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

Replace Your AC and Heating Systems Early

Monday, July 11th, 2016

We know that you want to save money. That’s why it can be so hard to accept when your air conditioner or your heater has finally bitten the dust. But we want to help save you money, and we want to make sure that your home comfort system doesn’t break down when you really need it.

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What Should You Do When Your Toilet Leaks?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

A leak from your toilet can become a mess really quickly. Luckily, there could be an easy fix. We’ll help you understand how to shut off the water, if necessary, and potentially take care of the leak. Otherwise, call our professional plumbers and we will get to your home to assist with the problem ASAP.

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Cooling Maintenance Can Help You to Save Big

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

A new air conditioner costs money; there’s no way around it. And eventually, your air conditioner will break down. You want to delay these replacement costs as long as possible, and wouldn’t it be nice if you could lower your monthly bills as well?

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Don’t Wait for Long to Replace Your Heating System

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Your reliable old heater is finally on its last legs. Maybe this is obvious from its old age and its reduced performance and efficiency, or maybe this is something that a technician has told you. If it’s getting to the point that there are noticeably reduced temperatures in your home, and a repair simply won’t help to solve the problem effectively, a replacement is in order ASAP. And while you might be tempted to wait until it breaks down before scheduling replacement, this is not the best way to go about it.

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How Long Can I Keep My Furnace Around?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

We often get questions about how long a furnace is actually supposed to last. Homeowners are frustrated to learn that their older furnaces have finally broken down, and want to find system that stay around for longer. And while there’s a lot you can do to help your heating system stay in good condition, that fact of the matter is that any system such as this does eventually bite the dust.

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Why Is Every Room a Different Temperature?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

When your heater just cannot seem to balance the temperatures among the various rooms, you might assume that it is a problem within the heating system. This is a possibility, if the heating system is unable to deliver the amount of power necessary to keep the whole home comfortable due to an internal problem with the unit. But most of the time, differing temperatures indicate a problem with the actual layout of your HVAC system.

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Repairing a Furnace: Can You Do It on Your Own?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

We know that do-it-yourselfers love a challenge. Building a shelf, fixing a broken dresser drawer, or making a quilt are all impressive acts that make it seem as if you can handle anything that comes your way. And while we support DIY projects like these, we want to warn against trying to tackle a heating system repair without the help of a professional.

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Could Your Ducts Be Full of Air Leaks?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

It’s not just possible; it’s probable! The EPA estimates that the typical home duct system loses about 30% of the air that moves through it. That means that 30 cents of every $1 you spend on heating and cooling costs is wasted on cooling or heating a part of your home you don’t even use, like a crawlspace.

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Ways to Conserve Energy and Water in 2016

Monday, December 28th, 2015

As we close out another year, our eyes turn toward the upcoming new one. There has been a lot of focus on becoming more energy efficient this year, as well as conserving our resources. If this is something that is a priority to you in 2016, the experts from Basnett Plumbing & Heating are here to help you in any way that we can.

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Some Tips So You Don’t Have to Ask Santa for a New Garbage Disposal This Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

It is officially the holiday season, and if you are hosting any kind of holiday event in your home or business, it can be a tough month on your garbage disposal. Why? The holiday season is notorious for all kinds of materials being put down your drain, and some of these materials may be capable of putting your disposal out of commission or worse. Here are the food items that should never be put into your garbage disposal:

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