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

Stay Comfortable This Summer with a Dehumidifier!

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Many homeowners stop after the purchase of an air conditioning system, thinking they’re in the clear. As long as the air cools to a temperature specified on the thermostat, everything should be perfectly comfortable right? Well, not exactly.

Temperature is only one side of a two-faced coin when it comes to home comfort. In order for an air conditioning system to function as well as it should, humidity should be taken into account. For homes that can’t quite get to that cooled down temperature, perhaps its time to look into the local White Plains HVAC company like ours for comprehensive dehumidifier support.

Dehumidifiers are incredible systems that can pull the excess moisture from the air, effectively lowering the temperature and making it easier for an air conditioner to function. Let’s take a look at why.

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3 Reasons a Heat Pump Makes for a Good AC Replacement

Monday, July 15th, 2019

temperature-guageBecause investing in a new air conditioning system is a pretty major expense, and because investing in the wrong AC system is such a major mistake, it only makes sense for homeowners to consider all available options before replacing their systems. One option that every homeowner is wise to consider is the heat pump. Are they right for everyone? Well, no—no air conditioner is right for everyone. For many, however, the heat pump is ideal.

What makes the heat pump such a great AC replacement? That is the focus of today’s post. We’re going to explore the benefits of using a heat pump, as well as a bit about how heat pumps actually work. As always, we are the HVAC contractor in White Plains, NY, to trust with any questions that may come up. Our clients know they’ll have the right systems in place when they work with the pros on our team.

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Save On Heating With a Thermostat Upgrade

Monday, January 28th, 2019

man-adjusts-thermostatWhen trying to lower regular monthly heating bills, there are a range of HVAC services and upgrades that can help. Maintenance, efficiency upgrades, indoor air quality devices… But even before all of that, the first place to look should be the thermostat.

After all, the thermostat is the brain of the heating system. A poorly functioning thermostat won’t be able to make use of even the most highly efficient heater. Here’s what can be done to ensure the thermostat works at its best:

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2 Alternatives to Central Air Conditioning Systems

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

heating-repair-serviceSpring is usually the time when homeowners with old air conditioning systems look into replacement options, and while conventional centralized air conditioning systems are common in most homes, they’re not the only options out there. Some homes–especially older homes built before the advent of air conditioning–lack the ability to support the ducts that make central air conditioning possible. Others can support central air, but can’t be cooled as effectively with it as they might with an alternative system.

Any home looking at installing a new AC this spring, and which doesn’t believe that a centralized system is quite right, can explore alternative means of cooling. Two of them are discussed at length below.

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Don’t Let Winter Start Without Scheduling Heating Repairs

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

heating-repair-serviceFall has arrived and with it come the brilliant colors of changing leaves and steadily dropping temperatures. Homeowners are likely using their heating systems more and more often, and soon they will be needed every day. That makes now the ideal time to schedule any repairs that may be needed on the system, and for homeowners to check carefully for any signs that repairs are necessary.

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Early Signs That You Need Heating Repairs

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Fall in White Plains, NY means that heating systems will be used with increasing regularity, which makes it an excellent time to check them before the coming winter drives temperatures even lower. Only a trained technician can properly diagnose and repair any problem with a household heating system. Fortunately, common signs denote trouble from a wide variety of sources, and by learning to spot them, a homeowner can turn the system off and call in a repair service. Such signs can include, but are not limited to, the following:

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The Benefits of Preparing Your Heater for Winter

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Homeowners in White Plains, NY often have a great deal on their minds, from the daily duties of family and jobs to problems in their homes like faulty heating systems and troublesome plumbing. No homeowner wants to deal with a furnace or a boiler that malfunctions in the middle of winter, when the weather is cold and any interruption in heating power can turn the home into an ice box. Now is the time to start getting ready for that eventuality by preparing the household heating system for the winter.

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How to Interpret the AFUE Rating on a Heater

Monday, September 12th, 2016

When fall begins in White Plains, NY, prudent homeowners turn their attention to their heating systems. In the event that a heater has become too worn to function properly for another winter, a replacement must be chosen and installed. Now makes an excellent time of the year to do so, before cool temperatures take over for the entire winter. It gives the homeowner a chance to evaluate all of the options and plan a replacement at relative leisure.

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What to Do When Your Air Conditioner Won’t Turn On

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Some signs of air conditioning trouble are subtle and hard to spot. This isn’t one of them. When you air conditioner won’t turn on, or shuts off unexpectedly in the middle of a cycle, you know you’ve got problems. White Plains, NY gets very hot in the summer, and only a few hours without air conditioning can be worse than uncomfortable: it can result in heat stroke or other health issues for your family. When the system breaks down, you need to make sure you keep as cool as possible until we can arrive to perform air conditioning repairs. Here are some concrete steps to take whenever your AC shuts off unexpectedly.

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