Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators Blog

Keep Any Generator Working with Maintenance

February 10th, 2020

Generators exist to reduce risk, and what better way to achieve that goal than by having maintenance performed on the system? When it comes to this type of equipment, few homeowners take advantage of a maintenance plan that exists to keep a generator running, ready for any moment a power outage occurs.

That’s why we’d like to talk about the value of routine maintenance on a standby generator. For a system that exists purely to keep the lights on and the refrigerator running in times of need, what good is a standby system if it’s not thoroughly inspected year after year to make sure it still works?

Let’s explore ways to save money and extend the lifespan of an automatic standby generator with yearly maintenance.

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Don’t Pass Up a Hybrid Heating System!

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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The Unique Advantages of a Heat Pump

January 13th, 2020

When exploring options for heating a home, heat pumps are increasingly included as one the more reliable and affordable heating systems on the market. Just ten years ago heat pumps were a niche system that couldn’t hold a candle to more reliable heaters like furnaces and boilers. Now they’re some of the most efficient and effective units available.

We’re going to talk about the unique advantages and disadvantages a heat pump offers. As any Yonkers HVAC company should already know, heat pumps provide a perfect solution to many homes without ductwork or for homeowners who aren’t too keen on intrusive pipework for boilers. We urge homeowners to take a look at what we’ve listed below and consider whether a heat pump is right for them.

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It’s Time to Invest in an Air Filtration System

December 30th, 2019

Air filtration systems or air purifiers are two sides of the same coin—better indoor air quality. There’s nothing more important than the quality of breathing air in a home, especially for those with sensitive respiratory systems or asthma. The problem is, not many homeowners understand just what can be done about such problems.

Today we’ll be talking about the unique benefits that can be enjoyed from a professionally installed air filtration system or air purifier, specifically because so many people don’t know just why they’re so important. They can eliminate specific germs, mold spores, and anything that might cause an asthma attack while keeping out dust, pet dander, bugs, and fumes that can come from vehicles here in the city.

We’re not just writing this blog in hopes homeowners out there decide to purchase an air filtration system in the Bronx. We generally want homeowners to be more informed when it comes to their air quality.

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4 Reasons to Replace a Thermostat Today

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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What Is an Automatic Standby Generator?

December 2nd, 2019

We’re fairly certain that anyone with an internet connection and television has heard of a Generac automatic standby generator. They’re some of the most high-tech solutions available to homes that are regularly without power. With the amount of wear and tear some of these generators get, especially in New York where hurricanes and storms can be particularly nasty, a better model generator will stave off expensive generator repair in New Rochelle, NY and other communities.

A Generac automatic standby generator can be the perfect solution to a home that’s constantly rifled with stormy weather and power outages. Instead of using expensive fuels to power inefficient portable generators, try an automatic standby generator that can keep any appliance in a home running smoothly.

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The Essential Gas Furnace Safety Checklist

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?

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

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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Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

October 7th, 2019

Air quality is more important than most homeowners realize. Indoor air pollution is on the rise as homes get more efficient and are built with tighter seals. Opening a window for some fresh air sometimes feels like an old-fashioned way to deal with this problem, but it’s on the right track. From air filtration systems to humidifiers, there are a multitude of systems that can work to improve the quality of indoor air.

However, homeowners have proven time and time again that they don’t want to spend the money on an IAQ unit unless they absolutely have to, so in this post we’re going to focus on ways to help the quality of air without spending the money on a new IAQ system. Keep in mind that no DIY solution is ever going to be as powerful and efficient as working with Yonkers HVAC company to install some filtration or humidification technology.

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