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Hot Under the Collar? Ductless AC Can Help!

Wednesday, July, 15th, 2020 at 7:34 am by Petri Plumbing

When summer really gets going here in Brooklyn, there’s one thing you can expect to see: lots of window unit air conditioners. Why do so many people use window units here? It’s because 75% of the buildings in New York City were built before 1960, when central air conditioning really started to take off. Many homes just aren’t designed for central AC, so people get by with window units. But today, there’s a third option.…

Easy Steps to Troubleshoot Your AC

Wednesday, July, 8th, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Isn’t it a nasty surprise when you come home to an unusually warm house in the middle of summer? It’s enough to set your teeth on edge and send you racing to call for service. But wait. Before you call, make sure it’s not something you can fix on your own. If your Brooklyn air conditioning system isn’t cooling your home, there may be an easy explanation. Follow these steps, then call for service if…

5 Ways to Save Water This Summer

Wednesday, July, 1st, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

There’s nothing more cooling in the middle of a Brooklyn summer than water. Whether it’s kids playing with water guns, mist from a garden hose, or a dip in the pool, water feels great this time of year. That’s probably why people use two to four times as much water in summer as they do other times of the year, according to the EPA. That can hit you right in the wallet in the form…

3 Reasons to Get a Smart Thermostat with Your New HVAC System

Wednesday, June, 24th, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

So, you’ve found out you need to replace your Brooklyn cooling and heating system. It’s never fun to have an unexpected expense or surprise breakdown happen. But look on the bright side. A new, modern HVAC system will operate more efficiently, resulting in lower energy bills. You could look on an even brighter side and get better control over that new HVAC system with a smart, Wi-fi-enabled thermostat. It’s a great time to replace your…

Ditch the Freon Before the Dog Days Hit

Wednesday, June, 17th, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

It’s about to get really hot in Brooklyn. Weather experts are predicting a hotter-than-ever summer here, so you don’t want to get stuck with no way to cool off if your Brooklyn air conditioning breaks down. That’s even more of a problem if your HVAC system still uses freon. Due to the EPA banning the production and import of freon effective Jan. 1, 2020, it will be even more expensive to service and repair systems…

How Petri Plumbing is Giving Back to Brooklyn

Wednesday, June, 10th, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

The Petri family has been serving Brooklyn since 1906. During that time, we’ve seen our share of difficulty. From two World Wars and the Great Depression to 9/11, Hurricane Sandy and now COVID-19, we’ve seen Brooklyn stand strong and stand together. As your Brooklyn plumber, Petri Plumbing & Heating is proud to be part of this amazing community. Over the years, Brooklyn has trusted us with their homes, supported us with their business. That’s why…

Save Some Green with Green Plumbing Upgrades

Wednesday, June, 3rd, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

When we took the plunge to become Brooklyn’s green plumbers, it was because we felt strongly about protecting the environment. But there’s another reason why environmentally friendly plumbing makes sense: It can save money on your utility bill. More people and plumbing product brands are jumping on the high-efficiency bandwagon, so the market is always evolving to create new, better equipment. If you’re interested in efficiency upgrades for your Brooklyn plumbing, here are our top…

How to Avoid Plumbing Problems in Your Brooklyn Home

Wednesday, May, 27th, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Your home’s plumbing has probably taken a beating this spring. With Brooklyn residents staying home more than ever before, the systems in their homes are seeing more use, too. But homeowners can take steps to make sure systems keep working and keep their families safe and healthy. Here are some tips that can keep your Brooklyn plumbing in good working order. Can the Grease If you’re doing a lot of cooking at home, you’re probably…

Renovating the Kitchen in Your Brooklyn Brownstone? Here’s What You Need to Know

Wednesday, May, 20th, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

One of the best things about living and working in Brooklyn is the atmosphere of our historic neighborhoods. And as your Brooklyn plumber, Petri Plumbing & Heating is honored to work in and on these beautiful homes. Brooklyn brownstones in particular have been getting a lot of love lately, with homeowners completing high-end renovations on these unique homes. But renovating a historic kitchen can come with some unique challenges you won’t find anywhere else. Here…

Is Your Brooklyn Air Conditioner the Right Size?

Wednesday, May, 13th, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

There are certain things in life that really need to be the right size. You probably don’t think that bigger is better when it comes to shoes, for example. And trousers that are too small are worse than an annoyance. The same is true for your Brooklyn air conditioning system. You might think that a bigger or more powerful unit will cool your home faster and get better results, but that’s a mistake. Air conditioners…

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