Air Conditioning Articles

The Phaseout of Your AC’s R-22 Refrigerant

August 17, 2022
Couple trying to refresh during summer heat wave

Vailes Home Improvement Services can help you with this R-22 transition, but read on to gain a bigger picture of this far-reaching decision.

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How to Protect Your Air Conditioning From Storms

July 18, 2022
Thunder, lightning and rain during summer storm at night.

Our professionals at Vailes Home Improvement Services want you to have a reliable air conditioning system before, during, and after a storm.

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What Is the Difference Between Single-Stage and Variable-Speed ACs?

June 14, 2022
Blog Title: What Is the Difference Between Single-Stage and Variable-Speed ACs? Photo: AC Unit Fan

At Vailes Home Improvement Services, our professionals want to help keep your air conditioner operating at peak efficiency helping control the energy expenses in your Virginia home, maintain your IAQ, and reduce your carbon footprint.

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A/C Maintenance in Waynesboro, VA 22980

June 6, 2022

“I am very pleased with Casey! He is so knowledgeable and fixed my thermostat and even my phone. He took pictures in the attic to show me what was going on.” – Ruth L.

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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC

May 13, 2022
Blog Title: How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC Photo: Family Cleaning during spring

Our team of experts at Vailes Home Improvement Services wants to help increase your awareness of some of these environmental factors.

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 Listen to Your HVAC System

March 18, 2022
Listen to your HVAC system

The experts at Vailes Home Improvement Services can decipher the noise and get your system back on track. They have the knowledge and experience it takes to keep your HVAC equipment running at peak efficiency and delivering the comfort you expect in your Fishersville home. 

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Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off?

June 11, 2021
thermostat adjustment

When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common, but when this happens it means there’s something wrong with your air conditioner. So what should you do?

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Surviving the Spring Temperature Swings

April 26, 2021
Happy young family relaxing on bed together

Does this sound familiar? It’s finally mild enough outside to justify turning off the heat. Then, one particularly hot afternoon, you declare, “it’s time to turn on the air conditioning,” only to have temperatures drop overnight. You wake up shivering and have to run to the thermostat to get the house warmed up.

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What Does AC SEER Mean?

September 10, 2020
Air conditioner outside, What Does AC SEER Mean? | Air Conditioning Information | Vailes

When it comes to your air conditioner (AC), a common term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) business you are likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER?

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Project Profile: Taylor High-Performance Home

August 19, 2020
Woman cleaning with her daughter, Project Profile: Taylor High-Performance Home | HVAC Installation | Vailes

When the Taylor family decided to build a modern, custom home in Austin, Texas, their project team had to deliver when it came to selecting high-performance mechanical systems that didn’t interrupt their design vision. “They wanted something very comfortable, modern and livable,” said Tom Sullivan, an associate of CleanTag LLC, a local builder that specializes in building high-end residences.

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