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

The Ultimate Heater Replacement Guide

Monday, April 6th, 2020

We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about heater repair, as we should. We’re a local, responsible, HVAC contractor who is mainly concerned with keeping homeowners warm this year and for years to come. However, sometimes a repair is not enough, and eventually repairs are just putting a bandaid on a problem that’s going to get much worse and more expensive.

So, today is reserved for talking about heater replacements—when they’re necessary—and why they can be so important to homeowners going through difficulties like frequent or expensive repairs. Unfortunately, many people think that heater replacement in Rockland, NY can be unnecessary or a waste when their system works decently enough, but we’re here to tell anyone who believes in this myth that there are some empirical ways to determine that a replacement is anything but unnecessary or a waste.

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Nasty Boiler Noises to Look Out For

Monday, February 24th, 2020

We love talking about boilers. This isn’t just because they’re some of the most reliable and efficient heating systems in existence, but because they can be relatively easy to repair or maintain if homeowners are vigilant. Boilers run silently, which means any noises that a system makes can be rather obvious for any person who comes across them.

Today, we’re going to go into detail about the different types of noises a boiler can make and what they usually signal. The other reason for talking about this is because, when it comes to heating repair in Yonkers, NY, boilers need to be addressed quickly compared to other heaters. If a noise is neglected and there’s a serious problem, homeowners could end up dealing with leaking pipes that severely damage the structure of a house. Water damage isn’t something to scoff at, so have a boiler problem addressed quickly.

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Don’t Pass Up a Hybrid Heating System!

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Hybrid heating systems are some of the most comprehensive heating systems available. Homeowners tend to ignore these state-of-the-art pieces of equipment because of their high initial price tag. But for the people out there willing to invest in a heater that will cover their needs for many years, hybrid heaters shouldn’t be passed up.

Today we’re going to talk about what exactly a hybrid heating system is, the advantages it provides over other heating systems, and how it delivers reliable heating in Rockland, NY. For any homeowners looking for both a heating and cooling system for their home and want something to cover all their bases, this is the system to get!

Seriously, don’t pass up on the opportunity to explore an interesting solution to our heating problems here in the northeast.

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4 Reasons to Replace a Thermostat Today

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Thermostats are incredible inventions of modern technology. While they’re easy to take for granted (small devices mounted on the wall that can be easy to miss), they’re integral to the heating process. Back before thermostats existed, people had to configure heating systems manually, sometimes even shoveling new fuel into a furnace or placing more logs into a fireplace. Thermostats allow people to focus on their lives while pressing a button that automatically raises or lowers the heat for them.

Now, what if we said that thermostats have now gotten even more technologically advanced to the point of being capable of running reports, being controlled via Wi-Fi, or being able to conduct your heating with precision controls. While many HVAC contractors offer heating repair in Yonkers, NY they also offer thermostat upgrades that could make all of these convenient new advantages a reality.

Let’s get into the specifics.

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The Essential Gas Furnace Safety Checklist

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Nobody wants to deal with a furnace that might risk their safety. When a homeowner purchases a gas furnace for their home, there’s an implication that they’d like this heater to run as safely and effectively as possible. There’s a real concern for homeowners who don’t pay attention or who neglect their gas-burning furnaces, and that concern isn’t unwarranted.

Does this mean a gas furnace is dangerous or out of the question for those with safety as their number one priority? Absolutely not. Gas furnaces these days are incredibly safe and efficient. That doesn’t mean as homeowners, we can’t be extra careful when performing safety inspections. That’s why we’ve got the essential safety checklist for any homeowner who is seeking to improve the health and condition of their gas furnace.

Why not improve furnace safety by giving this list a quick look from local Yonkers furnace repair experts?

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Should Everyone Purchase a Zone Control System?

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Should everyone purchase a zone control system? Probably not. Should everyone at least consider it? Absolutely!

Zone control systems provide clear and substantive advantages when it comes to a comprehensive cooling or heating system. Ductwork oftentimes isn’t perfect on its own, which is why a well-installed zone control system can create a customized cooling or heating experience that uses independent thermostats for a curated comfort system.

But what is zone control and how can it help? These are the types of questions that our team can answer. If any homeowners are curious to learn about the distinct advantages that a zone control system offers, this is the perfect time to find out! Why not add to the efficiency of any HVAC system by calling our service professionals to work on zone control heating in Rockland, NY?

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The Lesser Known Benefits of a Radiant Heating System

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Whether it’s located deep in the floor or in the wall panels of a house, radiant heating can be an incredibly efficient and comfortable type of heating. Homeowners rarely know the exact advantages of a radiant heating system over that of a forced-air heater, which is why we can give concrete details to make the choice between the two easier.

If there are any homeowners out there looking for a heating upgrade, this post can be a helpful guide into the intricacies of a radiant heating system. Not every family is going to enjoy the forced-air heat of a furnace. Radiant heating systems, radiant floor systems, all of these types of heaters can make a huge difference in the way a homeowner experiences indoor comfort. It also might be a good idea to schedule HVAC maintenance in the Bronx today for anyone who already has a radiant heater.

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How to Keep a Gas Furnace Running Safely

Monday, March 25th, 2019

heating-system-upgradesWhen it comes to heating systems, there will always be a certain amount of risk involved. After all, high temperatures can be dangerous in any application, whether it’s in a natural gas furnace or on the stove top.

But unlike a stove top, not everyone knows how to ensure that their gas furnace is running safely. It takes a bit of technical knowledge of HVAC services in Dobbs Ferry to understand just how certain components in a natural gas furnace could result in a safety hazard. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t advice out there that anyone can learn, such as…

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Hybrid Heating vs Individual Heat Pump or Furnace

Monday, March 11th, 2019

blue-question-markWhen it comes to installing a forced-air heating system, there are many systems available. However, there are two different approaches that can be taken:

  1. Opting for either a heat pump or a furnace.
  2. Opting for a hybrid heater, which combines a heat pump and furnace into one system.

The goal of a hybrid heater is to be as efficient as possible, and it does a nice job. However, it’s worth considering all the main features of each system in order to understand if a hybrid heater is ideal for a homeowner’s situation.

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Diagnosing Common Furnace Issues

Monday, February 25th, 2019

furnace-repairWhen encountering issues in a furnace, the source of the issues can typically be determined just by listening or taking note of its behavior. An accurate diagnosis will always require the help of a professional, but knowing what to find can help a homeowner detect an issue in the first place. In particular, the types of noises it makes and the performance issues can be very telling.

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