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To Repair or Replace: Brooklyn Heating System Upkeep

Winter is coming! And if you’re a Brooklyn homeowner, you Leaking Pipes Cost You Moneyknow winter is no laughing matter. It’s during this time of year that your heater becomes your best friend. Our reliance on our water heater and heating systems makes it all the more crucial to ensure your home is prepared for the climate change.

Without fail, heaters seem to fizzle out on the coldest days of the year, making it difficult for a quick fix. Preparation is paramount in avoiding this disaster, even with the timeliness of your trusted plumbers at Petri Plumbing, so now is the perfect time to winterize your Brooklyn home. The question of the season remains – should I schedule a water heater repair or replacement?

A new water heating unit isn’t always the best answer. Replacing the pilot light or one of the anode rods may be the answer to your heater woes and a new unit would be an unnecessary expense. Let’s look at your current water heater. How old is your home’s system? Anything less than 10 years old in good working condition should only require the usual maintenance and repair. Other items like a faulty pilot light, circuit breaker, thermostat, supply pipe or anode rods can be easily detected and fixed upon a routine inspection. Another point of consideration is that a water heater mount or a drain pan may simply need an upgrade. Again, all of this can be determined upon inspection by a licensed plumbing professional.

Full unit replacement is probably your answer if your home has been using the same water heater for the last 10 years. While it’s beneficial to regularly maintain your plumbing and heating systems, every unit will see its day eventually and a home inspection can determine how much longer your unit has left in its lifespan. With the help of your trusted plumbing professionals at Petri Plumbing, repairing or replacing your water heater can be a quick and seamless process. Give us a call at (718) 748-1254 and we’ll schedule your inspection, repair or replacement.

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