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Have you recently woken up or walked through the front door of your building to arctic temperatures? If you have, your immediate thought was that you need an immediate boiler repair, and one of the culprits could be your pilot light. The good news is that Ameer in NYC offers boiler repair residential and commercial that includes troubleshooting pilot lights, but let’s cover some of the common reasons your pilot light could be malfunctioning.
1. Soot and Other Particulate Matter on the Pilot Light
Your pilot light must be clean and free of debris in order for the fuel to flow through it, and the ignition switch to light the gas into a flame that creates heat to warm the water in your boiler. Since no fuel is 100 percent fuel, it means there are impurities that create soot, dust and other small particles that can clog the pilot light, preventing it from igniting and/or burning consistently. While you can clean your pilot light yourself, it’s not typically recommended. Improper cleaning of the pilot light could result in damage and the need for a more expensive boiler repair residential and commercial.
2. The Gas or Heating Oil Is Not on or Out
In some instances, your gas or heating oil may not be on. If you suspect this to be a problem, check to make sure your fuel valve is completely open. If it’s not, your boiler won’t receive the proper amount of fuel to light the pilot light and activate the burners. If the valve is fully on and you have heating oil, check your tank. Every heating oil tank has a valve that tells you the percentage or number of gallons of heating oil in the tank. If it’s empty or near empty, you’ll have to call for a delivery. If your pilot light still isn’t functioning correctly after your heating oil delivery, it’s time to call a professional boiler repair technician in NYC.
3. Broken Thermocoupler Indicating You Need Heating Repair Residential and Commercial
Pilot lights can fail to operate due to a broken, faulty or filthy thermocoupler. The thermocoupler’s job is to detect the flame of the pilot light, and over time, this component can wear out. It looks like a copper rod that is located near the pilot light. Since finding the thermocoupler requires turning off the power and fuel to your furnace and removing a panel that exposes wires and other components of the inside of your boiler, it’s not recommended to diagnose thermocoupler problems yourself. The good news is that this is a relatively inexpensive heating repair residential and commercial.
To have your boiler and all its components inspected for wear and tear and to have your boiler repaired in the event of a malfunction, call Ameer at 646-721-0096
The good news is that Ameer is your furnace and boiler repair residential and commercial technician, serving New York City. He has more than 20 years of experience in handling all types of furnace and boiler problems, including the electrical wiring. This means when you are having any of the above-mentioned problems, Ameer can repair them in a timely and cost-effective manner.
To learn more about how regular boiler repair, maintenance and new technologies can help you improve the efficiency of your existing boiler. Also when you need a fast, affordable and professional gas, oil or electric boiler and furnace and heating repair services technician, wireless wifi thermostat installation or troubleshooting in Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island in NYC, you can count on Ameer.
He has more than 20 years of experience repairing boiler components and electrical wiring as well as gas, oil or electric boiler and furnace electrical wiring repairs for your home or business, call Ameer at 646-721-0096 to schedule an appointment to diagnose and receive boiler repair residential and commercial in NYC. He offers free detailed estimates.