NYC Regulations Wiki

Understand NYC Regulatory Management for Local Laws

2.4. Boiler Tune - Up


The NYC Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Air Resources now require Annual Tune-Ups for all equipment with a minimum heat of 2.8 MMBTU or greater. This would be your DEP Registration II Boilers.  


2.4.1. Inspection

In accordance with Dep Guidelines Owners must:

  • Perform tune-up Combustion Efficiency Reports per Burner for High and Low Fire Oil/Gas
  • Check the following and report if maintenance or repair is required for the following:
    • Fireside and Waterside Surfaces of the Boiler
    • Breeching and Chimney Base
    • Refractory
    • Electrical and Combustion Control Systems
  • Calibrate the Air-to-Fuel Ratio Control System and Draft Control System
  • Adjust Burner to achieve desired Flame pattern and eliminate Flame Impingement
  • Optimize 02 levels to 4-5% or the Manufacturer’s Specifications
  • Post-Tune-Up Combustion Efficiency Reports per Burner for High and Low Fire Oil/Gas


2.4.2. Filing

The Licensed Plumber performing the inspection will complete DEP’s paperwork with the annual tune-up data, including all combustion efficiency results. The building Owner should retain a copy of the filed form.  

Records of the dates and procedures of each tune-up and results of these tests must be kept by the owner for a minimum of five (5) years and must be submitted within five (5) business days if requested by the Department.

On-Site Records




Our experts are ready to answer any questions you may have about the compliance process.

Whether you need to know more about testing requirements or what happens if you miss a critical deadline, we will help you find the information you're looking for. We developed SmartCompliance to automate the entire compliance process, and we know that the NYC regulatory landscape is tricky, so let us help you today.

Speak to an Expert

Discuss this Criteria

Have a question? Want to share your facility's insight? Leave a comment below!

1. Backflow Preventer
2. Boiler
3. Building
5. Elevator
6. Escalator
7. Facade
  • 7.1. FISP
    • 7.1.1. Scheduling
    • 7.1.2. Inspection
    • 7.1.3. Filing
8. Fire Alarm
9. Fire Extinguisher
10. Fuel Tank
11. Generator
12. Gravity Tank
13. Pool
14. Smoke Detector
15. Sprinkler System
16. Standpipe System
17. Hood Suppression