There are many reasons why your gas boiler may need to be repaired. As a homeowner or the owner of a business here in Suffolk County NY it is important for the safety of your loved one’s and employees to get the issue fixed as soon as possible. With the onset of the colder months, it is more likely to have an issue with your boiler once it is not as warm out anymore. Historically, winters in Suffolk County NY can hit lows of negative 17 degrees. Weather in East Northport NY in particular starts to get cold right around mid November, dropping drastically as December approaches. This can be problematic if it is freezing outside and therefore freezing inside your home or office until the issue is remedied.
What Could Be the Issue?
The cause of your gas boiler not working can be a range of things. The gas boiler pressure may be too low or too high. This fluctuation in pressure could be caused by water escaping somewhere in the system or a failure of the expansion valve. Other reasons why your gas boiler may need repair could include (but not be limited to) a power cut or electrical issue, a gas supply issue, a faulty pilot light, a frozen condensate pipe, a faulty internal component or ultimately a more complex issue altogether. Regardless of what the reason is though, the urgency to get it taken care of is of the utmost importance.
Maintenance is Key
If you have a gas boiler then you have the most efficient fuel source. Gas boilers allow an appliance to use less fuel compared to electric or oil, therefore saving you money. It also is much kinder to the environment and to your peace of mind since you never have to worry about ordering and storing fuel. But because you can essentially go on autopilot with your unit, it may be very easy to ignore the annual upkeep that should be happening. To ensure you have a properly functioning gas boiler, you should have it serviced once a year. KS Mechanical Services in East Northport NY can service your gas boiler for you so you can have full confidence in knowing that your gas boiler will be ready for the colder weather in the Fall and Winter. We pride ourselves in providing thorough and honest service and never insist on anything that isn’t absolutely needed. Preventative maintenance is key.
If you seem to be repairing your gas boiler more often than not then you may want to consider replacing the unit. Of course there are benefits to having a brand new gas boiler installed, but it may not be completely necessary. Getting your gas boiler up and running is the immediate concern and replacing it may not be feasible. But getting the boiler back on and safely functioning is an immediate priority for KS Mechanical Services in East Northport NY in Suffolk County, especially if the weather is getting dangerously cold outside.
Signs that it’s Time for a Servicing
While you should be servicing your boiler once a year, there are some important signs to look out for that would indicate an absolutely necessary service call. Take a look at the flame. If it is flickering in an irregular pattern or if the flame is yellow that is an indication to call for a servicing. This usually means that your burner is not receiving enough air for complete combustion and must be looked at. If the pilot light is going out often then that may be an issue with the thermocouple. This is concerning because while the flame may be out, the gas is still being supplied. If there are new stains or smoke marks on the unit or on anything nearby the unit. This could be caused by misfiring of the unit when it starts back up and cause not only damage to items near the unit from the puffback but be an issue with the proper functioning overall. If the boiler overheats or refills regularly this could be a sign of the malfunctioning of the safety features, or if the water pressure drops there is potentially a leak somewhere.
Servicing your gas boiler regularly is the key to elongating it’s life and minimizing a headache for you in the future. Regular servicing in the months prior to the bitter cold weather will also allow you to take care of any repairs while the weather is still comfortable. If your gas boiler is an older model then there may be a delay getting the necessary parts, if they are in fact still available at all. This is yet another reason why it is in your best interest to have your boiler looked at while the weather is still nice.
Our experienced engineers will do a thorough investigation during their servicing appointment. An example of a few things they will do is to conduct a visual assessment of the entire unit, looking for any blatant damage or defect. Then they will test the controls and components along with inspecting for any obstructions in the vents. Finally they will run tests to ensure that the unit is functioning properly overall.
Staying Safe and Warm in the Meanwhile
While waiting for your boiler to be repaired in the midst of colder temperatures, please stay safe while trying to stay warm. The weather here on Long Island, NY can be pretty brutal. Add layers on to your clothing and try to contain the heat in one room or one specific area of your home by way of keeping doors closed and preventing any drafts from the windows from coming in. Eat warm foods like soup and drink tea, coffee or hot chocolate to warm you from the inside as well. Stay warm but stay safe.
If you are looking for quality boiler repair by a company with over ten years of experience, then look no further than boiler repair East Northport NY Suffolk County and the surrounding areas by KS Mechanical Services. We pride ourselves in supplying you with our expert technicians and our exceptional service department. Give us a call at 631-889-3617 today!
East Northport is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Huntington in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 20,217 at the 2010 census.
Soon after the establishment of a village in the Huntington area, English settlers sought to further expand their territory. On July 30, 1656, land was purchased from Chief Asharoken, head of the Matinecocks Native American tribe, part of which consisted of the land that is today known as East Northport.
Two distinct communities formed in the area now known as East Northport. The more populous settlement known as Larkfield was located on the northern side, near Vernon Valley (now part of Northport). Larkfield originally developed near the location of Genola Cemetery, just north of the modern-day junction of Larkfield Road, Vernon Valley Road, and Laurel Road. A second community located on the southern side was known as Clay Pitts, named for its vast deposits of red clay. This clay which had been used by Native Americans to form pottery was used by the Europeans to form bricks for construction. The land between Larkfield and Clay Pitts was well suited for agriculture, and the region prospered in the late 18th century as a thriving farming community by supplying produce to markets in New York City and Brooklyn.
In 1868 the Long Island Rail Road opened a station within the village of Northport. However, just a few years later the LIRR decided to move the Northport station to a new location in Larkfield to facilitate further railway extension to Port Jefferson. The new railway station located at Larkfield Road and Bellerose Avenue opened on January 13, 1873. Although the station retained the name of Northport, train conductors would refer to it as ‘East of Northport’, because the station was located east of the railway junction which used to direct trains north to the old station located in the village of Northport. Despite the fact that East Northport is primarily south of Northport, the area became known thereafter as East Northport. The Larkfield Post Office formally changed its name to East Northport in 1910. The East Northport, New York post office building was renamed the Jerome Anthony Ambro, Jr. Post Office Building in 1998.
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