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

3 Ways to Lower the Heating Bill

Monday, 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.

Continue Reading

Tips to Improve Heating Efficiency

Monday, January 29th, 2018

modern-thermostatWinter has hit the area hard already, and temperatures are apt to stay quite chilly for several months to come. Almost every home experiences a sharp upswing in heater use this time of year, and by default, that means paying higher monthly bills. But those high bills can disguise some unnecessarily high costs, which prudent homeowners can lower by improving the heating efficiency of their homes. Some steps are do-it-yourself options, while others require the attention of a professional technician. But all of them can help cut into those pesky monthly costs without reducing comfort levels when they’re needed the most.

Continue Reading

Smart Ways to Lower Monthly Heating Bills

Monday, January 1st, 2018

heating-system-efficiencyWinter is officially here, and cold weather in the area is nothing to joke about. When temperatures drop, the freezing cold can affect health as much as comfort, and a reliable heating system becomes absolutely essential. Homeowners become accustomed to paying higher monthly heating bills in the winter, since everyone runs their heaters much more often. But just because people pay more in heating costs during cold weather doesn’t mean they should pay more than is absolutely necessary. Prudent homeowners can find easy ways to improve home energy efficiency and lower their monthly bills in the process.

Some steps are simple, such as setting the thermostat a few degrees lower than normal and wearing warm clothes in the house. Others, however, can be a bit more involved. A brief list of suggestions is included below.

Continue Reading

Heater Repair Services Include Heat Pumps

Monday, November 20th, 2017

heat-pump-repairFall is the time that homeowners give their heating system a close look and prepare them for the cold winter to come. Regular fall heating maintenance can spot serious problems in any type of heater so that repairs can be scheduled to take care of it before the weather gets much colder. That should apply to more than common furnaces and boilers, which most homes use in the area. Heat pumps and dual fuel heating systems need the same type of consideration and care for homes that have them.

Continue Reading

Heating Services Are Recommended Before Winter

Monday, November 6th, 2017

heating-repair-servicesLast time on this blog, we strongly recommended getting any repairs on household heaters done before the snows of winter start to fall. That’s true even if the system doesn’t have any overt repairs that need doing. Early signs of trouble are rarely strong enough to shut the system down, and the sooner a technician can spot them, the better off the heating system will be. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it all works.

Continue Reading