Heating Options for this Fall

Heating Options for this Fall

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Stay warm this fall with expert heating solutions from North Shore Home Energy. We offer a list of comprehensive heating services!

As the leaves start to change and the temperature drops, it’s time to prepare for the upcoming fall season. The transition from the cooling season can be a smooth one if you have the right heating system in place. In this blog, we’ll explore various solutions, including forced air heating, furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, ductless mini-split systems, and geothermal options. We’ll also discuss the benefits of each type of system and provide a list of considerations to help you choose the right one for your needs. North Shore Home Energy can help you make the best decision when it comes to heating solutions. Check out our services!

The Transition from Cooling Season

As summer fades away, it’s crucial to prepare your home for the colder months ahead. The first step in this transition is to assess your heating system and make any necessary upgrades or repairs. This ensures that you’ll stay warm and comfortable throughout the fall and winter. While a simple system tune-up will usually get us through the cooler seasons, sometimes we need to replace our heating systems entirely. Realizing you need a whole new system can be overwhelming. 

Heating Options for this Fall

Between the different options, various benefits, and personal considerations, choosing the right heating solutions for your home or business is a huge task. Luckily at North Shore Home Energy, our professionals make this decision easy. To aid your decision let’s look into the different options:

  • Forced Air: This popular system uses a furnace to heat air, which is then distributed throughout your home via ductwork. 
  • Gas furnaces: Gas furnaces work by burning natural gas to heat a heat exchanger, and then a blower circulates the warmed air through your home’s ducts.
  • Electric furnaces: Electric Furnaces use electric heating elements to generate heat, and a blower circulates the heated air throughout your home.
  • Boilers: Boilers use water or steam to heat your home. 
  • Heat Pumps: Heat pumps are versatile systems that can both heat and cool your home. 
  • Ductless Mini-Split Systems: If you want a solution that doesn’t require ductwork, consider ductless mini-split systems.
  • Geothermal Heating: Geothermal systems utilize the earth’s natural heat to warm your home.

Benefits of Different Types of Heating Systems

Each system has its unique advantages:

  • Forced air heating and furnaces provide quick and even heating, making it a reliable choice for many homeowners.
  • Gas furnaces are known for their efficiency, while electric furnaces are easy to install and maintain. Both options can keep your home warm during the colder months. 
  • Boilers are known for their energy efficiency and even heating distribution. If you prefer radiant heating, boilers might be the right choice for you.
  • Heat pumps are energy-efficient and environmentally friendly, making them an excellent choice for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint and increase cost savings.
  • Ductless mini-split systems offer zone heating and cooling, making it easy to control the temperature in different areas of your home.
  • Geothermal heating is highly efficient and environmentally friendly, though geothermal heating may require a significant upfront investment.

Choosing the Right Heating System

The type of system is not the only thing to consider when you need a new heating solution. Like putting in any new appliance you want to consider all of your needs. When selecting a new system for your home, consider the following factors:

  • Size of your home: Ensure the system can adequately heat your entire space.
  • Energy efficiency: Look for systems with high-efficiency ratings to reduce energy bills.
  • Fuel type: Decide between gas, electric, or alternative fuels based on availability and cost.
  • Installation and maintenance costs: Consider both upfront and long-term expenses.
  • Environmental impact: Opt for eco-friendly options if sustainability is a priority.

Professional Heating Services with North Shore Home Energy

To ensure your heating system is in top condition for fall and winter, trust North Shore Home Energy for professional services. Our experienced technicians can perform inspections, maintenance, repairs, and installations to keep your home cozy throughout the season. With our expertise, you can rest easy knowing your system is in good hands.

Fall Heating Checklist

When fall comes around the corner, making sure your heating system is up to date is extremely important. Even if you have a brand-new system, you should always check out its functionality. You can even have your technician double-check your system when they first install it! Before the cold weather sets in, use this checklist to prepare your system:

  1. Schedule a professional inspection and maintenance service.
  2. Replace air filters to ensure proper airflow.
  3. Check thermostat settings and replace batteries if needed.
  4. Seal any drafts or gaps in your home’s insulation.
  5. Clear debris from outdoor heat pump units.

Stay Warm and Cozy this Fall

Choosing the right system is essential for a comfortable fall and winter season. Whether you opt for forced air heating, a furnace, a boiler, a heat pump, a ductless mini-split, or geothermal options, each option has its benefits. Consider your home’s size, energy efficiency, fuel type, cost considerations, and environmental impact when making your decision. And don’t forget to schedule professional heating services with North Shore Home Energy to ensure your system is ready to keep you warm and cozy. With the right solutions in place, you can look forward to a comfortable and enjoyable fall season. 

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6 Benefits of a Boiler Inspection

6 Benefits of a Boiler Inspection

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boiler inspection in Kingston by North Shore Home Energy

There’s only two months and change left until winter starts, and it’s time to start thinking about your home’s heating. If you’re using a boiler for heat, you likely need someone to perform an inspection. Too much inactivity can be bad for machines, and the summer-long break might have hampered your boiler’s efficiency. Having a boiler fail can be extremely dangerous, and we want to ensure your safety and warmth this winter.

Here are six ways a boiler inspection can help you and your home:


Keep it energy-efficient

Boilers are complex machines with many parts, and some of those parts wear out faster than others. To keep your boiler efficient, you want to make sure every part is in good condition. By doing so, your boiler will use less energy to heat your home.


Maximize the boiler’s life

Boilers are a large financial investment, and you’ll want to maximize your investment by keeping it functional for as long as possible. Regular inspections and professional maintenance can keep your boiler running for as long as it can. Depending on who you ask, a well-maintained boiler can last ten to fifteen years.


Legal obligations

Certain parts of the country have laws that require you to get regular inspections. These laws are put in place to help prevent catastrophic boiler failures. If you don’t follow these laws, you’ll have to pay fines and also have a poorly-maintained boiler. Following local inspection laws will help you avoid legal trouble and ensure you and your boiler’s safety.


Save money on energy

Boilers are second only to HVAC systems in how much energy they use annually. However, regular inspections can help you save up to 10% on its energy usage. Also, well-maintained boilers are at a lower risk of breakdowns, which cost money to fix or replace.


Stay safe

Boilers generate carbon monoxide when they run, but the gas is safely vented outside your home via an exhaust pipe. However, poorly-maintained boilers may have holes in the exhaust pipe that allow the deadly and odorless gas into your home. Also, boilers are known for explosive failures, so keeping it healthy is important for your safety.


Maintain warranties

There are many boiler manufacturers with different ways of doing business. However, many of their boiler warranties require you to give their products regular maintenance and inspections. Failing to follow the requirements will void the warranty, disqualifying you from any money to help with repairs or replacements.


Why trust North Shore Home Energy to keep my boiler working this winter?

North Shore Home Energy LLC is a small local dedicated HVAC & Refrigeration service company in the North Shore providing excellent service to homes, businesses, and restaurants. With over 25 years in the industry, North Shore Home Energy is here to educate our customers on maintenance and strive for 100% customer satisfaction. Our attention to detail, on-demand service, and fair pricing will keep you running smoothly year after year. We are a proud participating contractor with the Mass Save program. Ask us about rebates up to $3,500 and 0% financing for 7 years. Call North Shore Home Energy today to schedule your furnace inspection!

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