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Lower Temperatures Don’t Have to Mean Higher Costs

It’s fall here in Brooklyn, but winter isn’t too far away. Temperatures can dip below freezing in just a few short weeks, which means it’s finally time to turn on your boiler, dig the coats out of your closet and brace for lower temperatures and higher heating bills.

Some simple changes, like lowering your thermostat, can help save money.

But what if heating your brownstone didn’t mean spending more to do it? At Petri Plumbing & Heating, our experts know a thing or two about keeping our Brooklyn neighbors warm in the winter without going broke.

Make the Switch

If you’re still burning heating oil in your boiler, you could be burning away your paycheck, too. Natural gas is a cheaper, cleaner alternative, and modernizing your heating system can even bring down your maintenance costs over time. If you’re still not sure, ConEdison provides a fuel cost comparison calculator to show you just how quickly switching to natural gas can pay for itself.

Use Your Fans

Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean your ceiling fans need to sit still. Most ceiling fans have a switch that changes their direction, pulling warm air down from the ceiling and pushing it around the room.

Think Smart

If you’re not using a programmable thermostat yet, you should be. Even just lowering the temperature by a few degrees while you’re not home can help lower your heating bills. Some models can even adjust temperature based on the rooms you’re in and adapt to your home over time.

Check Your Pipes

The water in your heat pipes can cool down quickly if they’re not properly insulated. A heating specialist can take a look at your system to make sure your heat goes where you need it to.

Staying on top of your maintenance and upgrading to newer, more efficient systems can save you money in the long run, paying for itself in lower heating costs. The experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating can help keep your winter energy bills low and your home happy. Call (718) 748-1254 or contact Petri online to schedule.

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