Below are some common questions we hear from clients and could be beneficial in your search for a trustworthy plumbing & HVAC partner.  

If your question is not listed below, please reach out to us and we will be glad to give you an answer.  Contact Us


1. Is Petro Plumbing & Heating Inc licensed and insured?

Yes, we have been serving the Hudson Valley for 60+ years and are fully licensed and insured.

2. What is the difference between a handy-man and a licensed/insured HVAC technician?

Licensed HVAC technicians go through specialized training to handle issues with your heating and cooling systems, and will make sure the work meets local codes.

Incorrect installations or repairs will cost more in the long run.

3. My furnace/boiler is not turning on and the house is getting cold. Is there anything I can try to fix it?

Make sure the circuit breaker in your main panel is not tripped. Also, make sure the red emergency switch (located near the system) is in the on position.

If your fuel source is oil, make sure the tank is not empty.

If these do not fix your issue, we recommend contacting a professional HVAC company.

4. How often should I do maintenance on my heating system?

Manufacturers recommend that you perform yearly maintenance on your system to make sure it is running correctly and efficiently.   

This maintenance will help reduce your energy costs and reduce the risk of a significant/costly breakdown.

5. Is there basic maintenance I can do for my heating system?

Yes, if the system is forced air, then regularly change your filter.  

This step is often overlooked by homeowners and will reduce the efficiency of your system.     

How frequently you change your filter is determined by your air quality and grade of filter but is often every 3 months.

6. what-type-of-heating-systems-are-available-today

The most common heating sources used in the Hudson Valley are oil, propane, natural gas, and electric/heatpump.    

Petro has experience with various types of heating systems and can help you determine the best fit for your home/business.

7. We-woke-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night-with-no-heat-what-should-we-do

If your house has no heat, it could potentially cause frozen pipes that can burst and cause extensive damage.  

We recommend calling a professional HVAC company ASAP to determine the next steps.