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Heating Your Home – Is Gas or Oil the Answer?

If you’re trying to decide between gas heat and oil heat, you’ll want to think about the pros and cons of both methods. Because the winters can be long in the Binghamton, NY area, it’s likely that you’re seeking the most cost effective, energy efficient method of heating your home. What is your furnace’s efficiency? What is your monthly cost for fuel? These are a couple of factors you’ll want to consider when choosing between gas and oil heat. You should know that you can count on Petcosky & Sons to help, should you choose to convert from oil to gas heat.

There are many benefits to choosing gas heating for your Binghamton, NY home. First of all, natural gas warms your home at a more cost-effective price. Additionally, natural gas burns much cleaner than oil, and helps your furnace run more quietly and need less maintenance. A gas furnace provides better energy efficiency, using between 89 to 98 percent of the fuel burned to directly heat your home. That means much less fuel waste – and more money left in your pocket when it comes time to pay utility bills.

Oil heating, conversely, is less efficient than gas heating. Oil burning furnaces generally require more maintenance, so even though they cost less than gas furnaces, there are other costs associated including maintenance, filter replacement, and the cost of a fuel storage tank for your home. And, unlike natural gas, which is piped directly into your home, oil furnaces require regular fuel deliveries – so you will have to maintain a delivery schedule if you don’t want to face running out of fuel on one of those cold Binghamton, NY nights during the winter!

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By |August 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|

How Do You Know What Furnace is Best for Your Binghamton, NY Home?

You’ve seen the signs that you might need a new furnace in your Binghamton, NY home – more frequent need for repairs, higher utility bills and a marked decrease in your home comfort. You certainly don’t want to be left out in the cold once the snow flies, but you also aren’t sure what exactly you need for optimal home comfort. Before you make any decisions, at Petcosky & Sons, we think it’s important for our customers to do some research.

You should know that looking for a furnace is as important is looking for a new car. Winters in the Binghamton, NY area are long, cold and demanding on both your furnace and your energy budget. That’s why when the time comes for a new furnace; there are a few factors you need to take into consideration. The furnace’s energy efficiency, innovative features and correct size are all important aspects to take into account.

System Efficiency

The first factor you’ll want to consider is the new furnace’s annual fuel utilization efficiency, or AFUE as it’s commonly called. What is an AFUE? It’s a percentage that shows the percentage of fuel that goes to heat your home. For instance, if the furnace currently in your Binghamton, NY home has an AFUE of 75 percent, that means only 75 percent of the fuel it uses actually heats your home. The other 25 percent is wasted, essentially going out the chimney. Today’s furnaces boast AFUE ratings up to 98 percent – and that can save you significantly on energy costs. True, a high-efficiency furnace can be more costly to purchase, but you’ll save on energy every time the furnace runs, which often makes up for that initial additional cost […]

By |August 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Common Hot Water Heater Problems

Is your hot water heater in Binghamton, NY acting up, and you’re not sure why? Then you might want to do some troubleshooting to help decide your next course of action. While for the most part hot water heaters are pretty trouble-free, there are some common issues that they experience, so some preventive maintenance on occasion can help reduce water heater problems. Here are some commonly observed concerns, what they mean, and what your course of action should be.

My water supply is at a trickle.

If you have hard water in your Binghamton, NY home, then this is the likely culprit. That’s because sediment from hard water (like lime) can build up in your tank, taking up space and reducing the volume of water in your tank. Give us a call and we’ll drain and flush your tank for you.

My hot water heater won’t heat.

If this is happening, it might be that the gas flame is out (if you have a gas hot water heater) or that the hot water heater’s thermostat isn’t working properly. Check this by running a hot tap for several minutes, because if your thermostat is working properly, the burner should light automatically. If this isn’t happening, you can call us to come in and take a look to best determine what repairs you might need.

My hot water heater is noisy.

If you’re noticing pings and pops coming from the hot water heater in your Binghamton, NY home, it probably is because you have sediment built up in the bottom of your tank. Those noises are a result of the build-up heating up before the water can. Again, draining and flushing the tank can solve this.

My water smells unpleasant.

Unfortunately, this could mean you […]

Seasonal Air Conditioning Maintenance for Your Binghamton, NY Home

When you start up your air conditioning system after the long, cold Binghamton, NY winter for the first time, you might cross your fingers that it’ll work glitch-free right away. But you won’t have to worry if you choose seasonal air conditioning service from Petcosky & Sons. You might be thinking that air conditioner maintenance is costly, and maybe something you can just do without. The truth is, having your air conditioner serviced on an annual basis can actually help you save money. Below are a few reasons why you might want to consider annual maintenance for your air conditioning unit.

Annual maintenance can keep small problems from becoming major ones. Our technicians will thoroughly inspect your air conditioning system in your Binghamton, NY home, looking for any small problems that can be easily fixed. That’s because often, these problems become more extensive – and more costly. Over time, even smaller problems can grow to the point they cause a system breakdown, and a high repair bill.

Annual maintenance extends the life of your system. Just like you would have your car tuned-up and inspected on an annual basis, so you should with your air conditioner as well. Undoubtedly, the comfort system in your Binghamton, NY home is one of the most costly investments you’ve made, so maintaining it regularly is just good common sense.

Annual maintenance makes your home’s air cleaner and healthier. Think about it – your air conditioner is unused for much of the year, and it’s subject to moisture and pathogens like mold, mildew, bacteria and dust. That means that once the time comes to fire it up, it’s going to start blowing all of those things through your Binghamton, NY home! When […]

Need a New Air Conditioner for Your Binghamton, NY Home? Petcosky & Sons Can Help!

Summer’s heat will be in Binghamton, NY before you know it. While you’re undoubtedly looking forward to milder weather considering the rough winter we had this year, you may find your home to be uncomfortably warm once summer hits. If you have an older air conditioning system in your home, you might be finding that it isn’t keeping your home as cool as you’d like, your energy bills are skyrocketing, and you’re spending more for repairs and service than you’d like. If you’re not completely happy with the current air conditioning situation in your Binghamton, NY home, there’s no better time than now to call Petcosky & Sons.

That’s because right now, we’re passing along a very special savings to our customers throughout the Binghamton, NY area. In fact, you could save more than $2200 on a new cooling and heating system from Petcosky & Sons and Carrier thanks to the Carrier Cool Cash rebate. When you choose to install a new, high efficiency air conditioning from Carrier through us, you’ll enjoy savings now and well into the future. Through advance air conditioning technology, Carrier’s new systems provide the comfort you’d expect, but at a much higher efficiency than older air conditioner models offered. As a result, you’ll enjoy comfort that may help you save on your utility bills!

Here’s how you can save when you call Petcosky & Sons:

Manufacturer’s Rebate: $1450
Utility Rebate: $355
10-Year Parts & Labor Warranty: $485 value

Total Savings: $2990

As you can see, when you choose to install a Carrier air conditioning system from Petcosky & Sons, we’ll provide you with a system that not only offers the optimum in cooling for your Binghamton, NY home, but also the best savings. And what’s more, […]

Petcosky & Sons Launches New Website

Petcosky & Sons is pleased to announce the recent launch of their new website. The new site offers many new benefits for our customers, including comprehensive information, ease of use and ability for the customer to communicate with Petcosky & Sons online. This, combined with a modern, sleek, design make our website more user-friendly and navigable.

The website features well-defined sections that allow customers to find out how Petcosky & Sons can assist them with specific needs, including air conditioning, plumbing, heating, air quality and commercial HVAC. Easy to read service area maps will allow customers to quickly see the areas we serve. There are also convenient online contact forms that make it simple to request service and information from our sales staff and technicians.

The website was conceived and designed by MPW Marketing, an advertising firm in the Mohawk Valley region of New York specializing in HVAC marketing. “Our website design for Petcosky & Sons is customer-focused,” said MPW Marketing Owner and Online Director Matt Wilson. “We wanted to create a look that was modern, coupled with simple navigation and relevant content, so that Petcosky’s customers would have the best possible experience while visiting this website.”

Petcosky & Sons invites you to browse our new site and learn all about what we can offer you when it comes to improved comfort – whether you need HVAC assistance at home or commercially, we think you’ll be pleased with the updates to our site and the ease of use.

By |January 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|