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What exactly is AC refrigerant and how does it work?

Wednesday, August, 10th, 2022 at 8:37 am by Petri Plumbing

If you’ve ever had a problem with your air conditioner during the middle of a heat wave only to be told that your refrigerant is low, you’ve probably wondered what this miracle compound is and why it’s so important to your AC unit. Simply put, refrigerant is a compound typically found in either a liquid or gaseous state and it absorbs heat from the environment to provide cool air when combined with a compressor and…

Help Your AC Work Smarter

Wednesday, August, 26th, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Much of the country has been having a hot summer, and here in Brooklyn our air conditioners have been working overtime. Here are some tips from your Brooklyn air conditioning experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating to help your air conditioner run more efficiently and save you money. There are some steps you can take yourself, while others are better left to air conditioning service professionals. Commonsense Air Conditioning Tips Use Your Thermostat Start by…

Ditch the Freon Before the Dog Days Hit

Wednesday, June, 17th, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

It’s about to get really hot in Brooklyn. Weather experts are predicting a hotter-than-ever summer here, so you don’t want to get stuck with no way to cool off if your Brooklyn air conditioning breaks down. That’s even more of a problem if your HVAC system still uses freon. Due to the EPA banning the production and import of freon effective Jan. 1, 2020, it will be even more expensive to service and repair systems…

Is Your Brooklyn Air Conditioner the Right Size?

Wednesday, May, 13th, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

There are certain things in life that really need to be the right size. You probably don’t think that bigger is better when it comes to shoes, for example. And trousers that are too small are worse than an annoyance. The same is true for your Brooklyn air conditioning system. You might think that a bigger or more powerful unit will cool your home faster and get better results, but that’s a mistake. Air conditioners…

Free Yourself from Freon

Wednesday, May, 6th, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Replace Your AC Before Summer Heat Strikes Have you heard the news? The EPA banned the production and import of freon effective Jan. 1, 2020, and while that’s great news for the environment, it could mean that unwary homeowners feel some heat this summer. If your Brooklyn air conditioning system still uses freon, also known as the hydrochlorofluorocarbons HCFC-22 (R-22) and HCFC-142b, it could be more difficult and expensive to service and repair in case…

In Brooklyn, No Ducts Means No Problems

Wednesday, March, 11th, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

You’ve probably seen those glossy full-page ads in your favorite magazine. Someone’s sitting comfortably in a room that’s clean and sparsely decorated, the furniture is stylish, and there’s a small box with a vent blowing conditioned air into the room. That’s a ductless AC system, and for homeowners here in Brooklyn, they’re one of the best ways to add air conditioning to older and historic homes where ductwork isn’t an option. But how can you…

Who’s Got the Funk? (Is it Your AC?)

Wednesday, August, 14th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Foul Odors on the Air May Mean Your AC Needs Repair Coming home on a hot summer day should feel like stepping into an oasis. But are nasty odors greeting you at the door instead? When the air conditioner in your Brooklyn home starts emitting bad smells, you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Turn it off, and you’re sweltering. Keep things cool, and you’re living with a stench. But the good news…

Is it Time for a New Air Conditioner?

Wednesday, July, 10th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

How to Decide Whether to Repair or Replace It’s the height of summer here in Brooklyn. How is your air conditioner keeping up? Is your home an oasis from the sweltering temperatures, or are you uncomfortable no matter where you go? You might be wondering if something’s wrong with your AC, and depending on how old it is, you might be thinking that it’s time to switch out for a newer model. But how can…

5 Tips to Cut Summer Cooling Bills

Wednesday, May, 1st, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Plan Now to Save Money in Brooklyn this Summer It’s still springtime in Brooklyn, but there’s no time like the present to make sure summer is easy on your home’s HVAC system and your wallet. Especially if you were surprised by high energy bills last summer, taking steps now can help you save money when the weather heats up. Not only that, but making sure your HVAC is running efficiently is better for the environment.…

Save Energy While Staying Cool During a Brooklyn Summer

Tuesday, July, 3rd, 2018 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Seems like Brooklyn was dealing with an especially brutal winter just a few days ago, but summer is here now. As the temperature rises, our neighbors will want to take steps to make sure their utility bills don’t follow suit. Reduce Power Bills Saving money on cooling costs can be easy. It doesn’t take expensive upgrades on your home air conditioning system. Start by installing a programmable thermostat.  This lets you cut down on energy…