Category: HVAC


The weather may be great right now, but is your heating ready for winter?

Wednesday, September, 28th, 2022 at 9:02 am by Petri Plumbing

Now that you’re finally enjoying a little rest from the heat of summer, the last thing on your mind is how cold the upcoming winter may be. But your Brooklyn heating experts at Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning are here to remind you that now is the perfect time to consider having your HVAC, furnace or boiler tuned up for the cold months ahead. Routine maintenance is not only good for your heating…

Getting smart about energy efficiency with the right thermostat

Wednesday, September, 7th, 2022 at 9:15 am by Petri Plumbing

With energy costs on the rise, anything a homeowner can do to increase their energy efficiency and reduce their utility bills is welcome news. One of the few things a homeowner can invest in is a programmable thermostat or a smart thermostat. Home comfort begins with the right thermostat at the right setting but this doesn’t have to break the bank. If you have a manual thermostat, it can be used efficiently in homes that…

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…

Get Smart. Upgrade Your Thermostat for Some Amazing Benefits!

Wednesday, May, 25th, 2022 at 8:18 am by Petri Plumbing

Upgrading your home’s thermostat is a great way to take control of your finances. Heating and cooling account for half of your energy costs. They also seriously impact the energy consumption of your Brooklyn HVAC. Smart Thermostats offer a slew of benefits that also make managing the comfort of your home much easier. Between their Wi-Fi capability and interconnectivity with other smart devices, they can be programmed no matter where you are. From scheduling cost-effective…

So, You’re Getting a new HVAC System. Now What?

Wednesday, February, 2nd, 2022 at 9:41 am by Petri Plumbing

You’ve finally decided that your old HVAC system has had it and you’ve ordered a new system and booked the appointment to have it installed. But do you know what happens now? Below are some tips and everything you need to know to help you prepare your home and yourself for a new heating and cooling system installation. Length of Time Most HVAC system replacements can be completed within a day, but some more complicated…

How to Put Moisture Back into Your Home’s Dry, Winter Air

Wednesday, January, 5th, 2022 at 8:48 am by Petri Plumbing

It’s cold outside, your house is locked up tight and your Brooklyn furnace or boiler is pumping out hot air to keep you and your family warm and toasty. Still, you’ve noticed your skin and nasal passages are dry, you’re coughing more and there’s a stale odor in your home. Chances are your home’s indoor air quality is too dry. The lower temperatures in winter naturally lead to drier air since colder air cannot hold…

Resolve to Keep Your HVAC System Running Smoothly

Wednesday, December, 22nd, 2021 at 8:05 am by Petri Plumbing

We’ve all made our personal New Year’s Resolutions throughout the years. And, while losing weight and getting in shape top many people’s lists, there are some resolutions we can make that will improve our lives that don’t require nearly the self-control that dieting and exercising do. One of those is to resolve to keep your HVAC system in good working order. It’s just one of life’s ironies that your heat will go out on the…

4 Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

Wednesday, October, 27th, 2021 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

If you think installing a smart thermostat might be scarier than the goblins that show up on your porch this Halloween, consider the benefits before tricking yourself out of this treat. With four generations as your Brooklyn heating and cooling company, Petri Plumbing & Heating offers these four advantages in upgrading to energy-saving thermostats. 1. Make Scheduling Your HVAC Use Easier While some people believe that programming these thermostats can be difficult, the truth is…

Improve IAQ with Regular HVAC Maintenance

Wednesday, August, 25th, 2021 at 7:30 am by Petri Plumbing

Outside air pollutants such as pollen, factory smog, and vehicle exhaust are some of the greatest offenders when it comes to poor air quality and can negatively impact our quality of life. Due to the amount of time people spend inside their home, poor indoor air quality can be even more harmful, affecting breathing, causing sinus issues, and even leading to itchy eyes and skin. However, by investing in regular heating and air conditioning maintenance,…

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…