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

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.

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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burn natural gas or use electricity, they’re dependent on oil that usually comes from overseas, and many of them are outdated and not as effective as they used to be.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.

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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.

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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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