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Save On Heating With a Thermostat Upgrade

January 28th, 2019

man-adjusts-thermostatWhen trying to lower regular monthly heating bills, there are a range of HVAC services and upgrades that can help. Maintenance, efficiency upgrades, indoor air quality devices… But even before all of that, the first place to look should be the thermostat.

After all, the thermostat is the brain of the heating system. A poorly functioning thermostat won’t be able to make use of even the most highly efficient heater. Here’s what can be done to ensure the thermostat works at its best:

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All About Steam Boilers

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

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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Consider This Before Installing a Whole-House Generator

December 17th, 2018

whole-house-generator-installationAn automatic standby generators, also known as whole-house generators, are truly lifesavers when it comes to a disaster. They’ll keep homes and buildings running for days at a time until power returns.

Before investing in such a piece of equipment, though, it’s important to understand one’s own expectations of the system in order to purchase the right kind.

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Signs It’s Time for Furnace Repair

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

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

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

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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A Brief FAQ on Smart and Wireless Thermostats

October 8th, 2018

remote-wireless-thermostatWe often get many questions about thermostats. Many homeowners don’t give a second thought to their thermostat, but that’s a good thing—it means that it’s doing its job properly.

However, with the advent of more advanced thermostats on the market, many homeowners wonder if they should upgrade. Of course, the answer depends on the individual and their needs. In this post, we’ll answer a few common questions that we hear asked about thermostats.

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How to Get Air Conditioning in a Historic Home

September 24th, 2018

historic-homesFor those living in an older home, central air conditioning systems in Briarcliff Manor aren’t a feasible option. Classic homes don’t have enough space between the walls and floors to accommodate the duct system. Remodeling is infeasible or just impossible.

This might lead a homeowner to believe their only option for comfort is with a ductless mini-split system. Mini-splits are great, but they do come with a higher price tag that not everyone is willing to invest in.

Luckily, there is one other option: High-Velocity Air Conditioning.

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