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

Heaters Don’t Last This Long: Our Guide to Replacement

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

How old should a heater get? What are the effects of an aging heater? When is the best time to consider replacement? These might not be the easiest questions to answer, but they’re important to think about as a heating system nears the end of its lifespan.

For any homeowners out there who are considering our team for heating in Rockland, NY, we don’t beat around the bush. If a heater is showing excessive signs of age, we tell homeowners right off the bat if a replacement might be a cost-effective solution to their problems. We can walk anyone through the steps of investing in the right type of replacement if it’s getting to be that time.

For everyone else who’s on the verge of replacing their heater, let’s talk about why a heating replacement can be an exciting opportunity rather than a stressful situation.

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The Right Heater for the Right Home

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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Have any homeowners out there seen the extensive list of heating installations we perform? If not, we advise anyone to look at the categories listed underneath our “heating” section on the main page of our website. From boilers, to ductless mini splits, to the typical gas furnace, it’s hard to find a heating system that we don’t work on. That’s because of a simple principle—that there’s a right heater for every home, experts just have to do a little bit of leg work to find it!

Homeowners want quality heating in Rockland, NY. Now, they might think that can be done by just having a new furnace installed in their home, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes ductwork is in bad shape, or a home is just too old to house a forced-air heating system correctly. These homes aren’t worse, they’re different, and they require an alternative approach to heating installation.

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Getting Back Into the Swing of Things: Heater Checklist

Monday, September 21st, 2020

It’s about that time of year where we put away our air conditioners and take out our heaters. That’s all well and good until someone takes out a heater that’s not working well. Then things get a lot more complicated.

Our main goal is to keep homes in our area warm and toasty this fall, winter, and spring. We don’t care about selling the latest and greatest technology if it doesn’t benefit our customers. To get everyone in the area started on the right track, we’re going to list our heater checklist. This can help remind those homeowners who forgot to schedule HVAC maintenance in Westchester to start gearing up for colder temperatures.

Between heater maintenance and a few DIY tips and tricks, anyone’s system can be ready to face the months ahead.

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The Essential Gas Furnace Safety Checklist

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Nobody wants to deal with a furnace that might risk their safety. When a homeowner purchases a gas furnace for their home, there’s an implication that they’d like this heater to run as safely and effectively as possible. There’s a real concern for homeowners who don’t pay attention or who neglect their gas-burning furnaces, and that concern isn’t unwarranted.

Does this mean a gas furnace is dangerous or out of the question for those with safety as their number one priority? Absolutely not. Gas furnaces these days are incredibly safe and efficient. That doesn’t mean as homeowners, we can’t be extra careful when performing safety inspections. That’s why we’ve got the essential safety checklist for any homeowner who is seeking to improve the health and condition of their gas furnace.

Why not improve furnace safety by giving this list a quick look from local Yonkers furnace repair experts?

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Should Everyone Purchase a Zone Control System?

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Should everyone purchase a zone control system? Probably not. Should everyone at least consider it? Absolutely!

Zone control systems provide clear and substantive advantages when it comes to a comprehensive cooling or heating system. Ductwork oftentimes isn’t perfect on its own, which is why a well-installed zone control system can create a customized cooling or heating experience that uses independent thermostats for a curated comfort system.

But what is zone control and how can it help? These are the types of questions that our team can answer. If any homeowners are curious to learn about the distinct advantages that a zone control system offers, this is the perfect time to find out! Why not add to the efficiency of any HVAC system by calling our service professionals to work on zone control heating in Rockland, NY?

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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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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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Alternate Types of Heating System

Monday, January 15th, 2018

alternate-types-of-heatingWinter means cold temperatures, and this year looks to be one of the coldest on record. A quality heating system is an absolute must for every household in the area. However, while many homes in the area use stand-by systems like forced-air furnaces and boilers, they’re not the only systems available. Few people consider such alternatives, but while furnaces and boilers are inexpensive and effective, they don’t always make a good fit for every home. An understanding of other options can be extremely helpful when the time comes to install a new heating system in the home.

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