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

Program Your Thermostat to Save Money This Winter

Monday, October 31st, 2016

The thermostat is the control panel for every home’s heating and air conditioning system, allowing residents to set the temperature as they please and maintain it throughout the day. Modern thermostats offer features like smart programming and remote control via phone apps, but almost every thermostat these days comes equipped with basic programming features. Here in Rye, NY, and surrounding communities, those programming features become more important as the temperatures drop and winter grows closer. Judicious use of thermostats can result in considerable savings on monthly heating bills. A few tips for programming the thermostat are included below.

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Early Signs That You Need Heating Repairs

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Fall in White Plains, NY means that heating systems will be used with increasing regularity, which makes it an excellent time to check them before the coming winter drives temperatures even lower. Only a trained technician can properly diagnose and repair any problem with a household heating system. Fortunately, common signs denote trouble from a wide variety of sources, and by learning to spot them, a homeowner can turn the system off and call in a repair service. Such signs can include, but are not limited to, the following:

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The Benefits of an Automatic Standby Generator

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Winters in the Yonkers, NY area can be brutal and unforgiving, and while the civic electrical grid is built to handle a lot of stress, winter storms can knock the power out of even the most stalwart system. Prudent homeowners would do well to consider installing a back-up generator in their homes, to provide power for heat, light and refrigeration in the event of a crisis. Automatic stand-by generators, in particular, make a sensible choice, and can ensure that any household which uses them can aptly handle the transition in a crisis. They’re simply generators that are connected to the household’s power grid. When the power goes off, the generator automatically turns on to provide an essentially uninterrupted flow of electricity.

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Don’t Put Off Repairs on Your Heater

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Fall means cooler temperatures in Westchester, NY, and homes in the area will be using their heaters much more often in the coming weeks. Now makes an excellent time to schedule needed repairs or upgrades to any household heating system, or to schedule routine maintenance from a professional service to determine if repairs are necessary. It may not sound like a huge concern, especially if the issue in question is fairly mild, but addressing any problems before the weather gets too cold is critical to the long-term health of your heater.

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The Benefits of Preparing Your Heater for Winter

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Homeowners in White Plains, NY often have a great deal on their minds, from the daily duties of family and jobs to problems in their homes like faulty heating systems and troublesome plumbing. No homeowner wants to deal with a furnace or a boiler that malfunctions in the middle of winter, when the weather is cold and any interruption in heating power can turn the home into an ice box. Now is the time to start getting ready for that eventuality by preparing the household heating system for the winter.

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