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

Items to Check before Calling for Heating Repair

Monday, December 21st, 2015

It’s never advisable for anyone to take on their heating system unless they are a trained expert. However, as the homeowner, there are a few things you can check before calling us for help in order to rule out certain problems ahead of time. This helps us resolve your issue faster and more effectively. Remember that the pros from Basnett Plumbing & Heating are always here to help you with any heating repair issue you may have in Maynard, MA.

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Is Your Whole Home Generator Ready for Winter?

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

We all know what last winter was like and how, in general, New England winters can knock the power out for days. The main reason to have a whole home generator is to ensure that should a classic winter nor’easter hit, you will be able to maintain your home just about normally. However, if your generator hasn’t been maintained, you may be in for an unwelcome surprise. This is where the pros from Basnett Plumbing & Heating come in.

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Your Two Choices for Furnaces

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Furnaces are used in approximately 60% of households in the U.S., making them the top heating system of choice. But within that choice are two options: gas (or propane) or electric. If you are getting ready to install a new or replacement furnace, you’ll want to see how both types size up, as you may find that one is a better fit than the other for your home in Maynard, MA. The experts from Basnett Plumbing & Heating can help you with your decision – just give us a call!

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Do I Need to Replace My Radiator?

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Many homes in the Maynard area use radiators as the heat distribution outlet for their boiler heating systems. Radiators can offer gentle, comfortable heat, but if the radiator has problems, it may be time to replace it with a new radiator. The heating experts from Basnett Plumbing & Heating can help you with radiator replacement, but you may first want to review the following factors to see if it is time to call us:

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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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Having Cooling Problems at Night? Consider Turning off Your AC

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

We are in that amazing time of year when it’s hot during the day but wonderfully cool at night – perfect sleeping weather, as we call it around here. It’s been hot enough to warrant keeping your AC running during the day – in fact, you’d probably be pretty uncomfortable without it – but at night it is cooling down considerably. If you’ve left your air conditioner system on through the night, you may have noticed that it doesn’t run as it should the next morning, or that there may be ice on the coils. These are signs that it’s time to turn your air conditioner off in the evenings.

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Are There Steps I Can Take to Help Maintain My Garbage Disposal?

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Your garbage disposal may be small, but it is a powerful little appliance that can do some serious pulverizing. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to hire trained experts for all work your garbage disposal may need, including installation, repair, maintenance and replacement. However, there are a few actions you can undertake routinely that can help keep your garbage disposal in good shape:

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Should I Switch to a Tankless Hot Water Heater?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

If it is time to replace your existing hot water heater, you have a number of options when it comes to choosing a replacement hot water heater. One of these options is a tankless hot water heater. You’ve probably heard of this type of water heater due to its growing popularity, but it’s important to understand how these systems work and what kinds of benefits they can offer before you choose to install and use one in your Maynard, MA home.

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How Does an Indirect Fired Water Heater Work?

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Homeowners have a lot of choices when it comes to water heaters these days, and one of the newer types of hot water heaters to consider is an indirect fired water heater. One of the great things about an indirect fire water heater is that it uses your existing furnace or boiler to heat your home’s water. We certainly use our heating systems for a good part of the year here in Maynard, MA, so keep reading to see if an indirect fired water heater is a good choice for you.

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Is a Propane Generator Right for My Home?

Friday, January 30th, 2015

When it comes to fueling a whole-home generator, there are three fuel choices: natural gas, diesel and propane (LP). Deciding which type of generator will work best for your home based on the fuel type is determined partly by preference and partly what is available to you. All three types can keep the major systems of your home operational during a power outage, so how do you choose? This is where you’ll want to start working with a trained expert.

Using Propane

Not all homes have access to a natural gas line, and if you don’t have access to one, your next choice is propane. Propane is typically stored in a tank, an option that isn’t available for natural gas. Propane is part of the chemical make-up of natural gas, so the two fuels come from the same family; as such, they behave and work in a similar way.

How an LP Generator Works

An LP whole-home generator works just as any other home generator: it connects directly to your home’s electrical panel and is equipped with sensors that detect when an outage has occurred. Should an outage occur, the generator automatically takes over providing electricity to the electrical box so that your home’s major systems stay operational. The main difference between an LP generator and a natural gas one is that instead of being connected to a main pipeline for fuel, the generator is connected to the LP tank.

Why Consider an LP Generator?

In addition to the general benefits a generator provides, here are some others to consider that are specific to LP:

  • LP has a long shelf life
  • LP is clean-burning
  • An LP generator can easily supply the power you need to keep your home operational
  • LP fuel is available during an outage (tank needs to be filled)

If you are interested in installing a whole-home generator but have hesitated because you don’t have access to a natural gas line, you may want to consider a propane generator for your Maynard, MA home. Call Basnett Plumbing & Heating today and speak to one of our experts.

Basnett Plumbing & Heating can help you pinpoint which type of generator will work best to meet your needs. If you are ready to install a whole-home generator, call us today.

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