FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Sep. 13, 2018 – Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, a family-owned home service company and recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award for the eighth year in a row, is urging MetroWest homeowners to consider early furnace tune-ups before the weather turns colder.
It’s estimated the 40 percent of boilers that fail during winter do so the first day the temperatures drop below freezing.
“While falling temperatures might mean extra layers for Massachusetts residents, they also mean home furnaces are more likely to fail, putting uninsulated plumbing and pipes at risk for bursting,” said Mike Nicholson, owner of Nicholson Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning. “This is actually a really good time to start thinking about tune-ups. With kids back in school, it makes it easier to schedule appointments and routine maintenance. Freezing temperatures are still a couple of months away, but a lot of devastating damage can happen to an improperly heated home. ”
In fact, Nicholson says extreme temperatures can lead to a furnace experiencing a major problem, such as a carbon monoxide leak or even a complete failure.
According to Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, homeowners should consider early tune-ups for the following reasons:
— Prolong the life of your furnace — Regular maintenance can keep your furnace working at maximum efficiency and actually lengthen the life of the equipment. Many homeowners might not know skipping annual maintenance can often void a manufacturer’s warranty.
— Prevent frozen pipes — It’s not unusual for homeowners to lower the thermostat while they’re away from home. However, Nicholson recommends MetroWest residents maintain a regular temperature — around 65 — in their home to avoid bursting or frozen pipes.
— Stay safe — Most furnaces are gas-burning, which produces carbon dioxide. A leak could prove dangerous, or even fatal. During routine maintenance, a technician will take preventative measures to ensure this can’t happen, such as changing the filter and giving the furnace a thorough cleaning.
“A lot of homeowners have good intentions when it comes to scheduling maintenance,” Nicholson said. “The problem is that it’s easy to forget things like tune-ups when your equipment is still operating correctly. It only becomes an issue when something breaks or fails, and our goal is to help local residents avoid costly and inconvenient damage or repairs. The last thing anyone wants is to be without heat when the temperatures are below freezing.”
For more information about scheduling an early tune-up for your furnace, call Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning at (508) 881-1500 or visit www.nicholson-hvac.com.
About Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
Based in Holliston, Massachusetts, Nicholson is a family-owned, full-service residential plumbing, heating, and air conditioning company proudly serving all of the MetroWest area and beyond. Nicholson takes an all-encompassing approach to ensure clients reach the highest possible level of comfort, while staying within their budget. The company offers a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee and Solid Warranty. Winner of the 2018 Best of Houzz Award for Customer Service, Nicholson has also been honored with the Angie’s List Super Service Award for eight years in a row, the Carrier 2018 Presidents Award, as well as the 2016 Carrier DCNE Outstanding Performance Award. For more information, visit Nicholson at https://nicholson-hvac.com/.
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.
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