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

Signs It’s Time for Furnace Repair

Monday, 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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Understanding Radiant Heating Systems

Monday, 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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Facts About Air Ducts

Monday, September 10th, 2018

duct-sealingFor a central air conditioner or furnace, air ducts are the most important component, but perhaps the least understood. While homeowners are often asking questions about how the air conditioner itself works, they might not realize how much work goes into taking the air from the air conditioner and sending it through the vents in the home. In this post, we’ll go over some facts about air ducts that shouldn’t be overlooked.

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Short-Cycling Demands Quality Air Conditioning Service

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

hvac-technician-repairing-air-conditioning-unitShort-cycling is when a unit turns on-and-off far more often than is normal. But is short-cycling really that bad?

Yes, it is. In fact, short-cycling demands the service of a professional.

We understand why it doesn’t seem detrimental since the symptoms aren’t loud or scary, but if ignored for long, it can cause way more problems than it’s worth. Read on to understand why short-cycling is a problem and what causes it.

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Oil to Natural Gas Conversions Will Save Money This Winter

Monday, September 11th, 2017

heating-system-upgradesFall will be here in just a few days and soon enough, another winter will be upon New York. Prudent homeowners will be taking a serious look at their heating systems and determining if any work needs to be done (or indeed, if a new heating system is required completely). Now is the perfect time to do so because it will be several weeks more before the weather starts to really cool off, providing a window to perform any operations that may be necessary. 

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Modern Thermostats Provide Real Benefits

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

modern-thermostatThermostats have been a part of most homes for generations, and most of us have become accustomed to seeing them on the wall, quietly doing their job. They have few moving parts and can do their jobs for decades without needing replacement, making them a good investment for your money.

There’s one significant reason to exchange your older thermostat for a more modern one. Technological advances in the past few years have improved the available features modern thermostats immeasurably. If your thermostat is more than a decade old and running fine, congratulations! Having said that, it might pay to look into a more up-to-date model and the benefits it can provide. What kind of benefits? Read on for the answers.

(Note that if you have an older thermostat that still uses mercury, you should get it changed immediately regardless of your current needs. Mercury is toxic and has no place in any home. A trained professional can safely dispose of such a thermostat and replace it with a safer digital model.)

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The Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning

Monday, April 24th, 2017

ductless-air-conditioningSpring typically sees a large uptick in the number of air conditioning replacement calls, as old systems wear out and new ones need to be put in before high temperatures kick in. Most homes in the area use central air conditioners, which generate cool air in a single location and blow it through the home with a system of ducts. But not every home can support such a system, especially those built before the advent of air conditioning. Other homes can support central air, but don’t benefit

But not every home can support such a system, especially those built before the advent of air conditioning. Other homes can support central air, but don’t benefit from it as much as they should, owing to architectural particulars or the specific inhabitants. 

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What to Expect from Older Heaters

Monday, January 9th, 2017

The brutal winters in Bronx, NY means that household heating systems get put to the test year after year. Most heating systems are designed to last—and regular maintenance from a professional service can help extend their lifespan in many cases—but the older they get, the more that wear and tear starts to affect them. The more a homeowner can do to mitigate that, the better, but time eventually takes its toll no matter what. It’s unrealistic to assume that a 15-year-old heater will function as effectively as it did when it was first installed. As heating systems age, homeowners should expect its performance to change:

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The Importance of Humidifiers in the Winter

Monday, December 5th, 2016

This winter looks to be one of the coldest on record in Bronx, NY, which means that residents will be running their heaters more than ever to maintain a cozy home. Temperature control is very important for every household, but it is not the only factor that prudent residents should consider. Dry air can create as many problems as low temperatures do, and cold weather always results in low humidity levels. The solution may be a whole-house humidifier installed by professionals.

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How to Change Your Air Filter

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Heating systems such as forced-air furnaces come equipped with air filters to strain out dust and contaminants from the air. That helps keep the blower motor and other key components free of dirt, as well as improving the indoor air quality in most Bronx, NY homes. Over time, filters can become clogged with excess dirt and debris, and need to be changed out for fresh filters. 

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