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

Our AC Replacement FAQ

Monday, May 16th, 2022

For any homeowners who have wondered recently if their air conditioning system needs to be replaced, this is the blog with some answers. Unfortunately, it can be incredibly difficult to know if a specific air conditioner is nearing replacement just through an online blog—but there are a few factors that all ACs in need of replacement have in common. Today, we’re going to talk about these factors and when might be the best time to start investing in a new unit.

For anyone out there who might need professional assistance, we urge customers to call us for their own evaluation. Our team will be able to pinpoint the issue and figure out the most affordable solution, whether it’s a replacement or a quick repair. We just want to make sure that anyone in need knows to call us for comprehensive air conditioning service in Westchester County, NY!

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3 Steps to Improve Home Efficiency

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

A more efficient home means lower bills, better performance, and an overall happier family. This isn’t just for specific homeowners, this is a pretty general rule that is only getting verified more with every year. Power grids are straining to keep up with the demand from new homeowners, new HVAC systems, more technology, and even electric cars. It’s no secret that the less energy a system uses, the better off a community and customer will be.

Well, we’re here to tell customers across the tri-state area that there are ways to improve efficiency right now, without the help of a professional!

Sure, for more thorough air conditioning services in Westchester County, our team is always ready to provide support—from AC repair to maintenance. But for homeowners who have systems in good shape, what can they do? Follow along for three valuable efficiency tips.

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It’s Time for AC Maintenance!

Monday, April 18th, 2022

There are many things that are synonymous with springtime. Flowers are starting to bud, animals are exiting hibernation and starting to explore their surroundings, home improvement projects are beginning, and the weather is getting warmer. Unfortunately, the last part is going to lead to some pretty hot temperatures and eventually a full-blown heatwave this summer. Springtime is the perfect time to get prepared for the heat!

We’re lucky that we use air conditioners in Westchester County, NY to combat the scorching hot temperatures of the summer. But those AC systems won’t last long if they’re not regularly maintained and repaired when the need arises.

This blog is simple: it’s all about the necessary benefits of AC maintenance and why spring is the perfect season to start investing the time and money into such a valuable system for a home. Read on to learn more about AC maintenance!

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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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