8 Causes of HVACR Problems in Kingston

8 Causes of HVACR Problems in Kingston

  • Cooling
  • Heating
HVACR problems in Kingston by North Shore Home Energy

When it comes to your home or business, there are few systems more important than your HVACR. This system consists of your home or business’s heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration systems. However, it’s easy for problems to creep up and render some of these systems inefficient or unusable. Some of these problems include hot and cold spots, air pressure problems, poor airflow from your vents, or warm air from your AC. Fortunately, if you know what to look for, you can prevent any major HVACR problems in your Kingston home or business.

Here are eight common HVACR problems in a Kingston home or business:

 

Clogged filters

Various filters work to keep dust and other contaminants out of your sensitive HVACR equipment and ducts. If they get clogged, the HVACR can have trouble blowing air, making the air stuffy, hurting the equipment, and creating hot and cold spots. You can prevent these problems by regularly replacing the filters. When you should change the filters depends on how much you use the system and the manufacturer’s instructions.

 

Duct damage

Another problem with clogged filters is that more contaminants can get into your ducts. If the ducts are already too small, they can wind up clogged. The duct walls are also capable of developing cracks and holes that let the air out, lowering their efficiency. Also, rodents and other small animals can sometimes make their homes inside your vents. Always have someone inspect your ducts every once in a while to see if anything needs fixing or cleaning.

 

Slower fan

HVACR systems use blower fans to move air throughout your home or business’s vents. If these slow down, this can weaken your system’s heating and cooling. Oftentimes, the problem is that grime has built upon the fan blades. It’s fairly simple to fix this problem by turning off the system and cleaning the fan.

 

Low refrigerant levels

Low refrigerant levels are common in older, poorly-maintained HVACR units. In more worrying cases, the HVACR may be leaking refrigerant, which can be poisonous to people. One of our HVACR technicians can test the unit’s refrigerant levels and possibly fix the leaks if there are any. If the problem is a leak, then there’s a decent chance you’ll have to replace the system.

 

Blocked vents and registers

This is a relatively simple problem that you can fix even if you don’t have any handyman skills. If anything is blocking the vents in your rooms, you won’t be able to experience the full heating or cooling from the HVACR. Simply make sure nothing is blocking the vents. Common obstructions include furniture, rugs, and carpets.

 

Dirty coils

The condenser coil in your HVACR’s system is designed to release the heat it removes from your home. If it gets too dirty, it’ll be unable to release heat and can break. Because of this, you should clean it once or twice a year.

 

Obstructed condenser

An obstructed condenser unit is another common HVAC problem you can fix yourself. The AC part of HVACR systems has a condenser unit that is often located outside or in a mechanical room. Any sort of outdoor debris or storage equipment can crowd the unit, causing it to overheat. All you need to do is clean out anything crowding your condenser.

 

Thermostat problems

If your thermostat is causing problems, there are usually two things it can be. It can either be a low battery, which is easy to fix, or the thermostat could be faulty. In that case, we’d suggest calling for a professional.

 

What makes North Shore Home Energy your best choice for HVACR work?

North Shore Home Energy is a company with over 25 years of history and experience in the HVACR industry. Our family-owned business has been working hard to keep food cold and people comfortable. If you call us today, we can offer a free quote on your purchase. We’re also proud to be participating in the Mass Save program. As a participant of the Mass Save program, you may be able to score a rebate up to $3,500 with 0% financing for 7 years! North Shore Home Energy can help you find refrigeration that meets your needs, the needs of your customers, and the needs of your employees. Contact us today to get started!

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6 Signs You Need a Central AC Replacement

6 Signs You Need a Central AC Replacement

  • Cooling
central AC replacement in New Hampshire by North Shore Home Energy

As any smart homeowner knows, it’s important to give your AC annual maintenance. However, sometimes some maintenance won’t be enough to get it through the summer. Nothing lasts forever, and losing your air conditioning can be a major loss, even up here in New Hampshire. If it is still working fine, maybe you’re just being cautious and planning ahead. Whatever the case, North Shore Home Energy can tell you the signs that you’ll need a central AC replacement in New Hampshire.

Here are 6 signs you should get a central AC replacement in New Hampshire:

 

The AC reached retirement age

How long have you owned your current AC? If your AC has reached this point and isn’t working like it used to, it might be time to retire it. It may seem like a major cost, but don’t worry! You can use this opportunity to purchase a modern unit that’s more energy efficient.

The AC has a refrigerant leak

A refrigerant leak is a serious problem with your AC. The leaking coolant can pose a health risk to your family and the water leakage can damage your home. Sometimes it’s possible to fix serious leaks by getting a new coil. However, a leak can generally be a sign you should get a new AC.

A repair would cost too much

Sometimes replacement parts and repairs for your AC don’t justify their high costs. It gets more unappealing when you’re talking about a unit with an expired warranty. If this is the case, you should pick up a new unit and get a new warranty.

The AC is making strange noises

Is your AC operating louder than it normally does? AC units are supposed to run quietly, so any grinding, banging, or rattling noises are a major concern. These noises can represent something like a slipped belt or broken motor bearings. If these issues aren’t fixed quickly, you’ll have a costly repair or replacement on your hands.

The AC air isn’t cold

If you turn on the AC and cool air doesn’t come out within a few minutes, there’s a problem. A wide variety of issues can cause this problem, like low Freon levels or a broken compressor. Whatever the case may be, it’s an obvious sign that your AC has an issue.

The AC needs frequent repairs

You may want to keep an AC operational for a good while through repeated repairs. However, doing this may eventually lead you to spend more than you would from getting a replacement. This is more likely if your warranty has expired and isn’t helping with repair costs.

Why is North Shore Home Energy my best choice for AC services?

As an HVACR company with over 25 years of experience, North Shore Home Energy is a company devoted to helping their customers. In order to best help our customers, we not only help our customers with their home service issues but also educate them on how to maintain a healthy house. As a proudly participating contractor in the Mass Save program, we can help you save plenty of money on your next purchase. Ask us about our rebates, which can go up to $3,500 with 0% financing for up to seven years! Call North Shore Home Energy today to learn more about replacing your central AC!

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5 Benefits of a Ductless System in Kingston

5 Benefits of a Ductless System in Kingston

  • Cooling
ductless system in Kingston by North Shore Home Energy

A ductless (or mini-split) air conditioner is one that’s made up of multiple indoor units connected by conduits to an outdoor unit. As the name suggests, these don’t require ductwork, pre-existing or otherwise, to run. This can make them very useful for certain homeowners. Maybe you’re looking for an easy way to cool your home without installing ductwork? Read on to learn about how a ductless system in Kingston might be right for you.

Here are 5 advantages of switching to a ductless system in Kingston:

 

Small and easy to install

One of the more obvious advantages of a ductless system is that it takes up less space than other systems. They don’t require ductwork, which can be nice in older buildings, and only require some small pipes and a three-inch hole in a wall to install. They’re so easy to install and non-invasive, installation could take a single day depending on the number of units installed.

 

Versatility

Each outdoor unit can have up to four indoor units which can have individual temperature goals. This lets you have different zones to more thoroughly control your home’s temperature.

 

Energy efficient

Because they don’t make use of ducts, ductless systems are more energy efficient. Ductwork losses in central forced air systems account for more than 30% of space conditioning’s energy usage. They can lose even more if the ducts are somewhere unconditioned, like an attic. You’ll save money overall by improving your home’s temperature efficiency.

 

Quieter

Ductwork can cause a variety of noises from debris or leaks, like whistling and banging. With a ductless system, a professional will remove the ducts or seal the air registers. This’ll make your temperature systems much quieter. In addition, the indoor units are quieter than other units due to their lower fan speeds.

 

Increased air quality

With traditional temperature systems, the ducts have to get cleaning on a regular basis. Failure to do so can result in a buildup of dust, allergens, and other nasty stuff. Even if you give them a complete cleaning, you can still leave some stuff behind. With a multi-split system, you won’t have to worry about what’s in your ducts and your home’s air will be fresher as a result.

 

What makes North Shore Home Energy my best choice for home service renovations?

With over 25 years of experience in the HVACR industry, we know plenty about how to best help our customers. As a company devoted to helping its customers the best they can, we’re pleased to announce that we’re a participating contractor in the Mass Save program. When you get our help, we can offer you a rebate up to $3,500 as well as 0% financing for up to seven years. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you cool your home!

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7 Signs You Need an AC Repair in Kingston

7 Signs You Need an AC Repair in Kingston

  • Cooling
AC repair in Kingston by North Shore Home Energy

Problems with your AC never seem to happen at a convenient time. Oftentimes it seems they only break down when they’re working hard on a very hot day. The best way to keep this from happening is to be aware of signs your AC needs repairs. If you know what signs to look for, you can avoid having your home become uncomfortably hot and having a totally broken down AC. Summer is right around the corner, and North Shore Home Energy wants to help you with an AC repair in Kingston.

Here are 7 signs that you need an AC repair in Kingston:

 

Increased energy bills

Have you noticed you’re paying more for your bills than you normally do? That might be a sign your AC is becoming less efficient. As your AC gets worn down, it takes more effort on its part to get the same results. This increased effort can also reduce your AC’s overall lifespan, so it’s a good idea to get it checked out.

 

Strange, loud noises

For the most part, ACs are very quiet when they run. Because of this, if you hear any loud scraping, rattling, or banging noises, you know there’s a problem. There are a few different things that could be causing the noise. There might be a part loose or broken, a component might need lubrication, or a belt might have slipped out of place. Whatever it is, it can be damaging and costly if not repaired. If your AC is being noisy, call us right away!

 

Moisture

A leaky AC can be a sign of a serious repair job. If the AC is leaking water or has ice inside it, that’s just a problem with a drain tube. The water can cause some mold and mildew, but it could be worse. However, what you really have to worry about is your AC having a refrigerant leak. Not only is Freon poisonous, but the leak is a serious AC problem. Whatever problem you have, call one of our technicians ASAP.

 

Warm air

Obviously, you bought an AC to cool your house, not sit around looking pretty. If it’s not keeping the house comfortable during hot weather, it’s time to give it an examination.

 

Low airflow

A similar issue to the air being hot is the airflow not being strong enough. It might be an issue with the AC’s compressor or possibly the ducts themselves. There’s definitely some uncertainty in this issue, so it’s a good idea to call a professional to diagnose the issue.

 

Strange odors

If the air in your home is starting to smell strange, there might be trouble. If your AC doesn’t get proper maintenance, mold might be growing on the coil inside the unit. When your AC is operating, it’ll spread that mold through the air. That musty smell could be a sign of mold in either the unit or the duct work. Alternatively, the wire insulation inside your AC might be burnt out. Either way, it’s worth calling in a professional to fix the issue.

 

Thermostat not working

Your thermostat acts as the command center for your AC. Its job is to tell the AC how much cool air to generate and constantly take measurements to make sure its working right. When the AC won’t turn on or won’t stay on for long, the thermostat might have a problem. You’ll need a trained technician to look at the thermostat, as they have plenty of complex electrical components.

 

Why choose North Shore Home Energy for my home service needs?

North Shore Home Energy is a locally owned HVACR service company with over 25 years of experience in the industry. We strive to not only leave our customers satisfied but also to help educate them on maintenance. As a proudly participating contractor in the Mass Save program, we can offer you rebates up to $3,500 and 0% financing for up to seven years. Call North Shore Home Energy today to learn more about our services and schedule a repair today!

By Brian Renadette

6 Benefits of a Yearly AC Tune-Up in Kingston

6 Benefits of a Yearly AC Tune-Up in Kingston

  • Cooling
AC tune-up in Kingston by North Shore Home Energy

As spring turns to summer, Kingston homeowners will be swapping out their heaters for air conditioning. But is it ready to tackle the summer heat? The people at North Shore Home Energy know that it’s a good idea to give your AC a tune-up before the warm weather moves in. That way, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing your AC will survive the summer heat. Here are six reasons you should get an AC tune-up in Kingston before the summer arrives.

Here are six ways an annual AC tune-up in Kingston can help you and your home:

 

Lower electricity bills

Summers are hot- there’s no way around it. It’s likely that you’ll want to be running your AC most days, but that can create a steep increase in electrical bills. A system with clogged filters and failing parts will need to work harder to do the same work. By tuning up your AC now, you’re increasing its efficiency and lowering your utility bills.

 

More comfort

What would you call an AC that can’t keep you cool? A bad one. Summers can be tough even for modern systems. If you want to keep your home at a consistent and comfortable temperature, you’ll want our professionals at North Shore Home Energy to make sure your AC is running at top performance.

 

Fewer breakdowns

If you use your AC system this summer, are you certain that it won’t fail to start up? Do you know for sure that it’ll run smoothly all season? If you’re not sure, give us a call! Our tune-ups come with a complete inspection that can identify problems before they cause a breakdown.

 

Cheaper repair bills

In the event that your AC winds up needing repairs, they’ll likely be cheaper if you’ve got maintenance beforehand. The reason for that is because our maintenance addresses the more costly problems (like air flow issues and broken parts) during our inspections.

 

Extended AC lifespan

If you want your AC system to stay operational for a long time, you’ll want to give it regular maintenance. By routinely checking on your AC and preventing breakdowns, we can help extend your AC’s lifespan by years. Without regular maintenance, the average AC only lasts a few years.

 

Better air quality

During the months where you never use your AC, various bits of dust and grime build up in it. When you turn it on, all that nasty junk is going to go into the air, which can hurt your air quality and aggravate those summer allergies. When you call North Shore Home Energy to give your AC a tune-up, we’ll clean it out, ensuring that your home’s air stays fresh.

 

Why should I choose North Shore Home Energy for my cooling needs?

North Shore Home Energy has been helping New Hampshire homeowners stay comfortable for over 25 years. We’re not just here to sell you a product. We also want to help you learn how to best maintain a healthy home. If you’re planning on buying from us, ask about our rebates. We’re a proud participant in the Mass Save program, so you can get a rebate of up to $3,500 and 0% financing for up to seven years. Call today to learn more about how we can help you stay cool this summer!

By Brian Renadette

5 Benefits of a Heat Pump Installation

5 Benefits of a Heat Pump Installation

  • Cooling
  • Heating
heat pump installation in Kingston by North Shore Home Energy

Heat pumps are another method of heating or cooling your house, like an air conditioner or furnace. However, it doesn’t heat or cool the air in your house like a traditional system. Instead, it regulates your home’s temperature by moving heat from warmer areas to cooler areas. Getting a heat pump installation from North Shore Home Energy will give you a great alternative from typical heating and cooling options. Read our list below to see why getting a heat pump might be an option for you! 

Here are five reasons you should consider a heat pump installation:

 

No fuel storage necessary

Various heating and cooling systems use different types of fuel, such as oil, propane, or other alternative fuel. Because of this, you’ll always have to keep a supply in your house. With a heat pump, you don’t have to worry about how much fuel you have. Heat pumps use nothing but electricity, and can always operate as long as they have power. 

 

Long lifespan

If you’re diligent about keeping them in good condition, heat pumps can last a long time. On average, heat pumps can last 14 to 15 years if cared for properly. Like many appliances, it’s a good idea to get your heat pump inspected annually and perform maintenance. If you take care of your heat pump, it will take care of you. 

 

Heating and cooling combined

If you want to keep your home temperate, you’ll generally need to buy and manage two different systems. However, like a combined HVAC system, a heat pump can pull double duty by keeping your home warm during the winter and cool during the summer.

 

Fewer carbon emissions

Heat pumps have a reputation for their high energy efficiency. Because of this, they’re likely to reduce your carbon footprint. For instance, water source heat pumps, which move heat to/from a water source, can reduce your energy usage by 30-60%.

 

Energy efficient

Heat pumps are very energy efficient when compared to similar options like gas furnaces. Not only do heat pumps run on electricity, which is cleaner than gas or oil, but they are also very efficient at using it to move heat. As a rule of thumb, heat pumps operate best when the difference between the source and supply temperatures is very little.

 

What makes North Shore Home Energy one of Kingston’s top heating and cooling companies?

With over 25 years of experience in the cooling and heating industries, North Shore Home Energy is dedicated to providing top-quality service to homes, businesses, and restaurants. Our attention to detail, on-demand service, and fair pricing will keep your home running smoothly year after year. In addition, we’re a proud participating contractor with the Mass Save program. Ask us about rebates up to $3,500 and 0% financing for seven years. Call North Shore Home Energy today to learn more about how we can help you with a heat pump installation.

By Brian Renadette

Save Cash With Our Holiday Energy Tips!

Save Cash With Our Holiday Energy Tips!

  • Miscellaneous
Holiday Energy Tips in Kingston by North Shore Home Energy

With Thanksgiving out of the way, the holiday season has officially begun. Homeowners across New Hampshire are bringing out their lights and preparing their ovens for holiday feasts. However, all this celebrating can put a real strain on your energy bills. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of ways to help minimize the increase in your energy bills. As our Christmas present to you, we want to offer some holiday energy tips to help you save more this winter.

Here are some holiday energy tips any homeowner can use:

 

Smaller gatherings, smaller meals

Do you have more reserved holiday gatherings that don’t get as many visitors? If so, you can save some energy by getting a smaller main course. Not only will it be quicker to cook (which uses less energy,) but you also won’t have to deal with having a week’s worth of leftovers.

 

Other simple cooking tips

There are plenty of other ways to cook smarter and save energy, such as:

  • Not messing with the oven door or pot lids when something is cooking inside. Even a quick peek can drop the internal temperature by 25°F. This will force your oven to work harder to maintain your preferred cooking temperature.
  • Cooking side dishes alongside the main course, such as stuffing alongside Christmas ham. Keep in mind how the temperature for the main dish will affect cooking times for other dishes.
  • Using the smallest appliances you can. Why cook something in an oven when a microwave will work while using less energy?

 

Avoid phantom energy drain

Many New England families like to go on vacation somewhere warmer during the winter. However, electronics can still put a drain on your energy bills when they aren’t in use. Before leaving on vacation, unplug your electronics such as computers, TVs, and printers. That way, they can’t use small bits of energy and raise your bills.

 

Deck the halls with LED lights

It’s no secret that decorating your home with lights is a common holiday tradition. However, you can save money on this tradition by switching to LED Christmas lights. On average, these use about 10% of the energy normal light strings use. Also, they produce less heat, making them safer and less likely to cause fires if used improperly.

 

Heat your home with body heat

Having friends and family over can be one of the best parts of the holidays. Also, it can be a good opportunity to reduce your heating bills. Having lots of people in your home can raise the temperature from their body heat. If you drop your thermostat before company arrives, you can balance out the increase in heat while spending less on energy. You can expect an average savings of about 3% per degree you lower the temperature.

 

What makes North Shore Home Energy a high-quality pick for winter heating assistance?

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 learn more about keeping your home warm this winter!

By Brian Renadette

5 Signs You Need a New Furnace Filter

5 Signs You Need a New Furnace Filter

  • Heating
furnace filter in Kingston by North Shore Home Energy

The average furnace has a variety of parts that allow it to heat your home. However, one part of the furnace homeowners can easily work with is the filter. The filter helps clear out the air that flows into the furnace to cool it down. While we clean it out during our maintenance visits, knowing how to do it yourself is very important. To replace it, you’ll first have to know when the filter needs replacing.

Here are five signs you should get a replacement furnace filter:

 

Low air quality

Your home’s air quality can suffer when your furnace has a dirty filter. The dust and contaminants that accumulate can often make you feel sick. If your allergies are hitting you harder lately, it might be worth checking the filter.

 

Visible dirt

It’s easy to tell if you need a replacement when you see your filter looking dirty. Dirty filters are usually gray and are covered in dirt and grime.

 

Regular replacements

There’s no exact “right” time you for replacing your filter. However, a common suggestion is every three months. You can tweak that suggestion depending on factors like your furnace’s workload or the presence of pets. If you need help determining the best ways or times to replace it, we can offer some advice.

 

Higher energy bills

Filters in need of replacement can put a damper on your furnace’s efficiency. Lower efficiency means your furnace will take more energy to heat your home, costing you more money. Also, inefficient furnaces tend to die out quicker. If you stay on top of your furnace filter’s health, you can save about 5-15% on energy costs.

 

Burning smells

A furnace’s filters or burner motor can smell like they’re burning when they overheat. This is because the clogged filter is causing your furnace to overheat, as it can’t get the airflow it needs to stay cool. A new filter can keep your furnace cool while it keeps you warm.

 

Why call North Shore Home Energy to keep my furnace working?

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 learn more about keeping your furnace in good condition!

By Brian Renadette

6 Reasons to Get HVAC Duct Repair

6 Reasons to Get HVAC Duct Repair

  • Cooling
  • Heating
HVAC duct repair in Kingston by North Shore Home Energy

Getting an HVAC system for your home requires you to also get ductwork installed in your home. It can look out of place in your home, but those ducts are very important for your HVAC system. When these ducts get damaged, they’ll become useless as the air they’re supposed to transport leaks out of the ducts. Calling for HVAC duct repair requires you to be able to know that your system has a problem. At North Shore Home Energy, we can tell you about some of the problems you should look for.

Here are six issues that require HVAC duct repair to solve:

 

Dirt and dust

HVAC ducts use your home’s air, which means airborne contaminants can travel the ducts. Fortunately, most of them can be stopped by the replaceable filter the HVAC system has. However, the filter can get clogged, allowing dust to get in and damage the inner workings of the HVAC system. If your ducts are getting too dirty, you might need to switch the filter.

 

Decreased airflow

HVAC systems work by circulating your home’s air through ducts and expelling heated or cooled air through vents. However, several issues can weaken the airflow, making it hard to heat or cool your home. You might have an animal’s nest in the ducts, or the ductwork might be damaged or disconnected. Best-case scenario, there’s just some furniture or a rug blocking a vent. If you follow the ducts to where the air isn’t flowing as strongly, you might find the source of the problem.

 

Damaged ducts

Damage to your ducts, such as holes and tears, can leak the air you’re trying to heat or cool. The holes make it harder to regulate your home’s temperature and your HVAC system will become more inefficient. If your ducts are getting too holey, call us today to get them patched up.

 

Higher energy bills

Energy bills usually rise during the summers and winters. However, rising energy bills can also be caused by damaged appliances and systems. Take a close look at your HVAC system’s filters, refrigerant levels, and fans. Also, the problem can be caused by worn-down electrical connections. In those cases, you should call a professional electrician to fix those.

 

Hot and cold spots

Do you find parts of your house are still cold even when the heat is on? Damage to your ducts might cause cold air to leak, preventing your ducts from cooling your home. The reverse is also true. Having hot spots when the AC is on can also be caused by duct damage.

 

Strange noises

When you turn on your HVAC, you might hear a popping noise. That’s just the ducts expanding or contracting due to the temperature and is nothing to worry about. However, continuous loud or rattling noises are caused by damaged ducts. It’s also possible that your ducts are too small for your home. Give us a call and we can tell if you need bigger ducts or simply a repair.

 

What makes North Shore Home Energy my best bet for fixing my ducts?

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 duct repair work!

By Brian Renadette

6 Benefits of a Boiler Inspection

6 Benefits of a Boiler Inspection

  • Heating
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!

By Brian Renadette