November 27th, 2023
Heating systems can run into trouble in all sorts of ways. A professional technician has the tools and experience to evaluate these problems accurately, but homeowners should still use their own senses to pick up on problems.
For instance, if a furnace is making a buzzing noise that’s inconsistent with how it normally operates, this is a clear reason to call for heating service in Westchester, NY, since it’s not a good sign. A professional will be able to evaluate the situation in further detail and repair it thoroughly, but the detection of a problem can often times be up to the homeowner.
So, how can someone better detect a problem that might mean imminent heating repairs are in the future? That’s going to be the focus of today’s blog. Our phone lines are open and ready for customers who are first in line to detect an issue.
November 13th, 2023
A lot of people take pride in homeownership. It makes sense—being a homeowner is a difficult task but often incredibly rewarding. Nothing quite feels like the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment after someone has found a DIY solution to a complex problem occurring in their home. The only issue is that the risk vs. reward in these kinds of situations can differ drastically.
For instance, doing some intense cleaning or painting the walls in a home can have marginal risk when measured against the huge reward one might get from this work. But furnace repair in Westchester, NY often has high levels of risk for a low amount of reward. Don’t get us wrong, furnace repairs can often be expensive, but the cost of this work is worth every single penny when compared to what could go wrong when homeowners try to do it themselves.
October 17th, 2023
It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means the team at Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators would like to bring attention to one of the most important issues that families around us face. Staff members at our company will be working together with NBCF to bring care packages, or “HOPE kits,” to women everywhere.
HOPE kits will be filled with inspirational, comforting, and encouraging items that can help patients who are currently going through treatment. These kits can include anything from fuzzy socks to HOPE journals.
It’s important to remember that nearly 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This means there’s a lot of work to be done!
We are proud to partner with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as funding life-changing programs that can make a difference.
If you’d like to get involved, or want to learn more, please visit: https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/our-programs.
Remember to contact us for any assistance, and check out some of the other causes we support!
October 16th, 2023
A furnace can make a few noises as it works hard to keep a home heated, but none of them are as infamous as the “boom.” For old furnace owners, this sound might feel commonplace, but we’d like to give some insight into this noise and help convince our customers that it’s not.
A booming furnace is in fact a big problem, and it could potentially turn into a failed furnace or an unsafe situation. Further down in this blog, we’re going to describe how this process occurs and why it’s so bad for a furnace system. Sure, a furnace can continue to work while it gets worn down but that’s not going to mean its lifespan won’t get cut in half due to a problem that should have been addressed.
It’s time to remove the threat of a failed furnace by scheduling either furnace maintenance or furnace repairs in Westchester, NY. Then, we’ll go from there and figure out a few more ways to address furnace problems and keep things running smoothly.
October 2nd, 2023
Generators didn’t use to be as important as they are today. This is due to a few factors, but the most important of which is the simple fact that we use more electrical devices than we used to. These are some fundamental reasons why a generator is a great purchase for a 21st-century home.
When the power went out in the old days, families would sit around the fire and play board games by candlelight. Now, everyone needs to figure out how to charge their phones so their morning alarm still works, or how to cook dinner without having the toaster or air fryer working.
Our lives are just better and more comfortable with electrical power, which is why having a generator will do wonders for a home. But with generators comes generator service in Pelham, NY, which means that customers can be hesitant to invest in such an important system.
These are some fundamental reasons why a generator is a great purchase for a 21st-century home.
September 18th, 2023
Air conditioning installation is a lot different than it used to be. Back twenty years ago, there were really only window AC units and central air conditioners, and everything else was either way too expensive for regular homeowners or just so niche that they didn’t work for most people.
The existing air conditioners of the time were simple and not particularly efficient, but they could cool an entire home properly. Now, things have changed a lot.
First and foremost, the options are endless. From heat pumps to ductless mini splits, AC installation in Pelham, NY is more widely available and exists in different forms. And, to make things even more complicated, air conditioners are exceedingly more energy efficient than they used to be. And we’re all thankful for that, since energy prices are exceedingly more expensive these days.
This blog post will be dedicated entirely to the many AC options available, as well as their applicable pros and cons.
September 4th, 2023
When customers invest in a ductless heating and cooling system, they often don’t think about the problems that can come with it. They’re great systems to invest in, and homeowners can stand to see some major returns through energy efficiency, but they still have their fair share of problems just like any other HVAC unit.
As the premier team to provide ductless service in the Bronx, NY, we’d like to be honest with our customers about some of the most common problems that come with ductless HVAC systems. We’ll list out some of the most frequent issues we see and what they mean. Then, we’ll leave it up to our customers to call us for help so that we can fix the issues quickly and effectively.
Remember, never try to DIY a fix on a ductless HVAC system. They’re very complex and the simple act of trying could void a warranty and more!
August 21st, 2023
We’re well on our way to fall, so most homeowners are deciding to switch gears from cooling to heating. It’s understandable, the record-breaking highs this summer will likely be matched with record-breaking cold temperatures and snow storms this winter, so it’s only fair to try and look ahead.
But this doesn’t mean that an air conditioner should be forgotten about. In fact, the air conditioning system that’s been working hard all summer long will still need to perform next summer, so reviewing the system’s performance and condition could be a way of looking extra far in advance, to the summer of next year.
So, we’d like to walk customers through an end-of-season evaluation of their ACs. This will help many of our customers decide on whether they should switch gears towards heating or invest in valuable air conditioning repairs in the Bronx, NY.
August 7th, 2023
Many homeowners focus on two things when they’re looking at staying comfortable during a heatwave. The first is their air conditioning system, ensuring it’s in good condition and is working properly with no hitches. The second priority is checking the thermostat to make sure it’s reporting the temperature accurately, and it reads the changes that a family might make.
However, there’s a third less glorified component of this system that matters just as much as these two parts—and that’s the ductwork. Ducts that are in bad shape are going to negatively affect both the temperature reading on a thermostat, and the productivity of the air conditioner.
Today, we’re going to cover three main problems with air ducts in disrepair. If customers need help with their home comfort and they believe their ducts to be the problem, then they can always contact us for duct repair in Westchester, NY.
July 24th, 2023
It’s summertime in New York, which means scorching hot temperatures, unbearable humidity, and indoor air quality events that make leaving a window open a bad option. Customers all across the tri-state area are trying every method in the book for staying cool, comfortable and safe. We understand, and our team is hard at work helping everyone who calls us.
Some folks are lucky with powerful, brand-new AC units that can keep an entire home cool. Others are busy dealing with shoddy window ACs, or central systems that need serious AC repair in Westchester, NY. Everyone is in a different situation, but there’s no reason why we all can’t be comfortable and safe.
This blog is dedicated to a few tips and tricks to help get through a New York heatwave in a way that doesn’t ruin the budget or make customers do too much.