Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators Blog: Archive for September, 2016

Steps to Improve a Heater’s Efficiency

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Fall has officially arrived, and with cold weather on its way, Yonkers, NY residents would do well to assess the state of their heating systems and take steps to ensure that they function as well as they possibly can in the coming months. A city as old as Yonkers includes a wide variety of heating systems, from forced-air furnaces to boilers to alternative systems such as radiant heating.

In addition to scheduling maintenance from a trained technician for these systems and ensuring that any lingering issues are properly addressed, homeowners can take additional steps to ensure that their heaters run as efficiently as possible and keep the monthly costs of staying warm to a minimum.

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Watch for Signs of Boiler Trouble

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Fall officially arrives in Westchester, NY this week, which means cool weather won’t be far behind. Homeowners in the area will begin preparing their heaters for the winter, and for many households, that means examining boiler systems for signs of trouble. Boilers are an efficient and reliable technology, but like any form of technology, they can experience wear and tear as they age. Prudent homeowners can examine their boilers for signs of trouble, then summon a repair technician to deal with the issue before the weather becomes sufficiently cold to demand daily use from the system. Such signs can include (but are not limited to) the following:

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How to Interpret the AFUE Rating on a Heater

Monday, September 12th, 2016

When fall begins in White Plains, NY, prudent homeowners turn their attention to their heating systems. In the event that a heater has become too worn to function properly for another winter, a replacement must be chosen and installed. Now makes an excellent time of the year to do so, before cool temperatures take over for the entire winter. It gives the homeowner a chance to evaluate all of the options and plan a replacement at relative leisure.

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Now Is the Time to Schedule Maintenance on Your Heating System

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and while Yonkers, NY may have a few warmer days left, autumn weather will be here quickly. Most heating systems in the area have likely sat unused for months, which can cause significant problems when they are turned on during the first cool day of fall. Dust can build up inside the system, clogging burners and creating friction on any moving parts. Wear and tear can be exacerbated by long periods of disuse, and no homeowner wants to discover a major component malfunction just when temperatures are going down.

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