January 11, 2023

Winter is in full swing, which means it's the time of year when homeowners throughout the Massachusetts area depend heavily on their furnaces and boilers. With your systems working overtime, issues can occur that weaken their efficiency and result in a home that struggles to keep warm. These issues range from small to big problems, but there are signs that homeowners can keep an eye out for to help diagnose the problem.

The experts at North Shore Fuel put together this list of a few possible causes as to why your home isn't heating correctly.

  • A dirty or blocked air filter can keep the heated air from reaching the areas where you need it most. During the heating season, we recommend your air filters are changed once a month.
  • Poor home insulation is not directly tied to your home heating system, but if the insulation inside your home is old or worn out, the warmed air will escape, and the cold air will get in. New insulation will help to keep the warm air inside and the cold air out! 
  • Outdated equipment will heat your house much less efficiently, so if you have a system that is 10 or 20 years old, it is time to call North Shore Fuel for a tune-up or to upgrade to a new energy-efficient heating system.

With tax credits and rebates announced for energy-efficient upgrades, now is an excellent time to upgrade your home heating system. No matter the issue, North Shore Fuel is ready to help get your system running in tip-top shape! We're always here to assist with heating equipment installation and repairs to both gas and Oilheat, and much more. Call us at (781) 286-3030 or contact us online to send us your questions.