Category: Air Conditioning


What exactly is AC refrigerant and how does it work?

Wednesday, August, 10th, 2022 at 8:37 am by Petri Plumbing

If you’ve ever had a problem with your air conditioner during the middle of a heat wave only to be told that your refrigerant is low, you’ve probably wondered what this miracle compound is and why it’s so important to your AC unit. Simply put, refrigerant is a compound typically found in either a liquid or gaseous state and it absorbs heat from the environment to provide cool air when combined with a compressor and…

How to Care for Your AC for National Air Conditioning Appreciation Days

Wednesday, July, 20th, 2022 at 8:33 am by Petri Plumbing

When the temperature begins soaring into the 90s and beyond, there is no greater invention than the air conditioner. Summer reminds us how thankful we are for Willis Carrier. He accidentally invented air conditioning in 1902 when he was trying to find a way to reduce humidity in a large printing plant right here in Brooklyn. This is why it’s known as an “air conditioner” rather than an “air cooler,” and the name has stuck…

How to Use Ceiling Fans to Boost Your AC

Wednesday, June, 8th, 2022 at 9:27 am by Petri Plumbing

With the prices of everything on the rise, homeowners looking for a way to help cool their houses without running up the utility bills may consider installing ceiling fans to help redistribute cool air throughout their homes. The Brooklyn air conditioning experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating want to help you save money and energy by providing some tips on using ceiling fans to help cool your home this summer. Ceiling fans, in and of…

Is Your Brownstone Getting Too Hot? It May Be Time for a Ductless Mini-Split System

Wednesday, June, 1st, 2022 at 9:11 am by Petri Plumbing

Summer has started heating up our Brooklyn community. If your classic Brownstone or other historic home does not have central air conditioning, you may have already started suffering from hot temperatures. Or you may have resorted to a noisy window unit air conditioner. This may not be cooling your home or could be running up your utility bills. If so, it may be time to consider a ductless mini-split air conditioning system from your Brooklyn…

Don’t Lose Your Cool this Summer to a Poorly Maintained Ductless AC

Wednesday, May, 4th, 2022 at 9:34 am by Petri Plumbing

An air conditioning unit that isn’t adequately maintained and properly kept consumes more energy. It also eats away at your utility bills during the more demanding months of the year. If you’re a New York resident using window units or a part of the growing number of people using ductless mini splits, read on for a few tips to keep you cool. You can also just give the Brooklyn air conditioning experts a call at…

DIY Tips to Troubleshoot Your AC

Wednesday, August, 18th, 2021 at 7:30 am by Petri Plumbing

Air conditioning units are used to keep the temperature at a comfortable level when the outside temperature rises. However, when an air conditioner is not cooling efficiently, it can cause an increase in energy usage and potentially incur damaging wear and tear as it works harder. Having a professional Brooklyn air conditioning expert from Petri Plumbing & Heating diagnose any problems can quickly get your air conditioning unit back to providing a comfortable climate at…

The Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split A/C Units

Wednesday, July, 21st, 2021 at 7:30 am by Petri Plumbing

When it comes to air conditioning units, size doesn’t always matter for comfort. Ductless mini-split A/C units present a great opportunity to give you the cool air that you wish for without the need for major construction. Read on to learn about the many of mini-split A/C units. Convenient & Compact Size There are several benefits to utilizing a ductless mini split if you are a Brooklyn homeowner. One of the first and most obvious…

Signs That You Need AC Repair or Replacement

Wednesday, July, 14th, 2021 at 7:30 am by Petri Plumbing

Nothing feels better than returning to a cold home after spending the day in the sweltering heat. Your house is supposed to be a place of comfort, but that may not be the case if you are having trouble with your air conditioning unit. Is your unit blowing warmer air than usual or making a funny sound? If this is the case, it may be about time for air conditioning repair or even air conditioner…

It’s Time to Schedule Your HVAC Tune-Up

Wednesday, May, 12th, 2021 at 7:30 am by Petri Plumbing

With spring in full effect, now is one of the best times to get your HVAC system tuned, cleaned and ready to go for the next several months. With temperatures fluctuating and spring allergens beginning to pollute the air, your HVAC system will need to be in top shape to avoid breakdowns and keep you comfortable while indoors. There are multiple reasons why you should place an emphasis on getting your HVAC system tuned-up, and…

Is A Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner Right for You?

Wednesday, March, 10th, 2021 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Before you know it, the weather will turn warm again in Brooklyn, and it’s not too soon to think about the state of your air conditioning. If you’re considering a ductless mini-split air conditioner, your Brooklyn air conditioning experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating know all of the ins and outs of this type of equipment. Brooklyn has a lot of old masonry and stone buildings that were built before air conditioning was commonplace. If…