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Winter is Upon Us, Is Your Heating System Tuned Up and Ready?

The costs of winter heating for a building owner in Brooklyn and Manhattan go far beyond just the number on your energy bill. Even the high costs of heating system repairs and emergency upgrades don’t take into consideration the time you spend answering to uncomfortable tenants, which can be an unexpected cost on your time and sanity. Most of us know there must be a better way, but don’t know where to start to figure out what we can do to improve the whole system.

Now is the time to consider what energy efficiency improvements should be made. By giving your heating system a tune-up before the deep winter sets in, you can make low-cost upgrades and do basic proactive maintenance to avoid costly breakdowns later. You can also start to thoughtfully consider large-scale improvements before an emergency situation forces you to choose a fast and expensive alternative.

4 Questions to Consider When Choosing Heating System Improvements:

Does our heating system deliver consistent heat throughout the building?

Do a quick survey of your building residents and ask them how comfortable they are in their units. While some residents may seem to be quick to complain, it may be that their units are receiving less heat, or losing heat quicker than others. The unseen variation between spaces in a large building can cause inconsistency in heating. Locating the problem areas will help you focus your improvements on the areas that need it the most.

Are your heating bills in line with similar building sizes and types in Brooklyn and Manhattan?

It might not be polite dinner party conversation to ask what people pay for heating, but it will be enormously helpful in determining what is an appropriate cost for your neighborhood. Most building owners and managers will have an accurate idea of their monthly heating costs. This information is incredibly beneficial, since comparing carriers and heating systems that are working well for other buildings can help you determine which factors of your own system would be best and most cost-effective to improve.

What is your priority for heating system upgrades?

It can be difficult with a large building to determine which upgrades are necessary and which can help you save money in the long term. What may seem like small and inconvenient issues, may be important upgrades that will help you avoid emergencies during the coldest winter months. On the other hand, what you assume to be major issues with the heating system, may be easy to fix with targeted maintenance and strategic upgrades over time. It’s important to call in a team that has extensive experience with buildings that are similar to yours and understands building mechanicals in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

What can I do with my heating system right now?

The importance of a pre-winter tune-up can help you identify issues before they become problems and schedule maintenance in a cost-effective way.

BrightStar has an experienced diagnostic team that helps you get to the root of the problem before offering our recommended solutions. We give you a variety of resources to help you understand the issues and solutions that work for your building.

Contact us today and enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that your heating system will deliver comfort all winter long.

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