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

AC Tip: Fresh Filters Needed!

Monday, July 29th, 2019

man-with-filterHomeowners today have the luxury of living in complete comfort during even the hottest days of the year thanks to the many whole-house air conditioning options on the market. What too many homeowners fail to realize, however, is that even the best air conditioning systems can really under-deliver in certain circumstances. Scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance is the best way to keep air conditioning systems working as efficiently and effectively as possible.

It is also the best way to keep the need for air conditioning repair in Queens, NY, at bay. One part of the equation that is sometimes overlooked is the need for changing the air filter regularly. Yes, the air filter will be changed during the system’s annual tune-up. No, changing that air filter once a year is not enough. It may not sound like that big of a deal, but a dirty air filter will really set any air conditioning system back in a substantial way.

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Always Check the Thermostat Before Scheduling AC Repairs

Monday, July 1st, 2019

thermostatIf an air conditioner doesn’t start up when needed, or if it starts up but fails to provide the level of cooling that a home actually needs, what’s the homeowner to do? Call for AC repair in Queens, NY, of course.

But wait a minute—first, that homeowner should always check the thermostat.

Now hold on just a second, everyone knows how to use a thermo—

We know, we know. Everyone knows how to use a thermostat. But we all make mistakes from time to time, right? Doesn’t it make sense to rule out a simple fix before an AC repair technician shows up to do something that anyone could have easily done on their own? We know that it sounds kind of funny, but that doesn’t change the fact that we’ve seen this issue happen in real life time and time again. So read on, and keep the thermostat in mind next time the air conditioner is not operating properly.

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Are Duct Leaks the Cause of High Energy Bills?

Monday, June 17th, 2019

ductsWhen you are looking for an HVAC company in Queens, you need to know that the individuals you’re hiring to do the job are going to do the job right. That doesn’t just mean fixing a problem. It means finding the root cause of the problem in the first place! Don’t settle for treating symptoms when our technicians are here to diagnose problems accurately and to resolve them completely.

One issue that homeowners often come to us with is high energy costs. If you notice that you’re having trouble cooling your home efficiently this summer, you may automatically assume that the problem lies with your air conditioner itself. That may not be the case, however. It could be the result of leaky ductwork! Before you go reaching for a roll of duct tape, let us tell you that you absolutely cannot fix this problem on your own—and certainly not with duct tape! Reach out to us for a job well done.

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It’s Not Too Early for AC Maintenance

Monday, May 6th, 2019

service-timeThere’s really no way to be “too early” for air conditioning maintenance. On the other hand, it is possible to be too early for air conditioning repairs. Repairs are necessary after a problem has already developed, but maintenance is what helps prevent those repairs from becoming necessary in the first place.

In fact, the best time to get air conditioning maintenance is early. Regular maintenance offers a host of benefits that can keep an air conditioner running efficiently throughout the season, but these benefits are only going to make a difference when maintenance is performed early.

Below are a few reasons early AC maintenance is actually a good thing:

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What to Expect When Operating a Heat Pump

Monday, April 8th, 2019

heatpumpMany homeowners rely on furnaces for their home heating. Naturally, they’ve become accustomed to the way these systems heat the room—whether they realize it consciously or not. As a result, furnace owners who switch over to heat pumps may be alarmed by the way they operate. They might even call in for HVAC services in Queens because they’re not sure whether what they’re experiencing is an actual problem or not. In this post, we’ll go over what to expect when operating a heat pump.

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3 Questions a Good HVAC Contractor Can Answer

Monday, August 13th, 2018

blue-question-markWhen working with an HVAC contractor, it’s expected that they’ll be able to answer any questions about air conditioning. Expected—but not guaranteed.

While some questions are good to ask to test the knowledge and expertise of the contractor, some are worth asking simply because asking now might save time and money later.

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The Guide to Air Conditioner Short-Cycling

Monday, July 30th, 2018

air-conditioning-unitsAmong air conditioner problems, short-cycling is potentially one of the worst. It might seem like short-cycling is relatively harmless, but it actually can have compounded effects on an air conditioner. Fixing short-cycling can be as easy as changing a filter, or it can be as bad as needing to replace the entire system. In this post, we’ll explain what short-cycling is and how to fix it.

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Call Air Conditioning Repair Services Before Summer Starts

Monday, May 7th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairAir conditioners need to function all day every day during the summer, and with temperatures in the area on the rise, homeowners would be well-advised to ensure that their system is ready to go. If problems exist in a given air conditioning systems – either left from last summer or forming over the winter – now is the best time to identify them and take care of them by calling in a repair service.

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