Preferred Utilities still has equipment from 30+ years ago functioning in New York City housing establishments. Lately though, We have taken on retrofitting projects that are focused on a sustainable future for NYC.
This includes updated burners and controls, like the API burner and FlexFit Linkageless Controller, as well as Renewable Fuel options for eliminating carbon emissions, meeting new NYC regulations, and leaving room to improve if more stringent regulations come along.
The article “1,713 Mammoth Boilers, and Winter Weeks Away” discusses the challenges facing the Housing Authority, and pictures Preferred controls!
As winter approaches, the city is racing to ready boilers in the nation’s largest public housing system, where widespread heat outages have repeatedly left many of its 400,000 low-income residents shivering in their homes. Many of the boilers are old; some were built in the 1950s. With temperatures dropping, the fragile, antiquated heating network imperils a large portion of public housing residents: children, older residents and people with health conditions.
Read more here!