eventually all of the buildup can threaten your health. That’s when a lot of people decide it’s time to schedule professional duct cleaning services. But did you know that this service is also important for those hoping to save on annual heating and cooling costs?

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Ductless Systems Offer Whole-Home Heating and Cooling

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Many people in our area don’t have whole-home air conditioning systems due in part to the layout of their homes. They may have no central duct system at all, or it might be missing from certain areas of the home. But we have a solution.

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