National Care About Your Indoor Air Month – Get Air Ducts Cleaned

Nicholson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning advises local homeowners on keeping air ducts clean and healthy

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Feb. 10, 2017 – Nicholson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning are experts at caring for heating and air conditioning systems and are offering tips to homeowners on air duct care and maintenance during National Care About Your Indoor Air Month.

Often hidden away behind walls and above ceilings, they’re pretty easy to forget about. But dirty air ducts can have a negative impact on a family’s health and decrease the efficiency of heating and air systems.

“We take great pride in making sure your home’s duct systems are clean and in good working order,” says Mike Nicholson, owner of Nicholson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. “It’s important for the health of your heating and air system and the health of your family that your ducts are professionally maintained.”

February is National Care About Your Indoor Air Month, and this is a great time of year to take care of duct maintenance. Over time, dust, pet dander and dirt build up inside air ducts. Having this debris removed from time to time offers several benefits:

  • Improved heating and air efficiency: It’s unlikely that air ducts will ever become so clogged that airflow is blocked entirely. However, even a little bit of buildup is enough to create enough resistance to hinder normal airflow. When ducts are filthy, filters also clog up faster and force the system to work harder to distribute air. This decreased efficiency leads to higher energy bills and excess wear and tear on a heating and air system.
  • Extended equipment lifespan: As debris builds up in ducts, it also builds up on sensitive system components. The strain of forcing are through clogged filters may also overwhelm fan motors, resulting in premature system failure. Keeping up with air duct cleaning is a simple step you can take to extend the life of a heating and air system.
  • Improved indoor air quality. The air inside a home can be more polluted than the air outdoors. When air ducts aren’t kept clean, the dust and debris within is constantly circulated throughout the home. This can result in allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems, especially among children and the elderly.

Heating and air systems are likely one of the home’s most expensive components. With routine maintenance, including regular air duct cleaning, the investment can be protected while improving the quality of the air inside the home.

To find out more about Nicholson, visit or call 508-881-1500.

About Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning

Based in Ashland, 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. Nicholson is an Angie’s List “Super Service Award” recipient.  For more information, visit Nicholson at


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