Air Conditioning Articles

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
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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
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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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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

July 10, 2020
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Aside from the professionals, like ours at Vailes Home Improvement Services, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Air conditioners keep your home or business cool and comfy when the outside temperatures are high, and that’s all you really need to know, right?

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Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

May 7, 2020
Technician Repairing Air Conditioner, Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up? | HVAC, Install, Repair, IAQ | Vailes

Home ownership comes with a great deal of responsibilities and an ever-growing to-do list. Add to that the responsibilities of a career and a family, and you see why modern life runs at a constant, fast pace. It’s easy to bump things like an air conditioner tune-up down the priority list, both in terms of time and money. It’s very likely you have higher priorities requiring more urgent attention than an air conditioner that seems to be working just fine.

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How Can I Afford a New AC System (and Other HVAC Equipment)?

April 21, 2020
Summer fun at backyard lawn at hot day

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many lives around us, both health-wise and financially. At Vailes Home Improvement Services, we remain committed to providing the best service to all our Virginia customers during this difficult time. Let’s stick together as a community and help each other whenever we can. We can certainly understand how you…

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

August 23, 2019
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A major part of your health relies on getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why it’s not just important to run your air conditioner during the hot summer days. You need to keep your home comfortably cool at night as well. At Vailes Home Improvement Services, we understand that depending on your air conditioner to…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Hot Air on the Cool Setting?

August 12, 2019
Whole family are sitting on the floor in front of fans because their heat pump is blowing hot air.

We at Vailes Home Improvement Services hope you’re enjoying the warm weather this season. Although if you’re reading this article, you might be a bit tired of it. It’s a hot day, yet your heat pump doesn’t want to cooperate and is circulating hot air throughout your house. If this is the case, you probably…

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Top Causes of AC Failure

July 31, 2019
Home Air Conditioner Condenser coil sitting in front of brick wall.

If you are a homeowner in Virginia getting ready for a scorching summer, you will want to understand the top causes of air conditioner failures and what to do to prevent or address them.

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