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

Last Minute Furnace Repairs Might Be Necessary

Monday, January 24th, 2022

It’s true that we only have about a month left of winter before temperatures are supposed to start warming up. However, a month can feel like a decade when someone is struggling with a furnace that’s starting to fail. Repairs should never be reserved for only fall, mainly because some of the worst problems occur right at the end of winter when homeowners think they’ll make it through the whole season without them.

Today, we’d like to focus on the idea of last-minute repairs. Technically, no furnace repair in Westchester is last minute because we provide these services year-round. But to a homeowner preparing for the spring, it can feel like a waste. We’d like to talk about how these types of repairs are never a waste and how they can actually save a home that might otherwise become cold from a furnace breakdown.

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What Does the Blower Motor Do?

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Readers of our blog have probably heard us mention the blower motor. The blower motor is just one component of a blower fan, which is also a part of the encompassing HVAC unit of a home. We completely understand that this terminology can make anyone’s head spin, which is why we want to focus on helping homeowners learn about the industry lingo and retain a bit of knowledge for future use!

So, what exactly does the blower do? Why is the blower motor a component that homeowners should know about? These are the questions that we’re looking to answer in this blog post, and we’ll also discuss how they relate to heating repair in Scarsdale, NY.

Just remember, for any additional questions about heating systems, blower fans, and ductwork, contact the pros at our team for helpful support. We have the experience and the training to deal with any HVAC issue that comes up.

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The Three Do’s of Heater Maintenance

Monday, November 1st, 2021

It can be a frustrating experience as a homeowner sometimes. Professional HVAC technicians will constantly tell homeowners what not to do to the point where it can be hard for anyone to know what they can do.

We think this is a unique opportunity to show homeowners that they occupy a pretty special place in the HVAC industry as well. Not only are the owners of HVAC systems our valued customers, but they’re also the first line of defense against any problems or repair needs that might crop up. Nothing replaces a homeowner’s good practice and vigilance towards their HVAC system.

Today, we’re going to go into detail about three things that every homeowner should do for their heater. This will cover a variety of different things, from scheduling a heating tune-up in Queens, NY, to changing the air filter and ensuring the system has space to operate safely.

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The Importance of Early Furnace Repair

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Time flies by. That brand-new furnace that used to be state-of-the-art technology is now a few years old and has run into some problems. That’s not a bad thing; it’s common for furnaces to run into issues, especially after years of operation. Any homeowners who are experiencing furnace issues need to invest in proper furnace repairs from trained HVAC professionals.

Our blog post today is going to focus on the need for early furnace repairs. We tend to think of repairs as a reactive solution to a problem, which makes sense. An issue comes up and homeowners call us for furnace services in Westchester, NY. However, the timeframe by which a homeowner calls us can make all the difference in the end.

We’re going to try and focus on the difference in safety, efficiency, and longevity between a furnace that’s repaired early and one that’s not.

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Get the Heater Ready for This Winter

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Look, if heaters weren’t important in the tri-state area, then we probably would’ve chosen a different industry to work in. Heaters are so vital that every year in the wintertime we’re called by struggling homeowners needing immediate furnace or boiler help. Don’t get us wrong, we are always here to help a homeowner in need no matter how last-minute the call is.

But, wouldn’t it be great if we could prevent heater problems right from the beginning of fall?

Well, we can prevent a majority of heater problems that might occur later in the winter. This blog is dedicated to informing homeowners of a few unique strategies they can employ to protect their heating systems, their budget, and their comfort for the rest of this heating season. Just don’t forget to call our team for HVAC services in Rye, NY!

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What Exactly Is a Steam Boiler?

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Steam might remind us of the old locomotives we see in western movies and museums. Or it might remind us of our humidifier and the pot of boiling water being used to cook pasta. But it doesn’t really make homeowners think of their boiler systems anymore, and that’s what we’re here to change.

Steam boilers are absolutely a thing and homeowners need to know that they not only exist, but they are a great option for heating a home. It’s not just some old-fashioned heating unit that is pretty much out of existence—quite the contrary! If anyone out there is interested in a new, high-efficiency, and durable heating system, then a steam boiler might be perfect.

It’s important to know who to call for boilers in Yonkers, NY. That’s where we come in. Stay tuned to learn about boilers and why we’re the team to work on them.

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If This Happens, Furnace Repairs Are Required!

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Nobody likes to hear that furnace repairs are “required.” It makes the situation seem like our team is ordering homeowners around, which is precisely what we’re not trying to do. Everyone’s home is their own castle, and their heating systems are their own. We won’t tell anyone what to do.

That being said, if anyone out there is looking to mitigate repair needs and lower the costs and surprises, this is some good advice. Certain furnace behaviors require furnace repairs in White Plains, NY. This isn’t just us trying to sell a service, but rather us trying to warn homeowners of the dangers that come with furnace neglect.

Whether it’s a strange noise, an unusual smell, or poor comfort, a furnace is going to need repairs to fix the problem. That’s where our team comes in. Read on to learn more.

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Heaters Don’t Last This Long: Our Guide to Replacement

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

How old should a heater get? What are the effects of an aging heater? When is the best time to consider replacement? These might not be the easiest questions to answer, but they’re important to think about as a heating system nears the end of its lifespan.

For any homeowners out there who are considering our team for heating in Rockland, NY, we don’t beat around the bush. If a heater is showing excessive signs of age, we tell homeowners right off the bat if a replacement might be a cost-effective solution to their problems. We can walk anyone through the steps of investing in the right type of replacement if it’s getting to be that time.

For everyone else who’s on the verge of replacing their heater, let’s talk about why a heating replacement can be an exciting opportunity rather than a stressful situation.

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Not Too Hot: The Perks of Moderate Heating

Monday, January 25th, 2021

We know how good it feels to go inside after a cold winter’s day to a whirring heater that provides enough warmth for the whole family. Snuggling up in jammies with some hot cocoa or a warm bowl of soup can make anyone smile with delight as long as the heater is working properly. Homeowners tend to keep their heaters at a high temperature to re-enact this wondrous winter scene, but the heater might be running a bit too high if that’s the case.

We often talk about heaters running at 68°F as an optimal temperature, and homeowners scoff at that. While anyone might have different preferences, or people might want their home warmer than 68°F, anything higher than this is begging for some inefficient operation. We’re experts on Queens heating services, so we know what we’re talking about. If anyone is looking to use their heater more efficiently and effectively, then stay tuned while we talk about the importance of moderate heating temperatures.

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Heater Guide: Repairing or Replacing a System

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Temperatures have been wacky this year in the Big Apple. All of the boroughs of New York have seen such radical shifts in temperature, from a lukewarm Christmas Day to a freezing cold New Years’ Eve. While our team can’t change the weather, we can provide comprehensive heating care to homeowners who are struggling to deal with the wild shifts in temperature. This includes helping them decide whether they should replace or repair their heating system.

No need to just take our word for it! Homeowners can follow along with our point system so that they can better understand this decision. Some factors are more important when determining whether repairs or replacement services are needed. We promise that by the end of this blog post, it’ll be clear for all the homeowners out there if they need heater replacement in the Bronx, NY.

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