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

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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Consider This Before Installing a Whole-House Generator

Monday, December 17th, 2018

whole-house-generator-installationAn automatic standby generators, also known as whole-house generators, are truly lifesavers when it comes to a disaster. They’ll keep homes and buildings running for days at a time until power returns.

Before investing in such a piece of equipment, though, it’s important to understand one’s own expectations of the system in order to purchase the right kind.

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Generator Maintenance Services Keep Households Ready

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Generators_iStock_000024890354_XXXLarge-meHome generators often see use in the winter, when blizzards and similar phenomenon can result in power outages throughout the Northeast. A generator keeps the lights on, as well as ensuring that vital appliances such as refrigerators and heaters stay functional in the midst of a crisis.

Unfortunately, such crises don’t limit themselves to the winter months, and while civic electrical grids remain eminently reliable, Mother Nature always has the final word in such matters. Standby generators require regular maintenance to function properly, and only trained professionals can do the job as expected. With winter drawing to a close, now is the perfect time to schedule a maintenance session for a standby generator, helping it get ready for spring.

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The Importance of Generator Placement

Monday, December 19th, 2016

No two homes in Larchmont, NY are quite alike, and the power needs for each home differ greatly. A large household with many family members, for example, has different needs than a smaller house with fewer lights and appliances. This plays a key role when purchasing a generator to keep the home powered in the event of a blackout. Just as importantly, it determines the best placement for a generator, which needs to be able to do its job regardless of the specifics of the home it serves. That’s why a trained expert can provide the strongest advice on the best location for a new generator. The specifics rely on five different factors:

  • Protection from the elements. Generators need to stay out of the snow and rain in order to function at their best. Furthermore, they need to be placed somewhere that the residents can reach safely, ideally without having to go outside.
  • Statutes and codes. Civic laws stipulate where a generator must be placed and the distance of possible hazards such as air conditioners or furnaces.
  • Power source. Generally speaking, a generator needs to stay as close to the electric meter and fuel supplies as possible. That makes it easier to operate and less prone to something going wrong.
  • Maintenance. The generator needs to be placed where a technician can easily reach it to perform periodic maintenance. Regular maintenance ensures that the generator always works on short notice.
  • Noise. Generators grow quieter with each successive generation, but they still generate quite a bit of noise. Ideally, they should be placed in a location where the sound of operation doesn’t disrupt the rest of the household.

Contact Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators to discuss the best options for generator installation in your home, and to find the ideal location for it!

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The Benefits of an Automatic Standby Generator

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Winters in the Yonkers, NY area can be brutal and unforgiving, and while the civic electrical grid is built to handle a lot of stress, winter storms can knock the power out of even the most stalwart system. Prudent homeowners would do well to consider installing a back-up generator in their homes, to provide power for heat, light and refrigeration in the event of a crisis. Automatic stand-by generators, in particular, make a sensible choice, and can ensure that any household which uses them can aptly handle the transition in a crisis. They’re simply generators that are connected to the household’s power grid. When the power goes off, the generator automatically turns on to provide an essentially uninterrupted flow of electricity.

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