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We’re Making it Easier For You!

At Crisafulli Bros., our customers come first! We’re always looking for ways to make things easier for our customers and are happy to roll out up front pricing on plumbing, heating and air conditioning services.

Our new pricing model is more simplified, streamlined and efficient for our customers while offering the same Red Carpet Treatment you have come to expect from us!

Locally owned and operated for three generations, Crisafulli Bros. is here for you and your family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

At day’s end, you want to relax. You look forward to spending time with friends and family. Are there other ways we can help you? We appreciate customer feedback and look forward to hearing from you! Click here to contact us.

Crisafulli Bros. Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award For the Fifth Straight Year!

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Crisafulli Bros. Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Crisafulli Bros. has earned the service industry-coveted 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies. This is the fifth year in a row Crisafulli Bros. has received this recognition.

“Crisafulli Bros. is honored to receive this recognition from Angie’s List as we pride ourselves on delivering friendly, personal and attentive customer service. Our staff places great value on our customer relationships and treats every job or project, no matter the size, with the “Red Carpet Treatment” it deserves.” Andrea Crisafulli Russo, President

“It’s a select group of companies rated on Angie’s List that can claim the exemplary customer service record of being a Super Service Award winner,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Our standards for the Super Service Award are quite high. The fact that Crisafulli Bros. has earned this recognition speaks volumes about its dedication providing great service to its customers.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, including earning a minimum number of reports, an excellent rating from their customers and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2016 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.

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Angie’s List helps consumers have happy transactions with local service professionals in more than 550 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. More than 1.5 million paid households use Angie’s List to gain unlimited access to local ratings, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List magazine, and the Angie’s List complaint resolution service.

For over 75 years Crisafulli Bros. has provided plumbing, heating and air conditioning design, installation, service and scheduled maintenance to our residential and commercial clientele. Founded in 1939, Crisafulli Bros. now spans three generations combining the pride and craftsmanship expected from a locally owned and operated family business with the resources and knowledge available from a large national company.

With over 100 employees and a fleet of over 70 vehicles, Crisafulli Bros. is one of the largest mechanical contracting companies in the Capital District. Crisafulli Bros. has consistently ranked high in consumer satisfaction and has been recognized as “Best Of” by the Times Union for the past eleven years straight.

Crisafulli Bros. Named the BEST 11 Years Straight!

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Crisafulli Bros. has been named the BEST by residents of the Capital Region in the annual Times Union readers poll again in 2017. It is the 11th year in a row Crisafulli Bros. has received this honor.

Earlier this year, Crisafulli Bros. was honored to receive the Angie’s List Super Service Award for the fifth straight year. The service industry-coveted 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award is an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.

For over 75 years, residents of the Capital Region have chosen Crisafulli Bros. for their plumbing, heating and cooling needs. We pride ourselves on providing award winning service to residential and commercial customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

For the Red Carpet Treatment you won’t get from the others, call Crisafulli Bros.!

Fall Season is Mold Season

The fall season in New York is beautiful. The leaves start turning, the cooler temperatures make walking the streets enjoyable, and the holiday spirit is in the air and in the shop windows reflect the season. Nothing beats a crisp, fall day in New York.

What health problems can be caused by indoor mold?

However, with this welcome change of season comes not-so-pleasant elements that bring upon indoor mold and increased allergens.  The presence of mold in the air is normal. On the other hand, one should not let mold grow and multiply indoors. When this happens there is an increasing risk of potential health problems. Read more »

Stop Small Drips from Becoming Big Leaks

Dripping Faucet, Stop LeaksEven the smallest of drips around your home or office needs to be repaired as soon as possible. In fact, a slow drip can waste 15 to 20 gallons of water a day which over time becomes costly!   Although some leaks are easy to fix, others require a professional plumber.  Most leaks can be heard or seen, but some are a bit more difficult to detect.

Often homeowners don’t realize they have a leak until they receive a large water bill.  Your water meter might be your most useful tool in identifying water leaks on your property. When monitored properly, you will see fluctuations in your current water usage. Contact your local plumber to learn more about leak detection

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Tips for Preparing Your Home for the Fall and Winter

It’s that time of year again! Many of us look forward to the change in seasons and the activities that it brings. Whether you’re a Sunday football fan, hosting this year’s Thanksgiving feast or excited about the new season of your favorite TV show, you’ll want to keep your home warm and comfortable all season long.

Getting ready for the fall and winter seasons is an important aspect of owning a home. We’ve put together a list of a few things to consider as the falling leaves turn into falling snowflakes!

  1. Walk around the exterior of your home and perform a simple visual inspection. Look for any items that might need attention; from the foundation to the roof, are there any gaps or cracks in the siding, do the garage doors close completely to the ground? Time to complete: 15 minutes.
  2. As you put away your hoses and gardening tools check your spigots to make sure they are drip free. Time to complete: 5 minutes.
  3. If you have a swimming pool with a heater, clear away any debris surrounding your pool heater that might help a rodent construct a nest over the winter. Time to complete: 10 minutes.
  4. Check your front door, patio door and any other entrance to your home. Do the doors have any gaps where air could escape or invite cold drafts in? Time to complete: 5 minutes.
  5. The windows should also be checked for gaps or cracks in the glass or frames.  If you have screens, consider changing them back to storm windows as an extra layer of insulation. Time to complete: 10 minutes.
  6. Make an appointment to have your chimney cleaned and inspected.  Time to complete: 10 minutes
  7. Call Crisafulli Bros. to perform your annual heating system tune up.  Time to complete: 10 minutes

 

Finally, for any home comfort questions, Crisafulli Bros. is here to help. Serving the Capital District for over 70 years, we’ve set the bar for excellence and service in Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Drain Cleaning.  Enjoy the Fall!

Go green and save money with low-flow toilets

Did you know that every time you flush your outdated toilet, you’re literally flushing your hard earned money down the drain? With the average person flushing the toilet six times a day that can really add up! If you live in the Albany Capital Region and you’re in the market for installing a new energy saver toilet, you should call us and inquire about a high-efficiency, environmentally friendly, low-flow toilet.

Traditional toilets use approximately 3.5 to 7 gallons of water per flush. For the average family, that can equate to hundreds of gallons of water every day, However, high-efficiency, low-flow toilets use no more than 1.6 gallons per flush (with some as little as 1.28). This means that a low-flow toilet can save your household up to 16,500 gallons of water in just one year – conserving not only water, but money as well.
Aside from your sprinkler system, the average household toilet uses more water than any other fixture inside or outside your home.  However, by installing low-flow toilets you can cut over $90 from your average annual water bill. Additionally, some low-flow toilets may qualify you for a tax rebate under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which provides a tax credit to help offset the costs of making energy efficiency improvements to your home.

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Why Schedule A Heating System Tune Up?

Scheduling your heating system tune up is well worth the investment -   especially if the technician discovers something which may have stopped functioning during one of the coldest nights of the year or in the middle of night or weekend.  Similar to having your oil changed and your tires rotated, your heating system needs to be maintained to insure it is operating safely, efficiently and properly.  Annual tune-ups also help to reduce your energy bills and extend the life of your heating system.

According to ENERGY STAR, as much as half the energy utilized in your home goes to heating and cooling your living space.  Keeping up with routine heating and cooling system maintenance reduces your energy use and cuts your utility bills.

My Heating System Seems to be Operating Just Fine… 

Unless your heating system is making strange noises or showing obvious signs it’s malfunctioning, homeowners generally assume it’s operating correctly and efficiently.  Unfortunatley, that is not always the case; our professional heating technicians know what to look for before it evolves into a serious and costly repair.

If you haven’t done so already, call now to schedule your annual tune up at a time convenient for you!  (518)449-1782.

Annual tune ups typically include the following:

  • Airflow checked for correct temperature
  • Check flue and draft
  • Verify operation of high limit control safety
  • Verify operation of gas valve
  • Check zone controls
  • Check ignition and starting
  • Check and tighten electrical connections
  • Measure volts and amps
  • Check thermostats
  • Drain condensate trap and visually inspect condensate drain.
  • Verify condensate pump operation
  • Inspect flame sensor (clean if needed)
  • Visually inspect heat exchanger
  • Clean and tune burner assembly
  • Light cleaning of Furnace/Boiler

Benefits of a Tankless Hot Water Heater

Hot Water Heater, Plumbing, Albany NYDid you know that hot water heaters are one of the top five appliances that use the most energy in your home? For those in the Northeast region of the U.S., a standard 50-gallon electric hot water heater typically costs as much as $800 per year to run. The biggest issue with tank-style hot water heaters is that they use a lot of energy to keep water heated, even when you’re not using it. This can literally add up to hundreds of wasted dollars each year.

Fortunately, there is an alternative – tankless hot water heaters. Tankless hot water heaters are a great solution for replacing costly tank-style heaters because they heat water without using a storage tank, which helps to avoid standby heat loss. (Standby loss is the energy wasted to maintain a specific temperature within the tank). The basic premise behind a tankless heater is that it only heats water when you need it, which can save you 30% or more on your energy bills.

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5 Steps to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

Preventing frozen pipes is of course much easier than dealing with them after the fact!   When pipes freeze, the water inside expands and the expansion leaves them at risk of bursting. This is of particular concern for those that winter in the warmer climates or are away for an extended amount of time.

Here are some steps to help prevent pipes from freezing during the winter months, especially if you are traveling.

  1. If you are planning to be out of town for an extended period of time, to prevent pipes from freezing be sure to turn off the main shut-off valve to your water supply and drain your faucets. If your home has separate shut-off valves for each outdoor faucet, do not forget to turn each one off as well as the main supply valve.  Remember to turn your hot water heater off before turning of the main water valve however.
  2. Another good rule of thumb to prevent pipes from freezing is Read more »