Types of Water Heaters and How to Choose

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Believe it or not, your water heater plays a key role in many everyday activities around your home. From showering in the morning to cleaning dishes in your kitchen sink after dinner, your hot water heater enables you to get chores done day after day.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) points out water heaters commonly account for 17 percent of a home’s energy use. And with the right type of water heater in place, you could reap the benefits of warm, clean water for years to come.

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Types of Boilers for Your Home

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Choosing the right boiler for your property can be a confusing process, and there are a number of details you need to take into consideration. If you’re changing over to central heating for the first time or considering replacing a current system, it’s important to ask yourself:  “What type of boiler do I need for my property?” This is because the type of boiler best suited for your home will vary depending on a number of factors, discussed in this article.

Remember to take your time when deciding which boiler is the most suitable for your home. All types of boilers come with their own complexities, and choosing the right model isn’t a decision that you should make lightly.

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20 of the Most Expensive Plumbing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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It’s a hard statistic for some to fathom, but a majority of the most common plumbing problems people face are self-inflicted. Many people rightfully like to complete projects themselves and many times everything goes just fine, but — with plumbing in particular — something going wrong can be a costly lesson.

Plumbing involves practically every essential system within your home such as water, waste, heat, air conditioning, drainage, irrigation and some others, so it pays to gain knowledge about preventing plumbing problems.

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What to Consider Before Installing a Radiant Heating System

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Your friends warmly extend an invitation to visit their brand new home. You’ve heard so much about it, and they’re thrilled to show it off. It’s in a wonderful location and, as you drive up, you’re taken with its stunning façade and striking landscaping. First impressions are lasting, and it’s already leaving a great one.

They answer the door, smiling. You gaze about, raving about the finishing. A great room concept with high vaulted ceilings and Palladian windows. A gorgeous chandelier. Wide baseboards and thick crown moldings. And those floors! Dark slate in the foyer and golden-hued hardwood throughout.

They take your coat, and you step out of your shoes, ready to take the tour. Then you stop. Something hits you as you stand on the stone, and then move in toward the hardwood floors. They’re so warm! Your friends keep smiling as they watch you react. Before you can ask, they answer for you. “It’s radiant floor heating.” You’re instantly sold on the warmth and start to consider installing a radiant heating system in your own home.

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The Complete Guide to Oil to Gas Conversions

If you’re considering converting from oil to natural gas, you’re not alone. Just a few years ago, oil to gas conversions surged as oil prices climbed. And even though oil prices have dropped recently, many homeowners are still converting to natural gas.

There are several reasons to convert:

  1. Protection from future surges in oil prices
  2. Increased appliance efficiency
  3. Consistently lower cost of natural gas compared to oil
  4. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Converting to natural gas heat is better for your bank account, the environment and your health. But how do you go about converting your oil burning equipment?
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How to Reduce Home Energy Costs

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You can reduce your energy consumption in big and little ways. Everything you do to reduce your home energy costs will not only help you by saving money, but it will also positively affect the environment and cut down on the use of non-renewable resources. We live in an energy-saving world that is constantly moving forward with technological advances that aim to:

• Provide energy efficient products
• Come up with ways to make saving energy simple and affordable
• Equip people with the knowledge they need to use energy more efficiently

It makes sense both financially and environmentally to understand as much as you can about how to reduce energy consumption in your home. Heating and cooling is the largest energy expense for the average home in the U.S. If you receive a full home energy assessment, you’ll be surprised at all the improvements you can make in your home while also saving money and lowering your carbon footprint.

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Should You Replace or Repair Your Boiler?

Boiler repair for property owners almost always evokes the question from a homeowner – “Should I repair or replace my boiler?” Our staff is happy to help you determine the best option while we have provided some information below to help you make an informed decision.

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Slideshow: Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

Checklists help in ensuring that all important things are achieved. Air conditioning maintenance is a recurrently carried out task. Having a checklist will help in ensuring that the maintenance is done in a correct and appropriate manner. The following slide shows checklists as discussed by air conditioning contractors at Bruni & Campisi. To know more, call at 914.269.6760 (NY) and 203.413.5533 (CT) or email at stephens@brucaminc.com.

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Tips to Reduce Air Conditioning Bills in summer

The utility bills rise during the summer because of constant air conditioner use. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and air conditioning your home take up 43% of the utility bill. By following some tips, you can reduce your air conditioning bills in summer.

Tips to reduce air conditioning bills:

  • Set your thermostat as high as possible in summer.
  • Use ceiling fans for additional cooling and air circulation.
  • Minimize the number of times doors leading outside are opened and closed.
  • Close window coverings during daytime to avoid heat.
  • Ensure your air conditioners are working well by getting annual cleanings and check-ups.
  • Change the filters monthly.
  • Choose the right size air conditioner for your room, as large systems result in high electric bills.

Air Conditioning Repair Services in Westchester County, NY

If you are looking for professional air conditioning repair services , then Bruni & Campisi can help. They have been providing air conditioning repair services throughout the cities of Westchester, Greenwich and Stamford since 1979. They are licensed to perform air conditioning service, repair and installation in New York and Connecticut. Call 914.269.6760 or 203.413.5533 for service.

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Things to Know Before Calling an Air Conditioning Service

You might have an air conditioner that does not operate or is functioning poorly. The first thing you might want to do is call a professional. However, there are certain things you should do or know before calling for an air conditioning service.
Below are some things to know or check before calling an air conditioner repair professional:
1.Evaluate the problem– Identify the problem. Check if the unit is not working or if it is not cooling the air, or blowing warm air.
2.See if the air conditioner is not working at all-In such a case, check the condenser or air handler/furnace. Check the circuit breakers and fuses. Make sure they are in place, turned on, and functioning properly. Check also the thermostat and make sure it is set to cool at the current temperature.
3.Check the fan blower belt – Any kind of damage or breakage in the fan blower belt can cause low air flow which allows ice to form, and thus causes low cooling performance.
4.Check the coils and filter. See if there are caked with dust and debris in the coils and filters and clean them thoroughly.
5.Check the vents-Make sure the vents from where the air is ventilated are opened properly.
6.Call for service– If you have confirmed everything is connected, powered, set up properly, and clean, yet the air conditioner is not working, then it may be time to call a professional.

Air Conditioning Repair Service in Westchester County, Yonkers, Stamford and Greenwich

If your air conditioner needs a professional hand, then contact Bruni&Campisi. We have been in the business of installing, maintaining and repairing air conditioners in New York and Connecticut for more than 35 years. We provide the best service with our most reliable, skillful and experienced technicians. You can call us at 914.269.6760 (NY) and 203.413.5533 (CT) any time of the day and we will be right at your service.

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