Winters Home Services Supports Billy Falasca Scholarship Foundation

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The Winters Team

Winters Home Services of Cambridge, an award-winning provider of plumbing, heating, cooling and drain cleaning services to the greater Boston area, has become a contributor to the Billy Falasca Scholarship Foundation.

The Billy Falasca Scholarship, established by the Falasca Family and Friends with support from Winters Home Services, recognizes young people who have demonstrated a spirit of volunteerism to children with disabilities.

The Medford Invitational Tournament, Inc. (MIT), is awarding two Billy Falasca Scholarships in memory of William “Billy” Falasca, who was a member of MIT’s Board of Directors and founder of MIT’s Challenger Day. The Challenger Division of Little League Baseball is a unique part of the organization that provides children with physical and mental disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. On Challenger Day, over seventy Challenger Athletes and their families are invited to take part in a unique Little League championship experience.

Billy Falasca Scholarship Criteria

To meet the scholarship’s criteria, a candidate must be a resident of Medford or Malden; must be a graduating high school student advancing his/her education in college, the trades, or military service; must demonstrate a “Spirit of Volunteerism” that involves children with mental and physical disabilities; and must submit a complete application to the scholarship selection committee by June 30, 2015.

Two, $1000 Billy Falasca Scholarships will be awarded at MIT’s Ninth Annual Challenger Day on August 9, 2015 at the home of Malden Challenger Baseball, Bruce Field.

To learn more about the Billy Falasca Scholarship and to submit a scholarship application, visit www.mitbaseball.com.

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, Winter’s 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.

 

Winters Home Services of Cambridge Hires New Technician

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Brian Falasca

Winters Home Services, an award-winning provider of plumbing, heating, cooling, and drain cleaning services, based in Cambridge, MA, has recently appointed Brian Falasca, a Journeyman plumber, as a Technician.

In his new position, Mr. Falasca will work with Winters’ master plumbers in serving the plumbing and heating needs of residents throughout the greater Boston area.

Mr. Falasca graduated with high honors and a plumbing degree from Minuteman Career and Technical High School in Lexington, MA. Mr. Falasca’s leadership ability served him well during high school, where as captain of the hockey and golf teams, he led them to all conference and state tournament victories. Following high school, he immediately became a licensed plumbing apprentice and several years later, a Journeyman plumber.

Encouraged by his father who was a gas technician for National Grid for 25 years, Mr. Falasca continued his education in gas and heating at the Peterson School of Woburn, MA.

“Brian has superior technical and leadership skills along with a very good work ethic. He excels at providing the highest level of customer service and is a great fit for our team,” noted Tim Flynn, owner of Winters Home Services.

Mr. Falasca resides in Medford, MA. He is a part of the Challenger Baseball Division in Medford, and helps the organization host events. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

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, Winter’s 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.

Winters Home Services Offers Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

DSC06078 smallMay is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Winters Home Services, providers of plumbing, heating, cooling and air quality services to residents throughout the greater Boston area, offers tips for improving air quality in the home.

According to the American Lung Association, an estimated 40 million people in the nation are affected by allergies, and asthma is the leading chronic illness among children.

Tim Flynn, owner of Winters Home Services explained, “Indoor air quality is crucial because we spend the majority of time indoors, where we are repeatedly exposed to indoor air pollutants. Indoor irritants can trigger an allergic or asthmatic reaction.”

To improve the home’s air quality for individuals with asthma and allergies, it’s important to reduce irritants such as dust and dust mites, mold, pollen, smoke, pet hair and other pollutants.

Air cleaners or purifiers can help reduce pollutants. High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are designed to remove 99.97 percent of all airborne pollutants, which includes pollen and dust. Installing an ultra-high efficiency air purifier such as IQAir, one of the highest rated air purifying systems in the U.S. and available through Winters Home Services, can significantly improve air quality.

Water leaks and high humidity can lead to mold growth. Check for, and repair any plumbing leaks promptly. Keep homes dry by using dehumidifiers.

Minimize dust and dirt tracked in from the outdoors by removing shoes at the door to your home. Reduce irritants that settle on your home’s surfaces by cleaning these surfaces weekly with a damp cloth and using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter.

Replace air filters and ensure routine maintenance and repair of air conditioning units.

The fireplace can be a major source of carbon monoxide and combustion pollutants. Make sure to have the flue and chimney inspected annually for exhaust back drafting, flue obstructions or cracks, excess creosote or other damage.

Forego the fragrance aerosols and other synthetic fragrances, which can emit various chemicals into the air.

“Improving a home’s indoor air quality can reduce the exposure to allergens and pollutants, which is key in the management of asthma and allergies,” explained Flynn.

Take steps towards better air quality in the home. Have your plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems inspected annually and consider installing an air purifier. Contact Winters Home Services at 866-482-7586 or visit wintershomeservices.com.

About Winters Home Services

Winters Home Services is an award-winning service company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, specializing in plumbing, heating, cooling, drain cleaning and air quality 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.  Dedicated to supporting the community, Winters is a sponsor of the Duckling Day Parade annual Mother’s Day event and a partner of the Friends of the Public Garden, a non-profit organization that works to protect and improve Boston’s first public parks: the Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall. The company is an ongoing supporter of events at Club Café.

For more information, call 866-482-7586 or visit wintershomeservices.com.

Tim Flynn of Winters Home Services Becomes Boston Power Player

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

Tim Flynn, Master Plumber and owner of Winters Home Services, an award-winning provider of plumbing, heating, cooling, and home monitoring services to residents throughout the greater Boston area, has become a Boston Power Player expert contributor.

As a Boston Power Player, Flynn joins the ranks of fellow business professionals in helping Boston residents meet their real estate goals.

With 20 years in the business and 60,000 happy customers, Flynn helps home sellers (and buyers) maneuver the complex heating, cooling and plumbing issues that can arise in a home’s sale or purchase. Flynn’s company also provides state-of-the-art CarePlus Home Monitoring, which enables homeowners to monitor and access their home’s most important systems – from water sensors and home energy meters, carbon monoxide detectors and thermostats to lights, door locks and more – through any Smart device. Essentially, Winters Home Monitoring provides home automation and monitoring to ensure the optimal operation and safety of home systems and the maximum in energy savings, backed by “first-in-line” service and accountability that only a local company can provide.

“A house is one of the largest investments we make. Buyers are looking for homes with energy efficient systems that are in tip-top shape and sellers are aware of this.  But equally as important, and a tremendous selling point, is home monitoring technology, which provides significant value and should be incorporated,” explained Tim Flynn, owner of Winters Home Services. “Homeowners are looking for safety and greater peace of mind, which is exactly what home monitoring provides.”

Flynn discusses Home Monitoring with Chris Devin of Real Estate Talk-Boston on Boston.com, in a video entitled “The Ultimate 21st Century Solution To Leaving Your Home in the Winter”. The video is an overview of Winters Home Monitoring technology and service program that keeps homeowners and their families safe while providing peace of mind. Click link to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIwS_IR-028

To learn more about Tim Flynn and Winters Home Services, visit wintershomeservices.com.

About Winters Home Services

Founded in 1994, 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.  Dedicated to supporting the community, Winters is a sponsor of the Duckling Day Parade annual Mother’s Day event and a partner of the Friends of the Public Garden, a non-profit organization that works to protect and improve Boston’s first public parks: the Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall. The company is an ongoing supporter of events at Club Café.

For more information, call 866-482-7586 or visit wintershomeservices.com.

Winters Plumbing Pros Offer Tips to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

wintersVans1With artic temperatures and extremely low wind chill this week, Winters Home Services, an award-winning provider of plumbing, heating, cooling, and air quality services to residents throughout the greater Boston area, shares tips on how to prevent pipes from freezing.

“Pipes get cold, and they need warmth just like we do. Homeowners should properly insulate them and take steps to avoid pricy disasters,” explained Tim Flynn, owner of Winters Home Services.

Here are a few tips from the Winters plumbing pros:

The pipes under the kitchen and bathroom cabinets are usually not insulated, but those areas are considered “cold space”. Be sure to open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate around the pipes. (Remove any hazardous household cleaners when leaving doors open, so children and pets do not have access to them.)

Turn on your water taps in the kitchen and bathrooms to a slow drip/trickle, as this prevents the pipes from freezing.

At night, leave your thermostat set at the same daytime temperature.

The basement, attic and garage are unheated areas where water supply lines may be located. These pipes need to be insulated in order to prevent them from freezing. There are specific products that may be found at most home improvement stores such UL-listed “heat tape” or a “pipe sleeve” which may be used to protect exposed water pipes. In a pinch, you can also use layers of newspaper to wrap the exposed pipes to protect them during freezing temperatures until you can properly insulate them.

“By taking these measures to prevent your pipes from freezing, your water and heating bills may be slightly higher this month, but you’ll have avoided a very costly repair job due to frozen or burst pipes,” noted Flynn.

If your pipes do freeze, you can safely treat them by applying heat to a section of pipe using a hair dryer on the pipe or by wrapping an electric heating pad around the pipe. Or, instead wrap towels soaked in hot water around the pipe. Turn the tap on while you apply the heat, so as the water starts to flow, it will further help melt the ice in the pipe. Never use any sort of open flame or open flame device to defrost the pipes.

If you need guidance or service for frozen pipes, contact the Winters team at 617-776-5950.

About Winters Home Services

Founded in 1994, Winters Home Services is an award-winning service company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, specializing in plumbing, heating, cooling, drain cleaning and air quality 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.  Dedicated to supporting the community, Winters is a sponsor of the Duckling Day Parade annual Mother’s Day event and a partner of the Friends of the Public Garden, a non-profit organization that works to protect and improve Boston’s first public parks: the Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall. The company is an ongoing supporter of events at Club Café. For more information, call 866-482-7586 or visit wintershomeservices.com.