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

Fact and Fiction: 3 Air Duct Misconceptions

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Air ducts are an important part of a home’s HVAC system. They’re required for pretty much every forced-air heating or cooling system, instead of ductless mini splits, which are only used by a minority of our customers. This means that when ducts fall into disrepair, they need to be fixed by professionals who know what they’re doing. Luckily, our team provides thorough duct repairs in the Bronx, NY.

But what about those rumors that folks keep hearing about their air ducts? Is it safe to use duct tape when sealing or plugging leaks in air ducts? Or is it easy for customers to try and clean or fix their ducts themselves? The truth is that these aren’t really correct, but it might not be for the reasons that customers might think.

This blog post today is all about separating the facts from the fiction, and we’re going to be doing this so that customers know when to call us for professional duct services!

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It Might Be Time to Go Ductless

Monday, September 5th, 2022

In our neck of the woods, space is precious. Country homes might have the space required for a large HVAC system that can clumsily send air through a vast network of air ducts, but many of our customers have homes with a limited amount of space. Even ductwork might not be an option when a home is small enough to require every square inch of space!

Well, in the olden days an HVAC professional would tell a customer that there’s no other choice than to buy a large, bulky heating or cooling system to deal with the temperature fluctuations. However, in the 21st century, there are some great solutions that allow current homeowners to make the most out of limited space.

Introducing the ductless mini split system! Ductless systems in the Bronx, NY are wonderful units that don’t require ductwork at all to function. Let’s talk about some benefits that come from these units.

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Cooling a Home Completely: A Guide

Monday, July 25th, 2022

Air conditioners are designed to cool a specific space. Window units cool a room or a section of a home, while central air conditioners and other high-powered systems cool an entire home. This is why the load calculation of a home is so important: it’s vital that a home be sized accordingly so the right air conditioner can be chosen for the job.

If there are any hiccups in this process, homeowners can start to notice some problems. If an AC isn’t sized correctly, there are problems with ductwork, or even if there’s just a unique situation that causes cooling to be inhibited, something needs to be done. Not only does our team specialize in high velocity AC in Westchester County, NY—proven to quickly and effectively cool an entire home or space—we also repair these systems and diagnose problems that might be getting worse.

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5 Quick Tips for a Broken AC

Monday, July 11th, 2022

Temperatures are reaching their peak this year, and our air conditioners are the first line of defense against them. For any customers that might be on the verge of losing their AC because the system is malfunctioning or running incorrectly, we urge them to call our team for AC repair in Westchester, NY and beyond. The earlier a homeowner calls for support, the easier it will be to schedule a repair.

However, depending on our schedule and the busyness of the season, we might not be able to reach a homeowner in need until at least a few hours or a day has passed. While calling early for help is always a good solution, these things happen and we want our customers to remain safe and cool while they wait for AC repairs.

So, let’s talk about a few strategies to remain cool and collected while waiting for a professional to fix a struggling AC.

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Our Guide to Ice on an AC’s Coil

Monday, June 27th, 2022

We want to start off by saying that customers should never assume that their air conditioner is using ice to cool their home. Ice is not a part of the cooling process, and it’s really inefficient. It takes a whole lot of energy and water to create ice, and even then, ice is only good at cooling a small object or space; it’s never going to efficiently cool an entire home like an air conditioner is supposed to do.

So, with this in mind, if there’s ice growing on the coil of an AC, this signals the need for repair. Any customers, readers, or just other homeowners out there who stumble on this blog, keep reading to learn about how ice growing on an AC can be a problem. For more information, or to schedule an air conditioner repair in Scarsdale, NY, call our team at the number listed or click on our link to get in touch with a specialist.

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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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