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

Go Pro for Generators

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

With the recent news of a hurricane that hit Florida and power outages throughout certain parts of the country, the idea of having a whole-home generator is seeming more important by the day. Sure, our power grid is a bit different and we deal with other types of weather patterns, but we can still be the victim of outages, especially due to flooding and windstorms.

The problem we now face is that some people think the generator they installed themselves, or the portable generator they have in the garage, is going to work as well as one installed by a pro. This usually isn’t the case. And for generator repairs in the Bronx, NY, going pro can keep homeowners more comfortable, safer, and feeling like they didn’t waste money on a system that’s supposed to protect them.

Let’s talk about some reasons to contact a pro for generator services.

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Fact and Fiction: 3 Air Duct Misconceptions

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Air ducts are an important part of a home’s HVAC system. They’re required for pretty much every forced-air heating or cooling system, instead of ductless mini splits, which are only used by a minority of our customers. This means that when ducts fall into disrepair, they need to be fixed by professionals who know what they’re doing. Luckily, our team provides thorough duct repairs in the Bronx, NY.

But what about those rumors that folks keep hearing about their air ducts? Is it safe to use duct tape when sealing or plugging leaks in air ducts? Or is it easy for customers to try and clean or fix their ducts themselves? The truth is that these aren’t really correct, but it might not be for the reasons that customers might think.

This blog post today is all about separating the facts from the fiction, and we’re going to be doing this so that customers know when to call us for professional duct services!

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It Might Be Time to Go Ductless

Monday, September 5th, 2022

In our neck of the woods, space is precious. Country homes might have the space required for a large HVAC system that can clumsily send air through a vast network of air ducts, but many of our customers have homes with a limited amount of space. Even ductwork might not be an option when a home is small enough to require every square inch of space!

Well, in the olden days an HVAC professional would tell a customer that there’s no other choice than to buy a large, bulky heating or cooling system to deal with the temperature fluctuations. However, in the 21st century, there are some great solutions that allow current homeowners to make the most out of limited space.

Introducing the ductless mini split system! Ductless systems in the Bronx, NY are wonderful units that don’t require ductwork at all to function. Let’s talk about some benefits that come from these units.

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3 Tips to Save on Hot Water

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Homeowners need hot water to live their lives. From washing clothes to doing dishes, to even taking a nice bath, hot water is an invaluable part of living. This blog post is not about trying to stop homeowners from enjoying their hot water, it’s just a way for homeowners to save money on practices that might be either wasting water, energy, or both! Not to mention that lower hot water usage can keep a stressed-out system from requiring water heater repair in the Bronx, NY.

Saving hot water through some pretty nifty means can save a whole lot of money on monthly energy or heating bills. Water heaters consume a lot of our daily energy usage, so these kinds of quick lifestyle changes can make a large impact on even the strictest budgets. During the dead of winter, it might be the difference between a family struggling to pay utility bills, and being able to afford that next vacation this year.

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Why a Scalding Water Heater Is a Bad Thing

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Tank water heaters grant us the ability to use hot water whenever we want. All homeowners need to do is flip or twist the handle on their faucet, and hot water of whatever comfortable temperature comes out and can help with cleaning, bathing, or even drinking. However, what if the water that comes from the faucet isn’t comfortable? What if it’s scalding hot and almost injures friends and family?

Well, this is a problem that we get calls about often, and scalding water temperature can be a sign that a home requires professional water heater repair in the Bronx, NY. Water heaters are supposed to be temperature regulated, and most of them are set to 120°F to allow for hot temperatures that don’t put a whole family in danger.

Let’s discuss why scalding water that’s coming from the water heater might be a big problem down the line.

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A Guide to Professional AC Installation in the Bronx

Monday, July 12th, 2021

Getting an air conditioner installed in the Bronx is a lot different than getting it set up anywhere else. Homes are different sizes, different shapes, and many people in our area have different requirements when it comes to comfort and energy efficiency. It’s important to work with a Bronx HVAC company that knows what they’re doing.

Luckily, that’s doable. Our team specializes in the installation and maintenance of HVAC systems throughout the Bronx and beyond. While our prices might be higher than a local amateur or a family friend, we make sure to set everything up the right way and we don’t leave until homeowners are completely comfortable with the purchase they’ve made.

For anyone in the Bronx looking to invest in an air conditioning system, keep reading this blog post to look at some of the unique types of systems that we can install.

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Heater Guide: Repairing or Replacing a System

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Temperatures have been wacky this year in the Big Apple. All of the boroughs of New York have seen such radical shifts in temperature, from a lukewarm Christmas Day to a freezing cold New Years’ Eve. While our team can’t change the weather, we can provide comprehensive heating care to homeowners who are struggling to deal with the wild shifts in temperature. This includes helping them decide whether they should replace or repair their heating system.

No need to just take our word for it! Homeowners can follow along with our point system so that they can better understand this decision. Some factors are more important when determining whether repairs or replacement services are needed. We promise that by the end of this blog post, it’ll be clear for all the homeowners out there if they need heater replacement in the Bronx, NY.

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When Should an AC Be Replaced or Repaired?

Monday, June 15th, 2020

To repair or replace, that is the question! This could be one of the hardest parts about owning an air conditioner that’s getting on in years. When that AC starts causing problems, our first inclination is to call for repairs and have the problem fixed—but sometimes that’s not the best decision to make.

Let’s face it, air conditioners don’t last forever, and the longer a homeowner goes ignoring that advice, the longer they’ll be paying too much money for the operation of an ancient system. AC repair in the Bronx, NY doesn’t always cut it, and for the systems that are on their last legs, AC replacement can be the service to set it straight.

We’re going to talk about AC replacement and how that can often save homeowners more money than they’re willing to admit.

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It’s Time to Invest in an Air Filtration System

Monday, 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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The Lesser Known Benefits of a Radiant Heating System

Monday, 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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