Category: HVAC


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…

Dos and Don’ts of Brooklyn Heating During Winter

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

January is Carbon Monoxide awareness month here in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and for good reason: it’s the worst month of the year for carbon monoxide poisoning. In order to help you and your family stay safe this January, here are a few of the dos and don’ts of winter heating from the Brooklyn heating experts at Petri. DO: Have your Furnace or Boiler Maintained Regularly A malfunctioning Brooklyn heating system might not just be an…

A Programmable Thermostat Can Keep You Cozy This Winter

Wednesday, November, 20th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

What if you could save more than $100 on heating costs by making one simple change to your Brooklyn home this winter? All it takes is a programmable thermostat and the knowledge to set it up. The heating experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating have a few tips on how to pick the right one and get the most out of it. Which Model is Right for Me? Thermostats have come a long way since…

Troubleshooting Your Brooklyn Boiler

Wednesday, November, 6th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Another Brooklyn winter is coming, and if your heating system has broken down, you could find yourself coming home to pretty cold comfort. While there are some minor boiler problems dedicated do-it-yourselfers can fix, other repairs require the expertise of a trained professional. Here are some of the most common problems we see with Brooklyn boilers. Boiler Trouble If the boiler’s burner has gone out, start by checking the fuel supply and then look for…

Lower Temperatures Don’t Have to Mean Higher Costs

Wednesday, October, 2nd, 2019 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

It’s fall here in Brooklyn, but winter isn’t too far away. Temperatures can dip below freezing in just a few short weeks, which means it’s finally time to turn on your boiler, dig the coats out of your closet and brace for lower temperatures and higher heating bills. But what if heating your brownstone didn’t mean spending more to do it? At Petri Plumbing & Heating, our experts know a thing or two about keeping…

Is Natural Gas Safe for Your Brooklyn Home?

Wednesday, September, 11th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Winters can be harsh in Brooklyn, and if you don’t have an efficient heating system, natural gas may be the right choice for you. There are many differing opinions circulating about natural gas but, at Petri Plumbing & Heating, we want you to be educated on what you’re bringing into your home. Home experts agree there are pros and cons to using natural gas. Here’s what you should know: Pro 1: Clean Energy Natural gas…

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