Signs Your Heating System is Malfunctioning

As winter settles in, it’s essential to make sure your home is prepared for the elements. This can mean salting the driveway, cleaning the gutters, and other maintenance tasks to make sure your home is ready for the elements. However, arguably the most important thing you need to be sure of is that your heating system is working properly. It can be inconvenient and even dangerous to find yourself without heat in the dead of winter. You can prevent this by making sure your heating system is in good working order, and calling for maintenance if you notice any warning signs. Here are some common signs of a malfunctioning heating system:


If you notice loud or strange sounds coming from your heating system that you haven’t noticed before, that is usually an indication that something is wrong. If you hear any rattling, banging, or screeching coming from your furnace, it’s a good idea to have a maintenance technician come check out the issue.

Irregular Heat Dispersion

If the heat in your home seems to fluctuate based on different parts of the house, this can be a sign that your heating system is not working properly. For example, if you find that your living room is well heated but there are cold spots in the hallway, that’s not a sign of proper heating. A well-functioning heating system will keep temperatures consistent throughout the house.

Rising Energy Bills

If you find yourself dealing with rising energy bills after running your heat a few times, this could mean your furnace is not running as efficiently as it once did. If your furnace is using more energy than usual, that means it’s probably working harder than it should be; a sign of a problem. 

Contact MRW Mechanical

If you notice your heating system is not working properly, don’t delay! Give us a call today at (781) 639-9222 or fill out a contact form. We offer 24/7 emergency services, so if you find yourself without heat on a cold night, do not hesitate to give us a call.

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