Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

It’s Time to Consider AC Replacement

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

We understand that “replacement” isn’t the best term that homeowners want to hear. In fact, it can be downright upsetting to be told that an air conditioner needs to be replaced. While we understand why homeowners might think that way, we’d like to address the positives with this kind of service.

When it comes time to replace a home’s air conditioning in Armonk, NY, homeowners can start investigating all of the possible upgrades that a new system could provide. A home that used to be cooled by a central AC unit could now be cooled and heated by a heat pump. Or, perhaps homeowners are tired of paying for duct repairs, and this could be a great opportunity to invest in a ductless HVAC system.

What we’re trying to say is: AC replacement doesn’t have to be a bad experience. It can be an exciting time to plan for the future!

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Don’t Forget to Change the Filter!

Monday, August 9th, 2021

It’s that time of year where air conditioners are on full blast and homeowners are looking for every little DIY tip to improve home comfort. It’s not just because temperatures are so high, but there’s an increase in demand for HVAC components, which means prices are higher than they normally would be. Instead of shelling out twice or three times as much money for a replacement system or a repair, it’s always better to have an existing system just perform better due to a few simple tricks.

One of those tricks is replacing the air filter. This component is so important to the functionality of an air conditioner that we find ourselves needing to write a PSA to our customers every year for the sake of their home efficiency.

For everyone out there wanting to learn more, let’s talk about how to change an air conditioner’s air filter. Avoid the need for air conditioning service in Bronx, NY by taking care of it!

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3 Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

Monday, July 26th, 2021

First torrential downpours, then muggy humidity indexes, and now scorching hot temperatures that are breaking records. It looks like we won’t be getting a break this year as things heat up and get uncomfortable. It’s no secret that we’re relying on our air conditioners more and more to the point where we don’t even know what we’d do without them.

Luckily, we’ve listed below some tips that could help homeowners avoid straining their AC systems too much to the point of needing emergency AC repair in Queens, NY. With the help of appliances like ceiling fans, dehumidifiers, and just a few best practices, air conditioners don’t have to fight so hard to make homes comfortable.

So, it’s time to pull out a notebook and get ready to jot down some helpful hints. We’re going to go over some great ways to minimize energy bills, keep an air conditioner in good shape, and bring the temperature down a few degrees so things remain comfortable.

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A Guide to Professional AC Installation in the Bronx

Monday, July 12th, 2021

Getting an air conditioner installed in the Bronx is a lot different than getting it set up anywhere else. Homes are different sizes, different shapes, and many people in our area have different requirements when it comes to comfort and energy efficiency. It’s important to work with a Bronx HVAC company that knows what they’re doing.

Luckily, that’s doable. Our team specializes in the installation and maintenance of HVAC systems throughout the Bronx and beyond. While our prices might be higher than a local amateur or a family friend, we make sure to set everything up the right way and we don’t leave until homeowners are completely comfortable with the purchase they’ve made.

For anyone in the Bronx looking to invest in an air conditioning system, keep reading this blog post to look at some of the unique types of systems that we can install.

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How an HVAC System All Works Together

Monday, June 28th, 2021

It’s time for some HVAC 101! We’re getting into the heat of summer, which means the focus is going to be on our air conditioners. We’d first like to quell any worries that homeowners might have by telling them that they can call us. No matter how large or small an air conditioner problem might be, we can absolutely help. Our team is trained, experienced, and ready for anything.

However, we’d like to talk a bit about the entire HVAC system. This could mean an air conditioner, a dehumidifier, an air filter, and how all of these components work together in harmony. The truth of the matter is that if anyone is going to be entirely invested in the health, comfort, and security of their home’s indoor air and temperature, they’ll need the right HVAC contractor in Mamaroneck, NY.

We’re specialists, which means we can tell homeowners exactly how their HVAC system works together, and how to pinpoint a problem.

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Suspect a Refrigerant Leak? Here’s What to Do

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Refrigerant leaks are a big deal. They can cause homeowners an immense amount of stress when they start happening. This can be either due to the constant need for a refrigerant recharge from a professional, or from the symptoms a leaking AC develops over time. Either way, we’re on a mission to make sure no homeowner in our area has an AC system that’s leaking refrigerant.

How can anyone tell? Aside from the actual hissing of gas coming from the unit, what are some signs that homeowners can use to address the problem of leaking refrigerant before it turns into a full system shutdown?

Well, that’s what we’re here for. Read through our checklist of ways to tell if your air conditioner is suffering from a refrigerant leak. If it is, be sure to call our team to provide quality repairs for air conditioning in Scarsdale, NY.

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Compounding AC Problems: One Issue Becomes Two!

Monday, May 17th, 2021

What happens when someone hits a pool ball with a pool queue in an average game? The ball usually slams against the other balls, knocking several of them into pouches to be counted for points down the line. The game of pool takes advantage of how natural laws of physics work on momentum, gravity, friction, and inertia.

This is almost exactly why we recommend that homeowners get AC repairs done as early as possible. Just like the balls in a game of pool, components will start slamming into one another, friction will build up, and the problem that’s being encountered will quickly turn into two or three issues.

The only sensible response to a problem with an AC system is to call for professional air conditioning repair in Dobbs Ferry. Anything less than this, like quick DIY fixes or the help of an amateur technician, will not deal with the root of the problem and will allow more issues to spring up.

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Set Up an AC for Success!

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Air conditioning failures are not that hard to notice. Anyone out there can tell that they’re suffering from an AC failure if a once-a-year heatwave has struck the tri-state area and their home is stuck baking at 90°F no matter what button is pressed on the thermostat. While it’s a bit more complicated than just successes and failures, to some homeowners they just want their AC to succeed.

So, regardless of how well an AC is working, here are a few tips to help move it from the “failure” category to the “success” category. Between some best practices, some tips about professional service, and some pro tips, it’s possible to improve efficiency and comfort levels in a home through just a few lifestyle changes.

For homeowners out there who are struggling with their air conditioners, we can help. Just give our team a call for air conditioning service in New Rochelle, NY if there’s a problem and we’ll fix it.

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4 AC Noises Never to Ignore

Monday, September 7th, 2020

What kind of noises does an air conditioner make? If anyone out there said “gentle whooshing noise of air coming from a vent” or “a clicking sound when it started up or stopped,” then they would be right. However, if they started saying things like “buzzing” or “rattling,” then there’s something we need to address.

Air conditioners are not supposed to make noises aside from the two we first mentioned. Anything else can be a sign that there is something wrong and it needs to be repaired. While it might be easy to call for AC repair in Harrison, NY, the important part is calling for help when it’s needed the most. Waiting too long while a noise impairs the cooling ability of a machine could spell higher energy bills and a shorter system lifespan.

Let’s take a look at some of the noises an air conditioner can make.

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AC Efficiency Guide: Ways to Save

Monday, July 13th, 2020

What does efficiency mean? In the HVAC industry, efficiency means energy consumption in relation to cooling or heating power. An efficiently running air conditioner or heater will run while consuming as little energy as possible. This term is important because it signals the need to keep operating costs low and gives homeowners a clear idea of how much a specific type of AC unit or heater will cost to run.

What many contractors don’t tell homeowners is that there are additional ways to increase efficiency and lower the energy consumption of HVAC systems. These aren’t things that anyone needs to purchase, they’re just simple behavioral changes. While we go into detail about these nifty efficiency tips, make sure to call our team for air conditioning repair in New Rochelle if an air conditioner starts consuming more energy than it should.

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