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The Importance of Air Conditioning Maintenance

April 17, 2018

An air conditioner, just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service for it to run efficiently. We recommend getting your AC unit serviced and cleaned once a year. You should do this in the spring, to ensure that your unit will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer months. Why is this…

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

July 26, 2017

Aside from the professionals, like ours at Vailes Heating and Air, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Air conditioners keep your Virginia home or business cool and comfy when the outside temperatures are high, and that’s all you really need to know, right? Well, air conditioners do so much more than just…

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Why is my Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

July 7, 2017

What happens when you turn on your air conditioning unit and it blows hot or warm air? There are many reasons this might be happening, but we know it is not acceptable here in Fishersville. At Vailes, we want to keep you cool, so here are a few simple things that you can check before…

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making So Much Noise?

April 25, 2017

Your air conditioning unit will always make some noise when running, and older units are louder than newer ones, so consider the age of your unit before getting too concerned about the noise that it is making. At Vailes Heating & Air, we recommend a maintenance inspection at least once a year to inspect the…

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What Size AC Unit Should I Get for My Home?

April 24, 2017

Having the right sized air conditioner is a key component in cooling your space effectively. A unit that is too small has to run constantly, playing catch up all day trying to fill a space that it isn’t designed for. A unit that is too big will turn on, cool the space quickly and then…

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How to Save Money on Energy this Summer

August 10, 2016

The US Department of Energy says that air conditioning can account for up to 47% of your energy bill. At Vailes Heating & Cooling, we take energy efficiency seriously. Here in Virginia we understand that air conditioning is crucial for comfort during the hot months and our advice may help you save money on your…

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All About Your Air Conditioner

July 28, 2016

An air conditioner is a standard appliance in home comfort. The Energy Information Administration reports that 87% of homes have an AC unit and they account for almost 20% of yearly electricity consumption in the US. At Vailes, we believe that knowledge is power – the more you know about the appliances you are using,…

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Central Air Conditioning Basics

July 14, 2016

At Vailes we believe that the more you know about your HVAC system the better decisions you can make in regards to it. Here are 4 of the main parts to your central air system: Condenser This is the outside metal unit. This is where the gas from the compressor is condensed into a liquid.…

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Common AC Problems

May 25, 2016

In the summer in Virginia, we can run our AC units pretty much around the clock. Along with regular maintenance and inspections on your unit you should also keep in mind these common problems. If you keep your air conditioning unit clean and maintained regularly you shouldn’t have any problem keeping your house comfortable and…

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Ductless Cooling and Heating

May 11, 2016

Originally from Japan, ductless heating and cooling was introduced to the US about 30 years ago. Sales and popularity have been growing since then. It is an efficient and quiet alternative to traditional central AC and other traditional home heating and cooling options. Why should I install Ductless Heating and Cooling? Money and Energy Saving…

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