What is scarier than that noise coming from your basement or utility closet? The fear of not having heat when those chilly days and nights are here! It is common to only be aware of an issue with your oil boiler only once the weather has switched over because you are only starting to use your unit in the colder months. Having your oil boiler serviced by KS Mechanical Services in the months prior to the cold setting in is ideal, but if you have an issue then it needs to be addressed regardless. Some noises are common and should not be causing alarm. A mild gurgling for instance is totally normal. Other noises that seem loud or constant should be paid attention to immediately upon noticing them.
Who Do I Call?
Who do you want to call when there are noises coming from your oil boiler? The only answer is KS Mechanical Services in Northport NY in Suffolk County. We are a proud provider of oil boiler services to all of Long Island and the greater NY area for over a decade. We take pride in our work and dedication to our customers.
What Type of Noise is Your Boiler Making?
Different noises are related to different issues. Vibrating type noises could be attributed to loose brackets that need to be tightened. You may hear a loud banging noise that could be a result of debris build up on the boiler’s heat exchange or a faulty thermostat. A gurgling type noise could be the result of low water pressure, a frozen condensate pipe or trapped air. It is normal for a small amount of gurgling to occur, but if it seems louder than normal or excessive then it is advised to have it inspected. A whistling noise is noticeable when there is a build up of calcium or limescale. This is more common in areas where there is hard water. Lastly there may be a banging or tapping. This could be due to overheating or the pipework simply not being secured.
Where Does the Noise Seem to be Coming From?
Determine where the noise may be coming from. The banging may be coming from inside the unit itself or from the radiator or pipes. When you call KS Mechanical Services in Northport NY with as much information as possible, it may be a bit easier to assess the situation or the urgency involved.
Why is this Happening?
The best way to stay ahead of any potential issues is to be on a scheduled yearly serving plan. Having a full inspection every year will ensure that if there is any sign of corrosion or defect that it will be noticed early enough to take care of the issue and fix whatever has the potential of making your oil boiler malfunction before it becomes a problem.
How to Do a Quick Assessment Yourself
Once you have clearly noticed that your oil boiler is making noises that are noticeable or alarming take a look around. The radiator may need bleeding to relieve some pressure. Bleeding the radiator is certainly something you can do yourself but is never recommended you do if you are not familiar with or comfortable with doing so. You must always use caution and act as safely as possible as to not hurt yourself or potentially cause more damage. You may have low water pressure causing a gurgling sound which can be checked by taking a look at the pressure gauge on the boiler. You can also check to see if the condensate pipe outside of your home which is usually a white overflow pipe is frozen. Your boiler may also display an error code which will narrow down what the issue is. An error code may not always show even though there is an identifiable error so don’t base your assessment solely off of that.
Repair or Replace
KS Mechanical Services takes pride in always doing what is in the best interest of our customers and never recommending anything that isn’t necessary. We have had a long and successful decade plus of service to homeowners and business owners all over Nassau and Suffolk and the greater NY area because of our honesty and commitment to exceptional service.
We provide emergency boiler servicing as well as scheduled annual service. 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 both Nassau and Suffolk along with the Greater NY area for all residential and commercial needs.
Staying Warm and Safe During the Repairs
While you are waiting for your boiler to be back up and running, please stay warm and stay safe. It is especially important to keep the eldery and young children at a comfortable temperature, but please do so in a safe manner. Warm blankets, layering clothing, and utilizing electric space heaters are a good way to stay warm in the meanwhile. It is also useful to keep any heat in while keeping the cold air out by closing the curtains and closing the doors. Try to stay in one room or one area of the house and concentrate on keeping the heat in that space. Warming yourself up from the inside can be equally as helpful. Having a nice bowl of soup or having a warm cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate will warm your hands as well as your bones.
If you are looking for quality boiler repair by a company with over ten years of experience, then look no further than boiler repair in Northport Suffolk County 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!
Northport is a historic maritime village on the north shore of Long Island, New York. Initially designated Great Cow Harbour by 17th-century English colonists, the area was officially renamed Northport in 1837. In 1894, in an effort to localize governance, the community incorporated as a village.
The original inhabitants of the area now known as Northport were the Matinecocks, one of 13 Native American tribes of Long Island. The Matinecocks called this land Opcathontyche, which meant ‘wading place creek’. After Dutch interest a few years earlier, the land was sold by Chief Asharoken, head of the Matinecocks, to three Englishmen in 1656.
With land that was well suited for farming, the early settlers grazed cattle on pastures around the harbor. The area soon became known as Great Cow Harbour. (The nearby hamlet of was known as Little Cow Harbour.) The oldest house still standing in Northport, the Skidmore House on Main Street, was built in 1761. In 2009 the house was put up for sale, sparking the village to pass a historical preservation law.
Woodbine Avenue and Northport Harbor, circa 1900
In the early 19th century Great Cow Harbor was still a rural farming community. By the 1830s the village contained only eight dwellings. But a new industry of shipbuilding brought rapid change and growth. The village shifted away from its farming roots as shipbuilding became the community’s primary industry. By 1837 the village was being referred to as Northport.
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