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Saving Money on Natural Gas During a Brooklyn Winter

Winter is nearly here in Brooklyn. Savvy homeowners will want to take steps to save as much money on natural gas heating costs as possible. A professional plumber can help.

Winterize your home

First off, why spend money heating the outdoors? Be sure to seal your home against drafts and leaks by using caulk and weather-strip to seal your windows. Then make sure your water heater is properly insulated. These simple steps will save you money in the long-run.

Heating system tune-up

Call the experts at Petri Plumbing to inspect and tune up your natural gas heating system. We’ll identify any system problems before it’s too late and can advise you on whether repair or replacement is the most cost-effective option.

If your home has a boiler than is more than 15 years old, it might be time to upgrade it. Older boilers are as little as 50 percent energy efficient. They simply can’t compete with new models, which are up-to-98 percent energy efficient. Instead of throwing away half the money you spend on heating monthly, you can use it to pay off the investment in a new boiler within a few winters.

Other tips

Here are some two last recommendations to help get you through a Brooklyn winter as inexpensively as possible:

  • Check your heating system filters monthly.
  • Insulate any exposed plumbing pipes or pipes that back up against exterior walls to protect them from the cold.

We can help

Whether you want help getting your home ready for the winter or have other plumbing needs, Petri Plumbing is there for our Brooklyn neighbors. We offer services including water and gas pipe leak repair and installation, fixture installations, inspections, boiler repair, water heater installation, complete bathroom, kitchen, laundry and utility room remodeling and more.

Make sure you’re getting your money’s worth out of your natural gas system. Call the professionals at Petri Plumbing today at (718) 748-1254 to learn more about our services.

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