Life can be very hectic, and the amount of responsibilities we all have are endless, especially here in Nassau County NY. It is very easy to overlook some things, especially if they are not an immediate emergency. But one very important item to make sure you keep up on is servicing your boiler. Servicing your boiler once a year is not only necessary for ensuring that it is running efficiently and safely, but there are long term benefits as well. These benefits include keeping your warranty intact, keeping your energy bills down and ensuring that you lower your risk of an emergency situation. The best way to avoid having a heating issue once you are in the heart of the cold months of Fall and Winter in Nassau County is to keep up on your annual servicing. Whether you are a homeowner or an owner of a business, keeping your loved ones and employees safe and warm should be of the utmost importance. We here at KS Mechanical Services in Locust Valley NY in Nassau County are here to help.
It is very easy for the year to get away from us. Waiting until the cold comes to NY to service your boiler could be risky. Scheduling your servicing in the warmer months gives you the advantage where if there were an issue spotted, the repairs could be made without putting yourself and your family in an uncomfortable or dangerous position. If repairs need to be made they can be worked on and completed before the cold sets in. This allows you the confidence to embrace those chilly NY seasons and take that worry off of your plate.
We pride ourselves here at KS Mechanical Services in Locust Valley NY in working efficiently and ethically. We engage in a thorough inspection, taking a full assessment of the condition of the units and any issues that may come up as a concern. All findings will be discussed so our customers have a full understanding of what the situation is and what their options are.
What a Service Inspection Looks Like
The servicing starts with a visual inspection. Here we will be going over the entire unit, looking for any immediate signs of damage or distress. Our KS Mechanical Services technicians will then test all controls and operations, ensuring that all safety devices and functions are performing properly. An inspection of the flue is done to ensure that there aren’t any obstructions and that it is attached properly. Our engineer will remove, clean and inspect all of the main components in the boiler to ensure everything is attached and performing properly with no visual damage or defect.
Additional checks are made including but not limited to inspecting and testing the pilot burner, flame sense device, thermostat, ventilation, flue, heating controls, electrical wiring connections, location of the boiler and the contents surrounding it, gas and pressure flow, seals, safety devices and overall boiler operation. All of these findings are recorded to keep for future reference.
Sign to Look Out for that there May Be a Problem
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.
Best Way to Prevent an Emergency Situation
The best way to avoid emergency repairs is to have your boiler serviced regularly. A yearly inspection and servicing will get you ahead of any potential problems and deal with them before they become an emergency. Servicing your boiler annually will not only keep you ahead of any issue but it will give you peace of mind as well. Handling any issue while the weather is still comfortable and tolerable is in your best interest. It will make any repairs that need to be done less challenging for you and your family. Relieve yourself of any worry and stress as the cold months approach by knowing that your boiler is ready to take on the chill. If you look after a loved one who doesn’t live with you or know of someone who lives alone and may be in a bad position if their boiler were to have an issue, maybe it’s best to either suggest they have a check done on their boiler or you schedule a checkup for them as well. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
We provide emergency boiler servicing as well as scheduled. If you do not have an emergency then we are happy to set up a servicing appointment to ensure your boiler is working safely and efficiently so that you are ready to face the cold Fall and Winter months with confidence. We pride ourselves in only doing work that is absolutely necessary and never taking advantage of our fellow, hardworking Long Islanders. Servicing is available for Nassau County along with the Greater NY area for all residential and commercial needs.
If you are looking for quality boiler servicing by a company with over ten years of experience, then look no further than servicing and boiler repair Locust Valley NY 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!
Locust Valley is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located in the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 3,406 at the 2010 census.
The rolling hills of the North Shore of Long Island were laid down as terminal moraines by the receding glaciers of the last ice age roughly 10,000 years ago. The Algonquian tribe that settled the area, spanning from Flushing to Setauket, called the area ‘hilly ground’ or Matinecock and as a result the Algonquian Indians who settled there became known as the Matinecock Indians.
In 1667, Captain John Underhill negotiated with the Matinecock Indians to purchase land for a settlement that he and his fellow colonists would call Buckram. The town name lasted for nearly 200 years, until in 1856 the name was changed to Locust Valley based on the number of locust trees located in the area.
On April 19, 1869, the Long Island Rail Road opened the extension of the Glen Cove line, via a single track to Locust Valley, making it the terminus of the line until the railroad was extended to its current terminus in Oyster Bay in 1889.
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