Double Your Pleasure: Checking the Heating and Cooling Systems in Your MetroWest Home

Now that winter is past and summer is coming, greater MetroWest area homeowners can save money by getting their heating and cooling systems inspected and tuned-up at the same time. Hot and cold thermometers.

Time for a Tune-Up

It’s hard to remember to schedule annual air conditioning maintenance before the temperature starts to soar but flipping the switch on an HVAC unit that hasn’t been inspected after lying dormant all winter can lead to trouble. Scheduling a tune-up by one of the licensed professionals at Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning ensures the system will run at peak efficiency and help identify any problems needing correction.

Should You Replace Your AC?

It might be time to consider replacing your HVAC unit. The average lifespan for an air conditioner is about 20 years. According to, even if it’s still in working order, it can make financial sense to replace air conditioners that have seen a decade or more of service:

Most central air conditioning units last about 20 years. At 12 years old, your air conditioning unit is passing its mid-life point. Even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20-40 percent of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.

Signs your air conditioning unit may need replacement include: frequent repairs, running inefficiently, taking longer than normal to cool your home, and rising utility bills.

Don’t Forget the Heating

Even though winter is finally behind us, greater MetroWest area homeowners can take advantage of the opportunity to schedule a heating system inspection and tune-up at the same time their HVAC is being examined. This will give our professionals the chance to spot any small problems with the heating system before they require expensive fixes.

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For more information about how to schedule an HVAC tune-up or an inspection of your heating system, call Nicholson at 508-881-1500 or visit We proudly offer discounts for seniors, veterans and disabled individuals.

Our level of commitment to our customer and superior service is the reason you can find comfort in choosing Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.

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  • 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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