FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Oct. 16, 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 offering advice to Boston-area homeowners looking to improve the indoor air quality of their home or combat the possible development of mold during a damp fall season.
“Indoor air quality can be affected by a number of things, from pollen to cat dander to mold,” said Mike Nicholson, owner of Nicholson Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning. “Once the weather starts turning cooler, homeowners spend more and more time indoors. If they aren’t careful, the air they’re breathing can become stale and full of pollutants.”
One thing Nicholson suggests might be a bit surprising to some homeowners: Opening windows.
“There are certain times of year that are perfect for opening a home’s window: spring and fall,” Nicholson said. “Summer and winter temperatures can be too extreme, but opening windows in the fall allows fresh air to circulate throughout the home. Using a ceiling fan helps, too.”
Nicholson also stresses regular cleaning. While many may think of spring as the prime time to clean, Nicholson says cleaning is vital in the fall, especially once the house is closed up in winter. A professional can help when it comes to cleaning areas like air ducts. He also urges homeowners to give blankets and comforters that have been stored away for the summer a fresh wash before using.
“Cleaning not only helps with air quality, but it can help locate existing issues before they become major or costly repairs,” Nicholson said. “Air ducts can harbor mold, as can the areas near your pipes. Homeowners should stay on top of these potential issues, and all it takes is a little preventative care.”
Nicholson encourages homeowners to install humidifiers and schedule a tune-up for their heating and cooling system. In fact, if not properly maintained, an HVAC system can develop moisture and mold, releasing harmful spores into the home.
“Nothing will help indoor air quality as much as a maintained heating and cooling system,” Nicholson said. “Your HVAC system is responsible for circulating the air throughout your entire home, so you want to make sure the air it’s pushing out is clean. Check your filters at least once a month, and get them replaced if they’re dirty.”
For more information about conserving and improving the quality of your water at home this fall and winter, 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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