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

4 Common Heating Repairs You Should Know about

Monday, November 6th, 2017


For the most part, you ought to let a local heating technician worry about heating repair. It’s certainly not a DIY project, in the majority of cases, and a technician is the best person to diagnose the problem quickly, so they can get started on the repairs ASAP. However, we do think there are some things to know, in general, so that you can help yourself prevent and detect problems earlier.

Take a look at some of the most common things we repair in a heating system. Learn why it’s so important to maintain your heater properly and to call for repairs as soon as you notice a problem. And contact us for more information!

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Don’t Wait to Schedule Professional Heating Maintenance

Monday, September 25th, 2017

furnace-services-technicianSo you’re not quite cranking up the temperature on the heater just yet. Does that mean you should wait before scheduling service for your heating system? We certainly don’t think so. Professional heating maintenance is a service that can help your heating system perform at its best, so that you don’t have to worry about it during the long winter season here in Massachusetts.

We want to help you get the most of your heating system throughout the season, and help you avoid that emergency call that inconveniences your home and costs you an arm and a leg. Follow our tips to find out why you should get professional heating maintenance early on this year, and what it can do for your home and wallet.

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Cold and Snow

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Are you ready for another cold winter? It’s easy to let some routine maintenance tasks for your home fall by the wayside. But that means there’s a higher chance you’ll have to deal with a heating system breakdown when you really need it, or a major leak within your home.

Prepare your house for the cold and snow with our 6 tips, and feel confident that your home is safe and efficient this winter.

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Is Your Heating System Properly Maintained for Colder Weather?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Temperatures are slowly dropping, but you’ll be using your heating system full time before you know it. And once you do, you may notice certain problems with your heater that pop up right when you really need your heating system to run.

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The Heating Season Is Near: Here’s How to Keep Your Home Safe

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Today, heating systems are safer than they have ever been in the past. Mostly, you don’t have to worry about fires, gas leaks, and carbon monoxide leaks, so long as your heater is well-maintained. However, it is a possibility, so you should be as prepared as possible.

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Has Your Heating System Been Maintained Yet?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

We are enjoying fairly warm days still, but the sun is dwindling and so is our warm weather. Most people in our area try to wait until at least mid-October before turning on the heat, even if it is just in the mornings or evenings, but no one wants to turn on their heating system only to find that it isn’t working properly. At this time of year we recommend a great solution to this potential problem: scheduling professional heating maintenance with one of our pros. It’s important to have your heating system maintained each year, and the fall season is a great time to get your heater ready to work for the winter.

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It’s Time to Think About Heater Maintenance

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

We know you are enjoying the end of summer, and don’t even want to think about cold weather, snow and everything that comes with a New England winter. But summer is winding down and there’s no better time of year to get your heating system ready to work than now. Why schedule maintenance for your heating system? Let’s first take a look at what happens during a maintenance appointment with the heating professionals from Basnett Plumbing & Heating.

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How Maintenance Can Keep Your Heating System Running Strongly This Winter

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Heat is critical for you and your home at this time of year, and there is a simple way to help it maintain good operation: schedule a heating maintenance appointment for your Acton home.

How Does Maintenance Help?

Maintenance is a full tune-up of your heating system that includes cleaning of components, testing, lubrication of all moving parts and small repair. Dust and dirt can seriously hamper system operation, and seasonal wear can effect performance. How does the work done during a maintenance appointment help your heating system? Here are some of the ways:

  • Better energy efficiency – your heating system was manufactured to operate at a certain level of efficiency. When the system is dirty and dusty, it can’t perform as needed, and will use more energy to achieve your set temperature. Any time your system uses more energy, your energy efficiency decreases.
  • Prevents repairs – no one likes walking into a cold home after a long day at work because the heating system isn’t working. When you schedule maintenance, the thorough inspection conducted by the technician helps to detect existing and developing problems that can be addressed before they become large issues.
  • Better comfort – a heating unit that hasn’t been maintained can struggle to reach your desired temperature. Maintenance allows your system to work optimally, so achieving the heating you want isn’t a challenge.
  • Extends life of equipment – maintenance keeps your heater in good working order, which can help extend the life of the equipment.

Can I Schedule Maintenance in Winter?

While it’s always good to get ahead of the winter season with a fall maintenance appointment, the real importance is have your heater properly maintained. A mid-winter maintenance appointment is actually a great time to have your system tuned-up, as it will allow the system to work well for the balance of the winter season. Additionally, it’s recommended that you schedule your heater for maintenance every 12 months, so if it’s been more than that since your last maintenance appointment, it’s best to call sooner rather than later.

The experts at Basnett Plumbing & Heating are available to help with all your heating maintenance needs in Acton, so call us today!

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Is It Too Late to Schedule Heating Maintenance in Littleton, MA?

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The cold weather has already arrived in Littleton, but we can expect even colder temperatures to roll in during the months ahead. We still have a long road to travel before reaching the spring thaw.

You have probably already turned on your home’s heating system to keep your family warm and cozy for the season. Did you remember to schedule regular maintenance for the heater during the fall? If you didn’t, you may think that it’s too late to have it done now since the winter has already gotten underway. Maybe you should skip this year and simply have it done next fall.

Please don’t do this! Although the fall is the ideal time to have professional heating maintenance in Littleton, MA, it’s much better to have it done later than to skip doing it for the year altogether. Let our maintenance technicians at Basnett Plumbing & Heating explain why:

Reasons it isn’t too late to schedule heating maintenance

  • Prevent loss of efficiency: It only takes one year without a regular maintenance session to clean and tune-up a heating system for it to start to work inefficiently and cost more to run than it should. On average, heating systems will lose 5% or more of their efficiency for every year they miss professional maintenance. You don’t want to pay more for heating your home than you have to, so have maintenance done before you waste any more money.
  • Avoid an emergency breakdown: One of the most important reasons to have regular maintenance is to protect your home from an abrupt system breakdown that leaves you in the cold until repairs can arrive. Maintenance significantly reduces the chance of such a heating emergency. Have maintenance done as soon as possible, scheduling a convenient time so you don’t run into a very inconvenient breakdown later on.
  • You still have plenty of winter left: We are only in the middle of December now; there are many more cold days ahead, and your furnace will undergo heavy stress between now and April. You have ample time to benefit from professional maintenance.

You can trust us to handle any repairs or other services you may need this winter to keep your heater running.

To get started with heating maintenance in Littleton, MA, call Basnett Plumbing & Heating today and ask about our service agreements that will take care of your heating each year.

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Heating Maintenance in Concord, MA: The Sooner, the Better

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Winter in Massachusetts brings many joys: lovely snowfalls, beautiful pristine landscapes, and cozy nights curled up on the couch with a book. But if your heating system starts to fail or shuts down entirely, winter’s disadvantages will become all too obvious. Proper heating in Concord, MA is a necessity, and the time to get to it is sooner rather than later. In this post, we’ll explain why you shouldn’t procrastinate about getting maintenance done. Call the professionals at Basnett Plumbing & Heating for exemplary service for your heating needs.

Winter is a hectic time for most people, and HVAC repair experts are no exception. With the large volume of emergency calls they need to attend to, it becomes harder to schedule a timely service visit. If you want to prepare yourself for winter, don’t wait for winter to arrive! Use the slower time of the autumn months to get a maintenance visit from an expert so you can avoid the winter work backlog.

It’s especially important to get maintenance check-ups if you’ve gone a long time without one. If over a year has passed since a technician inspected your boiler or furnace, then don’t wait for the first day you need to turn your heating system on to discover the problems it may have developed without regular attention.

Even if your heater is in no danger of a breakdown, it might be running inefficiently and costing you more money than it should. One of the jobs a technician does during a maintenance visit is to run tests on how well you heater is working at providing warmth for your home. If you wait to fix performance issues, you’ll end up with high heating bills for the first few months of winter. You want to go into the cold season already fixed up to save money.

You should also consider safety concerns for your household. If you have heating systems that burn fuel, there is a danger of toxic gas build-up if it has developed cracks. You never want to delay maintenance if there’s a possibility of harm to your family.

Call Basnett Plumbing & Heating today to learn more about our service and maintenance agreements. We can keep your heating in Concord running smoothly from first frost to first thaw—and any other time you need warmth to keep you cozy in your home.

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