Omnia Mechanical Group

571 Timpson Place Bronx, NY 10455

Phone: 212-534-2500

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NYC DOB Boiler Rules: What You Must Know to Own or Manage Properties

Most properties in New York City have boilers on the premises to provide steam heat and hot water for occupants. Therefore, if you own or manage one of these buildings, it’s essential to know all the NYC DOB boiler rules. You don’t want to miss a deadline with the Department of Buildings, which could lead to a citation from the city or even stiff fines. Here are three important topics you should be familiar with as a landlord or superintendent, courtesy of the boiler experts at Calray Boilers.

Annual Boiler Inspection

Making sure your boiler is operating properly

Boilers in larger properties are required to have an inspection when they are first installed (first test inspection by the city) and a yearly inspection thereafter. This is to ensure your boiler is functioning properly, which affects everything from building safety to city air quality.

Which properties are exempt from boiler inspections?

  • Boilers in one- to five-family properties
  • Boilers that heat individual dwelling units
  • Boilers in mixed-use buildings that only heat residential units
  • Boilers rated at a heat input of less than 100,000 BTUs
  • Domestic hot water boilers rated at a heat input of less than 350,000 BTUs
  • Boilers owned by federal or state government agencies, the United Nations, foreign consulates, or the Port Authority

How do low-pressure boiler inspections work?

If you have a low-pressure boiler, it can be inspected by an authorized inspector, like a licensed master plumber or certain other professionals certified by the city. The inspection cycle runs from January 1 through December 31 each year. Within 45 days of the inspection, the inspection report must be filed with the Department of Buildings by the authorized inspector. You can get an extension on the deadline, but unexcused late reports will be penalized with a fine. Answers to other common questions can be found online with the Department of Buildings.

Boiler Room Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Safety for building workers and tenants

In spite of attentive boiler inspection and regular maintenance, problems can still occur with your boiler system. To safeguard against issues with carbon monoxide, your boiler room should be outfitted with carbon monoxide detectors.

What is carbon monoxide and why is it dangerous?

Small amounts of carbon monoxide (CO) are produced in combustion reactions (like burning fuel for a boiler). It can become harmful with either inadequate venting or incomplete combustion. When inhaled by people in the immediate environment, CO can cause sleepiness, confusion, loss of consciousness, or even death.

Does your boiler room need a carbon monoxide detector?

Yes, every room used for boilers, furnaces, and hot water heaters is required by the New York City Department of Buildings to be equipped with a carbon monoxide detector. Similar to the way a smoke detector works, this will alert you to the presence of excess carbon monoxide in the area. Some models of carbon monoxide detectors will alert tenants or even shut off the gas entirely until the situation is remedied through ventilation.

Make sure your boiler room has the appropriate carbon monoxide detection devices, and teach your building staff about the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Always dial 911 if you think there is CO in the environment, and remove all people from the affected space.

Boiler Registration

DEP clean air initiative

While not governed by the Department of Buildings, boiler registration is also required for your property. This is administered by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Boiler registration is part of a city-wide initiative for cleaner air and improved respiratory health. Cleaner air also makes for less buildup of pollution on buildings and a more attractive city.

Why does boiler registration contribute to cleaner air?

By keeping track of boilers, especially those that are still burning #4 and #6 heating oil rather than natural gas, the city can make sure they are compliant and don’t need to be removed. Also, the fees generated by boiler registration help pay for programs like the Clean Air Tracking System (CATS).

How do you register your boiler?

You must register your boiler if it falls into one of these categories:

  • Boilers with outputs of 350,000 BTUs per hour to less than 2.8 million BTUs per hour
  • Boilers with outputs of 2.8 million BTUs per hour to 4.2 million BTUs per hour
  • Boilers over 4.2 million BTUs per hour (special work permit and certificate of operation required)

Please call today if you have questions about your DEP registration.

Assistance with Boiler Installation, Maintenance, and Safety

New York City’s hyper-local blue-chip boiler professionals

Whether you need an annual inspection, help installing boiler room carbon monoxide detectors, installation of a new boiler, or maintenance work to ensure your boiler passes its annual inspection, Calray Boilers is here to help. We’re part of the Omnia Mechanical Group, and we’ve been boiler experts serving New York City for nearly a century.

Don’t wait until your inspection is overdue or you have a problem with your boiler system to reach out. Call Calray Boilers today at 212-722-5506, or schedule an appointment online at your convenience. Ask about our annual service agreements that make boiler upkeep even easier and more economical.


Our Privacy Policy

Omnia Mechanical Group(the “Company”) strives to ensure the highest standards for property listings and customer information privacy. Please review the following statement to learn about our company practices and policies. Please be aware that our Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time.

1. Purpose.

This Privacy Policy (“the Policy”) provides information on how the Company uses your personal information. By agreeing to the Policy, you agree to our collection and use of your personal information as described in the Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective for all new users of Sanitaryplumbing.com.

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).

3. Use of Information.

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:

  • Improve our services and the Website’s content and layout;
  • Provide the services and necessary customer support you request;
  • Resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
  • Track and record customer satisfaction with our services;
  • Protect the Company against error and fraud;
  • Inform you of special promotions and announcements;
  • Enforce our agreements, terms, conditions, and policies; and
  • As otherwise described to you at the time of collection.

We may occasionally ask you to complete optional surveys. These surveys are used to improve and customize your experience with Sanitaryplumbing.com.

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

The Company does not share any of your personal information with outside organizations, companies, individuals, etc. The only exception to this standard is if such a disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to any and all legal processes.

4. Links to Other Sites.

The Website may have links to other websites that may collect personally identifiable information about you. The Company is not responsible for the privacy practices of the content of those linked websites.

5. Safety & Security Precautions.

The Website has strict security measures in place to protect you and your information from fraud. Once your information is provided to Omnia Mechanical Group, we strive to ensure the confidentiality of your identity and information.

6. Opt-Out.

The Company provides you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving promotional and other non-essential, marketing-related communications from Omnia Mechanical Group. If you would like to opt-out of these select communications, please see any of the Company’s email communications and follow the directions indicated.

7. Account Protection.

Your password ensures the security of your account. When choosing a password, the Company suggests using various characters. It is highly recommended that you do not disclose your Sanitaryplumbing.com password to anyone. (If you do disclose your password or your personal information with others, you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account.) If the security of your password is compromised for any reason, please contact the Company immediately.

8. Accuracy of Information

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).

9. Cookies

The Company may place a small cookie on your computer’s hard drive. This allows us to personalize your use on the Website. In order to maximize the functionality and usability of the Website, you must set your browser’s preferences to allow both permanent and temporary cookies.

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.

12. General

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.