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

3 Complicated Issues With Air Ducts

Monday, October 17th, 2022

Homeowners can have a tough relationship with their air ducts. They’re certainly not the most exciting part of the HVAC system, but they’re necessary for almost any forced-air heating or cooling system, aside from ductless units. This is just a natural truth about our industry, so it’s important to view air ducts as a necessary component.

However, air ducts can run into their own problems which can be hard for homeowners to identify. Eventually, when left to their own devices, air ducts can fall into disrepair and become broken. This might make it impossible to feel the comfortable air coming from a brand-new heating system, or a state-of-the-art AC unit. That’s never a situation that anyone wants to be in, so we advise customers to read on and call our team for support

Let’s talk about three unique problems that can cause homeowners to call us for duct repair in Westchester County, NY.

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Stuffy Air: Causes, Symptoms, Solutions

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Stuffy air is a term that’s widely used in our area. While people can mean a variety of different things when they say that air is “stuffy,” there’s usually one main point: that there’s dust or something in the air that makes it hard to breathe. Usually, what follows someone saying that the air feels stuffy is the desire to open a window for some freshness. But in many areas, especially in Westchester County, that might not be a good idea.

Many of our customers live in buildings or homes that sit right outside of a garbage loading area, or where vehicles are constantly stalled in traffic. Opening a window might make the air smell even worse. So what can be done?

Well, an air filtration system in Westchester County, NY is going to go a long way in preserving the quality of a home’s air without the need for allowing outside contaminants to get in.

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A UV Air Purifier Is a Major Upgrade

Monday, June 13th, 2022

People think about air purifiers and they’re immediately drawn to the benefits on the box. It can eliminate mold spores, viruses, and bacteria, and it’s safe for any and every home. That sounds like it’s too good to be true, but in fact, the science behind a UV air purifier makes it exactly good enough to be true!

However, homeowners can also invest in portable air purifier systems that might not be as good or all-encompassing as a whole-house UV air purifier in Westchester County. The devil is in the details, and today, we’re going to discuss how a UV air purifier works and why it might be the perfect upgrade for a home in this area.

Our team can walk any homeowner who is interested in this kind of technology through a comfort consultation. We can examine the types of contaminants that exist in any home, and find methods to alleviate them, like purification.

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There Are Two Different Types of Air Filters

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Well, technically there are many different types of air filters. It all depends on how people categorize them or the specific spaces that need to be filtered. For example, a hospital’s surgery wing will use a much different type of air filtration system than a home. This is why we want to make sure that homeowners are getting all the information they need for when their air filter gets installed. Information means power, and we know that our customers will do much better when they know what types of air filters are out there.

In this particular case, we’re going to focus on two main types of air filters when it comes to our own HVAC services in Eastchester, NY. There are portable air filters that can be situated throughout a home. These can be cheap and nifty systems that are easy to find. Then there are whole-home air filters that need to be installed by a professional. We’ll talk about which system is perfect for a home’s particular needs.

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Everything to Know About Mold

Monday, April 19th, 2021

Oh boy, we know that this isn’t the most glamorous topic to talk about. Homeowners dread conversations about mold because it can be easy to either imagine unsanitary situations or get depressed about the decay of a house. However, we’re not really concerned about that kind of mold. If anyone out there is dealing with a serious mold situation, we can help. It’s also important to talk to a primary care physician to make sure there haven’t been any long-term side effects of the inhalation of mold so far.

Today, we’re going to focus on mold that grows inside homes. These types of mold can range in size and type, but the reason we’re focusing on this issue is because we have a solution. Our air purifier installation in Bedford Hills is designed specifically to remove mold and inhibit the organism’s ability to procreate.

This means there’s an end to any mold problem in sight. Just keep reading and call our team.

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Duct FAQ: Do My Ducts Need Repairs?

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Air ducts are vital to the efficiency and comfort of a home. It’s almost impossible to have proper air conditioning or heating without having air ducts that are in good condition, or unless homeowners have a ductless system. While we definitely can help homes accommodate to ductless HVAC systems, sometimes a ducted system is going to be more affordable and more effective.

So, let’s start from the beginning. We need to pinpoint exactly what can go wrong with the ductwork in a home. Then, we can start to talk about the unique HVAC services in Hawthorne, NY designed to target those problems and fix them. From duct repairs to replacement, nothing is off-limits when there’s a team of professionals like ours ready to help.

It’s time to talk about air ducts, the problems they experience, and how anyone can tell if their ducts are in need of serious repair or replacement.

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Air Purification FAQ

Monday, February 8th, 2021

It’s no secret that air purification is becoming a top priority in many homes across the tri-state area. While we sit in the midst of a global pandemic, it’s becoming more and more important to address the problem of viruses, bacteria, and mold in the air of our homes. That’s why air purification has become a topic of dinner-time conversations around the country, and we’re here to help make people more informed.

What misconceptions are being propagated about these devices? What do homeowners need to know before they call an HVAC company in White Plains, NY? How does an air purifier actually work?

These are questions that might be tricky to answer online, since sources can be less than reputable. Our team always provides information that’s backed up by years of service in the industry, so we always know what we’re talking about.

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Duct for Cover! The Problems with Ducts in Disrepair

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

We could talk for hours about air ducts. Seriously, these parts of our HVAC systems might not seem like that big of a deal, but they’re special places. They are responsible for transporting the cooled or heated air from an HVAC system directly into a home. Without them, an HVAC system would just push an uneven flow of air from wherever the system was, leaving certain rooms uncomfortable.

What can possibly go wrong with air ducts? Can’t anyone just use duct tape to clear up the leaks and gaps? Plenty can go wrong with the air ducts in a home, and duct tape is far from the best solution. In fact, duct tape is inappropriately named because it’s so bad at solving air duct issues.

Call our team for duct services in White Plains, NY as we talk about the problems people in our area face every year.

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The Five Levels of Poor Air Quality

Friday, October 30th, 2020

It’s always been tough trying to get homeowners to understand the importance of their indoor air quality. We’ve used everything from funny puns, to informative blocks of text, but nothing seems to work as well as a quick and easy to understand breakdown of the facts. That’s what we’re going to do here today.

Simply put: there are five important levels of indoor air quality contaminants. These matter dearly to everyone who values the safety and comfort of their indoor air. This list exists regardless of what kinds of HVAC services in Hawthorne, NY are offered. That’s why we find them so important.

If anyone can manage each of these levels for their indoor air, we promise that a home will be healthier. We can help install air purifiers, repair air filtration systems, and whatever else is needed on the mission to keep indoor air clean!

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Air Purification: Here’s Why It Matters

Monday, July 27th, 2020

We don’t have to convince people that their health matters. Anyone can find articles, blog posts, and videos all over the web that talk about how to make positive impacts on someone’s health. We’d like to take a crack at it and talk about how important indoor air quality is to anyone’s health. To be specific, we’re here to talk about air purification.

When it comes to HVAC services in Queens, NY—air pollution should be on the forefront of anyone’s mind. The “V” in “HVAC” stands for ventilation, which means having conditioned, clean air brought into a home. If anyone out there is struggling to breathe healthy air in their home, then we urge them to continue reading this post. We’re going to talk about the effectiveness of air purifiers and how they work. It’s time to make some big impacts on indoor air quality today.

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