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

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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Last Chance for Oil to Gas Conversion in Westchester County

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Now is the last chance for homeowners to convert their heating systems from oil to natural gas.

Due to pipeline constraints, ConEdison can no longer fulfill the demand for natural gas systems in more than half of Westchester County. Applications for new gas services will only be considered up to March 15, 2019.

But take note: the application period could close before that date. Applicants are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until capacity is full. We suggest sending applications in as soon as possible for a chance at using natural gas.

ConEdison’s website contains information on how to apply as well as full details on the moratorium.

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All About Steam Boilers

Monday, January 14th, 2019

pressure-gauge-boilerFor homeowners who have used forced-air heaters their whole lives, such as furnaces and heat pumps, they may appreciate the benefits that a boiler can offer. Boilers boast a more natural form of heating, improved indoor air quality, and lower maintenance. However, even within the category of boilers, there are different types to consider. In particular, the steam boiler is one type that’s worth considering.

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3 Ways to Lower the Heating Bill

Monday, December 31st, 2018

money-home-balanceWhen it comes down to it, there are really only two methods to keep a heating bill low:

Ensure that the system is well-maintained, and use the system efficiently.

If a heater receives regular maintenance and is in good working order, there’s not much else that can be done except to use the heater better.

That may sound like generic advice, but only because it truly is that simple. This post will go over two less obvious things that can be done to ensure the heater is operating at full potential. The third thing is some advice that will help the homeowner use their system better.

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Signs It’s Time for Furnace Repair

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

technician-testing-furnaceAn efficient furnace can provide consistent warmth affordably during the chilly months of the year. Now that winter is fast approaching, homeowners should start considering whether their furnaces need repair. It is easy to ignore various symptoms of a furnace malfunction, and it’s quite understandable—scheduling repair services can be overwhelming.

However, waiting until the last minute could spell pricier repair bills. Luckily, there are technicians qualified to repair any issue a furnace may have. Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling, and Generators provides quality furnace repair in the Bronx!

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How to Tell When It’s Time for Boiler Maintenance

Monday, November 19th, 2018

gas-boiler-maintenanceFor those homeowners who have made the decision to install a boiler, they’re in for a host of benefits: more comfortable heating, better indoor air quality, and fewer repairs. Why fewer repairs? Simply because boilers have fewer moving parts than other heating systems.

Of course, “less prone to breaking down” doesn’t mean “invincible.” Boilers will have their share of problems over the years—and they might even have that rare instance where they need a repair for seemingly no reason. Regardless, the best defense against these incidences is regularly scheduled maintenance. Below is a brief explanation on how maintenance keeps a boiler running smoothly and why it matters.

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Forced-Air Heaters: Gas vs. Electric

Monday, November 5th, 2018

heating-repair-servicesIn the world of forced-air heaters, the two most accessible fuel choices are electricity and natural gas. Some homeowners have been using the same fuel forever, simply because they haven’t considered the other option. In some cases, they’re shopping for heaters and are now weighing the options.

In this post, we’ll explain how gas and electricity vary in two common forced-air heaters: the furnace and the heat pump.

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Understanding Radiant Heating Systems

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

radiant-heating-systemThere are several types of heating systems available for homeowners, and each uses their own approach to heating the home. Ductless heat pumps, hybrid heaters, gas furnaces, traditional heat pumps… With that much variation, they can’t all possibly satisfy every individual homeowner’s needs and preferences. However, many homeowners do agree that radiant heating systems offer unmatched heating—in both efficiency and comfort.

Below are some of the reasons why that might be, along with a quick rundown on what makes radiant heating systems unique.

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