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

3 Unique Furnace Noises to Get Fixed

Monday, November 14th, 2022

We urge our customers to talk to their friends, neighbors, and family in the area about the type of heating system that’s used to stay comfy during the cold season. Gas furnaces represent the vast majority of heating systems when customers ask around, and it’s not surprising when they find out why.

Gas furnaces are efficient, safe, affordable, and most importantly, powerful. They can handle any temperature drops, from the coldest day of the year to those mild winter days that just feel a bit chilly. However, just because gas furnaces are the system of choice for a lot of homeowners doesn’t mean that they don’t run into any problems. Every heating system has it’s issues, and gas furnaces tend to have some unique problems that exhibit symptoms in specific ways. This blog post is dedicated to detecting the noises those problems make, and hiring a professional to get them quickly fixed.

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3 Complicated Issues With Air Ducts

Monday, October 17th, 2022

Homeowners can have a tough relationship with their air ducts. They’re certainly not the most exciting part of the HVAC system, but they’re necessary for almost any forced-air heating or cooling system, aside from ductless units. This is just a natural truth about our industry, so it’s important to view air ducts as a necessary component.

However, air ducts can run into their own problems which can be hard for homeowners to identify. Eventually, when left to their own devices, air ducts can fall into disrepair and become broken. This might make it impossible to feel the comfortable air coming from a brand-new heating system, or a state-of-the-art AC unit. That’s never a situation that anyone wants to be in, so we advise customers to read on and call our team for support

Let’s talk about three unique problems that can cause homeowners to call us for duct repair in Westchester County, NY.

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Stuffy Air: Causes, Symptoms, Solutions

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Stuffy air is a term that’s widely used in our area. While people can mean a variety of different things when they say that air is “stuffy,” there’s usually one main point: that there’s dust or something in the air that makes it hard to breathe. Usually, what follows someone saying that the air feels stuffy is the desire to open a window for some freshness. But in many areas, especially in Westchester County, that might not be a good idea.

Many of our customers live in buildings or homes that sit right outside of a garbage loading area, or where vehicles are constantly stalled in traffic. Opening a window might make the air smell even worse. So what can be done?

Well, an air filtration system in Westchester County, NY is going to go a long way in preserving the quality of a home’s air without the need for allowing outside contaminants to get in.

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Generator Maintenance Is a High Priority

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Generators that our team provides to customers throughout Westchester County require maintenance every once in a while. They might not need as much maintenance as some other systems that we use more regularly, like air conditioners or plumbing components, but they’re still in need of maintenance so they don’t fall apart or become a safety concern.

This blog post is dedicated to discussing some of the finer points about generator maintenance in Westchester County, NY. For anyone out there who might be confused as to why they would ever invest in this kind of service, especially in a world where everything seems so expensive and people are tightening their budgets, this makes generator maintenance even more important.

So let’s touch on three things that might be important. The first will be what happens when customers invest in generator maintenance. The second will be why generator maintenance is important, and the third will be about what can happen when generator maintenance is neglected.

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Cooling a Home Completely: A Guide

Monday, July 25th, 2022

Air conditioners are designed to cool a specific space. Window units cool a room or a section of a home, while central air conditioners and other high-powered systems cool an entire home. This is why the load calculation of a home is so important: it’s vital that a home be sized accordingly so the right air conditioner can be chosen for the job.

If there are any hiccups in this process, homeowners can start to notice some problems. If an AC isn’t sized correctly, there are problems with ductwork, or even if there’s just a unique situation that causes cooling to be inhibited, something needs to be done. Not only does our team specialize in high velocity AC in Westchester County, NY—proven to quickly and effectively cool an entire home or space—we also repair these systems and diagnose problems that might be getting worse.

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A UV Air Purifier Is a Major Upgrade

Monday, June 13th, 2022

People think about air purifiers and they’re immediately drawn to the benefits on the box. It can eliminate mold spores, viruses, and bacteria, and it’s safe for any and every home. That sounds like it’s too good to be true, but in fact, the science behind a UV air purifier makes it exactly good enough to be true!

However, homeowners can also invest in portable air purifier systems that might not be as good or all-encompassing as a whole-house UV air purifier in Westchester County. The devil is in the details, and today, we’re going to discuss how a UV air purifier works and why it might be the perfect upgrade for a home in this area.

Our team can walk any homeowner who is interested in this kind of technology through a comfort consultation. We can examine the types of contaminants that exist in any home, and find methods to alleviate them, like purification.

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Our AC Replacement FAQ

Monday, May 16th, 2022

For any homeowners who have wondered recently if their air conditioning system needs to be replaced, this is the blog with some answers. Unfortunately, it can be incredibly difficult to know if a specific air conditioner is nearing replacement just through an online blog—but there are a few factors that all ACs in need of replacement have in common. Today, we’re going to talk about these factors and when might be the best time to start investing in a new unit.

For anyone out there who might need professional assistance, we urge customers to call us for their own evaluation. Our team will be able to pinpoint the issue and figure out the most affordable solution, whether it’s a replacement or a quick repair. We just want to make sure that anyone in need knows to call us for comprehensive air conditioning service in Westchester County, NY!

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3 Steps to Improve Home Efficiency

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

A more efficient home means lower bills, better performance, and an overall happier family. This isn’t just for specific homeowners, this is a pretty general rule that is only getting verified more with every year. Power grids are straining to keep up with the demand from new homeowners, new HVAC systems, more technology, and even electric cars. It’s no secret that the less energy a system uses, the better off a community and customer will be.

Well, we’re here to tell customers across the tri-state area that there are ways to improve efficiency right now, without the help of a professional!

Sure, for more thorough air conditioning services in Westchester County, our team is always ready to provide support—from AC repair to maintenance. But for homeowners who have systems in good shape, what can they do? Follow along for three valuable efficiency tips.

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It’s Time for AC Maintenance!

Monday, April 18th, 2022

There are many things that are synonymous with springtime. Flowers are starting to bud, animals are exiting hibernation and starting to explore their surroundings, home improvement projects are beginning, and the weather is getting warmer. Unfortunately, the last part is going to lead to some pretty hot temperatures and eventually a full-blown heatwave this summer. Springtime is the perfect time to get prepared for the heat!

We’re lucky that we use air conditioners in Westchester County, NY to combat the scorching hot temperatures of the summer. But those AC systems won’t last long if they’re not regularly maintained and repaired when the need arises.

This blog is simple: it’s all about the necessary benefits of AC maintenance and why spring is the perfect season to start investing the time and money into such a valuable system for a home. Read on to learn more about AC maintenance!

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It’s Time to Ditch the Portable Generator

Monday, April 4th, 2022

Portable generators are great for specific uses. If anyone’s got an RV and they like to camp throughout the summer, for example, there’s no better system to use for that situation than a portable generator. They’re good for providing fast electricity while people are on the go, and they’re perfect for supplying energy when only a few appliances require it.

However, we need to be honest when talking about this topic. Most homeowners who use portable generators are not using them to go camping or for setting up events like weddings and reunions. These systems are being used as backup for power outages in normal residential settings, and in this type of situation, they’re just not worth the hassle.

Today, we’d like to discuss a few reasons why we think homeowners should make the switch from portable generators to automatic standby generators in Westchester County, NY.

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