Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators Blog

Signs It’s Time for Furnace Repair

December 3rd, 2018

technician-testing-furnaceAn efficient furnace can provide consistent warmth affordably during the chilly months of the year. Now that winter is fast approaching, homeowners should start considering whether their furnaces need repair. It is easy to ignore various symptoms of a furnace malfunction, and it’s quite understandable—scheduling repair services can be overwhelming.

However, waiting until the last minute could spell pricier repair bills. Luckily, there are technicians qualified to repair any issue a furnace may have. Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling, and Generators provides quality furnace repair in the Bronx!

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How to Tell When It’s Time for Boiler Maintenance

November 19th, 2018

gas-boiler-maintenanceFor those homeowners who have made the decision to install a boiler, they’re in for a host of benefits: more comfortable heating, better indoor air quality, and fewer repairs. Why fewer repairs? Simply because boilers have fewer moving parts than other heating systems.

Of course, “less prone to breaking down” doesn’t mean “invincible.” Boilers will have their share of problems over the years—and they might even have that rare instance where they need a repair for seemingly no reason. Regardless, the best defense against these incidences is regularly scheduled maintenance. Below is a brief explanation on how maintenance keeps a boiler running smoothly and why it matters.

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Forced-Air Heaters: Gas vs. Electric

November 5th, 2018

heating-repair-servicesIn the world of forced-air heaters, the two most accessible fuel choices are electricity and natural gas. Some homeowners have been using the same fuel forever, simply because they haven’t considered the other option. In some cases, they’re shopping for heaters and are now weighing the options.

In this post, we’ll explain how gas and electricity vary in two common forced-air heaters: the furnace and the heat pump.

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Understanding Radiant Heating Systems

October 22nd, 2018

radiant-heating-systemThere are several types of heating systems available for homeowners, and each uses their own approach to heating the home. Ductless heat pumps, hybrid heaters, gas furnaces, traditional heat pumps… With that much variation, they can’t all possibly satisfy every individual homeowner’s needs and preferences. However, many homeowners do agree that radiant heating systems offer unmatched heating—in both efficiency and comfort.

Below are some of the reasons why that might be, along with a quick rundown on what makes radiant heating systems unique.

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A Brief FAQ on Smart and Wireless Thermostats

October 8th, 2018

remote-wireless-thermostatWe often get many questions about thermostats. Many homeowners don’t give a second thought to their thermostat, but that’s a good thing—it means that it’s doing its job properly.

However, with the advent of more advanced thermostats on the market, many homeowners wonder if they should upgrade. Of course, the answer depends on the individual and their needs. In this post, we’ll answer a few common questions that we hear asked about thermostats.

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How to Get Air Conditioning in a Historic Home

September 24th, 2018

historic-homesFor those living in an older home, central air conditioning systems in Briarcliff Manor aren’t a feasible option. Classic homes don’t have enough space between the walls and floors to accommodate the duct system. Remodeling is infeasible or just impossible.

This might lead a homeowner to believe their only option for comfort is with a ductless mini-split system. Mini-splits are great, but they do come with a higher price tag that not everyone is willing to invest in.

Luckily, there is one other option: High-Velocity Air Conditioning.

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Facts About Air Ducts

September 10th, 2018

duct-sealingFor a central air conditioner or furnace, air ducts are the most important component, but perhaps the least understood. While homeowners are often asking questions about how the air conditioner itself works, they might not realize how much work goes into taking the air from the air conditioner and sending it through the vents in the home. In this post, we’ll go over some facts about air ducts that shouldn’t be overlooked.

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Control the Humidity, Control the Indoor Air Quality

August 27th, 2018

mold-created-by-humidityMany factors can affect indoor air quality, and not all of them are noticeable. Those with allergies or asthma will certainly feel allergens and contaminants in the air, but what about for everyone else?

The humidity level is undoubtedly the most noticeable symptom of poor indoor air quality because it tends to affect everyone equally. When the humidity is under control, the indoor air quality will also be under better control. This post will explain how controlling humidity can improve indoor air quality in general.

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3 Questions a Good HVAC Contractor Can Answer

August 13th, 2018

blue-question-markWhen working with an HVAC contractor, it’s expected that they’ll be able to answer any questions about air conditioning. Expected—but not guaranteed.

While some questions are good to ask to test the knowledge and expertise of the contractor, some are worth asking simply because asking now might save time and money later.

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The Guide to Air Conditioner Short-Cycling

July 30th, 2018

air-conditioning-unitsAmong air conditioner problems, short-cycling is potentially one of the worst. It might seem like short-cycling is relatively harmless, but it actually can have compounded effects on an air conditioner. Fixing short-cycling can be as easy as changing a filter, or it can be as bad as needing to replace the entire system. In this post, we’ll explain what short-cycling is and how to fix it.

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