With Cooler Temperatures On The Way, MetroWest Company Offers Fall Indoor Air Quality Advice
Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning says simple steps can be very effective
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 http://www.nicholson-hvac.com/.