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

The Importance of Early Furnace Repair

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Time flies by. That brand-new furnace that used to be state-of-the-art technology is now a few years old and has run into some problems. That’s not a bad thing; it’s common for furnaces to run into issues, especially after years of operation. Any homeowners who are experiencing furnace issues need to invest in proper furnace repairs from trained HVAC professionals.

Our blog post today is going to focus on the need for early furnace repairs. We tend to think of repairs as a reactive solution to a problem, which makes sense. An issue comes up and homeowners call us for furnace services in Westchester, NY. However, the timeframe by which a homeowner calls us can make all the difference in the end.

We’re going to try and focus on the difference in safety, efficiency, and longevity between a furnace that’s repaired early and one that’s not.

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Generators Are Becoming More and More Important

Monday, September 6th, 2021

We’ve seen some pretty crazy weather this summer. By now we can assume that every homeowner in the tri-state area has seen the videos of the New York City subway flooding, and streets being shut down due to weather events.

While it can definitely be discouraging, homeowners in our area are getting smart. Investing in a generator installation in Westchester, NY might be the best way to prepare for weather events that could threaten the power of the neighborhood. Especially when working with our team, homeowners can get access to natural gas-powered generators that also work to power an entire home. Phones can stay charged, the refrigerator will keep food from spoiling, and the next crazy weather event will feel more like a vacation than anything else!

Let’s discuss how generators might be more important as years go on, and why now is the best time to invest in one.

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Take Advantage of Our Unique Services This Fall

Monday, October 5th, 2020

We’re not the average HVAC contractor. While we can do everything the average HVAC contractor can do, we make sure to go above and beyond. This includes offering services that are usually hard or that can be confusing for certain homeowners.

One of the services we offer that homeowners can take advantage of in our area is oil to gas conversion in Westchester, NY. Many homes in our area are still heated by oil heating systems, which can be problematic in a lot of ways. They’re not as efficient as systems that burn natural gas or use electricity, they’re dependent on oil that usually comes from overseas, and many of them are outdated and not as effective as they used to be. Thankfully, we’ve got a solution.

Homeowners out there should keep reading if they think they could use our oil to gas conversion services.

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Getting Back Into the Swing of Things: Heater Checklist

Monday, September 21st, 2020

It’s about that time of year where we put away our air conditioners and take out our heaters. That’s all well and good until someone takes out a heater that’s not working well. Then things get a lot more complicated.

Our main goal is to keep homes in our area warm and toasty this fall, winter, and spring. We don’t care about selling the latest and greatest technology if it doesn’t benefit our customers. To get everyone in the area started on the right track, we’re going to list our heater checklist. This can help remind those homeowners who forgot to schedule HVAC maintenance in Westchester to start gearing up for colder temperatures.

Between heater maintenance and a few DIY tips and tricks, anyone’s system can be ready to face the months ahead.

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All About Steam Boilers

Monday, January 14th, 2019

pressure-gauge-boilerFor homeowners who have used forced-air heaters their whole lives, such as furnaces and heat pumps, they may appreciate the benefits that a boiler can offer. Boilers boast a more natural form of heating, improved indoor air quality, and lower maintenance. However, even within the category of boilers, there are different types to consider. In particular, the steam boiler is one type that’s worth considering.

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3 Ways to Lower the Heating Bill

Monday, December 31st, 2018

money-home-balanceWhen it comes down to it, there are really only two methods to keep a heating bill low:

Ensure that the system is well-maintained, and use the system efficiently.

If a heater receives regular maintenance and is in good working order, there’s not much else that can be done except to use the heater better.

That may sound like generic advice, but only because it truly is that simple. This post will go over two less obvious things that can be done to ensure the heater is operating at full potential. The third thing is some advice that will help the homeowner use their system better.

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A Brief FAQ on Smart and Wireless Thermostats

Monday, October 8th, 2018

remote-wireless-thermostatWe often get many questions about thermostats. Many homeowners don’t give a second thought to their thermostat, but that’s a good thing—it means that it’s doing its job properly.

However, with the advent of more advanced thermostats on the market, many homeowners wonder if they should upgrade. Of course, the answer depends on the individual and their needs. In this post, we’ll answer a few common questions that we hear asked about thermostats.

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Control the Humidity, Control the Indoor Air Quality

Monday, August 27th, 2018

mold-created-by-humidityMany factors can affect indoor air quality, and not all of them are noticeable. Those with allergies or asthma will certainly feel allergens and contaminants in the air, but what about for everyone else?

The humidity level is undoubtedly the most noticeable symptom of poor indoor air quality because it tends to affect everyone equally. When the humidity is under control, the indoor air quality will also be under better control. This post will explain how controlling humidity can improve indoor air quality in general.

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Lower AC Bills with These Helpful Tips

Monday, August 14th, 2017

lower-ac-billsAir conditioning bills tend to skyrocket in July and August as homeowners run their systems constantly in an effort to beat the heat. With proper maintenance–ideally before the summer starts–and judicious use, most air conditioners are up to the challenge, and can provide reliable cooling without risk of a breakdown during the summer months. Homeowners looking to upgrade their systems can cut into costs as well, by replacing older thermostats, installing electronic filters and similar steps designed to ease the load on the AC system. But while those require the services of a trained professional, prudent homeowners can also take a number of simple steps themselves to cut down on those high AC bills and reduce the overall strain on the system. A brief list of possible options can be found below.

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Electronic Air Purifiers Help Keep Homes Clean

Monday, June 5th, 2017

electronic-air-purifiers

Every home, whether large or small, needs regular dusting to keep clean. Dust has a way of circulating thanks in no small part to our centralized heating and air conditioning systems, which blow the air through a series of ducts and circulate it throughout the home.

Every HVAC system comes with a filter designed to help screen out those contaminants. But they can quickly clog and create other problems within the system. Replacement filters are inexpensive and available at any hardware store or home improvement center, but they can be messy when replaced, and they don’t always do a good job at capturing the smallest particles. Electronic air purifiers make a much more viable option, and can help keep a home clean without the fuss and bother of replaceable filters.

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