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

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

The Right Heater for the Right Home

Monday, December 28th, 2020
Heating, ventilation and conditioning icons set.

Have any homeowners out there seen the extensive list of heating installations we perform? If not, we advise anyone to look at the categories listed underneath our “heating” section on the main page of our website. From boilers, to ductless mini splits, to the typical gas furnace, it’s hard to find a heating system that we don’t work on. That’s because of a simple principle—that there’s a right heater for every home, experts just have to do a little bit of leg work to find it!

Homeowners want quality heating in Rockland, NY. Now, they might think that can be done by just having a new furnace installed in their home, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes ductwork is in bad shape, or a home is just too old to house a forced-air heating system correctly. These homes aren’t worse, they’re different, and they require an alternative approach to heating installation.

Continue Reading

5 Signs a Furnace Is About to Go

Monday, December 14th, 2020

We’re going to let homeowners in on a little industry secret. Furnaces don’t last forever. In fact, furnaces don’t last much past 10 to 15 years, and if they do, they’re likely siphoning money directly from their owner’s wallet. These systems drastically lose efficiency after that time period, and repairs become more expensive as parts become harder and harder to find. It’s just not economically feasible to have a furnace beyond that point.

Sure, if homeowners want to pay our team for furnace repairs in Yonkers, NY made on a system that’s 20 years old, we can try our best—but we’d highly advise against it. Sometimes, repairs just won’t be as long-term oriented as a replacement job.

Let’s discuss five major ways that homeowners can tell their furnace is about to retire from old age. Once anyone is convinced their furnace is about to go, we can take the next steps to upgrade to a system that will last well into the future.

Continue Reading

Heater Maintenance Now?

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Yep, we know that temperatures are starting to get frigid. We know that soon homeowners will be seeing their breath in the air, the snow will fall, and their heaters will be on full blast. People out there are probably focused more on heater repair than heater maintenance, right?

Well, why not consider both? We’re still in November, which means temperatures have a long way to go before they get to the sub-zero temperatures that we’re used to in January and February. Our team isn’t yet inundated with call after call for broken-down heating systems, which means there’s still time for heating repairs and maintenance in Queens. And today we’re going to focus on why it’s so vital that homeowners get their systems tuned-up today.

Still with us? Good. Keep reading, we promise that we’ll get to the big picture soon.

Continue Reading

Take Advantage of Our Unique Services This Fall

Monday, October 5th, 2020

We’re not the average HVAC contractor. While we can do everything the average HVAC contractor can do, we make sure to go above and beyond. This includes offering services that are usually hard or that can be confusing for certain homeowners.

One of the services we offer that homeowners can take advantage of in our area is oil to gas conversion in Westchester, NY. Many homes in our area are still heated by oil heating systems, which can be problematic in a lot of ways. They’re not as efficient as systems that burn natural gas or use electricity, they’re dependent on oil that usually comes from overseas, and many of them are outdated and not as effective as they used to be. Thankfully, we’ve got a solution.

Homeowners out there should keep reading if they think they could use our oil to gas conversion services.

Continue Reading

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things: Heater Checklist

Monday, September 21st, 2020

It’s about that time of year where we put away our air conditioners and take out our heaters. That’s all well and good until someone takes out a heater that’s not working well. Then things get a lot more complicated.

Our main goal is to keep homes in our area warm and toasty this fall, winter, and spring. We don’t care about selling the latest and greatest technology if it doesn’t benefit our customers. To get everyone in the area started on the right track, we’re going to list our heater checklist. This can help remind those homeowners who forgot to schedule HVAC maintenance in Westchester to start gearing up for colder temperatures.

Between heater maintenance and a few DIY tips and tricks, anyone’s system can be ready to face the months ahead.

Continue Reading