Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators Blog : Posts Tagged ‘AC’

The Most Expensive AC Repair to Look Out For

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Air conditioners require a few repair needs throughout the entirety of their lifespans—that’s just unavoidable. What is avoidable, however, are the most expensive repairs, like compressor breakdowns and refrigerant leaks, by early detection and precision installation. It’s time to stop treating an air conditioner like some ghost that lives in the basement for fifteen years, and like a member of the family that it is. Vigilance is the key to keeping an AC in good condition.

Today, we’re going to go over some of the most expensive AC issues that we consistently see. Air conditioning repair in Tarrytown, NY shouldn’t be backbreaking for a budget, so if any of these issues sound familiar, it’s a good idea to contact our experts immediately. Maintenance and vigilance are going to keep an air conditioner in good condition and avoid the majority of these problems.

Continue Reading

Air Conditioning Repairs We See Often

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Air conditioners often have problems are due to neglect or just plain old age. Unfortunately, homeowners know so little about these machines and how they work that by the time we’re called to investigate, it’s just too late.

By being more informed on what actually happens to an air conditioner when it’s in need of repair, homeowners can better prepare for an issue before it becomes something worse. Treating repairs when they’re minor before they become major is one of the most important aspects of our job as HVAC professionals.

So for those in the mood to learn more about their AC systems and prevent problems in the future, keep reading. We’ll go into detail about some of the more common repair needs we see, how they occur, and how they relate to air conditioning in Yonkers, NY.

Continue Reading

AC Tip: Fresh Filters Needed!

Monday, July 29th, 2019

man-with-filterHomeowners today have the luxury of living in complete comfort during even the hottest days of the year thanks to the many whole-house air conditioning options on the market. What too many homeowners fail to realize, however, is that even the best air conditioning systems can really under-deliver in certain circumstances. Scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance is the best way to keep air conditioning systems working as efficiently and effectively as possible.

It is also the best way to keep the need for air conditioning repair in Queens, NY, at bay. One part of the equation that is sometimes overlooked is the need for changing the air filter regularly. Yes, the air filter will be changed during the system’s annual tune-up. No, changing that air filter once a year is not enough. It may not sound like that big of a deal, but a dirty air filter will really set any air conditioning system back in a substantial way.

Continue Reading

3 Reasons a Heat Pump Makes for a Good AC Replacement

Monday, July 15th, 2019

temperature-guageBecause investing in a new air conditioning system is a pretty major expense, and because investing in the wrong AC system is such a major mistake, it only makes sense for homeowners to consider all available options before replacing their systems. One option that every homeowner is wise to consider is the heat pump. Are they right for everyone? Well, no—no air conditioner is right for everyone. For many, however, the heat pump is ideal.

What makes the heat pump such a great AC replacement? That is the focus of today’s post. We’re going to explore the benefits of using a heat pump, as well as a bit about how heat pumps actually work. As always, we are the HVAC contractor in White Plains, NY, to trust with any questions that may come up. Our clients know they’ll have the right systems in place when they work with the pros on our team.

Continue Reading

Always Check the Thermostat Before Scheduling AC Repairs

Monday, July 1st, 2019

thermostatIf an air conditioner doesn’t start up when needed, or if it starts up but fails to provide the level of cooling that a home actually needs, what’s the homeowner to do? Call for AC repair in Queens, NY, of course.

But wait a minute—first, that homeowner should always check the thermostat.

Now hold on just a second, everyone knows how to use a thermo—

We know, we know. Everyone knows how to use a thermostat. But we all make mistakes from time to time, right? Doesn’t it make sense to rule out a simple fix before an AC repair technician shows up to do something that anyone could have easily done on their own? We know that it sounds kind of funny, but that doesn’t change the fact that we’ve seen this issue happen in real life time and time again. So read on, and keep the thermostat in mind next time the air conditioner is not operating properly.

Continue Reading

Are Duct Leaks the Cause of High Energy Bills?

Monday, June 17th, 2019

ductsWhen you are looking for an HVAC company in Queens, you need to know that the individuals you’re hiring to do the job are going to do the job right. That doesn’t just mean fixing a problem. It means finding the root cause of the problem in the first place! Don’t settle for treating symptoms when our technicians are here to diagnose problems accurately and to resolve them completely.

One issue that homeowners often come to us with is high energy costs. If you notice that you’re having trouble cooling your home efficiently this summer, you may automatically assume that the problem lies with your air conditioner itself. That may not be the case, however. It could be the result of leaky ductwork! Before you go reaching for a roll of duct tape, let us tell you that you absolutely cannot fix this problem on your own—and certainly not with duct tape! Reach out to us for a job well done.

Continue Reading