While our company is held in high regard in the HVAC sector—we actually just received the 2015 Angie’s List Super Service award for the Heating and Air Conditioning category—homeowners in the area are wise to remember that we offer truly exceptional plumbing services, as well.
One of the most common service requests that we get is for the replacement of a water heater. While you may think that this is a very straightforward process, there are some important decisions to be made. The homeowner must first recognize the need for repair, and then choose his or her new water heater carefully. Here are a few tips to make your water heater replacement in Framingham, MA a complete success, courtesy of the pros here at Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.
There are numerous instances in which a homeowner may decide to replace his or her water heater. Of course, this is an obvious choice in the event of a total breakdown. However, you’ll ideally replace your water heater before this point.
Pay attention to your utility bills, and keep your water heater’s age in mind. If you notice that it costs more and more in order to heat water for use throughout your home, especially if it is at or near the end of its projected lifespan, then a replacement may be a good option to consider. If your water heater has never really performed that well, perhaps due to improper sizing, and you can now afford to replace it, that too is a completely reasonable motivator. Finally, keep in mind repair needs and their frequency. If your system is often in need of service, investing in a new system may make more sense financially.
The tank water heater is still the most popular type of system among homeowners. These water heaters are fairly affordable, and maintaining a reservoir of hot water at all times means that they’re ready for action, even when hot water is needed at multiple points of use. Some homeowners are wary of the standby energy loss that these systems can encounter, though, wherein some of the heat in the water within the tank transfers out to the air surrounding it.
The tankless water heater eliminates this risk entirely, as it completely eliminates the storage tank from the equation. However, tankless water heaters also tend to be a much larger investment than traditional tank models, and they may be more easily overwhelmed at times when demand is high. Ultimately, you’ll have to decide which is right for your home. We’re happy to answer any questions that you may have in order to make that decision confidently.
Francis from Nicholson Plumbing and Heating was excellent. He was here to evaluate HVAC in our home. He was very patient and answered all my questions. He is also polite and easy to communicate with him. He explained technical concepts to me in layperson terms!
- Shelley S.
Nicholson offered what is possibly the best customer service I have dealt with in a home repair situation. I called them because I was looking to replace my very old furnace. They came out to do an initial estimate, and then came back when I had some further questions about my options. After installing the furnace, they ran into some problems with my air ducts. This happened on a Friday, and the problem was fixed by Monday afternoon. In addition to their excellent service, they did quality work at a fair price. I would recommend them to anyone looking for an HVAC company in the Framingham area!
- Melissa T.
Recently used these guys because my HVAC unit AC wasn’t working (first hot day of summer). Showed up on time, wore booties, fixed the unit. During the visit we talked about how my unit was having problems in the winter – which was resulting in NSTAR service calls of maybe 3-4 times per season (I am on a service plan with them). He was the first guy to tell me WHY the problem was happening, and HOW to fix it. I find it strange that all of the NSTAR guys etc. no one took time to point out how to fix the source of the problem…Very professional, smart. I would use them again, and plan to for the fix on my heating unit!
- Ben J.
Nicholson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning is the best and most reliable source for electrical service. We are proud to be Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Elite Contractors, that have gone through extensive accreditation and training in order to provide proven high-quality service. Get in touch with us whenever you need to have electrical work done in Framingham!