Did you know that regular heating maintenance can keep your heater running well for a long time? Our team of technicians provide dependable heating maintenance services for homeowners in areas of Massachusetts such as Framingham, Natick, Milford, Marlborough, Waltham, and Newton. We will make sure you stay warm this winter!
If you have any heater maintenance questions or you’d like to schedule an appointment with us, give us a call today. We’ll get you the answers you need or send out a technician to your Framingham or WestMetro property.
Benefits of Heating Tune-Ups
There are several benefits of having heating maintenance in Framingham, MA or the MetroWest area performed. It is an investment in your home, your comfort, and your future. Having your heater tuned up can lead to:
- Increased energy efficiency
- Lower energy bills
- Increased heater lifespan
- Increased comfort at home
- Even comfort throughout your home
- Alleviation of anxiety about your heating system
Our Heating Maintenance Checklist
When you call Nicholson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning for a heating tune-up in Framingham, MA, you can trust in your heater to work well and heat your home. Every Framingham heating maintenance visit involves a thorough check of your heating system. We’ll make sure your heater has everything it needs to keep you warm this winter by:
- Visually inspecting the system, including ductwork, indoor & outdoor units.
- Changing filters. If your system has them, we’ll change them out.
- Cleaning out dust & debris, which can build up and hamper efficient functioning.
- Testing every component, to make sure each part is working as intended.
If we find any problems with your heater or heating system, we’ll let you know. We’ll then work with you to get these things fixed before you need to rely on your heater to say warm and to keep your pipes from freezing.
Heater Maintenance Services in Framingham, MA and Other Areas
When you need heating maintenance 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 heating project. To learn more or to 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.