Winters Home Services Offers Homeowners Helpful Plumbing Tips to Save Water & Money

Tim Flynn, Winters Home Services
Tim Flynn, Winters Home Services

An average household of four uses about 400 gallons of water per day. From showers and toilets to washing machines, dishwashers and more, that’s a lot of water. But, if you have a leak or have to wait for your water to heat up, you may be using many more gallons and paying dearly for them on your water bill.

Winters Home Services, an award-winning provider of plumbing, heating, cooling, and drain services to residents throughout the greater Boston area, offers helpful plumbing tips to save water and money:

Repair leaks promptly – If you have a leaky faucet, toilet or pipe in your home, fix it immediately before it becomes a much bigger and more expensive problem. Even if it’s a slow leak, such as a dripping faucet, it can account for more than 10 percent of your water usage.

If you don’t know if you have a leak, your water meter readings can provide the clue. When water is not in use, check the meter twice in a two-hour time span. If the readings change, then there is a leak somewhere in your home.

If you can’t determine the source of the leak but your meter readings indicate you definitely have one, call in a professional plumber. You may have a leaky pipe behind a wall, and if left alone, will cause extensive damage that ruins the drywall, deteriorates the framing over time and causes mold growth. A leaky pipe is also an early sign of a burst pipe, which will result in greater damage to your home.

Stop a running toilet – A running toilet can cost you hundreds of dollars and is a major contribution to a costly water bill. It is generally the result of broken internal parts. It could be that a simple repair on the valves is needed, or there could be a larger issue.

“Many people think that showering or doing laundry uses the most water, but actually, the toilet accounts for the largest use of water in a home. If you have a leaky or running toilet, your water bill can skyrocket,” explained Tim Flynn, owner. “If you hear the toilet running or it flushes slowly or overflows often, get it checked out right away. Clogged drains waste water as well and can become a major problem.”

Waiting for hot water – If you turn on the sink or shower and wait anywhere from 30 seconds to over a minute for the water to heat up, precious gallons of clean water go down the drain. You are paying for that water to get hot while it runs. Consider replacing your traditional storage water heater with a Tankless Water Heater or installing a Hot Water Recirculating System. Recirculation pumps will get the water to the faucet faster and keep it hot in the line longer. They usually cost approximately $1000, which can be recouped in about two and a half years. Either system will ensure immediate delivery of hot water when you need it and provide significant water savings.

Winters Home Services shares plumbing tips in a number of videos on their website. Learn more about fixing a leaky faucet, testing your toilet for leaks and more by viewing Winters’ videos at www.wintershomeservices.com/videos.php.

Homeowners in need of professional plumbing and drain repair/service, call 866-482-7586.

About Winters Home Services


Winters Home Services is an award-winning service company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, specializing in plumbing, heating, cooling, and home monitoring services. Offering the first-to-market CarePlus Home Monitoring Program and lifetime guarantees on many of their services, the company focuses on high quality workmanship and consistent world-class customer service. Winters Home Services promises to fulfill the needs of every customer with a sense of urgency, ensuring comfort, safety and well-being.

Winters Home Services is one of the largest residential plumbing companies in the greater Boston-area with a large fleet on the road and a full staff of licensed and insured plumbers and technicians. Tim Flynn, owner, was recently named a Boston Power Player, helping Boston residents meet their real estate goals. Flynn has shared plumbing, HVAC and home monitoring tips on New England Real Estate Journal (NEREJ) Radio, Boston.com Real Estate Talk Boston and WPLM-FM 99.1. For more information, call 866-482-7586 or visit www.wintershomeservices.com.

Cambridge Home Cooling Experts Outline Ductless Air Conditioning Advantages

Tim Flynn and the Winters team
Tim Flynn and the Winters team

Winters Home Services, an award-winning provider of plumbing, heating and cooling services to the greater Boston area, outlines the benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning and offers homeowners a special “buy back” discount for their window air conditioning units when they install a ductless cooling system.

“Ductless cooling systems are energy efficient and much more effective at cooling the home than window units. They may be installed in any home, regardless of whether there is existing ductwork. And, the systems are extremely quiet,” explained Tim Flynn, owner.

Advantages of ductless cooling systems include allergen filtration, energy efficiency, ease of installation, convenience and superior home comfort.

Winters Home Services has announced a special “buy back” program, where essentially, the company gives the homeowner a $25 discount towards new ductless cooling installation for every old window air conditioning unit no longer needed.

Flynn continued, “Once a homeowner has experienced the superior performance of a ductless cooling system, they will never again use a window unit. A ductless cooling system is about half the cost of a central air system and best of all, can be installed in a day.”

Winters Home Services installs Mitsubishi, Fujitsu and Samsung ductless cooling systems. Single-zone ductless cooling systems are ideal for homes without ductwork, and provide individual comfort control wherever needed, such as in home offices, bedrooms and more. Each unit connects to a compact outdoor condensing unit. With Multi-zone ductless cooling systems, individual air handling units located in within a home’s zone (of several rooms) can be connected to a single outdoor condensing unit.

To arrange a ductless cooling consultation, contact Winters Homes Services at 866-482-7586.

About Winters Home Services

Winters Home Services is an award-winning service company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, specializing in plumbing, heating, cooling, and home monitoring services. Offering the first-to-market CarePlus Home Monitoring Program and lifetime guarantees on many of their services, the company focuses on high quality workmanship and consistent world-class customer service. Winters Home Services promises to fulfill the needs of every customer with a sense of urgency, ensuring comfort, safety and well-being.

Winters Home Services is one of the largest residential plumbing companies in the greater Boston-area with a large fleet on the road and a full staff of licensed and insured plumbers and technicians. Tim Flynn, owner, was recently named a Boston Power Player, helping Boston residents meet their real estate goals. Flynn has shared plumbing, HVAC and home monitoring tips on New England Real Estate Journal (NEREJ) Radio, Boston.com Real Estate Talk Boston and WPLM-FM 99.1. For more information, call 866-482-7586 or visit wintershomeservices.com.

 

Falconi Energy Announces Ductless Cooling Systems

Falconi_vertical logo red smallThere’s a lot to be said for everyday comfort. During the summer, many of us enjoy an air-conditioned commute to a temperature-controlled workplace and, lunch at an air-conditioned restaurant. Yet, at the day’s end, we go home to a stifling house.

Falconi Energy, a leading supplier of premium heating oil and a full-service heating and cooling company based in Southborough, MA offers a “cool” solution for homeowners who have old, inefficient window air conditioner units and those who do not have central air or the ducted system required for it.

Falconi Energy provides brand leader Mini-Split Ductless Cooling Systems that are energy efficient and highly effective. Instead of central air’s bulky and costly ducts and indoor evaporator unit, a ductless cooling system utilizes thin copper tubing, and the compressor and condenser units are located outside the home.

At half the cost of a central air system and noticeably quieter than inefficient, conventional window units, mini-split ductless cooling systems are the future of home comfort. Advantages include energy cost-savings, same-day installation, and room-by-room zoned comfort. Ductless cooling systems also improve indoor air quality with a multi-stage filtration system that reduces dust, pollen and allergens in the home.

Recycle Old Window A/C Units

Catering to the homeowner’s unique cooling requirements, Falconi Energy provides custom installation of single zone or multi-zone wall, floor, and ceiling mounted units. Mini-Split Ductless Cooling Systems are affordable and begin at $3,500 installed. The company offers 0 percent loan programs for qualified customers to help with the transition to a new ductless cooling system. Falconi Energy will also recycle old window air conditioner units, and encourages “trade-in” of window units at the time of ductless system installation.

“New technology makes it simple to have the same comfort as a central air system at a fraction of the cost,” explained Jim Falconi, president. “Not only that, but unlike central air, split ductless cooling systems do not use harsh coolant so they are better for the environment. Homeowners now have an environmentally-friendly, energy efficient, cost-effective (and quiet) way to cool their homes.”

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Rebate

Homeowners who opt for a Ductless Mini-Split cooling unit with heat pump (which provides cooling and heating for year-round comfort) may be able to take advantage of additional savings by way of a COOL SMART rebate. To learn more about the Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump rebate and download a brochure and application, visit www.masssave.com/residential/heating-and-cooling.

For more information or to arrange a home evaluation with one of Falconi Energy’s licensed, trained professionals, contact (508) 485-0377.

Falconi Energy – The Home Comfort Experts

Since 1935, Falconi Energy (formerly known as Falconi Brothers) has been providing fuel to residents and businesses in Southborough and beyond.  Owned and operated by the Falconi family for three generations, Falconi Energy, has become a major force in the home comfort industry.

Falconi Energy is a leading supplier of premium heating oil and other quality fuels as well as a full-service heating and cooling company. Falconi Energy offers gas, propane, and oil fired heating and domestic hot water system service and installation, as well as complete HVAC service and installation. Their staff of 20 and modern, well-maintained fleet of delivery trucks, service vans, and installation vehicles, enable them to serve thousands of customers in the MetroWest/Worcester area.

Falconi Energy caters to customers in Southborough and surrounding communities including Ashland, Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Framingham, Grafton, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Upton and Westborough. The company is located at 29 Boston Road, P.O. Box 301 Southborough, MA 01772. For more information, visit http://www.falconienergy.com or contact (508) 485-0377.

Falconi Energy Announces “2 Cent Tuesdays” to Support Senior Center Programs

Falconi gas station 2 no pricesFalconi Energy, a leading supplier of premium heating oil and a full-service heating and cooling company based in Southborough, MA, is kicking off the New Year by bringing back “2 Cent Tuesdays” at their Shell gas station at 29 Boston Road in Southborough.

How “2 Cent Tuesdays” Works

Beginning in January and running throughout the year, two cents from every gallon of gasoline sold on Tuesdays will be donated to Southborough Council on Aging (COA). Falconi Energy will present the COA with a check every quarter of fiscal year 2015. The money donated supports many senior events as well as the purchase of supplies and furnishings.

“It all adds up. In previous years, our donations from ‘2 Cent Tuesdays’ averaged about $6,000 annually. Consider filling up your gas tank on Tuesdays at our Shell station to support the Southborough Senior Center,” said Jim Falconi, owner of the 79 year-old Falconi Energy company.

Community Outreach

Falconi Energy is dedicated to giving back to the community. In addition to “2 Cent Tuesdays”, the company holds the annual Falconi Golf Tournament. The tournament is in its 24th year and is run by the Friends of the COA, a non-profit fundraising group that supports the COA.  Jim Falconi is a member of the Friends of the COA. He sponsored four holes in the 2014 golf tournament and funded three foursomes. The event raised over $10K for the COA.

About Southborough COA

Southborough COA provides the town’s seniors with a variety of activities, services and events. For more information, contact 508-229-4453 or visit http://southboroughseniors.com.

Falconi Energy – The Home Comfort Experts

Since 1935, Falconi Energy (formerly known as Falconi Brothers) has been providing fuel to residents and businesses in Southborough and beyond.  Owned and operated by the Falconi family for three generations, Falconi Energy, has become a major force in the home comfort industry.

Falconi Energy is a leading supplier of premium heating oil and other quality fuels as well as a full-service heating and cooling company. Falconi Energy offers gas, propane, and oil fired heating and domestic hot water system service and installation, as well as complete HVAC service and installation. Their staff of 20 and modern, well-maintained fleet of delivery trucks, service vans, and installation vehicles, enable them to serve thousands of customers in the MetroWest/Worcester area.

Falconi Energy caters to customers in Southborough and surrounding communities including Ashland, Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Framingham, Grafton, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Upton and Westborough. The company is located at 29 Boston Road, P.O. Box 301 Southborough, MA 01772. For more information, visit http://www.falconienergy.com or contact (508) 485-0377.

Falconi Energy Expands HVAC Services

Falconi_vertical logo red smallFalconi Energy, a leading supplier of quality fuels and heating and cooling services based in Southborough, MA, has expanded their services to provide natural gas heat equipment installation and service.

Falconi Energy has been providing fuel to residents and businesses since 1935. The company has diversified to provide gas and oil fired heating and domestic hot water system installation and service, as well as air conditioning installation and service. Now, customers throughout the MetroWest/Worcester area can call on Falconi Energy’s expert licensed technicians to install and service their natural gas systems.

The company offers Service Plans which helps customers save on fuel costs and includes an annual system tune-up, on-call 24/7 emergency service, a 30 percent discount on parts and labor and a safety check.

“We’re a one-stop-shop that provides fuel as well as equipment installation and service. At Falconi Energy, we go beyond simply recommending quality equipment. We strive to understand the customer’s objectives first, such as fuel efficiency or other home comfort considerations. Then, we recommend a system that makes modern technology and control work for the customer,” explained Jim Falconi, owner.

He continued, “Homeowners can save quite a bit on their annual energy costs simply by installing qualifying, up-to-date heating and cooling systems. Mass Save® offers a number of energy saving programs which includes incentives and rebates on equipment installations and more. ”

To learn more about products and services offered, visit www.falconienergy.com.

Falconi Energy – The Home Comfort Experts

Since 1935, Falconi Energy (formerly known as Falconi Brothers) has been providing fuel to residents and businesses in Southborough and beyond.  Owned and operated by the Falconi family for three generations, Falconi Energy, has become a major force in the home comfort industry.

Falconi Energy is a leading supplier of premium heating oil and other quality fuels as well as a full-service heating and cooling company. Falconi Energy offers gas, propane, and oil fired heating and domestic hot water system service and installation, as well as complete HVAC service and installation. Their staff of 20 and modern, well-maintained fleet of delivery trucks, service vans, and installation vehicles, enable them to serve thousands of customers in the MetroWest/Worcester area.

Falconi Energy caters to customers in Southborough and surrounding communities including Ashland, Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Framingham, Grafton, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Upton and Westborough. The company is located at 29 Boston Road, P.O. Box 301 Southborough, MA 01772. For more information, visit http://www.falconienergy.com or contact (508) 485-0377.