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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…

Is Your Heater Ready for Winter?

Wednesday, August, 28th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

A Heating Tune-Up Now Will Keep You Warm Later It’s still warm weather in Brooklyn, but before you know it, the air will turn chilly and you’ll be reaching for the thermostat. But before you crank the heat to high, have you made sure your home’s heating system is in good shape for the winter? Getting a heating tune-up now will make sure it’s working right when you need it most. The Brooklyn heating experts…

Why Switch from Heating Oil to Natural Gas?

Wednesday, August, 21st, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Make the Switch Before Cold Temps Strike Is your Brooklyn boiler still running on heating oil? It might be tempting to just stay with the heating system you’ve always had, but there are plenty of reasons to convert from heating oil to natural gas. Even better, now is an ideal time to make the change. New York is phasing out the use of the dirtiest-burning heating oils, so switching to natural gas makes sense for…

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…

Petri Plumbing Featured on News 12 Brooklyn!

Thursday, July, 18th, 2019 at 1:14 pm by Jeanne Petri

Petri Plumbing was recently featured on News 12 Brooklyn’s segment “Making Cents with Kristie” with Kristie Reeter and podcaster Jamila Souffrant! Petri Plumbing’s own Michael Petri offered these three pieces of expert advice on how to save money on your energy bills this summer and in the months to come: Make sure everything is tuned up properly before the season starts. In the summer (and wintertime) make sure your shades are drawn. This keeps the house both…