Winters Home Services
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Winters Home Services has received 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 150 customer surveys.
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4th year as a Best Pick Call
"What sets our company apart is our delivery of consistent, world-class service. We are believers in continuous improvement for the betterment of our customers. We promise to fulfill the needs of every customer with a sense of urgency, aiming for the gold standard of 'fixing it right, right away, today.'"

Tim Flynn | President
Company Information
Services Offered
Winters Home Services specializes in the service, repair, and installation of heating and cooling equipment for residential customers. In addition to installing air quality control products, the company offers plumbing and drain services.
Services Not Offered
Winters Home Services does not work on window A/C units or oil heating systems.
Warranty
The company honors manufacturers' warranties on parts and offers a variety of maintenance plans for HVAC systems.
Company History
Winters Home Services is a local company that was founded in 1995.
Employee Information
Employees must meet the company's professional qualifications in addition to undergoing background checks and drug testing. Technicians arrive in uniforms and marked vehicles, and homeowners are sent a bio and photo prior to being serviced.
Areas Served
Arlington, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Malden, Medford, Newton, Quincy, Somerville, Billerica, Lexington, Marlborough, Maynard, Waltham, Andover, Beverly, Burlington, Lynn, Peabody, Salem, Woburn, Framingham, Hopkinton, Medfield, Natick, Needham, Sharon, Stoughton, Wellesley
Address
67 Smith Place
Cambridge, MA 2138
Hours
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Open 24 hours
Tue
Open 24 hours
Wed
Open 24 hours
Thu
Open 24 hours
Fri
Open 24 hours
Sat
Open 24 hours
Sun
Open 24 hours

Compiled Score:

Winters Home Services has received 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 150 customer surveys.
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Review by
07/25/2018

“I would like to recognize Zane.”

Review by
07/15/2018

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Review by
07/05/2018

“I was satisfied with their timeliness and professionalism.”

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07/05/2018

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Review by
07/03/2018

“John the service guy should be recognized.”

Review by
06/24/2018

“Vinnie did a great job with our furnace.”

Review by
06/19/2018

“They were all perfect.”

Review by
06/19/2018

“I was most satisfied that they were prompt and on time.”

Review by
06/18/2018

“He did the work quickly and was very thorough in what he knew. He was really competent.”

Review by
06/18/2018

“I love Steven. He's awesome. He helped me with a couple of things.”

Review by
06/17/2018

“Winters is prompt, have knowledgeable service staff, and DO the job.”

Review by
06/14/2018

“Winters Home Services met all of my expectations.”

Review by
06/13/2018

“I didn't know what to expect. I was very pleased.”

Review by
06/11/2018

“Kenny made sure we were not without water while we were waiting for parts to come in.”

Review by
06/10/2018

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Review by
06/08/2018

“They were very responsive in coming. They scheduled as soon as they could to fit me in. I appreciated that.”

Review by
06/07/2018

“Joe and Jimmy did a good job with the install.”

Review by
06/07/2018

“Winters Home Services always exceeds my expectations. I have been using them for years.”

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06/07/2018

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Review by
06/07/2018

“They failed to fix my broken air conditioning unit.”

Review by
06/07/2018

“I think their prices are very, very high. I called around afterwards and found a lot cheaper.”

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06/06/2018

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06/06/2018

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06/05/2018

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03/29/2018

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Review by
03/29/2018

“Winters did a good job. I had some trouble with the furnace keeping up with the heat.”

Review by
03/29/2018

“They've been prompt and courteous.”

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03/29/2018

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03/29/2018

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03/28/2018

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Review by
03/28/2018

“It was a great experience!”

Review by
03/28/2018

“They had to reschedule for some other client emergencies. We understood—it was not their fault.”

Review by
03/28/2018

“Initially, they came out for busted pipes. It was 10 at night and they stayed until two in the morning. It was an emergency call. I found their information from a website. We worked with them recently for mold in the air conditioner as well. I plan to use them when I replace my air conditioner. They all deserve raises!”

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03/28/2018

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03/28/2018

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Review by
03/28/2018

“Winters did a fantastic job. They were just pricey. They did the work.”

Review by
03/28/2018

“Some things had to be redone. They were supposed to come one particular day, and then they called and said some people wouldn't be able to come because of a holiday the next day. That happened two times.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“The guy from Winters that came out was great. I was very happy with them. They didn’t do any work, he was just checking things out for me, but from what he was talking about, I'd grade him an A.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“Winters was really easy to work with. We really liked the service person that came out. He worked over the weekend, he made a lot of extra effort to do the repairs, and I was happy with the work. They're an A.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“I'd say their attention to detail was great. They were very friendly and punctual, and I appreciated that. I would definitely say they're an A.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“Winters did work for me a while ago. I moved down to North Carolina about four months ago. I'd say I have no complaints. I'd recommend them.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“They came and started the job right away. I would say they’re an A.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“It was an excellent experience. I have no complaints.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“They were wonderful; they were very good.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“Winters did work for me. They were good.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“My husband was here during the day with them. They were excellent; no complaints.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“There was nothing in particular I liked about them. I'd grade them an A.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“They did work in the summer, and they did a good job. I have no complaints. I would recommend them.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“Best Pick Reports is how I found Winters. I'm trying to remember what we had done. They were very efficient. He came in, was quick to diagnose, and was able to fix it the same day. That was helpful. When our heater broke recently, that company could not fix it the same day, so we used somebody else. I'd rate them an A-.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“They were professional. I was just getting an estimate, but I did have a small little job they took care of, which was good. I wasn't expecting that to be done then. I thought it was going to have to require another visit, but even though they did an estimate, they took care of that one small little project. I would say they're an A.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“I'd give it overall a B+.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“I'd grade them a B.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“Everything was generally good. Our system is very expensive. I'd grade them a B+.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“I'm trying to remember. They came and did an assessment. They didn't really do much work, they just assessed what was wrong with my cabinet area. I'd give them a B+.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“They weren't great. They said that the air conditioner was broken but it wasn't. I guess they're a D. Their punctuality was excellent.”

Review by
11/02/2016

“I thought they were very expensive, and the repair didn't last me 24 hours before it broke again. That's pretty much it. They were very expensive for all of their services. They were very quick. I found some leftover parts that they had left.”

Review by
02/24/2016

“I liked the company because they came 2 or 3 times here. I spent a lot of money with the company and they did the work good and fixed the pipes. There is still a problem but not like before. They did work on the boiler and central A/C/heating. They changed an old part because when I bought I did not know about the problems with the central A/C and central heat. I tried so many different companies in the beginning and then I found this one. I’d give them an A.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“They had prompt service, great expertise in their field. I like that a part that was relatively obscure was found within a half hour's time. We were without hot water for a couple of days and we were just overjoyed to have it back in working order. The expense was great, but it was a part that was relatively—the furnace system's what they installed, and it was a part that either has a longevity of twenty years plus or five years in our case. There was no blame to lay on anybody. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“They came in very fast. It’s great customer service every time you call them. Whoever's in the office is doing a great job, and then the people they send out are very educated. They don't try to hard sell you on getting the most expensive thing. They educate you enough and give you all the options for you to decide on what to do for your situation. My system wasn't working in the summertime, so they came, put more Freon in it, and then put a sealant in it. I couldn't break the bank at this moment in time, so we just had to do a quick fix, but we went middle-of-the-road because the sealant he put in should have fixed the crack in there. I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“I would definitely use them again. I had a heating issue on the second floor of my house, and they had to replace a unit to heat the upstairs. The rep who came to the house was fantastic and did a great job. I'd rate them as an A+ company.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“I liked that they came when they said they said they were going to come, did what they said they were going to do, and charged me what they said. They were fixing the radiators on our heating system. I'd used them before. I'd grade them an A.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“I plan to use them again. They were able to come quickly. I had furnace issues that needed to be addressed immediately. It seemed a fair price. They did good work. One of my neighbors uses them and that's how I found them. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“It went great. Everything was fixed pretty fast for the price. They did work on my furnace that stopped working. They managed to come the same day, which was nice because it was cold outside. Everything was fixed in a couple of hours. The response was good because they came the same day. They were very professional and explained everything that was wrong with my furnace, so I liked that. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“They were responsive and professional. They replaced a water heater and a boiler for me. I found them through a referral from my in-laws. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“They were always helpful. They were fixing something with the furnace. They’re the ones that installed our furnace a few years ago also. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“I just thought they were very friendly and knowledgeable. They were looking at my heating system. I just know about them from the area. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“The guy seemed to know what he was doing, and he did the work. They were just maintaining the new gas furnace and checking it out.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“They were very efficient, on time, and neat. They were working on my heating system. I'd grade them an A.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“They're very knowledgeable about the various things that have to be done, very thorough, and very personable. They were changing over a computer board in my boiler. I've known about them for years. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“Winters did work for us. They were doing the annual inspection and maintenance for the HVAC unit. I liked that they showed up when they said they would, they did what they had to do, and they seemed knowledgeable. I'd rate them as an A.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“They were friendly and knowledgeable. They were checking for a gas leak, and they fixed the gas pump. I'd had them before but they changed. I'd dealt with them before, so I liked them. They put in my furnace. I’d rate them as an A.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“They replaced the computer panel on the furnace. I thought they were good.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“They did what I asked. They put a heating system in, and everything worked great. I'd recommend them to friends and family. I'd give them a B. I don't know whether everybody would have my situation. They changed the vents around and it ended up that they had to come back and redo it.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“I'd say it was a mixed experience. I liked that they were pretty prompt. They helped me on the phone first the day before to reset the boiler. Then they came, actually looked at it, and gave me some advice for free including finding a leak in the boiler, which was pretty cool. I didn't like that their advice was to change the boiler, which was not the right advice. I did my own research afterward. Then they quoted a price that was crazy high for both changing the boiler and for repairing it, especially considering the main part in question as I determined afterward would have been free, so basically they were quoting a price for labor that was way out of control. I'd give them a B.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“I feel like they are overcharging me and under-delivering. One thing was simply the handle on the toilet wasn’t working. They came and said they could only put on a shiny nickel handle, but all of my things were not shiny. They said they needed to order it, and it was going to cost over $250. I told them to just go to Home Depot, and they said they didn’t have it and neither did Lowe’s. They never called to say they got the order. I had to track them down, and they came and put it in. By then I saw that Home Depot had them for $18. I asked the guy why he didn’t tell me Home Depot had them. He told me they weren’t allowed to use Home Depot products because they were not as good. I told him they didn’t need to lie about it. Needless to say, he put in what I had ordered for $250, and he just said it was not as high quality, but that is like a $220 difference. The most recent one was when he came for one thing, which was my garbage disposal. It turned out that the cleaning people had turned the switch off under the sink. He said since he was at my house was there anything else I wanted him to look at to make it worth my while. I told him about the heating system dripping out of a pipe that they had put in. When the audit guy came and could not tell me why it was dripping, I asked him to check it out. He said he didn’t know, but the water pressure was too high, and it would do a number on some of the fixtures after a while. He said this would cost about $3,000. I had another plumber come, and he said the pressure was high, but they could fix it for $600, which was less than 3 times the amount of the quotes I was getting. I don’t even want to use them anymore. He also told me that he would offset the toilet thing by giving me a free year of Winters Home Services. After this, I don’t even want to use them even for the free membership, and that is why I called them back, because of the free membership. I guess I would give them between a C and a D because I don’t want to use them again. Historically, their quality has been high until the toilet, so I guess I’d give them a C-, if I’m not factoring the cost.”

Review by
02/18/2016

“Winters Home Services sounds familiar. It was a neutral experience, but it was a rip-off. They came in to diagnose my furnace that was not turning on. I've had this particular problem before, so something that I would have paid a lot less money for. This guy messed around, so for a 15-minute job, he wanted to charge me $350. They were also trying to sell me something else. He did what he was supposed to do, but I didn't find him particularly helpful. He fixed the problem but also ripped me off and gave me a lot of ying-yang. But I'm experienced, and I knew better. I wouldn't use them again.”

Review by
02/17/2016

“Winters Home Services is always available, and the service technicians are incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Their customer service is terrific. They’ve done everything for me. The first instance was when our A/C went off on a very, very hot night. They came right out, and it was great. I’d give them an A.”

Review by
02/17/2016

“Everything was fine. Basically, they came when they said they would come, and things got taken care of. They did HVAC work for me—furnace maintenance. Usually we have them once a year. We've been using them for a while. I’ll rate them as an A.”

Review by
02/04/2016

“Winters Home Services put in a high-efficiency furnace, and I'm very happy. I would give them an A.”

Review by
02/04/2016

“They've done a bunch of stuff. They put in a new water heater in a summer place of ours. They put in a new gas heating and air conditioning unit on the roof of our condo. They were wonderful, I thought. Somebody else recommended them. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/04/2016

“We've had Winters do a lot of work here. This is a condominium. They've done mostly plumbing and HVAC work. We've been using them for so long. One time, it was really cold, and it was New Year’s Eve, but they showed up. We thought that was pretty good, and we've been using them ever since. They were something other than Winters when we used them. Winters bought them out, so it's been like 30 years we've used them. They get an A.”

Review by
02/04/2016

“I would never use them again. Several different things happened. They were in several different times. Overcharged me for things. I had a home plan with them, and I'm not even using it. For the air conditioning work, they charged me $10,000, and it broke the very next year. They didn't warrant it.”

Review by
06/01/2015

“The service was good. They were very prompt. The price I paid was what they quoted me, and that's always good. They did some plumbing work on my heating system. It wasn't plumbing, it was HVAC. I chose them because I saw their trucks, those very eye-catching trucks. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
06/01/2015

“We had them do some work over the winter. They were great. We had a heating emergency, and they got here right away and took care of it. They haven't done any plumbing work yet. They were good—not the cheapest, but they were good. I'd give them an A-.”

Review by
06/01/2015

“We love Winters Home Services, and we’re happy with the service. They’re wonderful. They checked on the heating system and did the annual checkup of the air conditioning system. They also put in both systems. They get an A. They do excellent work.”

Review by
06/01/2015

“They were very helpful, on time, did all the work that we needed done, and did a good job. They did a couple different things. I was getting the house ready to be sold, and we needed to replace all the toilet fixtures in the bathrooms, so they did three of those. They also did maintenance on the furnace and replaced some parts there that needed work. They sounded fine when I called them, so I had them come in and do the work. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
06/01/2015

“I haven't had any issues. Winters Home Services said they would come out, so they came out, found the problem, and fixed it. There was an issue with the heating system making all kinds of noise. They found that some expansion tank had a problem. I'd recommend them. I haven't had any problems with them, so there's no reason why I wouldn't.”

Review by
06/01/2015

“I believe they did heating repair over the winter. I would say that the repair was what I needed, but I felt that they were very overpriced. There was a small piece of the igniter in the heating system that went. It was probably a $25 piece, and it ended up costing me $500 to get it repaired. They didn't do any plumbing work. It was an emergency repair, so during the winter I couldn't get another plumber to come at that point, since the heating system went, and I was short on plumbers at that point. I called them as a last-ditch attempt to get somebody. I felt they did good work, for what they needed to do. I thought it was easy enough. I'd give them an A- for work. For price, I'd give them definitely an F.”

Review by
06/01/2015

“We've had Winters here several times. I'd have to say, I thought we had the heating system shut down for the summer, but we put it on because it was getting so cold in this house. It had nothing to do with Winters, except for the name. We were very happy. The people that come out here are really nice, nice people. They're very considerate. I have no complaints. No complaints. They put a whole new heating system in my rental property right next door, and the brass shines nicely. It's nice and pretty, and it runs very, very well. They had to do some work on the heating system in this house here. I was kind of disappointed, but I can't blame Winters. The heating system that we had put in our house was a gas valve. It malfunctioned and had to be replaced. Of course, things like that always happen in it seems like minutes, no more than a couple months after the warranty expired. That was an expensive item, and despite the fact that the technician who tried to repair it was unsuccessful, he did really try. We were four days without any heat when it was really quite cold out. Not having heat made it a little uncomfortable, but we have a fireplace fire to keep us warm. The part was expensive, and he kept trying to repair it and repair it over a period of several days, almost to the point that, given the weather, he maybe could have just put a new one in and matched the price of it and be done with it. Other than that, I have no complaints. I'd give them an A. The men on the job, they were an A. The people that we talked to when we made phone calls would have gotten maybe a B+. Their customer service could be improved. They were good and polite and you could read their writing when they wrote up a report. One thing I think Winters could improve on is that, when they send us a bill, it should be a little more detailed. When you're paying $10-11,000 for a new unit, I'd like to have a better description of what was done and a little more detail as far as what I got for my $11,000.”

Review by
06/01/2015

“I liked a couple things. One, they're very organized and professional. Two, prior to the service, they send a picture and a small bio of the worker that's coming to the residence, so you have an idea of who's going to be coming through your door. They're also very accommodating when they can be. For this specific service, I needed an additional thing done while they were there, so they make sure that they can accommodate you and do so. But they’re honest, and if they can't, they tell you the truth. They don't over-promise. The most recent job they did was come to look at my HVAC. I thought the condenser itself was broken, but within ten minutes, they were able to diagnose that it was a thermostat issue, and they took care of it in relatively short order. Also, my other plumber had cancelled that day. He was going to come and put in a stove, and they did it for me because the timing all worked out. I'd used them a couple times before, and they are a little more expensive than the person I usually rely upon, but Winters is more reliable. It's worth the money to have that reliability. I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
06/01/2015

“They were very attentive and quick to respond. They did heating work. It was maintenance, installation, and repair. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
06/01/2015

“Winters Home Services did work for me. They were punctual and very thorough in their work. They did maintenance work on our heating and air conditioning unit. I chose them because they were local.”

Review by
06/01/2015

“We had Winters for the heating. They did a good job. I'd give them an A grade.”

Review by
06/01/2015

“I think Winters is terrific. I think their service is terrific. They're a very professional company. They did plumbing and HVAC repair. I don't remember why I chose them. Graded not on price, they get a B.”

Review by
06/01/2015

“I didn't like their lack of forthcoming information with pricing. They were prompt with their service. They came in, went to look at the problem, found the problem, and just came up with a number. I asked for the details of the price, and the technician couldn't give me an answer. He said, 'I don't know. The office just comes up with a number and I tell you what the price is.' After I had them do the work and checked on it, I found out that the price of the part was about $250, and they charged me almost $1400 for the work done, which took them approximately, even with travel time, about four hours. I felt I was overcharged for service. They replaced a piece on my boiler. I would never work with them again. For the work, I'd give them a solid B. They did the work correctly and on time.”

Review by
06/01/2015

“They were very friendly, and they were prompt. They put a new starter on my furnace. I think it was something like that. They haven't done any drain or sewer work. I had used another company for many projects, and that plumbing company was bought by Winters, so when I called that original number, I got Winters. I'd give them a B but only because of the cost. It was twice as much as what the other company had charged for the exact same furnace part. A $200 job became a $400 job.”

Review by
06/01/2015

“Winters Home Services did work for me at the end of last year in November. I signed up for scheduled maintenance. The estimator took his time to contact me about that. So then I scheduled a different date, and the exact same thing happened. He was gone for half the day and never even contacted me to let me know they won't be coming. That was something they probably could have told me earlier. I think it took three times for me to resolve. All in all, it was well over a month from the time I initially scheduled to when it actually happened. It was just cleaning a furnace they were supposed to be doing for me. It was a preventative case. I understand that it wasn't a major issue, but that's something they should be aware of. To call me that they won't be coming. If I do use them again, it's because of a lack of other options. I'd give them a D+. I might use them, but probably not. I'm not going to say I won't ever use them again.”

Review by
05/24/2015

“They were very flexible, took care of the problem, and were good. There was a problem with my heating system, and he came in and fixed something. I don't know exactly what he did, but he told me about it, so he did tell me everything he was doing. He did a good job explaining it. I chose them because when I reached out to a few companies, Winters was the nicest. I called them during a snowstorm, and they still managed to come out. Somehow, my heat just didn't work. It was just a better experience with them, start to finish, than it was with anyone else. They're an A+ company.”

Review by
05/24/2015

“We'd used them several times. They always come on time, they tell us what they're going to do, they're very respectful, and they do a good job. I've had them do furnace cleaning and repair and replacement of a water heater. I had gotten a different company that I was very happy with, but then they left and sold the business to Winters, so I used them. I'd give them an A grade.”

Review by
05/24/2015

“We had an excellent experience with Winters Home Services. They delivered timely and appropriate services. They did heating repairs. I chose them because they were recommended. The gentleman who came by was timely and knowledgeable. They deserve an A.”

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