Expert shows the way to protect boilers amid cold snap

Some homeowners will experience issues with their boilers during the artic blast and they may end up calling Sure Combustion Heating in New Rochelle.

Nadia Galindo

Jan 19, 2024, 10:29 PM

Updated 157 days ago

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The bitter blast of winter has many home owners relying on their heating systems to run smoothly to stay warm.
"We have been cranking up the heat willing to pay a few extra buck to stay warm," said Joel Fridovich, of New Rochelle.
Some homeowners will experience issues with their boilers during the artic blast and they may end up calling Sure Combustion Heating in New Rochelle.
"Extreme high volume calls about boilers not operating properly, issues of no hot water or no heat depending on what type of boiler you might have," explained Eric Gayle, of Sure Combustion Heating.
Gayle said there is another concern as temperatures are expected to nose dive into the teens this weekend.
"The number one thing I am hearing is everyone is scared of the frozen pipe issue," he said. "Usually that occurs because the home is not properly insulated. The boiler could be undersized."
Gayle recommends you wrap any exposed pipes in your basement or in your crawl space with fiber glass installation, black foam or heat tape.
"It wraps around the pipe and it's plugged into an outlet and it generates heat around the pipe so that you don't have an issue that the pipe is going to freeze," he said.
Gayle also said its important to have annual maintenance checks on boilers during the summer or fall to avoid issues when winter arrives.


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