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

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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Don’t Let Winter Start Without Scheduling Heating Repairs

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

heating-repair-serviceFall has arrived and with it come the brilliant colors of changing leaves and steadily dropping temperatures. Homeowners are likely using their heating systems more and more often, and soon they will be needed every day. That makes now the ideal time to schedule any repairs that may be needed on the system, and for homeowners to check carefully for any signs that repairs are necessary.

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