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

3 Tips for Heating During the Holidays

Monday, November 28th, 2022

It’s the holiday season, which means homeowners probably have the calendar absolutely booked for the next few weeks! This is a time of year when we can focus on being thankful for the family, friends, and lucky lives we get to live. Make sure to take a break to eat some good food and enjoy some activities that put a smile on that face.

However, one thing that’s going to be working double-time while we try to enjoy the holidays is the heating system in the basement. Whether our customers have a gas furnace or a high efficiency heat pump, these systems will be working tirelessly to keep the home comfortable so that the whole family can enjoy some time together.

That being said, it’s important to work with the heating system instead of against it, providing some adjustments and maintenance to ensure that it works properly. And, if a heating system starts to struggle, don’t hesitate to call for heater repairs in Scarsdale, NY!

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Our Guide to Ice on an AC’s Coil

Monday, June 27th, 2022

We want to start off by saying that customers should never assume that their air conditioner is using ice to cool their home. Ice is not a part of the cooling process, and it’s really inefficient. It takes a whole lot of energy and water to create ice, and even then, ice is only good at cooling a small object or space; it’s never going to efficiently cool an entire home like an air conditioner is supposed to do.

So, with this in mind, if there’s ice growing on the coil of an AC, this signals the need for repair. Any customers, readers, or just other homeowners out there who stumble on this blog, keep reading to learn about how ice growing on an AC can be a problem. For more information, or to schedule an air conditioner repair in Scarsdale, NY, call our team at the number listed or click on our link to get in touch with a specialist.

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Everything to Know About Duct Leaks

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Leaking ducts are no joke. It can feel absolutely demoralizing to have a brand-new HVAC system lose out on its efficiency because there are holes and gaps in the duct system. The truth is that our air ducts require just as much attention and support as the systems that heat or cool the air in our homes. There’s a lot of information to learn about air ducts, so this blog post is dedicated to this particular component and some best practices or tips to take home.

When ducts start leaking, they could impact an entire home’s comfort and the utility bills that come with it. As licensed, local professionals, it’s our job to make sure that homeowners know just how important these components and the services that come with them are.

Interested? Then keep reading to learn more about ductwork and how it can greatly affect your HVAC in Scarsdale.

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What Does the Blower Motor Do?

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Readers of our blog have probably heard us mention the blower motor. The blower motor is just one component of a blower fan, which is also a part of the encompassing HVAC unit of a home. We completely understand that this terminology can make anyone’s head spin, which is why we want to focus on helping homeowners learn about the industry lingo and retain a bit of knowledge for future use!

So, what exactly does the blower do? Why is the blower motor a component that homeowners should know about? These are the questions that we’re looking to answer in this blog post, and we’ll also discuss how they relate to heating repair in Scarsdale, NY.

Just remember, for any additional questions about heating systems, blower fans, and ductwork, contact the pros at our team for helpful support. We have the experience and the training to deal with any HVAC issue that comes up.

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Suspect a Refrigerant Leak? Here’s What to Do

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Refrigerant leaks are a big deal. They can cause homeowners an immense amount of stress when they start happening. This can be either due to the constant need for a refrigerant recharge from a professional, or from the symptoms a leaking AC develops over time. Either way, we’re on a mission to make sure no homeowner in our area has an AC system that’s leaking refrigerant.

How can anyone tell? Aside from the actual hissing of gas coming from the unit, what are some signs that homeowners can use to address the problem of leaking refrigerant before it turns into a full system shutdown?

Well, that’s what we’re here for. Read through our checklist of ways to tell if your air conditioner is suffering from a refrigerant leak. If it is, be sure to call our team to provide quality repairs for air conditioning in Scarsdale, NY.

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FAQ: How Does Ice Form on an Air Conditioner?

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

There is a short answer and a long answer to that question. The short answer is that airflow has become restricted somehow in the interior of the air conditioner, which has cooled the temperature to freezing degrees. The long answer? Well, a combination of airflow being restricted and increased moisture can both be the culprits of ice forming on an air conditioner. Either way, this is a problem with air conditioning in Scarsdale, NY that needs to be addressed as soon as it’s found. And no, by addressing it we don’t mean using a hairdryer to melt the ice periodically.

For a system that’s concerned with bringing air into a home, airflow is of vital importance to an air conditioner. Without proper airflow maintenance, cleaned filters, and cleaned coils, the system will get air trapped inside of it that steadily drops in temperature. Eventually, a house might be 80°F but the inside of the air conditioner will quickly be approaching 20°F!

So, let’s talk about what can be done to avoid ice, and more specifically how airflow gets blocked in the first place.

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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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Fall Is Here: Time to Flush Your Water Heater

Monday, September 25th, 2017

water-heater-maintenanceWater heaters–specifically tank water heaters, which are used in most homes in the area–usually do their jobs very quietly. Unlike furnaces or air conditioners, which typically show signs of trouble, water heaters rarely draw attention to themselves when there’s a problem. Add to that their typical placement in out-of-the-way locations in the home such as the basement, and problems have a way of spreading quite far before they are noticed. In most cases, that makes repair bills far more expensive than they might have been and can even merit the full-bore replacement of the water heater in order to contain the damage.

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The Advantages of Zone Control Systems

Monday, July 17th, 2017

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Homeowners in the area have buckled down for the summer, ensuring that their air conditioners perform as expected and taking steps to keep cool in the midst of the scorching July heat. That usually means paying more in monthly energy bills for keeping the system running, which is to be expected. Obviously, air conditioners need to run more often when the weather is hot. But that doesn’t mean that residents should pay more than is necessary to keep their homes cool, and indeed there are a number of ways to keep those energy bills down. Some of them involve simple and basic steps such as dressing in lightweight clothes around the home or setting the thermostat a few degrees higher than one might normally do.

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The Benefits of Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, May 8th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceSummer will be here before too long, and most homeowners in the area have already started to run their air conditioners on a regular basis. That use is only going to increase as temperatures rise, with an attendant rise in the stress and strain on the system itself.

One of the best ways to curtail that strain—and the costs involved—is to schedule air conditioning maintenance once each spring, before the weather gets too hot. It pays dividends over the long hot summer, and when applied over time, the number of benefits only increase. Here is a quick breakdown on how it all works.

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