As another winter comes to Brooklyn, some of our neighbors have a difficult time maintaining comfortable temperatures in their homes. There might be certain rooms that stay cooler or warmer than others. The living room might be too hot for comfort while the bedroom feels like a freezer.
The fluctuations in temperature could be a sign of a problem with the heating system. The boiler could benefit from an inspection and a tune-up to ensure it’s running at full efficiency and to identify any small problems needing repair before they turn catastrophic.
The experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating can also advise homeowners on whether their boiler is reaching the end of its useful lifespan. Although nobody really wants the extra expense of replacing a boiler, the investment can pay dividends in reduced heating bills over the long run.
Although routine maintenance can keep a boiler more than 15 years old running, the drain on your pocketbook probably justifies investing in a newer model. Older boilers only run at 50 to 60 percent efficiency, compared to 90-98.5 percent efficiency in new models, which means that half of the money you spend on heating is just getting thrown away. The investment in a new boiler can be recouped in just a few years because of the heating cost savings.
Drafty rooms will also be colder. To help keep your Brooklyn home nice and toasty, be sure to seal the house against drafts and leaks by using caulk and weather-strip to seal the windows. Make sure the house is adequately insulated.
If you need help with the heating system in your home, the team at Petri Plumbing can assist you. If you need assistance, contact us at (718) 748-1254 today to learn more about your options.