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

Installing a Ductless Air Conditioning System

Monday, April 9th, 2018

ductless-air-conditioningSummer weather will be here soon, and households that have struggled with staying cool and comfortable may want to consider a replacement. And if centralized air conditioning has been an issue–either because the home was built before the advent of ducts or because some architectural quirk prevents ducts from being installed–you might want to consider the advantages of a ductless air conditioning system. Installing one now could be the best decision you ever make.

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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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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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Furnace Service Can Pay Dividends This Winter

Monday, October 9th, 2017

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With the arrival of autumn, homeowners are switching from air conditioning use to heater use as a means of keeping their households comfortable. That usage is only going to increase in the coming weeks until it hits daily use in most cases. Now is the time to schedule heating maintenance service for your forced-air furnace to help it perform at its best this winter. Not only could this save a great deal of money, it can also prevent an emergency this winter.

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Beware of Short Cycling Air Conditioners

Monday, July 31st, 2017

short-cycling-air-conditioningWhen air conditioners run into trouble this time of year, homeowners pay attention. A faulty air conditioner can turn the average home into a hot house very quickly during a heat wave, which can pose a health risk to sensitive family members as well as reducing comfort levels to nil. The sooner one can recognize the signs of a problem, the better. And while only a professional technician should attempt to repair a faulty air conditioner, prudent homeowners can learn to watch for early signifiers indicating something is wrong.

Among the subtler indications of a problem is short cycling, when an air conditioner runs for just a short time and turns off, only to turn on again a few minutes later. It doesn’t sound like much, but in fact, it usually signals a significant problem. If it’s not dealt with effectively, it could spell big trouble for the system itself.

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3 Signs That an Old Air Conditioner Needs Replacing

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

air-conditioning-repairSpring has arrived, and summer will be along before too much longer. Households with older air conditioners would be well-advised to give theirs a close look and determine if it can reliably last through another summer. If it can, great. If not, then now is the right time to install a replacement air conditioner. Doing so lets you take advantage of improved efficiency and other benefits provided by a new system. But what signs indicate that a replacement may be necessary?

Three general symptoms merit mentioning. In and of themselves, they might not constitute a need for a replacement, but if two or more of them combine in a single unit, prudent homeowners will consider it grounds for installing a new system. These signs are as follows:

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Improve AC Performance with Timely Upgrades

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Air_Conditioning_Air_Conditioner_Repairing_Service_Cold_Temperature_Work_Tool-meMost homes in the area need a functioning air conditioner to make it through the summer. Air conditioning is more than just a luxury when the temperatures shoot towards 100 degrees and higher, and the more a prudent homeowner can do to ensure efficient and stress-free air conditioning performance, the better. Now is the time to act, since the weather will remain comparatively cool for a few more weeks and allow residents to schedule service at their leisure.

In addition to more immediate concerns, such as setting up service to check for any problems in need of immediate corrections, an upgrade to the air conditioner can do wonders for its performance and cost effectiveness. Upgrades can be installed in the existing system without much trouble, providing new features as well as greater efficiency. Every home is different and what works for one may not work for another. A few examples of AC upgrades can provide a good basis to begin consideration.

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Size Matters When Selecting a New Heater

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Homeowners in the market for a new furnace this time of year are usually preparing for a spring replacement, selecting a new system in anticipation of exchanging the old one once temperatures here in Pelham, NY go up. In some cases, the situation may not be able to wait, as an old heater finally gives up the ghost in the middle of winter. Either way, it pays to take care and find the right furnace for the home in question, and that includes determining the proper power levels the heater needs to have.

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Signs That You Need Heating System Maintenance

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Fall has arrived in Pelham, NY, and winter weather will be here soon. Every day, the temperature gets a little bit colder, and residents will rely on their heating systems more and more in the coming weeks. We strongly recommend a heating maintenance session for any home in the area that has not scheduled one since the end of last heating season. The benefits of maintenance extend beyond the winter to the overall life of the heater. Most prudent homeowners can spot the signs that they need maintenance, and doing so now can pay big dividends this winter. 

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