Servicing your boiler is probably the most important thing you can do for your home or your 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 and Suffolk County so it is certainly in your best interest to keep ahead of the cold. Additionally, depending on the size of the home or office you are heating, servicing your unit regularly is important to ensure you have the right size unit in addition to it being in the right condition. If you have a large space and the wrong size unit it is probably working overtime and would be prone to breaking down more often. KS Mechanical Services is here to help with this.
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. If this occurs be ready to contact KS Mechanical Services today so the leaks won’t cause any further damages to your home.
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 NY 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 so you can notice any damages that might have taken place. 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.
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.
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 County and the greater Stony Brook NY area because of our honesty and commitment to exceptional service.
If you are looking for quality boiler service by a company with over ten years of experience, then look no further than boiler repair Stony Brook 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!
Stony Brook is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. Begun in the colonial era as an agricultural enclave, the hamlet experienced growth first as a resort town and then to its current state as one of Long Island’s major tourist towns and centers of education. Despite being referred to as a village by residents and tourists alike, Stony Brook has never been legally incorporated by the state. The population was 13,740 at the 2010 census.
Stony Brook was first settled in the late 17th century. It was originally known by the native name Wopowog and then as Stoney Brook, with both names likely referring to the interconnected bodies of water at the hamlet’s western edge. It began as a satellite community of adjacent Setauket, New York, the Town of Brookhaven’s first settlement, and its land was included in the initial 1655 purchase from the native Setalcott tribe.
The Three Village Inn, housed in the c.1751 Richard Hallock home
A gristmill was built in 1699 on the water body now known as the Mill Pond. The current structure, which replaced the original in 1751, ground grain into the 1940s and has since been repurposed for public tours. For religious services and education, the hamlet’s original residents had to attend institutions in the neighboring communities of Setauket and St. James. In the latter half of the 18th century, activity began to shift from the mill area north toward the harbor as new residences, a number of which still stand, were constructed.
Stony Brook was a remote area through the 18th century aside for a modest amount of commerce near the mill at the intersection of Main Street and Harbor Road. The community’s development was stalled by its poorly accessible harbor relative to nearby Setauket and Port Jefferson. In the 1840s, local painter William Sidney Mount led a call for the harbor’s dredging. This was completed twice, but after the harbor filled in both times the effort was abandoned. Lacking the resources of its neighboring harbor settlements, Stony Brook based its economy on agriculture and the cordwood industry.
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