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Is Your Heater Ready for Winter?

A Heating Tune-Up Now Will Keep You Warm Later

It’s still warm weather in Brooklyn, but before you know it, the air will turn chilly and you’ll be reaching for the thermostat.

But before you crank the heat to high, have you made sure your home’s heating system is in good shape for the winter? Getting a heating tune-up now will make sure it’s working right when you need it most. The Brooklyn heating experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating recommend getting an inspection and tune-up at least once a year, before you turn your heat on for the first time.

What issues might they uncover that could have left you shivering? Here are just a few.

Problems with Safety

A well-maintained heating system is safe and efficient, but if your system wasn’t installed properly or if maintenance has been let to slide, safety concerns start to arise. For example, a clogged flue could lead to dangerous carbon monoxide accumulation in your home. Worn-out gas lines could also lead to leaks.

As always, if you suspect that carbon monoxide or natural gas are leaking into your home, evacuate immediately. If it’s gas, call 911 from a safe distance. For both issues, call a heating expert to fix the problem.

A heating tune-up will make sure your system is ready to work safely, letting you enjoy a warm home with peace of mind.

Indoor Air Quality

Flu season is enough of a worry without the air in your home making you sick, too. A heating tune-up will check filters and vents, and the service expert will clean the system to make sure mold, mildew and bacteria aren’t festering in your home.

Mechanical Parts

Wear and tear naturally take their toll on any mechanical system over time. Is your heating system a ticking time bomb just waiting to break at the worst possible moment? An inspection and tune-up will identify any trouble areas and all mechanical parts will be cleaned and lubricated, making your system less likely to break down.

If you would like to schedule an inspection and tune-up for your home’s heating system, the experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating are here to help. We have the expertise necessary to get your heating working well all winter long. Call (718) 748-1254 or contact Petri online to schedule.

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