Omnia Mechanical Group

571 Timpson Place Bronx, NY 10455

Phone: 212-534-2500

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What Are the NYC Boiler Registration Requirements? Be Sure Your Boiler Is Properly Registered

As a property owner or manager in New York City, you may have had your building’s boiler inspected when it was first installed or if you replaced major components of it as an upgrade. But did you know most properties are also required to register their boilers periodically with the city? Calray Boilers answers all your questions about NYC boiler registration requirements below, so you can stay on top of this important obligation.

Why Do Boilers Have to Be Registered?

Clean air initiatives

Boiler registration is part of a larger effort in New York City to improve air quality, which has multiple benefits:

  • Healthier air for residents, which reduces respiratory problems like asthma
  • Improved environment for wildlife, trees, and plants
  • Better visibility
  • Less blackening on buildings and other structures

Boiler registration gives the city precise data about contributors to soot in the air. And the fees generated by the Clean Air Tracking System (CATS) program at the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) go towards air quality analysis, which continues to be a major concern.

Do All Properties Need to Register Their Boilers?

350,000 BTU/hr output or greater

Larger properties with boilers that put out at least 350,000 BTUs need to register with the city. There are two categories into which most boilers fall:

  • 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

If you work with a boiler with an output greater than 4.2 million BTUs per hour, which happens with some very large physical plants, the boiler will require a separate permit and certificate of operation.

What If I Manage a Government Building?

No fees

Government buildings are still required to complete boiler registration with the city. However, you will not have to pay any fees. At the end of the process, confirm that you are registering a boiler for a government property under “Fee Information.” You may need to upload documents as proof of government status in order to have the fees waived.

Are There Penalties for Failing to Register a Boiler?

An expensive omission

Don’t forget to complete the required forms with DEP or think you can skip boiler registration to save a little money. It will only cost you more in the long run. The city will issue citations and charge fines for failure to register a boiler.

We always recommend to our clients that they keep track of their boiler registration due date on their own, so even if they fail to receive the city’s notification for some reason, they will still remember to complete the requirement. In fact, we suggest property owners or managers keep a long-term calendar with dates for city-mandated certifications like RPZ backflow prevention device testing, gas piping inspection, and testing of fire suppression equipment. Not only do you want to make sure to pass the city’s inspections, but you also want to be certain these items work when you need them to and aren’t a safety hazard for building occupants and staff.

Is It Better to Switch from an Oil-Burning Boiler to a Natural Gas Boiler?

Yes, and Calray Boilers can help

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection keeps track of which boilers are oil burning and which are natural gas. They are actively encouraging property owners to switch to the latter, as it’s better for the city’s air quality. Even though there is a small number of oil-burning boilers remaining in the city, they account for the majority of soot pollution here.

There are other advantages to changing to natural gas:

  • There are no worries about running out of oil, as piped gas is always available.
  • No fuel storage is required, freeing up space in your boiler room.
  • Natural gas usually costs less, especially with the price of petroleum high right now due to global events, so you save money.
  • Your boiler will run cleaner and more efficiently.
  • Oil-burning boilers are older and subject to more frequent breakdowns; you’ll have fewer hassles and service calls with a natural gas-fueled boiler.

Are you interested in switching to a natural gas boiler, or do you need assistance with your boiler registration? Not sure if your building’s boiler has been registered yet? Calray Boilers is here to help. Call us at 212-722-5506 today to schedule a service call.


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.