Servicing your boiler is probably the most important thing you can do for your family and your home or business. Preventative maintenance is the key to staying ahead of the cold weather. If you are not servicing your boiler annually then you may be setting yourself up for emergency repairs and they would most likely be occurring during the coldest times. You won’t be aware of any issues until you start using your boiler more frequently and that is usually once the colder months arrive. Temperatures are known to hit below zero in Nassau County NY so it is certainly in your best interest to keep ahead of the cold.
When a Boiler Stops Working
There are a number of reasons a boiler may stop working. The boiler pressure may be too low or too high. This fluctuation in pressure could be caused by water escaping somewhere in the system due to a possible leak, 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 a combination of issues.
What to Look Out For
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. If the flame 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 fuel is still being supplied. If there are new stains or smoke marks on the unit or on anything nearby the unit this is an indication that the unit could be misfiring 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.
When a Boiler Makes Noise
If you hear a loud banging coming from your utility closet don’t call Ghostbusters! It is probably the result of one of a few things. You may have a faulty thermostator a build-up of debris on the boiler’s heat exchanger. If there is in fact a build-up of debris, you will need KS Mechanical Services in VarLocationName to carry out a power flush. Other causes may be but not limited to limescale build up, overheating, air blockage or insufficient water flow or pressure.
When a Boiler Leaks
A boiler is constantly circulating water, so when there is a leak it could be a result of a number of different issues and also cause a new set of issues as well. Corrosion is a common cause of water leakage as any time water and metal meet this is certainly an outcome. When there are pressure issues, the valve to relieve that pressure will leak water in an attempt to relieve the pressure that could be a result of calcite or limestone buildup. A few other factors may include damaged seals, advanced age, defects or poor initial installation.
When to Call for Service
As soon as you suspect anything may be wrong with your boiler it is always best to call KS Mechanical Services to have your unit looked at. If you notice any of the things discussed above or would like a preventative check up then it is never too early to do that. It is recommended to operate on the side of caution and give us a call to inspect any issue you may think is arising because it is always better to be safe than sorry.
Staying Safe and Warm While Servicing is Occuring
It is important to keep the eldery and young children at a comfortable temperature while you are waiting for your boiler to be back up and running, so 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 keeping doors closed and plugging up drafts. Try to stay in one room or one area of the house and concentrate on keeping the heat in that space. It is easier to contain the heat in a smaller space than trying to keep the whole house comfortable. Warming yourself from the inside can be equally as helpful by having a nice bowl of soup or enjoying a cup of hot chocolate which will warm your hands as well as your bones. Operating out of Plainview NY in Nassau County we know how chilly the Fall and Winters can be!
Get on a Schedule
The best way to avoid any issues is to get on an annual servicing schedule. Preventative maintenance is key to having a smooth ride through the cold Long Island seasons. In particular, if you have an older boiler it may take a little longer to find parts for your model, so giving yourself that time when the weather is more tolerable is invaluable.
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Plainview is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located near the North Shore of Long Island in the town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population of the CDP as of 2010 was 26,217. The Plainview post office has the ZIP code 11803.
Plainview’s origins date to 1648, when Robert Williams, a settler from Wales, bought land in the area. The land was considered desirable for farming because of a small pond named the Moscopas by local Native Americans, meaning ‘hole of dirt and water’. The remainder of the land in the area was purchased by Thomas Powell in 1695 as part of the Bethpage Purchase. The name ‘Mannatto Hill’ had already appeared on the 1695 deed of the Bethpage Purchase, and the settlement came to be called ‘Manetto Hill’. Manitou was the Native American word either for ‘god’ or for ‘spirit’.
The 1837 arrival of the Long Island Rail Road to nearby Hicksville brought a boom to local farming. In 1885, residents of Manetto Hill petitioned the United States Postal Service for a local post office, but were turned down because, according to several accounts, a similar name was already in use upstate. The hamlet was then named ‘Plainview’, for the view of the Hempstead Plains from the top of the Manetto Hills.
Plainview remained a farming community, famous for growing cucumbers for the huge Heinz pickle factories located in nearby Farmingdale and Hicksville. In the early 1900s blight destroyed the cucumber crop and many farmers switched to potatoes. After World War II, a potato blight combined with the desire of many returning GIs to leave New York City for the more rural Long Island, convinced many farmers to sell their property, leading to massive development in the area, giving rise to so-called suburban sprawl. Between 1950 and 1960, the hamlet grew from a population of 1,155 to more than 35,000. Most of the available land was developed during this period or otherwise designated as parkland. While overall development declined it did continue sporadically as smaller remaining parcels of land were also developed. In recent years, some of the few large remaining parcels have given way to gated communities, which are in contrast to most housing in the area. Some of these developments include ‘The Hamlet on Olde Oyster Bay’ and ‘The Seasons at Plainview’, a residential community focused on over age 55 residents and first time home buyers.
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