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

Heater Maintenance Now?

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Yep, we know that temperatures are starting to get frigid. We know that soon homeowners will be seeing their breath in the air, the snow will fall, and their heaters will be on full blast. People out there are probably focused more on heater repair than heater maintenance, right?

Well, why not consider both? We’re still in November, which means temperatures have a long way to go before they get to the sub-zero temperatures that we’re used to in January and February. Our team isn’t yet inundated with call after call for broken-down heating systems, which means there’s still time for heating repairs and maintenance in Queens. And today we’re going to focus on why it’s so vital that homeowners get their systems tuned-up today.

Still with us? Good. Keep reading, we promise that we’ll get to the big picture soon.

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Nasty Boiler Noises to Look Out For

Monday, February 24th, 2020

We love talking about boilers. This isn’t just because they’re some of the most reliable and efficient heating systems in existence, but because they can be relatively easy to repair or maintain if homeowners are vigilant. Boilers run silently, which means any noises that a system makes can be rather obvious for any person who comes across them.

Today, we’re going to go into detail about the different types of noises a boiler can make and what they usually signal. The other reason for talking about this is because, when it comes to heating repair in Yonkers, NY, boilers need to be addressed quickly compared to other heaters. If a noise is neglected and there’s a serious problem, homeowners could end up dealing with leaking pipes that severely damage the structure of a house. Water damage isn’t something to scoff at, so have a boiler problem addressed quickly.

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4 Reasons to Replace a Thermostat Today

Monday, 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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How to Keep a Gas Furnace Running Safely

Monday, March 25th, 2019

heating-system-upgradesWhen it comes to heating systems, there will always be a certain amount of risk involved. After all, high temperatures can be dangerous in any application, whether it’s in a natural gas furnace or on the stove top.

But unlike a stove top, not everyone knows how to ensure that their gas furnace is running safely. It takes a bit of technical knowledge of HVAC services in Dobbs Ferry to understand just how certain components in a natural gas furnace could result in a safety hazard. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t advice out there that anyone can learn, such as…

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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.

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3 Things to Look for in a Heater Repair Service

Monday, March 12th, 2018

heating-system-upgradesLate winter tends to see more furnace and heater repair calls than other times of the year. Most homes have been running their heaters nonstop for months, and all of that wear and tear can add up. This is especially true in the case of older heating systems, which may be experiencing more problems than less worn systems at the end of heating season.

The weather is still far too cold to go without a heater, especially at night when temperatures really drop. The good news is that a number of heating repair services can be found in the area, giving homeowners options when it comes to getting the issue resolved. But which company makes for the best fit? Ultimately, only the homeowner can answer that question. However, there are some firm guidelines that can help point smart homeowners in the direction of a high-quality service. Three of the most important can be found below.

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When Is Heating Replacement Preferable to Heating Repair?

Monday, February 26th, 2018

heating-replacement-servicesIn the heart of winter, a heater breakdown can be a real emergency. Homes with malfunctioning heaters need to get them taken care of quickly, before the indoor temperature drops too low, and any heating contractor worth its salt will do so with all deliberate speed. But older heaters that run into trouble raise a difficult question: is it better to spend the money on repairs? Or would that money be better spent on a new heater instead of wasted on the old one?

At the end of the day, only the homeowner can make the decision to repair a faulty heater or replace it. There are, however, several key factors that can make that decision a lot easier.

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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.

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Qualities to Look for in an HVAC Contractor

Monday, December 18th, 2017

heating-system-upgradesNew properties usually don’t start construction until the spring, when the weather is more pleasant and work can be conducted without delays caused by snow or cold temperatures. But such projects are usually in the planning stages at this point of the year, and when it comes to new structures in this part of the world, a reliable HVAC system is absolutely necessary for the building to stay safe and comfortable.

For that, you need the services of a quality HVAC contractor: someone who knows how to work with a larger construction team, and who can install the right system for the space regardless of the circumstances. There are a number of companies in the area which can serve as HVAC contractors, but it pays to find the right service for the job in question instead of relying on someone less suitable. There are several qualities to look for in an HVAC contractor, which can include the following.

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Commercial HVAC Services Are Available

Monday, December 4th, 2017

commercial-HVAC-servicesResidences require periodic maintenance, repairs, and replacement services for their heating and air conditioning systems. The same holds true for commercial HVAC services, and indeed, commercial properties such as retail outlets and office buildings rely on quality HVAC systems even more than residences do in many ways. For office managers and business owners in the area, it’s very important to find a commercial HVAC service to treat such systems, especially with winter coming on.

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