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

The Unique Advantages of a Heat Pump

Monday, January 13th, 2020

When exploring options for heating a home, heat pumps are increasingly included as one the more reliable and affordable heating systems on the market. Just ten years ago heat pumps were a niche system that couldn’t hold a candle to more reliable heaters like furnaces and boilers. Now they’re some of the most efficient and effective units available.

We’re going to talk about the unique advantages and disadvantages a heat pump offers. As any Yonkers HVAC company should already know, heat pumps provide a perfect solution to many homes without ductwork or for homeowners who aren’t too keen on intrusive pipework for boilers. We urge homeowners to take a look at what we’ve listed below and consider whether a heat pump is right for them.

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4 Reasons to Replace a Thermostat Today

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Thermostats are incredible inventions of modern technology. While they’re easy to take for granted (small devices mounted on the wall that can be easy to miss), they’re integral to the heating process. Back before thermostats existed, people had to configure heating systems manually, sometimes even shoveling new fuel into a furnace or placing more logs into a fireplace. Thermostats allow people to focus on their lives while pressing a button that automatically raises or lowers the heat for them.

Now, what if we said that thermostats have now gotten even more technologically advanced to the point of being capable of running reports, being controlled via Wi-Fi, or being able to conduct your heating with precision controls. While many HVAC contractors offer heating repair in Yonkers, NY they also offer thermostat upgrades that could make all of these convenient new advantages a reality.

Let’s get into the specifics.

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The Essential Gas Furnace Safety Checklist

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Nobody wants to deal with a furnace that might risk their safety. When a homeowner purchases a gas furnace for their home, there’s an implication that they’d like this heater to run as safely and effectively as possible. There’s a real concern for homeowners who don’t pay attention or who neglect their gas-burning furnaces, and that concern isn’t unwarranted.

Does this mean a gas furnace is dangerous or out of the question for those with safety as their number one priority? Absolutely not. Gas furnaces these days are incredibly safe and efficient. That doesn’t mean as homeowners, we can’t be extra careful when performing safety inspections. That’s why we’ve got the essential safety checklist for any homeowner who is seeking to improve the health and condition of their gas furnace.

Why not improve furnace safety by giving this list a quick look from local Yonkers furnace repair experts?

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Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Air quality is more important than most homeowners realize. Indoor air pollution is on the rise as homes get more efficient and are built with tighter seals. Opening a window for some fresh air sometimes feels like an old-fashioned way to deal with this problem, but it’s on the right track. From air filtration systems to humidifiers, there are a multitude of systems that can work to improve the quality of indoor air.

However, homeowners have proven time and time again that they don’t want to spend the money on an IAQ unit unless they absolutely have to, so in this post we’re going to focus on ways to help the quality of air without spending the money on a new IAQ system. Keep in mind that no DIY solution is ever going to be as powerful and efficient as working with Yonkers HVAC company to install some filtration or humidification technology.

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3 Things to Look for in a Heater Repair Service

Monday, March 12th, 2018

heating-system-upgradesLate winter tends to see more furnace and heater repair calls than other times of the year. Most homes have been running their heaters nonstop for months, and all of that wear and tear can add up. This is especially true in the case of older heating systems, which may be experiencing more problems than less worn systems at the end of heating season.

The weather is still far too cold to go without a heater, especially at night when temperatures really drop. The good news is that a number of heating repair services can be found in the area, giving homeowners options when it comes to getting the issue resolved. But which company makes for the best fit? Ultimately, only the homeowner can answer that question. However, there are some firm guidelines that can help point smart homeowners in the direction of a high-quality service. Three of the most important can be found below.

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Tips to Improve Heating Efficiency

Monday, January 29th, 2018

modern-thermostatWinter has hit the area hard already, and temperatures are apt to stay quite chilly for several months to come. Almost every home experiences a sharp upswing in heater use this time of year, and by default, that means paying higher monthly bills. But those high bills can disguise some unnecessarily high costs, which prudent homeowners can lower by improving the heating efficiency of their homes. Some steps are do-it-yourself options, while others require the attention of a professional technician. But all of them can help cut into those pesky monthly costs without reducing comfort levels when they’re needed the most.

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The Benefits of an Automatic Standby Generator

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Winters in the Yonkers, NY area can be brutal and unforgiving, and while the civic electrical grid is built to handle a lot of stress, winter storms can knock the power out of even the most stalwart system. Prudent homeowners would do well to consider installing a back-up generator in their homes, to provide power for heat, light and refrigeration in the event of a crisis. Automatic stand-by generators, in particular, make a sensible choice, and can ensure that any household which uses them can aptly handle the transition in a crisis. They’re simply generators that are connected to the household’s power grid. When the power goes off, the generator automatically turns on to provide an essentially uninterrupted flow of electricity.

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Steps to Improve a Heater’s Efficiency

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Fall has officially arrived, and with cold weather on its way, Yonkers, NY residents would do well to assess the state of their heating systems and take steps to ensure that they function as well as they possibly can in the coming months. A city as old as Yonkers includes a wide variety of heating systems, from forced-air furnaces to boilers to alternative systems such as radiant heating.

In addition to scheduling maintenance from a trained technician for these systems and ensuring that any lingering issues are properly addressed, homeowners can take additional steps to ensure that their heaters run as efficiently as possible and keep the monthly costs of staying warm to a minimum.

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Now Is the Time to Schedule Maintenance on Your Heating System

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and while Yonkers, NY may have a few warmer days left, autumn weather will be here quickly. Most heating systems in the area have likely sat unused for months, which can cause significant problems when they are turned on during the first cool day of fall. Dust can build up inside the system, clogging burners and creating friction on any moving parts. Wear and tear can be exacerbated by long periods of disuse, and no homeowner wants to discover a major component malfunction just when temperatures are going down.

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Factors to Consider with a New Air Conditioner

Monday, August 15th, 2016

August is usually the time when prudent homeowners in Yonkers, NY take a long hard look at their air conditioners and determine whether a replacement is in order. If your old system is ready to go, you’ll likely want to plan for a replacement in the off-season, when you won’t have need of air conditioning and can plan the operation at leisure. Now is the time to start thinking about key aspects to a new system you might need. A good AC service can give sound advice on which models work best for your home, but there are a few general guidelines for you to start thinking about right now.

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