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

Go Pro for Generators

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

With the recent news of a hurricane that hit Florida and power outages throughout certain parts of the country, the idea of having a whole-home generator is seeming more important by the day. Sure, our power grid is a bit different and we deal with other types of weather patterns, but we can still be the victim of outages, especially due to flooding and windstorms.

The problem we now face is that some people think the generator they installed themselves, or the portable generator they have in the garage, is going to work as well as one installed by a pro. This usually isn’t the case. And for generator repairs in the Bronx, NY, going pro can keep homeowners more comfortable, safer, and feeling like they didn’t waste money on a system that’s supposed to protect them.

Let’s talk about some reasons to contact a pro for generator services.

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Generator Maintenance Is a High Priority

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Generators that our team provides to customers throughout Westchester County require maintenance every once in a while. They might not need as much maintenance as some other systems that we use more regularly, like air conditioners or plumbing components, but they’re still in need of maintenance so they don’t fall apart or become a safety concern.

This blog post is dedicated to discussing some of the finer points about generator maintenance in Westchester County, NY. For anyone out there who might be confused as to why they would ever invest in this kind of service, especially in a world where everything seems so expensive and people are tightening their budgets, this makes generator maintenance even more important.

So let’s touch on three things that might be important. The first will be what happens when customers invest in generator maintenance. The second will be why generator maintenance is important, and the third will be about what can happen when generator maintenance is neglected.

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It’s Time to Ditch the Portable Generator

Monday, April 4th, 2022

Portable generators are great for specific uses. If anyone’s got an RV and they like to camp throughout the summer, for example, there’s no better system to use for that situation than a portable generator. They’re good for providing fast electricity while people are on the go, and they’re perfect for supplying energy when only a few appliances require it.

However, we need to be honest when talking about this topic. Most homeowners who use portable generators are not using them to go camping or for setting up events like weddings and reunions. These systems are being used as backup for power outages in normal residential settings, and in this type of situation, they’re just not worth the hassle.

Today, we’d like to discuss a few reasons why we think homeowners should make the switch from portable generators to automatic standby generators in Westchester County, NY.

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The Most Energy-Efficient Generators to Invest In

Friday, October 29th, 2021

Many homeowners start thinking about which generators are the most energy-efficient when they’re forced to call a professional for generator repair in White Plains, NY because a portable generator, or their old standby generator, has broken down.

Is it worth paying to repair your generator? Or perhaps a consumer would be better off spending that money on a new generator that’s more energy-efficient. These are the questions we can help any curious customers answer.

Yes, some generators are more powerful and energy-efficient than others, but they’re also more expensive. Natural gas is the go-to power source for highly efficient generator systems, and for homes without access to natural gas, things can be a lot more complicated. Our team specializes in the installation and repairs of many generator systems that are designed to minimize energy costs. Let’s get into specifics down below.

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Generators Are Becoming More and More Important

Monday, September 6th, 2021

We’ve seen some pretty crazy weather this summer. By now we can assume that every homeowner in the tri-state area has seen the videos of the New York City subway flooding, and streets being shut down due to weather events.

While it can definitely be discouraging, homeowners in our area are getting smart. Investing in a generator installation in Westchester, NY might be the best way to prepare for weather events that could threaten the power of the neighborhood. Especially when working with our team, homeowners can get access to natural gas-powered generators that also work to power an entire home. Phones can stay charged, the refrigerator will keep food from spoiling, and the next crazy weather event will feel more like a vacation than anything else!

Let’s discuss how generators might be more important as years go on, and why now is the best time to invest in one.

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The Modern Science Behind Today’s Generators

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Generators have been around since the dawn of electricity in the industrial age. Since then, many famous people in the tri-state area have uncovered incredible ways to take advantage of fuel, water, air, and light to create energy when it was needed. While those processes have been built upon, they still are the foundations behind our modern generators. When our normal energy-producing systems go offline, we need to improvise with technology.

If anyone out there has been thinking of generator installation in Pelham, NY, but the technology is just too advanced to truly understand, we get it. We’re dedicated to helping homeowners understand the technology behind today’s generators and invest in systems that keep them safe, comfortable, and happy. If we can help in any way, make sure to pick up the phone and call us.

Let’s talk generators, electricity, and everything that lies in between.

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The Importance of a Generator Upgrade

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Generators are vital to our home safety and security. Without them, the brutal storms that often hit the tri-state area would be much more frustrating to deal with, and while our food spoiled and our electrical systems shut down, we’d be less safe as well. So, in order to understand just how vital automatic standby generators in Pelham, NY are, we need to talk about what we use these systems for and how it’s an improvement over other systems in the area.

An automatic standby generator is a huge improvement compared to portable generators or other types of electrical systems that are supposed to be reserved for emergencies. No other option is as convenient, efficient, and safe as this one—which is why we implore any homeowners who are in the market for a generator upgrade to keep reading.

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Keep Any Generator Working with Maintenance

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Generators exist to reduce risk, and what better way to achieve that goal than by having maintenance performed on the system? When it comes to this type of equipment, few homeowners take advantage of a maintenance plan that exists to keep a generator running, ready for any moment a power outage occurs.

That’s why we’d like to talk about the value of routine maintenance on a standby generator. For a system that exists purely to keep the lights on and the refrigerator running in times of need, what good is a standby system if it’s not thoroughly inspected year after year to make sure it still works?

Let’s explore ways to save money and extend the lifespan of an automatic standby generator with yearly maintenance.

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What Is an Automatic Standby Generator?

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

We’re fairly certain that anyone with an internet connection and television has heard of a Generac automatic standby generator. They’re some of the most high-tech solutions available to homes that are regularly without power. With the amount of wear and tear some of these generators get, especially in New York where hurricanes and storms can be particularly nasty, a better model generator will stave off expensive generator repair in New Rochelle, NY and other communities.

A Generac automatic standby generator can be the perfect solution to a home that’s constantly rifled with stormy weather and power outages. Instead of using expensive fuels to power inefficient portable generators, try an automatic standby generator that can keep any appliance in a home running smoothly.

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Don’t Entrust the Home to Portable Generators

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

generatorMany homeowners like to have a portable generator on hand. We understand the appeal: it’s nice knowing that there’s a backup energy source in the home. It’s small, easy to wheel around, portable, and powerful. They’re great to take on camping trips or for events where power is needed. We have no issue with portable generators being used in accordance with their capacity.

However, we can’t condone the use of portable generators for the home. It’s hard to resist thinking that a portable generator or two can be a convenient way to power up a home during an outage. But in truth, they’ll become a huge hassle if used that way. Below are a few reasons why it’s wiser to invest instead in a whole-house generator.

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