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3 Reasons to Get a Smart Thermostat with Your New HVAC System

Wednesday, June, 24th, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

So, you’ve found out you need to replace your Brooklyn cooling and heating system. It’s never fun to have an unexpected expense or surprise breakdown happen. But look on the bright side. A new, modern HVAC system will operate more efficiently, resulting in lower energy bills. You could look on an even brighter side and get better control over that new HVAC system with a smart, Wi-fi-enabled thermostat. It’s a great time to replace your…

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…

Enter the Post-Freon Age with Petri Plumbing & Heating

Wednesday, April, 8th, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

At Petri Plumbing & Heating, we’re Brooklyn air conditioning experts, and we’re glad to offer HVAC services to help keep our neighbors comfortable. As part of that, we keep up on HVAC trends, like the Freon ban that recently went into effect, to keep our customers aware of issues that can affect them. Now that it has been phased-out, we want to give you all the information you need to switch to better refrigerants. We…

The Pros of Ductless AC from Brooklyn’s HVAC Pros

Wednesday, April, 1st, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

You might have noticed that people are talking about ductless HVAC. That’s because ductless mini-split systems have become a popular home heating and cooling option! With the wide variety of mini-split models available, and the ease of installation compared to traditional HVAC systems, ductless units are becoming a go-to option for Brooklyn cooling systems, especially in homes where traditional HVAC would be difficult to install Mini-Split AC Makes Your Home Greener As Brooklyn’s green plumbers,…

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…

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…

Save Time and Money in Brooklyn this Summer

Wednesday, June, 26th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Petri Plumbing and Heating can Inspect Your Heating and Cooling at the Same Time! If you’re a conscientious homeowner, you’ve probably been getting your heating system inspected in the fall and your cooling system inspected in the spring. That’s great! It means you’re taking a proactive approach to maintaining the systems in your Brooklyn home and making sure they don’t break down when you need them most. But, there’s another way to handle HVAC maintenance…

Should You Go Ductless?

Wednesday, June, 5th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

How to Know if Ductless Mini-Split HVAC is Right for You There used to be just two ways to add heating and air conditioning to your home. Either buy an unsightly, inefficient window unit or make a substantial investment in a traditional HVAC unit with ductwork. But there is now a third option — ductless mini-splits. These units involve two pieces of equipment, a wall-hanging indoor unit and a small outdoor compressor/condenser connected using a…

Tune Up Now to Keep Your Cool Later

Wednesday, May, 22nd, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Make Sure Your Brooklyn HVAC is Ready for Summer Would you drive your car cross-country without getting a tune-up first? Of course, you wouldn’t! You would want to get everything checked out to make sure it doesn’t fail when you need it most. The same holds true for your Brooklyn HVAC as summer starts to heat up. Getting it checked out and tuned up today lowers your chances of a breakdown when temperatures really soar.…