Omnia Mechanical Group

571 Timpson Place Bronx, NY 10455

Phone: 212-534-2500

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How to Get Your Boiler Ready for Winter: Get Ahead of Heat Season with These Expert Tips

It may still be beautiful autumn in New York, but winter will be upon us before we know it. Many predictions say the city will see colder than normal temperatures, and we can be assured of at least a few extreme weather events between November and March. That’s why it’s essential to know how to get your boiler ready for winter if you are a property owner or manager. Your boiler will be chugging away all winter, providing heat and hot water. And, the following tips will help ensure everything runs properly.

Ensure Annual Maintenance Is Completed

Stay on top of little problems

Getting your boiler ready for winter starts with a pre-season check to keep your system in good shape. By performing routine maintenance, you can keep small issues from turning into larger and costlier ones. And you keep your building staff and tenants safer as well.

Here’s a quick checklist of things we do to extend the life of your boiler, save money, and reduce headache calls from tenants:

  • Check for leaks. No water should be escaping anywhere.
  • Assess valves for integrity and clogs. They must be cleaned or replaced if they have too much hard water or sediment buildup. If this is a chronic problem, a strainer or water filtration system should be considered.
  • Observe the combustion area and make sure the combustion reading are with the recommended levels.
  • Test pumps for proper operation, including those used for water distribution, automatic boiler feeding, steam condensate return, etc. Sensors that trigger the pumps should be working correctly, and there should be no electrical issues (loose or frayed wires, problems with the circuit breakers going off, etc.). Pumps should not have excess noise or vibration.
  • Evaluate gauges and sights. All pressure gauges must run properly for safety and the health of your boiler. Sights should be wiped clean regularly so you can observe boiler function.
  • Clean flues, exhausts, and vents to prevent carbon monoxide buildup or the presence of other toxins in the boiler environment. Blocked exhaust conduits can cause a boiler to shut down.
  • Ensure steam traps are operating correctly to efficiently return condensate from radiators to the boiler and minimize feeding fresh water.
  • Run safety checks on all alarms for boiler pressure, fire, smoke, and carbon monoxide.

Make Sure Your Plumbing Is Protected

One often overlooked area of the holistic boiler system is the pipes leading to and from it. Problems with boiler-related plumbing can result in:

  • Significant heat loss that causes the boiler to run more frequently (leading to higher fuel bills and more wear and tear)
  • Burst pipes that result in having to shut down the boiler
  • Damage to boiler system components, such as the boiler feeder or various pumps that keep the system running
  • Boiler surging and other issues with the boiler tank itself
  • Scalds, burns, and slip-and-fall injuries to building maintenance staff

Many of these problems have the downstream effect of creating more calls from tenants who are unhappy with their lack of heat or hot water or who become irate over having the water turned off entirely during repairs.

Schedule Professional Service Now

Check in with boiler pros

Think of servicing your boiler like having your car tuned up or going to the doctor for your annual checkup. You wouldn’t try to do these things on your own because you’re not trained as highly as the professionals who tend to you, and you don’t have the tools or equipment either. At Calray Boilers, all we do every day is evaluate, clean, repair, and install boilers. We are the auto mechanics or physicians of the boiler world.

To make it easier for you, we offer annual labor service contracts. These include professional maintenance on your boiler, which you can schedule in advance at the time most convenient for you. Our clients find this gives them peace of mind when it comes to their boiler systems.

Call Calray Boilers for Expert Assistance

Get ahead of heat season now

You don’t want to wait until you have a problem with your boiler during winter months to get it serviced. You can stay ahead of heat season by scheduling your professional boiler maintenance with Calray Boilers now, during the remainder of autumn. Call us at 212-722-5506 or use our online form to schedule an appointment.


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2. Personal Information.

You can browse some areas of omniagroup.nyc (“the Website”) without being a registered user. However, certain activities do require registration. (You consent to the transfer and storage of your information by registering with omniagroup.nyc).

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Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe and user-friendly experience. For example, the Company may use your personal information to:

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The Company always provides you the ability to opt-out of further communication such as promotions and surveys; see the Opt-Out section below.

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The Company does not guarantee the accuracy of information for any and all of its properties on the Website, and is not responsible for any errors or misrepresentations (made by Renters, the Client, or otherwise).

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10. Changing Your Personal Information.

Should your personal information change, please immediately update your information on the Website. This will ensure the accuracy of our records. The Company does retain personal information from closed accounts in order to comply with law and collect and disburse any fees owed.

11. Third Parties

This Privacy Policy addresses only the use of information we collect from you. Since omniagroup.nyc does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties. It is advisable that you consult with the management of third parties before you disclose your personal information to others.

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We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on the Website. All amended terms are immediately effective after they are initially posted on the Website.

13. Privacy Policy Questions & Concerns

Questions and/or concerns regarding the Policy should be emailed to the following email address: info@omniagroup.nyc.