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Going green is easier if you understand the benefits

Thursday, February, 12th, 2015 at 4:02 pm by witseo

Going Green Is Easier If You Understand The Benefits You’ve probably heard about going green for a while now – and it’s becoming more and more common as green improvements are viewed as critical to meet the demands of our changing world. While many feel that making green improvements to their homes is the right thing to do, others are hesitant to take the plunge because they may not fully understand the benefits or find the…

Steps to make your NYC home energy efficient

Friday, February, 6th, 2015 at 9:37 am by witseo

NYC energy efficiency isn’t a passing fad – it’s a smart way for homeowners to save money while reducing their environmental footprint. But when you think of outfitting your home to be more efficient – do you think of starting with the plumbing? Not everyone does – but it’s one of the best ways to jumpstart efficiency in your New York home. Here are some energy-saving strategies related to plumbing: Water Audit – Using water…

Restore Your Home with Repiping

Wednesday, January, 21st, 2015 at 5:08 pm by witseo

At Petri Plumbing, we’ve been in the business since 1906 and have seen our fair share of antique homes throughout the city. Although full of character and tradition, classic Brooklyn brownstones often come with a range of challenges, including issues with dated piping systems. When pipes in your home are beyond basic repair, you may need to resort to repiping. Here are some basic signs your home could benefit from repiping: Age: As mentioned above,…

Is Your Brooklyn Home Leak-Free?

Thursday, January, 15th, 2015 at 2:05 pm by witseo

At Petri Plumbing, we understand the stress of dealing with water leaks throughout your home. Older pipes and fixtures are prone to rust and holes, resulting in leaks that account for wasted consumption. However, it’s not just dated homes that face repair needs, as any home can fall victim to maintenance complications. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that average households in the U.S. waste 10,000 gallons of water every year due to water leaks.…

What Shape is Your Home Boiler System In?

Wednesday, January, 7th, 2015 at 3:57 pm by witseo

In the harsh winter weather of Brooklyn and Manhattan, we understand the importance of staying warm in the comfort of your own home. Since warming your residence is the largest energy expense for households in the United States and accounts for 45 percent of your energy bill, properly maintaining your central heating system is crucial. Most homes are equipped with a furnace or boiler, and monitoring performance can keep you warmer, safer, and improve cost…

Are Your Pipes Winter Ready?

Friday, December, 26th, 2014 at 1:50 pm by witseo

As the winter weather in Brooklyn peaks, we can expect cold surges and icy weather to impact our homes. One of the biggest concerns for homeowners is the possibility of frozen pipes bursting. In order to prepare for the winter months, we encourage all of our customers to remain informed of their home’s plumbing condition. One of the best preventive measures you can take for your space is to schedule a Brooklyn home inspection, where a…

Four Benefits of Switching to an Indirect Hot Water Heater

Friday, December, 19th, 2014 at 1:48 pm by witseo

The average household spends $400-600 per year heating water for home usage. In order to maximize energy and cost savings, investing in an energy efficient water heater could prove beneficial for your home. On average, high efficiency water heaters reduce your usage by ten to 50 percent compared to standard models. Since we are certified by Green Plumbers USA and are also New York’s first green plumbing company, we encourage customers to use energy efficient…

Save Money this Holiday Season by Saving Energy

Tuesday, December, 9th, 2014 at 4:10 pm by witseo

With over four generations of experience, Petri Plumbing has been around long enough to know that the holidays take a toll on our wallets. From gifts for family and friends to a mile-long grocery list, holiday expenses pile up quickly. The last thing you want putting strain on your holidays is a high utility bill because of an outdated thermostat in your home. Technology advancements have paved the way for a new generation of home…

Shopping for a Water Heater? Here are a Few Things to Consider

Tuesday, November, 25th, 2014 at 1:38 pm by witseo

For years now, the day after Thanksgiving has been marked as the biggest shopping day of the year and the beginning of deals on vital goods and appliances. Given the rough winter weather New York has witnessed already, now is as good a time as any to shop in order to keep your Brooklyn home warm. If you’ve been experiencing colder showers, slower warm-up times or other water heating issues, having your water heater either…

Thanksgiving Prep – Don’t Forget the Plumbing

Friday, November, 21st, 2014 at 7:31 pm by witseo

Next week, families around the nation will settle down to enjoy the fruits of their holiday preparation. While getting a turkey, some pumpkin pie, and the in-laws from the airport are undoubtedly on a number of to-do lists, checking plumbing systems may not. For plumbers around the nation however, Thanksgiving tends to be one of the busiest times of the year and for some, the day after will see their business increase by 50 percent.…

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