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

Is It Normal to See Ice on My AC?

Monday, September 9th, 2019

No, it’s not.

But we can’t leave it there, nor do we want to. We care about our customers and want them to have working air conditioning systems. When ice starts to form along an AC’s evaporator coil (which it where it begins), it’s a sign of distress. The AC needs a professional’s eye and may require extensive repairs. If the problem at the root of the ice isn’t fixed, the air conditioner will lose cooling capacity and may suffer from a complete breakdown.

Now that we’ve put an appropriate amount of fear into you, let’s get into what this ice means and why it spells bad news for an air conditioning system.

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Questions to Ask a Plumber Before Choosing One

Monday, August 26th, 2019
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When you’re looking to a hire a new plumber, you’ll have numerous choices available. The internet makes it easier than ever to pull up a lengthy list of local plumbing contractors. But more choices rarely mean better choices. It isn’t simple finding a plumber who can deliver quality work, excellent customer service, and whom you can trust over all.

The best way to find out if you’ve found the right plumber is to take a proactive approach and ask questions. Don’t feel bashful about this! You aren’t being rude. Plumbers are professionals and should expect questions from potential customers. And they should be able to answer them honestly.

Below are questions to ask any plumber in Sudbury, MA whom you’re considering as your on-going permanent plumber.

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Toilet Won’t Flush? Some Reasons Why

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Any appliance or fixture in your house that doesn’t do what it’s designed to do is a problem. And a toilet that won’t flush—that’s something you want fixed as soon as possible!

There are several reasons why you may have a toilet that isn’t flushing when you press the lever or the top button. In some cases, the solution may be a simple one you can remedy on your own. Other times, you’ll need to call professionals for plumbing in Sudbury, MA to fix the issue. Below are some of the common causes of a non-flushing toilet and what you can do about them if anything.

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The Big Benefits of Fall Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 8th, 2018

calendar-scheduling-bookEvery fall, we make a big push with our customers and soon-to-be-customers to schedule maintenance for their heating systems. This isn’t something we do just so our technicians can keep busy during the crunch seasons of summer and winter. We do it because any HVAC company worth hiring recommends it, and so does the US Department of Energy. In over thirty years in business, we’ve seen the major benefits of routine heating maintenance. We’ll explain below what these benefits are so you’ll know not to miss a fall maintenance inspection and tune-up for your heating system.

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What Is Hot Water Recirculation? Is It Worthwhile?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

young-woman-cold-shower-screamYour household uses hot water in many different ways throughout the day, and this makes the water heater one of the essential home appliances. You always want your water heater to work at its best, and if at any point you think you need a professional plumber in Sudbury, MA to fix your water heater, never hesitate to give us a call. We’ll see that you receive the hot water you need.

You can also call a plumber to help you improve your hot water system. For example, you may have heard about something called a hot water recirculation system. This is a great way to make hot water use easier in a home. But what is it, exactly?

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4 Misconceptions about Ductwork

Monday, March 12th, 2018

heating/cooling register on wallThe ductwork is as much of a fixture in your home as the plumbing or the drywall, something you don’t give a second thought to most of the time. Hidden behind walls and ceilings, the ductwork quietly allows for the passing of air in order to heat or cool every room in your home. This does not seem like a very complex structure, which is why you may not think your ductwork needs much attention.

However, this is a major issue in the world of HVAC. Ductwork can often be the source of a home’s heating and cooling woes, but we are here to help. We’re clearing up 4 misconceptions you might have about home air ducts. Feel free to call our team when your ducts need service.

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When Your Heating System Shows Signs of Failure

Monday, February 12th, 2018

cold-man-thermostatWe know how easy it can be for life to get in the way of doing things that are important for your home’s maintenance. We’ve all forgotten to clean the gutters in time for winter, or neglected to clean the top of the ceiling fan for several months—but we usually learn from the mistake. Missing out on service for your heating system, though, is one mistake we don’t want you to have to learn from.

A heating repair can cost a lot more when it’s caught too late. Know the signs of heating failure and know what to do when you suspect a problem with our short guide, and call our experts for more information.

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Lower Heating Costs without the Discomfort

Monday, January 15th, 2018

How can you save on heating a home in the winter? You can, of course, shut off the heater (impossible for most of winter in our area), or you can lower the thermostat to a temperature that still leaves you shivering. We don’t recommend this for your health or wellbeing, or for the pipes in your home. Besides, there are other ways to lower your heating costs—without so much suffering.

Today, our experts show you some ways to save money on heating without watching icicles build up in your home. Follow our tips for a more efficient home, a longer-lasting HVAC system, and comfort throughout the toughest season.

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What You Can Do about Frozen Pipes

Monday, December 4th, 2017

icicles-pipe-freezeWhen the insides of your pipes freeze, the flow of water is halted to one or more fixtures in your home—but that’s the least of your problems. It’s a bummer to be without water, but it’s a lot worse when your pipes burst, leaving you with water damage and a costly repair ahead of you.

Water expands when it’s freezing. When it expands in the pipes, it slowly increases their chances of bursting and leaking water all over the foundation of your home. That means you should take action before it happens in the first place, or at least as soon as you notice a problem.

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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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