Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators Blog : Archive for February, 2018

When Is Heating Replacement Preferable to Heating Repair?

Monday, February 26th, 2018

heating-replacement-servicesIn the heart of winter, a heater breakdown can be a real emergency. Homes with malfunctioning heaters need to get them taken care of quickly, before the indoor temperature drops too low, and any heating contractor worth its salt will do so with all deliberate speed. But older heaters that run into trouble raise a difficult question: is it better to spend the money on repairs? Or would that money be better spent on a new heater instead of wasted on the old one?

At the end of the day, only the homeowner can make the decision to repair a faulty heater or replace it. There are, however, several key factors that can make that decision a lot easier.

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How Does Your Furnace Tell You It Needs Repairs?

Monday, February 12th, 2018

heating-system-upgradesForced-air furnaces are a common means of keeping homes warm in the area during our long, cold winters. They usually run on a daily basis for months on end, and few homes can go without them for even a few hours. Furnaces are comparatively simple forms of heating: using burners and heat exchangers to warm the air in a centralized location, then blowing the heated air through the home via a series of ducts.

The system is efficient and inexpensive, especially when you used models with the EnergyStar label, but like any system, it runs into trouble from time to time. When it does, homeowners need to move fast to get the problem treated, let their house turn into an icebox while they wait for repairs. The sooner one can spot the signs of a serious problem, the better.

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