Are you ready to shake off the winter blues and focus on warm-weather fun? So are we, but if you struggled with high heating bills this year, give the upcoming winter some thought. When warmer temperatures arrive, there is less demand for heating services. It’s a great time to schedule service on the boiler in your Brooklyn home or get an estimate for upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model.
Your local boiler experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating can tune up, repair or replace any type of boiler system, and we can make recommendations about whether it’s better to keep fixing an older unit or replace it altogether. We want to make sure your system is working at its best the first time you turn it on.
As much as you would like them to last forever, your home’s systems eventually wear out, including your boiler. Eventually it will become more expensive to run and repair your boiler than it would be to just replace it. Generally, boilers have a lifespan of about 15 years. If yours is getting close to that age and experiencing problems, it’s probably time to replace it.
In addition, older boilers have significantly lower energy efficiency than newer models. Older boilers operate anywhere from 56 to 70 percent efficiency, while newer models get close to 99 percent. Upgrading could cut your energy bills almost in half, meaning you could get your money back in just a few years.
Depending on where you live, you might also benefit from switching from heating oil to natural gas for your Brooklyn boiler. Natural gas burns more efficiently than heating oil, meaning even more savings on your heating bills. And since natural gas runs continuously via underground pipes, you will never run low or have to order more.
If you want to avoid a repeat of last winter’s high heating bills, now is the time to get an estimate on a replacement boiler. Our Petri Plumbing & Heating service experts know the ins and outs of Brooklyn homes, and they can recommend the best system to meet your needs and save you a bundle, along with rebate programs to lower the cost of your replacement. Contact Petri Plumbing & Heating today to schedule an appointment.