Air Conditioning Installation Framingham, MA
At Nicholson, we’re here to help you and your family stay cool on even the hottest, muggiest days. Whether you’re building a new home or replacing your existing air conditioner with a newer, more energy efficient model, we offer the best air conditioning installation in Framingham, MA and the MetroWest area. From helping you choose a system with the right capacity, efficiency and price to suit your needs, to installing it promptly and professionally, we’re here every step of the way for your Framingham AC installation!
Choosing A New AC System
We specialize in high-efficiency cooling systems that have been carefully designed to be the most cost-effective on the market; the most popular being Carrier. No matter what brand you choose for your air conditioning installation in Framingham or the MetroWest area, you can trust Nicholson thanks to our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and additional one-year parts and labor warranty.
When you’re ready for Framingham AC installation, here are several factors and features to keep in mind:
- The size of your home
- Energy efficiency & preferences
- Temperature, humidity & allergen control
- Programmable thermostats
- Air filtration & allergen control
When your air conditioner in the MetroWest area isn’t working like it should, it’s important to have it repaired right away. Air conditioners can typically be fixed quickly and inexpensively as long as the problem is addressed before it gets worse. If your AC isn’t cooling evenly, you’ve noticed a higher electric bill or unusual noises or smells, call us for air conditioning repair!
Take care of your air conditioner on a regular basis, and it will take care of you during the hot summer months. By keeping up with routine air conditioner maintenance in the MetroWest area, it’s often possible to prevent breakdowns and prolong the life of your AC system. From changing filters to duct cleaning and more, we’ll help you take care of your cooling system.
When Should I Replace My Air Conditioner?
While there aren’t any absolutes to this question, here are some general guidelines that we use to help people decide if now is the time for air conditioning replacement in Framingham. You may want to replace your air conditioner if:
- Your air conditioner is broken beyond repair
- The cost of fixing your air conditioner is more than half the cost of getting a new unit
- Your air conditioner is more than 15 years old or is younger but out of warranty
- Your air conditioner is no longer able to efficiently cool your home
- our air conditioner needs to be repaired frequently
Our Framingham AC installation experts would be happy to give you a professional opinion as to whether you need a new AC unit or system!
Call Your Local MetroWest & Framingham Air Conditioning Experts Now!
When you need air conditioning installation in Framingham or the MetroWest area, count on the experts right here at Nicholson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. We hire only the best technicians, and they have the tools, equipment and expertise necessary to tackle any air conditioning project. To learn more or schedule service, give us a call now!
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.